- Speedy Sweep™ Model No. 558000 is made by Gordon Brush
- Optional extra battery cat no. 558100
- Cordless operation; Nickel-metal hydride battery; charge time: 90 min; auto shut off
- 60/90 minute (carpet/hardfloor) run time
- Sweeping path: 12"
- Lightweight, powerful
- Sweeps dirt into its 1 oz see-thru dust bin; easy to remove for emptying
- Internal non-slip gear belt
- Hi-impact plastic cover, dust bin, housing
- Internal titanium brush roller bearings
- Soft white non-marking wheels
- Weight 4.6 lbs
- Includes wall mount, compact power adapter, special pet hair brush roller
- Learn more from manufacturer
- MSRP: $149.99
- Warranty: One year limited
How the Speedy Sweep Performed
At first glance, this appears to be a well-designed cleaning tool that is engineered to reduce body stress with such things as an adjustable length handle - most sweeper handles are too short, a comfortable hand grip, a lightweight nature and step-on foot control. The dust bin is a very good size and is easy to remove to empty. The Speedy Sweep also has a good size cleaning path with a width of 11.8".
Like most sweepers, it will pick up going forward - that's typical and it does a very good job of lifting debris either from hard floors or carpets. On carpets, it uses more charge than on floors and doesn't glide as quickly - to be expected, but sweeps its way along, with the brush roll making good contact with fibers. Transitioning over different types of floors isn't a problem at all. It does a fair job of picking up stuff right at the walls most of the time. The unit comes with a standard brush plus a pet hair brush (finer bristles) that works well on hair. We have no pets, so cannot confirm for that type of hair. Brush change-out is pretty quick.
It does a good pick-up of dry messes, lint, visual dirt, crumbs, cereal and such on hard floors, Berber-type carpets and low pile door mats, so it's definitely an all-floors sweeper. There also seems to be no problem with heavier debris like gravel at the door and it does better than most sweepers with dried plant leaves, so it can handle bigger debris too. With a low profile and a handle that can lay flat, I was able to easily clean under beds and furniture.
This is not a stylish looking tool - it has more of a serious nature, which I like in a cleaning tool. Considering that it is designed by a company that excels at making industrial/commercial brushes and cleaning tools, I would expect it to be very durable. The company backs it with a one year warranty and all parts are replaceable. Operation noise is reasonable.
It does have a long run time at 90 minutes, which is above average and comes with a charger and wall-mount bracket. It actually stays upright nicely; no need to lean it against a wall or in a corner. That makes it convenient to station it in a certain area like the entrance or family room, for those quick clean-ups. This sweeper is not a vacuum nor will it replace one for dusting floors or getting deep down into carpets, but it does a good job tackling dry surface messes and quick clean-ups.
Overall Impression and Related Resources
Cordless operation means you can run it around the home at will with no cord to hamper the process. Price seems a little high, but it does have above-average abilities compared to most sweepers on the market. It's a great tool for quick clean-ups in between your routine vacuum cleaning. Because of its ease of use and lightweight nature, it would be ideal for seniors or those with arthritis.
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