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The 10 best vacuums to use for kitchen cleanup

first_img Most kitchens have hard floors, whether it’s wood, tile, or linoleum, so you need a vacuum that does well on these types of surfaces. Luckily, there’s the Spiffy Maid Bagless Broom Vacuum from Fuller Brush, which will blow you away with its ability to pick up dirt, dust, hair, and more off hard floors. Reviewers say it has amazing suction and is incredibly lightweight and easy to use. Notable Amazon customer review: “This is the perfect lightweight vacuum, electric broom, whatever you want to call it. I have a Dyson and it’s a great vacuum but it does not work well on tile floors. Others may disagree but mine have little grooves in the detailing and it just didn’t do the job. This Fuller product is awesome, it picks up EVERYTHING in it’s [sic] path.” Post a comment Tags $98 at Amazon Already have a vacuum that you like? You might not want to spend too much on a supplementary cleaning tool, and in this case, the Black+Decker Handheld Vacuum is the perfect fit. It costs less than $30, and it’s the ideal compact tool for cleaning up spills around the house. It even comes with a brush and crevice tool to help you get into the little nooks and crannies in your kitchen. Notable Amazon customer review: “I feel so silly for not purchasing this sooner!!! I have two toddlers that throw crumbs and food everywhere at every meal time. It was such a pain having to pull out the big vacuum after every meal time because my toddlers would always get in the way or try to play with the cord, so I just needed something small and cordless that would pick up the crumbs quickly and this does exactly what it was intended to!” Dyson Shark This little vacuum is absolutely perfect for kitchen cleanup. The Shark Wandvac weighs just one pound, and it comes with a convenient docking station that you could put under your sink or even on the counter. It may be small, but it delivers powerful suction to pick up both big and small debris, and then you can empty it with the push of a button.  Notable Amazon customer review: “Initially, I scoffed at the idea of spending $100 on a souped-up dustbuster, but as long as this unit lasts, it is worth it. I love the fact that this is super light and has excellent suction. I love the attachments. I love the super easy charging station, and that it only needs 2.5 hours to fully charge. I love the easy dump one button dirt canister. This hand vac literally has many, many uses around the house.” 6. A lightweight vacuum that excels on hard floors: Fuller Brush Spiffy Maid Bagless Broom Vacuum Cleaner $179 at Walmart $224 at Amazon Fuller Brush Co. If your family is always tracking dirt through the kitchen, you can keep the floors looking pristine with the help of a robotic mop. Despite sounding really fancy, the iRobot Braava isn’t at the highest end of the price spectrum. It can do wet and damp mopping, as well as dry sweeping. It acts just like a robot vacuum, navigating around obstacles and getting into corners — your kitchen floor will be cleaner than ever before!Notable Amazon customer review: “I don’t normally fall in love with an object so quickly (or any objects for that matter), but Mr. Cleanie (aka my iRobot Braava) is the best thing I’ve ever bought. He is like having a new pet that cleans up. We have vinyl wood floors and he glides over them, goes around table legs, goes underneath beds, couches and dressers. Best thing I’ve done for helping me around the house in the longest time. I wish I hadn’t waited so long.” Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. The Shark Navigator is a top-rated canister vacuum among reviewers thanks to its light weight, HEPA filter, powerful suction, and lift-away canister. Its many features make it a versatile cleaning tool, and if you’re in the market for a new vacuum to use in the kitchen and beyond, this product should definitely be on your short list. Notable Amazon customer review: “This Shark is a very powerful, compact, and maneuverable vacuum! It pulls more crud out of my carpets than any other vacuum I’ve ever used. The rotating beater bar pulls the unit through even very plush carpets with ease — very similar to the feel of a self-propelled mower.” 