“ Brand: Wilkinson / Type: Brush / Category: Cleaning Products & Utensils > Bucket, Broom, Brush etc. „
At home we have wooden flooring everywhere except the hall way and bedrooms and so I tend to find this gathers the most dust and dirt, especially in the kitchen area. I have become quite partial to Wilkinsons recently, as they have great value homeware but any store is a good 10-15 minute drive from me so I probably go once every 2 months at a push. On my last trip I couldn't help myself and since I always want to buy stuff as who knows when I will be back, when I saw this dustpan and brush it went straight into my trolley!
I am quite a girly girl, so I bought this dustpan and brush set for £2 in a pink/fuschia colour. It is made of plastic, and is relatively lightweight, so super easy and nifty to carry around and put away in storage. It comes in the usual design, of the dustpan which has a easy to hold handle, and also a matching dust brush with a durable handle which is comfortable to hold. The two slot together easily so the set can stay together, as often in the past I have found I can find one and not the other which is very frustrating! However, the two are really compatible and there is even a hole in the handle of both the pan and brush so it can be hung up or hooked together.
The pan, for such a low price is good quality, with a rubber tipped edge for scraping the dust in easily and effectively without me needing to frequently try and sweep and brush to get all the dirt in. It doesn't scrape on my wooden floor and is has a reasonable capacity (not that I ever have so much dirt!) so I can sweep it all in one time and then throw it away.
The brush is just as good quality and has strong thick bristles which is able to brush aside the dirt easily without gathering all the dust and dirt in the brush. I have only had this a few weeks, but have ended up using it a good few times a week and it is still excellent quality and works perfectly. For the price I paid, I really cannot recommend it enough, and can't think of any faults! It comes in a variety of colours so there is a dustpan and brush for everyone!
My kitchen floor has ceramic tiles which I clean with a mop and hot water about twice a week but most days I find myself getting the dustpan and brush out especially in the areas by the kitchen bin and where I prepare most of the food. Even if you are extremely neat and tidy in your kitchen you still get crumbs and peelings and goodness knows what fall onto the floor. If it is particularly messy (usually when my husband has been cooking one of his creations) I will get the vacuum out but it is usually sufficient to just use my dustpan and brush.
I bought my dustpan in a dark grey colour from my local Wilkinsons in April this year and paid the grand price of 84p. There was a more expensive model available but I couldn't see much difference by looking at it apart from the fact that it was a brilliant white and the brush was a snazzy two tone, and in fact the dustpan area actualy looked smaller than this one.
The handle is quite substantial and is easy to hold and keep a grip on, and the brush has a large area of nylon bristles which are firm and quite close together and which manage to catch all the food etc you are brushing up. I would think that the bristles are strong enough to sweep up larger and heavier items such as gravel or waste from gardening but I haven't tried this myself.
The dustpan has a strip of black rubber all along the edge which keeps it secure when you are using it but is not too thick to get in the way. The dustpan drops down a short way from the rubber into a sort of shelf where the food collects without spilling out while you continue to use it. The brush clips onto the brush for easy storage and there is a hole in both dustpan and brush for you to hang onto a hook on the wall if space is tight. I keep mine in the central heating cupboard where there are some hooks and occasionally I do hang it up but more often than not I open the door and throw it on the floor which hasn't seemed to do it any harm.
I have used this dustpan and brush most days now for over 2 months in the kitchen and have also used it to sweep up compost from the patio when I planted my baskets. The compost was a bit moist and although I shook the brush and wiped it on the grass it looked a bit dirty, so I washed it in a bucket of warm soapy water and left it to dry on the patio and it came up as good as new.
I recommended this product to my daughter and she was a bit sceptical at first as she thought it wouldn't be very good due to the low price but she has used it a lot and is also pleased with the quality.
If there does come a time when this dustpan and brush either splits or just gets a bit too grubby I would definitely buy another one. I can't see the point of spending more when it does exactly what it is supposed to do.
I use a dust pan and brush on a regular basis as we use it to clean out our animals' cages. We bought one from Wilkinsons as it was cheap and now I know why!
