Product Type: Leifheit vacuums
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A mediocre carpet cleaner
Leifheit Regulus Supra Carpet Sweeper
Member Name: SoadFan
Leifheit Regulus Supra Carpet Sweeper
Advantages: Not a great floor cleaner
Disadvantages: Doesn't pick up all crumbs and dust
~A mediocre carpet cleaner~
Having bought and used a number of good old fashioned carpet sweepers over the years and found the bristle brush type ones to be rather good in the main, I found that the Leifheit Regulus Supra carpet sweeper, with its so called ultra modern rubber style bristles somewhat of a let down. Why the product manufacturers decided to use these super duper (not) replacement rubber bristles (on a roller) on this carpet and solid floor cleaner, when it was designed is a complete mystery to me. In my honest opinion after having put up with this product and tried to make the best of it for some time, I found the rubber bristles really didn't stand up to the job they are meant to have been designed for.
When I was thinking about choosing a new carpet sweeper that I could use on rugs, carpets, laminate and tiled surfaces I thought it would be good to pick a slightly more modern system than I had used in the past, which is how I ended up with this product in the first place. After having used this product with very lack lustre results I feel that I wasted my money on it. Even though this cleaner looks modern, being nice and neat and also easy to put together, I found that that I couldn't get along with it. I know this product was designed to feel light to handle, yet it was never able to pick up everything it ought to have done when it was in use. I feel that there is no point what so ever in having a nice looking product, that then fails miserably at doing the job it was bought for.
A minor plus point for some users of this product may be in the lightness of it though, as fully set up it weighs in at just under a kilo, which would make it easy to lift, handle and use for anyone who finds heavier carpet cleaners hard to work with. Most of the weight is around the main body of the cleaner, with the handle and support pipes being very light indeed in my opinion. I found that I wasn't overly keen on the angle of the light weight handle used on this cleaner. I am sometimes a little heavy handed when hoovering up crumbs etc and would have liked a slightly weightier, stronger feeling product to work with that could stand up to repeated usage and also clean better.
In use on laminate flooring and other hard flooring surfaces the rubber bristle roller worked very slightly better than it did on carpets and rugs. When I used this floor cleaner on laminate flooring to pick up light crumbs and dust it mostly picked up what it was faced with, only requiring an average amount of effort on my part. I feel it gave satisfactory results in most cases on hard surfaces, although results were no where near as good as they are when I am using a powered vacuum cleaner to pick up dust and crumbs with.
When using the cleaner on carpets and thicker pile rugs, the rubber bristles fitted to the cleaner gave results that were not overly good. I found it could be hard work to use the product to get a good finish on carpets a lot of the time, as I was unable to pick up everything that should have been picked up first time with this cleaner. I must admit that this cleaner was pretty rubbish at being the quick fix it ought to have been for use during those times when I didn't want to cart the mains powered vacuum cleaner out to give everything a quick spruce up.
In my opinion the lack of effectiveness of this cleaner most certainly defeated the object of me having bought it, as it was meant to save time and effort when picking up the odd few crumbs here and there. Had this cleaner worked as well as I hoped it would, I know I would have continued to use it on a regular basis. Sadly I feel that this floor cleaner really was a waste of money, as it was not up to the job it was meant for and often made a small quick and easy job far more time consuming. My rating for this cleaner is 2 stars as I feel it didn't live up to my expectations. This cleaner can still be purchased if required for around £20/ £25.
Summary: Could have been much better
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