Does it Work? Lint Lizard


by Sandra Parker

Posted on March 27, 2012 at 8:42 AM

Updated Wednesday, Oct 23 at 11:24 AM

What is it? a dryer lint vacuum attachment

What does it claim? to clean deep, fit any vacuum and remove years of lint build up in your dryer

Who tested it?  Virginia Beach resident Terrina Thomas

What Are The Instructions? The first thing you need to do is assemble your Lint Lizard.  To do that,  insert the long cone-like piece into the smaller adapter piece. Then slide the flat end of the clear plastic hose onto the front smaller part of the cone-like piece. It's important to note if the clear hose of the Lint Lizard contains any kinks, they can easily be removed with heat from a hair dryer or by running under hot water from your sink.

Now you're ready to attach Lint Lizard to your vacuum.  You do this by inserting your vacuum hose into the attachment piece of your Lint Lizard.   Now you can get to work.  Locate your dryer's lint trap.  The locations will vary depending on the dryer.  Once you've got it located, follow the directions on your dryer to remove the lint trap.  Remove the lint collected on the trap screen by hand.  Turn on your vacuum with the Lint Lizard attached and use the hose to remove any lint that remains on the trap screen.

The Lint Lizard features adjustable suction to suit your cleaning needs.  To reduce the suction pressure, locate the suction control ring and adjust it by rotating the ring. There are three position.  Each hole further reduces suction.

With the dryer trap screen still removed, insert the clear hose of the Lint Lizard directly into the lint trap. Keep the vacuum hose and Lint Lizard vertical to help avoid any clogs.  Once no more lint can be seen being vacuumed through the clear hose, your dryer lint trap is clean.  Just remove the clear hose and be sure to turn off your vacuum.

You can also use your Lint Lizard to clean exterior vent.

Did it work? Thomas says no, she was not impressed.  She was optimistic when she used the Lint Lizard to clean the lint trap screen in her dryer.  It did a good job doing that. But when she tried to use it to clean lint that was stuck down in her dryer lint trap, she wasn't able to get anything.  She double checked the suction and it seemed to be working just fine.  But no matter how many times she tried, she wasn't able to get any loose lint from down in her dryer.

Cost/Availability? You can purchase the Lint Lizard at Bed Bath & Beyond for $10.99.

Additional Comments: Store your Lint Lizard in a cool, dry place.