Tools for the Lazy Cleaner (PHOTO: YUNHEE KIM)
A variety of new products claim to take the elbow grease out of scrubbing and dusting. How well do they perform? To find out, the Good Housekeeping Research Institute put these grime-fighters to the test. Here, the results — plus a handy cleaning tool you won't read about in the magazine:
Slipping your hands into a pair of superthick Grab & Dry gloves ($15; 310-826-2636; grabdry.com) can help you get a better grip on slippery dishes and finish the job faster than with a kitchen towel. One drawback: Testers had trouble reaching down into the bottoms of tall glasses.