VACUUM CLEANERS AND MOPS
1 BEST VALUE-FOR-MONEY ROBOTIC VACUUM CLEANER Mamirobot Pporo K7 $698, from sg.mamirobot.com This gadget with a pocket-friendly price cleans moderately well and comes with a handheld vacuum cleaner so you can reach the corners the machine can’t.
2 QUIETEST UPRIGHT VACUUM CLEANER Electrolux Ultrapower $299, from major department and electrical stores The machine’s silent mode is what you need if you don’t want to wake your sleeping baby. It’s the quietest and the longest-running too, clocking 50 minutes on a full charge. 3 MOST VERSATILE UPRIGHT VACUUM CLEANER Bosch Move 2in1 BBHMOVE4 $249, from major department and electrical stores A powerful machine that cleans more than floors – it also tackles sofas and car interiors, as the vacuum cleaner can be detached and used as a handheld. As an upright vacuum, it is light, quiet and reaches under low furniture easily. The foldable handle is space-saving, too. 4 MOST INVENTIVE CLEANING GADGET iRobot Braava 380t Floor Mopping Robot $588, from Best Denki Vivocity, John Ackerman and Robinsons This little mopping robot is in a class of its own – it maps a route around your home and seldom misses a spot. The most wonderful thing about this fellow is that it’s as silent as a mouse – you can set it to work at night while you sleep.
5 BEST ROBOTIC VACUUM CLEANER LG Hom-bot Square $1,299, from major electrical stores This advanced robotic vacuum cleaner has all you can ask for in a high-tech machine. It picks up dirt and dander well, is sensitive to furniture, and is quiet and user-friendly, too. Even its dust bin is the easiest to remove and empty, and it comes with a brush that makes cleaning it out fuss-free. 6 BEST HEAVY-DUTY STEAM SANITISER Philips Steam Plus Steam and Sweep Cleaner FC7020 $269, from major department stores This steam machine is best for quick, hassle-free mopping. Its water tank holds enough water to clean a three-storey house. 7 SMOOTHEST UPRIGHT VACUUM CLEANER Rowenta Air Force $249, from major department and electrical stores Effortless to manoeuvre and swivel, it cleans up dust from tight corners well, thanks to its mop head with a pointy tip.