I thought all dustpan and brush sets were pretty much the same but the design of this one is not at all comfortable to hold and it's also really poor quality.
The dust pan handle is really very thin and this means that when I hold it the edges of the handle dig into my hand. I have to grip it quite hard to use it (I use it to scoop out sawdust from the cage) and this results in the plastic digging into my skin. It is so uncomfortable to hold. The brush is the same, it could do with being more rounded so that this doesn't happen.
The brush is good at sweeping, the bristles are quite hard and there are plenty of them which makes sweeping easier than if there were less. It is quite a thick brush so you can cover a wide surface area, again this is useful.
The actual dustpan inside is very thin, it has managed to crack on ours which means that bits of sawdust get stuck in the crack and this is a bit of a bacterial risk really.
We have since bought a different one, it was much more expensive from Debenhams actually but it works much more efficiently. We still have this one 'in case of emergencies' but we do not really value it at all even for cleaning out soiled sawdust.
I think I paid about £1.50 for it, not a lot anyway and I don't recommend it.
At university, I have lived in the same flat for two years but this year, my best friend and I moved in somewhere new. Last week I headed up to Nottingham to move some of my things in and get the flat sorted for when we both moved in properly. When I arrived at the flat, I realised that we were missing a lot of things that we needed as these mostly came with the old flat. A trip to Wilkinson was in order.
One of the first things I picked up was a Wilkinson dust pan and brush set. This cost a total of 84p which is a complete bargain. Wilkinson do have more expensive dust pan and brush sets on sale although I don't see the point in paying more than you need to. The dustpan and brush set, although pictured in blue, actually comes in silver. I'm not sure whether or not other colours are available but this was all that was available at my local store.
Both the dust pan and brush are made from a very cheap plastic but then what else can you expect when you only pay 84p for something. The dust pan has a rubber edge to it which makes sure that all rubbish swept up will go into the pan rather than underneath it which has been a problem in the past with other dust pan sets that I've had. The dust pan also has a clip on the back end which is used to clip on the brush so that the set stays together.
The brush has a plastic handle with quite thick plastic bristles. The handle is nice and thick so it is easy to hold while doing your cleaning. The bristles, as they are thick, pick up little bits of dirt and dust very well. If there is too much fluff on the floor though it will stick to the bristles instead of going into the pan so you'll have to remove this by hand. I also sometimes wash the brush with soap and water as it removes any dirt really well and makes sure you aren't cleaning with a dirty brush.
For 84p, this dust pan and brush set is a real bargain and does exactly what it should do. I know it won't last forever but I only need it for the year while I'm at uni so I couldn't really have asked for anything more from this product.
Having a hard working husband, a cat and a large extended family means that I never quite feel like the battle for clean floors has been won. I can vacuum my floors, mop them over and then ten minutes later someone will arrive for a surprise visit and I'll soon be left with mess, crisp crumbs or other general rubbish that comes with having small children in your home. Because of this I have a long handled dustpan & brush (for sweeping up a few crumbs and bits) and then a small handheld dustpan & brush, this one, that I normally use for breakages or sweeping up items that I need to be sure are completely removed from the floor (play doh for example). I'm not entirely sure how much I paid for this, around 75-80p if I remember correctly quite a while ago now, however you can pick this up for just 84p so it is a bargain still anyway.
This dustpan & brush is simple to store. The brush clips in to the dustpan by going over the handle of the dustpan and it takes just a couple of seconds to put these two items together for storage to ensure that they are always ready to use when I want them. I have had a dustpan & brush previously however I lost the brush eventually and after finally buying this set, maybe six months ago, I found the brush when tidying up my hall cupboards by which point I'd already thrown away the dustpan! I like a dustpan & brush that goes together and this is very handy for me to just grab from my cupboard under the sink and set to work when something needs sweeping up. You also have a cut out in the ends of the items so that you can hang them up if you want to but this isn't something I've ever thought of doing as I have lots of space in my cleaning cupboards.
