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    This Fabric Shaver Eats Sweater Pills For Breakfast

    Holy fuzzing shirtballs!

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    COOL NEWS ALERT: IT'S FINALLY SWEATER WEATHER!

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    It's the most wonderful time of the year for people who just want to be cozy and who think cold brew is overrated.

    But it's also the time of year when you realize that all your sweaters are covered in pills and you have to either commit to the tiny pompom ~lewk~ or buy new sweaters.

    Or so I thought, until I got my hands on the Conair Fabric Defuzzer, the little device that is giving my sweaters (new) life.

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    I was a little concerned about letting anything with the name "shaver" near my beloved sweaters, but its more than 3,500 five-star reviews won me over. (Apparently it's great for upholstery as well as knitwear, which which should come in handy when I decide it's time to start investing in decorative pillows.)

    "This product is worth every penny. Best $13 I spent in recent times. The pictures tell the story." —Kalyani S.

    "The Conair Fabric Shaver is amazing! I had a cardigan that had a lot of pilling on the back of it, and I was able to remove it in seconds. Literally seconds. It has three settings, which kind of acts similarly to different shave-guards for razors. I've only used the shortest setting so far, but it's convenient to know that the other two settings are there if I ever decide to use them. It also has a detachable component that catches all of the shaved 'fuzzies,' which is really easy for cleanup. The handle also makes this thing really easy to use." —Kristi

    "I had purchased one of these defuzzers many years ago, and they never really worked well. I decided to give this one a try only because, after the winter, my sweaters get full of pills, and I'm spending hours trying to depill by hand. This works GREAT. It shaves off the pills and doesn't harm the fabric. I've been shaving off pills from everything, even my wool coats and all of the couch cushions. My boyfriend has some very expensive microfiber pants and shorts that had started to pill, so I used this on them, and the pills disappeared with a couple of sweeps of the defuzzer. It runs for quite a long time on the batteries too. I haven't had to put new batteries in yet. One of my favorite purchases so far this year." —J. Langlois

    Plus, just $12.99 to make my sweaters look like new? Sign. Me. Up.

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    And DAMN, did it work.

    My test subject was this six-year-old cashmere sweater that pills when you look at it crooked. It's pretty delicate, but it looks so scraggly that I figured there wasn't much to lose.

    In the five-ish minutes it took me to run the shaver over it, my sweater was transported back to 2011 (take me with you??).

    The defuzzer is super easy to use. it makes a soft humming noise, but not enough to disturb me while I was watching Mindhunter.

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    It's a simple little gadget: There's an on/off switch and three distance settings so you can control the closeness of your shave. They're (somewhat confusingly) labeled as small, medium, and large. Reviewers recommend starting out on the Large setting, which sets the blades farther from the fabric. I ended up using the medium setting on this sweater with no ill effects.

    All the little fuzzballs collect into a neat compartment that you can slide out and empty. It's incredibly satisfying — I think it might be my own personal version of ASMR.

    Honestly, my only complaint is that it requires two double-A batteries, and that's only because ugh, who has batteries?

    Get the Conair Fabric Defuzzer in five colors from Amazon for $12.99+ or from Jet for $14.99.

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    The reviews for this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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