cleaning

A Squeezable 'Glass' Water Bottle That Won't Collect Tastes Or Smells

A plastic water bottle can survive the rigours of an active lifestyle, but over time it will collect odd smells and flavours that eventually can’t be scrubbed out. A glass bottle is a better option, naturally eschewing mould and odours, but one wrong move and suddenly it’s a pile of shards. These Squeezable Glass bottles claim to offer the best of both worlds — but have a bit of a misleading claim to fame.


Shame Bathroom Slobs That Don't Wash Their Hands With This DIY Alarm

Here’s the deal: If you use a public bathroom for any reason, you need to wash your hands before you leave. Don’t try to debate it, don’t get defensive, just do it, or else you might be publicly shamed by this DIY alarm that lets everyone know your hands are probably a cesspool of disgusting.


Dustpans Should Have Been Designed With Funnels From Day One

As handheld vacuums get better and better, there’s less need to keep a broom at the ready. That’s too bad, because this cleverly re-designed dustpan makes it easier to dump your sweepings into a garbage can, no matter how tiny it may be.


A Cordless Canister Vac Lets This Robovac Clean More Than Just Floors

Even letting the cheapest of robo vacuums clean your floors is still better than wasting your precious time pushing an upright all around your home. But do you know where robovacs like the Roomba are still useless at cleaning? Everywhere other than your floors. So the new Deebot D77 from Ecovac includes a cordless, carry-able canister vacuum for eradicating dust anywhere above ground level.


A Hovering Vacuum That Protects Your Floors And Looks Good Doing It

You can pretend a broom is a useful way to clean wood and tile floors, but in reality, it just moves the dirt elsewhere. A vacuum is still your best option — but even better than that is a vacuum that floats across scratch-prone hard floors like a hovercraft. Say hello to the aiRider.


A Pair Of Batteries Keep This Cordless Vacuum Running For Almost An Hour

No one likes having to deal with cords, and they’re a particular pain when connected to a device that’s able to suck them up and destroy them. So Hoover’s new Air Cordless vacuum manages to finally make a cordless vac that’s actually useful with a pair of rechargeable batteries that keep it running for almost an hour with full suction.


This Tap Sprayer's Flat Blade Of Water Scrapes Dishes Clean

If you’re lucky enough to have a retractable sprayer attached to your kitchen tap, you’ve probably noticed that its circular blast often isn’t powerful enough to really scrape dishes clean. To fix that, Kohler is introducing what it calls Sweep spray technology that blasts stuck-on food with a wide blade of water that works like a liquid scraper.


A Treat-Dispensing Box On Kickstarter Teaches Your Dog To Put Away Its Toys

Second only to the pain of your bare foot finding a tiny piece of Lego, is stepping onto an abandoned rawhide bone. It’s a harsh reminder that your dog has no interest in cleaning up after itself, but with this Kickstarter for a treat-dispensing toy box, that doesn’t have to be the case.


A Safer Way To Clean Your Camera's Sensor

Dust on your camera’s sensor is a tormenting problem made worse by the fact that attempting to clean it is slightly risky. The Sensor Gel Stick could offer an easier and safer way to go about getting grime off the delicate surface.


Squeegee Shower Hangers Keep You One Step Ahead Of Soap Scum

Cleaning a neglected shower is just about the worst household chore there is. But if you can spare an extra minute after your daily shower, you can eliminate soap scum before it becomes stuck to tiles like super glue by simply wiping down the walls with this handy squeegee, designed to hang on your curtain rod or shower head.