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    28 Cleaning Products With Before And After Photos So Dramatic, You Won't Believe Your Eyes

    Prepare to pick your jaw up off the floor.

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    1. A denture cleaner that can also be used for retainers, aligners, and nightguards! Drop them into hot water and then add one of the tablets and let it dissolve. In just a few minutes, it'll remove stains, odor, and bacteria so your dental device will feel fresh and look sparking clean.

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    Promising review: "I really loved this product. I am currently waiting for a new Invisalign set. My old Invisalign needed to be cleaned. I read the reviews and decided to purchase. OMG it worked! There was a fresh taste and they were clean. I wished I had found this product sooner. I did let them soak overnight only because I had been wearing them for the last four months. Nothing happened to Invisalign; there was no weakness or anything. Just very clean and fresh. If I could have given the product 10 stars I would have." —Lisa R.

    Get 120 tablets from Amazon for $21.99.

    2. Wet & Forget shower cleaner because are you one of those folks who absolutely hates cleaning but likes things to be spotless? Well, this stuff is perfect because it requires absolutely no scrubbing. Just apply the odorless solution to your tub daily and rinse it off with water to make your bathroom look like one at the Ritz — no sponge required.

    Reviewer shower floor before and after using the shower cleaner
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    Promising review: "This stuff is excellent. It performs as promised, it has a very nice scent, no fumes, and leaves shower clean with no scrubbing actually necessary. It is very easy to apply and rinse off. It is designed very well, with squirting spout separate from the large container and attached by a longish tube, so you don't have to hold the heavy container while applying the product. I've been using it for quite a while now, and I love it. I highly recommend it." —Stephanie Martin

    Get it from Amazon for $16.98.

    3. The Pink Stuff all-purpose cleaning paste that is extremely effective without being harsh on furniture, kitchen tops, pans, floors, rust, and much more. You'll finally be able to remove old stains that you had given up on (like the marker art that's been covering your walls for years).

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    This TikTok-famous paste can clean literally ANY mess whether it's in your bathroom, kitchen, basement or anywhere in between.

    Promising review: "Amazing product. 99% all natural... no chemicals, no toxic odor. Shower wall hard water stains completely wiped out. I used other products on my 10-year-old oven door and it never came as clean. First try, I wiped on, wiped off. (Recommended at least five minutes.) Second try, I applied Pink and left it over night. Baked on grit was softened enough I could use a spoon to scrap. End result... BIG DIFFERENCE. By far the best versatile, nontoxic, gentle abrasive product. I would love a case so I could go crazy." —ap808

    Get it from Amazon for $7.55+ (available in packs of one or two).

    4. A descaler for single use coffee dispensers because you were today-years-old when you realized these machines aren't self-cleaning. There's definitely built-up gunk back there but before you toss your precious java maker out the window, simply **add** this solution to your cart. You'll be tasting deliciously fresh coffee in no time.

    Reviewer before and after using descaler on coffee dispenser
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    Promising review: "Purchased this Descaler as our several year old Keurig Single cup coffee brewer no longer brewed a full cup of coffee. Water flow was very slow and coffee cup only half-filled. Following the simple directions on the bottle and using just half a bottle of Descaler, the Keurig machine was restored to full performance. It also brewed a hotter cup of coffee! Very good product as far as I am concerned." —Barnett Tessler

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99.

    5. A drill brush kit to remove deep stains from hard surfaces. Use this scrubber on your stove, bathtub, and sink to easily take off rust, grime, and dirt.

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    Promising review: "If I could give it 10 stars I would. If you have a tile shower that is the bane of your existence like mine...you need these! They clean what no human hands can in half the time. Still hard work to use but way better then the old fashioned way!" —jennifer

    Get it from Amazon for $14.95 (available in soft, medium, stiff, and ultra stiff bristles).

    6. A pack of water bottle cleaning tablets which require no scrubbing at all. It's perfect for those stained containers, dishes, and mugs and gets rid of residual odors.

