Cleancast: Seriously, Stop Swiffering

On this episode of the official Ask a Clean Person podcast, Adam Clark Estes of Gizmodo joined me to talk about our mutual hatred of those blasted Swiffers. Back in July, Adam wrote a wonderful post entitled “Stop Swiffering,” so I asked him to come hang out in the studio to talk some trash about you-know-what and… »10/06/15 8:15pmTuesday 8:15pm

Eureka's New Vac Automatically Cleans Disgusting Hair From Its Brushroll

Better suction, battery power, and HEPA filters are all great features to look for in a vacuum. But who cares about any of those now that Eureka has created an upright vacuum that can automatically clean hairs and threads tangled around its spinning brush roll? Never having to reach in there with scissors is a… »4/23/15 4:08pm4/23/15 4:08pm

Dyson's New Filtered Hand Vac Is Designed To Suck Your Mattress Clean

Most of us are happy to take an ignorance-is-bliss approach to the cleanliness of the mattress we sleep on every single night. But the truth is, your bed could be swarming with millions of feasting dust mites leaving a staggering amount of droppings behind. So now you understand why Dyson’s created a new hand vac… »4/16/15 3:05pm4/16/15 3:05pm

When You're Not Cleaning, This Self-Standing Vac Is Also an Air Purifier

What do you do with your vacuum in-between visits from your parents? Does it just sit in a utility closet until you need to do a mad-dash cleaning the day before company arrives? That seems like a waste, and Mitsubishi apparently agrees because the company has created a stick vac that does double-duty as an air… »2/11/15 9:52am2/11/15 9:52am

Nobody Puts This Robo-Vac In a Corner, Unless They Want It Clean

Unless you live in a retro-futuristic curvaceous bubble home, your house is probably filled with corners full of dust and debris and your boxy or round robotic vacuum can't quite reach them. It makes you wonder why all robot vacuums aren't designed like Panasonic's new MC-RS1 Rulo with its triangular-shaped form… »1/23/15 12:40pm1/23/15 12:40pm

Dyson Finally Perfected the Vacuum By Eliminating the Need For Filters

A Dyson is promised to keep on sucking at almost full power even as its dirt bin gets full, but few users realize there are also hidden filters that need to be periodically cleaned to keep the vacuum running at full strength. For a company that prides itself on vacuums that never lose suction, that was a big problem.… »1/08/15 12:00am1/08/15 12:00am

The Best Vacuum Add-On Is the One That Saves You From Choking to Death

As news stories about elderly Japanese people choking on the sticky rice dish, mochi, have wormed their way into our post-New Year's consciousness next to hangovers and Twilight Zone marathons, it was only a matter of time before our gadgets started catching up. Now, a simple vacuum attachment wants to get shoved down… »1/07/15 11:54am1/07/15 11:54am

The Giant Brush on Samsung's New Robovac Cuts a Wide Swath Through Dirt

It's widely assumed that one day we'll all have robot servants roaming our homes like The Jetsons' Rosie, but the humble robot vacuums used to clean our floors today are basically their great-great grandparents—except they're not so humble any more. Instead of blindly bouncing around a space like the Roomba does,… »1/05/15 5:00pm1/05/15 5:00pm

You Can 3D Print Official Hoover Vacuum Accessories Now 

There's still no definitive reason why every home should have a 3D printer, but as more and more companies allow consumers to print their own parts and accessories, the case for owning one gets stronger and stronger. And following in the footsteps of Hasbro and Martha Stewart, Hoover will now let consumers print their… »12/22/14 9:01am12/22/14 9:01am

This Giant Vacuum Sucks Prairie Dogs Right Out of Their Holes 

For years, prairie dogs have been the bane of cattle ranchers, whose livestock are routinely injured when stepping in prairie dog holes. In response, ranchers have gassed, poisoned, drowned, or buried entire colonies alive. But one enterprising pest control company has devised a more humane method of removing the… »12/09/14 11:40am12/09/14 11:40am