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Your dustpan is old and gross—buy one of these stylish ones instead

Imagine being proud of your dustpan and broom

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I had a party the other night, and somebody dropped a wine glass. No worries, the glass was empty. But when I got out my dustpan and brush for the cleanup, I was mortified. With their cracked plastic and scraggly bristles, they looked disgraceful. I couldn’t remember the last time I’d replaced them, and I clearly needed to. So, I did some research before buying a new set. Maybe you need one, too. Here are the ones I liked best.

1. Quickie Angle-Cut Broom and Dustpan

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This conveniently angled broom and attachable dustpan combo works well and looks good.

This lightweight broom rocks. I could see myself using it to sweep the cobwebs off the ceiling or the crumbs off the kitchen floor. The royal blue set is nice looking, too—I wouldn’t have to hide it in the closet. I like the way the dustpan clips to the broom handle, meaning I could hang them up on the same hook.
Buy for $5.41 at Home Depot

2. OXO Good Grips Dustpan and Brush Set

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The dustpan is fine, but the whisk broom is a real standout. It fits in areas other brushes miss.

Look, it’s hard to get excited by a dustpan set, but I’m a fan of the OXO Good Grips line, so I couldn’t wait to try this one out. The little whisk broom had me at hello. If I kept it clean, I could use it to sweep crumbs off the table. Plus, it’s flexible, so it gets in all the corners that a traditional brush misses, and the grip is comfortable. The rubber edge of the dustpan is a bit thick to pick up fine particles, but would work well for sweeping up big pieces of glass. And the lifetime warranty is hard to argue with.
Buy for $9.99 at Bed Bath & Beyond

3. Burstenhaus Redecker Horsehair Broom and Stainless Steel Dust Pan Set

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This German-made broom and dustpan set is so pricey that you might be reluctant to use it, plus you'd need to shampoo the bristles to keep them clean. But the oiled beechwood handles are breathtaking.

Would you spend $77.00 on an artisan dustpan set with a stainless steel pan and horsehair brush? Of course not. But I love this attractive old-school stainless steel pan and broom made of the highest quality materials. They're built to impress. The 3-foot beechwood handles will burnish naturally over the years, and the horsehair broom could probably pick up every speck of dust. But I’d have to shampoo it and comb it out to maintain it, and that would definitely discourage me from using it.
Buy for $76.99 on Amazon

4. Superior Performance Leaf Design Dustpan

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A leafy pattern looks pretty, but the best feature of this dustpan is its strong, sharp edge, making it easy to clean up dust.

Can a dustpan be adorable? This one is. The scattered green leaves make a wonderful pattern, and I would be proud to take this one out in front of guests. I give it high praise for its strong, thin edge, which makes it easy to sweep up dust. The matching broom would be necessary to make this work.
Buy for $6.99 at Amazon

5. Casabella Dustpan and Brush Set

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The two components of this Casabella set fit nicely together, and the dustpan has teeth to clean hair out of the brush.

A no-nonsense pair, with high quality and excellent design. The two components fit nicely together, and the pan has teeth to clean pet hair out of the brush, which is bonus functionality, as far as I’m concerned. I could hang them up with one hand. The gray and orange color scheme looks like it means business.
Buy for $8.99 at Amazon

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6. Ikea Blaska Dust Pan and Brush

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Maybe this dustpan and brush would get the kids to help clean up the mess. It's cute and inexpensive, so consider buying more than one.

This feels like a little toy dustpan and brush set, and I wouldn’t expect it to last long, but if I had to take it out at a party, the guests would admire its cuteness. At this price, I could have one in every color, and match the blue, green, or yellow to the room it's stored in. This set isn’t available on Ikea's site, so I’d have to get one from the Ikea store or order it on Amazon.
Buy for $1.79 at Amazon

7. Quickie Debris Dustpan with Handle

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Distinguishing itself with an ergonomic grip and a long handle, this dustpan would work indoors or outdoors.

I like this dustpan because of its 3-foot wooden handle, so I would never have to bend down to clean up. Its grip is ergonomically designed, too. The bright yellow dustpan swivels to catch dirt from different directions. Best part: It seems tough enough to use outside, as well as in the kitchen. I'd really appreciate the versatility. But it doesn’t come with a broom. I would have to purchase one separately, and at over $20 for the dustpan alone, I might be disinclined to do so.
Buy it for $21.14 on Amazon

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