I originally bought the regular Swiffer duster without the extender to make one of my least favorite household chores, dusting, a little bit easier. I liked how it worked for basic "touch up cleaning" when I'm not quite ready to move things to get all the dust. When I saw the Swiffer Duster Extender 360A I bought it specifically to dust my ceiling fans and take care of cobwebs where the original swiffer duster couldn't. It has proven to be a very worthwhile purchase. There is a button that allows you to bend the duster head which makes it much easier to clean the arms of ceiling fans. Plus, the 360 pad duster head is better at picking up all of the dust than the original. Now I don't even use the original Swiffer duster I had bought because I can shorten the extender of the new one for just about any dusting job. It is also very light and easy to store--I hand mine in the utility closet.