REVIEW: New SweeperVac Is a Suck-Up Machine
I could have plugged in my heavy upright vacuum cleaner to suck up the evidence, but instead I tried something lighter and easier: Swiffer's new SweeperVac ($36.67), an upright mini-vacuum with the power to pick up pesky debris on hard surfaces. Cesar Millan, TV's Dog Whisperer and the proud owner of 10 dogs, is a spokesperson for the new gadget, so I had confidence that it would do the job.
It worked well, quickly sucking up the paper pieces (you have to charge the Swiffer for 12 hours before using) and any other small particles on my hardwood floors. The vac's suction action is also perfect for grabbing those balls of fur that accumulate in the corners of your room and the stray kitty litter that ends up just outside the entrance of the box.
Just like a regular non-electric Swiffer, the vac requires the disposable Swiffer sheets ($8.96 for 20), but the bonus is that this super-Swiffer is able to pick up small pieces of debris, not just dust, hair and dirt. It's definitely a convenient alternative to using a regular upright vacuum that is heavier and louder when turned on.
Although it makes a different sound than my larger vacuum, my cats were no less freaked out by the green intruder. They were scared yet oddly intrigued at the same time. I suspect my paper-towel-busting cat may attempt to pick a fight with it in the near future.
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