Check the care label to see if the blanket or rug is washable, and make sure that it will fit into the washing machine easily. Launderette machines usually have a higher load capacity and are often more suitable. We do not recommend using the bath for washing blankets or rugs as rinsing can be difficult, and the wet item will be extremely heavy to lift out. Detergent can also cause damage to enamel baths. Make sure that you dry the item thoroughly and air well before use.