Try It Before You Buy It: Lint Lizard

(WXIA) -- The clothes dryer is a necessary modern convenience, and regular maintenance keeps everything working safely and efficiently. Unfortunately, cleaning the lint out of the vent is a messy, unpleasant chore that most people would rather just skip.

Gwenn Weiss usually just wipes the lint off her dryer's removable trap, but sometimes she can't reach all of it. That's why she's excited to try the Lint Lizard.

For just $11 plus shipping and handling, the product claims it can hook up to any vacuum cleaner to quickly and easily clear out the lint deep inside a dryer.

"I can't imagine that it would (work), but I don't know -- maybe attached to the vacuum it will work," Gwenn says. "It feels pretty sturdy."

Assembly is simple, as the product only has three plastic pieces.

While the device looks easy to use in its commercial, Gwenn has a tough time reaching all the lint.

"The hose, the clear hose part, is not very flexible, and it's hard to direct it in a certain direction," she says.

Not much seems to happen when Gwenn finally reaches the lint.

"It's not getting it up," she says.

After working for several minutes, Gwenn barely gathers any lint from inside her dryer's vent. She's disappointed and gives the Lint Lizard two thumbs down.


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