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    21 Cleaning Products For Impatient People

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    1. A miraculous "Easy-Off" oven cleaner if you think it's maybe time to tend to the epic disaster inside. The best part? You don't need to stand guard — just let it do its thing overnight and give it a very quick wipe in the morning.

    Promising review: "Simply UNBELIEVABLE. Fume-free and no gloves needed, but dissolves ANYTHING cooked on! Had not cleaned oven EVER. Simply sprayed on, shut door overnight, and wiped off with paper towels. Do not have to dread cleaning oven ever again!" —Andrew J.

    Get it from Amazon for $6.44 (for a 24 oz can).

    2. A grill scrubber to remove stubborn grease and grime without breaking a sweat.


    Promising review: "My grill accumulated a lot of crud as a result of many cookouts. I tried to keep it as clean as possible with a wire brush and various cleaning pads and cleaners. I never could get the rack and grates to look like new. There was always a layer of permanent food residue, carbon, and other debris that defied removal. I decided to give the Magic Stone Grill Cleaner a shot. Surprise! Surprise! This is truly a magic stone. It removed everything from the grill parts that I worked on and left them looking like new. The cleaning process did put grooves in the bottom of the stone and that helped to get the sides cleaned off as well." —Duffer

    Get it from Amazon for $8.76.

    3. A carpet-spot remover that'll remove super tough spots — no rinsing or vacuuming necessary.

    Promising review: "I remember being completely dumbfounded by my pencil eraser as a kid. Where did the marks go? I looked in the air, I looked under my paper. What's it made of? Does it have to be pink? This carpet cleaner caused the same dumbfounded confusion when 'spray, rub, gone' actually worked. I've obviously lost some of my childhood curiosity over the years, because I didn't try to figure out how the carpet stain disappeared. Who cares? It's gone! I practically skipped to the next room to try it out. The memory smudge of food, footprints, dog vomit. Gone. It even worked SOMEWHAT on the decade-old mystery stain left behind by the previous owners that professional carpet cleaning couldn't remove. How does it work? I don't care. What are the ingredients? Pixie dust and incantation. Where did all the stains go? Away." —k

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99 (for a 32-ounce bottle).

    4. A mold and mildew remover gel to give your tiles, grout, sealant, bath, sinks, and shower that brand-new sparkle in as quick as 1-2 hours. While the cleaner is working its magic? You'll be off living your life. (No scrubbing required!)

    Promising review: "Wow! I would give this 10 stars if I could. We've had issues for a few years with the caulking behind the handle of our kitchen faucet turning black from mildew. We've scrubbed with what seems like a million different products, with no luck. We were actually just talking about ripping out the caulking and doing a total replacement, but my husband saw this online the other day and decided to order it. Almost immediately when he applied it, you could see it was starting to work. We left it on overnight and the black is COMPLETELY GONE! It's incredible. 1000% worth the (small) investment." —Nicole D

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    5. A robot wet/dry mop that'll supplement your vacuuming — instead of getting on your hands and knees let this thing do the manual labor.


    Promising review: "I have severe arthritis in my hands and this IRobot is my new BFF. I start with my Roomba, which I've had for about six years, then when the vac is finished I turn the Braava loose. I use just a tiny bit Mr. Clean in the water, I have pets and want something safe but also with a little more cleaning power than just water. I am shocked at how much dirt it picked up. I rinsed the blue cloth in a white sink, how embarrassing it would be to post that picture. I am quite impressed with the navigation cube, it got every inch of my living room without going over the same area twice. it is so quiet that I actually lost it but soon it came out from under the sofa. If the new Roomba models were as thorough and quiet as this Braava I'd be tempted to upgrade. So far so good, I hope it lasts as long as my Roomba has, if not I'll be back to update this review." —CJ

    Get it from Amazon for $228.99.

    6. Cleaning tablets to pop into your travel mug because you know the struggle of opening your bottle only to find you forgot to dump out yesterday's coffee.

    Promising review: "I wasn't sure if this was a gimmick or not. Turns out it works really well. I have four metal thermos-like containers that are used to keep tea warm every day. Over time, the tea stained the insides and was very difficult to remove. I added one of these tablets to the container, filled it with hot water, and let it sit for a few hours. When I came back to rinse it out, I was literally amazed at how clean it was. I think it looked cleaner than when it was new. I called my wife over to show her, and she was equally impressed. Awesome product!" —Robert A Moreno II

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99 (for 12).

