For a good, clean sweep, you need the right tools for the job.
Published May 28, 2021.
Everybody needs a good dustpan and brush set. The best ones come in nested sets for compact storage. We like big dustpans with wide mouths and rubber bumpers that smooth the transition between the floor and the pan, ensuring that more debris makes it inside. We prefer brushes with horizontal handles and long heads with lots of plastic bristles that angle forward at the tip, allowing access to tight spaces. While none of the sets we tested had all the features we like, our favorite, the Rubbermaid Dustpan and Brush Set with Comfortable Grip, came closest. It has a roomy dustpan and a long brush with plenty of sturdy plastic bristles that slant forward at the tip.
A good dustpan and brush are essential for tidying up small, dry messes in the kitchen. They’re there for those days when flour goes everywhere but the bowl, diced vegetables skitter off the cutting board, and your favorite coffee mug shatters on the floor.
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Miye is a senior editor for ATK Reviews. She covers booze, blades, and gadgets of questionable value.