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Favorite Kitchen Tools -- Dustbuster

I thought I'd give a little shout out to my some of my favorite tools in the kitchen.  My newest favorite kitchen tool is...
7.2V Cordless Wet/Dry Hand Vac

my Dustbuster.

My fabulous mother-in-law, Marianne, and sister-in-law, Melinda have each had a dustbuster in their kitchen for a long time.  After our trip to visit family this last Christmas, I realized that my life would be so much easier with a dustbuster.

We have tile floors in our kitchen and wood floor under the kitchen bar and in the dining room.  My kids make millions of crumbs from eating a piece of toast.  And muffins.  And cereal. And...pretty much everything they eat makes crumbs.  We try to stress the importance of leaning over the table and their plate when they eat, but that's a lot to ask of kids, I guess.

I ordered my own dustbuster from Amazon a few weeks ago and it arrived in the mail last week.  I would have loved to just go pick one up from Walmart or Target, but I didn't have time to make the trek to the big city, so I ordered it online and just waited until it arrived.

I love it because:

  • It's pretty and new.
  • It picks up crumbs. :)  Mine is actually a wet/dry vac, but I don't think I'll use it for wet.
  • It picks up perler beads and then the canister can be emptied back into the perler bead container (we cleaned it first).
  • My kids love to use it to clean up their messes.  My five-year-old told me that he wants to be a "vacuum man" someday.
  • It is cordless.  
I think I need to go vacuum up some crumbs right now. 


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