- Value: 17/20
- Functionality: 19/20
- Ease of Use: 19/20
- Aesthetics: 16/20
- Deep-Cleaning Capability: 19/20
Just like Alton Brown despises single-use kitchen gadgets (sorry, strawberry slicers and meat-shredding claws), I’ve always been hesitant about super-specific home appliances. I don’t like the clutter. But after testing Iris USA’s mattress and furniture vacuum, I’m more than willing to make room in my closet for it. And more than a little embarrassed of how much grime it picked up.
While a normal vacuum will give your mattress a basic clean (something we’re supposed to do twice a year, apparently, to extend its lifespan), mattress vacs tend to have stronger suction, so they can extract finer dust and dirt particles. They can also cost as much—or more than—a regular vacuum. For $100, Iris USA’s design much easier on your wallet. It may not be as sleek-looking as Dyson and some other brands, but it makes up for its no-frills design with its cost, maneuverability and overall effectiveness.