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7 of the best steam cleaners for carpets, couches, and beyond

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Keeping a house clean isn't an easy task. Pesky allergens, dirt, and germs thrive around your home and they don't go away easily. Furry friends are also culprits for dirty rooms, because they bring back grime, mud, and pollen after playing outdoors. Plus, kitchen counters could be a hotbed for bacteria, especially if you cook with eggs, dairy, or meat. If your living spaces are constantly dirty, add a steam cleaner to your cleaning arsenal.


The best portable carpet and upholstery cleaner

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This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commissions that support its work. After 25 hours of research and six hours spent cleaning wine, chocolate sauce, and coffee off a grimy couch and a white shag rug, we think the Bissell SpotClean Pro is the best cleaner for spot treating carpet and upholstery. It removed stains better than four of the top-selling portable cleaners we tried. It's affordable and easy to use, and runs little risk of damaging your fabrics or carpets.


Save on a Shark steam mop and spruce up your floors

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SAVE 30%: The Shark Steam Pocket Mop is on sale at Amazon for 30% less than its usual price as of Feb. 10. You'll pay $69.99 instead of $99.99. OK, so you vacuum your floor the requisite once a week like the responsible adult you are, but do you mop? Better yet, do you steam your floors? The gunk that's hiding in (or solidified on) your floors won't budge with just the cursory pass of a vacuum. To achieve that extra level of cleanliness, try this.


This Dyson vacuum works on carpet, wood, and tile — and it's on sale for $100 off at Walmart

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Shopping around for a new vacuum is overwhelming at times; it can be tough to know what the best vacuum is for you. There's cordless, handheld, robot -- the list goes on. If you're on the fence about what kind to purchase, a safe bet is opting for a vacuum with multiple functions, like the Dyson DC33 Multi Floor vacuum. Usually the Dyson DC33 would run you $279, but its price has currently dropped down by $100 at Walmart, so you can snag it for just $179. This vacuum is bagless, so you don't have to worry about clogs that interfere with your sweeper's power.


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