What Is Roto Sweep?

Published on: Mar 10, 2017

Brought to you by Fuller Brush Company, Roto Sweep is a scuff- and- scratch-free rotating hard floor sweeper with a built-in dustpan that promises to work on wood, tile, marble, linoleum, and vinyl.

Without the need for cords, batteries, or bags, Roto Sweep weighs in at less than two pounds and creates no sound, making it ideal for cleaning while the baby is sleeping or while the family is watching TV.

Despite this, its three brushes rotate 360° and work to loosen, lift, and channel debris. Roto Sweep’s convenient fold flat handle also allows you to easily reach under furniture & appliances, as well as to store it away when you’re finished.

These are some seemingly beneficial features to have. But you’re here to find out whether or not Roto Sweep will perform as advertised, as well as if it’s worth your money.

To help you decide, let’s start off by talking about the pink elephant in the room: Namely, Roto Sweep’s competition.

Roto Sweep vs. Turbo Tiger, Hurricane Spin Broom, & Other Rotating Hard Floor Sweepers

If you’re in the market for a rotating hard floor sweeper, the good news is that you have several options to choose from. In fact, you’ll find that most of the options are functionally identical.

For example, take a look at Roto Sweep and then compare it to other rotating hard floor sweepers like Turbo Tiger Sweeper, Hurricane Spin Broom, and the EasyEdge Lightweight Hard Floor Sweeper sold on QVC. Other than their color choices, these options appear to be indistinguishable.

Pro tip: If you’d like to see more of these sweepers in action (versus the products’ quick commercials), the above QVC link provides a nearly nine-minute video outlining features and functionality.

Given the prevalence of these sweepers, are customers reporting that they’re getting their money’s worth?

What Kind of Customer Reviews Has Roto Sweep Generated?

While it’s common for newly released ASOTV products like Roto Sweep to lack customer feedback, the essentially identical EasyEdge Floor Sweeper sold on QVC.com had nearly 350 reviews at the time of our research.

There, most compliments appeared to revolve around ease of use, lightweight design, along with effectiveness at picking up dirt and debris.

But many complaints also related to design issues (handle too short, only moves forward, requires a lot of pressure to make brushes turn), functionality (wasn’t effective at picking up debris), and that it didn’t stand up to regular use.

Obviously, these are two different products from two different companies, so we do not intend to insinuate that you might expect any of the same with Roto Sweep. But given their clearly similar designs, we think it’s worth providing you with this information.

From a company perspective, although the Fuller Brush Company has technically been in business since 1906, it’s been a subsidiary of other companies since 1968. Currently, it’s part of Victory Park Capital and manufacturers more than 2,000 individual products.

Despite only two Better Business Bureau complaints, Fuller had an F as of 3/9/17. One of these referenced problems obtaining a refund, while the other referenced product problems. The company hadn’t responded to either complaint.

How Much Does Roto Sweep Cost?

One Roto Sweep hard floor sweeper and one bonus handheld sweeper (for use on carpets, upholstery, and tablecloths) is priced at $19.99 plus $15.90 S&H.

In addition, a $2.00 web surcharge fee will be applied to all orders, bringing your grand total to $35.89.

Comparatively, most competing models are priced somewhere between $22 and $30, including shipping.

Like many of these other options, though, Roto Sweep comes with a 30-day money back guarantee, less S&H. This is important because it means you’ll immediately lose the nearly $16 in S&H if you decide to process a return, plus whatever it’ll cost to ship back to the manufacturer.

Roto Sweep customer support can be reached at 877-604-9465.

Our Final Thoughts About Roto Sweep

Having reviewed so many ASOTV products over the years, we’ve learned that it’s not uncommon for two (or more) companies within the industry to sell essentially identical products at the same time.

With this in mind, when we first wrote about Turbo Tiger Sweeper, we thought it featured a unique design. But based on the number of direct competitors that have since been release, we can clearly see this is no longer the case.

Related: Easy Homemade Cleaning Solutions to Treat Common Carpet Stains

Given the number of hard floor sweeping products you have to choose from, along with their carbon copy designs, we think the most important factor comes down to price. And at $35.89 (including shipping), Roto Sweep is the most expensive version we’ve reviewed to date.

Now, we didn’t test Roto Sweep firsthand to be able to provide any feedback about whether or not it performs better than these other options. But its brushes appear to extend horizontally (versus downward, toward the floor), so we’d have to wonder just how well they’ll “loosen and lift” debris.

Also, as consumers ourselves, we think it’s important to reiterate that you’ll be putting at least $16 of your hard-earned money on the line for giving Roto Sweeper a try, should you end up dissatisfied.

Finally, keep in mind that if you’re looking to make sweeping easier without the noise associated with powered devices—but also don’t want to spend a lot of money—something like the Kick Sweep Vacuum might provide a viable alternative worth exploring.