These items are made from plastic but they are nice and strong. The dustpan sits close to the floor and it is easy enough to brush items on to it ready for putting in the bin. The rubber edge helps with this and mine hasn't become worn or damaged despite regular use after the last few months. The pan sits low to the floor and tight against it and I don't have to grip it too hard to brush everything in to it with a step inside meaning you can lift the pan up and the items you've swept up will be protected from falling back out all over the place again. The brush itself is strong and the handle is easy to grip too. The nylon bristles are lasting well and they are strong and long too. I have only had a couple of bristles fall out the whole time that I have used this and the bristles haven't started to flair outwards lots yet either. This brush works very well at sweeping up everything that I need to whether it's broken glass or just some bread or crisp crumbs. I am able to clear up most mess in just one trip to the rubbish bin because the dustpan is quite a reasonable size and this pleases me no end.
Obviously because this is a dustpan and brush you need to get down low to use it, however, I do have a long handled dustpan & brush if I don't need to bend down and check that everything has been cleared up. I mainly use this for sweeping up crumbs around my coffee or dining table after the kids have visited or when I am clearing up something that I need to be certain has been fully removed, such as glass, in which case I would always get down to almost eye level to ensure that no small shards have been missed before then running the vacuum over to be sure. I am going to give this dustpan and brush 5 out of 5 stars as it is everything that I expect from a dustpan and brush.
What with a toddler and a puppy my kitchen floor is never clean. I usually vacuum once a day but for those little jobs when you don't want to lug out the massive vacuum cleaner I use a dust pan and brush.
I got my set from Wilkinsons for the ridiculous price of just £0.84. I know Wilko's is cheap but that really is a great bargain especially as I have had this now for a few years and have never needed to replace it. As you would expect this is a two part cleaning product, a brush and a pan. What I like about it is that the brush handle hooks over the handle of the pan and clips on so when you store them the two stay together and so you never have to hunt for either the brush or the pan in your cleaning cupboard.
There is also a small hole in the end of both handles so if you wish to hang this set over a hook in the cupboard you can do that too, to keep it out of the way. My set is a pearlised blue colour but really the colour has nothing to do with the function or use of this product, its just a look.
The brush is really quite strong and thick. It has lots of nylon brushes on it which are placed quite close together so when you brush it over the food/dust etc that you want to pick up it really does pick up pretty much everything. The handle is sturdy and grips well in your hand so you are guaranteed to get a good brush stroke each time. The pan comes with a rubber ellipse which is angles down to touch the floor at the perfect angle so when you are sweeping up your dust/food etc the food gently glides into the pan and does not get caught underneath the pan which I have sometimes found with other dustpans. I think this works because the rubber almost sticks to the floor and makes the pan quite steady as you are ushering things into in. Inside the pan there is a little ledge so if you tip the pan up the food and particles will stay in the pan and not go back onto the floor thus defeating the purpose of you being on your hands and knees scrapping up rubbish!!
The pan has quite a large surface area so it will pick up quite a lot of food in one go. My only downside to this pan is that the handle does not come with a long handle so you can stand up and pick up the food without having to bend down but it does the job it is intended to do at an amazing price!
Personally I think everyone needs a dustpan and brush at some point, well in my case I need a dustpan and brush practically all the time. I am forever renewing them, as for me it doesn't take long before the brush just resembles a dead dried up hedgehog, not that I really know what a dead dried up hedgehog looks like but nevertheless, my brushes end up totally useless and I have to replace them.
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I don't mind having to replace my dustpan and brush because they don't cost a lot and I like it when I have a new brush to use. I tend to buy all my brushes and mops etc. from Wilkinsons I always have. They sell pretty decent cleaning stuff and it's always cheap. I bought this dustpan and brush as my old set was well past it's sell by date so to speak and there's only so much you can sweep up with a dead hedgehog! The only qualm I had with buying this dustpan and brush was the fact I had to buy it in blue and as the dustpan and brush lives in the kitchen it disturbed me to think of something blue amongst all the yellow and green, but I decided for 80 odd pence I would put up with the color and just throw it in the cupboard so I wouldn't have to look at it.
