SWASH Express SFF1001CSA Clothing Care System:Show your clothes you care with this system, which contains 2 adjustable hangers, 2 pocket smoothers and a 12-count multipack of SWASH PODS. Dewrinkle, refresh, restore and preserve your clothes in as little as 10 minutes with this efficient system, which accommodates your busy schedule.
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The system lets you care for your clothing in as little as 10 minutes
Includes 2 adjustable hangers, 2 pocket smoothers and a 12-count multipack of SWASH PODS, allowing you to dewrinkle, refresh, restore and preserve your clothes.
Safe for use with most fabric types
Including denim, wool, polyester, lycra and cotton, plus hard-to-care for items, such as cashmere, sequins, delicate beading and lace. Note: Not recommended for use with leather, velvet, suede, silk or fur.
Hold garments securely in place
Adjustable smoothing clips provide gentle tension.
Advanced spray technology relaxes fabric fibers
Transforms the SWASH PODS' formula into a super fine mist that infuses clothes with an optimal level of moisture. Super Fast Wetting Agent spreads the mist evenly across a wide surface area.
Rapid thermal drying
Combines a rapid heat system with recirculating airflow to dry clothes quickly and assist in the dewrinkling process. The stationary drying system directs heated air across the item of clothing for optimal performance.
Plugs into most standard 120V wall outlets
For fast and simple operation. The system can be easily stored in a bedroom, closet or other small space when not in use.
Great for those 'running late' mornings
Posted by: GoAztecs from: San Diego, CA on
I was a little worried about purchasing this product since it is brand new and there aren't many detailed user reviews out there yet. I bit the bullet and picked one up this afternoon, and so far I am very satisfied. The reason I bought the Swash is because I can't stand taking things to the dry cleaner, waiting a couple days, and then having to go back to pick up my stuff. That was the main thing I was looking for a solution to, but after 'swashing" a couple of clothing items I have discovered a couple of other benefits as well.
About the item: The design is simple and the unit is mostly made of plastic. Long-term durability is a concern, but for the price I didn't expect it to be made of gold. It is fairly tall, but this is not a bad thing since the height allows you to wash longer clothing items. There is nothing to assemble. Just unbox, pop in a pod, and you're ready to swash. The only buttons are the 10 and 15 minute swash cycle buttons and a X button to stop when in operation. Incredibly easy to setup and use. Two hangers and 12 pods are included. The included pods are 3 different scents - awaken, recharge, and unwind (4 of each).
Does it work: In a word - yes. First, understand that this will probably not replace your iron, washing machine, and/or dry cleaner completely. But so far I have found it to do exactly what the manufacturer claims: remove light wrinkles, remove odors, and restore fit. The pods all smell GREAT, with 'recharge' being my favorite scent. Every time I used it the entire room smelled good and fresh. Each pod is for one clothing item, and there is a reservoir at the bottom to collect any liquid formed during operation. I washed three different items and here are my results:
Item 1 - cotton dress shirt, clean but very wrinkled. First impression is this thing is very quiet. There's a quick mechanical noise at the start (2 seconds tops) and then it just sounds like a desk fan for the remainder of the cycle. The Swash knocked out all but the toughest crease wrinkles. It also did pretty good on those annoying deformations of the sleeve cuff that you get after washing/drying.
Item 2 - Dry clean only suit jacket, worn 3 times since last wash, light to moderate wrinkles. The Swash removed the typical odor that starts to form after wearing a jacket a couple times. I feel like the odor was mostly removed and not just covered up by the pod scent. Wrinkles were gone and fit was restored.
Item 3 - Black denim jeans, worn God knows how many times since last wash, slightly wrinkled. This is where I found a great benefit I hadn't thought of before the purchase. We all hate washing black denim because of fading and shrinking. I usually febreeze them every couple of wears, but it doesn't always leave them as fresh as I'd like. The Swash did a great job of refreshing the jeans and there was absolutely NO fading whatsoever. A couple wrinkles remained (wrinkles in denim are tough to get out anyway) but they were visibly reduced.
