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Vileda Cordless Electric Sweeper and Dustmop
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Vileda Cordless Electric Sweeper and Dustmop
Date: 25/10/12, updated on 15/04/13 (861 review reads)
Advantages: It is small, stores flat, doesn't create dust clouds, cheap to run, cordless, bagless.
Disadvantages: The side swivel action can be irritating at times.
As some already know, I am a keen user of carpet sweepers on a daily basis and vacuums weekly. This review is about the Sabrina Vileda, a battery operated Vileda carpet sweeper.
I built a shed last year and... don't laugh... put a small piece of carpet right in the entrance for my dogs to lie on and sunbathe whilst I work and a large, old, almost but not quite, thread bare rug at the storage end. Whilst at the workbench end, a piece of vinyl, all of which becomes grubby with sawdust, splinters, grit and the odd muddy paw print after a couple of days of pottering about indulging in one of many hobbies..
To save wear and tear on my knees, and to prevent too much dust becoming airborne, I discarded the dustpan and brush idea and opted for the Vileda electric carpet sweeper, which I purchased for around £19 from Lidls. I cannot remember exactly how much I paid for it but am fairly sure it was less than £20. I have seen similar models for around £29
The Vileda Electric Carpet Sweeper
What I got for my money
The Vileda carpet sweeper was packed in an easy to get into box came complete with a fitted 4V Lithium Ion battery and charger, a three piece, aluminium handle, a sturdy, plastic handle cap, a detachable dust mop, a pack of two disposable cloths for the mop and a small instruction leaflet. It also came with a two-year guarantee.
Weight: 978g (without dust mop attachment) and 1.1kg with attachment.
Handle length: 114cm.
Charger lead length: approx 105cm
The main body of the sweeper is made of a strong, red plastic with the dust-collecting box clipped onto the top, flush with the sides. The power switch is a grey tab, set at the rear of the unit next to the inset where the dust mop can be slotted if needed.
The, silver-grey handle, made from aluminium, pieces were simple to slot together, before being inserted into a grey plastic, pivoted joint attached to the main body. The pivot allows the handle to be lowered to sweep under furniture and it also pivots to the sides, making it easier to steer round bends, though, I sometimes felt that to be more of a nuisance than a help
On the underside of the unit, just behind the large rotating brush, are two small rollers and two larger ones at the rear. Just in front of the front rollers is what I can only describe as a long, narrow rubber blade like a windscreen wiper, only much smaller. At the left edge there is yet another much smaller blade set at an angle, I can only assume they are for guiding the dust particles up into the collecting box, as the rotating brush sweeps. On the right is a tiny brush, reaching to the very edge of the main unit, which also rotates, ensuring corners and edges do not get missed. The brush itself can be removed to clean, though I have not found it necessary to do so yet.
To empty the dust collector, just lift it from its cradle on top of the unit, open up the holding tray with a release tab and empty the contents into a bin.
Before use for the first time. The battery needs to be charged until the indicator light which is red when charging, turns green. It takes about 2hours to fully charge. The total running time is 45 minutes per charge. Although that does not sound a lot, I use less than 2minutes running time per use.
The dust mop attachment, slots into a recess at the back of the main body of the sweeper, mainly for use on parquet, vinyl or tiled floors.
The motor makes a gentle whirring sound, nothing near as deafening as a vacuum cleaner. Even Moses doesn't run and hide when I use it like he does when the vacuum cleaner is in action.
I cannot fault this little cleaner, it seems to be very efficient when it comes to lifting none ground in particles from my shed floors. It works well on carpets and flat surfaces. The volume of dust it holds is less than say a Bissell or Ewbank carpet sweeper, but for my purposes, it is not necessary. In the home, it would be ideal to use when there is a small dry spillage to clean up.
I like the fact that by using this sweeper, no clouds of dust are created such as those when a dustpan and brush is used. The hook on the end of the handle allows it to be hung so that it stores flat against the wall when idle.
A superb youtube video of this sweeper , for anyone who is interested is on
Summary: Surely the Harley Davidson equivalent of the broom.
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