They say ‘many hands make light work’ and this certainly rings true when it comes to housework. Like many of you, I am a busy mum with a young family and despite my valiant efforts each week to get my kids pitching in with the chores, it’s not always that easy. But I’ve a feeling this may now improve.
A short while ago, the fabulous people at Gtech got in touch to ask if I would like to review their latest sweeper, the Gtech SW20 Cordless Electronic Sweeper. Cheaper to run than a vacuum cleaner, this innovative, energy efficient power sweeper makes light work of vacuuming, literally, and what’s more my kids a super-keen to use it.
Unlike the sweeper your Granny may have had (mine did!), the Gtech SW20 Power Sweeper is a stylish, lightweight, bagless, cordless and rechargeable sweeper that can give you up to 60 minutes of cleaning action. Plus, with it’s eco fast-charging station, which allows the sweeper to be fully charged from empty in five hours, the SW20 costs less than 1p per week to use compared to 30p per hour of a standard 1200W vacuum cleaner. A saving of £18.72 per year*.
So what else do I love about the Gtech SW20, other than it being more energy efficient than a regular vacuum cleaner.
It’s convenient. One of the great benefits of the SW20 is that is a handy and effortlessly easy way to vacuum up those daily crumbs that seem to form a trial after certain members of my family (they know who they are!). Whereas before I’d reach for the dustpan and brush to sweep up small areas of dirt, the SW20 is quicker and a lot easier on my knees (yes, I’m getting to that age). In these circumstances it is also a lot more convenient to use than my regular vacuum, which is heavier, noisier and a lot more cumbersome.
It is hygienic. The Gtech SW20 combines Germguard™, an antibacterial additive which is built into the handle and bin, trapping and killing over 99.9 percent of bacteria including MRSA, Salmonella, Listeria and E-Coli. It is also more hygienic than a regular dustpan and brush, as all of the ‘swept up’ contents are collected and stored in an integral 0.5 litre bin.
It’s lightweight – weighing 1.6kgs the SW20 is light enough to easily and safely maneouvre around the home. With no trailing wires to trip over and a telescopic handle, it can very easily be carried upstairs to a certain boy’s bedroom that daily needs a once over!
It’s children-friendly – because it is easy to use, ‘fun-size’ and lightweight, it is proving to be a real hit with my little chaps. In fact only last night, when I walked back into my house from a meeting, my 9yo was busy vacuuming our the lounge with a big smile on his face. Obviously, the fact that he gets a little pocket money for this chore helps, but to see him and his brother so enthusiastic to assist their mum and dad with the housework is a joy. Long may it last…
But as I say with many of my reviews, don’t just take my word for it, try it yourself.
For further information on Gtech’s full range of cordless powered sweepers, you can visit www.gtech.co.uk
Alternatively, why not enter our competition. The lovely people at Gtech have kindly offered all of our readers the chance to win one of their Gtech SW20 Power Sweeper worth £69.95.
For your chance of winning this terrific prize, all you need to do is simply complete the Rafflecopter box below when it goes live on 1st April.
Good luck and happy sweeping!