Use: Dust and clean high, hard to reach areas.
Cost: $29.95 + $7.95 S&H = $37.90 total
Cleaning hard to reach areas – like crown molding and second-story windows – can be difficult to do. We had homeowner Tommie Black, who lives in a historic home with 11-foot ceilings, put the Hi-Reach Cleaning Kit to the test to find out how well it worked.
The kit includes a telescoping handle, which extends up to 10 feet, and three interchangeable cleaning attachments:
- Bendable Static Duster: To clean ceiling fans and louvered blinds
- Sponge and Squeegee: To clean and dry windows.
- Mop Head: To clean floors and moldings.
The added reach of the extension pole was a big help, and the mop worked well for cleaning crown molding. The rubber window squeegee blade, however, was deformed which caused it to miss spots on window panes. While the bendable duster worked, it didn’t have enough static cling to hold all the dust.
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Allen Lyle: Tommie, I gotta tell you. I love the house.
Tommie Black: Well, thank you, Allen.
Allen Lyle: So tell me a little bit about it.
Tommie Black: Well, the house was built in 1904. We’ve completely restored it to try and keep its charm and character and originality.
Allen Lyle: You did a good job.
Tommie Black: Thank you. And the ceilings are almost 11-foot tall and hard to reach.
Allen Lyle: Well, yeah, I would guess so. I’ve got something for you. This is a product called the Hi-Reach Cleaning Kit. I’ll be back. You let me know what you think of this.
Tommie Black: I’ll do it.
Allen Lyle: The kit includes three different attachments that thread onto an extension pole. A dust mop for cleaning corners and molding, a flexible, statically-charged dusting wand for ceiling fans, and a squeegee sponge combo for windows. What did you think of it?
Tommie Black: Well, I had different thoughts. I love the extension of the pole. It helps short people like me get to tall areas. It cleaned the crown molding very well. So I love the mop head. The duster for the fan, that’s what I use, I love the way it bent. It made it very easy to clean, but a lot of the dust fell rather than cling to the thing.
Danny Lipford: According to Tommie, the Hi-Reach Cleaning Kit lives up to most of its claims. And even though it had a few drawbacks.
Tommie Black: Well, it’s not holding the dust very well.
Danny Lipford: The price point makes it a good value. So we’re giving it a three and a half out of five rating.