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Totally works - review after FIVE years of use - recommend STRONGLY
on July 1, 2008
5/9/13 an addendum
Still using the VERY same items I reviewed below 5+ years later. In addition to these, I have added small chemical dehumidifiers (which are expensive to replace) to the Mr Stinky cabinets to pound the smell into the ground. But for chests & trunks & other items that didn't *already* reek of mildew, these are vunderbar. Great for safes. Still highly recommend after 5+ years of use. BTW, I let them charge (dry out) for 48 hours.
9/21/09 revised review
This is simply the best item I have ever bought on Amazon. I have now used them for TWO years and heartily recommend them.
I live in a very moist area & mildew, etc, is a HUGE problem here. After 2 years of religious recharging when pink, Mr. Stinky has finally departed from my problem cabinets (previously, I had drilled holes in the backs to improve airflow and even wiped the inside of those WOOD cabinets with undiluted bleach in an attempt to kill the smell).
NOTE: I use more than one EVA DRY 500 per chest or cabinent.
I now buy & use them BEFORE a smell problem arises.
I also use them hanging w/in muslin garment bags (shearling & leather coats).
Perhaps those who have had a negative experience w/ EVA-DRY didn't give the product enough time; do not expect complete dryness & a fresh smell immediately after placement.
I recharge it on a power slip placed on my kitchen counter (ceramic tile) because of other reviewers comments about the difficulty of wall outlet recharging due to Eva-dry's weight & because it *does* heat up when being renewed.
My only complaint is that it has next to zero instructions (e.g. the hanger on the 500 goes through the holes in the plug).
If you are on the fence as whether to order the EVA-DRY 500 or the smaller 333, do yourself a favor and order the 500. It's fairly large but it has a more stable base (if you aren't hanging it) & requires less frequent recharging.