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The worst of 3 sweepers I've tried.
on 31 October 2014
This "was" my third sweeper, my first was a GTECH which cost the same as a decent normal vac, and when it wasn't being charged did ok for the few minutes it did run, that broke (cheap handle that fell apart), so a Bissell perfect sweep was bought for half the amount, and that was very good; no battery, no charging and yes it picked up better than the GTECH, I gave my Perfect sweep to a relation who desperately needed a sweeper/vacuum so I needed another and bought one of these Blue dust care sweepers, on a well known auction site for less than here on Amazon, it arrived quickly in a plain brown box and it's dead easy to assemble (I didn't bother with the instructions), in use the 3 brushes do a fairly reasonable job and you can feel the resistance as you push it, and it is indeed light, sadly though I don't like the Dustcare, for one the handle is too short and not ideal for being used by a bloke, the plastic handle is uncomfortable and slippery, and I'm not a fan of the on board dust hoppers, dust/dirt does manage to escape and when emptying the hoppers you need to exert pressure to open them, which does make a simple process harder than it should be, (This was the GTECH's best feature), the handle is connected via a swing arm (as you can see in the picture), this gives the sweeper extra height which does restrict access (under coffee tables and settee's etc) and finally; because the brushes are about 3cm from the side of the sweeper, running along edges does nothing, you have to sweep dust etc out with something else in order to sweep it up with this thing. Overall I found that whereas one sweep of the other sweepers would clear debris this needs 2 or 3 sweeps.
I know this is the cheapest of the 3 sweepers I've bought, but the Bissell vs Gtech demonstrated that cost is no guarantee of ability/quality. It just about does it's job and would be better suited for use by short users with hard hands, If you desire a non battery sweeper I'd look elsewhere I'm afraid.
A week after ownership I also discovered it's not very durable or well made, as the main sweeping brush popped out SIX times.
Within two weeks of buying it I got rid of it, and bought another far superior Bissell Perfect sweep, which pardon the pun literally wipes the floor with this dire piece of garbage.