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Sometimes when you order by phone on Littlewoods they sometimes tempt you with some offers they have on selected lines. We more often than not go for the promotion as its always something that we can use or need. This was part of a promotion from £5 to £2.
On that basis we thought this would be a good product but slightly apprehensive at how well it might work.
This is a very light product to hold. So light you would immediately know as a customer that this will just about work and maybe for not a long time either.
We had quite a few jumpers with that terrible bobbling effect and this came along at the right time.
The front part where the wheel rotates to remove the bobbles is protected by an extra metal sheet with holes that lifts the bobbles from the item of clothing so you are at least confident this will not snag your beloved item. There is an option of two speeds but we felt that both seemed to be the same speed. They feel a little like a firmer version of tin foil!
The first three or four times we used this it worked well but not effective enough to lift them all and left the string of the bobble behind, if this makes sense!
The bobbles are fly into a plastic container at the other end of the holder and easy to dispose of. All of a sudden it stopped lifting any sized bobbles off at all:(
This needs batteries but lasts a long time as you may only use occasionally depending on how often the jumpers need it.
Using this was slightly disappointing. I now use bobble off machine or lint removers and pay that needed extra £ and take a little more notice of the brand.
Couldn't recommend this:(
Not too long ago, I bought two hoodies from New Look. Unfortunately, they began to look worn very quickly and were both covered in bobbly bits after only wearing them a few times. The hoodies are super comfy and I really like them so I didn't want to have to replace them. So instead, I looked for something to help how they look and managed to find the Fuzz Off Lint Remover Fluff Removing Machine on Amazon.
The Fuzz Off Lint Remover Fluff Removing Machine is designed to make clothes and fabrics look like new again and costs £4.20 at the time of writing this review. (4/8/13)
This machine comes in a cheap, cardboard box not much bigger than the product itself. Printed on the box is a picture of the machine along with before and after pictures of how it works and ideas about what you can use it on. The packaging isn't the best and the box fell apart quite quickly after I emptied it. However, this isn't what really matters because it isn't the box I was paying for.
The machine is also quite cheap looking and I wasn't overly impressed once I removed it from the box. The majority of the machine is made from a mucky cream looking plastic while other parts are a dull silver colour. This is a hand-held device and has a large hole in the middle to make it more comfortable to hold. This part of the lint remover is well designed as the hole is large enough for most hands. The back of the machine has an on/ off switch while the bottom has a removable covering for where the batteries are placed. This product needs 2 AA batteries and it is advisable to not use rechargeable batteries.
The front of this product is what really matters though. At the bottom is a clear plastic compartment which catches the lint. This part of the machine is also detachable so that you can empty it after use. Above this though is a large, round, metal device which is covered by plastic. This is a rotary action safety blade which is used to remove the bobbles from your clothes and fabrics. Once turned on, the blade moves quickly but is covered by another metal sheet which has holes in. With the plastic cover on, you can then proceed to help your clothes look better. The plastic cover turns and opens slightly to give you two different settings. The two different settings cover both long and short bobbles which means you can make the most of this product and use it on many different things.
You do need to have some patience while using this product which for me is its only real downfall. The blades don't cover the biggest area at any one time so for a large item of clothing, it could take some time to get rid of all of the bobbles. However, even though it does take time, this product works extremely well. After about 15 minutes of using this, I managed to make one of my hoodies look like nearly new and I was so happy with the results. Even though it took longer than I wanted it to, it was worth the work put in.
For the price I paid, this is a fantastic product that works really well.
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