The reason that I first used these cleaners was that it's close to my house. I took some things to be dry cleaned and I also took some of my son's stained clothes. I had already tried to launder them with no luck. The clerk said she couldn't guarantee anything but they would try. And they got the stains out! I'm not saying that they can get everything out but I sure was happy that they tried! In my opinion you can't ask for more than a solid effort. Now I don't take my clothes anywhere else!