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35 Consumer Reviews for Roto Sweep

Average Consumer Rating: 1.0
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  • Worst product I’ve ever received

    I have never ever been so disappointed in a product called Roto Sweep. It looked good on the TV, but when I got mine and opened it up, lo and behold, I received two (when I only ordered one), which meant I paid all the extra processing and handling for the second one. Plus the sweep away crumb for each one was an additional $7.95, all together for my total of one that I thought I had ordered I spent $73.78 because I was sent two and had only ordered one.

    First off, the sweep away crumbs is a big joke. It does not even stay closed for you to do any kind of work on your furniture. It’s very, very, very poorly and cheaply made, so that was a waste of $7.95 times two, plus processing and handling. What a waste of good money. And I tried the actual Roto Sweeper in one room and noticed when I pulled the sweeper up it was full of hair and dust (as I thought these were meant for those who owned pets) all over it already, and several of the bristles were already bent up!

    I immediately got on the phone to call for a refund and got the big runaround to where it’s going to cost me even more money now to return (because now I hear return is also on my dime). To return this piece of crap equipment, I can’t believe they're taking hard-earned money from people, and with a 100% guarantee satisfaction (which is baloney), because this is the worst product I have EVER received in my life, and I am very disappointed and will never shop with them again. And I will make sure everybody knows to not order anything from this company ever again. I just spent $73.78 of my money for a product that immediately is garbage and that actually sucks big-time!

    After paying previous $33.80 for shipping and handling for which I only ordered one (but got two, plus all the additional costs), plus now I hear I have to pay to send it back, you pay more in shipping and handling and sending it back than the actual cost of the product. That makes no sense. VERY bad. I do not recommend this to anybody. Save your money, folks, it’s so not worth it, and they do not 100% guarantee the money you spent; there’s always a catch everywhere. Only two words: BUYER BEWARE. Don’t order it!

    Sincerely, a VERY dissatisfied customer. And thanks for taking me for my money. I don’t even want to rate this a one star, but I have to because it will not let you submit until you rate one through five.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 4 out 4 people found this review helpful

    Fuller Brush Roto Sweep

    The Fuller Brush Roto Sweep is the poorest quality item I have ever purchased online. The "brushes" were bent from being stored in the box and were so sparse, it looked like a toy. It did not sweep as expected or as was seen on TV. It scattered most of the debris instead of sweeping it up. The dustbin was practically empty after I "swept" my whole house!

    I would never recommend this product to anyone. The sad part is, I bought two, one for my daughter. What a joke! I ordered through Jet.com and received product quickly. If the brushes were more dense, it might (and I use the term "might" lightly) perform a little better. I would like to return them, but it isn't worth the hassle.

    Lesson learned, if it appears too good to be true, it is. And talk about disappointment, I was. Do not waste your money on this product. I could not post a review with no stars, so only gave it one.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 4 out 4 people found this review helpful

    Roto Sweep beware

    • Chicago, IL,
    • Jan 4, 2018
    • Verified Reviewer

    I would like to rate a zero, but was not able too!

    I order a Roto Sweep online and saw a mistake in my order. I tried to correct it with no luck. I called the customer service number and told them my problem, and the gentleman said that the order had not been shipped, but there was nothing he could do to correct the order. I asked to speak to a supervisor, and he said that I could not talk to them. He then told me he had to move to the next call and hung up.

    My family was a valued customer of Fuller Brush, but I will never buy another product from them again. Their customer service needs major improvement!

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 9 out 9 people found this review helpful

    Fuller Brush Roto Sweep

    • Kingston, Ontario, Canada,
    • Dec 29, 2017
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    This is a very bad useless product. I bought it online from Showcase and trusted it because it bore the Fuller Brush name. I am 80 years old and have used Fuller Brush products for years and never had a bad one; I still have a couple of gadgets in my kitchen from them. One I inherited from my mother.

    Roto Sweep is a terrible disappointment; it won't even pick up cookie crumbs. I swept my bathroom, hall, kitchen and living room with it and the dirt tray was totally empty. All it did was push the dirt against the wall. I am not sending it back because the shipping would just add to the cost of a truly useless product. Shame on you Fuller Brush.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 11 out 11 people found this review helpful

    Shipping scam

    • Kinston, NC,
    • Nov 28, 2017
    • Verified Reviewer

    I have seen children's tool sweepers do a better job. Cheap material. Brushes on sweeper bent right out of the box. This is a shipping scam. It cost less than 2 bucks to ship this yet they charged $15.90 for poor quality packaging then later learned I could have ordered online and got the same for $7.95. So this sleazebag company makes money regardless! I will report them to the BBB and expect to get half my shipping back too. They should be ashamed! But greed has always driven the evil!

