Can you wash a king size comforter in a 4.3 cu ft washer?
Comforters: Instead of lugging your king-size comforter to a laundromat, you can wash it in any washer with a claimed capacity of at least 4.5 cubic feet, according to our tests.
More specifically to successfully wash a king-sized comforter, you need a washer that has a drum capacity of 5.0 cubic feet or larger. The washer should be a front-loading washer or a top-loading washer without or with a removable center agitator.
A regular-capacity washer between 3.1 and 4.0 cubic feet will let you load in 12 to 16 pounds of laundry, while a larger-capacity model between 4.2 and 4.5 cubic feet can hold up to 20 pounds or more.
As a rule of thumb, bigger families (over 3 people in total) will require a 4 to 4.5 cubic feet washer for optimal effectiveness. For reference, 4 cubic feet can wash up to 16 pounds while a 4.5 cubic feet machine can wash 20 pounds of laundry.
What Capacity Dryer Do I Need For A King Size Comforter? There is a rule of thumb that the chosen dryer must be twice as large as the current washer. As the drying unit requires a large space to dehydrate the water from the thick duvet, you should pick up the machine with more than 3.5 cubic feet.
Generally speaking, 4 cubic feet is enough to wash 12-16 pounds of laundry. A larger capacity unit at 4.5 cubic feet can hold up to 20 pounds of laundry. A general rule of thumb is a queen size comforter can fit into 3.5 cubic feet and a king size comforter fit into a 3.8 cubic feet machine.
Choose a medium machine — 4.5 cubic feet — for 2-4 person families. Choose a larger machine (five cubic feet and up) if you have five or more people in your family. Choosing the right machine will be more energy-efficient and help you tackle your laundry loads quicker.
One easy rule of thumb is that the capacity of your dryer should be about twice the capacity of your washer. If your washer has a 3.5 cu. ft. capacity, for instance, then look for a dryer with 7.0 cu.
Consider the size of your household as well. In my experience, a washing machine of medium capacity (7kg-9kg) is perfectly suitable for a family of 4. Smaller households with one or two people will be fine with a small-capacity washing machine (5-7kg).
Medium capacity is 4.5–4.9 cubic feet in size and is an excellent fit for an average-sized household in a standard-size home. This washing machine can also handle larger and bulkier items like comforters and pillows that may take on more water and require a stronger spin cycle.