Sometimes I actually enjoy vacuum cleaning the house because it's pretty much the only exercise I get. Other times though I find it a real chore, especially if I have to do a quick job because guests come round. My mother has always been proud of her Ewbank and I recently decided to get one of my own. I chose the Ewbank Evolution 2.
About the product
The product is essentially a sweeping brush but a super posh one which collects all the dust and dirt within the mechanism and which can be used on the carpet. The brand Ewbank has been around since 1880 and has been 'helping people keep their homes clean' ever since. It doesn't work using electricity so there are no cords to get tangled up in and no need to worry about being close to a plug socket.
The product is light weight in comparison to a vacuum cleaner which makes it easier to manoeuvre and as the handle rotates down flat, then it will also underneath tables and other furniture. It has a wide face so that it covers a large surface area meaning less work on your part. It has adjusted to fit in with the modern home which means that mine comes with two easily adjusted setting - one for wooden floors or tiles, and one for carpeted surfaces.
Appearance and Price
Mine is silver and black in colour and it is so much daintier and lighter than my vacuum cleaner. It has a long straight like that of a sweeping brush which can be lifted up and down. It has a dial on the top with two moments which can be twisted according to whether you are working or hard or soft flooring. On the other side there is a lever which opens the collection tray so that you can empty the machine. The product comes at a much cheaper price than a normal vacuum cleaner costing only £9.99. The product can be bought from a variety of online websites.
The product is so quick and easy to use. You do need to put a bit of work into using it but it's all exercise so you're killing two birds with one stone. After choosing the correct setting, you simply run the Ewbank forwards and backwards over the carpet. It picks up all of the bits and bobs as it goes although sometimes you do need to run the product over the surface a couple of times. The handle bends down well for you to reach under the furniture as long as it's not too low lying.
It is really handy to not have to plug in and unplug the product as you move around the house. It is also much quieter than a normal vacuum cleaner so you could use it when the children are in bed. That being said, it is by no means silent and it almost sounds like a toy being wound up but it is on a smaller scale than a hoover. It picks up all bits off the carpet and it works equally well on hard flooring.
I don't think it's as effective as picking small dust particles and this would never replace my hoover but it such a good stand in for quick surface cleans. The product is easy to empty by pulling the lever. You must ensure that you are standing over a bin before doing so or you will have to start all over again! This is also a great product as it uses no electricity.
All in all, this is a fantastic product which comes at a cheap price. It is light, makes you flooring look tidier and cleaner quicker and it's simple to empty. They are no cords to get tangled in or to trip over and you don't need to worry about plugging and unplugging the machine. It's much quieter than a hoover and as it doesn't use electricity then you'll save money, save the environment and get some exercise. I am so happy with this product and there's obviously a reason why this product has been around for so long - it works!
Short name: Ewbank 820 HG