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    31 Bathroom Cleaning Products To Bring A Tear To Any Clean Freak's Eye

    If shiny faucets and sparkly tubs make you a little emotional, this list is for you.

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. 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 β€” prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. Kaboom bathroom cleaner with OxiClean that changes color when it's ready to be wiped away β€” and that's just genius. It sprays on blue so you can make sure every inch of your tub is covered, then turns white when it's done breaking down all that soap scum and hard water stains.

    Promising review: "My wife was looking for something to clean a film from her tub. She tried all the other products available, but none worked as well as this. It went on blue, and turned white after. It did a good job, you could see where you sprayed it and where you didn't. I would buy this product again." β€”Jerome P.

    Get it from Amazon for $3.72.

    2. A high-pressure steam cleaner to loosen up any built-up mold and mildew lurking in between your tiles. Just fill it up with water and the let the magical power of steam basically transform your shower walls.

    The power cord length is 20 feet Includes accessory nozzle, extension hose, flat-scraping tool, grout brush, fabric steamer, window squeegee, angle concentrator, and detail brush. The tank can hold up to 6.6 oz. of water at a time, and the heater only takes about 30 seconds to warm up.

    Promising review: "This worked like a champ cleaning the grout in the kitchen and bathrooms of the house I just purchased. This is a 40-year-old house and maybe 40-year-old stains. This steamed them out, and even got paint off the hardwood. Nice. Couldn't recommend it more, it did exactly what I needed it to." β€”W. Pickel

    Get it from Amazon for $41.19.

    3. A glass cleaner that'll remove any stubborn hard-water spots and have your shower doors looking so clean you might accidentally walk into them.

    Promising review: "This product works beautifully. I tried a lot of products to remove the hard water from my glass shower. I have to admit β€” the first time I used it with a cloth, it was not very effective. The second time I used a nonabrasive sponge for glass. It turned out beautiful, just like the first day the glass was installed." β€”EJP

    Get it from Amazon for $8.07 (also available in a pack of two).

    4. Or a hard-water stain remover that not only works on grimy shower doors, but will also bring some shine to murky faucets and rusty tubs.

    This helps eliminate hard water stains, rust, and limescale from things like shower doors, shower stalls, shower glass, windshields, windows, glass, barbecues, chrome, tile, toilets, granite, steel, fiberglass, pools, bath tubs, sinks, granite, marble, chrome, boats, autos, brass, stone, metals, porcelain, brass, alumnium, stainless steel, hard vinyl, and more!

    Promising review: "When we moved into our new place the shower doors looked like they had never been cleaned before. I tried at least 10 different products and methods to remove the hard water spots but nothing even made a dent. Bio Clean, however, was like a magic eraser! I scrubbed each door for about 10 minutes and it was incredible! I’ve never written a cleaning product review before but this one is worth every penny." β€”Shane B

    Get it from Amazon for $19.77.

    5. A jar of toilet fizzies β€” which are basically bath bombs for your toilet. Simply plop one in the bowl and let the blend of sodium bicarbonate and citric acid break down stains and kill any lingering bacteria. Oh, and it's also loaded with eucalyptus essential oil to make your porcelain throne smell like a fancy spa.

    Happy Earth Boutique/Etsy

    Promising review: "The eucalyptus is strong and it fizzes nicely. I drop one in once or twice a week and scrub the toilet a bit, and the scent lingers after flushing. Perfect for keeping my bathroom fresh!" β€”kd Bromley

    Happy Earth Boutique is a woman-owned small business making healthier alternatives for your health and home.

    Get it from Happy Earth Boutique on Etsy for $12+ (available with or without a refillable jar).

    6. A weekly scrub-free mist to stop mold and mildew from forming before they have a chance to take over your entire tub. Just spray and walk away β€” your future self will be SO grateful.


