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A bottle of fan-favorite Goo Gone, because this is your one-and-done solution to annoying sticker residue, gum, melted candle wax, and other impossible-to-remove gunk from both hard and soft surfaces — including CARPET.
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Promising review: “Goo Gone adhesive remover really works. I understand the need for pricing stickers and additional stickers for inventory, etc. but they in the wrong place and unattractive. Goo Gone gets rid of the sticker and the debris. However, on this purchase, I got the little scraper. OMG – I love it when a product works so well! This little scraper just goes underneath the looser end and just picks up the remaining sticker. Awesome!” — JJ of TX
Therapy’s plant-based stainless-steel cleaner to remove streaks, marks, and fingerprints from all of your appliances with one wipe of the included microfiber cloth.
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Promising review: “If you have a Subzero fridge, you know the struggle is real when it comes to keeping it clean. It’s a different type of stainless steel and shows all product residue. Then I found this stuff. Oh wow! A few seconds of polishing and it looks amazing!! it has never looked this good, this shiny, and this clean! Best product ever!” — Katerina
Or an *even easier* cannister of Weiman stainless steel cleaning wipes so you can buff and shine that deep sink or extra-large fridge in 30 seconds.
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Promising review: “With a recently remodeled kitchen with all-stainless appliances, I started looking to clean/polish my beauties with a natural solution. Pinterest revealed lots of concoctions for mixing/spraying combos of alcohol, vinegar, baking soda, etc. Tried ’em all. Nothing was perfect or even near-perfect. Read reviews on Good Housekeeping’s testing, as well as the reviews here at Amazon (thanks muchly to all you glorious reviewers), I thought I’d take a chance. Bought these wipes, and within minutes of their arrival I went to work on our refrigerator. I’m not easily impressed, but I’ve gotta tell you, these did the job in a BIG way. Even hubs remarked on how I got the terrier lip marks off (Winnie loves to get up real close when she’s going to get an ice cube). O ne wipe did our entire fridge and probably could have kept on going, except that I ran out of time and tossed it. This four-pack will go a very long way. I’m sold!” — Karen R.
A Feed-N-Wax Wood conditioner that’ll basically erase years of damage (looking at you, drink rings) and polish up beautifully in minutes, bringing out the natural color and sheen of your pieces — whether the wood is finished or unfinished — *and* add a layer of protection.
All you have to do is apply with a cloth, wait 20 minutes (perfect time for a mid-cleaning snack!) and wipe off the excess.
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Promising review: “OMG! This is the most AMAZING product! We inherited some antique furniture from the ’30s that had been in storage forever… it was dry and dirty and not much to look at. I used this product on it and the oak wood literally came alive showing the beautiful grain and texture of the wood. I have since used it on my oak kitchen cabinets and they look AMAZING! I will never use anything else other than this product on my wood surfaces! No greasy feel… fantastic smell!” — Tiffany Sadowski
A pack of Mr. Clean Original Magic Erasers sure to make you think you’re casting a scourgify charm on everything in your house. Add a little water, and these babies can remove marks from walls, grease from your microwave, soap scum from your tub, and way more.
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Promising reviews: “These really are miraculous. They remove all manner of stains with ease. I look around my house and see things that have been there for years and wonder: what is that? where did that come from? how? Mr. Clean doesn’t care. Mr. Clean just cleans that mess up and moves on with his life. The one downside is that I get this feeling like nails on a chalkboard when using this. Totally worth it though.” — Robert Pickard
Or ~specially designed~ Mr. Clean Magic Eraser bath scrubbers for your bathroom so you can cut right through the built-up soap scum on your shower doors instead of wiping and wiping and wiping for hours on end.
