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.
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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.