According to his own statement, Hans-Peter Goller of Larvik had dust on his brain for eight years.
The result was an entirely new invention that he believes could revolutionize how we vacuum and dry dust in the home.
According to Guler, the idea arose as a result of his own tiredness from dust, which only moves when he dries the dust and cleans his house.
The idea is to combine the best of both worlds: the microfiber cloth and the suction power of a vacuum cleaner so you get a gentle, flexible nozzle that won’t scratch furniture or the like.
He has patented the product in China, Europe and North America, but hopes to make a breakthrough in Norway first.
Klikk.no conducted user testing of the product.
We let the mouthpiece sharpen in a larger room used as an office and living room downstairs, which just so happened to have housed two cats in recent weeks.
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Easy to install
There were no problems getting a nozzle (32mm and 35mm diameter) to fit our new Nilfisk vacuum cleaner. Two adapters of different dimensions are included. The nozzle is not compatible with new and modern vacuum cleaners such as Dyson.
Combines vacuum and microfiber technology.
Fits all vacuums that have a contactless circular nozzle or guide grooves. (Standard Ø32mm and Ø35mm)
Nozzle length: 30cm
The duster can be washed 3-4 times in the washing machine before being replaced
Price: NOK 248 for starter pack, refill pack with 3 dusters: NOK 268.
The product can be purchased at dustpal.com.
Good first impression. The nozzle is light and flexible, which means you can “empty the stains” with great precision – for example between books on a bookshelf, or around flower pots on a window sill.
Finally, it’s becoming a game to reach into the horde of wires behind a TV or, say, desktop computer.
We did not measure how much dust was actually captured.
However, there is no doubt that the glossy surfaces with a fine-grained layer of dust became dust-free after a round of sweeping with the nozzle.
Great on slippery surfaces
The length of the spout also helps facilitate quick cleaning at height, eg on top of cabinets or picture frames. The fact that the length of the nozzle sucks in air means that it is easy to cover the entire surface with just a few circular motions.
On fine-grained dust, DustPal looks very good, but what about the slightly larger particles?
The site states that: “It captures and removes both airborne dust and large particles as well as ordinary dust.”
Cat litter was more difficult to absorb and for example larger breadcrumbs might be left. It wasn’t always easy to get some cat hair out.
The trick to getting larger particles, as shown in this video, is to hit the particles with the hole in the “root” of the nozzle, but this is easier said than done, especially if it includes more coarse-grained particles.
We tried soaking up a good amount of breadcrumbs and crunchy fried onions, but it’s not recommended, as this resulted in most of them getting stuck to the microfiber cloth, which did more work.
We also tried cleaning the sofa with DustPal, but we found that this required a stronger, more focused suction that you get with standard vacuum cleaner nozzles.
Smart cleaning in the car
DustPal also did a very good job of removing light dust that settles on the car’s dashboard, instruments, and the like.
You don’t have to worry about scratches in the piano lacquer if you use the mouthpiece. You also get a better range and you can clean easily in the many storage compartments of the car.
The disadvantage is that here too it struggles to get any larger particles, such as crumbs or small stones.
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Then to the verdict:
+ Makes it easier for you to reach and dry dust from difficult places such as interior shelves, above cabinets, in corners and crevices, sometimes behind objects or wires.
+ You don’t have to clean everything completely before you start: it gets dusty, but you don’t risk cleaning the little things. Thus you can clean up the clutter sometimes, for example, the office. DustPal is perfect for the home office.
+ Low threshold for use: It’s quick to turn on and off and easy to use. Dust drying becomes more enjoyable.
+ Easy to clean and machine washable.
It makes a little more noise than a regular nozzle, at least in the vacuum cleaner we used for testing.
It absorbs most dirt and hair, but heavy particles like cat litter and crumbs are hard to absorb. However, it can be swept to the ground.
– It is very good on slippery surfaces, but on sofa cushions and textiles, another nozzle that sucks in more concentrated air will be more efficient.
DustPal is Not Another unnecessary tool that will be left around. Most people will likely have a low threshold for its use. It makes removing dust more enjoyable, faster and avoiding a lot of cleaning beforehand.
It removes fine dust in a gentle and easy way, and increases range during cleaning.
Be aware that it makes a little more noise than a vacuum cleaner might, and that it can be difficult to remove slightly larger particles. So in some places, you may have to use a mouthpiece or other cloth anyway.