Restore the look and feel of sweaters to that "just bought" condition with the all-natural Sweater Stone! This unique garment care product is made of natural pumice that pulls off pills and combs the fibers on the surface of your garment. This environmentally-friendly de-piller may be used on a wide range of fabrics. We recommend using Sweater Stone on sweaters, polar fleece, towels or upholstery. Made from post consumer recycled materials, it will last up to ten years of normal use. Comes in a green plastic storage box. Made in the USA! Assembly level/degree of difficulty: No Assembly Required.
Size: 1.5"H x 3.5"W x 3.5"D
Effectively removes pilling and balling on sweaters.
Environmentally safe and easy to use.
Renews your sweaters a "new" look and feel!
Surprisingly effective. I was pleasantly surprised at how effective this product is. It takes some dilligence, but I have saved several sweaters that I thought were hopelessly pilled and worn looking. It works much better than the electric shavers I have used before, although it requires more work....more info
Awesome product (for realists) Having spent most of my life as an impoverished graduate student, I've only recently begun to buy clothes that cost more than what you find on the sale rack at Target. As such, I was quite dismayed when my expensive new clothes promptly started to pill... especially along my side where my computer bag consistently rubs back and forth. Since these were also relatively delicate items (e.g. camis and brushed silk shirts), I was nervous about what kind of de-piller to use, but after reading positive reviews about this product (along with a few rather negative ones) I decided to give it a try.
I love it! It's true that it does not magically restore your clothes to pristine condition without any effort on your part. But, seriously people, it's a lot less effort than what it takes to earn the money to buy a new item of clothing! I might say it works better on those smoother, more delicate fabrics... for your heavy sweaters an actual pill shaver might work better. I agree with another reviewer who said that the best advice is to use the stone, then give it a once over with a lint roller to pick up any loose bits left behind.
My favorite use so far, though, was on my bed sheets. My sheets match the whole bedding set, so it was very frustrating when just the fitted sheet started to look really worn in one spot. Think saggy, threadbare boxers. But I just spent a total of about three minutes running over it with the stone and then a lint roller and now it looks great again. Phew! I was thinking I'd have to buy a whole new bedding set. ;)
In sum, more than worth the $7 you'll pay for it. Quit complaining about having to put a little of your own effort into it! ...more info
The best ever for pills I was very skeptical when I read that it makes sweaters look 'like new.' But it's true! In my opinion, sweater shavers just don't work at all. This thing is incredible, but the only drawback is the little black crumbs it makes in the process. The results are worth the small hastle of having to shake out the crumbs after I'm done....more info
It Works as Described I found the Sweater Stone to work well for removing pills from my wool sweaters. I was hesitant to buy one of the shavers after hearing stories about holes in garments. The Sweater Stone is gentle on my good sweaters, and it's easy to remove the pills. I didn't find it messy at all. It works exactly as described....more info
Works Great! I really like this product. Takes the pills off very easily and fast. The only drawback, and this is minimal; it is a bit messy, so you might want to do it in your garage or over the sink. But I definitely like this product better than any other sweater shaving product i've used....more info
GREAT ITEM WHAT AN AMAZING ITEM WORKS AMAZINGLY TOOK OFF ALL THE PILLING AND BALLING OF MY KNITS GAVE THEM NEW LIFE IM SO THANKFULL TO THIS PRODUCT RECOMMEND IT FOR EVERYONE ...more info
Works great! This stone works so much better than the other products out there. It does make a bit of a mess depending on the fabric you are de-fuzzing but it's worth it. It doesn't take much effort and it gets the job done quickly. I recommend it....more info
A Big Disappointment This made my sweater even fuzzier than before I used it. I am back to using safety razors to shave my sweater. Buyer beware......more info
Was expecting better Works only with limited fabrics. I tried it on a nice sweater (non-elastic) and it just made it worse! I also tried it on a Strechy-type sweater and doesn't work either. It seems to work better on wool items, such as pea coats. It worked good on a black peacoat i own. ...more info
This works better than anything else I've tried. The sweater stone works better at getting fuzz ball off of wool sweaters that anything I've ever tried (including those electric shavers). It's easy to use, just brush stone along sweater and it pulls the fuzz balls away from the other fibers....more info
works worked great - just use it outside so that you won't have little fuzz balls all over the house....more info
Pleased with sweater stone I never had used a sweater shaver but upon checking reviews decided I didn't want to. Had never heard of a sweater stone but decided to try it based on the good reviews. Does work pretty well. Is messy but I'm fairly pleased. ...more info
Absolutely Amazing I had never heard of a Sweater Stone, but this thing really works! There is no chance of harming the fabric. The lint and bits of stone that are left, need to be vacuumed or shook out, and you are done....more info
Doesn't work. Not even worth it if it was $1.00 I bought this product so I could save on batteries from the sweater shavers. Reviews were mixed, so I tried.
All I was trying to do was to get pills off of sweatshirts. While the stone didn't ruin any fabric, I could see it happening on some things.
But it doesn't work at all. Anything you use it on has to be washed afterward because of the pumice-like dusty residue that you wouldn't want to wear. The stone comes with a warning about this dust being unhealthy.
Don't buy this stone, it doesn't work, may harm your clothes, and has an annoying feel.
