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The most useful thing I ever bought on Amazon - apart from that kidney
on 11 September 2013
As any gentleman approaching middle age will tell you, there comes a time in your life when your values change: you start to appreciate the importance of a well-packed car boot when going on holiday; you regularly find the bleating exclamations of Radio 1's Fearne Cotton painfully annoying, rather than just mildly amusing ("skills!"); and, of course, you become strangely concerned about the levels of radiator cleanliness in your home.
This 43cm Long Reach Radiator Cleaning Bristle Brush Duster, while relatively inexpensive, is a creation of infinite genius. I would go so far as to say it is the single most useful item I have ever bought on Amazon (apart from the replacement kidney I obtained for only £99 on Amazon Marketplace Kazakhstan).
It does exactly what you expect it to. Quickly. Properly. And well.
Other reviewers may have complained about the handle coming off - well, armed with that knowledge, I took care to grasp the shaft firmly and resolutely by the bristles, just below the handle, when the brush was inserted into the tight spots of my radiator. Hey presto, no loss of handle!
You may find it helpful to grip the brush top and bottom, above and below the radiator, and use it in a sawing motion to get into all the nooks and crannies. In doing so, I have managed to spruce up six radiators - which had 20 years' worth of accumulated dust, fluff, plaster debris and Lord knows what else behind - so that they now look brand new. You could eat your dinner off them, if you were that way inclined. It took me about an hour, but I removed so much fluff that I had to empty the Dyson three times. No wonder the cats were always sneezing.
My one regret is that this brush, if anything, has cleaned them TOO well. I now have no further use for this implement for another 20 years, by which time I plan to be living in the first human colony on Mars, where they probably won't have any radiators at all.