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Promising review: “I have an old tub that I can’t replace (not remodeling this bathroom yet). It was gray and I had scrubbed it with comet, bleach, etc. Nothing really got it clean. Till this. I was so excited by the result of this sponge that I used two up completely in one cleaning frenzy: floors, tub cabinets, everything. And it has a light, clean fragrance. I ordered a bulk pack the next day.” — K. Tekavek
A Cerama Bryte cooktop cleaning kit, which includes cooktop cleaning solution, a scrubbing pad, and a scraper so you can absolutely remove every bit of baked- and caked-on food from any smooth range — no matter how long it’s been there. All in just minutes!
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Promising review: “Never give up, like the Little Engine that could. I love my glass-top stove, but cleaning it is not as easy as just wiping it down. If you have one, you know how it is when something boils over or spills. This bakes whatever hits the glass and leaves those frustrating scorch marks. No matter how hard I scrubbed, I could never get the film off. I have tried every cleaning product, as well every home remedy suggestion and it never removes the marks. I came across this product on Amazon and after reading the reviews, thought, ‘Why not?’ Ah, all is good in the world after finding this. I put a quarter-size dot of Cerama Bryte, scrubbed it with a light scratch pad, and rainbows and unicorns came dancing. Ah, so shiny. I think I’ve invested 20+ labor hours trying to clean the stove top, and just gave up. With this product, it took me five minutes. If you have the same issue, get this stuff — it’s incredible. 5 stars+++” — Implied Queens
ChomChom’s pet hair–removing roller with a patented brush design (and *no* adhesive strips) to rid your lovely black sofa of all your furry friend’s shedding in a quick roll — so you can get back to cuddling together.
It has just over 6,000 five-star reviews!
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Promising review: “We live in a household that contains two humans, two dogs, and two cats. It’s a real Noah’s Ark furnished with a black sectional couch. Our dogs absolutely hate the vacuum. So much so they will attack the cleaner head with their vicious bite even before we power it on. This makes the task of cleaning our couch extremely unpleasant and nearly impossible. Thanks to Chom Chom, we no longer have this problem! With a simple, quick, SOUNDLESS sweep, we’re able to keep our couch pet-hair-free in blissful peace. This tool does an amazing job picking up pet hair but not so much with crumbs. We were so impressed, we gifted these as Christmas presents for all of our pet-loving friends.” — Magpie
A pack of Glisten garbage disposal cleaning tablets that’ll fizz up to blast off any stuck-on food particles, leaving a lasting lemony fresh scent instead of gross sink odors.
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Promising review: “Do you have a stinky garbage disposal? If so, get some of these. They are cheap, smell nice. and the foaming action really provides you with a visual they are cleaning the drain. After using these the garbage disposal seems smoother (fewer strange noises, like it’s been lubricated). I’d recommend these over Plinks any day as I feel the Plinks only hide smells whereas these foaming packets actually clean the disposal.”— Sugacookie
A 🙌 no-scrub, no-rinse 🙌 Method daily cleaner to spray on after every shower and keep your shower clean and mildew-free between deep cleanings. AND it’s biodegradable and non-toxic. Win win!
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Promising review: “I hate scrubbing my tub. I feel like just a couple of showers later it’s starting to look grimy again around the drain, and who has time to do a full-on clean twice a week! I know I don’t. I really like that this prevents the slime from building up as easily and the real bonus for me was that it makes my fixtures look sparkling clean when normally the hard water buildup makes them look crusty. The smell is nice once you get used to the potent eucalyptus note. It won’t substitute regular cleaning, but it makes a noticeable difference between scrubs.” — Stephanie
An extendable, OXO pivoting scrubber to easily maneuver around bath and shower fixtures without precarious bathroom stepladders. Just pop on the replaceable anti-microbial heads — the pointed shape will get into any pesky corners, and the spongy exterior retains water for easy rinsing when the scrubbing part is done.
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Promising review: “Never reach and strain yourself again! The scrub head is sturdy and doesn’t scratch surfaces. The pole is lightweight and doesn’t over flex with weight to get oompf into your scrub action. Makes cleaning quick and frustration-free.” — Franky J.