4. A super affordable handheld vacuum: Black + Decker Handheld Vacuum 2Ah 3. A robotic mop to keep your floors immaculate: iRobot Braava Jet 240 Robot Mop 5. A wet-dry vacuum for hard floors and carpets: Bissell CrossWave Floor and Carpet Cleaner with Wet-Dry Vacuum Miele $699 at Amazon Kitchen messes happen, whether it’s a spilled bowl of cereal, dropped bag of flour, or broken plate. These little disasters are inevitable, and while you could just use a dustpan and broom to sweep them up, you can make the task a lot faster and easier with the help of a top-rated vacuum. There are a variety of vacuums available today that are perfect for kitchen messes — some are compact enough to store under the sink, while others can tackle both wet and dry spills at the same time. No matter your needs, one of the following vacuums, all of which get top marks from Amazon reviewers, is sure to be a welcome addition to your kitchen. Read: Roomba gets an upgrade and a new floor mopping sidekick(While these vacuums are loved by many, no product is perfect, so make sure you take a look at some of the negative reviews as well to see what potential problems you might run into.)Disclosure: CNET may get a share of the revenue if you buy anything featured on our site. $270 at Walmart $126 at Amazon If you’re tired of using vacuums with mediocre suction, it might be time to upgrade to a high-end model like the Miele Electro+ Canister Vacuum, which is one of the best overall vacuums available today. It has adjustable suction control, a five-height carpet brush head, a specialized hard floor head, a HEPA filter, and more. Yes, the price is up there, but if you’re ready to retire your old vacuum and upgrade to a new one that you can use all around the house, this product is worth the investment. Notable Amazon customer review: “It is amazing — my carpets have never been so clean! I actually like vacuuming now, and it’s so quiet, the cat doesn’t freak out and hide when I turn it on. If you are on the fence, like I was, get it! You won’t regret it.” Share your voice Bissell 8. A unique v-shaped vacuum for hard floors: Bissell Hard Floor Expert Corded Stick Vacuum Cleaner Eufy Modern robot vacuums models are incredibly efficient and much more affordable than they used to be. In particular, people love the budget-friendly eufy BoostIQ RoboVac, which has a short 2.85-inch height that allows it to clean underneath most furniture, including couches and coffee tables. It can run for up to 100 minutes per charge, and it will keep your kitchen floor spotless without you having to move a muscle. Notable Amazon customer review: “I don’t consider my house clean unless the floors are spotless. With 2 dogs and 2 cats (one of whom sheds enough to knit a sweater each year), my house rarely meets my own unattainable standards. Eufy gets me close.” iRobot Appliances Black and Decker Bissell CrossWave Floor and Carpet Cleaner with Wet-Dry Vacuum $55 at Walmart 0 Shark This vacuum might look a little funky at first glance, but the V-shaped brush head is actually pretty smart. The Bissell Hard Floor Expert Stick Vacuum uses its unique shape to trap debris in its path, and it makes it easier to clean in crevices and around furniture. However, as you may have guessed by its name, this vacuum is designed for use on hard floors — great for the kitchen, but maybe not so much for other areas of the house. Notable Amazon customer review: “This thing sucks up every last dang thing on your floor.” When it comes to cordless vacuums, no one can really compete with Dyson. The Dyson V10 Absolute has it all — up to an hour of run time, a wide variety of attachments, a wall-mounted docking station, and more. It’s lightweight and powerful, making it ideal for cleaning up small messes, and its soft roller head will pick up even the finest particles off of your kitchen floor. Notable Amazon customer review: “The V10 Absolute doesn’t disappoint. While it’s weird to get used to holding this tiny piece of machinery, it really does an amazing job. I vacuumed with my Dyson floor vacuum first and then with the V10, it was incredible how much dog fur it still picked up! I was pretty grossed out to be honest, to think I lived in this atmosphere for this long ‘thinking’ it was clean is nuts!” 10. One of the best overall vacuums you can buy: Miele Electro+ Canister Vacuum 7. A slim robotic vacuum to clean under furniture: Eufy BoostIQ RoboVac 11S $140 at Amazon 9. A powerful vacuum with a lift-away canister: Shark Navigator Upright Vacuum with Lift-Away Handheld HEPA Filter This post was written by Camryn Rabideau. $500 at Walmart Where has this vacuum been all our lives?! With the Bissell CrossWave, you can mop up wet messes and suck up debris at the same time — ideal for cleaning up cereal spills and other kitchen mishaps. You can use it on tile, hardwood, carpet, linoleum, and more, and the best part it that it’s surprisingly compact and easy to stash in the closet, unlike many other carpet cleaners. Notable Amazon customer review: “My Crosswave just arrived today and I was on my way out but decided to stay home as I was excited to try it out. We have a large area consisting mostly of wood but have some tile and marble areas. What a breeze it was not having to use different cleaning products and mops and I could just go right through the house on different surfaces without even vacuuming.” $29 at Walmart 1. One of the best cordless vacuums out there: Dyson Cyclone V10 Absolute Bissell 2. A compact hand vacuum to store under the sink: Shark Wandvac Handheld Vacuumlast_img read more

