In this week's Deal or Dud, we're testing a new As Seen On TV product that works very similar to a lint roller. It's wildly popular right now. The Schticky was on backorder, so we had a two week wait. The product does feel a little icky but it guarantees to get your home clean, especially in those hard to reach places. We put it to the test.
The commercial says that you can clean your home in a quicky when you use your schitcky. It's a reusable lint roller and more. For furniture, food particles on the cabinets, debris on the stairs, and you can even use it in the car. No one knows more about these products than cleaning agent Katrina Weaver. She owns Top to Bottom Cleaning Service in Mobile and spends her time scrubbing and scouring hundreds of homes each month. "We use lint rollers for instance if there's dog hair on the couch or cat hair, then some of our customers may ask us to roll it and get the dog hair off," says Weaver.
She thinks the Schticky could speed things up for her. It comes in 3 different sizes. The host of the commercial claims that the big Schticky can get rid of bigger messes like dust bunnies under the bed or picking up after the kids, cleaning up kitty litter and loose hairs in the bathroom. Testing the big one first, Katrina put dog hair on her clean floor. "There was a lot of dog hair under the table and it does reach far enough under the table so you don't have to stoop or bend get on your knees," says Weaver. Next she tested the average size schticky under her couch cushion. "There's always crumbs unless you clean under your couch everyday. It really picked up a lot of the smaller crumbs, and lent and dust from up under the cushions of the couch," says Katrina.
She tried the Schticky on cereal and cat food. There were a few pieces that could have been picked up, maybe I think it was because it was kind of chunky and heavy. The Schticky is made of special silicone, so with a little water the dirt comes right off. Finally, she couldn't ignore her dusty fan blades. "On the ceiling fan it worked wonderful," says Weaver.
In your opinion is this a deal or dud? "It would be a deal," says Weaver.
The product will cost you $20 dollars plus shipping and handling.