    Reviewer dirty tumble on the left, a soapy tumble in the middler, and a clean tumbler on the right
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    Promising review: "I seriously can't believe how well these little tablets work. I had the most disgusting HydroFlask coffee mug — I tried everything. Bottle brush, different kinds of soap, vinegar, EVERYTHING, and there was still a seemingly impenetrable layer of black sludge inside. It grossed me out so much that I bought ANOTHER HydroFlask to replace it. Now eventually they both got black inside, so I tried these little magic tablets. I let a tablet sit in each of my mugs for an hour or two, and the black sludge rinsed out COMPLETELY, without even scrubbing. They look brand-new. What a magical product. No weird smell or taste afterward, either. I liked it so much I used it on another HydroFlask I use primarily to hold my Bloody Mary mix in the fridge. I couldn't put anything else in it because it would always taste like spicy tomato juice. Bottle Bright to the rescue! No residual smell or taste anymore. AMAZING, AMAZING, AMAZING." —Amazon Customer

    Get a 12-pack from Amazon for $8+.

    7. OxiClean stain remover that can get tough stains out of fabrics, even if they aren't machine-washable. Simply mix the chlorine-free powder with water on nearly any surface or fabric and start scrubbing.

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    Promising review: "I had a stained mattress that I'd been covering with a mattress pad for years. As I was preparing for a move, I decided to give this a try and see if it could remove the stains that had been there for well over SEVEN YEARS. I honestly don't even remember what caused the stains, but it removed them! I honestly can't believe the results. I wish I'd done this sooner!" —Little Greek

    Get it from Amazon for $12.98.

    8. A tub cleaner because I bet you had no idea how much dirt and grime gets stuck in those jets. Prepare to feel totally grossed out after seeing all that crud rise to the surface.

    Reviewer tub before getting cleaned,  the tub full of bubbles and visible dirt and rust, and the tub after being cleaned looking shiny and stain-free
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    And it takes just 15 minutes to see results; simply run your water, pour in some cleaner, and start your jets.

    Promising review: "This stuff is seriously amazing! I am relentless about cleaning my tub because I use it so often. Before I purchased this, I used the typical homemade recipe of bleach and powdered dishwashing soap. I’d have to run two or three cycles to get it crystal clear. One cycle with this stuff, 15 minutes, and the results are amazing! I first ran my tub with the solution, then drained it and wiped it down with a sponge. When I refilled the tub up and reran the jets, I kid you not the water was CRYSTAL CLEAR! I’m so impressed!" —Chelsea

    Get it from Amazon: a bottle good for four cleans for $16.99, or a gallon good for 64 cleans for $59.99.

    9. A two-pack of Goo Gone adhesive spray for when your toddler decides to play interior decorator and you're stuck removing leftover sticker residue. This miracle product will make that impossible task incredibly easy and quick.

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    Promising review: "I needed to remove the tank emblems from my Harley. Getting the metal part off is easy but it left behind nearly one-fourth of what was once goo but was now a rock hard layer of crud. I tried a few different solvents with no results. Goo Gone practically melted it away and i was able to remove it with very little effort. It took several applications and scrapings with a good scraper a little at a time but it's gone now and you can't tell it was ever there." —D. Kells

    Get two 12-ounce bottles from Amazon for $16.98.

    10. A Bar Keepers powdered cleanser to make your stained surfaces shine bright like a diamond. You can use this on almost every surface on the inside or outside of your home including BBQ grills, sports equipment, floors, bathroom, and kitchen surfaces.

    A reviewer's stainless steel pan tarnished on one side and clean on the other after being treated with the formula
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    The hardworking formula is safe for use on surfaces in your bathroom and kitchen — including cookware!

