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Dust just seems to accumulate in my house every couple of days and needs cleaning all the time. As a household task I actually don't mind dusting, I think there's something quite satisfying about wiping down a surface and seeing the dust disappear and a clean surface appear. I have used normal dusters in the past but these fluffy dusters from Pledge are a great way of removing dust from hard to reach places and also make it easy to just sweep the duster across a surface quickly and remove the dust effectively and efficiently.
The dusters are white and fluffy and have lots of special fibres on them so unlike just a plain flat cloth the fibres help to pick up a lot more dust and other particle and I think clean things a lot easier. All I seem to need to do with this duster is to quickly swipe it over a surface and the dust is gone whereas with regular dusters they take a lot more elbow grease. I think it helps that this fluffy section of the duster is actually attached to a plastic handle so you can hold it more like a feather duster rather than just a cloth so I think this makes it easier to use. The plastic handle folds in half so you can have the duster quite close or you can then bend it out and extend it and reach up to quite high places or places just out of your reach in order to dust those too. I think this is a really good benefit as dust usually accumulates in those hard to reach places but with this duster they are made easy to reach. I like it because I can reach the cornices around the top of my walls in my new house and the top of my picture frames easily without having to stand on a chair to reach them. I can just reach up with this stick and dust them.
These dusters also have the British Allergy Foundation seal of approval as they pick up not only dust but common allergens as well which is great as we have cats and dogs in our house and I suffer from asthma so to be able to dust and pick up more of this asthma triggers than a regular cloth does is great.
What I like about the handle on this duster too is that because it bends in the middle this makes it easier to store than if you have a long handled feather duster. Once the fluffy portion becomes too dirty you can just take it off the handle as it just slips on and throw it away. The pack you buy comes with two dusters so its good to have a back up should you need it. The pack costs about £3 which I think is very good value for a good quality, well designed duster.
As per the title, I have asthma. I am also allergic to feathers, so feather dusters are right out as a dust and feather combo would have me rushing for my inhaler in no time. Yet because of my breathing problems, I do need a dust-free environment more than most people and as much as my fellow asthmatics.
This system lets me get the dusting effectiveness of a feather duster with no addition of allergic triggers to the already bad effects of dusting.
In the starter kit you get two fluffy duster heads which you attach to the two long prongs of the plastic hand unit. Because of the way the prongs are angled the heads do remain firmly attached as well as giving a good circumference of fluffy cleaning area. The artificial fibre fluff you dust with is extra long so it picks up dust even from crevices and keeps it picked up with ease.
As the width of cleaning area is big relative to the fixed prongs which hold it in place it is great for dusting between ornaments without having to take them off the shelf, dust with a normal duster and polish and then put everything back. I will still do that but for a quick dust that gets the shelf clean without causing an asthma attack these Fluffy Dusters are fabulous.
The head is extendible, which is great for this short girl as it makes reaching dust at otherwise awkward places like the back of the telly a doddle. It is not the extendability of my mop gadget but it does give that extra hand's length of reach which can make all the difference and all at the press of a button. The button mechanism ensures that the duster stays extended and does not collapse on you just as you reach a tricky spot of dust.
The duster heads are disposable and Pledge sell replacements in both the original unscented and citrus varieties. However, I throw mine in the washing machine and am still reusing the two heads that came with the starter kit after well over a year, which makes this a really good value for money choice as well as an effective means of dusting.
I find it especially useful in keeping my trusty laptop clean and dust free. One sweep takes away the dust and all without the need for specialist and expensive cleaning products. It also allows dusting without having to break out the Pledge spray - which I do love for my wooden furniture but which does not always agree with my asthma. Without the spray, it will not deliver a polish, but it will deliver Clean and sometimes and in some places that is all that is needed.
The dusters are endorsed by Allergy UK for both house dust mites and also for cat allergens.
You can get these from all the major supermarkets as well as online. It will currently cost £2.80 at Tesco with refills costing £3.00 for five duster heads.
The duster will fold back onto the hand unit which minimises its storage footprint.
