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Broom VS Vacuum: Which is the Best?

Brooms and vacuums are two common cleaning tools. Most homes are filled with smart homes, and vacuum cleaners are the most common one. But some people still use the most primitive tool, a broom. Although they can both effectively clean dust, their characteristics are very different.

Brooms are easier to use and store. They are better for cleaning messy areas, but it doesn't sweep away all the dust. Vacuum cleaners can get into tight spaces where brooms can't. But they may not be easy to operation.

It's easy for things to stick to the broom


When sweeping with a broom, it is easy to sweep away large tracts of rubbish or scraps of paper. But there will be fine dust floating in the air and entering the gaps in the wall or floor. If you mop the floor as soon as you finish sweeping, the water will follow the gaps into the floor and form some stains. That's why the floor is still dirty after mopping. If your pet loves to shed hair, the hair will stick to the broom when cleaning. At this point you need to clean it off by hand.

Vacuum cleaner:

A vacuum cleaner, on the other hand, sucks dirt out from under the floor and it will make you feel at ease. For carpets, a vacuum cleaner also works better than a broom. On the other hand, if there is water or other liquids on the floor, a vacuum cleaner will clean it well. Today's vacuums can even wash and air dry rags automatically, completely without your hands. For example Roborock S7 MaxV Ultra and Ecovacs DEEBOT X1 OMNI.

Sucks dust well


For hard floors, a vacuum cleaner is also more convenient to use than a broom. If you want to use a broom to clean the floor, you have to choose a broom with soft bristles. Otherwise, hard bristles will damage the floor. And those fine particles are more likely to get into the gaps in the floor. This makes brooms an inefficient way to clean floors. And a vacuum cleaner can replace a broom to clean hard floors.


When making your choice, you still have to consider where do you want to clean with it? If you're cleaning a large space like the living room or kitchen, a vacuum cleaner might be a good choice. But if you're cleaning a small space like the bathroom, a broom is easy to handle.

Large space is suitable for robots


Price is also something to consider. Broom may be cheap, but it may not clean very well. A vacuum cleaner is more expensive, but it cleans better.


If your home has a lot of stairs, maybe a broom is also a good choice. And the broom doesn't need any repairs, and you don't need to spend any money other than buying it.


Although each has its own characteristics. But in general, a vacuum cleaner has the advantage. It will be clean and save time and effort. If you want your floors to be really clean, buy a vacuum.


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