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For smaller jobs, like mowing an urban lot, consider this zero-emission 24V model that’ll cut about 1/3-acre on a single charge. Going electric means no difficult pull-cord start, no fuel, and no maintenance or tune-ups. The machinefeatures a 1,200-watt permanent magnet electric motor and can fully charge overnight. Set your mower to discharge refuse, or have it collect in the included mulching plate or bag. The push handle folds down for space-saving storage.
The quality synthetic bristles are easy to split up. They make the cleaning process efficient and easy with the comfortable handle grip. It is perfect for sweeping bathrooms, kitchen, porch, garage and other dry areas of home. The synthetic bristles are connected with the hardwood block which is further connected to a proactive stick for premium results.
We tested each broom by throwing half cups of flour, clay cat litter, and rice on a hardwood floor and sweeping it up with each of the 14 brooms and seven dustpans. We chose flour because it has a similar consistency and texture as dust, and cat litter for its heavy, dense particles of varying sizes. We wanted to sweep up broken glass, but had to settle for raw rice, as it was close enough in size and shape and didn’t endanger anyone. When sweeping, we noted how effective each broom and dustpan was at sweeping up the different materials and measured how much residue each left behind.
Our pick is $6 from Amazon, where it has a 4.3-star rating and 45 user reviews. Most complaints are from people who warped the dustpan’s rubber lip by storing it improperly or who bought the dustpan without making sure it clips to their broom. (We checked many times, and it fits on the Casabella as securely as our runner-up fits with its bundled dustpan.)
This rubber bristle broom from LandHope is a great option for cleaning hardwood, laminate, tile and low carpeting. The rubber bristles are perfect for grabbing fine dust particles as well as pet hair and other larger debris. The bristles won’t harm your solid surfaces and it can easily be cleaned after use by running it under the faucet. The adjustable handle expands from 31.5 inches to 55 inches and is 50% more efficient at cleaning than a normal broom. Definitely put this broom on your list.
5 dollars isnt much, but these arent even worth that! just go to the hardware store or home depot these suck, one broke, one is currently working but we will see how long that is… 5 dollars for one working(for now) hook?!?! bad deal!
Keeping pots, pans and lids together is one of the biggest obstacles to organizing your kitchen. Our solution is the two-tiered Rev-A-Shelf X-Large Cookware Organizer. It helps you store pots and pans while maximizing the most out of your cabinet space. Say goodbye to reorganizing pots, pans or lids every time you take one off the shelf.
The O-Cedar Dual-Action Flip Mop and refills are available from most retailers, and they’re easy to find online, too. Our pick costs $19, and refills are $10 each from Amazon, but we found our pick for $13—and its refills for $7 to $8—in Target, Home Depot, and Walmart. The O-Cedar and its refills are less expensive and much more effective than other dust mops we tested.
Other brooms force you to waste time an energy while causing dirt, hair and other debris to fly all over, or be left behind as you sweep. Traditional bristles will float over the top or allow particles to sneak between, which forces you to make extra passes or deal with less than clean floors. Not only do these traditional tools produce mediocre results when sweeping the floor in your home, they also tend to wear out quickly. Since they don’t work very well when brand new, an old one is nearly useless. This household rubber broom features a 12 sweeping head that is a solid piece of natural molded rubber. This makes it nearly indestructible, incredibly long lasting, and perfectly suited for cleaning any type of hard floor. It will be easier to use than regular versions, and will also produce better results. Unlike old-school tools that may be better or worse at certain jobs, this broom is able to excel at them all. No type of dirt is hard to sweep when you use this broom, so you will be able to remove stubborn and annoying debris without breaking a sweat to leave more time in your day for activities you enjoy.
Our pick’s best feature is its contoured rubber lip. The red thermoplastic rubber lip is molded to the polypropylene underside of the dustpan, which makes the edge sit flush with the floor. Most dustpans, like the O-Cedar Anti-Static dustpan, have a flat or wedge-shaped piece of rubber attached to the edge of the dustpan. This type of lip acts as a slope but leaves a hollow space underneath for dirt to get trapped, so the dustpan must be scooted back and the pile re-swept. Several panel members noted the OXO took only one sweep to get an entire pile of cat litter from the floor to the dustpan.
