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    33 Products That'll Help You Clean Whatever Needs Cleaning Super Fast

    Because you have better things to do than scrub rust stains from the shower surround, dab at a pet stain on your beige carpet, or scrub your travel mug. Meaning, luxuriating on the couch.

    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 — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. A pack of bottle-cleaning tablets that'll do all the scrubbing for you on that beloved thermos that's stained to match your coffee habit. You just drop it into water, then let it go to work.

    before with dirty inside of coffee thermos, during of the cleaner foaming, after with a brand new stainless steel thermos

    Promising review: "This stuff is AMAZING!!!!!! It is completely worth the price. You will be AMAZED at how fast it works and how efficiently too. I admit, I was a little skeptical, even with other users posting pictures. For me, it was a try it to believe it. I did and I totally do. It works so well that it has made one of my tea tumblers look better than when I bought it. I would highly recommend this product!" —T. V. Henson

    Get 12 tablets from Amazon for $8.

    2. A pack of stain-removing pads you put over the stain, stomp to activate, then let go to town on its own for a few hours. So really, the actual time you clock on this cleaning task is mostly taken up by figuring out where you stored these cleaning items. Also, uh, yes it works on all kinds of bodily fluids like pee, poop, and vomit.

    These are perfect for erasing small messes in a matter of minutes. If you have more stubborn stains, you may need to let the pad sit.

    Promising review: "Perfect for quick cleanup from pets and kids spilling stuff. Bissell nailed it with this cleaning pad! Will definitely buy again!" —Theresa Render

    Get a pack of 20 from Amazon for $24.99.

    3. Drain deodorizer strips that'll quickly dissolve gunk clogging up your drains and cut out the odors.

    Reviewer holds green drain deodorizer strip in their hand
    Amazon / Via

    Promising review: "This works really well and very fast. Keeps drains smelling fresh. I actually put them in the dishwasher too and it helps to keep it clean and smelling fresh." —Fran

    Get a 12-pack from Amazon for $5.99.

    4. A sink snake to get at and unearth that nightmarish clog that's been making washing your face very gross.


    Just insert the wand down the drain and turn the handle so the barbs pick up hair and debris that's blocked up the pipes. Then, pull out the wand to evict the blockage once and for all.

    Promising review: "The past couple of times I stayed at my daughter's house I noticed the water drained really slow in the guest bathtub. This last visit I had enough of taking showers in shin deep water. I had used the Drain Weasel a while back in my own apartment, so I ordered it. It worked great. I couldn't believe the amount of hair that I pulled out of the drain. It was fast and easy. I would definitely recommend this product to clear a clogged drain." —Ethel A Connolly

    Get the handle and five refills on Amazon for $17.95.

    5. A pumice stone that'll scrub away hard water marks and all kinds of nastiness that've made that one bathroom in your house a total pariah. Sometimes having hard water can turn regular toilet cleanings into the stuff of nightmares.

    Promising review: "We rented a home and the toilets were disgusting. Someone suggested a pumice stone and let me tell you it was amazing!! The picture is after just five minutes with the stone. I tried bleach, every toilet bowl cleaner available, and countless hours of scrubbing to no avail...but this stone worked instantly! I will be buying several more!! The stone does dissolve when scrubbing so you need a couple. I was able to do almost two toilets completely that looked awful with one stone!!" —CristaCross

    Get it from Amazon for $11.05.

    6. Vegan disinfectant toilet bowl tablets you simply drop into a freshly washed toilet bowl, let sit 3-5 minutes (while you do other stuff), then you simply scrub with a brush.

    SiVi Tidy Co.

    These are made by a Black-owned, vegan cleaning company that donates a portion of every purchase to a charity.

    Promising review: "I just received my order and immediately used it. I have never in my life been so eager to clean a toilet. #Extremeadulting. It honestly works and as soon as you open the bag, it smells amazing. The bag comes with these wooden tongs so you can pick up the bombs without getting the residue on your fingers. My bathroom smells great and looks great. Excellent job and will definitely re-purchase.” —Aaliyaah S.

    Get it from SiVi Tidy Co. for $8 (available in a 12-count bag and in three scents).