    Promising review: "This stuff is like magic! Straight up wizardry. I love it! I initially bought it to clean my sink, which is porcelain and even though it's not even a year old, is just holding on to all the coffee and tea staining. I'd say it took less than a minute after making a paste with Bar Keepers Friend to clean the sink up to a nearly new shine. Taking a look at the can it's easy to find bunches of ways to use this stuff and each application is better than the last. Stainless steel, porcelain, ceramic, copper, brass, fiberglass, corian, chrome and aluminum. See? Magic! Anyhow, I've used it in the sink, in the bathroom, to clean stainless steel pots and pans on a 17-year-old Revereware tea kettle (which I thought would never be restored to its former loveliness, btw). This is a product that I will buy again and again and will happily recommend to anyone." —Nicci Stephenson

    Get it from Amazon for $7.98+ (available in packs of one, two, or three).

    11. A TubShroom Drain Hair Catcher which will save you $$$ on plumbing. This fits into most drains, collects all that fallen hair, plus is as easy to remove and clean as it is to pop in.

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    Promising review: "I shed so much hair, and it has always been an issue when it comes to showering! I used to try to catch the hairs before it went to the drain in which I would later have to clean once clogged, and now I encourage and move them towards the drain and my TubShroom! It truly is amazing, and the silicone material allows it to not rust like the old metal tub sink screens. It makes cleaning so much easier, and I am amazed every time. It even caught my dog's hair, and he has short, thin hairs!!! Highly, highly recommend this for every home." —S.K.M

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99 (available in six colors).

    Read up on this gross mushroom-shaped hair catcher for more *hair-raising* pics and glowing reviews!

    12. A jewelry cleaning pen to get your precious stones shining brighter than the sun. This solution is nontoxic, and it comes with a small cleaning brush.

    Reviewer photo of before and after using the jewelry cleaner on diamond ring
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    Promising review: "ABSOLUTELY THE BEST JEWELRY CLEANER HANDS-DOWN!!! I have a ton of jewelry — a diamond tennis bracelet, 14-karat rings and earrings, precious stones, pearls, and vermeil, too. I cleaned my expensive pieces, and they sparkled like they never have, the pearls' luster was so vibrant I was in awe. The one piece that sealed the deal is a Sleeping Beauty turquoise and diamond ring I have. The diamonds are okay quality, but after cleaning it, it shimmers and twinkles like it never has. Cleans vermeil beautifully, too!" —tammy

    Get it from Amazon for $7.95.

    13. A Bar Keepers soft cleanser that can remove stains, rust, scum, and grime from just about any surface in your home. It's perfect for hard-to-remove stains like permanent markers and knife marks on kitchen plates.

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    And yup, it's safe to use in your bathroom, kitchen, and anywhere else that needs a good scrub and polish.

    Promising review: "I was so bummed when I scratched up my pretty white sink with pots and pans. I thought I'd need to have it replaced or try to sand it and refinish it somehow, but I bought this stuff as a last ditch effort to fix it myself. It takes some elbow grease to make them go away, the scratches don't just wipe off, but if you scrub at them for a few minutes they melt away pretty quickly. After two rounds my sink looks nearly brand-new again. It also worked on a few mineral stains in my bathtub that I thought were permanent after soft scrub failed to remove them. Again, a little of this stuff, the scrubby side of a blue sponge, a little bit of effort and they were gone!" —Dan Borden

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    Learn more about this all-purpose cleaner in our Bar Keepers Friend reviewr.

    14. An all-purpose cleaner popular for getting tough stains out of fabric. Your furniture will be finally be rid of all those stains from sauces, juices, and coffee that you meant to clean as soon as you got home but... never did.

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    Promising review: "I had some dining chairs with cream upholstery that needed some cleaning. I have three small boys that make lots of messes and I do not see myself replacing my dinning chairs anytime soon until the kids are much older so I was looking for something to do the trick and clean up these embarrassingly looking chairs. I ordered this and this stuff wiped off 12 plus years of grime, food spills, red soda stains, etc! it removed it all and my cream chairs look brand new as if I just purchased them. What a difference I never thought 12 years of built on junk could be removed! Not only did it remove it, but it removed it fairly easy with very little elbow grease. They look as if I had been scrubbing all day long to get them clean! THIS STUFF." —Milky

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

    15. A portable Bissell SpotBot that is hands-free, just push a button and watch it work it's magic. The vacuum uses an antimicrobial brush, hot water, and cleanser to suction out any dirt, fluids, and odor from your carpet or rug.