Comilla road crash kills one hurts 6

first_imgA man was killed in a road accident in Mirshani area on Dhaka-Chittagong highway in Chauddagram on Sunday.The deceased was identified as Mohiuddin, son of Amzad Hossian, hailing from Adabar area in Dhaka.Mohammad Rahmat Ullah, additional superintendent of highway police (Comilla circle), said a Chittagong-bound bus of Hanif Paribahan hit a road island in the area in the morning and then overturned, leaving one of its passengers dead on the spot and six others injured.On information, police recovered the body and sent the injured to Comilla Medical College Hospital, he added.last_img read more

BGBBSF conference starts in New Delhi

first_imgRepresentatives of BGB and BSF at border coordination conference in Indian capital New Delhi on Monday. Photo: BSS.A director general (DG)-level conference of BGB-BSF began Monday in Indian capital New Delhi, which is scheduled to go on till 8 September, reports BSS.Curtain of the conference was raised at 4:00pm (Indian time) at Chawla Camp of the Border Security Force (BSF) in New Delhi.Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) DG Md Shafeenul Islam is leading a 14-member Bangladesh delegation, including representatives from prime minister’s office, ministry of home affairs and ministry of foreign affairs at the conference.BSF DG KK Sharma, is leading a 20-member Indian delegation including BSF senior officials, inspector general of different BSF frontiers, representatives from Indian home and foreign ministries.The conference agendas include incidents of shooting at unarmed Bangladeshi civilians along the border of two brotherly nations, smuggling of arms, ammunition, drugs, detention of Bangladeshis, infiltration into Bangladesh, construction of audience gallery on both sides of the border to witness joint retreat ceremony, increasing border of crime free zone, protection of banks of rivers along the border and taking necessary steps to further increase mutual trust between the two frontier forces.The BGB chief, during the visit, will pay courtesy calls on Indian home minister and secretary. A joint record of discussions (JRD) will be penned on 7 September.Meanwhile, a seven-member delegation of Shimanto Poribar Kalyan Samity (SPKS) headed by its chairperson Shoma Islam also visiting India to further strengthen existing friendship between the two forces.The SPKS delegation will hold meeting with delegation from BSF Wives Welfare Association (BWWA) on issues related to mutual interests and will visit different activities.last_img read more

Blair announces return to politics to fight Brexit

first_imgFormer British prime minister Tony Blair said Monday he was plunging back into domestic politics in order to fight against Brexit.Blair, who led the Labour Party from 1994 to 2007, will not be standing in the June 8 general election.But he said he wanted to build a political movement to shape the policy debate as Britain starts its negotiations to leave the European Union.Blair, 63, who was prime minister for a decade from 1997 and whose legacy has been defined by the Iraq war, said he knew he would face intense criticism for doing so.But the ardent Europhile, who has largely been working on Middle East and African issues since leaving office, still wanted to get his “hands dirty” and re-enter the fray, saying voters should have the chance to change their mind once the final EU exit deal becomes clear.”This Brexit thing has given me a direct motivation to get more involved in the politics,” he told the Daily Mirror newspaper.”You need to get your hands dirty and I will.”I know the moment I stick my head out the door I’ll get a bucket of wotsit poured all over me, but I really do feel passionate about this.”I don’t want to be in the situation where we pass through this moment of history and I hadn’t said anything because that would mean I didn’t care about this country. I do.”I am not sure I can turn something into a political movement but I think there is a body of ideas out there people would support.”He said his push was not about defying the vote to leave the European Union.He said leaving the European single market and seeking a free trade agreement, as is Conservative Prime Minister Theresa May’s intention, would be “relegating ourselves” from the top order.Opinion polls put the Conservatives far ahead of Labour, a few weeks out from the general election.Blair, who won three straight general elections as Labour leader, was from the most centrist strain of the party, while current leader Jeremy Corbyn is from its strident leftist wing that reviles Blairite politics.”Unless you are providing answers for the future you are not going to win,” Blair warned.last_img read more

