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    If You're Seriously Unimpressed With Your Current Cleaning Products, Here Are 15 Great Ones To Try

    Don't take it from me — take it from the review photos.

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Some may have been sent as samples, but all opinions and reviews are our own. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. A tub of The Pink Stuff which can clean anything you throw at it, be that tires, pots and pans, stove tops, showers, or your 5-year-old's crayon wall mural. 

    Reviewer using it to clear up hard water stains in tub
    A customer review before and after photo showing the results of using The Pink Stuff on their stovetop

    Check it out on TikTok here!

    Promising review: "Found this product on TikTok. I don’t think I’ve ever seen value like I do this product! Literally use it on EVERYTHING!! Kids and teens have dirt, grime, and grease on their walls? ...This will make it look like a new paint job. Baseboards need some love? A pea-size amount of this makes them look brand new. Need a shoe cleaner? PERFECT for sneakers. I could name a million more uses, but I can ASSURE you this is worth every penny. What’s more? You need such LITTLE of this product, it will last a VERY long time. Thank you, TikTok!!!" —Rachel in CLT

    Get it from Amazon for $5.97.

    2. An ~instant~ carpet spot remover you can rely on to get your space back in shape after you accidentally trip holding a whole bowl of queso. (It happens to the best of us.) 

    red salsa all over carpeted stairs
    the same stairs now stain and salsa free

    Promising review: “Love love love Folex!! Super easy to use. The bottle does exactly what it says. My chairs were SUPER DIRTY from my 2-1/2-year-old grandson eating and feeding dogs. I couldn’t believe how easy it was and how clean they got after just one use. Mind blown!!” —Carobnty

    Get it from Amazon for $12.88+ (available in multiple sizes and packs up to 12).

    3. A tube of silicone grout whitener if you're dealing with mold and mildew that will. not. go. away. no matter how much you clean it. 

    The gel formula is safe to use on/around windows, sinks and baths, shower-heads, pools, tiles, silicone sealant, and more. Leave it on the area you're looking to clean for six to eight hours (no scrubbing required). Some reviewers with really bad mold/mildew note that leaving it on for longer and/or doing a second round of cleaning made a huge difference!

    Promising review: "This stuff is amazing. Since we bought this place, we figured we had to fix the caulking because we tried every cleaner we knew to get rid of this gross shower mold. Before we decided to fix...we gave this a shot. Now the shower is like new; probably didn't even need to wait the 5 hours, but glad we did. Saved so much time, labor, and money. 🙌" —Nacho Average Review

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99.

    4. A jetted tub cleaner so you're not bathing in the remnants of whatever products the previous homeowner used. (The absolute horror.)

    the cleaner running with the water in the tub
    the tub now fully clean after

    Promising review: "This stuff is seriously amazing! I am relentless about cleaning my tub because I use it so often and always get grossed out if I don’t. 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! The first photo (above) is with my tub running with the solution. Then I drained it (second photo) 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! See for yourself in the last photo! I’m so impressed!" —Chelsea

    Get it from Amazon for $17.84.

    5. A pouch of foaming garbage disposal cleaner to eliminate the special stank that can only be produced after years of shredding up meat, produce, and whatever that mystery blob was that came out of your long-lost Tupperware.

    The bag which comes with 4.9 ounces of lemon-scented cleaner
    A reviewer's video of them using the cleaner with the caption

    Each pouch of lemon-scented formula gets you four uses. Dump a pack into your disposal (while off at first!), run the water just a bit, and then start it and watch as the blue foam gets to work eliminating odors and loosening up nasties that have been caught down there for who knows how long.

    Promising review: "These are amazing! I was skeptical at first but I followed the directions (which are super easy) and was grossed out and satisfied at the same time to see the gunk that was removed. You put the entire packet down your disposal (I read that twice too) and magic happens in under two minutes! That is what I call powerful and successful cleaning! The scent is super clean and light with a hint of lemon. These will definitely be a cleaning staple for me." —KPITT

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in packs of 2, 3, and 12). 

