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Swiffer Cleaning System
Member Name: NikkiH
Swiffer Cleaning System
Date: 07/07/01, updated on 07/07/01 (1025 review reads)
Advantages: Gets rid of all the dirt
Disadvantages: Relatively expensive
The Swiffer claims to be a revolutionary way to clean, as it claims to pick up more dust, hair and muck than a normal duster. The fibres in The Swiffer create an electrostatic charge, that when wiped across a surface, it attracts dust/dirt, hair, and other particles to the very thick cloth, then the trademark “Lift and Lock” pockets hold the dirt to stop it going back onto your lovely clean floor or surface.
The Swiffer looks like a mop, but the difference is that you attach a cloth to the end of the sweeper, and clean up using the cloth. You do not need to use the handle all of the times, for instance when you are cleaning a bench etc, and when you have finished you throw the cloth away along with all the dirt. You must use the cloths dry, otherwise they become less effective, as the electrostatic element is reduced.
I bought The Swiffer as my husband has asthma, and I am always looking for ways to reduce the amount of irritants in the house. I bought The Swiffer starter kit for under £10, which included the sweeper and 10 cloths. You can also buy refill kits of just the clothes for a few pounds, and as with most things there are also cheaper alternatives to The Swiffer cloths out there. I have stopped using a duster and polish on some items in my house, because a normal duster was just putting the dust back into the air on a lot of occasions.
I have 2 black cats, and their hair has been all over the place due to the hot weather we have been having. I was not confident it would do what it promised, but I have since used it on my kitchen and bathroom floor, along with window sills and other surfaces, and it has worked a treat each time. I especially like that it leaves no residue behind, it picks up everything. The flexible head on the sweeper has made it easy to get into the hard to reach parts behind my kitchen appliances, which is a godsend.
It is easy to store, as it comes in separate pieces, so you can dismantle i
t if you are pushed for space.
I would recommend The Swiffer highly, as it has helped with my husband’s allergies, and also does a great job of picking up the hairs. It is available at most supermarkets, although I have seen it priced at over £12 which may deter a lot of people, but I say if the price puts you off, then wait until it is on special offer, and give it a try then. You will not be disappointed.