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8 Reasons to Love the Gleener Ultimate Fuzz Remover on it's 8th Birthday

by Jennifer Zimmerman September 04, 2018

8 Reasons to Love the Gleener Ultimate Fuzz Remover on it's 8th Birthday

Affectionately known as "the Gleener," the Ultimate Fuzz Remover was our first-ever product. To celebrate, we asked our expert staff for their favorite things about this wardrobe warrior. We hope you enjoy the read as much as we did writing it!


1. It "gleens" all the things

Gentle on fabrics and tough on fuzz, the Gleener Ultimate Fuzz Remover is for more than just sweaters. Three different Edges safely tackle fuzz on everything from chunky knits to cashmere, to delicate silk blends. Not only can you use it to revive your entire wardrobe but it's great for upholstery, towels, linens, and bedding. Own any hand knits? Yes, it's gentle enough for those, too!

2. It has a lint brush

You can never seem to find a lint brush when you need one--except if you own a Gleener 😄. The Ultimate Fuzz Remover's built-in lint brush dusts away lint, pet hair and dandruff. It can also be used to beautifully finish any de-pilling job.

3. Let's talk upholstery

Fabric pills (aka: pilling, lint balls and fuzz) are caused by friction... which is something your favorite sofas, cushions and armchairs see a lot of. 

Lauren Hill, our good friend and the Divisional Merchandise Manager at The Container Store, says, "This is hand’s down one of the best products to own; all of our employees love it after training. It works on everything… I have even ‘gleened’ my mom’s entire sofa, giving it life for another couple of years!"

Do like Lauren and let Edge 2 be your go-to for restoring upholstery to its original suppleness. (But be sure to test on an inconspicuous area first to make sure it's the right Edge for your particular job.)

4. "The closest thing I have to a magic wand"

As Amanda from Minneapolis put it, “Maybe it’s because gleening off pills might just be one of the top twenty most rewarding things ever, but I’m pretty sure [The Ultimate Fuzz Remover is] the closest thing I have to a magic wand.”

The before and after photos and feedback that we receive from YOU--our customers--top the list of our favorite things about the product. From "magic wand" to "night in shining armour," we're thrilled that you're thrilled.

5. Can't. Stop. Gleening.

If you're like us or Amanda (read above), then you may have run into this problem. The soothing, repetitive motion of gleening, and the thrill of saving a favorite item can be slightly addictive 🙃. Our recommendation: pull out your ironing board (it's the best place to gleen), binge watch your preferred show and go to town on that pile of pilly stuff!

6. It's ergo, baby.

The Gleener Ultimate Fuzz Remover's curves aren't just for aesthetics. Its ergonomic handle with a soft over moulded grip makes de-fuzzing a cinch. The strategically placed Quick Release Button lets you easily swap Edges between projects.

7. Pet-fur magnet

In an office full of cat ladies and dog lovers, this was a biggie. The Ultimate Fuzz Remover's built-in lint brush is great at removing pet hair from clothes. Stash one by your front door or mudroom for last minute touch-ups as you leave the house.


8. The mother of invention

While Gleener officially turns 8, the idea for the Ultimate Fuzz Remover was born 16 years ago when Kim Cole's favorite maternity sweater became covered in pills. Determined to salvage it, she bought and tried countless products: a sweater stone, a battery-operated fabric shaver, a sweater comb. None were efficient, easy or effective, and the end result was a hole right through her sweater! That’s when Kim decided there had to be a better and safer solution... and that she would be the one to create it! The rest, as they say, is history. Happy birthday, Gleener!


Have your own Gleener story that you'd love to share? We're all ears (and eyes). Join the conversation below.

Jennifer Zimmerman
Jennifer Zimmerman


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September 05, 2018

Would love to try it at removing dog hair! insta @respecky

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