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    This portable carpet cleaner will spray, brush, and suction up any stain, no adult supervision needed. It also comes with a hose and tool attachment if you'd prefer a more hands-on cleaning session.

    Promising review: "I have two cats (ages 16 and 8), one dog, a 5-year-old kid, and several other dogs on occasion (I pet sit and board dogs). I have needed to rent a carpet cleaner at least twice a year since I can remember. No longer! The SpotBot has revolutionized cleaning in our household. It is ridiculously easy and fast! The best part is that I barely have to touch anything gross anymore. I always pick up the larger chunks first, but I let the SpotBot do the rest and all I have to do is follow-it up with a good dump and rinse. A single spot takes less than five minutes to clean depending on the setting used and your competency (again, super easy to set up and use). I've had good experience on the stairs and the upholstery using the wand as well." —Rainbow Chicken

    Get it from Amazon for $179.

    16. A dishwasher cleaner for the gunk from your dirty dishes that doesn't just magically disappear — it gets stuck in tubes and pipes (kind of like how my little brother cleans his room by stuffing everything in his closet.) Anyway, just add this cleaner to the machine and it will remove water, grease, detergent, and food scraps.

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    Promising review: "After using this product, I am happy to report that my $5 investment saved me over $500. I was ready to replace my dishwasher due to super cloudy glasses, residue, and dishes just not getting clean. Then, I became aware that the water softener was no longer doing its job so I had the rental company replace it. Dishwasher performance improved somewhat. I decided to do two more loads before deciding to purchase a new one. Then I saw a product test review for Affresh. I was ordering some stuff from Amazon anyway so I added that to my order. When it came, I tossed one of the tablets into the bottom of the full machine per the instructions and ran the regular cycle. I did not expect the results I got! The glassware that I thought was permanently etched and ruined came out like new. Same with cutlery. The difference is unbelievable. I will use this faithfully every month, as recommended. I can even put it on my subscribe and save order so I will get a new pack every six months. I am amazed!" —SheilaGet them from Amazon for $5.99.

    17. A pumice cleaning stone that will scrub your toilet so well, it'll look brand new — it's safe for sinks, showers, and pools as well.

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    Same reviewer's toilet looking white and clean after using the stone

    Promising review: "I’m doing a happy dance right now! My toilets have had mineral rings in the bowls from well water since we bought our house five years ago. During those five years, I have purchased NUMEROUS products to try to remove the rings. Every single one failed. I had come to terms with the idea that if I wanted pristine looking crappers, I was going to need to replace them. Three of them. Ugh! I ordered the pumice cleaning stone as a last ditch attempt. Received it today, and immediately went to town. My extreme enthusiasm for scrubbing johns was actually a bit odd, but I was feeling optimistic. Turns out I had reason to. THIS PRODUCT IS AMAZING!!! SO amazing, it actually inspired me to take a picture of my TOILET!!!! My hoppers are saved!!!!! Seriously, the rings are COMPLETELY GONE. If I could give 10 stars, I would." —Sassyscribbler

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    18. A pumice cleaning stone that will scrub your toilet so well, it'll look brand new — it's safe for sinks, showers, and pools as well.

    Promising review: "I’m doing a happy dance right now! My toilets have had mineral rings in the bowls from well water since we bought our house five years ago. During those five years, I have purchased NUMEROUS products to try to remove the rings. Every single one failed. I had come to terms with the idea that if I wanted pristine looking crappers, I was going to need to replace them. Three of them. Ugh! I ordered the pumice cleaning stone as a last ditch attempt. Received it today, and immediately went to town. My extreme enthusiasm for scrubbing johns was actually a bit odd, but I was feeling optimistic. Turns out I had reason to. THIS PRODUCT IS AMAZING!!! SO amazing, it actually inspired me to take a picture of my TOILET!!!! My hoppers are saved!!!!! Seriously, the rings are COMPLETELY GONE. If I could give 10 stars, I would." —Sassyscribbler

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    19. A two-pack of grout cleaner because the outline of your floor tiles are not supposed to look like the platform of a subway station. That's gunk, grime, and dirt... and it can easily be removed with this product.

