It is not today's news that there are several products whether in e-commerce or pet shops that promise to improve pet owner’s life. Some of these products look like pure magic. Therefore, we are now starting a new exciting category intended to test and evaluate some of these products. The idea is to buy online products that are available worldwide, test them and give true opinion.
The first product we tested was ‘Hurricane Fur Wizard pet fur & lint remover’. I have two cats and no matter how much I take care of my clothes, they always get full of fur. It is inevitable! When I saw advertising video of Fur wizard in action, I confess that I was quite excited. Will I finally wear clothes without everyone around me knowing that I have pets at home?
What is it?
A pet fur and lint remover that does not need tapes. Its technology is based on micro-bristles that work as hooks grabbing fur. After swipe and clean fabric, you must dip into self-cleaning base and remove fur from brush.
What does it promise?
Fur wizard promises the end of need for tapes and refill. In addition, it promises easy and simple removal. According to the manufacturer, it is to be used in upholstered furniture, clothing, carpets, linens, pillows, fabric car seats and so on.
Finally, it arrived home by mail. We bought it in Amazon site and it arrived in four business days. It is a small and lightweight package. It includes a large remover and its self-cleaning base, also includes a smaller travel size pet fur remover and its base.
First impressions and testing
The packaging does not come with manual, even because you will not need it. You must swipe to clean, dip into base to remove fur from brush and is ready to use again. So, as soon as it arrived we started testing. I have a black pant whose fabric gets full of fur very easily but it is very difficult to remove it.
The brush has arrows drawn indicating the direction to swipe. It really takes away a lot of the fur from clothes. In figure below, we can see fabric completely full of fur (A), and then with one swipe most of fur was removed (B). At the second swipe, some more got out (C). In the end, with a couple swipes more, my pant was totally pet fur free (D).
When dipping into base most of fur was ripped out. However, some of them did not get out, so I cleaned by hand. Those who went out stayed into base as shown in figure below.
However, a detail really disappointed me. To dip into base was easy but sometimes was hard to get brush out of there. I had to do a lot of strength. That is when I noticed why this happened: the base cushion takes off very easily, making pressure and greatly increasing the force needed to remove brush from base. I took a picture of misfit cushion as you can see below. I was not able to fix the cushion, so I got rid of it.
Hurricane Fur Wizard pet fur & lint remover is surely useful. Not needing tapes or refills will certainly make life easier. I tested it with several types of fabric and it worked fine in all of them. However, it is not as easy as on TV definitely.
First, you will have to swipe few times before fabric be fur free. But, despite that, that is the easy part. The hard thing is to get those same fur pet out of the brush. If you have the same bad luck as I had and your product has the misfit cushion problem you will have to struggle to get the fur out of the brush. Despite this, Fur Wizard is certainly better and faster than tapes, which last nothing and require refill.