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Swiffer Duster 360 Product Review

This Swiffer Duster 360 product review covers the Swiffer Duster SDS. Also, in this Swiffer Duster 360 product review, you’ll see Angela Brown cleaning and giving tips on how to dust.

Before you buy random cleaning supplies it’s great to check online Swiffer reviews for the best duster for your type of cleaning. House cleaning, speed cleaning, or a homeowner wanting to “just clean my space.”

You’ll find they sell a Swiffer 360 starter kit and Swiffer 360 duster extender. This Swiffer Duster 360 product review also touts its Savvy Cleaner Approved. Yay!

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Is the Swiffer Duster safe to use and does it work? That’s a great question and we’re going to talk about that today.

Hi, there. I’m Angela Brown and this Ask a House Cleaner. This is the show where you get to ask a house cleaning question and I get to help you find an answer.

Swiffer Duster 360 Product Review

Swiffer Duster 360 Product Review 180 vs. 360360 means the Swiffer Duster Refill head goes all the way around the handle. Now they also sell a 180 view. So, it, in essence, is a duster head on one side of the handle. And for the price, I’ve noticed that the price is similar or about the same. So, between you and me, if I have a choice, and I’m a professional cleaner, so I want to get the biggest bang for my buck. But as a professional house cleaner, I’m going to go with the 360. The 360 lets me do more, and then when one side gets dirty, I can turn it over, and use the other side. So, for me, I prefer the 360.

Swiffer Duster Refills Scented and Unscented

The Swiffer Duster designed by the Procter & Gamble Company also makes Febreze. So, if you love the smell of Febreze, you’ll love the Swiffer Duster Febreze scented refills.

So, if you’ve been putting off dusting, but you love the scent of Febreze, this might be an incentive to start dusting.

Swiffer Duster Handle is 13 Inches Long

Swiffer Duster 360 Product Review, measures 13 inchesThe duster itself has a plastic handle. It’s about 13 inches in length. And it comes apart, for reasons we’ll discuss at another time. Then when you get ready to use it, you just snap it together.

The refills have two small sleeves that the forks on the handle slide into.

Once attached you just fluff the duster with your hands and the fringe falls into place.

The Swiffer Duster Fits in a Back Pocket for Easy Access

Swiffer Duster 360 Product Review, Angela Brown with Swiffer in pocketNow I like this duster because it’s small enough that it fits in my back pocket. So as a professional house cleaner, I always have it with me, and it’s always just within reach.

So, I can be cleaning the house, and then I see some dust. I reach behind me, take it out, dust it, put it back, and I’m good to go. So, I love having it with me at all times. Now the secret to making this work is you got to have a button in your back pocket so that it holds the duster from falling out while you’re using it.

The Proctor & Gamble Reboot

Swiffer Duster 360 Product Review Research and DevelopmentOkay, so the story, real quick, of Procter & Gamble, and how this came to be. Back in 1999, Procter & Gamble decided it was time for a reboot.  They already had a product line of cleaning chemicals, and supplies, and mops. But the market was stagnant. The way people cleaned hadn’t changed in years. So, they decided they to renovate their cleaning line, and find more efficient, easy ways for people to clean.

They spent five years and a bunch of money on research and development. And they went out and they made a whole bunch of appointments with housewives, moms, and dads who clean their own homes.

And they went and they watched the way that consumers clean. And they came up with a whole new line of products.

The P & G Reinvention Gave Us New Ways to Clean

Swiffer Duster 360 Product Review Close Up of Icky DusterThey did not invent them all the products in their new product line. They just reinvented, upgraded and rebooted other products for a better cleaning experience.

Okay, so the Swiffer Duster is one of those products. And when I first heard about this, it was several years ago. Another housecleaner called me and said, “You’re going to love the new Swiffer Duster.”

I did Not Love the Swiffer Duster 36o At First

Feather DustersAt the time, I was using feather dusters. When you get finished dusting, you shake the feather duster and all the dust comes out. And now that I think about the shaking dust out in a room you’ve just cleaned – that doesn’t seem sanitary or allergy friendly.

Anyway, with the Swiffer Duster when you shake it – nothing comes out. WHAT?

I know, it’s got lock and hold fibers that trap dust, hair, cobwebs, spiders, and pet dander.

So how do you clean them?

You don’t. They are disposable. When you’re finished dusting, you toss them.

Swiffer Duster 360 Refills Are Expensive

Swiffer Duster 360 Product Review Angela Brown Opens a Starter KitProctor and Gamble uses the Razor and Blades marketing method.  Back in the olden days, razors would sell you a cheap razor. And the replacement blades were expensive. They made their money from the blades, not the razor. But they knew you couldn’t use the razor without the blades. And that is how they made money.

