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Fuzz Away: Does This Fabric Shaver Really Get The Fuzz Away?

First, I just can’t pass by the obvious joke, so here goes: When is having balls not a good thing? (Pause.) When they’re on your sweater. Oh, stop. I know, I’m a pill. But seriously, folks… Now that I got that out of my system, here’s a somewhat serious review of Remington brand Fuzz-Away Travel Fabric Shaver.
Since Hubby’s been feeling better I’ve handed his one and only household chore back to him: laundry. Laundry is my least favorite household chore, so I will -and do- do everything else but laundry, save for the occasional load or two.

Before anyone gets too jealous here, you need to know that Hubby has a little problem when it comes to washing my sweaters. He’s made some of them look like they got in a fight with a cheese grater and lost. At first I thought that he was doing this on purpose. You know, taking the man’s way out of doing a chore by doing it poorly. This being my second marriage, I let him know that I was hip to that trick. “I didn’t come out of the womb knowing how to do laundry. I had to learn it, too, ” I’d tell him. No sale. So I put my foot down, “These sweaters will go out of style, but we’ll still be married.” Game on.

I’m over 40 so I no longer believe that a man who can rebuild a transmission can’t figure out how the washer works. So when he offered to “fix” some ruined sweaters I figured there was a 50-50 chance that it would actually happen.

Imagine my surprise when I came home from work to find a pile of sweaters that looked brand new! Literally, my jaw dropped! “Lubby! How’d you do it?” ( I call Hubby “Lubby” sometimes. Sort of because it’s a variation on “lovey”, sort of because his name starts with an “L” and Lubby rhymes with Hubby, but mostly because it rhymes with “chubby”, which he is. Actually, Lubby is his childhood nickname, so he’s not offended by it.)

He told me that he went to the “As Seen on TV” aisle at Rite-Aid. (No big surprise. I think it’s one of his favorite places in the whole wide world.) Anyway, he picked up a Remington brand Fuzz Away for $6.99. He thought it was a good deal because he told me that he almost paid more for a pack of AA batteries for it. ($5 for two batteries, in case you want to know. Lubby’s reading over my shoulder.)

“It was easy to use. I even found it fun. I didn’t think it would work as well as it did, ” Lubby’s telling me. “It worked really quick and you said it did a nice job.”

The Lub-ster’s overall rating of Remington Fuzz-Away is an 8 out of 10. I didn’t actually use it, but based solely on the results I’d give it a 10 out of 10.

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