Now for the things i'd like to see improved. Pants are a little tricky to hang. You place the legs over the top of the hanger and then clip them in. The hanger only rests in grooves on the hooks attached to the unit, so it would slide out and fall while I was trying to hang/clip the pants legs. It would be a simple fix to design the hanger to 'lock' into the hooks so it doesn't fall out. I would also like to see a wider hanger for pants. The jeans I washed were slim fit (not skinny) and they did fit over the hanger, but my wider legged jeans and slacks will hang over the side. Lastly, and most importantly, the manufacturer should taper the inside of the plastic lip surrounding the front of the unit. it is flat and a button on my suit jacket got caught when opening the drawer. Luckily I didn't pull hard enough to rip the button off but I could see that potentially happening.
Overall I am impressed with the Swash. It does what the manufacturer claims and leaves your clothes/room smelling great. It probably won't eliminate your need to dry clean, but it will extend the time in between trips to the cleaner. I can also see this being very handy on those mornings where I'm running late for work and don't have time to iron. With a couple of easy no-cost design changes this is a 5 star product.
Note: Per the instruction manual, this item is not recommended for silk, leather, velvet, suede and fur. I'm a guy so I don't have a lot of silk, velvet or fur, and I wasn't expecting to be able to throw a leather coat in the Swash. But this may be something for others to consider before purchasing.
182 out of 188 found this review helpful.
Posted by: Ewlfc from: on
I purchased this online and picked up in my local store in 4 days. I wear dress shirts and sport coats regularly for work and the dry cleaning bill tends to add up throughout the year, so I wanted to give the Swash a shot. My highlights of the machine-
1- works immediately out of the box, just plug it in and go.
2-comes with 12 swash pods to get you going immediately.
3-first time running the machine I took a Banana Republic dress shirt that had been balled up in a hamper for over a month and the put it in the swash for my first swashing attempt. This shirt was ridiculously wrinkled and was nowhere near acceptable to wear out in public in its current state prior to the swash. I hung it up on the supplied swash hanger, clipped it tight with the swash clips, put the pod in and hit the button for the 15 minute cycle. When it was done I opened the swash door, and I would say 95-98% of all the wrinkles were gone and it smelled fresh! Now do not expect the same exact results as if you were picking a shirt up from the dry cleaner (no starch, sleeves not quite as crisp as dry cleaning, etc) but this took a shirt that had been balled up for a month and made it absolutely wearable out in public in 15 minutes of swash. Using the swash easily will allow me to wear dress shirts multiple times before requiring an eventual trip to the dry cleaners.
4- I repeated that same process on a sweater and sport coat as well. Also incredibly pleased with the results.
Now my cons-
1-packaging is huge and pretty heavy. You will definitely need a large SUV or pick up truck. I drive a pick up and this took up the majority of the truck bed.
2- can really only swash one garment at a time. Would be nice to be able to do multiple
3- swash pods can largely only be purchased online. Not a huge deal but it would be nice to be able to pick some up at the store when buying my regular laundry detergent.
4-it is a rather large machine, especially with the garment door open. We have a large closet so it is not a huge issue, but if you are tight on space, definitely measure before hand.
Overall I am extremely pleased with this machine. It will not give you the same results as true dry cleaning, but the results I've received are more than acceptable for being able to wear previously unwearable clothes out again. This machine will cut my dry cleaning by probably half throughout the year.
69 out of 70 found this review helpful.
Love the Swash Machine
Posted by: Kevin from: Boise, ID on
I learned about the Swash from an email from Best Buy. Once I started researching it, I thought it would be a good product and noticed it was in stock at a Best Buy nearby. I decided to go pick it up. It fit perfectly in the back of my Jeep Cherokee with the seats folded down.
My initial experience with the Swash was not ideal. When I got home, unboxed, and used the unit for the first time, I realized my unit was DOA. It would not spray the fluid from the pods onto my shirts. I contacted the Swash support as well as Best Buy. They both went above and beyond to make things right and replace the unit at a store closer to my house.
Now that I have a new unit, I am using it like crazy. It certainly doesn't replace ironing or cleaning, but it significantly reduces them. I like using it for my work dress shirts that I generally wear a few times before washing since they don't get too dirty and I wear an under shirts along with them.
