Everyone has a vacuum, but relatively few own a steam mop. This is a missed opportunity. Why? For a surprising variety of surfaces—everything from marble and vinyl floors to tile grout, countertops, and windows—steam mops like the Oreck Steam-It provide low-effort, high-powered, mess-free deep cleaning. Perhaps the best part: Unlike most common cleaning tools, steam mops operate without any chemicals or detergents. Simply fill yours with tap water, and within a minute, the Oreck creates a high-temperature steam, able to lift away dirt and grease even while sanitizing your home by reducing bacteria, such as E. coli, staph, and salmonella. Available at Amazon; $131.75.