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    Promising review: "We just moved into a house that was a rental for a couple of years and the bathroom tile was GROSS. I previously scrubbed them with Scrubbing Bubbles, and felt that the floor was 'clean' but it still always looked gross. Then, this stuff. My type-A clean-freak personality is in total bliss. THIS STUFF WORKS. End of story. I still have a couple of stains that just won’t budge. But for the most part, the floors look great. If I had to, I’d have no problem eating off my bathroom floors now. Amazing." —AshleyGet a two-pack from Amazon for $39.95.

    20. A four-way leather brush for your suede shoes that are impossible not to scuff or stain. This tool will make sure that dirt doesn't mess up your boot game ever again.

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    It has four sides: one to clean heavier scuff marks and stains, one to gently clean fine suede and light scuff marks, one to clean rounded corners, and one to clean hard-to-reach crevices and grooves.

    Promising review: "I was really sad when I thought my bucks were at the end of their road, because I had always heard that suede couldn't be cleaned. With this brush and a little elbow grease my bucks are looking great again! I didn't use any water or cleaner, I just kept wiping the brush off on my jeans to keep the brush clean, then hit the shoe again with a clean surface. It even brightened the leather up a bit." —Roberto

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

    21. Heavy duty cleaning wipes that aren't just your run-of-the-mill wipes — they can remove grease, tar, ink, paint, permanent marker, wax, scuffs, lip stick, nail polish, food, drinks, pet stains, and so much more.

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    Promising review: "This is the best sheet to use to remove grease stains. I was able to clean the microwave easily. Hope this picture shows the difference. I did not need to scrub. Just a few wipes and the dirt was gone. Smells like you’re eating an actual orange... big plus for me. My hands did not get dry after using either." —OneSourOne

    Get a tub of 90 wipes from Amazon for $13.94.

    22. A pack of generic melamine sponges which reviewers say are a dupe for the beloved Mr. Clean Magic Erasers — but for wayyyy less.

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    Promising review: "As good as Mr. Clean Magic Erasers but half the price. They clean so many surfaces better than anything. We use them at the bar and clean our chalkboards, metal sinks and ice wells, beer coolers, FRP backsplash walls, and even graffiti in the bathrooms comes off more easily with these than other cleaning products. I took one home and cleaned my shower faster and more easily than with bottles of shower cleaner. Highly recommended." —Stephen Brandau

    Get a 20-pack from Amazon for $9.95.

    To learn more, check out our review of these Magic Eraser dupes.

    23. Wood polish and conditioner that'll ensure you get your apartment security deposit back. The blend of carnauba wax, beeswax, and oils will restore your hardwood floors, wood cabinets, doors, tables, and antiques so they can look showroom-new again.

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    Promising review: "This product is worth every penny and goes a very long way. We had tired, oak floors that haven’t been refinished in over 50 years. They were dried out and washed out. This product took away decades in an hour with a few rags and a lot of elbow grease. One word of caution, floors are very slippery for a few days after. Be very careful walking around. Bonus, it smells amazing. It has a natural orange peel smell that is fresh and clean and not at all harsh or chemical. Highly, highly recommend." —GMD

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99+ (available in three sizes).

    To learn more, check out this wood polish's before and after photos.

    24. A stainless steel cleaner and polish which even comes with a microfiber cloth you'll use again and again (and again). This solution is so good, you'll actually be able to see your reflection... and more importantly, it gets rid of scuffs, dirt, and fingerprints.