Just OK; tore holes in some items I used this item on a sweater, sweatshirt, and sweatpants. While it did remove some pilling it didn't make an AMAZING difference. Then I used it on another sweatshirt and sweatpants. It tore 9 holes along the sideseam of my sweatshirt!!! Then I tried it even more gently on the matching pants. It tore one hole in them and I stopped. These are high quality sweats too from a very well know outdoor outfitter. I doubt I will try this stone again b/c I don't want to take a chance on it harming another garment. I have used electric shavers and the little handheld sweater shaver that sells for around 4 or 5 dollars. I will go back to those....more info
Sweater Stone The Sweater Stone is the best product I have ever used to de-ball sweaters. Be careful not to press too hard or you can rip the yarn while removing pills in the sweater. Great product. A must have......more info
Absolutely Amazing I had never heard of a Sweater Stone, but this thing really works! There is no chance of harming the fabric. The lint and bits of stone that are left, need to be vacuumed or shook out, and you are done.
The odor that has been mentioned, is a sulfur-like smell. I only smelled it during use, and only slightly....more info
Sweater Stone The sweater stone is amazing. It removed all the "fuzz balls" on several sweaters and I tried it on some slacks with awesome results. Definitely the best product for keeping sweaters looking new!!!...more info
Does not work very well on pilled fleece. I have a couple of old fleece jackets that are so pilled I am embarrassed to wear them out of the house. I thought this stone might help but it does not. Makes the fleece softer but you end up with soft fuzzy lumps....more info
great purchase I'm very pleased with the sweater stone. I use it to remove pilling on my sweaters and wool pants. If you rub lightly (which gets the job done), you shouldn't have to worry about tearing the fabric. It does make a mess, but I just use a small vacuum to clean up afterwards. I definitely recommend this to anyone who doesn't want to worry about the harsher, more expensive battery-operated fabric shavers....more info
sweater stone This product seems to work pretty well. I was suprised to see that it did remove the pill on my fabrics as it claimed it would. I had never heard of this item before and was happy with my purchase because it actually does what it says it does....more info
Works really well I bought the sweater stone to remove the pills off my sheets, and, boy, does it work well. It arrived in the mail yesterday, and within a half hour, I had all the little annoying pills removed from my king-sized bed.
It is very important to have a lint-roller handy. The pills end up piled everywhere, and the stone itself also discharges some sort of "sand". I needed a ton of lint-roller sheets to tidy up (so be sure to have a full roll), but afterwards: bliss. What seemed to be an unsolvable problem is now no more with just a little bit of work.
Tip: I find it worked best when I angled the stone up a bit and "combed" the pills with the edge of the stone....more info
Did not work for me. I was asked twice to review this product. It didn't cost much, but it also didn't work. Maybe I'm not using it correctly, but either way, I could not get results. It also creates a little mess. It does come attractively packaged....more info
works worked great - just use it outside so that you won't have little fuzz balls all over the house....more info
It works. It just works. Amazing. Better than anything else I have tried. With a little practice, it gets every last pill. I have been fighting with pills on various articles of clothing for years. I have tried various methods, but nothing really worked that well. Someone told me about pumice stones, so I did a little research. I discovered the Sweater Stone on Amazon and elsewhere, but decided to just go buy a pumice stone at the drug store.
I found a small one and was able to get the pills off of a pair of Champion sweatpants. They are the worst. They start pilling almost immediately and never stop. But it was small and difficult to get at the right angle. It I was not careful, I would get the leading edge too close to the fabric and it would dig it.
I used that stone for several weeks (those Champion pants are an endless source of pills). Every time I used it, I had trouble getting at just the right angle.
I decided to try the Sweater Stone. When it arrived, I noticed that it had a different feel. The one from the store was gray and oddly shaped. The Sweater Stove is perfectly rectangular. It has a cardboard cover that makes it easier to hold. The shape is also better for de-pilling. The drugstore stone has an irregular shape that was difficult to use and it was too narrow to get a good grip on.
I really like the plastic case. The drugstore stone leaves grit on the shelf. The Sweater Stove case keeps things much tidier.
Be sure to use it outside or where you will be vacuuming. As someone else said, it is messy. It produces a lot of lint and grit. I do mine on the back patio. I sometimes do it on the ironing board where I can get the fabric tight. Then I vacuum the floor.
There is definitely a technique to using the Sweater Stone. It didn't work that well at the start.
The fabric needs to be fairly taut. Secure one end and brush gently from that end. Lift the leading edge of the stone up about 10-20 degrees. Do not let the leading edge contact the fabric. Brush fairly lightly. If you push hard, you will be taking more than pills. Try to skim them off the surface. I suggest practicing on sturdy fabric, like my sweatpants. I would be willing to rent them out. The stone does become clogged or loaded. When this happens, it will start leaving loose pills and lint behind. I just pick the accumulated fuzz of the stone every 8-10 strokes and then it cleans perfectly.
The Sweater Stove could come with better instructions. Mine had none at all.
Bottom line: This thing works. I was very skeptical, but I am now a convert.
And I have developed less of a hatred for my Champion sweatpants. I came close to tossing them several times, but I hate to waste anything. Now I can clean them up in a jiffy. They don't stay cleaned up, but at least I am probably wearing them out more quickly, and then I can throw them out with a clear conscience. ;-)...more info