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"Does It Work?"-10/24/06

Sweep 'N Mop: "Does It Work?"

Most of the "As Seen On TV" products claim to save you time around the house. That's the case with this week's "Does It Work?" product called the Sweep 'N Mop.

With most floor messes, you have to sweep and then mop. But is it possible to do both in one step? The Sweep 'N Mop claims to do it all, thanks to its "patterned ridge cleaning system." Assembly is easy. Just snap the handle pieces together including the part that holds the mop head.

The mop head is a a sponge with grooves. The sponge is supposed to soak of the water and the grooves are supposed to grab and hold on to dirt and debris. First things first. We have to soak the mop head to make it soft. The instructions say it will take 2-3 minutes. It took us about ten minutes until the sponge was soft enough to squeeze it down with the attached wringer.

We sprinkled some dirt on the floor and added a little coffee on top. The Sweep 'N Mop soaked up most of the coffee and a lot of the dirt stuck to the mop, but anything over a quarter inch in size did not collect on the Sweep 'N Mop. We ended up using a broom.

We did this a couple of times with the same result.

Just for fun we tried a regular mop and got the same result again. Anything wet is going to cause debris to stick to it. The Sweep 'N Mop was no better than a regular mop at sweeping up debris or mopping the floor. In fact, the regular mop was probably a little better at both.

"Does It Work?" We give the Sweep 'N Mop a "no."

We paid $9.99 for the Sweep 'N Mop at Linens 'N Things.

Joe Terrell, Reporting. jterrell@kltv.com

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