    7. A jewelry-cleaning stick that'll get in the nooks and crannies to restore your gems back to the glitzy look the day you first wore them.,

    Promising review: "This thing is a miracle-worker! I'm a little ashamed to say that getting my ring cleaned had become low priority in the past 8 or so years. Kids, moving, etc. took the top spots. My ring was so dirty that I was starting to worry that if I took it somewhere to clean it they'd be disgusted! I randomly saw this product mentioned by someone as a way to shine up their ring occasionally. I bought because it was pretty cheap and why not take a chance? I soaked my ring in some warm water and dish soap for about half an hour then took it out and started using the stick on it. I should've taken a picture of all of the gunk I got out of the crevices! I went over it thoroughly and then rinsed it off, OMG! My husband said he could see it sparkling from across the room and said maybe he needed to use it on his ring now! It's been about a month since I've last done it and it's only now starting to lose some of its sparkle, very long-lasting!" —Browns

    Get it from Amazon for $6.93.

    8. A drill brush cleaning kit you can attach to your drill/driver for an informercial-like cleaning sesh that'll *quickly* yield results like you were scrubbing for a whole podcast episode. This'll handle all the elbow grease.,

    Includes three brushes that'll attach to a standard handheld drill.

    Promising review: "Just got done cleaning my bathroom tile grout and the floor looks flawless. If I was scrubbing by hand it would’ve took twice as long to have my floor as clean as it is. To make cleaning go faster put a little pressure on the drill so it can really get into the crevices nicely." —Jessica Coulter

    Get it from Amazon for $14.95+ (available in five color combos).

    9. And a Rubbermaid power scrubbing brush that'll give your grout a serious refresh.

    Natalie Brown / BuzzFeed,

    Promising review: "Wish I had found this sooner. Now I can actually get the stuff around my faucets off. This thing is fast and easy." —AZT

    Get it from Amazon for $20.25.

    To learn why my BuzzFeed Shopping colleague loves this, check out "We Tested Gadgets For People Who Suck At Cleaning, And Here's What Actually Worked."

    10. A microwave steam cleaner here to loosen up all the zapped-on crud in a mere minute. Nope, ::hands on hips:: I am not joking.

    inside of a microwave with a spill in it, then the same microwave clean after using the cleaning tool

    Promising review: "I am a teacher, and I let my students use my microwave. Usually it takes me half an hour of scrubbing after 31 students have made popcorn, and heated up lunches. This time I used the product, and I literally spent less than one minute just wiping down the microwave!!! I will now keep one in my classroom, and one at my home. A miracle product that actually does what it says, remarkable!!! I wish I had a 'before' picture to include with this review for proof!" —Desiree Barlow

    Get it from Amazon for $8.88+ (available in two colors).

    11. A powerful dish-washing spray that, honestly, if you buy anything from this list, this should be it. You can spray down that casserole dish caked with enchilada sauce, let it sit, and you simply wipe and rinse away that saucy mess in a few minutes.

    person spraying the cleaner onto a sink full of dirty dishes

    I live in an apartment without a dishwasher, and I honestly use that as an excuse to order takeout food instead of cooking. But, as soon as I got my hands on a bottle of this stuff (regular Dawn is my go-to dish soap, BTW), I put it to use on both a saucepan I used to make homemade enchilada sauce *and* the casserole dish I baked those enchiladas, which had a ton of caked-on food. It really does work like I say it does! Like, scary well.

    Get it from Target for $4.99.

    12. Goo Gone, which is this really magical stuff that'll erase sticky stains and messes. Stickers, you've met your match.

    When I moved into my apartment, there were several old magnets on my fridge I was able to pry off with a putty knife, but then left behind so much sticky residue. I took a bottle of Goo Gone to them and it was gone after a few mere swipes.

    Promising review: "This is a wonderful product for ridding built-up grease stains, removing paint spills on floors, and oils. There's no heavy odor, and it's always good to have because it works fast." —Sheila p.

    Get it from Amazon for $9.

    13. Magic Erasers that'll just, (UGH they're so good), revive most anything around your home. Use it on a grungy tub, dirt marks on your bathroom door, whatever. These'll tackle the stuff that lazy cleaners leave behind.

    Promising review: "These things are amazing! We have a rental property and the tenants trashed the house. I went to clean up and brought along these Magic Erasers. The bathroom was in really bad shape. I gagged for a portion of my scrubbing. These worked wonders. I'd say that they probably cut my cleaning time in half. Water stains, grime, whatever it was that those tenants left on the floor near the toilet. It left everything looking as brand new as it could. Saved me a lot of time and headache." —Crista Nalezny

    "I use these erasers to clean all the white trim, molding, and wainscoting in my house. White is so hard to keep clean, but these erasers make the job easy and fast. Love them." —Juliet Jet

    Get a nine-pack from Amazon for $6.97.

