Home dry cleaning kits like Dryel can be an effective way to stretch your dry cleaning dollar. By “freshening” your clothes between visits, they reduce the frequency of going to the local dry cleaner.
These home-use kits use the heat in your dryer to generate steam inside special dryer bags, which activate perfumed sheets that mask any unpleasant odors on your clothes. They also include a water based stain remover for pre-treating stains before you put the clothes in your dryer.
However, the instructions for these home-based kits explain that they are strictly designed as a complement to professional dry cleaning, not a replacement. Dirt removal is limited to the pre-treatment step. Home dry cleaning kits don’t remove your sweat residue or the natural body oil excreted from your skin that build up on your clothes from normal wear. They also fail to remove things like ketchup, lipstick, makeup, ink, vegetable oil, butter, and shoe polish.
People who dislike strong fragrances should avoid using these kits as well. The odor of the perfume used in these products will cling to your clothes for an extended period of time.
If you’ve used these, what kind of results have you seen? Discount Cleaners would love to hear your experiences using Home Dry Cleaning Kits.