Let Wayne Buy It: Spin Broom

The Hurricane Spin Broom promises to be the easy way to sweep, requiring no bending and no hard work.

(Published Friday, Dec. 29, 2017)

New gadgets and gizmos always catch our eye — products aiming to make our lives simpler and easier. The Hurricane Spin Broom promises to be the easy way to sweep, requiring no bending and no hard work.

We let NBC 5 Consumer Reporter Wayne Carter buy it to see how it works.

Domino's Pizza is tweaking its home delivery service for those times you're not at home.
After years of delivery right to your doorstep, Domino's drivers will now deliver to outdoor locations.
That includes beaches, parks, landmarks, and other outdoor locations across the country.
Domino's says its drivers will deliver to 150-thousand locations from the Gateway Arch in St. Louis, to the "Welcome to Las Vegas" sign.
The locations are now active and show up in the company's app or website as "Domino's Hotspots."
Customers pre-pay for their orders, select a location, and your pizza is on the way.
Previously, Domino's delivered to offbeat locations, but, the new service sets up designated drop off points.
The service was tested last fall in Miami before being rolled out nationwide.

(Published Monday, April 16, 2018)

Tammy Dietzman, owner of Cosmopolitan Maid Services, has been cleaning homes with her team around North Texas for 29 years. New cleaning solutions are old hat to her.

Still, she took us up on the chance to try the Hurricane Spin Broom, which claims to pull in everything in its path with no batteries, cords or bags.

Dietzman and her team is cleaning a home in Dallas' Knox-Henderson area that is in the middle of a significant remodel. They are trying to keep the place clean while construction is underway.

We had some trouble assembling the Hurricane Spin Broom at first, but once in place it was simple to use. The broom grabbed all the large pieces of construction debris lying around and picked up everything from wire insulation to paper clips and large pieces of plastic.

Canadian lawmakers wore hockey jerseys on Monday to honor the victims and their families of that tragic bus crash in Canada that killed 16 people.
The bus was carrying the junior league Humboldt hockey team to a game when a tractor-trailer slammed into the bus.
Sixteen were killed and thirteen people were injured in the crash.
Today's remembrance was one of a number of events that honored the team and their families.
Earlier the lawmakers honored Rusty Staub, a major leaguer who played for the Montreal Expos and the New York Mets.

(Published Monday, April 16, 2018)

"It's getting the big pieces, and I'm really surprised, because I didn't think it would," Dietzman said. "It's very manageable, because it's lightweight. It doesn't require batteries or some electrical cord following it around."

The Hurricane Spin Broom did pick up everything big like it promised, but Dietzman wasn't sold, because it appeared to do little for the dust.

"I believe it's going to make more work, because you still have to come behind it," she said.

We brought it to a finished part of the home, without construction, to see how it handled dust in an everyday environment.

Storms in Pennsylvania caused heavy damage to a large apartment building, leaving dozens without a place to live.
Residents of Luther Wood Apartments in Scranton have been evacuated after wind ripped the roof off the building. 
It happened just before 6 a.m. Monday.
As of 11 a.m., Scranton fire officials say 90-people have been evacuated from the building, and another 35 may be forced to leave.
A shelter is being set up to help the residents of the senior apartment complex.
No word on any injuries.

(Published Monday, April 16, 2018)

We found the Hurricane Spin Broom picked up the big pieces and still left a trail of dust behind. Dietzman concluded she would save her money and buy a regular broom and a dust pan instead.

We paid $19.99 for the Hurricane Spin Broom at Bed Bath & Beyond, but you can get a better deal through the manufacturer's website.

Wayne Carter buys products you suggest, and reviews them to see if they live up to their claims. If there's a product you'd like Wayne to buy for you, send him a Facebook message on his page.