What Is Roto Sweep?

By HighYa Research Team
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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  • 149 out 159 people found this review helpful

    Highway robbery

    To see an item advertised for $19.95 and receive a "bonus" handheld sweeper as part of the deal, then during the ordering process you're presented the opportunity to get a second one "for the same price," only to get a final invoice for $86, is highway robbery to me.

    What happens is you are charged a $7.95 shipping and handling fee four times (once for each sweeper, and once for each hand-held unit), AND you get charged $19.95 for that "free" sweeper. Then the real kicker is you are charged $14 for a warranty that was never even mentioned during the sales presentation.

    So, doing the quick math, $20+$20+$8+$8+$8+$8+$14 equals $86, when you're led to believe that you will be paying $28 ($19.95 + $7.95).

    The most irritating part of the whole process is that you never know what your total price will be until after they have already charged your card without asking you if it is okay.

    Highway robbery, I tell you.

    Oh, and when I tried to cancel the order, I was asked for the "order number," which they never gave me. There was a confirmation number, (which is what I gave) but no order number. So, I don't know if I was successful in canceling or not.

    Do NOT buy anything from these crooks! It is highway robbery.

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

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  • 47 out 47 people found this review helpful

    Horrible product! Totally inefficient and ineffective.

    It will pick up Cheerios but not grass, small pieces of paper, dust, etc. My broom can do all of that. Then, when I called customer service and asked to send it back, I was told I would have to pay shipping and will only be refunded the price of the product, not the first shipping cost. Thus, I am out $15 in shipping costs.

    Do not purchase this item. For all the "lightweight, no motor, etc." talk, it is not worthy of the $19.99 price! Fuller Brush has been around for a very long time, and it is a shame that they have produced such an unworthy product to carry their name.

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

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  • 46 out 47 people found this review helpful

    Don't order!

    • West Virginia,
    • Apr 27, 2017
    • Verified Reviewer

    I ordered a Roto Sweep, one with the little brush for furniture, etc.

    The cost was supposed to be $19.99 plus shipping and handling. I checked my account, and I was charged $85.72. When I called the customer service agent told me I had a big order, two of each and some kind of MILK! I replied telling him that wasn't so. I told him that the call continued asking me to buy stuff, so I hung up. Then he says if you hang up in the middle of an offer and you don't say "no," you may be charged for the items anyway.

    Oh my God. I tried to say no, but it would not take "no" for an answer. It's a scam! Don't order over the phone. I have not received it yet, but I will be sending it back.

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

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  • 43 out 43 people found this review helpful

    Junk!

    • Merrill, WI,
    • Apr 30, 2017
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    I received this product last week. I took it out of the box and used it right away. I took it apart, put it back in the box and requested an RMA. It pushed the dust around, the side brushes barely turned. The product is cheaply made, and the handle is short. I am so disappointed. Fuller Brush used to be a quality product line. Not anymore. They should be embarrassed to have their name on this piece of junk.

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

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  • 43 out 43 people found this review helpful

    Not worth the money; horrible customer service

    I received the Roto Sweep product with a broken part. Customer service would not send out a replacement unless a picture was taken and sent to the company with an explanation of the issue, nor would they provide free shipping to return a completely UNUSABLE piece of equipment.

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

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  • 41 out 42 people found this review helpful

    Save yourself the trouble and skip this

    I placed the order in late March on a Friday evening. Over the weekend I had a change of heart and canceled the following Monday or Tuesday. I was told it was canceled, and I checked my order status and never saw a pending order. I assumed it was canceled. Yesterday (mid-April) I received an email stating the order was sent. Odd, since I canceled it. I checked my bank account and would you know, they also charged me.

    Today I called and spent 30 minutes on hold before someone calling himself "George, agent J.O." answered. I called complaining, and he would continually put me on mute, not coming back until several moments of silence. I asked him if they recorded phone calls and if he could find my call. All he kept saying was that they had no records of my call. He never notated anything. I never heard anything being typed.

    I asked for a manager and "George, agent J.O." claimed he was the top ranking person there. I told him that I know someone was higher up than him and I wanted to speak to that person. He then said he would need to have them call me back. I asked when I would get that call. I was put on mute, and he came back after several moments of silence not answering my question. It took several times of asking him when I would get a call for him to say that it "might be today, might be tomorrow."

    It's a nightmare of a company, with people doing customer service who have no clue how to actually do customer service. Save your sanity.

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

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  • 37 out 38 people found this review helpful

    A cheap toy

    • Atlanta, GA,
    • Jul 3, 2017
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    I initially purchased the Roto Sweep based on the fuller brush reputation. I was disappointed immediately. It looks like a cheap toy and functions the same way. It's an insult, loud and clumsy, with poor pick-up. I hoped it would be useful for a quick sweep, but I'd rather let the children use it; at least they would get some enjoyment from the effort. The ordering process was a quagmire to lock you into other "deals," but if you insist on ordering, just look for the tiny "No Thank You" at the bottom of each window and proceed to purchase.

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

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  • 35 out 35 people found this review helpful

    Junk

    This is a piece of junk! It wouldn't even pick up a scrap of paper. When I called to return it, they said I had to pay return shipping and would not get my shipping from them in my refund. This is not how the Original Fuller Brush Co. would operate. It cost me $11.00 to ship it back. So I am getting a refund of about $9.00. I think it is robbery, but it opened my eyes not to order from TV. Believe me, it is a huge piece of junk!

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

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  • 35 out 35 people found this review helpful

    Not worth the money

    I wish I had thought to check for reviews before I purchased this. We tried it out, and it seems stupid that you can only go forward with this. I mean, how clumsy to move it forward, then lift it up, back it up and move it forward again. Also, we chased a cat litter pellet across the floor several times before it picked it up, only to have it fall out afterward. I would not recommend it at all.

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

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  • 34 out 34 people found this review helpful

    Roto Sweep

    Junk! Don't buy this product, it pushes dirt around. The crumb sweeper pushes the crumbs around.

    Both should be called pushers rather than sweepers. Shame on you Fuller Brush! How much did you pay the guy to give you a good review?

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

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  • 34 out 35 people found this review helpful

    Terrible

    I ordered this for my mom. She will soon be 92, and I thought it would be easier for her to use. When you call and order over the phone, you are asked to purchase additional items, and it takes about 40 minutes for the person to stop talking and asking you to buy certain items, and the customer service number rings off the hook with no recording. I spoke with someone eventually and he said the confirmation email will take one day and he could not find my order without an order number.

    I still have not received the email and the phone number goes unanswered, but he said that the money will not be taken from my account until the item is shipped, which is a lie because the money was taken out today. So I disputed the charge with my bank and am totally disappointed to have to go through all this trouble!

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

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