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You'd be hard pressed to find a canister vacuum in American households. It's exceedingly rare, making up only one in nine full-size vacuum sales in 2011, according to NPD Group. In contrast, canisters are still a favorite in international markets. 98 percent of vacuum sales in France were canister models, for example. This leads me to wonder: Is there something wrong with the canister, or with the American perception of what makes a good vacuum? In short, it's both. Though they dominate European homes, canister vacuums are incredibly clumsy. They're awkward to store. They're bested by corners and furniture. They fall over. Bottom line: They're a hassle. It'd make sense that James Dyson — famous for his well-engineered, pricey eponymous machines — would introduce the iconic ball design found in his uprights to the canister. The popular design solves the steering problem, but has Dyson found a way to make this convenient for storage? Read on to find out if this is the canister vacuum for you.
With the weather starting to warm up and allergies going into overdrive, one tradition will soon take hold of households nationwide: spring cleaning. Let's admit it — we'd all prefer to lounge outside basking in the sun, but after being cooped at home all winter, it's time to repay your shelter with some deep cleaning. That means floors, windows, mirrors, file cabinets — even gutters, if you have those. If spending an afternoon scrubbing makes you cringe, we have good news: Getting a spotless apartment doesn't have to be a back-breaking experience. With the help of technology (in particular some robot friends), cleaning doesn't have to suck. We present 10 tools to make spring cleaning a tolerable, maybe even fun, experience.
Cute. Huggable. Incredibly tiny! Ghostbusters. These were the words that popped into my noggin the first time I un-boxed the Dyson City DC26 Multi floor vacuum up close. It looks like a little blue space rover with a large alien blaster attached to it. Hell, I'm not embarrassed to say I hugged the little blue dude. It's still a Dyson, with the suction and all that, just adorable.
Vacuum revolutionary James Dyson has unveiled new shapes and sizes for his crazy, bladeless "air multiplier" cooling system. The old unit was designed to sit on your desk. These? The stand over a meter tall and look striking, but they've got one unfortunate thing in common with their predecessor.