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    Promising review: "I took it out of the box, directed a few sprays at my fridge, and used the microfiber cloth to wipe with the grain of the stainless steel. My fridge was SHINING! GLOWING! I couldn't believe how good it looked and I took solace in the fact that the bottle size was big, because then I could get some serious use out of this cleaner. The only problem is, I've only had to spray it down once! This cleaner works so well that it some how repels my finger prints and I'm not spraying down my doors every time I touch them." —Jsssica Groves

    Get it from Amazon for $16.95.

    25. An electric makeup brush cleaner because you're supposed to clean them at least once per week — but let's be real, it's been a while. This spinner makes sanitizing your tools quick and fun enough to do daily.

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    Promising review: "I used it on my old brushes with some clear baby shampoo. The result was great! My brushes look like new - because of the way it cleaned and dried the bristles didn't get flattened but puffed out rather nicely. The leftover water in the glass was murky and full of old makeup! I am glad I was able to finally give the brushes a good cleaning! It was easy to set up and use. You just pick whichever mold fits your brushes and stick it into the device for cleaning. I will say that the plastic square used to join the device and mold gets rather jammed in there and is a bear to remove. So make sure you have the right part that fits the right molds and you'll be able to get everything done in one swoop." —Taleah

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    26. A portable dog paw cleaner that is perfect for making sure your pup doesn't track any of the mud, dirt, and who knows what else into your home after their daily walk.

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    Lots of reviewers mention that their dogs seem to really like the feeling of the silicone bristles!

    Promising review: "My yard is an absolute mud pit! I tried everything to clean my two German Shepherds' paws. This is the only thing that works! The silicone bristles must feel good on their paws because they actually stand still and let me clean them. The only complaint I can say is that it hurts your back after a while leaning over them, but I will take that any day rather than cleaning my floors 100 times! Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a solution to their pup's muddy paws!" —Kendra Frankovsky

    Get it from Amazon for $10.50+ (available in three sizes and six colors).

    27. A polishing kit to make foggy headlights look as crystal clear as they did when you first drove it off the lot. The kit includes an applicator brush, gloves, cloths, and a UV blocking clear polish that will ensure your lights are visible before and after sunset.

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    Promising review: "This neat little kit has almost everything you need to get started on your headlights. The steps are pretty straight forward and simple. If you can apply wax to a car, you can do this. The result? Wow. I started with two 10-year-old headlight lenses that were horrible. I didn't think they would pass inspection, and they ruined the look of the vehicle. When I completed the last step, wiping on the sealant that has to dry for four hours, I was amazed. They actually looked like I had spent $200 for a new pair of headlight lenses. They were crystal clear. As it is, comparing my vehicle to a new one, you can't tell these lenses are even a year old. They really do look brand new. This kit saved me over $300 for the parts and only took a little time that I had to kill. If I need to do my other vehicles, I'm getting more of these kits and not stressing over it." —Alester Buckman

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+.

    28. A cleaning K-Cup which you can pop into your Keurig just like you're making a normal cup of coffee. Then, all you have to do is brew one large cycle with the cleaner pod, and one or more with just water (depending on how dirty your machine is), and you're done! Now you won't have to wonder what gross bacteria is hiding out in your morning bean juice.

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    Promising review: "Our coffee can start to taste funky after several uses. We run this through once, then two times with just water. Works great and coffee goes back to tasting like normal! It clears out any build up that can affect the taste of your coffee. It is super easy and just as quick as making a cup of coffee." —Colorado Customer

    Get a pack of six from Amazon for $9.95.

    29. Lens and screen wipes that are essential if you wear sun- or prescription eyeglasses. These will keep them clear, streak free, and are gentle so they won't cause any damage.

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    Promising review: "These wipes work for us. We use them on our eyeglasses (that have anti-reflective coatings), phone screens, and computer monitor screens. A single wipe will do both of our glasses and both of our phones. And, there's no streaky residue like we have had in the past with other wipes." —John S.

    Get them from Amazon for $12.91.

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