The Swash has been great to freshen up my shirts between cleanings. I also like to use it immediately after washing to get the wrinkles out. If that continues to work, I may not dry clean nearly as much as I did before. The shirts definitely don't come out perfectly pressed, but looks pretty darn good by my standards.
I would primarily dry clean because I despise ironing. The problem with dry cleaners is they destroy the buttons on my shirts. The swash is extremely gentle on my clothes so I don't have to worry about them. The dry cleaners is also kind of a pain because I generally have to make at least three trips to get all my shirts done because I have to keep half to wear while the others are being cleaned.
The Swash can fit nearly any size clothing. I am a big guy. I wear 2XLT shirts and they fit fine in my Swash which is really nice. If you wear any larger, you may have trouble making it fit. 3XL would probably work fine, but any larger may be a stretch.
The Swash is quite large. I happen to have plenty of room in my office/work out room so it was not a problem for me. The Swash is also not as easy to use as the videos portray. If you want to do it right, you have to button the shirt up all the way and secure all the clips to smooth out the wrinkles. Don't get me wrong, it is much easier than ironing, but it is not just hanging the shirt, closing the door, and pressing the button like they say.
Overall, I am very happy with my Swash. As long as this one continues to function reliably, I will use it often and recommend it to everyone.
46 out of 46 found this review helpful.
Better Than I Was Expecting
Posted by: TalonMordecai from: on
Like many people facing a $500 purchase, I was skeptical. If the machine wasn't going to save me time and money, then the purchase wasn't justified. After finding a coupon that gave me a bit of a discount, I decided to take the plunge. Here are my findings:
The machine itself is fairly easy to squeeze into a small space, though it is fairly heavy and not easy to move by yourself. Personally I kept it away from the wall so I could easily get to both sides of my garment.
To test the machine I used three different garments. For my first test I chose a thin, lightly wrinkled marino wool sweater that I've been meaning to have cleaned due to the smell. I wore it over to a friend's house and they were using their new deep fryer. Needless to say I came home smelling like a greasy diner. The process of loading the sweater into the machine is a little confusing at first. Knowing which tension hooks go where is a huge part of making sure it comes out wrinkle-free. After getting it the way I thought it should go, I loaded in the pod and set the thing. The operation is a little loud at first, but that's just to spray on the liquid. The rest of the time is fairly quiet. The sweater came out in good shape, smooth and smelling nice. I did notice a few damp patches, and it felt a little filmy. It's a lot like when you use too many fabric softener. Not ideal, but hardly problematic.
My second test was on a long sleeve cotton button down shirt I pulled out of my drawer. I don't wear it often, so it was especially wrinkled. For this garment I decided to forgo the pod entirely and simply mist the shirt with water. I wasn't concerned about the smell so much as I was about the wrinkles. I was especially careful to attach the tension hooks in what I felt was the most effective configuration. Due to the shirt's excessive wrinkles I decided to go for the 15 minute cycle. None of my regular shirts would ever get this wrinkled, so I figured it was a good test. The results were very good. The vast majority of the wrinkles had been eliminated, and only a few of the more stubborn ones remained. The sleeves seem particularly difficult to stretch properly. While this machine will never provide you the pressed look an iron will achieve, it certainly works if absolute perfection is not your goal.
My last test was a pair of slacks I wear to work. I found hanging the pants the most challenging part, but eventually got the hang of it. Like the shirt I made sure to spend my time learning how to properly set the tension hooks and gave it a quick spray with the water bottle. After 10 minutes they looked as good as they did coming out of the dryer!
So in summary, I found this gizmo to work as advertised, though I was a little disappointed in the swash pod formula. I don't enjoy scents, so I disliked the fact that their 'sensitive' formula was still scented, but it wasn't overwhelming the way the normal pods are. I imagine most people find the fragrance appealing, so it was only a drawback because of my personal preference. However, using the water bottle solved that problem AND saved me from having to use a pod for every item! Certainly a bonus there, especially if all you're trying to do is de-wrinkle an already clean garment. For items that are starting to smell I can see where the pods would come into play. For garments that are heavily soiled (food/beverage spillage etc) I'd still have the item professionally cleaned.
