I succumbed to all the ravings about the Furminator....and found myself disappointed. My Furminator is now gathering.......dust.
It removed nothing from my long hair cats, and only a little from the medium and short hair.
I use a metal comb on everyone now, and periodically a slicker brush on the short hair.
The Furminator's advertising raved about gettting to the undercoat - it's a fallacy. Simple observation of it's use clearly shows that it does not go "below the surface", but, skims across the surface of the coat.
The cats hated it too!
Oh, and...wanna Furminator...cheap?