Home Zone: ScumBuster helps quicken bothersome bathroom tasks
Nov 02,2007 00:00 by Maggie_Reed

As far as household chores go, the bathroom has to rank as the worst.

SCUMBUSTER - Take the work out of cleaning your bathroom by hand with Black & Decker's new ScumBuster Xtreme cordless power scrubber. CNS Photo courtesy of Black & Decker . 
EXPLORE - Dora the Explorer is just one of the designs offered by Delta Children's Products' Room in a Box. CNS Photo courtesy of Delta Children's Products. 
SAND AWAY - The new Mouse by Black & Decker makes sanding a breeze. CNS Photo courtesy of Black & Decker. 
There is a lot of elbow grease involved. Spraying. Scrubbing. Rinsing. Repeat. All by hand.

Relief is available with the new ScumBuster Xtreme Cordless Power Scrubber by Black & Decker.

With its three-dimensional rolling brush, the ScumBuster cleans entire shower walls, tubs, sinks and bathroom floors in minutes. The unique cone-brush design cleans corners and crevices, such as behind faucets and handles, with ease.

It is comfortable to hold and an extension handle attaches to help clean surfaces up high or down low without getting on a chair or on your knees. Fully extended, the handle is 33 inches.

The extension handle also features a refillable reservoir to hold your favorite bathroom cleaner. Just spray out the cleaner and scrub. For rinsing surfaces your shower head won't reach, fill the reservoir with water.

The ScumBuster is cordless, gives you 20 to 30 minutes of scrubbing time and recharges from a household outlet. The ScumBuster retails for $40. For more information, call 800-544-6986 (54-HOW-TO) or visit www.blackanddecker.com.


You've probably heard of a bed in a bag, but how about a bedroom in a box?

Everything you need for your child's room is available in the Room in a Box collection from Delta Children's Products.

Forget about the hours scouring stores looking for affordable, matching pieces for your toddler's room.

Each Delta Room in a Box includes a headboard or toddler bed (mattress not included), toy storage box, two chairs and a table. You can also choose from sets that include canopy beds, fabric headboards, multidrawer organizers, rocking chairs and stools.

Your little kid will feel like a big kid and you'll avoid a big headache.

Delta features the hottest licenses, including: Disney Princess, "Cars," Dora the Explorer, Go Diego Go, "The Little Mermaid," Backyardigans, Spongebob Squarepants, "Mickey Mouse Clubhouse" and "Tiger and Pooh."

The Room in a Box set is safe and easy to assemble. The sets, for ages 15 months and up, are available this winter and retail for $80 to $130.

For more information, call 212-645-9033 or visit www.deltachildrenproducts.com.


It's not as easy at it seems, sanding.

The new Mouse palm grip detail sander/polisher with Zone Touch Technology gives feedback while sanding.

The light tells you when it's right.

A three-position Zone Light indicator communicates when the sander is working most efficiently, eliminating those divots and "oops" in your sanding projects.

By sensing motor speed, the light responds. A single green light is proper for light sanding while a full green light is right for the best finish for most sanding projects. If you get a red light, lighten up, you're applying too much pressure.

In addition, this tool has auto calibration, a feature that calibrates the three-position indicator based on the incoming voltage from the power outlet each time your turn on the Mouse. Therefore, natural power fluctuations in your home won't throw the machine off.

A separate detail finger attachment sands deep into corners and other hard-to-reach places. The Mouse is also sold with groove, outer-curve and inner-curve sanding attachments to sand curved areas like chair spindles, dowels, recessed areas of woodworking projects, grooved surfaces and more. In all, there are 24 sanding accessories. Retail price for the Mouse is $40 and it comes with a full two-year warranty.

For more information, call 800-544-6986 (54-HOW-TO) or visit www.blackanddecker.com.

Maggie Reed can be reached at maggie.reed@copleynews.com; 619-718-5821; or P.O. Box 120190, San Diego, CA 92112.

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