    7. A scratch-free scraping tool if removing sticky labels from the bottom of a beautiful piece of kitchenware with your nails is just simply not how you'd like to spend the better part of your Saturday.


    Promising review: "The perfect handy tool for getting into tight places. It's firm enough for multiple uses but it doesn't scratch or mar surfaces. I should have gotten the five-pack, I have so many uses for these things. I think the best use yet was cleaning the sliding door track, I finally could get into the corners to get the grunge out. A great invention." —MissPicky

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99 (also available in set of five).

    8. A four-way brush cleaner that'll be on hand to (speedily) take on whatever mess you find on your shoes as you're heading out the door.,

    The welt surface can be used on heavy scuff marks and stains, nylon bristles for light scuffs, arched half circle for rounded corners, while the thin protruding brush is ideal for getting those hard-to-reach nooks and crannies.

    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.

    9. A disgustingly satisfying drain-cleaning tool to avoid turning your plumbing project into a much bigger thing than it has to be. Several customers can attest to striking gold on the first go.,

    Promising review: "I had a pretty significant hair clog in my shower. I had tried chemicals. Didn't work. I ignored it. Didn't work. Ignored it some more. Started to get slimy (don't judge me). Saw this on Amazon and that more than 2000 people had tried it and actually reviewed it, so I thought I'd give it a go. Oh my goodness. This took no effort — I pushed it down the drain and it immediately caught something. What came out was so disgusting, so vile, so yucky that it should have its own X-Files episode. Before it could lift its head up and start quoting from the Book of Revelation, I put it in a plastic bag and dispatched it to the fiery depths of hell from whence it was birthed. Let some children dig it up in a trash pile in 500 years to have their future told. I wanted nothing of it." —ecae

    Get it from Amazon for $5.99 (for a three-pack).

    10. A steaming microwave cleaner for channeling the power of an angry mom and blasting those stuck-on spots much more speedily than with that of a sponge.


    Fill with water and vinegar to produce steam. Made of heat-resistant materials and is top rack dishwasher-safe.

    Promising review: "Makes cleaning the microwave so simple and so much less effort. When I got this, I had let the microwave get nasty. I love that the back of Angry Mama tells you how much water and how much vinegar to put. No guessing how much or having to go look for the instructions. It's always on it. Microwave times will vary, so I started around 3 mins and just adjust if stuff is still stuck. This Angry Mama works like a charm. So worth getting." —GoDawgs19

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99 (available in five colors).

    11. An adjustable blind duster to tackle those windows (or car vents!) with just a few painless twirls of the hand.


    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 $7.99 (available in two colors).

    12. A bottle of the cooktop version of Barkeepers Friend so you can zap those hard water stains on your shower glass doors in under 10 minutes.

    Promising review: "Like a hot knife through butter for built-up hard water stains on my glass shower doors. I've tried everything and this stuff worked in two minutes. Made me a little embarrassed it took so long to find something so effective. I haven't tried it on anything else yet but I guarantee I'll be reordering just to have extra. Just can't have enough of a good thing." —Amazon Customer

    Get a bottle on Amazon for $10.86.

    13. A pack of cleaning tablets to pop in your dishwasher once a month — they'll help remove limescale and mineral build-up inside your washer so you don't have to do any of the heavy-lifting.


    Promising review: "This stuff is amazing! I used it in my diswasher. Had standing water on the bottom, dropped one tablet in the water. put it on lite wash cycle and at the end of the cycle the water was gone! It thoroughly cleans and I have not had any other problems. I now use regularly. I recommend this highly to keep your dishwasher clean and eliminate clogs from buildup. It was recommended to me by my super and after my positive experience I am happy to co-sign his recommendation." —cheapchicshopper

    Get them from Amazon for $5.39 (for six tablets).

    14. A fuss-free stainless steel cleaner and polish if you've tried just about everything to get fingerprints and dirt off your fridge doors.

    Promising review: "I have tried MANY stainless steel cleaners. Some of the other cleaners I’ve tried clean okay but seem more 'oily' and you have to buff the heck out of the surface and there are still streaks left behind. With this Magic cleaner you don’t have to use a ton of the product and it cleans the stainless steel surface and doesn’t streak. Better yet, you don’t have to waste a lot of time buffing it out. I use it with a microfiber cloth. The search for the perfect stainless steel cleaner is over!" —Bailey

    Get it on Amazon for $4.79.

