7 state-of-the-art gadgets that’ll help keep your house clean


Man reading newspaper as robot vacuums living room.

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In this age of connected kitchens and smart houses, a future of self-cleaning baths and washing machines that fold laundry for you is probably not too far off. One can dream.

While we wait for this self-fulfilling prophecy to come to fruition, these nifty gadgets can go a long way in easing the burden of those daily household chores. Once again, its tech to the rescue, and this time, its for keeping your home in tip-top shape.

The iRobot Braava jet in action.

1.iRobot Braava jet

iRobot is a name synonymous with floor vacuums, but the Braava jet stakes its claim on the wet world of robotic mopping. Intuitively selecting between wet, damp or dry cleaning, this handy gadget uses its jet spray, vibrating heads and cleaning pads in those hard-to-reach places. It seamlessly cleans hard floors in your kitchens and bathrooms, letting you check one more chore off the list. ($199)

The Winbot at work.

2.Ecovacs WINBOT


If washing your windows in on your list of cleaning priorities, the WINBOT will be a welcome gadget in your arsenal. All you have to do is spray the cleaning pad and stick it onto the window (thanks to its strong suction, itll stay there). Using sensor technology, itll measure and clean, and then wait for you to move it to the next dirty window. (Prices start at $299)

The SmartClean robotic vacuum picking up dirt around the house.

3.BISSELL SmartClean Robotic Vacuum

This SmartClean robotic vacuum can tackle dust, hair, dirt and any debris on both carpet and hard-floor surfaces. Its smart features enable it to navigate around obstacles, venture under furniture, hit the corners and conquer all areas that you probably wouldnt get yourself. Its also smart enough to return to its self-charging docking station when the job is done. ($299.99)

The CleanWave vacuum taking care of those nasty germs.

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4.CleanWave Sanitizing Portable Vacuum

Speaking of vacuums, heres one that offers suction and sanitizing all in one (like for things on your mattress that you really dont want to know about). The CleanWave offers germ-fighting technology to reduce viruses, bacteria, allergens and pest eggs like dust mites and fleas (ew) for both hard and soft surfaces. ($149.95)

bruno doubles as a trash can and a dust pan.

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5.bruno Smartcan

bruno is a combo trash can/dust pan that does its duty as the resident trash receptacle, but also acts as the household vacuum, sucking in anything you put in front of the base. Ditch that dust pan and feed all kitchen floor debris right into bruno. Its also app-enabled, reminding you to take the trash out and re-stock on liner bags. (Available for pre-order now for $179)

The LG TWINWash helps you keep your family’s clothes fresh all the time.

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Part of keeping the house clean means keeping all those dirty clothes off the floor. That’s where the LG TWINWash and companion SideKick unit come in, allowing you to run two loads at one time, for the utmost in efficient laundering. And the SideKick can be a lifesaver when you need to run a smaller load, like on a Saturday morning before the game when you realize your kids soccer jersey is dirty. (Prices start at $1,399 for TWINWash and $699 for SideKick Pedestal unit)

The Dyson Pure Cool Link is designed to keep the air around you clean.

7.Dyson Pure Cool Link Tower

Now that your floors, windows, mattresses and clothes are spotless, cleaning the air is the last step for a pristine home environment. Dysons unique air purifier is like no other on the market from an aesthetic standpoint. But most impressively, it removes 99.97% of pollutants and allergens and circulates the clean air continuously, thanks to its Air Multiplier technology. It also connects to an app, giving you details on air quality and updates on filter status. ($499.99)