Pet Friendly CVS Floor Nozzle

Vacuuming hard floors covered with randomly scattered mounds of pet hair – good for cardio fitness, hard on your back. Follow along with these familiar steps: vacuum a room, stoop to pull off the hair clogged floor brush, vacuum clumps of hair off the clogged floor brush, twist the floor brush back on the wand. Vacuum the next area and repeat.

This exercise gets tedious fast.

Wessel-Werk RD285 Brushless Floor NozzleI would rather enjoy the vacuuming experience. (We can do aerobics later.) How nice it would be to smoothly glide through rooms, realizing a cleaning task efficiently completed.  The hindrance? The floor tool’s bristles. They clog quickly with oily dog fur, preventing hair and dirt from reaching the vacuum’s air stream and getting sucked up. The answer? Remove the bristles, add some wheels.
The new tool becomes a powerful nozzle sans brushroll. It directly pulls dirt into its opening and away into the vacuum, whether it’s used on hard floors or carpeting. Yes, even on carpets. Although a turbine brush or electric powerbrush nozzle is still recommended to beat embedded dirt out of carpeting, this new tool can easily lift off spots of surface dirt from area rugs. This ability comes in handy. Any fur stuck to the edge of an area rug is quickly sucked up with the same tool, while vacuuming the hard floors.

The tool exists: the Wessel-Werk RD285. The unique feature of the RD285 nozzle that makes it such a good fit for homes with pets is the brushless design with four stable wheels. The RD285 uses a special air channel to focus airflow across the floor and uses high speed air movement to bring debris into its vacuum opening.

rd28502With no bristles to jam up full of hair and the large intake opening the RD285 easily devours mounds of shed pet hair. We have been unable to clog the nozzle in our testing and use with our ten pup home and all their floating fluff.

Adding to its quick efficiency, The RD285 is lightweight and effortless to push and maneuver in tight spots. The low-profile design is amazing. Where as you may have once moved your sofa to vacuum underneath, the RD285 glides right under by twisting the handle which allows the wand and hose grip to lay flat against the floor. The large radius tilt and full swivel allows the nozzle to stay in the correct alignment to the floor for any size user holding the handle of the hose at nearly any angle.

What the RD285 may lack in dusting capability ( can not be used on walls and ceilings like a bristle brush) is more than compensated for with it’s cleaning speed. The low profile design may not permit some of the vary large debris to enter on first sweep (chunks of mud, rocks, large kibble), but a simple twist of the wrist lets you maneuver the RD285 over large objects so they can be sucked up by the vacuums airflow with a large suction opening.  With ease of use and straight-forward cleaning, the RD285 has become my new assist in achieving calm, productive vacuuming.