The dustpan and brush is of quite good quality plastic, average size pan with a nice sized matching pearlescent blue brush including blue bristles to match. The brush has a hole in the top of the handle allowing me to hang it up if necessary but this is not an issue for me as it will be out of sight from prying eyes, tucked safely away from all the yellow and green. The bristles are not really hard but they are not overly soft either, a great texture for what I need. The pan is totally open there is no top part to it, like some others I have seen. Then there is the usual black rubber strip across the front of the pan which makes it easy for me to sweep things up without it all going underneath the pan.
I use the dustpan and brush mainly for sweeping up toast crumbs, as the toaster lives in low kitchen cupboard and because the little tray that collects the crumbs underneath the toaster is very rarely emptied, every time the toaster comes out the cupboard crumbs go everywhere. Hence the reason I always seem to be using a dustpan and brush (we eat a lot of toast in our house) and if I forget to empty the little tray then I pay for it later by having to sweep the contents of it off the floor.
Like I already mentioned I got this dustpan and brush from Wilkinsons for the great price of around 80p I don't think anyone could go wrong with this dustpan and brush, even if it only lasts me a few months it was still worth buying and I will return to Wilkinson's to buy another set.
5 stars for this Wilkinson Dust Pan and Brush I think this little set is fantastic value for money and I would recommend it to anyone.
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==Wilkinson Dust Pan and Brush Set==
We are pretty unfortunate living on the Isle of Wight as far as shopping is concerned and more often than not I have to go to the mainland in order to buy a lot of my clothes and such items as there just isn't the array of shops that there is in the larger cities elsewhere. Wilkinson's is one of those shops that I always like to go into when I am over in Portsmouth just to check out the cheap items that they have as they seem to have so much at such a low price.
This dust pan and brush set was something which I did actually need and I felt that at 84 pence it wasn't something that could be brushed over (ha ha). Having hard floors in the flat means that the vacuum isn't always the best thing to use when trying to pick up al the crumbs and debris that seems too accumulate on a hourly basis and getting the vacuum out of the cupboard is often more hassle than it is worth.
Therefore I tend to use a large flat sweeping brush to gather all the crumbs into one corner of the kitchen but hadn't had anything to pick these up with which is where the need for a dust pan and brush comes in.
84p is an absolute bargain and I shouldn't think you could find a set like this cheaper any where else which is why I was keen to snap it up and mum who was with me also got one (although I am sure she didn't need it).
The set comes in two parts like you would expect and consists of a blue coloured dust pan and a blue handled brush. The bristles on the brush are made of a soft plastic type of material and these are also ina blue pearly colour to match the rest of the plastic. The brush is ideal for sweeping up lightweight bits of crumbs but is not designed to scrub as the bristles are quiet soft to touch.
There is a nice rubber edge to the dust pan which means that the crumbs that are brushed into it will not get stuck under the pan and will all be swept up into the dust area neatly without too much bother or bits flying everywhere.
The handle of the brush clips on to the handle of the dust pan which makes for easy storage and of course you won't be able to get the brush lost at all. The whole item is of a standard size when compared to other dust pan and brush sets and fits nicely under my kitchen sink.
The dust pan is easy to wipe clean although the rubbery edge of the dust pan is not the most secure and although I have had it nearly a year and it is still stuck fast I should think that this would be the first aspect of the pan to break.
The bristles on the brush are also fairly easy to give a good clean and this is needed as they will pick up the dirt and often look grubby fairly quickly but this is nothing a bot of washing up liquid and a scrub under warm water won't fix.
All in all I must say that for 84p you can't really go wrong with this set. It does exactly what it is needed to do and does it well. Even though it is cheap it is still made to a pretty good standard although I am sure that if you bought an expensive one it would probably last forever where as this one I should think wouldn't last a life time.
For the price I can't fault it and for that reason I feel a score of 5 out of 5 stars and a very high recommendation is well deserved.
Wilko's wins again on its cheap home items!
I do hope that this has been of some help/interest to you
Many thanks for taking the time to read.
Dust Pan and Brush Set