Dryel 101

This post is written in partnership with Dryel, I was selected to be a brand ambassador for them, but as always, all my views and opinions are my own.

When it comes to staying warm and cozy during the winter months, there is nothing I love more than a cashmere sweater, or perhaps merino wool, or basically any fiber where I know I'm going to find "Dry Clean" on the label.

Trips to the dry cleaners are costly and trying to find places using environmentally friendly cleaning methods is a challenge. My previous approach had always been hand-washing with gentle detergent and air drying, which while inexpensive, was tremendously time consuming. One of my super thick cardigans took three days to dry completely!

Dryel was a product I'd always been aware of, but never thought to try - would it really get my clothes clean? Would it really be okay to put something in the dryer I would never dare put in the dryer?

The Dryel starter kit includes environmentally responsible cleaning cloths which have no phosphate, perchloroethylene, or trichloroethylene, along with a spot cleaning spray, and a special bag to protect fabric by creating a temperature controlled environment. The starter kit can clean up to 20 garments when doing five at a time, but since I was cleaning bulky sweaters, I only did three as the clothes need some room to move around.

I started by checking my sweaters for any bad stains, food stains were given a good spritz with the booster spray and blotted with paper towels. Those came out pretty readily. Makeup was a bit tougher, while sweat stains on my white sweater were not going to budge.

Once I was finished spot cleaning, I put the sweaters into the bag with one of the cleaning cloths and popped them in my dryer for 30 minutes. Dryel instructs medium heat, but my dryer only has two settings, low and high, so I put them on low.

Call me a little crazy, but I decided to take measurements of a couple of my sweaters just so that I could be certain there was no shrinkage, and they all came out perfectly!

Using Dryel was so fast and easy - my sweaters smell clean and fresh, are wrinkle free, and ready to wear.

The starter kit which sells for $9.99 cleans up to 20 pieces, which means it only costs 50¢ per garment - a tiny fraction of dry cleaning costs - plus you can get a coupon for $1 off a starter kit.

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  1. I'm definitely going to have to try this - I hate hauling things to the dry cleaner and I seem to have to do it so frequently.

    Courtney ~ Sartorial Sidelines

  2. I HATE dry cleaning because I feel like I am ALWAYS charged something different! What a great alternative.

    The Adored Life

  3. It's probably because we don't own a TV, but I've never heard of Dryel. My tactic for dealing with dry clean only garments isn't a good one, but it's always been the same; wear them for as long as possible without washing. Put them at the back of closet and hope, when taken out later on, they are magically clean. When they're not, then take them to the dry cleaner. I'm pretty sure Dryer is the product of my dreams and when I'm back in North America with my own dryer, I can't wait to try it!

  4. I had heard of this product but never "seen" it.
    I have ruined several garments out of being stingy with the cleaner's bills.
    One of these was an Armani Suit. I will say no more because then I'll be pissed at myself all over again.

  5. I have seen this but always been a little afraid to try it. Sounds like it worked really well for you!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  6. Ooh nice! I have never taken anything cashmere or otherwise to the drycleaner so I rarely wash them out of fear. May have to try this

  7. I love Dryel! I use it on so many coats and tops because they just last longer when you "wash" them this way! Happy Weekend!


  8. It's great to have an alternative to dry cleaning or hand washing! I have a few hand-wash only pieces and they get done so so rarely....I almost never go to the dry cleaners either, haha! I just avoid buying any delicate fabrics now, especially with the boys!

    Hope you are having a fantastic weekend!

    Away From The Blue Blog

  9. Dryel is awesome for those items that just need a little freshening up!

  10. This product is new for me thanks for share!


  11. I have been using Dryel for over a decade now and it's the best! It's saved me a bunch of money on dry cleaning, which is fantastic!


  12. I need to try this! Thanks for sharing!
    xo, Jane

  13. So practise this darling! Thanks for sharing!
    Mónica Sors