While some had mentioned it was no longer available from Amazon Casabella has a readily availabe coupon code to cut the price of the broom in half so even with shipping you come out ahead of the game.
Oxo makes our list with a highly practical broom designed to deliver top-notch performance in any conditions. It is very ergonomic as well and can easily be maneuvered into places that are hard to reach, including far-reaching ceiling corners. The handle is soft and comfortable to grip whereas the all-angle functionality of this broom makes it one of the best choices out there at this point in time.
It’s OK if your broom gets wet, and in fact you should periodically clean its bristles with soapy water; a bit of laundry soap and hot water works well. It’s not OK if your broom stays wet, however. Bristles left wet for too long can curl or unravel, and can also experience a buildup of mold, mildew, or bacteria. Dry the bristles with a hairdryer on low, or simply leave the broom in a sunny, airy location with its bristles aiming down so the water can both drip and evaporate away.
Step one: Get a good broom, and make sure it’s clean and in nice shape. “The idea is the bristles should be one-directional,” she says. In other words, if your broom’s bristles are all askew, like a porcupine on a bad hair day, consider investing in a new sweeper. Maker recommends the O-Cedar Angler Angle Broom, because she likes its quality, shape, and that its head can be unscrewed and removed for easier cleaning.
I suppose that depending on the type of vacuums people have, it may not be able to get into as many spaces as a good old-fashioned broom could. Then again, it may, but maybe not without extensions (which, personally, I like to avoid pulling out and using unless I have to). Maybe it doesn’t need extensions… in that case, a broom still has cordlessness going for it. Unless you have a battery-powered vacuum… then I guess there’s really nothing a broom can do that that a vacuum can’t. I think it’s mostly just preference, really.
This broom does it all. Sure it is the best for sweeping up fur and hair, but it is not just a hair sweeper. It is also the best for sweeping up anything else too. Use it on sand, mud, dirt, pine needles and just about anything else. It makes a great snow brush for your car in the winter and can double a a long handled scrub brush for any number of tasks. Flip the broom over and you can utilize the squeegee on the opposite side. This makes it a great tool for when your basement floods, or for cleaning windows, washing your driveway and much more. There are so many jobs that this broom is great at, most people end up needing more than one. Get one to take care of the impossible task of sweeping up piles of fur or hair, and find out how well it works on everything else too!
Wring the mop out when you’re done cleaning. Once you’ve mopped the floor thoroughly, hold your mop over the cleaning bucket and squeeze the mop head with your hands. Keep squeezing until the mop has little to no water left in it.
What chemicals do you use to clean the dust mop’s microfiber without destroying the microfibers ? I’m not sure on the additives but I do know that oils clog the fibers holes. Also can someone tell me if microfibers are naturally electrostatically charged or does it require a chemical coating? It would be cool if you did a article on the science of microfibers and how to care for them. Your research and reviews are great
Both corn brooms and push brooms are made with a confusing variety of fibers. For most homeowners, the key issue is whether the broom is made of natural fibers—corn, tampico, piassava, or palmyra—or synthetic fibers. (Be aware that while “tampico” is made of plant fibers, “black tampico” is plastic. ) Corn, palmyra, and piassava fibers are made of plants, and if you get them wet, they can rot to pieces. Synthetic fibers won’t rot if they get wet, but they can get mold and mildew and stink up your broom closet. If you’re going to be sweeping wet debris regularly, get a synthetic-bristle broom. Most synthetic fiber brooms available to consumers are made of polypropylene.
The WOLF-Garten Outdoor Broom B40M ($23) is small for an outdoor push broom—it’s just 16” wide—and you’ll need to buy a $22 handle to go with it if you don’t already have a suite of WOLF-Garten tools. That brings the total cost to $45…plus the glue you’ll need to keep the handle from constantly shifting and clicking while you use the broom. Many Amazon reviewers are very happy with WOLF-Garten’s aluminum “Multi-Star” handle system, where a single pole with a push-button locking system attaches to a variety of different tool heads. But I found with the broom (as well as the WOLF-Garten rake I reviewed) that the handle attachment is loose and tends to rotate, wobble, and shift during use. It’s hard to work efficiently when it feels like the tool you’re using is going to fall apart at any moment. Eschew the Multi-Star for the galaxy of firm-handled brooms.
Generally, we found more bristles and a denser broom head to be more effective than a sparse-bristled broom. But individual bristle stiffness and length also played a part in the overall texture of the broom—long, soft, floppy bristles fling dust around rather than making a neat pile, whereas thick, stiff bristles can’t reach into cramped corners. We were looking for a Goldilocks broom: as dense as possible, not too soft, and not too stiff. Just right.
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Mop your floor in small sections. In order to get as much grime up as you can, focus on a single 4 to 6 in (10 to 15 cm) section at a time. This will allow you to cover as much of the floor with cleaning solution as possible.
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The bristles are strong and have split tips to make it easier to gather dust and small particles of dirt. They do not seem like they are likely to fray, and the broom head is surrounded by a rubber bumper that prevents damage occurring when cleaning near walls.
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