New Flexi-Edge Floor & Wall Duster from e-cloth: Kate’s First Impressions

Warning: This is not a formal review – my Flexi-Edge Floor & Wall Duster just arrived in the mail yesterday and I wanted to give you a few of my first impressions since it’s a new product. I’ll write up a REAL review in a few weeks after I’ve had time to test it out on everything and put it through the wash several times.

Kate’s First Impressions of the Flexi-Edge Floor & Wall Duster

  1. The dusting pad is VERY fluffy.  The fibers are about 1.5 inches long and look like vermicelli or angel hair pasta. The fibers are much longer than those on the dusting pad for the Deep Clean Mop (see the pic on the right below).  But like the Deep Clean dusting pad, the fibers are 100% polyester for maximum dust attraction!
  2. The fibers wrap around to the back side of the pad which is fantastic for dusting the top of door and window frames and into the corners way up there on the ceiling.  fibers wrap around to the back side of the flexi dust mop
  3. The handle is telescopic (adjusting from 3′-5′), very light so it’s not tiring to dust high areas like the ceiling, strong and rigid so it won’t bend or sway on you at key moments, and easily attaches to the base by screwing in.
  4. The mop pad is easily attached and held firmly in place by slipping the pockets over the base. Removal is equally easy and the pad can be laundered like all e-cloth products (but it can NOT be placed in the dryer).
  5. The first time I pushed the mop up against the baseboard, the mop head needed a little coaxing with my toe to bend upward but after that it was easy as pie. I only mention this because if the you dust your ceiling/crown molding the first time you use this duster, you may want to bend the base slightly with your hand before starting.fibers wrap around to the back side of the flexi dust mop

Pros

  1. Light-weight yet very sturdy
  2. Very effective duster. Check out the dirt, dust, bits and dog hair that this picked up and held onto!fibers wrap around to the back side of the flexi dust mop
  3. Long fibers get into cracks in floor, along baseboards and trim.  The fibers are also long enough to reach into the grooves of grout between floor tiles – something I felt the dust pad on the Deep Clean Mop was lacking.
  4. It can be brushed off pretty well and used again before laundering. I used a rubber brush to brush mine off and got rid of most of the hair and bits.  You can see there is still some trapped in there though.  That will come out in the wash. Oh, and Roxy just HAD to get in on the show.
  5. The base swivels in every-which direction so it easily goes into and around corners.

Cons

  1. I so, so, sooooo wish that this pad would fit onto the Deep Clean Mop handle/base.  Don’t get me wrong, this is a great product, but the last thing I need is another mop handle to try to find storage for.
  2. My house is 140+ years old and has high baseboards. The flexible edge on this mop is far too to reach up my baseboards, although it is very effective at cleaning along the bottom edge.  I expect it will be fine in newer homes with shorter boards. Sadly, you can see the dust at the top of my baseboards in this picture.  Lets blame that on the construction out on my road and not on my shoddy housekeeping, shall we? fibers wrap around to the back side of the flexi dust mop
  3. This is minor but I noticed that after you use the flexi-edge, the edges stay bent up a bit.  You can bend them back easily and as I said, this is minor, but it bugged me a bit.DSC_0009
  4. Unlike most e-cloth® products, this dust pad canNOT be dried in the dryer.  Hang to dry instead.
  5. This is NOT going to be economical for orders outside of the US.  The box is 35 inches long and shipping cost $30US to get to me in Ontario, Canada. Sorry, eh.Flexi-edge dusting mop

As always, if you have questions about this – or any other e-cloth product – please feel free to add your question to the comments below.

For more information – or to purchase – the Flexi-Edge Floor & Wall Duster, visit eclothusa.com

 

 

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11 Responses to New Flexi-Edge Floor & Wall Duster from e-cloth: Kate’s First Impressions

  1. Heather says:

    Thanks for your wonderful reviews! I was hoping to use this to sweep my kitchen floor several times a day – is this more of a duster? Is there another product that would be better as a swivel broom? I was originally going to get the superior mop set from Norwex until I saw your site 🙂 Any suggestions (no matter the brand) would be great, thank you!!

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    • Hi Heather – for general sweeping, I’d go with the Deep Clean Mop (you’ll have to get the dust pad separately) instead of the Flexi-edge mop. The flexi-edge is a good sweeper but it’s had to brush off and I find I have to wash it after every use. The deep clean mop is more expensive but it’s higher quality and you can get a lot more use out of it.

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  2. dave torrey says:

    can you use flexi edge duster damp, wash it out & use it agin

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  4. cindy says:

    Will you be doing your formal review on the Flexi duster soon? I’m trying to decide between the original or this one
    Thanks, really enjoy your reviews

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    • Cindy: My two boys are keeping me busy and I just can’t find the time to write that stinking review. But…I do have some thoughts on which mop to buy. If you can only afford one mop (or like me, don’t want a house full of mops), get the Deep Clean Mop and a Dusting Pad. It will allow you to damp or dry mop your floors. The dusting pad for it is great and very effective at cleaning up dust, pet hair, cobwebs, etc. You can use it on floors, walls, and ceilings. My only complaint about the dusting pad on the Deep Clean Mop is that it isn’t great in corners.

      To me the Flexi-edge Floor and Wall Duster is for folks that do a lot of wall/ceiling/trim dusting. The longer fibers make it great on floors too but the longer fibers also make it more difficult to clean off. Since I have a dog, I’m dealing with dog hair daily. When I use the dust pad on the Deep Clean Mop, I can brush the hair out and use it again and again. With the Flexi-edge dust pad, I find it difficult to get all the hair/dust out without actually laundering it. So you need more than one of the flexi-pads in my opinion.

      I’ll admit that the Flexi-edge duster is really nice to have – it’ makes quick work of dusting my walls (something I probably wouldn’t ever do otherwise) and it gets into corners (and the back of stairs) better than the Dust Pad on the Deep Clean Mop. But for day-to-day cleaning, I reach for the Dust Pad and Deep Clean Mop and my Flexi-edge one generally sits unused.

      Hope this helps. If you have any specific questions, feel free to ask!

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  5. Rebekah says:

    I recently washed the duster AND put it in the dryer. What happens when it goes in the dryer? Did I ruin it forever?

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    • Rebekah – I think you’re ok. I have 2 of the flexi-duster pads and did a little test on one to see what happens if it “accidentally” goes in the dryer. The fibers seem to stick together a bit but it still works fine. I’ve put my “tester” in the dryer 5 or 6 times now on high heat to keep the test going. The fibers are sticking together more and likely that prevents them from picking up as much as they should but it still works.

      Sooo… I’m thinking that putting it in the dryer once isn’t going to stop it from being effective but I don’t recommend doing it again.

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  6. Pam Spicer says:

    Thank you for the information about the new flexible mop. I will order one soon. A question: Is the white full sized towel and the large brown pet towel made exactly the same? (Pile, weight, fiber content). I want to make my soon to be born grandson a bath towel with hood and I think that the brown will stay looking nice longer. I saw one comment that a lady bought a brown pet towel for her husband. Thanks, Pam Spicer

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    • Pam – I’m so sorry it’s taken me so long to get back to you. For some reason I haven’t been getting comment notifications in my email. have to check that! Yes, the large pet towel is the same as the luxury bath towel. I’ve had a few people purchase the brown instead. Just make sure to wash it on it’s own – or with other dark items – the first couple of times because the colour will bleed from it.

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