This premier broom from Rubbermaid stands out through its highly ergonomic construction, one that recommends it for any type of job. It isn’t just suitable for household usage either, much thanks to its flexible yet very sturdy design. A sturdy polypropylene with flagged bristles traps makes it a very efficient cleaner. Interestingly enough, this broom can be used on both dry and wet floors as it is stain and odor resistant.
I purchased this broom last year while dog sitting my son’s bulldog. It’s amazing how it sweeps up every bit of dust and dog hair from my ceramic tiled floors. The adjustable handle works for me because I’m short. I also love the fact its rubber bristles are washable and effective. I recently purchased 3 more for my children who own dogs that shed. They will receive them as gifts for Christmas and if they don’t love them, I will be surprised.
Cleaning Tip: I use my Libman Wonder Mop (#2000) to clean the shower. No stretching or scratching and the shower gets really clean. Just dip the mop in your cleaning solution and mop the shower and tub, then rinse. Easy!
What’s worse than finishing a hedge shape-up, only to look down and realize you’ve got an hour-long clean-up still ahead? The Garden Groom Pro trims, shreds, vacuums, and collects waste into an attached oversized collection bag. This tool offers a safe alternative to trimming, with completely concealed blades to protect you and the power cord from accidental cuts. Two-hand operation with large top and rear handles makes for even more safety and precision. If you question your Garden Groom-ing ability, an video and the manual’s helpful troubleshooting section will guide you along. For smaller jobs, opt for the Garden Groom Jr. (with a smaller, built-in collection unit).
To make this product even more convenient and easy to use, it comes with an extendable handle that is designed to make the use and storage of this alternative quite easy. The extendable broom is purposely built to add versatility to this option.
Home It Mop and Broom Holder is effortless to install. It comes with installation manual, screws and wall anchors to male your work easier and fast. Its retractable grip balls are engineered to automatically adjust depending on the thickness of the handle. This product is #1bestseller because of its great quality and performance.
Beyond that, this 18-inch broom is smaller than the 24-inch O’Cedar, so it will take more time to sweep large areas. Audubon testers felt that it didn’t penetrate cracked, uneven pavement very well. Compared to the O’Cedar, the Quickie feels light and stiff and bouncy. It’s not a tool you’d want to use for extended sweeping jobs, but hey, it’s called Quickie for a reason.
It was once a place to leave your car. Or an area to store unfinished projects. But today’s garage storage systems offer homeowners the garage organization necessary to create space to work as a workshop, an extra room, or even a place to store your wheels. Consider your garage shelving. The Home Depot has specially-designed garage cabinets and overhead garage storage racks to get keep your tools, bikes and other sports gear within easy reach, but out of the way. Shelving units, metal storage cabinets, wall hooks and peg boards can be ideal solutions for storing away seasonal items or items you want to get off your garage floor. Once you determine how to organized your items and what should be stored together look to us for all of your garage storage needs. We can give you garage organization tips and point you in the direction of the products that will help you make your idea a reality
The O-Cedar’s refills don’t have the best build quality. There’s a small loop that O-Cedar told us is designed to help pull the head on and off the frame. (We think the loop is also useful for hanging the dust mop head to dry.) The loop worked well to hang the cloth, but when we used it to lightly tug the cover off the frame, the weak stitching on one side of the loop broke. The next time we washed the O-Cedar’s head, the loop came off entirely. This isn’t a dealbreaker because the loop isn’t crucial, but it was annoying to see it break so easily.
The OXO’s handle did break during our testing, but only after some serious abuse. We clipped the OXO to the Casabella broom and violently shook the broom, and the dustpan flew off and smacked into the floor, where the handle cracked. Luckily, the black rubber grip holds the hard plastic together, and the break is hardly noticeable. Even cracked, the dustpan still securely grips the handle of our Casabella broom, but we’ll keep an eye on it to see if the crack becomes more pronounced over time.
It is important to use the broom for right job. For the indoor purposes, plastic fiber brooms are efficient to use and cannot be damaged. If you use the traditional or conventional straw broom, then it will not be able to provide effective cleaning during hard weather conditions. If the straw comes in contact with the moisture, it will promote the growth of mold as well as mildew.
