The Cordless Swivel Sweeper: Does it Work? - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

12/17/08

The Cordless Swivel Sweeper: Does it Work?

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There's a cleaning tool "as seen on tv" making a bid to join your family. It's called the Cordless Swivel Sweeper and NewsChannel 11's Joe Terrell puts it to the Does it Work? test.

It says right on the box: swivels and picks up like no other.  Well, that can be a good thing or that can be a bad thing. Three parts make up the sweeper; a handle, the main sweeper and the battery and charger unit.

The instructions are mostly about assembly.  A long drawn out read that should hold your interest for about...what was I saying? Anyway, the one thing I did get from this was the importance of the battery. An 8 hour charge gets you 45 minutes of sweeping bliss.

I charged it overnight, assembled the handle easily enough and inserted the battery and we were in business. Now all we needed was a mess... coffee anyone?

One thing became clear very quickly.  This has everything to do with the little spinning brushes and nothing to do with suction. About a minute into our test, I noticed some of the coffee falling back out. I thought it might be full and it was.  

The swivel action is supposed to make cleaning up under cabinet ledges a breeze. It did a decent job on the first pass, but I notice it was spitting stuff back out.  Full again? It was.

Another pass got the rest. One thing I've noticed is the brushes along the short edges work well to get debris trapped along the walls and baseboards. I strolled down the hall to some carpeted areas and found it really performed well there and on the stairs.

The combination of the side brushes and its two pound weight, make the Cordless Swivel Sweeper perfect. Does it Work? We say yes!

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