Steam machines clean your home without scrubbing, chemicals, or even large quantities of water. Dry steam machines make a vapor hot enough to kill dust mites, viruses, and mold inside the pillow through the cloth, but containing only 5 percent to 6 percent water so feathers do not mat as they would in a washing machine. Purchase a steam cleaner for regular home use, or simply rent one for seasonal cleaning. (Reference 1)
Fill steam cleaner with water in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions.
Heating steam cleaner as long as advocated by the producer.
Arrange your feather pillow over a place that won’t be damaged from the steam, avoiding heat-sensitive fabric. Leave your pillow on the bed if you’re steam cleaning the rest of the bed or bed, or put it on a towel on a hard surface. (Reference 1)
Spray the steam onto the feather pillow, starting at one corner and covering the entire surface of the cushion gradually in a back and forth movement, allowing steam entirely penetrate the cloth to kill viruses and dust inside. (Reference 1)
Turn the pillow over and steam the entire surface of the other side of the pillow.
Dry your pillow in the sun if required or toss it in the dryer with clean tennis balls or shoes to fluff feathers if desired. A steam vapor cleaner leaves hardly any moisture behind, so a complete drying cycle is not necessary. (Reference 2)