'The Swash' Could Help Consumers Save on Dry Cleaning

New device aims to freshen clothing and minimize trips to the dry cleaner.
1:58 | 08/20/14

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a new machine that could save you big time in dry cleaning bills and ABC's Becky Worley has all the dirt on it. So what if a new appliance could save us from frequent visits here? It's called the swash and aims to freshen your clothes getting rid of light wrinkles minimizing trips to the dry cleaner. It's anchored inside and gel filled pods spray a mist to neutralize smells and freshen fabrics. Here's an unscientific trial. This shirt is looking a little tired. So here goes. Swash. It takes ten minutes and you can only do two garments at a time. Not wrinkled in here. These got straightened out. The pocket got straightened out. You can see the edges of this shirt are still kind of folded over. But they only promise to lightly dewrinkle. Overall it looks pretty good. It doesn't promise to remove stains and doesn't replace dry cleaning just lengthens the time between visits. Now the smell test. This sweater is smoky from a barbecue. Let's see. ? that's kind of amazing. Not smoky at all. Smells fresh. But many new dryers have steam fungs that sanitize and help dewrinkle. This sweater got the same smoky barbecue treatment and after 20 minutes of the dryer's steam clean, better. Still a little smoky and none of the scented smell that the swash sweater had. The swash is intended for higher-end clothing, sweaters, clothes with embellished decorations and premium denim and slacks. Pretty good. It'll be available in September cost $500 but for families that use the dry cleaner a lot, the device could save 200 to $300 a year. For "Good morning America," Becky Worley, ABC news, Oakland, California.

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