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.)

We also tested the brooms at home to see how they’d perform in three situations most homeowners would encounter. We worked on three types of outdoor surfaces, smooth, rough, and decking with crevices, and three common types of debris—leaves, pine needles, and sand. I swept leaves on a deck, a mix of pine needles and leaves on an asphalt driveway, and mixed sand and gravel on a garage floor. On a deck, leaves tend to stick in cracks between the boards, and need a stiff broom to move them. The pine needles leave a trail of dust, testing the brooms’ ability to penetrate shallow cracks in pavement and to move fine particles. The sand and gravel tested the brooms’ performance on heavy, dense debris. Many reviewers mentioned sweeping snow in their comments, so, before winter set in, the sand stood in for heavy, wet snow. The best brooms swept through all these tests with flying colors, dislodging leaves, pushing dust out of craggy pavement, and forcing sand to the far edges of the garage.

The best broom needs angled bristles that can reach into corners and beneath furniture, as well as a storage loop for hanging it on the wall—because you should never store one resting on its bristles. We eliminated brooms that were too short, came with an awkward upright dustpan, were difficult to find from a reputable retailer, or were too expensive. The best broom we found costs only $10; you don’t need to pay much for something great.

It is a rubber made broomstick which has synthetic bristles enabling to move the serious dirt in an efficient manner. The handle of broom is padded which provides easy handling and comfort for perfect grip. You just have to give it a firm shake to collect the debris. It provides long lasting performance and does not pull off easily. It makes the sweep smooth. It is reliable and well suited for commercial and industry use.

Since these organizers bear weight, their construction should feature strong and durable material. Plastic is the favorite material for broom holders because of their lightness. However, they are not strong enough unless they are toughened. The best brands are those features toughened ABS plastic. Some great brands are made of lightweight metal.

Angled Head. The position of the brush head that is convenient for you will depend on the manner in which you sweep. For example, if you prefer to stand behind the broom and hold it at an angle to push it and the debris forward then a broom that comprises a brush head that is slightly angled from the handle will prove most useful.

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According to the Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association, backyards are the favorite staycation destination of homeowners nowadays. These 10 new tools—many of which are quality compact versions of heavy-duty commercial machines that are easy to store—will help you make your yard a beautiful and relaxing oasis that welcomes loads of summer fun.

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The comb broom is available with the broom bristles which will help you to clean the small mess or corners. It is perfect for efficient cleaning purpose. The long stand enables the good grip, and the dustpan set helps you to collect dust quickly. The full broom set along with the full-size dustpan is optimal for all types of indoor sweeping task. You can even clean the large areas with the feathered and soft tipped bristles. They do not provide any scratch on the floor and are flexible. The broom is lightweight and provides compact storage.

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.

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.

The head is small—just 12 inches—which means it will take longer to sweep large garage floors and decks than it would with the O’Cedar broom. But some users consider that small footprint a benefit. According to one a Garrett Wade reviewer, it’s “much easier to handle than a push broom.” If you’d prefer an easy-handling, good-looking natural-fiber broom over the efficient-but-astroturf-green bristles of the O’Cedar, this is your pick.