Thailand urged to help Rohingyas avert new wave of boatpeople

first_imgRohingyaThailand faced mounting calls on Thursday to stop pushing migrants back out to sea amid fears an exodus of Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar could spark a new wave of boatpeople.Fighting in Myanmar’s northern Rakhine state has forced about half a million Rohingya to seek refuge in neighbouring Bangladesh since August, prompting concerns they could be targeted by people smugglers and human traffickers.Rohingya Muslims, who are denied citizenship in Buddhist-majority Myanmar, have been fleeing strife for decades.Neighbouring Thailand was a popular transit route by boat and land until a 2015 Thai police crackdown led to ships full of migrants being abandoned at sea.“Thailand urgently needs to set a regional example by adopting humane refugee policies,” said Audrey Gaughran from Amnesty International as the group released a report accusing Thai authorities of failing to protect refugees.“Instead of callously repelling people fleeing unimaginable horrors, the Thai government should ensure safe passage for those seeking international protection in Thailand,” said the global issues director.Campaigners say the Rohingya are likely to start travelling after the monsoon in late November when the water is calmer.Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha said last month his government is “preparing to receive” people fleeing Myanmar and send them back “when they are ready”.But the Internal Security Operations Command (ISOC), a military unit dealing with national security, recently told local media it would continue to prevent refugees from entering Thailand. The ISOC did not reply to a request for comment.In an open letter this week, campaign group Fortify Rights urged Thailand to abandon its “push back” policy.“Thailand’s leaders should be doing all they can to stem the violence in Myanmar and prepare to provide protection to refugees fleeing the attacks,” executive director Amy Smith said.Thailand does not recognise the status of any refugees or recognise the Rohingya as legitimate migrant workers.last_img read more

US embassy to remain closed 2 5 6 June

first_imgUS embassyThe US embassy in Dhaka, including its consular section, will remain closed on Sunday, Wednesday and Thursday (2, 5 and 6 June) on the occasion of Shab-e-Qadr and Eid-ul-Fitr respectively.The American Center with the Archer K Blood American Center Library and the Education USA Student Advising Center will also remain closed. Shab-e-Qadr and Eid-ul-Fitr are Bangladesh’s national holidays.However, emergency services for American citizens will be available, said a press release on Thursday.last_img read more

37th India Carpet Expo kicks off

first_imgThe 37th Edition of India Carpet Expo, organised by Carpet Export Promotion Council, was inaugurated on March 10, 2019, at NSIC Exhibition Ground, Okhla, New Delhi. The event began with lamp lighting ceremony by Raghvendra Singh, IAS, Secretary, Ministry of Textiles, Government of India, in the august presence of Shantmanu, IAS, Development Commissioner (Handicrafts). The Expo is organised with an aim to promote the cultural heritage and weaving skills of Indian hand-made carpets, and other floor coverings among the visiting overseas carpet buyers. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfSpeaking at the event, Raghvendra Singh said: “We are very glad that CEPC organises this Expo twice every year to promote Indian weavers worldwide. Every year Expo generates a huge amount of business. We have everything handmade and hand weaved here, which is the major attraction to the foreign buyers.” He further appreciated the new innovations and display by the members. Chairman, CEPC highlighted that carpet industry was not incorporated in the recent decision taken by cabinet for extending ROSL (Rebate on State Levies) to the handmade carpet industry. Raghvendra Singh, Secretary Textiles immediately called for a meeting on March 11, 2019 with the representatives of the Handmade Carpet Industry to present their case and assured his best possible support to the Handmade Carpet Industry. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveShantmanu, IAS, Development Commissioner (Handicrafts) appreciated the efforts made by Chairman and Committee of Administration in organising India Carpet Expo on such a large scale and expressed hope that the benefit will ultimately go to the artisans and weavers. Mahavir Pratap Sharma, Chairman, CEPC said, “India carpet expo is an ideal platform for International Carpet Buyers, buying Agents, architects and Indian carpet manufacturers and exporters to meet and establish long term business relationship. This exhibition is a crucial step towards taking Indian exports of handmade carpet to much greater and newer heights. We have also set up a special theme pavilion wherein the experts of the industry are showcasing the process of carpet weaving through the concept of ergonomic and flexible tufting frame.” Sharma further added that orders worth over a thousand crores are expected to be executed. New fall-winter colors and designs are being showcased at the Carpet Expo. India Carpet Expo is one of the largest handmade carpet fairs in Asia that offers a unique platform for the buyers to source the best handmade carpets, rugs and other floor coverings under one roof. With the participation of over 305 exhibitors, it has become a popular destination worldwide for handmade carpets. A record number of 152 overseas carpet buyers from around 60 countries registered their presence on the first day of the fair. It is the endeavor of the Council to provide an exclusive business environment to both carpet importers as well as manufacturer-exporters, which ultimately will benefit about two million weavers and artisans employed in this highly labour intensive rural based MSME cottage industry.last_img read more