    Promising review: "Does a FANTASTIC job if used regularly. I love this product. I hate cleaning tubs. This product has made our tubs look new. I don't use it every shower...maybe every third. Just spray down everything after the shower, and forget about it. You DO need to rinse tub before next shower due to product making it slick. The fumes of other cleaners always messed with my asthma. I have noticed that for some reason with this one, I sneeze twice, because I have to spray shower doors while Im still in the shower...but it never affects my lungs. I would recommend this to EVERYONE!" β€”Angela GIllaird

    Get enough to last 12 weeks from Amazon for $16.89.

    7. Or a daily shower spray that requires no rinsing so you can make cleaning a part of your nightly routine. It's the perfect way to keep yourself busy while waiting for your serums to soak in!

    Bottle of Roses Natural Daily Shower Spray
    Roses Natural Store/Etsy

    Roses Natural Store is a small Etsy shop based in Katy, Texas.

    Get it from Roses Natural Store on Etsy for $10.99 (available in two scents).

    8. A tub of The Pink Stuff β€” which will completely revitalize your sink, bathtub, and tiles with the help of a little elbow grease.

    Promising review: "Oh my gosh β€” this stuff is a life-changer! Used it to get my fiberglass shower totally clean. Nothing else would get it done and this stuff brought my shower back to near-new in one use. We’ve since cleaned a weird chalky film off our garage door, removed wall markings and cleaned my storm door. We’ll never be without a jar (or three) of this stuff." β€”Nancy F.

    Get it from Amazon for $8.37.

    9. A mold and mildew spray to fool everyone into thinking you regularly deep-clean your shower. Just leave it on for about 15 seconds, then wipe away to reveal what your shower is actually supposed to look like.

    Promising review: "Either this stuff is a straight up magic potion in a bottle or I seriously channeled my inner Hermione Granger with every squeeze of the trigger. The mold I've been battling on my bathroom ceiling since moving into this place literally disappeared. I have tried so many products, and let's just say, trying to wipe or rinse clean a product from a ceiling is no easy task, and I wouldn't complain if any of them actually worked. I sprayed this RMR-86 product and I had to do ZERO wiping or rinsing. It just vanished." β€”herbivorehippie

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

    10. A grout-cleaning kit to loosen up all the dirt in between your tiles. Trust me, a sparkly clean floor can go a long way in revitalizing your bathroom.

    The kit comes with two bottles of Grout-Eez and a scrubber you can attach to a standard mop or broom pole.

    Promising review: "This is an excellent product. I have tried several grout cleaners over the past 15 years since the majority of our flooring has been ceramic tile. This product surpassed all of them. In fact, nothing has ever worked this quickly. The three best features: 1) The instructions on both the bottle and with the product were clear, and I followed them to a tee, 2) the perfect brush came with it, and it fit perfectly into my grout lines and was easy to attach to an existing handle, and 3) how easily the soil was removed from the grout. I would recommend using this around one tile first, definitely waiting the 10 minutes, and then wiggling the brush in the grout lines. The soil comes up quickly." β€”Karen

    Get a set from Amazon for $39.95.

    11. A tile scrubber so you can clean the most overlooked part of your bathroom β€” your shower walls. You can attach this scrubber to a broom handle or simply use your hands if you're in the mood to put in a little extra elbow grease.

    Promising review: "This is just what you need to clean your grout lines in the quickest way possible! I don't know what we were thinking when we decided to put subway tile in our shower, but we did, and cleaning the grout lines can be a very time-consuming job. But this brush really did a great job and sped up the process!" β€”Amanda

    Get it from Amazon for $12.95+ (available in eight colors).

    12. A set of plastic flexible plumbing snake drains to instantly remove all of the annoying blockage that's causing you to stand in a puddle every time you try to take a relaxing shower. Also, pulling out the hair is equal parts disgusting and satisfying.

    Reviewer photo showing hair removed from drain using drain snake

    Promising review: "Economically priced, speedy delivery, ridiculously simple to use, and very very effective. Lo and behold, this little tool made short work of the effort, and the results were...well I won't describe the deeply caked mass this little tool unearthed out of concern that you might be eating while you shop online. All I will say is that this was money well spent, and I highly recommend it for your drain clog removal needs." β€”Jon Jones

    Get a pack of three from Amazon for $6.99+ (available in two sizes).

