I bought one of these full price 30 bucks and they are great and a steal at 20 bucks delivered, must have for the bathrooms and white picket fences, does a great job, only problem has the battery been sitting in a box for 3 years and ready to die. But Meh has awesome CS so go for it .
@Achromatter@mellowirishgent I have a Quickie branded one, and the only way to replace the battery is to buy a new one, something I had to do recently. To be fair I bought the old one in 2013, so the battery had a long run.
As someone with back problems, it’s made a huge difference.
@hchavers I’ve been trying to convince my husband to let us hire a house cleaner for years. The bad news is he didn’t like the idea. The good news is that it turns out he does more of the house keeping than me anyways.
@hchavers It significantly decreases the amount of time you have to spend bent over, which is no small thing if you have back problems. Using one of these I can put the lid down on the toilet, put a cushion on there to help with my back pain, and clean most of the shower while sitting down.
Just because it doesn’t help you doesn’t mean it’s not extremely helpful for others.
@chienfou@mike808, speaking of ‘presumptive’, I didn’t read where anyone mentioned ‘Latinx’!! Regard-less, while I was my Mother’s caregiver, we used a service which provided us with a nice home cleaner, and none were undocumented, nor latinx!! BTW, you guys need to keep in mind not everyone here is black, or white,…JSYK!!
the Latinx reference was due to the ‘hopes to become a documented citizen’ comment. Yes it is presumptive… there are others that are ‘undocumented’ living in the US, but by and large that is the group that style comment typically refers to.
@chienfou, I’ll give you that,… I have to admit when some guy says ‘racist’, I tend to think they"re talking about White Supremacists, or White People!! TSo, the Question is, “Does That Make It Right, or Alright¿?”
@BuddTX I have these drill brush attachments, and they do work good. But it could be nice to have a dedicated one for more wet areas & one that’s lighter. I also wonder about using this Meh offering for vehicle wheels. For $20 I’m tempted, but the battery sucking is my only concern.
@BuddTX This is exactly what I do. Recently found an excellent set of drill-mountable scrubbing brushes for about $9. Much heavier duty that this cheap plastic gizmo. My drill is also electric, so lots of torque and no battery issues…
@stormshadow999 I have looked at this product before, but I never connected the dots or break up the syllables like you did. I have been thinking about it the entire day and have laughed quite a few times. Just had to let you know before the day ended. Thanks.
@BuddTX@craigthom, ‘Heaviness’ is relative to the strength of the user, e.g. for someone who plays a guitar for hours at a time, or works with power tools 8-10 hours a day, a power drill wouldn’t get too darn heavy. Just. saying.
@BuddTX@craigthom, I agree, yet my comments are not solely restricted by what another person posts In A Public Forum! I took was also relating to my own personal experience(s) ⚒, and as I posted, I’m Just Saying!!
@haydesigner To be fair, your toilet will be clean. You just have to wipe down the walls and then jump in the shower afterwards to clean up the resulting flying debris. You may also want to floss to be sure you didn’t miss a spot although I suspect you’ll taste it if you did.
@monotoo One aspect to consider is that a drill is unlikely to be waterproof. Definitely an issue with a corded drill, but even with a cordless drill, there will be a risk of shorting something out if it gets wet.
@monotoo@narfcake and my drill is pretty heavy duty, aka heavy. Makes it tough to do funny angles. But I do have some of those brush attachments for my drill I use for only heavy duty scrubbing jobs. I wish this Meh brush used AA batteries you could just replace, I’ve had some bad experiences with rechargeable batteries on cheap items.
@monotoo@narfcake, part of a painters job is to keep the paint off of him. In this same spirit, the job of someone cleaning a tub, or tile with a cleaner & water is to also keep the cleaner & water off him & his drill. That’s not hard, unless 1 just does Not know what they’re doing, And using a corded electric drill is just asking for a jolt of reality!!
ROGER: Oh, what sad times are these when passing ruffians can say Ni at will to old ladies. There is a pestilence upon this land. Nothing is sacred. Even those who design and sell scrubbers are under considerable economic stress at this period in history.
KING ARTHUR: Did you say scrubbery?
ROGER: Yes, scrubbery is my trade. I am a scrubber. My name is Roger the Scrubber. I design, build and sell scrubbery.
You can basically get these as drill attachments on amazon for under $10. A good drill will hold up to way more than this thing can and is more versatile. The second link here is almost the exact same attachments.
@dgonyier That thing was awesome. I had two of them. One took the little 3.6V NiCd cells they used to use, and the other was sealed and had a built-in battery and charger plug. I think both would actually still work but only for a few minutes given the age of the battery. Not for heavy-duty stuff but really good for cleaning cars/rv trims, like window trim and stuff. Where in my climate, moss tends to grow if neglected.
Honestly I don’t know why Milwaukee doesn’t make a compact M12 version of that. Ryobi does have one that uses their 18V battery system, you can buy it at HD (I think there are two models). But with the 18V battery it’s a bit bigger and clunky, and too expensive at $69 tool-only for what it is.
@dgonyier I still have a bunch of the replacement brushes, sponges, even a wire brush add-on for the ScumBuster. As far as I know, nothing else has been made that takes that weird locking triangular mount system, which actually worked very well. I was searching for some adapter I could use with a drill or something to make use of my old Scumbuster attachments. I suppose somebody clever might 3D-print one, in which case I’ll probably buy it. Or buy a printer and get the file.
Just order this one to try it out. Ni–MH and Ni-Cad batteries are so outdated. Don’t anticipate the battery will last that many uses. Just wonder if we can open it up and put a lithium replacement in it later on.
Looks like replacement heads are about $20 a set from several sources. May want to get more than one to start with (plus I wonder if you can use 2 extensions at one time to increase the reach for outside, like siding etc. Though that may have too much flex to be very useful. )
@pmarin Since I set myself up for that one, I guess it must be true! The Sonicket travel toothbrushes really have tiny brush-heads, though, and it did occur to me that the scrubber is basically just a giant electric toothbrush.
@Kyeh I use to use the same brush about 98% of the time, and after a year I bought a whole new set for dirt cheap on Amazon. I have since used the same one from the new set, and then I started using a different style (which at that point I had 2 of) and I am still using the first one of those. I also still have my old favorite ones, and I CAN still use them but the brushes obviously aren’t as strong as they were when newer.
While waiting for the scrubber to get here, I saw my order was shipped from Texas to Indiana. I don’t live in Indiana. I live in Kansas. The scrubber will not be in Kansas anymore. How did that happen?
Okay so this thing shows up on our porch… not in a plan brown wrapper… so I grab it quick & toss it inside. My wife was walking behind me when I was checking Meh & said “buy that!” & bam, oh god what did I just do.
She’s busy unboxing it & asking me if it needs batteries… heck if I know I didn’t read the write up on it. She proceeds to assemble it behind me while I was working & suddenly I hear it running, turn around to look & BAM she shoves it into my NECK! Which of course makes be yell OUCH CRAP STOP THAT. She’s giggling away saying “oh don’t be a baby, the bristles are soft!” The she tries it on her own neck & says “ouch! That does hurt”. Since then it’s been in the corner of the room, leaning on the wall. I guess it works great. [enter image description here] are :