Skylarlife’s mold & mildew removing gel, because you don’t need to get your whole shower redone once this is in your life. Just squeeze out and let this non-drip gel work its magic overnight — NO s c r u b b i n g.
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Promising review: “Didn’t think it would work, but it DID with no scrubbing!! My husband didn’t think our grout was originally white, but I knew better. I put this on before bed on a section of grout in the shower, and woke up to gorgeous and bright white, no scrubbing at all the next morning. Just rinse it off. Absolutely buying another bottle. It wasn’t quite enough for my entire shower, but to be fair, we have a lot of small tiles. I think 2 bottles will get the whole shower floor. Bravo on a great product.” — thekuan
Folex’s carpet spot remover so you can banish wine stains, pet stains, and what-the-heck-even-is-that stains — WITHOUT rinsing or vacuuming.
Enjoy this before-and-after photo of this stain remover WIPING OUT an “IDK how long this has been there” cat vomit stain. Gross! But also amazing! And btw: it also works on upholstery, woodwork, and even walls.
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Promising review: “This is by far THE BEST carpet cleaner out there!! I love this product! Do you have the following on your carpet…Old stains? Ketchup? Ice cream? Pet potty, marker, weird odd stains that shouldn’t be there but your kids deny they did it… This is your product! I was desperate to get the stains out from the messy kids. I didn’t spray it, I poured this on the stain enough to get it super wet. Walked away for about 3-5 mins to soak on the old stains and scrubbed it with a hard bristle brush. And boom, no more stains!!!!!! Seriously. I’m buying in bulk. LOVE this stuff. Product arrived quickly and brand new.” — Sandra McDade
Washing machine cleaning tablets that’ll blast away any hidden mold or mildew in just one cycle, meaning your towels will come out of the wash smelling like clean laundry, not mysteriously stinky.
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Promising review: “I have been using bleach to clean my machine for some time, but decided to give this a try a few months ago. My very first clean with Affresh left me surprised and delighted for not only did it clean my machine, it eliminated the nasty smell that always transferred to my clothes thanks to a build up of mold I didn’t even know about. Every month now, I toss a tablet into the drum and let it work its magic. Now, my machine is cleaner than ever, and my clothes always smell wonderfully fresh. I highly recommend this to everyone.” — Kelli Crawford
Bar Keepers Friend soft cleansing ~liquid~ for all the cleaning power of the original fan-favorite formula (bye bye rust, hard water stains, and any other buildup!), but with a more targeted application. Aka no powder to sweep up at the end!
It works on SO. MANY. SURFACES — sinks, cookware, stainless steel, faucets, countertops, tubs, toilets, grout, and more — so you can get to work and see results with only one product.
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Promising review: “This is one of my favorite cleaning products for cleaning porcelain or steel. Nothing else seems to clean like this product, seriously. I think some of my tough stains might be rust-related or from hard water, & this stuff cleans it easily (better than bleach, which doesn’t!) I apply the liquid cleaner on a sponge, then spread it over the stainless steel in my kitchen sink & also my porcelain bath tub. If there’s a tough stain, I leave the solution on for about a minute or two. Then I turn on the water & wipe it all clean with my sponge. All the stains seem to disappear!! My bath tub looks as clean as the day I bought it, & I’ve had it for 10 years!! My kitchen sink is spotless as well with little effort. I’ve tried bleach in the past, but it could never remove tough stains & had a strong smell. This product doesn’t smell as strong, but it cleans much better with less effort to boot! I only recently tried it out, but it is the only cleaner I’ll buy for tough stains from now on! This product is awesome.” — Candy21
Check out our first-hand
review of Bar Keeper’s Friend original *and* the soft cleansing liquid for more deets and photographic ~evidence~.
A canister of fume-free Easy-Off oven cleaner you can spray on, leave for a minute, and then wipe away for an oven so clean, you’ll think it was swapped out for a new model overnight. Time to reward yourself after all this cleaning with a cake.
