I use it all the time. If I get any kind of actual food on the sleeve edge, it goes to the dry cleaner. But it is great at getting the salt slush splashes off my pant legs, as well as freshening up my elbows and lapels. I have not had any problems with it. But of course, as I said, anything like a little yogurt because I was not paying attn, it goes to the cleaner. A box of dryel at $8 is the cost of one suit-8 cleanings in a box. And they now make a spray. I use a clean, lint free cloth sprayed with the Dryel spray and gently clean any areas that needs it, spritz the rest of the garment to get rid of wrinkles and 20 minutes later my suit can be hung up. I use the gentle cyle for dry-not the high heat.