There's a new sticky roller in town that promises to have the power of glue without the goo. According to the commercial it's guaranteed to roll up dog hair, cat hair, spouse hair, mouse hair, cookie crumbs, kitty litter, bird seed, it doesn't matter. It's called Sticky Buddy, the roller for quick clean ups on all types of fabrics including silk and suede, and it doesn't leave a sticky residue. When you're through the instructions say you just rinse, dry, and it's sticky all over again.
But is it really that easy? We whirled in our expert Ashlon James who helps keep the Local 15's Studios spic and span. His initial thought was that the Sticky Buddy required too many steps. "It's just gonna be a whole lot of work. You rinse it off then go back to what you're doing, then rinse it off again. The sticky part will pick up some dirt," says James.
The Sticky Buddy has little rubber fingers that guarantee to reach deep into your carpet. And that was Ashlon's first order of business, cleaning the carpet on the studio stools. With talent tracking in rocks and dirt from the parking lot they can become filthy. Here's what he though after a few swirls. "It rolls in the dirt like they say, the sweep action really doesn't work all that much," says James.
Next he was off to rinse off the dirt which the infomercial makes look easy, "It doesn't feel gooey, and I don't think it'll stick," says James. So Ashlon decided to go for it, by throwing it on the refrigerator to see if would stick like it shows in the commercial. "It doesn't stick like the commercial," says James.
Finally, he tested it inside one of our vehicles where he wheeled the Sticky Buddy over the seats and under the car mats. "It seems to be getting the dirt just because it's wet not because it's sticky," says James.
In your opinion is this a Deal or Dud? "A dud," says James.
The Sticky Buddy will cost you $10 dollars. We tried to contact the company and have not heard back yet.