Wallybroom’s innovative, patented design combines a squeegee head and broom head, attaches this head to an eight-position handle, and connects everything to a magnetic, large capacity dustpan.
This way, the website tells us that Wallybroom can help clean up wet or dry messes all around your house, without getting your hands dirty, wasting paper towels, or constantly running back and forth to the sink. Whether eggs, yogurt, or other ickiness, Wallybroom promises to take “anything your family can throw at it.”
Weighing in at just over a pound, you can quickly rinse Wallybroom in the sink when you're done, and its 15"h x 11"w x 7"d is designed to fit under the sink and other tight places for easy storage.
Admittedly, the HighYa team has written about a lot of “why didn’t I think of that” products over the years, but Wallybroom’s simplistic design and ability to address real-world cleaning problems might rank somewhere near the top.
But does its simple design necessarily mean that it represents a valuable use of your money? This is the main question we’ll address here, starting with its price.
How Much Does Wallybroom Cost?
Wallybroom was only available through Amazon at the time of our research, at a price of $29.95, plus $3.99 S&H.
All Amazon orders come with a 30-day refund policy, less S&H. For more information on how to request one, be sure to visit their Returns Center.
Considering that this was the only place the cleaning device was sold, were there any Wallybroom reviews on Amazon?
What Can We Learn From Wallybroom Reviews?
Amazon wasn’t the just the only place we found Wallybroom for sale; it was also the only site where we encountered any customer feedback for the cleaning device.
There, it had an average rating of 4.5 stars, based on 14 customer reviews. Most compliments appeared to revolve around ease of use (whether cleaning wet or dry messes), along with its high-quality construction. Outside of the home, one reviewer even noted that Wallybroom might also work great for sweeping the tent floor when camping.
The only Amazon complaint was related to high price, comparing the $8 cost of a dustpan and a windshield squeegee to the product's nearly $30 price tag.
To see Wallybroom in action, Today briefly reviewed the product on-air, singling it out as the one cleaning product (among more than 2,000) they wanted to bring back from the International Home and Housewares Show in Chicago:
From a company perspective, Wallybroom is manufactured by Wally Innovations, although the company wasn’t listed with the Better Business Bureau at the time of our research, and we didn’t uncover additional information from third-party websites, either.
Is Wallybroom a Unique Product?
Searching online for different variations of terms like “broom head squeegee,” “wet-dry broom dustpan,” “2-in-1 squeegee broom,” and “jumbo wet-dry dustpan,” we encountered dozens of relevant results.
However, nearly every one of these were larger options that would be more at home outdoors or in a workshop than inside your house or kitchen—to say nothing about their storability compared to Wallybroom.
About the closest match we could muster during our research was the now-discontinued Quickie Dry and Wet Spill Collector, which featured the same basic principle, although a meaningfully different design than Wallybroom.
If you’re perhaps looking for a middle-of-the-road option, we also came across a generically named product called the Broom/Squeegee Dust Pan. While its handle was as long as a push broom, its head was only nine inches wide, with a built-in squeegee and a large-capacity dustpan.
Outside of this, is there anything else—something that could be hiding in plain sight—that might give Wallybroom a run for its money? Let’s carry this thought over to the next section as we come to a final conclusion about this product.
What’s the Bottom Line About Wallybroom?
As we mentioned at the beginning, it’s difficult to deny the attractive concept behind Wallybroom. After all, who wouldn’t want an easier, more economical, and more environmentally friendly method of cleaning up messes that might otherwise require an entire roll of paper towels?
On top of this, it appears that if you’re looking for something with the same brush and squeegee rotating head, locking magnetic handle, and large-capacity wet-dry dustbin, Wallybroom is currently the only game in town.
But ask yourself this: Do you really need to spend $30 to achieve the same basic functionality as Wallybroom? We didn’t test either option ourselves for first-hand feedback, but we’d have to wonder: Won’t a traditional squeegee accomplish much of the same thing?
Granted, going this route almost certainly wouldn’t provide many of the finer touches found with the broom, such as its magnetic locking handle, the combination broom and squeegee head, or the high dam or flexible lip found on its large-capacity dustpan.
But, from a sheer functionality perspective, picking up an old squeegee lying around (under the sink/in the garage to clean windows, in the bathroom to clean shower doors, as but a couple of examples), might deliver much of the same functionality, but at a lower price. In fact, in a best-case scenario, it might cost you exactly nothing.
On the flip side, after investigating thousands of products, from As Seen on TV offerings to high-end electronics, we’ve found that you largely get what you pay for.
Given this, if you can justify the nearly $30 price tag, it seems like Wallybroom’s unique features could be a welcome addition to just about anyone’s cleaning arsenal, and help you quickly addresses messes. And if you’re ultimately not satisfied with Wallybroom’s performance, you can always request a refund within 30 days through Amazon.
Just be sure to keep in mind that you’ll lose your initial shipping fees, plus whatever it will cost to send your Wallybroom back, so it’s not exactly a risk-free proposition.