    14. A plant-based stainless-steel cleaner and polish to help you conquer the very time-consuming task of wiping down all the appliances in your kitchen. Reviewers say it helps keep your surfaces smudge free for longer, meaning less cleaning for you!

    person spraying the cleaner on a stainless steel fridge

    Promising review: "After reading the newspaper, I desperately need just one dang thing I can fix in this world! But seriously, it's the best stainless cleaner I've ever used. It's quick, smells great and the finish is perfect. It resists finger prints (and paw prints) for days. It was also a great idea they had to include the microfiber cleaning cloth, as it does an excellent job as well. I probably wouldn't have thought of that. I plan to give these as gifts. Pretty funny!" —Designer Mom

    Get a bottle on Amazon for $16.97.

    15. A can of color-changing Kaboom! Foam-tastic that'll feel like a magic trick and leave behind a light citrusy scent. Maybe this is how kids get fully on board with cleaning the bathroom without dragging their feet?

    Promising review: "I have used this product awhile now. Cleans great loosens grim and dirt fast. Great for sinks, toilets and tubs. Great value for the money." —Eugene K. Babineaux

    Get it from Amazon for $3.88.

    16. A carpet and upholstery cleaner to make you reconsider investing in new dining room chairs. What even are those stains? WHAT STAINS?

    Promising review: "I LOVE this Woolite carpet stain remover with its rubbing brush. We stayed for some weeks at dear friend’s home while we were waiting to move and they were out of town. Their cat had done some nasty things in their rooms. We thought we’d show some of our appreciation by cleaning some of these spots off their light gray carpeting. IT WORKED! THEY NOTICED! THEY LOVED IT! I don’t know about the cat. So we bought this house with white carpets. Who puts in white carpets?? Anyways, we have white carpets. So I bought these Woolite cans and know they will be used and will do a great job." —Sany123

    Get it from Amazon for $14.22.

    17. A speedy oven cleaner – it'll power through all sorts of nonsense like frozen pizza drippings and unidentifiable crust.,

    If your oven is in need of a deep, deep clean, you may need to let this cleaner sit longer, but it'll do a heck of a job lifting all the barnacles of food bits that are crusted on your oven.

    Promising review: "This oven cleaner works really well. I cleaned my oven that had some terrible food spills and the oven ended up spotless. This does not have a strong overpowering odor like other oven cleaners and breaks down grease really fast." —Nia K.

    Get it from Amazon for $11.65.

    18. A bottle of Bar Keepers Friend soft cleanser to leave you scouting out new items that need some zhuzhing around the house once you witness its speedy prowess with your own eyes.,

    Promising review: "Even my old dishes look new, shiny, and clean! This is the only cleanser that I ever used that cleans fast, easily, and efficiently. I purchased it for my daughter and two friends, and they were very happy." —Anci

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $22.44.

    19. Or a whipped cleaning paste that's nonabrasive and cruelty-free. You can use it on most any surface in your house (except unsealed wood) and will probably actually use it on every surface because it's fume-free!

    the container of cleaning paste
    Humble Suds

    Humble Suds is an Evergreen, Colorado-based business started by two moms who want to be completely transparent about cleaning product ingredients in their pet- and family-safe products. Check out how to best use this paste.

    Promising review: "This is so much better than Comet. I love the way this smells and I REALLY love that there are NO chemicals. And cleaning is a breeze. My oven shines so bright! I buy these products as gifts for the folks who don’t know about this stuff." —Beverly Williams

    Get it from Humble Suds for $14.95.

    20. A mold and mildew removal gel to make you feel like you're in possession of a time turner once you simply apply, let set for six hours, then wipe away.

    reviewer's before pic of shower corner with tons of mold, mildew on it, then after pic of nearly spotless shower corner

    Promising review: "Wow! After YEARS of elbow grease and zero results, I tried this stuff before giving up and stripping the old caulking from the top of my shower. I’m so glad that I did, too! I mean, look at these results! Granted, it was on for about eight hours instead of six because I forgot about it, but the black mold/mildew just rinsed away — no scrubbing at all! STOKED! Super easy to use, too!" —Nice marmot!

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    21. A pet urine stain-removing spray that anyone who has a fur baby needs in their cleaning arsenal. It'll work wonders on fresh stains... and even the ones you moved the furniture to cover approximately eight months ago.

    spraying stain remover on a white carpet

    Promising review: "I have six elderly cats, a few of which oftentimes leave smelly pee puddles to register their disdain at whatever cats get 'peed off' about. It's not a litter box problem and, although I've caught one or two of them doing it, I can't blame them all. This product works great on fresh messes as well as dried ones. After blotting up fresh pee pods, I saturate the area with Rocco & Roxie's odor remover and let dry. For dried stinky stuff, I just saturate the area and let it dry. It has a pleasant odor and completely eliminates the ammonia odor. Believe me, I've tried all kinds of products, and this one works the best. I buy gallons now just to have on hand. It's better than smelling that awful pee!" —mona mia

    Get it from Amazon for $19.97.

