This Best-Selling Gadget Is the Secret to Making Your Old Sweaters Look Brand New
“I’m going to buy these for everyone in my life.”
A few short weeks ago, the thought of putting on a sweater may have sent a bead of sweat down your forehead, but with fall on the horizon and the slightest chill already punctuating the morning air, it’s time to break out the storage bins and revisit your cozy tops.
Unfortunately, even the best sweaters don’t always survive for more than a single season thanks to dreaded pilling and unwanted fuzz. If you find yourself trying on old sweaters only to discover that they’re coated in an unsightly breakout of fabric balls, you may be ready to toss them in the donation bin. However, Amazon shoppers seem to have discovered the secret to keeping even the most well-worn clothes looking like new.
The Fabric Defuzzer by Conair is a rechargeable device designed to safely remove fuzz, lint, and pilling from clothes, bedding, and more. It also happens to be the number two best-selling lint remover on Amazon right now and has garnered more than 8,000 customer reviews.
A small, handheld shaver, it features three distance control settings to adjust to different fabric types and fuzz lengths. Simply select a setting and run the device over whatever you’re hoping to restore—whether it’s an article of clothing or a piece of furniture. Then, detach the lint catcher and remove excess fuzz and pilling throughout the process to keep the shaver working its best.
If it sounds too good to be true, just take a look at some of the more than 5,500 five-star reviews the defuzzer has amassed on Amazon. Shoppers are obsessed with the gadget and swear by it for saving everything from expensive cashmere sweaters to upholstered couches. Just be sure to defuzz clothing on a flat surface—rather than on the hanger—to avoid snags, one reviewer noted.
“I’m depilling everything. Sweatshirts, leggings, blankets, socks, anything that looks like it needs some love. [The defuzzer] does the job quickly and leaves everything looking fresh,” an enthusiastic reviewer wrote. “Hi, I’m obsessed. I can’t stop. I should send this back. I’ve started asking if my neighbors need anything depilled. I’m going to buy these for everyone in my life. Everyone needs to own this,” they added.
Another reviewer said the product is a must for anyone with scratch-happy pets. “I absolutely highly recommend this product for your naughty pet needs! I have a cat who decided our sun room chair cushions were her personal nail sharpening instruments… So, we decided to take a look at one of these shavers to see if we can repair the damage somewhat,” they explained. “[After using the defuzzer], they are sooooo much better! We can again sit on them and not be embarrassed when company comes over.”
Usually listed for $25, the fabric defuzzer is currently on sale for just $22. Choose from eight different colorways and start repairing your beloved sweaters and blankets just in time for fall.
To buy: $22 (was $25); amazon.com.