Pros: Easy to use, non-toxic, works quickly, reasonably priced, does a great job.
Cons: Long handle for brush makes application easier, but it's not included.
When you rent an apartment with light-colored carpet, you know you have to keep it clean, especially if you also happen to own a cat who occaisonally dumps "floor cookies". My mom and I have used a variety of carpet cleaning products, including other Resolve products. When we used the Dry Cleaning Granules, it worked better than anything else we used.
It has a light, pleasant scent, and is basically non-toxic; main ingredient is powdered cellulose. The label does say to keep it out of reach of children, and the only warning is that it is an eye irritant. Our carpet looks brand new. Though I got down on my hands and knees to scrub the granules in with the provided brush, there is a hole 1/2" wide for a threaded handle. I recommend obtaining and using the handle.
An 18 ounce bottle only covers 80 square feet of carpet. We paid about $6.99 at a drug store for it. One thing you should know: if you have one of those vacuum cleaners like a Rainbow brand that use a water filter or water to collect the dust, you can't use this product with it. It is recommended to test a hidden spot for color fastness. This product also cannot be used on special rugs or carpets, such as Oriental or antique rugs. But Resolve Carpet Dry Cleaning Granules is the closest to perfect product; it works in an hour or less, so if you have kids or pets, you don't have to keep them out of the house all day while you clean the carpets.
Be sure your vacuum cleaner has a fresh, empty bag or an empty canister or dust cup before using the granules. When emptying after vacuuming the granules up, empty the dust cup or canister, or change the bag. Just shake the jug of granules, sprinkle on the soiled carpet, wait about 1/2 hour, then vacuum; that's it!