I really like this duster. I used it to clean my ceiling fans, the top of the cabinets, the top of the refrigerator, and to clean my blinds around the house. I wanted to see how hard I could push the cleaning power before I had to wash it. I was so impressed with the cleaning power this duster had. Then I was able to put it in the washing machine to clean it. I have used the "swiffer" type dusters for awhile now, and I would not have been able to get half the work out of one dust pad that I did with this duster. I discovered that using fabric softener when you wash the duster does cut down the cleaning power. So when you wash it DO NOT use fabric softener.