    6. An adjustable, three-blade blind duster capable of cleaning the grimiest blinds — we're talking top and bottom — in one fell swoop. This way, you won't be engulfed by a cloud of dust every time you crack them open.

    A hand using the duster on blinds

    Promising review: "OK I'll be honest, I ordered this because of the price. After reviewing several other options and having been disappointed with previous dusters I've had, I figured why spend more money on something that isn't going to work? So I ordered the least expensive option but WOW does this little tool rock!!!! It's very easy to use and clean. It does a fantastic job of cleaning and dusting the blinds and gets ALL of the crud off of them. My blinds haven't been this clean since the day they were first installed. VERY happy with purchase." —Amazon Shopper

    Get it from Amazon for $7.59+ (available in two colors).

    7. fume-free cleaner ready to erase years of baked-on drippings from the bottom of your oven. Some of them may be from you, others may be from previous tenants (or your children who've now gone off to college), but they're all gettin' wiped away now.

    before of a reviewer's super dirty oven
    after of the same oven but it's clean and shiny

    Promising review: "Don't hesitate! BUY THIS NOW!!!!!!! I rarely write reviews but this stuff is straight magic!! When we moved into our new home, the oven was disgusting! I absolutely HATE cleaning a freaking oven but after reading the reviews, I decided to give it a shot. For less than six bucks, what the heck, I’ll give it a try! Sprayed it on last night, got up this morning and wiped it out with nothing but paper towels and BAM!!!! My new favorite cleaning product! I’m going to end up doing it again tonight just to have it all sparkly, because, like I said, this thing was disgusting and there were a couple of spots on the door and in the bottom that I missed. If I had felt like putting more effort into it, I could have scrubbed it clean but let’s be real here, ain’t nobody got time for that! If you’re questioning whether this stuff works, just buy it and prepare to be blown away!" —Brittany Douglas

    Get it from Amazon for $11.62.

    8. A set of reusable microfiber mop pads (yes — they're compatible with your Swiffer) so you can say goodbye to those single-use ones that are 1) Expensive and 2) Not great for the planet. 

    the pad on a reviewer's swiffer
    a different reviewer's mop pad covered in dust

    They can be used wet or dry and on basically every type of flooring and even drywall if you're so inclined. Since they can be thrown in the wash, one microfiber pad can replace up 100 single-use pads. 

    Promising review: "Just used these for the first time with my Swiffer WetJet and I gotta say I am impressed! Went on easily and cleaned the floors easily! I always hated the one-time use pads and never felt like they got my floor clean. This review is NOT sponsored, I bought these with my own money because I’m sick of single-use products. Seriously, buy these now!!!" —AKGross

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $12.99

    9. An enzyme-based stain spray capable of taking on the *peskiest* stains from grass and mud to wine and even cosmetics. If you've ever gotten a drop of foundation on your clothes, you know what a big deal that last one is!

    Puracy is a small, family-owned business dedicated to creating natural and organic formulas that are not only effective, but safe for kids and pets. Aside from food stains, this spray also does a number on all other miscellaneous spots in your life like wine, coffee, makeup, and period blood!

    Promising review: "Puracy is the best stain remover I've ever used! Grass stains? GONE. Blood? GONE. Baby poo on white clothes? Doesn't stand a chance! Seriously, Puracy got out stains from 6-year-old stored baby clothing!!! It's that good! Grease? Gone. Seriously this stuff is AMAZING! Buy it now!"GrantedByTiffany

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in four sizes) or Puracy for $7.49+ (available in two sizes).

    10. A Baseboard Buddy with a 4-foot extendable pole that makes cleaning your baseboards, moldings, ceiling fans, and grates nice and easy on your knees, shoulders, and back. If you're someone who forgets to clean those things until big ol' cobwebs are visible, it's probably a good thing to have on hand. 

    a reviewer showing a dirty baseboard buddy pad
    a before and after of a reviewer's once dusty baseboards

    The kit comes with one Baseboard Buddy and three reusable pads which can be used wet or dry. 