Push brooms have rectangular heads with bristles attached in rows. The bristles may be glued in, which means that the bristles will eventually fall out when the glue fails, or they may be tacked in with metal staples, which leave you at the mercy of the tack-tician. For example, three bundles of tacked-in bristles on the Garrett Wade Angled-Bristle Outdoor Patio Broom (no longer available) fell out in 15 minutes of use, making up about 10% of the brooms bristles. A broom that increases the amount of debris on your floor is definitely not doing its job.
Good Day, I was wondering about the Sweepa Rubber Broom for animal shelters. I understand this broom is at its best when pulling toward yourself, however at the shelter we need to be going forward as to always be able to keep an eye out for everything. NO carpet to worry about. With that said would it work well for fur, litter, etc., when pushing forward? Thank you for your time. Dee
I am truly pleased with my small yard tool rack. Since I have a one-car garage and the space is limited, the small yard rack is perfect! It is sturdy and the hooks can be switched around at different angles to accommodate whatever yard tools you own. I am pleased with my purchase and feel very lucky to have found exactly what I needed.
This broom is one of our favorites for hardwood. It’s inexpensive yet features an adjustable handle and soft bristles that are extremely gentle on your floors. Excellent for getting all of those fine particles. This broom also has retractable rubber bristles for catching pet hair. This broom is great for hard surfaces and low pile carpet/rugs.
The $15 Casabella Wayclean Flex Floor Duster has the best non-chenille cloth we tested and a handle and comfy grip similar to our favorite broom. However, it was one of the worst at steering and has a hollow frame like the Flip Floor Duster and the Rubbermaid Flexible Sweeper.
You might expect that the larger a broom’s surface area, the faster it will be at sweeping up messes. However, during our tests, we found that brooms with large heads tend to have stiff bristles that are less effective at sweeping up tiny specks. Our runner-up broom actually has a larger, 12.5-inch-wide head compared with the Casabella’s, which is 11 inches wide. Both heads are similar in thickness; our pick ranges from 1.5 to 2 inches thick and the Libman ranges from 1.25 to 2 inches thick. And yet the Casabella is the superior sweeper.
When a standard broom gets coated with dirt that remains over time, you will probably just throw it away. After all, how easy is it to make something clean while using a dirty tool. You could try to rinse out the bristles, but you probably will not have very much luck if you do so. Beyond that, at the point that nylon bristles appear dirty, they are usually all bent out of shape as well. No amount of rinsing will make them straight again, so even if you do have luck removing some, or all, of the caked on debris, you still might not have anything useful to clean with. This broom is different. Because the head is a solid piece of molded rubber, it will not hold or collect as much yucky stuff in the first place, but when it does, you will be able to rinse it off with ease. You can use soap and water if necessary, and you can even take it off the handle and place it in your dishwasher for the ultimate in cleaning convenience. Wash it over and over to keep it as clean as you want. No amount of use, or trips through the dishwasher will make the rubber lose shape, so it will be sparkling clean and ready to go each and every time you use it.
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“Most dustpans have an edge-to-edge ridge, but our pick’s ridge tapers near the sides of the large polypropylene body to make it easier to empty the dustpan into the trash. This design foiled our original water capacity test—the liquid flowed out the sides—but solid debris was no problem.”
If our main pick is unavailable or you want a broom that comes with a dustpan, we recommend the $14 Libman Large Precision Angle Broom with Dustpan. It’s not as effective at sweeping up dust as the Casabella, it’s heavier and its bristles are a bit too stiff, and it doesn’t have our pick’s comfy grip. However, among the brooms we tested the Libman was the second best at sweeping , was well-liked by our panel, and comes with an okay dustpan.
Purchased the O’Cedar dust mop based on your recommendation. For hardwood floors, I understand I can use the mop dry. You mention in a response to a comment that it can also be used damp. Would you recommend just using water or some sort of cleanser? And should the mop itself be dampened (with a spray bottle?) or the floor sprayed and then mopped?
We spent 45 hours on research, videography, and editing, to review the top choices for this wiki. These broom and dustpan sets will dispose of crumbs, pet hair, and more in less time than it takes to plug a vacuum in. And many come with long handles on both the broom and pan, to ensure that keeping a clean house won’t put a strain on your back. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to support our work. Skip to the best broom dustpan set on Amazon.