Swiffer is an American cleaning product brand manufactured by Procter & Gamble. Launched in
1999, the brand uses a “leather and blade” business model, where consumers
buy handle assemblies at low prices, but buy replacement refills and pads throughout the life of
the product. You have to keep going. Swiffer has grown into a $ 500 million brand
in 15 countries.
The electrostatic cleaning system sold by P & G under the Swiffer brand was developed by Kao.
In an excerpt from a 1999 Biz Journals article, “I can’t claim that P & G developed the [Swiffer]
idea itself. A similar product was already sold in Japan by a company called Kao.” Kao has
sold this product in Japan for five years, “S.C. Cynthia Georgeson, a spokeswoman, said.
Johnson is a $ 5 billion family-owned company with brands such as Pledge, Johnson
Wax, Raid, and Windex. King said P & G knew about Kao products but didn’t ask for a license
All products listed below have a replenishment system. Both products and refills are
currently on sale.
1. Swiffer Bissell Steam boost:
Swiffer Bissell Steam boost is a steam cleaner. Uses a special steam pad to penetrate
deep into the soil.
2. Swiffer Continuous Clean Air Cleaner:
Swiffer Continuous Clean Air Cleaner is an air filtration system introduced in 2018.
Like the Swiffer mop, it uses a filter refill system that is a popular model in the
air filter industry. This product line is manufactured and sold by Project Air LLC, a P & G
licensee in Cranberry, New Jersey.
3. Swiffer Dusters:
Swiffer Duster is a disposable duster. They are advertised as 360 ° (all around), but
traditional Swiffer Dusters are also available (one side only). The
optional extendable handle is 3 feet long when fully extended. Swiffer Duster was
introduced in 2003.
4. Swiffer Dust-N-Shine:
Swiffer Dust-N-Shine is furniture polish. This product is based on a user-supplied duster.
5. Swiffer Sweeper:
Swiffer Sweeper is a combination of sweeper and mop. That is, you can use dry
or wet disposable towels. The damp cloth is for wiping and comes with a polishing strip
to scrape off stubborn dry grease. The dry type is for sweeping fine dirt, dust, hair,
lint, etc. Originally only dry wipes were available and it was the only product, so it was
simply branded “Swiffer”. Wet wipes for wiping were introduced in 2001.
6. Swiffer Sweep and Trap:
Introduced in 2013, the Swiffer Sweep and Trap has a blade that picks up large particles
(such as grains), and a dry cloth picks up small particles such as dust and lint.
7. Swiffer Sweep + Vac:
Swiffer Sweep + Vac is a lightweight vacuum cleaner. Using a dry cloth, the vacuum
cleaner picks up large crumbs while removing lint and fine dirt. As with all
bagless vacuum cleaners, removable filters need to be cleaned after
each use and should eventually be replaced if they are too dirty to clean. A wet
cloth cannot be used. Introduced in 2004. Eventually, the name was changed to Swiffer
Sweeper-VAC and was abolished in 2013. It was reintroduced in 2016.
8. Swiffer Sweeper X-Large:
The Swiffer Sweeper X-Large’s cloth head is 1.5 times larger than a regular Swiffer
Sweeper. Use two regular-size wet wipes or dry wipes designed for your system. This
product was formerly known as Swiffer Max, Swiffer Sweeper
Heavy-Duty, and Swiffer Sweeper Professional. Introduced in 2001. In 2013, it was
renamed Swiffer Sweeper X-Large again.
9. Swiffer Wet Jet:
Swiffer Wet Jet is a mop. Only Wet Jet brand solvents are used in special non-openable
bottles. Introduced in Canada and Belgium in 2001, but introduced in the United States
in 2002. The original name was Swiffer WetJet Power Mop. It was
originally turquoise until it was changed to purple in 2006 and redesigned. It
was changed again in 2009 and added dual spray.
