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10 Easy Pieces: German-Made Cleaning Staples

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified May 08, 2015 01:03 AM
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by Izabella Simmons last modified May 06, 2015

From the land of high-performance cars, everyday cleaning tools built for beauty and function. Here are 10 grime-combating, dust-bunny battling favorites.   Above: A German stainless steel and beechwood Dustpan  and natural horsehair Brush is $49 for the set from Kaufmann Mercantile.   Above: The  Laundress Horsehair Broom  from Germany is $60. (For more old-world horsehair designs, see Berlin's Answer to a Good Night Sleep .) Above: The handmade Rice Straw Broom  is €16.50 ($18.40) from Manufactum.   Above: The  Redecker Scrubbing Brush with Handle  is $17 (marked down from $19 ) at Restoration Hardware. Photograph via  Rakuten .   Above: A German Bristle Brush for dish cleaning is $15 at Schoolhouse Electric.  Above: Redecker's Copper Cloth will not scratch steel or enamel; $14.70 for two cloths from the Eco Store.    Above: For sending dust flying, the Rattan Carpet Beater by Redecker is $28 from Food52.   Above: The tear-proof and absorbent  Honeycomb Weave Dishcloth is woven in Germany; €2 ($2.20) from Manufactum.    Above: The  Wesco Singleboy 3.4-Gallon Trash Can  is $129.95 at Crate & Barrel. (Take a look here for more ideas, including these Gorgeous German Pedal Bins .)   Above: The Miele s6270 Onyx Canister Vacuum Cleaner is $499 (reduced from $549) at Crate & Barrel. Learn about this German-made workhorse in my post  Why I Love My Miele Vacuum .   Above: The perfect companion for all these cleaning tools? Consider the cult favorite German  Alape Bucket Sink  by AG.Stahlform; $249 from Rejuvenation. To see more examples in action, go to  Design Sleuth . For more German staples we swear by, take a look at the Mercedes of Kitchen Tools . And if you're as into cleaning supplies as we are, click  here  and  here . More Stories from Remodelista High/Low: Scandi-Style Bath and Wardrobe Storage Accessories The New Transparency: 7 Glass-Fronted Closets and Wardrobes Domestic Science: 10 Natural Cleaning Solutions for the Bathroom






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