The starter kit comes in a cardboard backed curved rigid plastic container. This delivers the hand unit and duster heads to you safely and cleanly. Then all you need to do is extend the prongs, fit the duster into the two channels on the back of the duster head and get dusting.
Which these Fluffy Dusters do beautifully.
I tried Pledge Fluffy Dusters as my mum always uses them and she loves them. Basically they are a modern take on the traditional feather duster.
I got mine from Tesco. I bought a starter pack for £2.29, although they are on offer at the moment for £2.00. They come in a plastic fronted pack so you can see exactly what you are getting. The front of the pack says Pledge Fluffy Dusters and has Starter Kit written at the top. It also has the British Allergy Foundation Logo on there as they have given the fluffy duster their "seal of approval".
For your money you get 1 handle and 2 disposable dusters. The handle is made of green plastic and to be honest doesn't look that strong but my mum has had hers for several years with no breakages so they must be ok. The handle folds in half making it easy to store. It also has a hinge on the end so you can angle the fluffy duster to go along the tops of pictures or wardrobes etc.
To fit the actual duster is easy although I could imagine it being a bit of a problem for those with arthritis. My mum has struggled with this sometimes but generally for most of us it would be simple. The handle has 2 thin prongs on the end, a bit like a 2 pronged fork. The duster heads have 2 little slots in the back of them and you just push the prongs into the slots and that's it! Its a bit like slotting a net curtain onto a pole. Once this is done there's no excuse not to dust.
The duster heads are made of long fluffy fibres and they are really soft. These are what picks up and holds onto any dust or allergens. The fibres are so soft that you can dust anywhere, between the keys on the computer, around delicate ornaments and behind things too. I really like these because they are so quick, it takes no time at all to wizz round with one before work. Of course they are no substitute for a good polish and they obviously wont remove any marks but for just keeping your home dust free they are brilliant.
I've been using mine for several weeks now and 1 head lasts me about a month. After this you simply pull the duster head off and throw it away. Brilliant! You
can buy a refill pack of the heads for £2.63 for 5 replacement heads, although these too are on offer just now for £2.00. You can also get citrus refills which smell of lemon although you only get 4 for the same price as 5 of the unscented ones.
I have tried washing the duster heads to get more miles out of them but its not really successful, they just aren't the same.
Over all I think these disposable dusters are brilliant, they pick up the dust rather just push it around. They make keeping you home dust free very easy and are excellent for anyone who suffers with asthma or hay fever.
On doing my weekly clean I like to give all my furniture a good old fashioned polish with a reputable furniture polish, I love the smell and the glossy look that only the traditional way of polishing furniture can achieve. Sadly dust quickly settles in my house so every other day I whip out my Pledge Fluffy Duster, a wonderful gadget that you can use to remove all dust from an average sized room in minutes.
Pledge Fluffy Dusters come in a starter kit which includes 1. Extendable handle and two fluffy dusters. The extendable handle is easy to fit the duster on, just take it out of the box and unfold, remove one of the dusters and fit it onto the prongs on the end of the handle. The handle has a lock for when you need to extend it to get to hard to reach places. The dusters are approved by the British Allergy Foundation and claim to pick up dust and common allergens.
I noticed that indeed the duster does pick up the dust rather than spread it everywhere and it can get into the tiniest of spaces. Is it is also very usual for removing dust from places that cannot be dusted with furniture polish like the curtain rails, light fittings tops of doors, and radiators, it will easily fit down the gap between double radiators as well.
The cooker in my kitchen is fitted between the kitchen units with very small gaps either side, impossible to get my hand in there or even the hoover hose, but my fluffy duster can get in there so when the duster is ready to be replaced before I replace it I push it down the sides of the cooker and scrape up any food that might have got trapped down there.
The fluffy duster starter kit is currently £2.50 in Asda
Replacement dusters are sold in packs of 5 for £2.80 (56p each)
I replace my fluffy duster about once a month so they so at a cost of 56p a month they work out very economical.
Just another cleaning gadget right? WRONG!
My mum, as you may have seen from other reviews I've made, is quite a fan of these cleaning gadgets you see. I am always of the opinion that a cloth and spray is adequate but I can certainly see the positives of this nifty little aid.
