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    I Put 19 Best-Selling Cleaning Products To The Test – Here's What Happened

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    Hi! My name's Amy, and I'm a little bit obsessed with cleaning products (I used to be a cleaner, so I know how much of a difference good-quality supplies make). I also write about them a LOT in my articles, so I thought I'd put my two passions together and put our best sellers to the test!

    1. I mean, the results of this this Bar Keeper's Friend powder speak for themselves.

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    I'd nearly given up on this (frankly gross) baking tray and tried this well-reviewed cleaning powder as a last resort. It was easy to use – I just placed it into the tin and scrubbed until the stains had gone before rinsing the grime away!

    Price: £2.50.

    2. My flat's grouting has gotten fairly grubby over time, and scrubbing in between the tiles doesn't always solve the problem. This grouting pen is a low-effort solution – I liked how smoothly the product went onto my walls!

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    Run its nib along any discoloured grouting for an instant colour refresh! The formula is antifungal, helping to prevent the new coating from getting covered in mould.

    Price: £4.22.

    3. Like most homes in the UK, my flat is in a hard water area. I avoid having to deep-clean the limescale from my kettle by using this drop-in descaler ball instead! I just popped it in and continued to use the appliance as normal while it worked its magic (so low-hassle).

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    Mineral deposits will collect in between its mesh wires rather than building up in your kettle. I can remove and rinse it quickly and easily whenever I need to, which is much easier than cleaning built-up mineral deposits from my most-used kitchen appliance!

    Price: £1.94.

    4. Of course, limescale doesn't only appear in my kettle – it shows up in loads of other water-heavy areas too. This incredible descaler spray transformed my shower head in no time, and it even removed buildup from the hardest-to-reach nooks and crannies.

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    Spray some of its enzyme-packed formula onto any affected surfaces and a thick foam will come out, which then works its limescale-destroying magic for five minutes at most.

    Price: £2.00.

    5. I swear by this low-hassle rim block to keep my loo fresh between deep cleans. It releases cleaning agents every time I flush, and it smells incredible too!

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    It'll last you for up to 240 flushes, and I love its gentle citrus scent.

    Price: £2.50.

    6. Anyone who likes to cook will know that hobs can get icky REALLY quickly. My favourite ring burner seemed impossible to clean, but these magic eraser sponges did a pretty good job!

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    These reusable sponges are designed to cut through grease, grime, and marks without damaging the surface underneath! Just add water to these before using them on stubborn marks – they're a great way to tackle those stains you probably thought were beyond help!

    Price: £5.76 for ten.

    7. Mould is a pretty common problem in the UK, and our flat is no exception. This removal spray banished the unsightly marks from our ceiling where nothing else had worked!

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    Leave this foaming spray on any affected areas for up to half an hour and then wipe it away to reveal a mildew-free surface underneath!

    Price: £3.30.

    8. The Pink Stuff paste is a cult-status product for a reason – it'll clean everything from metal to tiles! I was amazed by how quickly and effectively it got rid of the hard-to-budge rust under my shower.

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    This stuff is made up of gritty cleaning beads suspended in a gel, so it grinds away at tough stains without scratching up whatever's underneath. It's suitable for use on most hard surfaces (think ceramic tiles, barbecues, pots and pans, and more!)

    Price: £3.98.

    9. This shower squeegee prevents soap scum from building up on our unit's glass.

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    It's got a suction cup at the back, so it'll always be within easy reach after you've showered.

    Price: £3.99.

    10. This glass and mirror spray got rid of those annoying specks on my window in just a couple of swipes.

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    It cut through the blemishes without any need for extra pressure or scrubbing, and it didn't leave any streaks behind either.

    Price: £3.07.

    11. I share my flat with a few other people, so it's no wonder that our shower drain sometimes gets clogged up with hair. This powerful unblocker got our water running freely again!

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    Pour both parts of its two-component formula down the affected drain one after the other, wait for about an hour, and then simply rinse the blockage away! BTW, it's really important to protect your skin while you're handling this stuff, so don't forget to whip out your favourite pair of extra-thick gloves.

    Price: £4.00.

    12. And these drain sticks keep my plugholes clean on a more everyday basis.

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    They're packed full of enzymes that break down the gunk and grease in your drains as they dissolve. All you'll have to do is put 'em in and leave them to get to work!

    Price: £5.00 for 12.

    13. When it comes to smooth, reflective surfaces (like glass, ceramic, and stainless steel), regular sprays and cloths just don't cut it. You know what does, though? These simple but effective microfibre cloths!

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    These cloths will clean and polish smooth surfaces like glass, chrome, and stainless steel, and they're fab for dusting too. The soft fabric will distribute pressure really evenly, so you won't have to worry about streaks!

    Price: £8.59 for ten.

    14. These leather cleaning and conditioning wipes transformed my chair and sofa cushions in seconds.

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    I hadn't even realised how tired-looking my cushions were until I used these! Just swipe them over any affected surfaces – they'll remove dirt from the nooks and crannies of your leather items, and the conditioning finish will protect them from further muck and damage.

    Price: £5.89 for two packs of 50 wipes.

    15. And this wood polish spray did a pretty great job of upgrading my countertops, too!

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    Not only were the results seriously impressive, the spray was incredibly easy to use too. Simply apply it to your wooden surfaces, buff it in while it's still wet, and you're done! The formula contains no (potentially damaging) silicones, and it'll create a protective layer against grime and stains as well.

    Price: £4.45.

    16. The floor in our kitchen is painted white, which means any spills and stains show up immediately. We always keep these Dettol wipes on-hand in case we spot a mark – I like their lemon scent, and the fabric is really tough.

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    They cut through grease and grime in literal seconds, and I don't have to wait for ages for the floor to dry after using these either!

    Price: £9.00 for three packs of 110 wipes.

    17. These Dishmatic brushes dispense washing-up liquid straight from their heads, which is 1) convenient and 2) a great way to limit your use of washing-up liquid.

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    The sponges are tough while still remaining flexible, and they only dispense the amount of washing-up liquid you need! There's a handy scraper tool on the back of the brush to help you get rid of burnt-on food.

    Price: £4.95 for three brushes.

    18. My flat has an ancient extractor fan that gets visibly greasy really quickly. This powerful degreaser spray made cleaning the panels WAY less daunting!

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    This stuff's called "Elbow Grease" for a reason, because the product inside is powerful enough to remove oil from plastics and metals without any scrubbing on your behalf. Spray the formula onto the affected surface, let it sit for a couple of minutes, wipe it away, and you're done!

    Price: £1.00.

    19. And last but not least, can we take a moment to appreciate these trusty Marigold gloves? I've had mine for a couple of months now – they're really thick and durable!

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    The reinforced material at the top of these gloves has really stood the test of time, and I've never chipped a nail while using these! No wonder they've earned a 4.7-star average rating from 307 reviews.

    Price: £2.35 for a small pair.

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