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Everyday with Rachel Ray

October 2009

Sweaters: It’s time to pull them out of hiding. What’s stopping you? Right – that musty smell. “Tumble sweaters in a dryer at a cool temperature for just a few minutes,” advises John Mahdessian, president of legendary New York City cleaners Madame Paulette. If they need a good cleaning, use a net bag and wool-safe detergent, and set your front-load washer to gentle, with a high level of water. Dry them flat. For pilling: “Use a plastic razor blade and carefully shave off the pills.”