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Promising review: “Holy moly. This is some kind of miracle product. I sprayed it inside my oven and left it overnight, and wiped off an incredible sludge of brown goo in the morning, leaving behind a nearly pristine oven interior. There were a few areas that I had missed, so I sprayed and came back later that day. There are a few brown spots that don’t really want to come off, but I am not too fussed about them. 95% of the grease came right off. It worked on the sides of the oven and on the rack. What I really liked is that it didn’t smell too bad. I expected some terrible toxic chemical, and though it does have a (‘lemon’) odor, it’s not that strong. Definitely better than running the self-clean and filling my house with fumes for five hours. The can is a lot bigger than I expected, and I barely used any (I was cleaning the ‘small’ oven). It will last for a long time. Prepare to sacrifice a sponge to this project as well.” – SBP
A Clorox toilet wand with disposable scrubby heads *preloaded* with cleaner so you can clean the whole bowl with one hand — and *one* product. And then just TOSS the germy top away!
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$7.93 — and get a 30-pack of scrubber refills from Amazon for $11.64)
Promising review: “You ever look at your toilet brush in disgust and resentment? How’s a dirty used up brush sitting in your throne room? You clean your bathroom but then you put that sucker down in its place and it’s just like, mocking you. It’s never truly immaculate. Never knowing true cleanliness. Fear no more. Now you can shine the porcelain throne and not have to worry about a used up toilet brush mocking your clean sparkling bathroom. Gone are the days of breathing in dirty poop particles from the reusable potty cleaning brush thingy. Clorox Toilet Wand is the answer to your prayers if you want an easy, deep cleaning, toss-away-after-you’re-done type contraption for that porcelain throne of yours. Fast, cheap, and easy. Just like…. How we like to clean.” — Juliana
And Scrubbing Bubbles stick-on gels to freshen and prevent buildup with every flush, so you can go longer between scrubs — without compromising on your clean. You not having to do *anything* = truly efficient.
Each gel stamp lasts for about 12 days (depending on how often you flush), each refill has six gel stamp uses, and each box has two refills. So one box will keep your toilet clean for at least 144 days.
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Promising review: “I live in a two-story house with three men, so needless to say, our downstairs toilet becomes quite a mess no less than three days after I clean it. But with this product, it keeps the bathroom smelling fresh, the toilet looking clean, and me feeling less grossed out about cleaning the toilet at the end of the week! I highly recommend this product for anyone with a house full of guys, or just someone who hates cleaning the toilet as much as I do. Y ou could easily not scrub your bowl for two weeks and not have to worry about stuck on grossness.” — Vanessa
A pack of textured Clorox wipes for kicking the cleaning power up a notch from the original design, thanks to built-in microscubbers that’ll tackle the toughest messes on any surface.
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Promising review: “These are the best wipes ever! They clean anything with ease. I use them in the kitchen and bathroom. They are great for disinfecting any surface and good for built up grime in the bathtub, oven, etc. They even get rid of tarnish on silver. I wish they could be found in more stores!” — Jodi Rhinehart
Meyer’s multi-surface cleaner you can use on just about everything — floors, countertops, walls, and porcelain, natural stone, bathroom fixtures, and more — so you don’t have to keep swapping out bottles in your linen closet (aka saving time overall).
Get a pack of three bottles (in the lemon verbena scent) from Amazon for
$11.64 (also available in basil and honeysuckle).
Promising review: “I was so pleasantly surprised by this product. I got it on a whim, thinking ‘what the heck, I’ll try it.’ I literally use this cleaner for EVERYTHING! I mean from my wood furniture, mirrors, granite counter tops, even my hardwood floors! The smell is so nice and not overpowering like other cleaners and I feel safe using it around my kids. I’ll be buying this product as long as it’s made.” — casandra
A bottle of Tilex Mold & Mildew spray to power away the grossest of bathroom growths — NO NEED TO SCRUB AWAY!!! Just let sit, and then wipe. Once.