    13. A pair of scrub brushes that'll remove all that gunk and grime from grout, in between shower doors, and that weird space behind your sink's faucet.


    Promising review: "I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, these brushes! I was moving out of my old house and had to get it cleaned to military specs as it was base housing, and I needed something to really help me get it cleaned." β€”Katelynn C.

    Get them from Amazon for $7.99 (available in two colors).

    14. Or get a more even cleaning with a small but impressive power scrubber that's basically like an electric toothbrush for your grout! The tiny-but-mighty brush head will aggressively swish back and forth to take away years of built-on dirt in between your tiles.

    Natalie Brown / BuzzFeed

    "I'm obsessed! This thing works small miracles: I cleaned about half of my bathroom's grout to its original sparkling-clean cream color in 40 minutes, and it took honestly no effort at all. And β€” as if easy, sparkling grout wasn't enough! β€” it busted through some serious soap-scum buildup in my bathtub (thanks, fancy soap and slow-draining tub) in less than a minute.

    "Honestly, when I first tried the scrubber out, I didn't see too many uses for it other than for grout. But after owning it for a while, I've realized that while I don't need it every single week, it's priceless for the occasions I encounter tough gunk that I'd otherwise only conquer with excessive patience and elbow grease." β€”Natalie Brown

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99.

    15. An all-purpose scrubber kit to turn your power drill into the ultimate cleaning tool you never knew you needed. The nylon bristles won't leave behind any scratches, so you can scrub away without worrying about ruining your tub.

    before and after of a dirty bathtub compared to it looking white and clean again

    Promising review: "I bought this on a whim because my walk-in shower is just a pain to clean. I'm 51, and I guess I've just been old school with how I clean, hand-scrubbing for years. The FIRST time I used this to clean my shower, it took five minutes, AND it scrubbed my shower more clean than it has been in years. In the corners, the floor, the glass door...everything came out squeaky clean. I'm NEVER cleaning my shower by hand again." β€”Terry

    Get it from Amazon for $14.95+ (available in six bristle stiffnesses).

    16. A bottle of Bar Keepers Friend soft cleanser that can remove tarnish, soap scum, rust and hard water deposits with ease. The original formula comes in a powder, but this version is premixed and ready to use!

    Reviewer photo of bathroom sink before and after using Bar Keepers Friend

    Read our review of the Bar Keepers Friend soft cleanser.

    Promising review: "Bar Keepers Friend should really be called 'Homeowner's Magician'! I purchased this cleanser in an attempt to revive our stainless-steel knife set, which is a great moderately priced set that has seen better days, and I'm extremely happy that I did. The cleanser not only took away the rust spots with minimal difficulty, but it returned them to their original luster! After cleaning our knives, I gave it a shot on our porcelain sink, which I typically have to douse in bleach cleaner to remove the stains from, causing the entire kitchen to be filled with noxious fumes... and it worked beautifully! The stains came clean, and it made the sink look pretty enough to eat off of." β€”Kat Ferrari

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in two sizes or a pack of two).

    17. A disposable cleaning wand to make scrubbing the toilet less of a chore. The kit comes with 16 refill heads to get you started, so you can immediately say goodbye to that dirty toilet wand in your bathroom!

    Promising review: "So, we have a toilet that belongs to the cats. We don't use it, we don't look at it, we like to pretend it does not exist. Even with semiregular flushing, cat waste is pretty nasty stuff and built up quickly in the bowl. One of these wands cleaned it up in a single session! Before-and-after pics attached (above)." β€”Whitney

    Get it from Amazon for $21.38.

    18. Or ditch your flimsy toilet-cleaning brush for a heavy-duty pumice cleaning stone to cut through hard water rings and calcium buildup, because your porcelain throne should always be clean and sparkly.