    15. A jewelry cleaning pen for a quick touch-up job on your cloudy gems, rather than a length appointment with a professional.

    Promising review: "I actually don’t understand how this works so well. I used to drop my rings in a bit of watered-down Windex, let them soak, then scrub with a soft toothbrush, rinse, and dry. That process took about 15 minutes, and even then my rings, and particularly the stones, were not flawless looking afterwards. I thought it did the job. ENTER DIAMOND DAZZLE STICK! I bought this after reading a BuzzFeed list and now I literally I sound like an infomercial talking about this thing. It’s incredible. First you dispense a little product, and you don’t even have to take your ring off!!! Then you scrub for approximately three seconds, rinse, and BAM!!!! Holy sparkles, Batman. My precious stones have never looked better. Even rings that looked pretty good before, I couldn’t believe how sparkly they were after this. Dazzle is right I guess. Consider me a lifetime customer." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

    Check out our in-depth review of the Diamond Dazzle Stick to learn more about why we love it.

    16. Goo Gone that'll banish all sorts of horrors, like magnet and sticker residue. Unfortunately it cannot banish existential dread : (


    BuzzFeed editor Elizabeth Lilly loves this stuff. Here's what she has to say: "Seriously, a swipe of this stuff made the goo leftover from a magnet wipe away like magic. Of course after I'd ruined a manicure unsuccessfully scratching away at it."

    Promising review: "I used this on my JBL LSR4236P Studio Monitors and it worked very well. For some reason JBL decided to put some kind of weird adhesive on the front of these monitors, which caught every piece of cat hair and dust that touched it over the years. Used this with some paper towels and a little elbow grease and the adhesive came off quickly. The Picture I added: (Left) After Goo Gone (RIGHT) Before Goo Gone." —Andrew

    Get it from Amazon for $7.26.

    17. A set of reusable nonstick oven liners to catch cheeses, sauces, and other potential messes, and create much less work for you later. The best type of cleaning product for impatient people? The type where you prevent the mess altogether.


    Promising review: "These liners are life-changing! I never thought I needed them until a friend raved about them. Cleanup is so simple, no more melted cheese or sauces burnt to the bottom of my ovens. I love that I can cut down to size to fit my toaster oven also. My husband enjoys grilling with the liners now, as he doesn't have to line the grill with aluminum foil which he found so annoying, deterring him from grilling. This product really has simplified my life in the kitchen and I love it." —Melissa

    Get a pack of three from Amazon for $11.99.

    18. A toilet cleaning system that'll spread Oxi Clean every time you flush for a whole three months so you don't have to roll up your sleeves and scrub away at that toilet quite so often.


    Promising review: "Had no problems with installing this product, liked how it came with an extra tube to use. I most definitely needed a new one. Haven't seen leakage of water at all from replacing the tube either. Love the freshness of the tablet's smell." —kezia simpson

    Get it from Amazon for $11.49.

    19. A UV sanitizer for your phone that'll require nothing of you: It's a case that houses two scientifically proven germicidal UV-C bulbs that completely sanitize your entire phone while you doze off.

    Promising review: "I work in a large dental clinic. Since we don't have a radio in the operatories, I use my phone for music. Before, I wiped my phone down every time with Cavicide wipes...not the best for your phone. Enter PhoneSoap! I'm able to sanitize my phone without destroying it! We've even tested and swabbed the phone for cultures before and after...this sucker works! Hands down, great investment." —James

    Get it on Amazon for $79.95.

    20. A brush spinner to effortlessly clean the makeup residue from all your brushes *and* dry them in less than a minute like it's nbd.

    Luxe /, The Grommet

    You simply charge it via USB, insert your brushes in the wand one at a time, then choose one of three speeds to spin it in the glass bowl. You could even pick up a second glass bowl from a dollar store to use for rinsing after you clean. It comes with eight different adapters to fit a range of makeup brushes!

    Promising reviews: "This takes a bit of time to figure out, but it works great. Brushes are clean and dry. Seriously, there's no excuse now not to clean your brushes!" —Lee

    Get it from Amazon or The Grommet for $49.95.

    21. And cleaning goo you can knead into keyboards, car vents and other rugged surfaces instead of resorting to tedious and time-consuming spot treatments for cleaning.


    Promising review: "Love this! Mini car detailer. It even got some trapped fur in the car crevices!" —MvP

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    Reviews here have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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