Friday, August 27, 2010

Dryel Giveaway

Dryel is a product that has been on the market for a while. I have always wondered about it and how well it worked, but until recently, I had never tried it. I will admit that I always assumed it was meant as a way to more economically clean your dry clean only clothes and was pleasantly surprised, upon receiving the product to review, to discover that it can be used to freshen up and clean any lightly soiled clothing.

How does Dryel work?
    The Dryel fabric care system allows you to clean and freshen all your clothes in the dryer in less than 30 minutes. For your dry clean only clothes and hand washable items you can clean them in the convenience of your own home for a fraction of the cost of dry cleaning. For all your other clothes, Dryel offers light cleaning without having to go through a full washer and dryer cycle.

    Heat from the dryer activates the moist Dryel cloth to create a gentle steam cleaning environment. For dry clean, delicate and hand-washable clothes, the specially designed fabric bag protects the clothes from shrinking, fading or stretching. Dryel also helps remove wrinkles. Most garments are ready to wear with little or no ironing needed.


The Starter Kit includes a reusable Dryel Fabric Protection Bag, two Dreyel cleaning cloths and a Stain Removal Pen. I found that the directions are pretty simple. If you are cleaning or freshening special care clothes, put a few garments in the Dryel Bag (should not be more than 1/2 full) along with the Dryel cleaning cloth and steam it in your dryer on medium heat for 30 minutes. For lightly soiled clothes (not special care garments) you place the clothes and the Dryel cloth directly in the dryer on medium heat for 15 minutes. After steaming, hang up and let wrinkles fall out.

I found that the Dryel cleaning cloths have a pleasant smell. After steaming, the garments come out of the dryer slightly damp and smelling clean and fresh. I must say that since it is hard to see "lightly soiled", I don't have a strong feel as to whether the garment was cleaned in the process. I will say that I found it convenient to quickly toss some items in the dryer and pull out the "refreshed" clothes. Hanging them, while still damp, minimized the wrinkles. I definitely like the idea that I can freshen up my dry clean only clothes and extend the period between when I need to take them to the cleaners.

The stain removal stick seems to work like many other instant stain remover products. You remove excess residue from the stain and while squeezing the pen, rub it on the stain. As with most, it seems to do an effective job on small stains and even for those that are larger, by treating the stain closer to occurrence, it makes it easier to get the stain out during washing later.

The Dryel 3-in-1 Touch Up Spray is great for smoothing out wrinkles, freshening your garment and preventing static in your garment. I like the anti-static feature myself. That is something that I have a few skirts and a sweater that really have static issues. It's not cold enough here to wear a sweater, so I haven't tested it on that, but for the skirt I wore, it seemed to effectively cut down the amount of static. I also like the idea of using the Dryel 3-in-1 Touch Up Spray while ironing. I haven't tried it yet, but it is supposed to help your iron glide more smoothly and the spray will help freshen the garment as well.

You can follow Dryel on Twitter or like them on Facebook. Right now, there is a try Dryel free rebate available. You can find the details here. I know that I plan to take advantage of the chance to get a free Refill. Hurry though, it says that the purchase must be made by August 31st.

Giveaway!

Courtesy of Dryel and MamaBzz, I have the opportunity to also giveaway to one A Busy Mom of Two reader, a Dryel Starter Kit.

To enter: Leave a comment indicating if you have tried Dryel before (and what you think) or indicating that you would like to try Dryel.

Additional Entries (leave a comment for each additional entry)

  • Follow A Busy Mom of Two on Twitter and tweet about this giveaway. This can be once daily, please be sure to leave a link to the tweet in your comment.


  • Follow Dryel on Twitter . Leave a comment letting me know you follow and your Twitter id.


  • Post about this giveaway on your blog and leave a comment with a link to your post.


  • Sign up to receive daily updates. Leave a comment letting me know you subscribe (or that you already do).


  • Like Dryel on Facebookand then share this giveaway with your friends on Facebook. Leave a comment letting me know you did.


  • Giveaway will remain open until September 14th at 6pm and is open to residents of US only. Winner will be selected using Random.org random number generator. The winner will be contacted by e-mail (Please make sure that your email address is either in your comment or clearly visible on your profile or blog) and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner may be selected.