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Promising review: “Amazingly well done. It destroyed all the mold we had in our bathroom ceiling almost instantly. Took a few minutes and it was all gone without requiring any scrubbing, just needed to wipe off the solution.” — Sean Macbeth
A set of reusable microfiber cleaning cloths for a streak-free clean on any surface; you’ll save money (and the environment) by not wasting so many paper towels. They’ll absorb several TIMES their weight in liquid!
It comes with two kinds of cloths (four each) — clean the glass with a damp green cloth, then follow up with the dry blue cloth. Shiny!
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Promising review: “I couldn’t get my windows clean using Windex and newsprint and a lot of elbow grease. There were always streaks and dirt left behind. Enter these things. One quick cleaning, and I do mean quick, and my windows are now cleaner than any windows I’ve ever cleaned. It’s simply amazing. We were all standing around in utter shock and delight before running around trying the cloths on other stuff: the TV, the picture glass. I know it sounds corny, but I couldn’t wait to get up this morning, because I woke up in the middle of the night excitedly thinking about trying it on the car today. Yeah, I know….I have an exciting life, right? Buy these now! I wish I’d had them all along. They are truly, truly amazing.” — Amazon Customer
A dozen Bottle Bright tablets that’ll deep clean your thermoses and on-the-go bottles — no scrubbing required. These’ll get into all those hard-to-reach spaces and remove *all* the gunk.
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$8 (also available in a pack of 36).
Promising review: “I seriously can’t believe how well these little tablets work. I had the most disgusting HydroFlask coffee mug — I tried everything. Bottle brush, different kinds of soap, vinegar, EVERYTHING, and there was still a seemingly impenetrable layer of black sludge inside. It grossed me out so much that I bought ANOTHER HydroFlask to replace it. Now eventually they both got black inside, so I tried these little magic tablets. I let a tablet sit in each of my mugs for an hour or two, and the black sludge rinsed out COMPLETELY, without even scrubbing. They look brand new. What a magical product. No weird smell or taste afterward, either. I liked it so much I used it on another HydroFlask I use primarily to hold my Bloody Mary mix in the fridge. I couldn’t put anything else in it because it would always taste like spicy tomato juice. Bottle Bright to the rescue! No residual smell or taste anymore. AMAZING AMAZING AMAZING.” — Amazon Customer
A plant-based, paraben-free shampoo so you can feel good about *finally* washing caked-on foundation out of your favorite tools without irritating sensitive skin or leaving behind residue. The formula’ll even leave the bristles soft and conditioned.
AND it’s cruelty-free and the bottle is made from recycled plastic. I use this on my foundation brush on the reg, and it’s really great!
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Promising review: “This is the best brush shampoo I’ve ever used. I’ve used brush shampoos from high-end/luxury lines, too, and they did not work as well as this. First and most importantly for me, there is no scent! I absolutely hate when companies put heavy perfume in products that end up touching or going near the face. When washing brushes with shampoo that is heavily perfumed, that just ends up irritating my sinuses whenever I’m using the brushes to apply makeup. So awful. This is not like that at all, so I can use my makeup brushes without having sinus/allergy trouble. It cleans extremely well! No more going over and over again like with using other makeup brush shampoos. A little goes a long way, too, so it is extremely economical. The value is awesome. I highly recommend this brush shampoo and will continue purchasing it.” — L.L.
A J.R. Watkins all-purpose cleaner that’ll seriously cut down on your scrubbing time, removing dirt and grease with a simple: 1. spritz, and 2. wipe away with a cloth.
It’s plant-based and made with natural oils to leave behind the freshest scent. And it works on appliances, sinks, counters (including sealed granite), stainless steel, tile, woodwork, walls, and more!
