Gear: Cleaning Up After The Tailgate Season

By Marshal M. Rosenthal

The season is over, and you’ve had time to recover from the festivities. Now it’s time to clean up the tailgating gear, fix whatever might be broken and put everything away until next season. Too bad all the folks who were happy to show up to the party are now, suddenly, busy.

But don’t worry about it. Tailgate Fan has the gear to help you clean up. Wipe down the floors. Scrub off the grill. Dig out whatever is lurking behind the cooler in your trunk. Tailgating season may be over, but look at the bright side: the end of one season is the beginning of another. (We prefer to see the beer cup as half full over here at Tailgate Fan.)

Hercules Screen-Cleaning Kit

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Hercules Screen-Cleaning Kit ($29.00)

The TV screen put up with a lot this past season, from fingerprints and dust to errant pieces on food. Get up close and look at while it while the TV is off, you’ll see how dirty it really is. So now’s the time to clean it off. This kit excels at cleaning the big screen (plasma or LCD) that needs more than just a few quick wipes with a cloth. Included is a lint-free, micro fiber glove, along with streak-free cleaning fluid and the a soft dust brush to get into those corners where dust collects.

Buy the Hercules Screen Cleaning Kit.

iRobot Scooba 390 Floor-Scrubbing Robot

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iRobot Scooba 390 Floor-Scrubbing Robot ($499.99)

The Jetsons had Rosie to clean up after them. You can have this little round guy to scrub the kitchen floor and any other hard-surfaced area. It can cover up to 450 square feet at a time, with the cleaning solution dispensing automatically. It’s low enough to go under furniture and knows to hug the walls and not to fall off stairs. The included Virtual Wall’s infrared beam keeps the floor-scrubbing robot from entering off-limit areas too.

Buy the iRobot Floor-Scrubbing Robot.

Eureka EasyClean Hand-Held Vacuum

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Eureka EasyClean Hand-Held Vacuum ($59.99)

Who’s been sitting on your couch, and what did they leave there? What’s lurking in the back corner of your trunk behind the tailgate gear that lives there all season long? You may not want to know, but it’s probably time to clean it up. That’s where this portable vacuum comes in handy. One motor works a revolving brush, while a second motor pulls all the stuff out of the cracks. A bag-less filter catches everything, and the crevice tool gets into places too small for the brush to reach.

Buy the Eureka EasyClean Vacuum.

Grillbot Automatic Grill-Cleaning Robot

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Grillbot Automatic Grill-Cleaning Robot ($119.95)

The food’s all been cooked and eaten, but now you’re stuck with cleaning the grill. Don’t panic — just put this automated little guy on the grill and set the LCD alarm and timer. Then kick back and relax while its computer brain drives the three brushes (brass or stainless steel, your choice) until the surface is free of grease and grime. If you’re like many tailgaters, you may want to set it for a couple cycles.

Buy the Grillbot Grill-Cleaning Robot.

Happy tailgating!

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Marshal M. Rosenthal is a technology, gadget and lifestyle writer based on the West Coast.


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