Product Type: Lakeland gadgets
Newest Review: ... the item to be revived out flat on the kitchen table. I then carefully run the Bobble Buster over it. It can be quite time consuming if... more
Bust those bobbles away and your clothes will look like new again!
Lakeland Bobble Buster
Member Name: pootlegirl
Lakeland Bobble Buster
Advantages: Makes your bobbly woollies like new again!
Disadvantages: If not used carefully it can put holes in your clothes.
The Bobble Buster is a simple little gadget that fits nicely into the palm of your hand. It requires 2 AA batteries. The blades are hidden behind a metal guaze, which protects your clothes from being damaged. All the 'fluff' that is removed from your clothes is collected in the dark blue compartment at the bottom of the Buster. This just slides off when it needs emptying.
To use the Bobble Buster I lay the item to be revived out flat on the kitchen table. I then carefully run the Bobble Buster over it. It can be quite time consuming if you have a very bobbly item and want to do a good job! But, even a quick going over can make an item look a million times better than it did covered in bobbles! And, when you have the time and patience to do it properly then you really can make items look like new again. My daughter recently received a hand me down cardigan from my niece which, although had obviously once been lovely, looked like it was destined to be a mucky gardening cardi. It took me about half an hour of serious Bobble Busting, but the cardigan now looks so new again she wears it for parties! I have a couple of cardigans from The White Stuff that I bobble bust on a regular basis, they literally go from looking old, loved and lived in, to looking brand new again.
Some of the reviewers on the Lakeland website claim that the Bobble Buster has ripped holes in their clothes. Much as I love my Bobble Buster and wouldn't be without it, this has happened to me also. But only when I have been rushing and not paying proper attention to the task in hand! I have been fortunate enough that the holes have not been in obvious places so I have been able to keep wearing the items. I now have two bobble busting rules:
1) Only ever bobble bust when you have time to bobble bust NEVER when you're in a rush
2) Ensure the item is totally flat on the table, raised bits are at risk to getting the chop!
Since abiding by these rules my clothes have remained in tact and bobble free!
To get maximum results it is important to check that the blue compartment of fluff is emptied regularly. Also, fluff sometimes collects around the centre of the blades so every now and then I screw off the metal gauze and remove the fluff from around the blades. You can usually tell when either of these tasks need doing as the Bobble Buster starts sounding tired, like the batteries need replacing!
I am very glad I bought the Bobble Buster, I have several items of clothing that would have been long gone if I hadn't! Just make sure you use it with care!
I have awarded 5 stars despite having suffered a few holes...I firmly accept that this was due to my bad handling, not the Bobble Busters bad design!
Summary: A great little gadget that I wouldn't be without!
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