Now my morning routine includes loading my shirt/pants into my SWASH machine before I get in the shower, and by the time I'm done so are they! If I'm wearing a jacket as well, I throw that in while I'm making breakfast. All in all it fits well with my routine, does a decent job, isn't an eye sore and saves me trips to the cleaners!
40 out of 40 found this review helpful.
Posted by: AvidBuyer from: Downingtown, PA on
I happened to see this listed in the Best Buy weekly circular and looked on YouTube to find out more about it. The videos convinced me to go to my local BB and take a look and decided to get one. It fit in my Highlander with 2nd and 3rd rows down, but otherwise you will need a pickup truck or have it shipped. I used it on 2 garments so far and I am impressed, and know my wife is going to love it (its a surprise gift for her).
This machine will not (and is not intended) to replace a washing machine or a cleaners service, but for clothing without stains and that is not an undergarment, this machine can help keep outerwear fresh and good looking.
I think within a few years we will start to see these machines in hotel rooms and as a 3rd machine in laundry rooms.
In my opinion, as an owner of the product, I am more than satisfied with this purchase. I would love to see the Pods offered from other brands, and sure soon enough we will start to see store brand versions, though the downside is a generic Pod offering not delivering Tide's Pod quality.
36 out of 36 found this review helpful.
Beats going to the cleaners all the time.
Posted by: SCOBRN from: on
We previously owned a Whirlpool Fabric Freshener which was discontinued a few years ago. We were very excited to see them team up with Tide to create this new model. Our original shipped unit was delivered in a damaged box and Best Buy had a new one shipped a couple of days later and they picked up the other unit. Make sure you have someone move it for you if you can. It's 80 lbs. We use this at least 2 or 3 times a day usually with 2 items in it. Everything comes out smelling fresh and it does as good of a job as ironing in my opinion. It save a great deal of money on dry cleaning and you avoid having to make extra trips. Here's a little secret: We often put distilled water in the pods with a syringe instead of buying the pods at .50 cents each.
32 out of 32 found this review helpful.
Poor Customer Service
Posted by: Chgobob from: on
I wrote a review for Swash and they refused to publish - so here is what they replied and below is my review:
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Here is what I worte as a review:
Had for 1 month - not working - Still waiting
I got this for Xmas - worked for almost a month. Then stopped working - blinking lights. Called for someone to come out and repair. Was told would be here in a week - then received a call that didn't have the replacement part. I called again - still waiting on the part - then I have to wait for the repair team. Funny - they knew what part was needed without ever showing up to repair the unit. Amazin.
61 out of 73 found this review helpful.
Good for odor elimination.
Posted by: Sunny from: Washington on
Nice appliance for odor elimination. Does not remove all wrinkles, especially cotton and jeans. Not for removing stains. Price is too high for just this functionality.
23 out of 26 found this review helpful.
solid, not elite
Posted by: ohan from: on
I like the device but it is not worth the money. It is difficult to set up the clothing appropriately and there is a large learning curve. It does not take out heavy wrinkles. It makes your clothes smell great and look like new. Single pod for single item is excessive. Would of paid 250 for it if I had to do it again but definately not worth 500
38 out of 47 found this review helpful.
Pros and cons
Posted by: SavvyGuy from: on
I hate ironing and was hoping this would be an adequate replacement, which it is not but there are definitely pros to owning this.
Pro: shirts feel a bit starched (w/o use of starch), deodorizes clothing, best buy delivery (free and was here in less than 24 hours), financing (20% off and interest free)
Con: pods are expensive/not easily accessible for purchase*, unit is much larger than I expected it to be (verify you have room and will be able to access shirts on both sides)
Between the pod availability/costs and the result after using the system, I probably wouldn't recommend this to the average consumer. By the time you get the ONE item in, weights on, and run the system, you could've just ironed. I'll keep it because it's too bulky/heavy to return and I can find use. I generally use the pods for deodorizing (jeans, pants, suit coats, jackets, etc) and then use a *straw with warm tap water to refill the pod for use on shirts out of the washing machine.