Swiffer TV commercials often include 1970s / 1980s music in the background. Old commercials
start with someone who has an old cleaning product and then switches to a Swiffer product. The
first series of ads begins with a woman using a Swiffer product, but her old cleaning product
(usually a mop, broom, or feather duster) is excluded along with the persona she wants
to use again. The woman continues to use Swiffer and the mop is left to her own device. The
second series of commercials involves finding a mop, broom, or feather duster to move to a
new girlfriend (including bowling balls, rakes, or antique dolls). A commercial announcer (Voice
of Blazebadal) said, “When you switch to Swiffer, you throw away the old ones (mops, brooms,
dusters), but don’t worry. The notable songs used in these commercials. Devo’s “Whip It”,
Human League’s “Don’t You Want Me”, Blondie’s “One Way or Another”, and player’s “Baby
7 Things You Shouldn’t Do with a Swiffer Duster:
Is there a lot of dust in hard-to-reach places? Sounds like the work of Swiffer Sweeper.
This small, space-saving floor nozzle, along with sister cleaners Swiffer Dusters and
Swiffer WetJet has become an integral part of cleaning tight spaces, making it one of the
most affordable and versatile tools in the home. But that’s not all great. Want to get the most
out of your Swiffer tools? Here are some things you shouldn’t do.
Don’t Swiffer sweep without vacuuming first:
Swiffer Sweeper Pads pick up floor dirt well when big dust bunnies don’t get in the way,
so quick picking and vacuuming in advance will help the duster pack more powerful
Don’t use them on your floors right away:
You can get extra cleaning mileage by using your Swiffer pad to wipe off less-dirty areas,
like a tabletop or shelf, with a clean pad before starting on the floors.
Don’t use a Swiffer Sweeper for major cleaning jobs:
Swiffer is a great tool for daily cleaning (especially if you’re vacuuming for the first time),
but don’t use it if your floor is full of dirt and other debris. These big mess may be
suitable for Swiffer Wet Jet or regular mops and vacuum cleaners.
Don’t use generic pads:
While generic pad options may seem cheap at first glance, many generic brands other
than Swiffer aren’t as effective as the real products tested in the lab. interval.
Don’t throw away dirty pads too soon:
Used Swiffer Sweeper pads and Swiffer Dusters may be effective longer than you think.
They may look super dirty, but due to the electrostatic charge, you don’t have to worry
about making a bigger mess as you dust. Also, you can try removing the bigger dust
bunnies from the Swiffer before you continue cleaning so you get more use out of them.
Don’t dismay if you run out of pads:
About to dust, but no Swiffer pad in sight? A fuzzy sock will do the trick, picking up dust,
dirt, and hair from your floors. No socks of the fuzzy caliber? In a pinch, a hardy paper
towel, old washcloth, or microfiber cloth could also work.
Don’t throw the dirty dusters away:
To save a little money and keep things green, think twice before tossing your dirty
Swiffer dusters. They can be washed and reused with a quick rinse under the faucet.
Heavy Duty 6 ft Super Extender:
Swiffer Dusters Super Extender Handle Starter Kit extends up to 6 feet allowing you to reach
more areas of your home, especially hard-to-reach places. Trap + Lock up to 3x more* dust &
allergens. Duster offers 360 degrees of specially coated fibers that grab onto dust & do not let
go. They are uniquely designed to Trap + Lock dust from every direction. The unique swivel
head pivots and locks into four different positions.
360-degree fluffy fiber with Dust Lock Adhesive that captures and traps three times as
much dust and allergens as dusters.
Cleaner Refills Gain Original Scent:
Swiffer 180 Multi-Surface Dusters TRAP + LOCK dust & allergens*. Made with specially coated
fibers that grab onto dust & don’t let go. They are uniquely designed to Trap + Lock dust from
even the tight spaces in your home.
7 Ways Swiffer Helps to Keep Your Hardwood Floors Looking Like New:
You just moved into your dream home and the floors are immaculate. You can’t wait to
entertain. Shiny new hardwood floors light up the place and add such warmth; it makes you
happy to call this place home. But now what? How do you keep them that way? Here are a few
guidelines you can follow to help maintain your floors’ lasting beauty and keep their appeal
throughout the years.
1. Choose the Right Products:
It may seem like a daunting task, but the finished hardwood floor can be maintained
with minimal effort. The secret here is to know what to use to clean
them. Only purchase products that are specially formulated and developed for
hardwood floors. If you’re still not sure, you can always check what is recommended by
the manufacturer’s care procedure.
2. Hold the Water:
When wiping hardwood floors, avoid direct contact with water. Incorrect use can
permanently shorten the life of a beautifully finished hardwood floor.