    No compensation was received for this post. I received, for the purposes of reviewing, a Dryel starter kit, a Dryel stain pen and a Dryel 3-in-1 fabric freshener spray courtesy of Dryel through MamaBzz. In addition, a Dryel Starter Kit was provided for a giveaway.

    72 comments:

    uppervalleymom said...

    I love the convenience of using Dryel at home in between professional cleanings. This is a great help!

    uppervalleymom said...

    I'm a subscriber!

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    uppervalleymom said...

    Follow you on twitter
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    uppervalleymom said...

    new follower of dryel on twitter
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    Tracey said...

    Yes, I've tried Dryel...and I love it. It saves me so much money on dry cleaning!

    Sarah Jordan said...

    A long time ago, back when my mom used to buy it and I was living at home, I used it. I liked the fresh smell it gave the clothes!

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    katrina said...

    I would like to try Dryel, I've never tried it before.

    katrina said...

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    katrina said...

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    Jennifer said...

    I have never used Dryel before...But would love too!
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    Jennifer said...

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    Jay said...

    I would like to try it to clean baby's baptism outfit.
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    Cathy said...

    I haven't tried dryel before, but I'd like to!

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    Cathy said...

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    Thabal said...

    Ironing has always been such a pain. I have not tried Dryel yet. Hope it helps me. Thanks for the giveaway.

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    angiewith2 said...

    I've never tried it myself. I've been wanting to though. This would be a great opportunity. angiewith3 at live dot com

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    Anonymous said...

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    Cathy said...

    I have never used dryel but would love to try it!

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    Cathy said...

    I am an email subscriber.

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    Lynette said...

    I have never tried Dryel but the idea of doing my own dry cleaning at home sounds great - I'd like to try it.

    Lynette said...

    I am following Dryel on Twitter as @picpocketbooks

    Stacey M said...

    Dryel is much cheaper than "real" dry cleaning!

    Stacey M said...

    I am a subscriber!

    Stacey M said...

    I "LIKE" Dryel on Facebook

    Lolavie said...

    I have tried Dryel before and loved it!!
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    Lolavie said...

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    Lolavie said...

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    Lolavie said...

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    Lolavie said...

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    Sable(atlmuzikfanzinc) said...

    I've never tried Dryel but I would love to try it.

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    eclairre said...

    It would be so convenient so I'd love to try it out :)

    Anonymous said...

    I have never tried this but would love too.
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    Christy said...

    I have wanted to try Dryel for a long time now and haven't yet - would love to try it by winning the giveaway!

    Heather said...

    I had a Dryel kit awhile ago and loved using it, but it disappeared in a move so I need a new one!

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    Flufferwuffer said...

    I'd love to try Dryel! I've never heard of it before.

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    Sarah's Saving! said...

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    Lauren said...

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    Meghan said...

    I have tried Dryel before and it's fantastic. Cheaper and just as good as a dry cleaner in most cases!

    Meghan said...

    I'm a ABusyMomofTwo twitter follower
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    Meghan said...

    I'm a dryel twitter follower

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    Paulette said...

    I would like to try dryel!

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    Sable(atlmuzikfanzinc) said...

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    Lindsay S. said...

    I've heard good reviews and I would love to try Dryel! Thanks! :)

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    Anonymous said...

    I would really like to try dryel! Thanks! Paula
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    Shelley said...

    I have not tried Dryel yet but would love to. Thanks
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    JD said...

    I know my mother uses Dryel, but I've never tried it myself.

    shirley said...

    I have not tried yet, but would like to.
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    shirley said...

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    Baby Mama said...

    I have never used it, but really want to!
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    Ashley said...

    I have never tried Dryel but have heard things from others about how great it is, would love a chance to try it!

    email: ashleysturtz@msn.com

    Ashley said...

    I tweeted about your great giveaway on twitter @ashleysturtz (I cannot figure out how to post this link :( )

    email: ashleysturtz@msn.com

    Ashley said...

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    Ashley said...

    I like dryel on facebook and shared this deal with everyone as well.

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