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 12 out 12 people found this review helpful

    Wasted my hard earned money

    I am so disappointed in this sweeper. It does not pick up and the brushes don’t work. The design is horrible; it is so light you have to push down on the handle.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 17 out 17 people found this review helpful

    Very poor product

    I bought a Roto Sweep (actually two). I tried to cancel one but was not able to because I paid with PayPal.

    The Fuller Brush rep was terrible. I tried to cancel one, but she said it was not possible because I used PayPal. What a joke. She was condescending and rude. I got the Roto Sweep and tried it out. What junk. Poor quality materials. Also, the bug-like furniture brush is totally useless. Try to use it, squeeze too hard, and it falls apart.

    Again, don't waste your money.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 25 out 26 people found this review helpful

    Be especially cautious - don't use their website

    • Salt Lake City, UT,
    • Sep 25, 2017
    • Verified Reviewer

    I wish I could give this a no-star rating but the one star is as low as I could go.

    I was interested in the Roto Sweep when I saw it advertised on TV. I went to the site and started to fill out the information to purchase ONE. When I got near the end of the process, there was a page of additional things to buy and additional expenses. I decided it was not worth it and so I backtracked the pages and deleted all of the information I had put in the forms. I did not ever get to the button to complete the order and submit it.

    To my amazement a couple of days later I received an email telling me that they had received the order and were sending me two sets with two charges for shipping and handling, which totaled more than the purchase of the products.

    I called the company, and they assured me that could not happen and that I must have ordered two and completed all the request including hitting the submit. I assured her that was not the case. She said they had been sent and when I received them to call and they would take them back and refund my money.

    When they arrived, I called again and went over what had happened. The person gave me a return authorization and told me they would only refund the amount of the items and that I would have to ship them back at my expense ($17.00).

    I again said I didn't order them and I expected a full refund including shipping. She said that is not their policy, but they would refund the other. She indicated if I wanted them to consider the full refund I should enclose a letter explaining the situation. This I did.

    I received an email a few days later acknowledging they had received the items but only credited the amount of the items, not the shipping. I called and talked to them again, and they said it had to be referred to another area and they would have them contact me. Nothing.

    I have never had a company make an order before I had indicated and then doubled it. Seems like the old shell game to me.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 24 out 24 people found this review helpful

    Roto Sweep

    • Virginia,
    • Sep 2, 2017
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    Dreadful company. I had the same experience. I ordered one and was charged for two. I called within a few hours, and they said two were shipped, and if I returned the item I had to pay for shipping. So cheap, and the brushes came bent.

    Zero stars. Beware.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 25 out 26 people found this review helpful

    Dangerous

    I purchased from the TV ad that ran a while ago. I thought the Fuller Brush name was safe, so I did not worry.

    My wife and I noticed that the cat hair and human hair had stuck to the brushes and it was difficult for me to unravel it and clean it for her. When the brushes were dean, the unit seemed to work as well as can be expected for what it is.

    DANGEROUS. My wife called me today while I was at work and she said she nearly cut off a toe using the machine and blood was pouring out of what was left of her toe. As I understand her story, she was sweeping it back and forth in the kitchen and the handle came out of the sweeper at the end of the backstroke, and her immediate forward stroke with the handle hit her toe in open toe shoes.

    I asked her to bring me the handle and explain how it happened. I am an aerospace engineer and wanted to examine how the end of the handle could possibly this severe an injury. Examining the end of the handle told the whole story. They used very thin wall tuning which is bad enough, but the end of the shaft was cut off and left a very sharp edge. Anyone familiar with a machine punch can imagine an end cut at a bevel makes a very effective punch (or toe cutoff tool).

    This handle/sweeper interface is very poorly designed. The handle should not pull out of the sweeper with no effort whatsoever. They should have designed it with a hole in the shaft on the sweeper, and a spring loaded pin in the handle that locks it into the sweeper. It came out repeatedly when I was playing with it when it first arrived.

    I have never called a Personal Injury Attorney in my life, but am considering it for tomorrow.

    Recommendation: Inspect your handles and see if the end that goes in the sweeper has a very sharp edge. If so, file it down and/or make a plug for the end that no longer allows it to be an open tube (punch tool).

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 21 out 21 people found this review helpful

    Unsatisfactory

    This merchandise does not stand up to the Fuller Brush name. That's the only reason I ordered it.

    First of all, the brushes were bent on both wheels, and then it doesn't really work very well, mediocre. A Swiffer mop works 100% better. I am amazed that Fuller Brush would put something like this on the market. I used to always buy from Fuller Brush. However, I will be calling on Monday when their offices are open to get an authorization for a refund.

    The sweeper is made very cheaply, and I would not recommend it to anybody. Save your money. Also, I would expect to have my shipping and handling refunded as the product is not even remotely satisfactory.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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