3. Don’t be a Drag:
One thing that’s rather common in damaging your precious hardwood floors is
furniture. If you aren’t careful, moving it around can scratch, scrape, and gouge nicks
onto the surface. Ouch! To add additional protection, use felt contacts on the legs of
furniture like couches and tables. You’ll thank us later.
4. Take off your shoes:
Think about all the dirt and grit the bottoms of your shoes collect throughout the day.
Common scratches and scrapes on hardwood floors come from you unknowingly
bringing that grit into the house. It can be especially bad in high-traffic areas. To prevent
that, take your shoes off as soon as you get in the door. You’ve had a hard day, you
deserve to relax. Your floors do, too.
5. Keep it Clean:
Create a cleaning schedule that works for you. It will help to cut down on dirt and
particle buildup that can ultimately scratch the wood’s surface. Be sure to use the
Swiffer Sweep + Vac to pick up the larger particles so they won’t damage your floors.
6. Dust Daily:
It may be one of the easiest steps in the process, but dust mopping can reduce the dirt,
dust, hair, and pet dander that may be in your home. Try using our Swiffer Sweeper. It
works well for eliminating dust by trapping it away so it doesn’t settle on your floors.
7. The Floor Mat is your friend:
Whether placed at the entrance to your place or in the kitchen by the sink, a floor mat is
your best friend. They’re extremely versatile and can do everything from keeping the
bottom of your shoes dry on a rainy day to catching the small sticky spills that happen in
the kitchen. It’s an extra layer of protection that helps keep your floors in great shape.
Through the Swiffer Recycling Program, consumers can now send in
select Swiffer cleaning products to be recycled for free:
Swiffer, a line of cleaning products by Procter & Gamble, has partnered with international
recycling leader Terra Cycle to make its Swiffer Sweeper, Duster, and Wet Jet refill nationally
recyclable. As an added incentive, for every shipment of Swiffer waste sent to Terra Cycle
through the Swiffer Recycling Program, collectors earn points that can be used for charity gifts
or converted to cash and donated to the nonprofit, school or charitable organization of their
Partnership with TerraCycle:
“We are very excited about our partnership with TerraCycle to offer free recycling of all Swiffer
refills in the U.S. This is an important step toward sustainable solutions for our products and the
start of an exciting journey with Swiffer and TerraCycle,” said NA Brand Director Kevin Wenzel
in a statement.
Products to be recycled for free:
Swiffer Sweeper Wet Mopping Cloths.
Swiffer Sweeper Dry Sweeping Cloths.
Swiffer Sweeper Wet Heavy-Duty Mopping Cloths.
Swiffer Sweeper Dry Heavy-Duty Sweeping Cloths.
Swiffer Heavy-Duty Dusters.
Swiffer Wet Jet Mopping pads.
Swiffer Wet Jet Heavy-Duty Mopping pads.
Swiffer Wet Jet Wood Mopping pads.
To participate in the program, consumers can register on the TerraCycle Program website and
mail the accepted waste with a prepaid shipping label. After collection, the waste
is decomposed, separated by the material, and the plastic is washed and melted into hard
plastic and reformed into new recycled products.
“Cleaning a house is a chore that we all share,” said Tom Szaky, CEO and founder of
TerraCycle, in a statement. “By participating in the Swiffer Recycling Program, consumers
can be rewarded for doing the right thing while demonstrating their commitment to a
clean home and the planet.” The Swiffer Recycling Program is for individuals, schools, and
interested parties. Open to offices and community organizations.
How to Clean Your Duster?
Regular cleaning of the duster not only helps prevent old dust from spreading but also
helps keep the duster in good condition. No matter how hard you try, dust will be generated.
If you want to keep your house clean and as dust-free as possible, you need cloth, feathers,
synthetics, and disposable dusters. So, when it comes to dusters, it makes sense to dust them
occasionally (unless you’re using a disposable duster like Swiffer, which can be thrown
away when it gets dirty). Regular cleaning of the duster not only helps prevent old dust from
spreading but also helps keep the duster in good condition.
Cloth and microfiber dusters can be washed with warm soapy water. According to Rainbow
Dusters International, which offers a variety of dusters, the dusters are washed, then
rinsed clean with water and air-dried.
To clean the duster: Gently wash the duster head with warm soapy water and place it under
running water until clean. Shake off excess water and let it air dry. Mild dishwashing liquid is
suitable for this cleaning method.
