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it actually works...
on June 1, 2008
Been using this product for the last year or so- Works great. Most of the Wally World's stopped selling it; so I tried Dryel both with and without the bag: it wasn't nearly as effective or user friendly. Amazon had a great price for the larger box, and great quick shipping. The manufacturer is truthful: If you regularly get your "dry clean only" clothes professionally cleaned, dry cleaner's secret works great in between those regular cleanings. Going to the cleaners becomes one less thing to use precious gas on.
As a musician, I typically dry cleaned my tuxedos and stage clothes every single week. Besides the obvious cost, I was getting a little concerned about the long term exposure to PERC; I've been doing this for 20 some years now. With this product I'm able to get a lot more mileage out of the initial wearing. In addition to regular domestic travel, it's been absolutely great for travel abroad where dry cleaning isn't quite as bountiful or convenient. It's often much easier to find a Laundromat (or hotel) with a dryer that's open and close by, rather than a dry cleaner. Ideal for when you're only in one place for less than 24hrs!
Using the cloth as spot remover works well on light stains, but I wouldn't try it for ketchup or red wine. I have several black silk shirts which are prone to perspiration stains. (no matter how cool the room, stage lights are always broiling)- this product works great for removal and cleaning. The scent (to my guy nose) is not overpowering or "girly"- and it does indeed leave the clothes feeling and smelling clean. I work with a brutally ruthless bunch that would let me know if I smelled funky; no complaints so far!
Remember, this won't "press" your clothes, so if you've got an airline inflicted wrinkled mess you'll probably still need the real thing. Here's a tip: Most dry cleaners offer "press only" service which is cheaper (and arguably safer for you and your garment). Great if the item is basically clean, but needs to look really crisp. That being said, I've been pleased that dry cleaners secret does freshen up the look, especially for darker garments.