The Swiffer Duster is the same concept. The handle is cheap – even comes included in a “Swiffer Duster Starter Kit” with a couple of refills.

Once the refills are gone, you have to pay the big money to buy the refills.

You can buy them in bulk, but the cheapest I’ve found is still around a dollar a piece for the refills.

Build the Cost of Swiffer Duster Refills into Your Cleaning Quotes

Swiffer Duster 360 Product Review Bulk ProductsNow, as a professional house cleaner, we are inside peoples’ houses, and we charge them for the cleaning supplies.

So, my suggestion is, build in the cost of one of these for each house into your cleaning quotes.

You’ll use one Duster refill per house. And when you’re done cleaning that house, the duster refill will be nasty and you’ll just toss it.

Swiffer Duster 360 SDS (Safety Data Sheets)

Now I have the SDS Sheet here in front of me, and we’ll go over the pros and cons of the unit, itself, and is it safe? Is it biodegradable? Let’s look.

SDS Info - Identification Savvy Cleaner SpacerInfo

Now it is Proctor & Gamble is the manufacturer. We talked about that already, and they are a worldwide company. These Swiffer Dusters are available worldwide. So, if you’re excited about them, I know I am, too, you can get them just about anywhere.

SDS Hazards Warning Savvy Cleaner SpacerHazards – Warnings

All right, the next part of this are the hazards. And they have to list this, by law, in compliance with the Globally Harmonized System. Proctor & Gamble even went so far to clear their products with OSHA. (Occupational Safety Health and Administration.) And then also the Canada version of OSHA, which is the WHMIS. (Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System.)

So, they’ve cleared their products on all fronts because it is a worldwide product. So that’s good to know.

So, the hazard that they have listed is an ingestion hazard. So, you cannot eat this, not for pets, not for kids.

SDS First Aid Savvy Cleaner SpacerFirst Aid Measures

And if you do eat it by for any strange reason, then you need to go to the doctor because that’s not cool.

SDS Fire Safety Savvy Cleaner SpacerFire Safety

If it catches fire, and it will catch fire, because it’s fluffy. If you light a match to it, it will catch fire. But water or a regular household fire extinguisher will put it out. So that’s good to know.

SDS Ecological - Earth Friendly Savvy Cleaner SpacerEcological

Okay, so as for being biodegradable, it is not biodegradable. It is not, but they have cleared it to go in landfills and processed in your regular garbage.SDS Disposal Waste Savvy Cleaner Spacer

Disposal

So as far as throwing it out, you’re allowed to throw it out in your regular trash. That’s what it’s designed to do.

SDS Physical - Chemical Properties Savvy Cleaner SpacerPhysical-Chemical Properties

When you talk about the description of it, it comes in yellow, and it comes in blue. So, this is exactly what the boxes look like, it matches the picture on the box. So, we’re good to go.

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Stability – Reactivity

Okay, it is a stable product. It says to store in a cool, dry place. It doesn’t have any reactions to anything that we know of.

SDS Toxicity Sickness Savvy Cleaner SpacerToxicity – Sickness

No target organs reported. So, if you use it, it’s not going to affect your heart, or your lungs, or your liver, or any of that stuff. So that’s good.

SDS Transportation Savvy Cleaner SpacerTransportation

All right, the last thing, is it safe to travel? Well, it’s not regulated by land, air, or sea. So, if you want to ship these anywhere in the country, that’s fine. And, if you want to carry them, and sneak them in a carryon bag on an airplane, it’s safe to do that, as well. So just so you know.

SDS Regulatory Compliance Savvy Cleaner SpacerRegulatory Compliance

All right, then the last part is the regulatory information. All ingredients are CEPA Approved for import by Canada and Proctor & Gamble. So, the product is classified in accordance with the Hazardous Criteria for the Canadian Controlled Products Regulation, which is CPR. And the MSDS, which is the Material and Safety Data Sheets.

Swiffer Duster 360 Product Review with Silk Plants

Swiffer Duster 360 Product Review Cleaning Silk PlantsAll right, now I want to show you a couple of different ways that we use the Swiffer Duster. I use it on all sorts of things including to clean silk plants. To use a Swiffer Duster on silk plants, pull the stem of the silk plant towards you. Start at the base of the silk plant with your Swiffer Duster in hand and brush towards yourself. This means you’re brushing the dust in the direction or the grain of the plant.

It’s also great for real plants that have deposits on them, either from themselves, or from dust, or debris, or whatever. So, you can use them on real and silk plants.

