In the world of cleaning, a few big companies have dominated for decades. The same brands have appeared in store aisles since our parents’ generation, and it’s been tough for upstarts to break in. But new cleaning technologies have finally started making a splash, with manufacturers promising better results with less elbow grease. We take a look at some of the cool new cleaning tools that clean surfaces more efficiently.
Cleaners that use bubbles may sound like a gimmick, but they can actually be very effective. A bubble cleaner uses powerful jets to shoot out streams of water mixed with detergent. The solution is blasted onto the surface you want to clean and the pressure of the jet lifts away dirt and grime. A bubble cleaner won’t just make your car shiny—it can also be used on your patio furniture or your house siding to remove years of discoloration and dirt buildup.
Ultraviolet light has long been used to kill germs, so it was only a matter of time before someone figured out how to harness its power to clean stuff too. Ultraviolet cleaners use bulbs that emit UV-A rays—the ones you get from tanning beds—to break
According to a recent survey, 91% of people said that cleaning is their least favorite chore. In fact, it’s so loathed that many people would rather do other less desirable tasks (like go to the dentist) if they never had to clean again.
But what if there was a way to make cleaning more fun? Or better yet, a way to get things cleaned faster and more efficiently? Well, here are some cool new cleaning tools that could help you speed up your routine and make you look forward to scrubbing toilets.
The first is a robot called Braava Jet from iRobot. It has a battery-powered motor that can whir around and scrub tile floors with ease. It’s also equipped with smart sensors that tell it how much moisture is being used on the floor – so you don’t end up using too much water when scrubbing. And it has a precision jet sprayer that helps shoot out dirt in tight spaces and corners.
Because Braava Jet is a robot, all you need to do is press the button on top of the machine and then leave it alone while it does its thing. You can even set up virtual barriers in your home with iRobot’s Clean Base Automatic Dirt
In the past few years, cleaning has gone high-tech. With the help of robotics, lasers and advanced sensors, new devices are making it easier to clean surfaces and spaces.
Here’s a look at some of these new tools.
Robot vacuums may be old news, but they’ve come a long way since they were introduced in 2002. The Roomba 980 is iRobot’s latest robot vacuum. It has a camera that maps your home’s floor plan and remembers it, so that it can better navigate as it cleans. And it uses Wi-Fi so you can control it with a smartphone app while you’re away from home. The Roomba costs $899, which is pricier than most other robot vacuums, but many reviewers say it’s worth the extra cost because it does such a good job.
Another robot that doubles as a mop is the Mint Plus 4200 by Evolution Robotics. It moves around your home on its own and moistens and scrubs floors with swiveling microfiber cloths. It costs about $400 and works on all types of hard floors — including wood — but not on carpeting or rugs. Reviewers say that although it’s not as thorough as
Technology is amazing. It’s allowed us to connect with people across the globe, has made our lives easier, and has made cleaning a breeze when compared to how much work it used to be.
We’re always looking for the next gadget that can make cleaning even easier. Here are some of the new up-and-coming tools that we think will be awesome in the future of cleaning.
Robotic vacuums have been around for years now, but they’re still pretty cool. They do all the hard work for you, so you don’t have to deal with dust bunnies or annoying dog hair on your floor. All you have to do is set a schedule and then let your robot vacuum do all the work!
Dyson Eye 360
The Dyson Eye 360 is a robotic vacuum that utilizes cameras to map out its surroundings and find dirt more efficiently than other vacuums. It can also sense when there is dirt in specific areas and concentrate its efforts on those spots rather than spending time going over areas that are already clean.
Every year there seems to be another round of cleaning products that claim to revolutionize the way you clean your home. But while they might be different in looks, they’re not so different in the way they work.
But what if we told you cleaning technology just may have caught up with the times? Could it be that there are new tools that actually do help clean more efficiently? We think so! And after being put to the test, so do our viewers.
The Shark Steam and Spray Mop is a two-in-one mop that claims to steam clean and spray clean all hard floors. But does it really work?
“I love it!” said one viewer who tried it out. “It was so simple; everything came off.”
Including grease, grime, and sticky messes. So how does it work? You fill up the water tank with tap water, let it heat up for 30 seconds, and you’re ready to start steaming and cleaning at the same time. The two settings allow you to choose steam or steam with spray -steam for tough messes like dried-on grime or gum; steam with spray for everyday messes like crumbs and spills.
The Shark Steam and Spray isn’t just for hard
It’s not often that you come across a cleaning tool that catches your attention in the same way as, say, the latest smartphone or a sleek new car. However, we were recently introduced to a few gadgets that look like they could make cleaning tasks much easier.
The most impressive of these is iRobot’s Scooba 450 ($500). This is basically a little robot that cleans and dries hard floors (linoleum, tile, polished concrete) for you.
Scooba uses pressurized water and cleansers to wash dirt off of your floors. It will move in straight lines or can be directed using an infrared remote control if you want it to clean only certain areas (like under the kitchen table or around the toilet). When its tank gets empty, it will stop and let out a beep to let you know it needs more water.
The Scooba 450 cleans in three stages: pre-soak, scrubbing and squeegeeing. Its squeegee even has two speeds so that it’s more effective at removing water from corners and edges. And when it finishes cleaning, Scooba drives itself back to its charging station.
One major advantage of having a robotic floor cleaner is that it can go under furniture that you might not be able
If you want your house to be really clean, forget about the mop. The only way to get a spotless floor is to vacuum and then clean it with some type of wet mopping device. For years, the best option was a Swiffer WetJet, which uses disposable pads and a cleaning fluid. But new products have come along that make cleaning faster and easier.
The best-known alternative is the Braava family of mopping robots from iRobot (nasdaq: IRBT – news – people ). There’s a $200 base model, which uses either disposable or reusable microfiber pads, and two pricier models that use disposable pads. You put one on the floor in any room, push a button, and it cleans in neat rows until it runs out of juice.
Though not as intelligent as Roomba vacuuming robots, Braavas are smarter than they look. They contain a map of your home that they use to track where they’ve cleaned and what remains, plus sensors that help them avoid falling down stairs or colliding with walls or furniture.
Another interesting new product is the Scooba 450 ($600), which has been around for several years but has improved with age. Like a Braava, it sc