Washing "dry clean only" silks?
I have several 100% silk blouses, etc. with labels that indicate that they are "dry clean only." However, my new Miele w3033 has a "Silk" cycle, which got me thinking...is there any reason I can't/shouldn't wash these?
The manual is not very constructive - as far as I can tell, the only difference from a cold "Handwash" cycle is that the final spin speed is slow, rather than medium. I would turn them inside out and use Perwoll wool & silks detergent, rather than Persil.
Any words of caution or encouragement? These items were not inexpensive and are some of my favorites so I'd hate to ruin them, but I also hate the inconvenience and chemicals involved with dry cleaning.