At A Glance: The Broom Groomer is a step-on dustpan with added functionality that makes sweeping easier. Rubber "teeth" on the back of the dustpan let you quickly and easily comb out dust bunnies from your broom's bristles, while a smooth rubber "lip" on the front keeps the dustpan flush with the floor so nothing slips through the cracks.
What's To Like: For starters, you won't have to get your hands dirty to clean off the broom when it inevitably gets dust and hair stuck in it. It's not just about convenience - it's also about cleanliness, and you're hands will stay clean.
What's Not to Like: The foot pedal may or may not work to hold the dustpan, depending on the smoothness of your floor. If your floor is older and more "wavy" like ours is, you'll probably need to hold the dustpan by hand.
The Bottom Line: Clean your floor, clean your broom, all in one motion. The Quirky Broom Groomer is an excellent, innovative household tool.
A row of rubber teeth protruding from the back end of the dustpan clean the broom's bristles when you're done sweeping
A foot pedal built right into the dustpan handle steadies the dustpan for hands-free sweeping
The main body of the Broom Groomer is made out of hard plastic, with rubber accents on the handle grip, wall-hanging hole, bristle cleaning teeth, and front lip
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