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For $400 plus the proprietary pods, the Whirlpool Swash will breathe a little freshness and improved feel into dresswear and delicate garments.
Weighing 80 pounds and standing a full 4 feet, 3 inches, don't think lightly about where the Swash will live in your home.
The ability to refresh clothing items doesn't come for nothing, since Swash pods will cost extra.
You place Swash pods on a special receptacle in the machine's door.
After dropping in a Swash pod, you need to hang the item of clothing you wish to treat using the included hanger.
A series of "smoothing clips" grab onto clothes to stretch out wrinkles and creases.
To communicate how much time is left in a current Swash cycle, the machine sports a line of LEDs that graphically tick off the remaining time.
While the Swash does an admirable job of removing many wrinkles, it's no substitute for ironing or dry-cleaning.
The Swash proved particularly adept at improving the smell, feel and fit of lived-in denim jeans.
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