    Promising review: "Buy it NOW. Honestly, I had huge reservations for this thing. Yet another miracle cleaning tool that will break or bend or something. I was so wrong. It was easy to put together and I sprayed it with Mean Green and went to the baseboards. No more kneeling and no broken back. This thing is amazing. It is durable and the pad is super absorbent. I am so happy. I can't wait to do the rest of the house!" —artgirl

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99

    11. An easy-wring microfiber spin mop if you're just now realizing that you've neglected to give your floors a proper deep clean since you moved into your apartment, ohhhh, six months ago now? 

    Check it out on TikTok here!

    Promising review: "I had had it with my broken basic mop and bucket. I tried to just get a dollar store Swiffer to get us by, but that wasn't cutting it at all. With three boys and a dog that makes his rounds on all the furniture and every exposed corner, I had to do something. After seeing a TikTok where a woman demonstrated this mop to clean her walls, and hearing my boss raving about it, I decided to click the Amazon button. Let me tell you, I HATE cleaning, I HATE mopping, but I LOVE for things to be clean. I was able to mop the entire house TWICE (Because it was that dirty. Please don't judge.) within an hour. A few days later I mopped the entire house again within 10 minutes because they weren't quite as dirty. On another positive note, my boys love the spinner and think it’s a toy! So, every time I get the bucket out my 10-year-old and 4-year-old ask to mop the house because they think it’s fun. MAJOR BONUS!" —Molly

    Get it from Amazon for $34.97

    12. A Wet & Forget weekly cleaner you can spritz on your shower walls and tub after you're done cleaning yourself. Leave it on overnight — no scrubbing necessary — and just wash it off the next time you're in the shower!

    Promising review: "I really like the fact that this product is true to its description! I highly recommend you do a thorough and very good job of cleaning before you apply this product, or it will not make the product as effective as it should be! I highly recommend this because really, who wants to clean their shower every day? This also keeps away mold and mildew; how cool is that." —Stephanie Parker

    Get it from Amazon for $19.98

    13. A professional-strength grout cleaner guaranteed to remove years — yes, years — of grime from your home's floors. Turns out, you had white grout all along. Who knew? 🤷‍♀️

    A side-by-side reviewer photo of dirty tile and much cleaner, whiter tile
    reviewer's up close picture of dirty grout next to clean grout

    Promising review: "Bought my home knowing this step would not only satisfy me, but frustrate me. Enter Grout-EEZ — y’all just don’t even think and buy now. The photos speak for themselves and if I’m being honest, I didn’t even wait five minutes like the bottle says, just let it sit a bit and scrubbed away. Can wait to do it a second time all out before sealing. ✔️" —Marya Odell

    Get it from Amazon for $21.95+ (available in two sizes).

    14. A jug of CLR — calcium, lime, and rust remover — to remove all the crusties from your faucet 'cause you're not a snob about tap water, but, if you're being honest, it has been tasting a little off lately. 

    Promising review: "The photo says it all. I have tried so many things to get the hard water buildup off of this faucet, and nothing works. It's hard as a rock! I left it soaking for about an hour in a nondiluted mix and was able to scrub it all off easily. So happy and going to use this for other hard-water issues in our house." —Meghan

    Get it from Amazon for $5.28.

    15. And a soap scum spray prepared to give your tub a total makeover so you feel comfortable taking a bubble bath again. 

    filthy bathtub floor
    clean bathtub floor

    Promising review: "Sharing our nasty before picture so you can really see the difference! Our tub/shower has a grippy bottom and scum and dirt cakes on there so easily. The only way I've been able to get it off before was literally scraping it inch by inch, I've spent hours and all it ever got was somewhat clean — never enough for me to want to take a real bath in it. This stuff is expensive but with the good reviews I decided to try it, it works amazingly!! I sprayed it on (it came with a great spray nozzle and a lid) and left it for about 15–20 minutes. Then I took a brush with hard plastic bristles (I believe a soft brush would have even worked) and with less than 20 minutes of scrubbing the entire tub and walls it was cleaner than when we moved in. The grime and scum almost like melted off. It smells pleasant, it's not crazy strong smelling but in an enclosed space I still felt the need to wear a mask while cleaning." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $18.03+ (available in three sizes).

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