If the high cost of dry cleaning keeps you from caring for your clothing as you should, a new home dry cleaning kit is perfect for you. The Dryel At-Home Dry Cleaner, which has received great reviews online, allows you to take care of all the items that require dry cleaning at home for a fraction of the price.
After a long winter, you probably have a ton of wool items that could use a trip to the dry cleaner. Now, the Dryel home dry cleaning kit, which lets you freshen and steam-clean dry clean only clothes in your dryer, removes stains and wrinkles and refreshes clothes, while avoiding fading, shrinking and stretching. The Dryel kit features a booster spray to get rid of minor stains, though large grease stains may not come out.
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The kit also includes a zippered bag that steams and protects clothing, and packets of cleaning cloths. Not only will you save money on most dry clean only items, you’ll also avoid the strong solvents used by commercial dry cleaners. The process is simple. First gather your dry clean only items, such as wool scarves and cashmere sweaters and spray the booster on stains.
Then, turn the items inside out and put them in the bag along with a cleaning cloth. Zip the bag shut and put it into the dryer. After letting the clothes tumble on a normal cycle for 15 minutes, your clothes will be refreshed and clean. If you need a deeper clean, you can leave the items in the dryer for 30 minutes. After the cycle is finished, simply shake out your clothes and put them away.
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The kit is environmentally friendly with no phosphates, perchloroethylene, or trichloroethylene. The cleaning cloths contain water, cleaning agents, preservatives, a fiber protector, and perfume, and the booster spray pre-treater contains water, biodegradable cleaning agents, and preservatives.
Again the Dryel kit probably won’t work on large, greasy stains, and clothes that need ironing, will have to be pressed by hand. Reviewers have also noted that the perfume smell is quite strong, so you may want to air out your clothes before wearing them or putting them away for next winter. The starter kit, which allows you to do four loads or clean roughly 20 items, retails for $9.99 on Amazon, which is significantly cheaper than traditional dry cleaning.