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What is Dustpan in Tagalog? Designs and How to Use Properly

What is Dustpan in Tagalog? Designs and How to Use Properly

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A dustpan in Tagalog is called “pandakot,” from the word “dakot” which means “grab”. However, most Filipinos today call the dustpan a “daspan.” As the name suggests, a dustpan is used for picking up or collecting dust and debris on the floor or ground. Hence, the pandakot is the partner of the broom (“walis” in Tagalog) in sweeping dirt.  Dustpans are shovel-shaped pans with flat bottoms and triangular walls on opposite sides. They are commonly made from plastic, metal, or a combination of both. Some have rubber edges or teeth to help remove stubborn particles from the broom. The handle is long enough, allowing you to hold it comfortably without hurting your back.   Today, dustpans come in different designs and are becoming more ergonomic. Some of them have handles that are sligh...