Use: Removes hidden lint from clothes dryers.
Cost: $10.95 + $6.99 S&H = $17.98 total
The Lint Lizard is a clear, flexible tube that attaches to a vacuum cleaner. It’s supposed to allow hidden dryer lint to be removed from inside a clothes dryer.
To use the Lint Lizard:
- Attach the adaptor to a vacuum cleaner.
- Remove the lint filter from the dryer.
- Insert the Lint Lizard tube into the filter opening.
- Move the Lint Lizard nozzle around inside the dryer to suck up lint.
In our test the Lint Lizard attached easily to the vacuum cleaner hose, but the tube removed little hidden lint from inside the clothes dryer.
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Danny Lipford: Now for our next test, Erin Lilley Smith is going to try out a product called the Lint Lizard. It’s supposed to improve the safety and efficiency of a clothes dryer by removing excess lint.
Well Erin, you think you have the Lint Lizard figured out?
Erin Lilley Smith: I think so, it seems pretty simple.
Danny Lipford: Why don’t you grab it, and give it a try?
Erin Lilley Smith: All right.
Danny Lipford: It’ll be interesting to see if this thing works at all you know?
According to instructions the tool attaches to a vacuum an inserts into the opening of the lint filter, but we don’t see any lint pouring down the transparent hose like we did in the commercial.
Erin Lilley Smith: I can feel lint, but it’s not sucking any of it out. There’s some lint stuck up here at the top. I’m going to see if I can get it out. Oh, there’s a little. Yeah, there’s some coming up, and I can see it going through the tube.
Danny Lipford: But what does Erin really think?
Erin Lilley Smith: It’s a good concept. I just think it’s poorly executed. It’s just, uh, it’s ok.
Danny Lipford: So based on Erin’s reaction, the Lint Lizard gets a 1.5 out of 5 stars.