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$24.54+ (for a pack of six (also available in a pack of three); available in four scents)
Promising review: “This is seriously the best cleaner on the planet. I’ve started buying the six-pack so I can give them to friends. I actually look forward to cleaning now — which for me is very scary. So far I haven’t found anything it can’t clean. We had a shower with a terrible mildew problem. I’ve tried everything and nothing worked. Got out my J.R. Watkins cleaner and sprayed it down and left it. Without even scrubbing it was all gone when rinsed with water. It was AMAZING. I feel so lucky to have found this product!!” — It’s Liz
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Promising review: “I own a house cleaning business so I am always looking for the best products. I’ve tried many products (including non-green products in my own home) and this is my absolute favorite. Many wood floor cleaners leave a film and can be sticky, but not this. Just squirt and mop. I’ve tried the other Method scents and they work great, but the almond is my favorite. My clients always rave about the scent and often ask what I use and where to get it. Absolutely love this!” — Jamie Parsons
A bottle of all-natural, plant-based Puracy stain remover powered by enzymes to completely remove the most annoying stains (we’re talking grass, blood, tomato, oil, sweat, and more!). Spray on and let sit overnight for the toughest spots.
And it’s totally biodegradable too.
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Promising review: “This stain remover keeps working again and again on clothing that I thought for sure was ruined. It works best if you rub it in with an old toothbrush and let it sit for a few minutes, overnight is best in my experience. In some cases, the enzymes work by themselves and dissolve the stain before the item is even washed. This stuff works better than every Pinterest method that I have tried — including Dawn dish soap, baking soda, hydrogen peroxide, etc.! The mini bottle are perfect for keeping one at work or in the car and I purchase the refill bag to fill these small bottles and the larger spray bottle that we keep at home.” — Amanda
A scent-free, biodegradable odor eliminator for those stinks you didn’t think you’d ever smell the end of. It bonds with ~odor molecules~ to get rid of the stink, without leaving any perfume-y smells behind.
Dead mice, run-ins with skunks, pet messes, years of cigarette smoke — reviewers have stopped them ALL with this spray.
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Promising review: “I have seen the commercials for others with claims of removing odors (and tried them too) but I have used this for years and will continue too use it. Zero Odor works where all others have failed. The first time I used it we were cleaning out an apartment to prepare it for new people and the prior tenants had cats…what a strong, offensive odor they left behind. I thought nothing would work and we would have to completely refinish the entire area and that would have cost a fortune, well Zero Odor was a last-ditch effort because we had tried about seven or eight other things already, from chemical cleaners (hours of labor) to every type of spray I could find and none of them even put a dent in it, a few masked it for about an hour but that was all they did. I purchased Zero Odor specifically for this problem area, I sprayed everything, walls, floor, ceiling and the closet too. We came back the next day and it was totally free of any odors at all, it was 100% clear and clean. Keep mind the place smelled so bad before that we had to keep the windows open, well Zero Odor became a part of my cleaning kit from that day on and I will never go without it. This one works, plain and simple. I have no idea how but when everything else failed Zero Odor did it and continues to time after time. Let the others claim whatever they want but this product does exactly what it says with no compromise, not even a hint of the old odor is left behind. No way around this one, it’s great stuff.” — Stonington
And a splurge-worthy Dyson cordless stick vacuum, because the stress of getting every dust bunny shouldn’t ~weigh~ heavily upon you. This bb is super lightweight, so you can reach those pesky corner cobwebs without tiring out your arms, and it sucks up hair, dust, and deep-set carpet dirt in no time flat.
It quickly transforms to a handheld vac too!
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$269.91 (currently 33% off!).
Promising review: “This is an amazing device. The suction is as good as my old, corded Dyson (from 2006). It’s light. The fact that it’s cordless is awesome — I didn’t realize how much fighting with the cord on my old vacuum contributed to making the chore of cleaning onerous. The battery lasts in normal cleaning mode more than long enough to do our entire downstairs, over 2000 sq ft. Because it only runs when you pull the trigger, you’re not wasting battery life when you move from room to room, so the total time I spend cleaning is longer than the battery life. The attachment for stairs is excellent. It works equally well on hardwood floors and carpet.” — Max G.
Me jamming out to some classic tunes while CLEANING with some classics:
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