    Reviewer photo showing before-and-after results of using pumice cleaning stone on toilet bowl

    Promising review: "I'm so embarrassed to show how disgusting my toilets have been, but it's worth it for me to help anyone who has suffered as I have. We built our house and have lived in it 33 years. We dug a well and the water was beautiful, until air hit it. The copper, iron, and lime are all so high the chart doesn't even go that high. We have spent thousands on a huge filter that filters all the water coming into the house from the well. My toilets have been disgusting to me, though clean (as clean as I can get them). This pumice stone β€” HOLY MOLY β€” my toilets are clean!!!!! I am totally amazed. It took about 30 minutes on each one. The stains are gone. THEY ARE GONE!!!!!!" β€”Libby Nance

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99 (also available packs of two or four).

    19. A bathroom cleaner made with natural ingredients to leave your tiles shining and tub as sparkly as the day you moved in. Plus, it's free from fumes and synthetic dyes, so you won't have to worry about any mid-chore headaches.

    Promising review: "I have an old shower/bathtub. I tried name brand shower cleaners and bleach to try and clean the soap scum off the tiles and tub. I had no luck and I would cough and get sick because of how strong the smell was. I thought I would try this to save my lungs. I sprayed my entire shower and left it for about 15 minutes. Came back and rinsed off the walls and they were shiny! I've never had such a clean shower. The smell is amazing and subtle. All I smell is tea tree and it didn't affect me at all. The price is also a good deal since the bottle is pretty large." β€”Amber Erwin

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $16.29.

    20. A bottle of glass cleaner so you can always remember to wipe off any toothpaste on your mirror before it becomes a crusty caked-on stain. Those are enough to make even the cleanest bathroom look downright filthy.

    Bottle of Butter Me Up Organics Glass Cleaner placed on shelf and surrounded by plants
    Butter Me Up Organics/Etsy

    Promising review: "This is great! Took it straight out of the package and started cleaning my sliding door! Cleans very well! Thank you! Can't wait to try all the other products I purchased from your shop!" β€”Surishae Co

    Butter Me Up Organics is a small Etsy shop based in Livermore, California.

    Get it from Butter Me Up Organics on Etsy for $16.50.

    21. A jetted tub cleaner if your tub is just a little too grimy for comfort. It'll remove all the gunk trapped in the places you can't even see, so your tub will be the cleanest it's ever been.

    Reviewer photo showing before-and-after results of using jetted tub cleaner

    Promising review: "Love this stuff. I was skeptical at first. I am a huge germaphobe, and this worked well enough for me to actually take a bath at my new place with the jets on!" β€”Ann

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

    22. A click-on automatic cleaning pack that clings right inside the toilet bowl. It'll clean with every flush and keep things fresh in between more thorough scrubbing sessions.,

    Promising review: "This is a nifty design. Easy to use and press on without being a mess using the one piece design. Beautiful scent. It really does release a pleasant scent each time without being overwhelming." β€”outlander22

    Get a pack of six from Amazon for $3.97.

    23. OR!Β Some classic Clorox tabsΒ β€” they go directly into the commode and will leave the toilet disinfected just five minutes after flushing. It also turns the water blue, and that's just plain fun.

    Pack of Clorox toilet tabs
    Gif of reviewer's toilet flushing with blue water

    Promising review: "I wasn't impressed at first. This doesn't take the place of cleaning the bowl manually, but it does cut down on how often you need to clean your bowl. I had old stains from the previous tenants inside my bowl, but after about four weeks the stains have disappeared. Love this product!" β€”Dorine Buse

    Get a pack of four from Amazon for $8.99.

    24. AΒ grout ink penΒ that will take the space between your tiles from grimy to shiny in a few simple swipes. It's like a more productive version of an adult coloring book!

    Reviewer photo showing tiles before using grout ink pen
    Reviewer photo showing the same tiles after using grout ink pen

    This won't clean your grout but it'll make it look brand new.

    Promising review: "I was pleasantly surprised by how far these went. I did the entire floor of my large master bathroom plus a little of the shower with one pen. It is pretty forgiving and you have quite a bit of working time before it dries completely. This was not a quick task, but it went faster than I thought it would. I was worried the white would look too bright, but it just makes everything look so much cleaner. Very happy with this product!" β€”Jenelle

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99+Β (available in two sizes).

