A feather duster is a specific type of duster that consists of a plastic handle and a cleaning-contact surface segment attached with natural or synthetic feathers. It usually costs less than a natural feather duster, but it is easier to maintain and lasts longer. It cleans dust based on the principle of static electricity, attracting dust and small debris such as dander from furniture and surfaces.
Types of Feather Dusters
Kinds of Feather Dusters include the following:
Retractable feather duster
A retractable feather duster retracts back to the handle when not in use.
It is small enough to put inside a drawer or a pocket.
It is ideal for on-the-fly jobs.
Short handle feather duster
A short handle feather duster is ideal for dusting areas at eye level or lower.
It is compact and easy to carry.
Long handle feather duster
A long handle duster is used for dusting high areas such light fixtures and ceiling fans.
It has a handle length of 10 to 18 inches.
The extended type can reach up to three feet.
Choosing Feather Dusters (Buying tips)
Feathers: Choose a feather duster made with natural turkey or ostrich feathers, as they are considered best for cleaning due to their long, light, and durable feathers.