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Downy Wrinkle Releaser: "Does It Work?"

Sometimes ironing just isn't in your plans, especially casual clothes. Often, you take the time to fold them, put them in a drawer and when it's time to wear them, they still could use the finishing touch of an iron. There's got to be a better way. The folks at Procter & Gamble figured that out and came up with a product called Wrinkle Releaser. And this week, we put it to the "Does It Work?" test.

How many times has this happened to you? You toss some clothes in the dryer and then the phone rings, someone comes to your door, and then by the time you get off the phone and answer the door, the dryer has stopped. The clothes have been sitting in there and they're hopelessly wrinkled and will require several minutes of ironing. Or will they? That's what Downy Wrinkle Releaser is for.

The people who brought you fabric softener, lists something called fiber relaxers as the number one ingredient in their wrinkle releaser product. Makes sense, but let's see if it works. We tried it on a cotton t-shirt, a little girl's cotton/polyester dress, a striped cotton long-sleeved shirt, and a pima cotton short-sleeved shirt.

The directions say to spray the clothes in a sweeping motion, holding the nozzle eight inches away until slightly damp. Then you tug and smooth away the wrinkles.

It takes about 20 minutes in most cases to dry. The t-shirt turned out great. It almost looked like it was ironed, almost a starched effect. The dress looked fine too. The short-sleeved pima cotton shirt was just okay. It was wearable, but we'd probably still want to run an iron across it.

The striped cotton long-sleeved shirt was the one that convinced us. We sprayed only half the shirt so we could compare the treated and untreated portions. The difference was dramatic.

"Does It Work?" We give Downy Wrinkle Releaser a "yes."

Wrinkle Releaser is slightly scented and did not leave a residue. We think it would be great for travelers.

Joe Terrell, reporting.

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