    25. A 20-pack of cleaning erasers β€” they're more affordable than name brands but, if you catch my drift. These little sponges use just water to lift away tough stains β€” and the results are downright soothing.

    Promising review: "These babies have transformed and reformed my slobby life. My dog sitter thought I got a new sink and fridge. I have never had more fun cleaning in my life β€” wait, I have never had any fun cleaning. But these magical creatures make it so freaking satisfying. No toxic stuff. No fumes. Just heavenly cleanliness." β€”Jimmy Jim Ereeno

    Get a pack of 20 from Amazon for $10.95.

    26. A nonabrasive but super-scrubby scouring paste to show all the gunk in your sink and the soap scum in your tub who's boss. You can even use it as a nontoxic oven cleanser β€” so go ahead and buy an extra tub for the kitchen.

    Jar of HumbleSuds Scour Cleaning Paste

    Promising review: "I used the surface scrub today on my bathtub and bathroom sink, and it works WONDERS! I love that the ingredients are minimal and organic, but gets the job done. I love this product!" β€”Hinako J.

    HumbleSuds is a small Etsy shop based in Denver, Colorado.

    Get it from HumbleSuds for $14.95+ (available in glass or recycled plastic packaging).

    27. A rust stain-removing powder for when you want to get rid of rust stains but don't have time to put in any elbow grease. Simply apply it, wait a few minutes for the rust to dissolve, and then lightly wipe it away.

    a shower covered in dark orange rust
    the same shower completely white with no rust

    Promising review: "I cannot say enough great things about this product. We just purchased a home that has a well with very high iron content in the water. I tried everything to remove the stains from our three toilets but nothing worked. I found this product online and immediately went to Amazon. The results blew me away. I didn't have to scrub at all. I let it sit in the tank for several hours and the results floored me!" β€”Toni Huitt

    Get it from Amazon for $8.91+ (available in three sizes and a four-pack).

    28. An extendable cleaning pad to make it so much easier to reach the top half of your shower. It'll also help you to stop hunching over to scrub the bottom of your tub β€” your back will thank you!


    Promising review: "I really like this! I am 71, with arthritis, and cleaning tubs and showers was difficult. The extendable handle is very sturdy. The scrubbing pad is tough, but did not scratch the vinyl tub or shower. We have iron in our water and if the water softener runs low on salt, the orange color in the water accumulates. I used 401 spray cleaner and the OXO scrubber and the orange stain is gone from the white tub! Perfect!" β€”Carol Miller

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    29. A univeral descaler that will remove limescale and calcium buildup to restore your shower head back to its former shiny self.

    Model soaking shower head in Durgol universal descaler

    Promising review: "This product removed calcification on the granite bathroom countertop and on the faucet base. I have been unsuccessfully trying to remove this for four years after buying my home. ... I tried scraping gently with a scraper, multiple chemicals including CLR. This stuff removed it in seconds." β€”Julie

    Get it from Amazon for $12.95+ (available in two sizes, a two-pack, and a three-pack).

    30. A dishwashing wand β€” wait, hear me out! Fill it with vinegar and dish soap and keep it in the shower for the times when you want to give the walls a really thorough scrub down. Now you can get to cleaning while waiting for your hair mask to soak in. Work smarter, not harder.

    Reviewer holding dishwashing wand filled with vinegar and dish soap

    Promising review: "Use this to clean my shower with one-fourth vinegar and three-fourths dish soap. Makes cleaning the shower so quick and easy!" β€”Lindsey L.

    Get it from Amazon for $2.97.

    31. And a natural all-purpose cleaner that's safe to use on basically any surface so you can mindlessly clean your entire home with just one bottle once you're done transforming your bathroom.

    Three bottles of Humble Suds All Purpose Cleaner

    Promising review: "This cleaner is wonderful on anything! The smell is amazing and does a great job of cleaning." β€”JoAnn Fliehs

    Get it from HumbleSuds on Etsy for $24.95 (available in three scents).

    You walking into your sparkly clean bathroom:

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