If you have a synthetic duster, Rainbow Dusters International suggests you can use the same
process as feather dusters. Gently wash your synthetic duster in warm water with a drop
or two of dish soap, then rinse it until water runs clear and air dry. While some people have had
success washing dusters in the washing machine, Rainbow Dusters International says this is not
the preferred method.
chemicals in Swiffer:
Swiffer is a line of floor cleaning products manufactured by Procter & Gamble. The product line
includes dust cleaning cloths, floor-sweeping cloths, vacuums, and the Swiffer Wet Jet cleaning
tool, which uses a solution and cleaning cloths to mop the floor. The nine ingredients in Swiffer
The wet Jet solutions are purified water, ethyl alcohol, Polypropylene Glycol N-Butyl Ether, Alkyl
Polyglucoside, Didecyl Dimethyl Ammonium Chloride, Chlorhexidine Diacetate, Fragrance,
Silicone Emulsion and Polyethyleneimine.
1. Polypropylene Glycol N-Butyl Ether:
Polypropylene Glycol N-Butyl Ether is a colorless agent used as a solvent in cleaning
formulas. The definition a solvent is “a substance that dissolves another to form a
solution.” This solvent is low in toxicity even in large quantities. It may cause some
irritation with eye or skin exposure. It’s biodegradable and unlikely to accumulate in the
environment, but it can be combustible in large stored quantities.
2. Alkyl polyglucoside:
Alkyl polyglucoside is the primary cleaning agent, other than purified water, in Swiffer
Wet Jet solution. It’s touted as a “new generation in environmentally friendly
surfactants” because it’s biodegradable, non-toxic, and non-irritating. It’s a nonionic
surfactant. A surfactant is a substance that dissolves in water and removes dirt.
Nonionic means there is no electrical charge present, making it unaffected by water
3. Didecyl Dimethyl Ammonium Chloride:
Didecyl Dimethyl Ammonium Chloride is one of the two antibacterial agents in the
Swiffer Wet Jet solution. Didecyl Dimethyl Ammonium Chloride is an anti-microbial
agent and bactericide used frequently in hospitals and hotels. It can be harmful if
swallowed and cause eye damage and skin burns.
4. Chlorhexidine Diacetate:
Chlorhexidine Diacetate is the second antibacterial agent in the Swiffer Wet Jet solution.
This agent is used to fight bacteria, fungi, and viruses. It can be found in topical skin
cleansers, is used as a wound disinfectant in animals, and is commonly found in
mouthwashes because of its ability to kill oral bacteria. It’s safe when used according to
directions in small quantities but can be harmful in large quantities.
Did you know you can actually reuse a Swiffer Duster?
Last year on TikTok, I saw people sharing something that could be a game-changer when it
comes to cleaning! According to the TikTok’ers, you can throw Swiffer disposable dusters in the
wash to clean them, then reuse them again and again. Hold up, what? We decided to give this a try
and see if the dusters would in fact hold up in the wash. If this is true, I know it would
personally save me (and many of you) quite a bit of money! I go through so many of these
when cleaning my home as I prefer Swiffer dusters to traditional feather dusters.
For this test, we also decided to grab a generic duster that is comparable to the Swiffer Heavy
Duty, so we chose a 360 duster from Walmart’s Great Value line. Great Value 360 Dusters start
at $5.97 while Swiffer Heavy Duty Dusters start at $7.97 depending on the length and type of
handle you choose, so the price is pretty comparable between the two.
How well did the generic Swiffer Duster version hold up in the wash?
I think Wal-Mart’s Great Value brand Duster (Orange) is holding up better than I expected.
Not as fluffy as the Swiffer brand after washing, it took a while to dry, but it’s ready
to go again. At first, it looked like a melon or spaghetti squash, and when it was taken out of
the washing machine, it was a little taut, but after a day it was much better, so let it air dry a
You can reuse the regular (cheap) blue and white Swiffers duster, but it is recommended that
you wash your hands with dishwashing liquid and use the kitchen sink. After washing, place the
duster on a towel or hang it to dry. Regular dusters are not as fluffy and durable
as sturdy dusters, so hand washing is better in this case. Machine-washed, unlike the rugged
version, it aggregates