2yrs ago, I bought the Casabella upright sweep set for the laundry room and for the kitchen, a Rubbermaid broom and dustpan (which many restaurants use). Recovering from a very bad car accident with seat belt injuries. This little workhorse (Casabella) is light and easy to use. The pan stays open, and the small broom cleans up under chairs and in tight corners. Easy to empty. The rubber blade prevents dust and dirt from sliding under the pan. Now facing 2 more follow-up surgeries, I ditched the Rubbermaid set. The Rubbermaid was heavier and didn't do a good job The pan lets dirt slide underneath and the broom was not nearly as good. . I liked the Casabella so much, that I bought a 2nd one for the kitchen. If you've just had a baby, c-section or any sort of tummy surgery, this broom and pan set is a Must Have.