Swiffer Duster 360 Product Review with Blinds

Swiffer Duster 360 Product Review Cleaning BlindsAnother thing we use the Swiffer Duster on is blinds. So, if your blinds are icky you may want to clean them the first time with soap and water. From then on you can maintain them with a Swiffer Duster 360.

Maintaining the blinds is easy to do, and frequent light dusting will keep your blinds dust-free.

And again, because the Swiffer traps what it touches, if there are any cobwebs or bugs inside the windows or ledges, it will trap that. Then you can just brush the window down, and the window sill, and you’re done.

Swiffer Duster 360 Product Review with Wine Glasses

Swiffer Duster 360 Product Review Cleaning Bakers RackThen moving on through the rest of the house, there are other things you can use your Swiffer Duster for. For example, let’s say that you have something fine, like wine glasses on a baker’s or wine rack.

When you use this on the glasses just want to be careful and hold the glasses in place, while you dust. This way you don’t have to remove them from the rack and you won’t break them.  But you can dust right between them with the flexible filters of the microfiber duster head as it goes between the nooks and crannies.  This would be a different task using a dusting cloth.

Swiffer Duster 360 Product Review on Stairs

Swiffer Duster 360 Product Review Stair RailingsAnother thing that we use the Swiffer Duster on are stairwells, railings, and banisters. The Swiffer Duster reaches between the slats in the railing and on the ledges in hard to reach places.

As you work your way down the stairs, there are ledges and corners of the stairs you can “sweep” with your Swiffer Duster. And don’t forget the ridge under the stairs where cobwebs hide.

If you’re done cleaning the house and the stairwell is the last item on your list, you can use the Swiffer Duster to sweep the flat part of the stairs as well.

Since the Duster traps everything, there will be nothing that falls to the bottom of the stairs. Nothing to sweep up at the end. But you will want to toss the refill because it will be full of gunk.

Swiffer Duster 360 Product Review on Lights

Swiffer Duster 360 Product Review Dusting LightsAll right, another thing that we like to use the Swiffer Duster 360 for are light fixtures. We like to use it to dust recessed lighting to clear out cobwebs. Now the secret of using it with lights, any light, is to have the light turned off. Because if you go at this with the light turned on and the light is hot, this can melt, or it can stick to the light bulb. So, you don’t want that to happen.

You want to make sure that the lights are turned off and cool before you dust.  This rule applies to recessed lights, inside bathroom lights, or inside lamps, or on the outside of lampshades.

You want to make sure that your lamps are cool.

Also, if you touch a light that’s hot with your Swiffer Duster, there’s a chance the refill head could melt on the light causing it to stink and break.

Swiffer Duster 360 Product Review for Doors, TV’s and More

Swiffer Duster 360 Product Review Dusting six panel doorThe Swiffer Duster is great for all kinds of flat surfaces. You can dust everything from six-panel doors, countertops, table tops, and TV screens.

It’s great for entertainment centers and wooden furniture. And then as you go down the sides of the wood furniture, you capture all the dust that’s resting on the side, and in all the ledges.

Don’t forget to clean the dust and cobwebs under the furniture you can reach.

Swiffer Duster Extender Pole

Swiffer Duster 360 Product Review Dusting Ceiling FanDid you know that Swiffer Duster sells an extender pole? So, if there are places that you want to reach that are up high and you don’t have a stepladder, you can buy the extender version. We’ll talk about that another time.

But if you don’t have the extender pole, we can just use a small stepladder. This allows us to reach ceiling fans, and the tops of refrigerators, and you can also get other things that are high, like shelves or even cabinets.

So, there are so many different things that you can do with the Swiffer Duster.

Swiffer Duster 360 Product Review for the Car

Swiffer Duster 360 Product Review dusting inside of carNow one of my favorite uses for the Swiffer Duster is inside the car. I keep one in the pocket of my car. Right as you open the door, it rests right there between the seat and the door.

So, if I’m sitting there in traffic, and I have a couple of minutes, and I’m not going anywhere, I can dust the nooks and crannies. And I can get out any food, dust, debris, anything that may have gotten in my car when I open the door. So, another great use for the Swiffer Duster.

Swiffer Duster 360 Savvy Cleaner Approved

Savvy Cleaner Seal of Approval - Swiffer Duster 360 Product ReviewDoes the Swiffer Duster do what it’s designed to do? Yes, it does. And it’s become one of my favorite cleaning tools because it is disposable. So, I love this and I’m going to give this the Savvy Cleaner Seal of Approval.

All righty, and that’s a little bit about Swiffer Dusters. If you haven’t given them a try, maybe it’s time you do. And I want to hear all about your experiences. Leave me notes below and let me know whether you’re a 180 or a 360 user. I’m dying to hear your experience.

 

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