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Fantastic Lightweight Rechargeable Sweeper - my best buy ever!
Gtech SW10 Rechargeable Cordless Sweeper
Member Name: rolandrat
Gtech SW10 Rechargeable Cordless Sweeper
Date: 05/02/12, updated on 14/03/12 (198 review reads)
Advantages: Lightweight, maneuverable, easy to use
Disadvantages: Cannot do tight corners - but who cares
Like another reviewer I too have health issues and find maneuvering a vacumn cleaner too tiring.
My husband had been doing the vacumning for the past few years but with him having had two major operations in the past year he could not do the hoovering and neither could I really - and our turbo vacumn was not very efficient anyway - even if we had struggled to do it - which both I and my son tried to do.
However suggesting we get a cleaner in met with a negative response from hubby - 'we don't need one' - men! Husband does not seen to see the mess but it does get depressing to be at home ill all day and looking at chores that need doing - but not have the energy to do them.
Anyway I toyed with the idea of buyng one of those Henry cleaning machines as I had heard good things of them - but again they were too expensive.- as was the robot cleaner I saw on TV!
Having to rest quite a lot I often 'window shop' by watching the QVC shopping channel. It was there I saw this SW10 and other rechargeable sweepers. Of course they did a great job picking up items from both carpeted and hard floors - but often these things are not as good when you get them home as they are made out to be. So I procrastinated - until by accident I found on the QVC website that the SW10 Sweeper had been reduced - so even with almost £5 postage I could still get this machine home for under £25. That was a price worth paying to get one home to try out.
I could not resist and ordered straight away.
I have a dark blue model as in the photograph.
It came with a dark handle that had to pushed into the base unit - plus three silver sections which you joined together to form the handle. There is a comfortable black handle fitted to to the top.
Once that was done all that you need do is plug in the charger in to a small slot in the back and charge for about 16 hours for the first time - a little green light shows the power is switched on. I left mine on overnight.
* No cables when cleaning
* Picks up pet hairs from carpets
* Picks up larger objects from hard floors
* Removable long handle to have hand held machine for stairs
* removable front plastic visor to do stair treads
* Suitable for all floor types
* Easy emptly slide out dust tray
* Up to 40 mins cleaning time.
* Height 113cm.
* Handle length 107cm
* Sweeping width 25cm
* Weight 1.3kg
* 4.8 volts
*. Bin capacity 0.4 litre.
I got mine for under £25 but the current price for a comparable model would be £30-£40. However there is a new green and white basic model on Amazon for £25, but may websites do the G Tech sweepers in one form or another - I have even seen them in the Lakeland catalogue.
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The model I bought was the most basic - you can also get them with added features (at extra expense of course):
* Docking station
* Two speed.
I cannot enthuse about this product enough - and if I say even my 21 year old son was praising it then it must be good!
I could not believe how lightweight and maneuverable this sweeper was.
Once you press the button with your foot to switch it on it sort of glides along and so there is no pushing as there used to be with the old manual carpet sweepers. It also maneuvers in a sort of swivel movement - so it does not just go back and forth. A twist of the wrist is al it takes to get it to change course.
I only purchased the basic model - but I do not see the need for having germguard or a headlight anyway.
After its first charge we went round like kids with a new toy - it was fantastic - and I could not believe the amunt of fluff and dust t was picing up - quite shocking.
Now I often do just a bit of a room at a time and then always empty the dust try - so it is empty for the enxt time. the charge lasts a long time but after quite a few cleaning sessions you get the feel that it is getting a bit sluggish so I put it on charge for a few hours.
Aw well as virtually replacing our hoover - no one touches it now - I also use it to get the cat hairs off one of our sofas where the cats sit.
I do not have stairs so cannot comment on the stair cleaning aspect but I do take the visor from the front occasionally and do the edges of the carpet near the walls.
I could not get over how I could lift it up with one finger - and, although I am often weak, on a good day I go round with this a little.
We were overjoyed to get this sweeper - yes it does sound sad - and I was enthusing to a few of my friends who also have health issues - and one has bought one for herself. I was actually showing them when they visited - so it must have made a good impression on me.
We bought ours back last March 2011 so as we were saying the other night even if it died on us now we have had our money's worth - but actually it is still going fine.
Even if you are fit and able and use a normal vacumn cleaner this would be great for quick clean ups - if the kids drop crumbs or there are some cat hairs etc. Also son will now take this and do his room himself, and other rooms as well - and I have heard of others who give these to their offspring when they go to university.
I know this does not have the suction of a vacumn - as it is just brushing up the dust and debre - but I look on it that at least a lot is being cleaned up - and this does manage to get into most places - but I must admt it does not do tight corners or fit under my low bed - but you can't have eveything.
Personally I am happy to put up with its few shortcomings which are more than offset by all its advantages.
* Economical to use
* Good pick up
* Easy empty slide out dust tray
* Can convert to hand held for stairs and seats
* Will work on carpet and hard floors
* Great for mums, students, pet owners, elderly, disabled.
5 Stars - I would give it more if I could.
---Would I Recommend?---
Yes, Yes, Yes. And I have been to all and sundry.
Summary: Lightweight maneuverable easy to use sweeper - get one!
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