Firstly, the price is quite steep, because you have to keep buying refills. I find that one refill is enough to dust the house once over, if it's just averagely dusty. Anything more than that and you'd need to refills. It means it can be more costly to dust, but actually if you consider the time you save, it isn't such a bad deal.
This is just so light and easy to use that you can majestically sweep it across your surfaces in half the time as before. The other great thing is that you only need to use one hand instead of one for the cloth, one for the polish!
A downside is that it does feel a little flimsy and as though it could snap. It has never happened but if you got it in the wrong angle it's possible... Changing the dusters is as easy as putting a sock on, so if you can do that, then don't worry, this is a piece of cake.
You can find these in most supermarkets for maybe £3 for refills and a little more for the initial kit. I think they are the best thing since sliced bread and I'm glad we have them because I won't be going back to my duster ever again. This is value for money and looks kind of cute too:)
Pledge Fluffy Dusters have got to be one of the best inventions recently. I think it was last year when they first hit the supermarket shelves along with another brand. Since I'm an indecisive person at the best of times, I purchased a box of each but it's the Pledge Fluffy Dusters that have earned my repeat custom.
I detest dusting. As soon as I've dusted and everything's nice and clean, two days later it's back again. Therefore, dusting is relegated near to the bottom of my 'to do' list and generally is done no more than once every week (or two).
Nowadays I get around to dusting a lot more often. I have a couple of these dusters which I leave lying around, one upstairs and one downstairs, so if I'm passing by, the sight of them reminds me to pick one up and have a quick dust.
Pledge Fluffy Dusters make dusting so easy as they're designed to do away with the need for a separate duster and spray polish. They consist of a plastic handle with a fold out prong onto which you slot your fluffy duster. The duster part is made of fluffy fibres that feel a bit like cotton wool. They are available in either un-fragranced or with a citrus smell which I am currently using.
The duster part is packed separately so once you've taken it out the pack you then slot it onto the prong. After giving it a quick shake to 'fluff it up', away you go.
Dusting now involves nothing more taxing than holding the handle and flicking the fluffy end of the duster over anything that's dusty, ie television, tables, pictures, photos etc. The fibres are designed to trap and hold any dust it comes into contact with.
It's extremely convenient for hard to reach areas such as between bookshelves or all around the DVD player, behind the TV and any other nooks and crannies. It also makes dusting photos a breeze and if you're not very tall, as I'm not, I can now reach spider webs in the corners of the ceiling which I never bothered with before. I don't know where the spiders go either, and I don't want to!
Each duster absorbs quite a lot of dust and mine probably last about a month of dusting on alternate days. Once it's too dirty to use any more, you simply pull it off the prongs, throw it away and put on a new one.
As these are only dusters, they aren't suitable for cleaning stains or marks which would require the use of some other cleaning agent.
They have a 'Seal of Approval' from the British Allergy Foundation which makes them a good choice for those suffering adverse reactions to house dust mites or cat allergens.
When you're buying one of these for the first time you must purchase a starter pack containing the handle and a couple of dusters. Once you've used them up, you simply buy the refill box of four or five disposable dusters.
As long as they don't stop selling the refills, I'll keep buying them. Although I don't particularly like cleaning, at least these dusters take most of the effort out of one of life's drudgeries.
They're available in major supermarkets. The starter kit contains the handle and two dusters and costs around £1.89. A box of five un-fragranced refills costs about £2.18 and a box of four citrus refills costs £2.69 at the time of writing. The refills are sealed inside a plastic pack so once you've taken out one duster, the remaining dusters stay nice and fresh smelling if you fold down the packet.
A small word of caution: they're not to be used on any hot surface, so no dusting light bulbs with lights on. They can only be used on dry surfaces and you mustn't use them with any other product.
Pledge Fluffy Dusters are the convenient and effective way to trap and hold dust from your furniture and hard to reach places / The fluffy head, with extra long fluffy fibres, reaches dust in cracks and crevices, so you can clean in all those hard to reach places / When it is dirty, just throw it away and replace it with another fluffy head / It comes with an extendable and fold-away handle to improve reach into inaccessible places.