Maricopa entrepreneur invents broom with scraper

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Maricopa resident Shane Pannell is a father of three and local inventor. He appeared on Shark Tank in 2011 with his Sweep Easy Broom. It has a retractable plastic and/or metal scraper that deploys from within the bristles.

The scraper removes stickers, dried cereal, gum and more off floors.  

Pannell came up with the idea when he was a work-from-home dad who was constantly cleaning up after his kids.

To learn more about the Sweep Easy Broom and to see Pannell's demos around the Valley go to

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