I've been using the ReedJuvinate reed holders for about 6 months now and I now absolutely swear by them. It's very cool to get a good cane reed out of the container and immediately start playing on it without any warm-up, not to mention having the reeds last a whole lot longer.
However, after spending the last 30 minutes swabbing down pads on one of my tenors with naptha to fix a whole bunch of sticking ones, I thought I'd ask others using this method what they're using in them. The directions call for original formula Listerine -- presumably because the additional flavorings in the other flavors can cause the pads to stick. Well, clearly so does the original formula. I also presume that anything that doesn't evaporate on its own without leaving a sticky residue of some kind will do the same thing -- such as liquor.
It's not a huge deal to clean the pads from time to time given the benefits, but has anyone using this system have any thoughts on something non-toxic that doesn't taste like you're licking a bottle of rubbing alcohol?