When I was younger, I remember seeing these units that were under kitchen cabinets that you swept all the debris from your floor to. They were little mini vacuums that when the debris was brought to them, they sucked it up. I had always wanted one of these units as I thought it was a great idea. So when I came across Sweepovac, I was excited to try it out.
Here is what the unit looks like when not installed…
The unit is to fit easily under the kitchen cabinets and needs to be plugged in somewhere under the cabinets. This was my first problem as I do not have a plug under any of my cabinets in my kitchen. So to get power requires a visit from an electrician to install a plug source for the unit to receive power.
My cabinets also have extra decoration on them so the unit does not perfectly fit under them. Honestly, when cutting kitchen cabinets I worry about making a mistake so I would personally employ a carpenter to install the unit. One wrong cut and I am replacing cabinets at a huge cost. If you are confident in this area, then that is a money saving skill for sure.
The installation looks relatively easy if you are confident in this area..
Here is the additional issue for me for installation…..
Here is the one place that the Sweepovac will install in my cabinets, at a location it would just fit under the cabinet and where an electrician could tap into an existing outlet….
The problem is on the inside, the electrical outlet that could be tapped into does not allow room for the unit to fit with the wiring going down through the cabinet and floor….
So for testing, I had to put the unit to the test in a simulated experience that meant it was not secured in my cabinet.
The unit itself is a great idea and if I had a cabin or cottage I would certainly install it in there. If I had a smaller area and used a broom for sweeping, I would install it in that area also. But with rechargeable, lightweight, affordable stick vacuums on the market, I honestly find it easier to go grab my stick vacuum and get the entire house done, instead of grabbing my broom and sweeping only the kitchen area into the Sweepovac.
Once the debris is in the Sweepovac, I still have to empty it and the container that holds the debris is a bag that needs replacing when full. Not a fan of this unfortunately. I like bag-less units that have a plastic container that I just need to empty. I also do not like the cost associated to having to keep buying bags for vacuum units.
Okay so do I recommend the Sweepovac? Well I certainly do for those that are using a broom and a dustpan. It is a powerful unit that gets the job it is intended for done. As I said, I think that it would be great in a cabin, cottage, or a home where you use a broom to quickly sweep up the mess.
I have read reviews on the Sweepovac and people are either in love with it, or do not see a need for it. I think it all comes down to how you clean. If you use a broom, then you will probably fall in love with the Sweepovac.
The Today Show certainly loved the Sweepovac…
Make sure you check out more on the Sweepovac to see if it will enhance your cleaning regime. You can find more information on Sweepovac here…
Disclosure: MomMomOnTheGo was provided product for the purpose of conducting this review.