The 2000 Housewares Show - Translucent Niches
This second model of Equator's Mini-Maid series, the PLS 600 features a Quick Connect faucet adapter and a one-year parts and labor warranty. It retails for $349.
Eureka is tapping into consumers demand to go beyond cleaninginto sanitization and de-greasing via steam cleaning. The handheld Hot Shot Steamer model 350 in Eureka's Environ Steamer line appears to be gunk and grime's worst enemy. Offering portable, hand-held steam cleaning, the Hot Shot can blast soap scum and mildew off bathroom tile, burnt food off the stove and wrinkles out of your shirt. It comes with an extension hose, elbow tool, scrub brush, window squeegee and upholstry/clothing tool. It retails for about $79.99.
Hoover will display its new WindTunnel canister vacuum, the SteamVac Widepath deep cleaner and the Caddy Vac upright. The WindTunnel canisters (models S3630 and S3655, $299 to $470 SRP) feature a 15-inch power nozzle, agitator on-off switch and Hoover's allergen-filtration system and a transparent agitator cavity. The Caddy Vac's tool caddy slides on and off the canister cleaner and can be hung on a door knob or closet rod for easy-off canister storage.