    22. A pack of dishwasher cleaning tablets to do the work for you as your machine runs on a cycle. No bending down and scrubbing with your precious time on your precious knees.

    Promising review: "Convenient, easy, quick way to keep the dishwasher fresh and working at peak." —Amazon Customer

    Get a pack of six tablets from Amazon for $5.99.

    23. And washing machine cleaning tablets that'll handle another one of your major appliances. Now the kids can stop asking if you switched to a weird new laundry soap.

    person putting tablet in a washing machine

    Promising review: "I have been using bleach to clean my machine for some time, but decided to give this a try a few months ago. My very first clean with Affresh left me surprised and delighted for not only did it clean my machine, it eliminated the nasty smell that always transferred to my clothes thanks to a build up of mold I didn't even know about. Every month now, I toss a tablet into the drum and let it work its magic. Now, my machine is cleaner than ever, and my clothes always smell wonderfully fresh. I highly recommend this to everyone." —Kelli Crawford

    Get a set of six tablets for $11.99.

    24. A pack of foaming garbage disposal cleaners as a productive form of entertainment that'll *also* erase the smell of that veggie stir fry you finished off the leftovers for ::checks calendar:: four days ago.


    Promising review: "This product really works! We were dealing with a foul stench coming from our disposal for some time. We tried boiling water, vinegar, etc. This stuff sniffed out the smell real quick and deodorized it as well." —James Tiberius Kirk

    Get a pack (good for four uses) from Amazon for $5.99.

    25. A red wine stain-remover spray so you can hastily remove any vino you've spilled in those few moments of clarity you have when you're drunk and realized you've made a big mistake. It even works on old stains!

    Promising review: "We have a lighter-colored carpet throughout our entire house and with a toddler, two black cats, and two clumsy adults, it feels like a new stain shows up every single day. Saw this product on a BuzzFeed list and figured since it’s less than $6 I’d give it a try. It WORKS! It worked SO fast and smells nice too! I promise you, this is $6 well spent!" —Jonathan and Jill Orbell

    Get it from Amazon for $7.94.

    26. A cast-iron scrubber (aka, a piece of chainmail) that'll clean off your pan of food scraps without getting rid of that hard-earned seasoning.

    Because this scrubber is metal, you should avoid using it on nonstick pans as it can scratch and damage the surface.

    Promising review: "I love the product. I wish I had known about it when I first got my cast-iron skillet over a year ago. It is really easy to use and did a great job getting the crud off of the skillet without stripping the seasoning away and it was fast. I find myself using my cast-iron more frequently since purchasing this product because I no longer dread the cleanup process. If you have cast-iron cookware then you need one of these babies. I will definitely recommend it to others." —KeCaRi

    Get it on Amazon for $21.99. This customer review is long but it's full of great tips if you end up purchasing this scrubber.

    27. A Bissell SpotBot as a hands-free spot scrubber you can leave and let scrub the red wine stain for you. Turns out, you won't have to buy a runner to cover that spot after all!

    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 $149.

    28. Or a carpet cleaning solution with results so impressive (just cast your eyes below this text!) that you may have to bleep out your own reaction.

    reviewer pic of carpet being cleaned with a vacuum revealing a much lighter carpet color underneath

    Promising review: "After reading the reviews I thought I could at least try it, and holy smokes, this is a miracle cleaner!!! I think I have tried every cleaner on the market for pet stains and nothing ever really works on my carpets. Even if I get it off the top, it somehow comes back up. My crazy dogs hate the rain and they have one spot that they always go on when they decide they are not going outside. I have cleaned the spot probably 100 times. I cleaned this area one time with this cleaner and my spot steam cleaner and it is completely gone! The stain and smell are 100% gone, not just covered up like before, completely and absolutely gone. Miracle cleaner for sure!" —PLLane

    Get it from Amazon for $19.97.

    29. A glass and ceramic cookware cleanup kit that comes with heavy-duty scrubber, a razor blade, *and* a cleaner specifically designed to get at those caked-on stains, so you can knock it all off in a few minutes and get your Ina Garten game face on in peace.

    reviewer's pic of crusted on residue on stovetop, then completely clean stovetop after cleaning

    Promising review: "The best! I have an electric stove top and of course everything that gets spilled on it will be be solid by the time I get around to cleaning it. This stuff gets the gunk out fast — the scrubber is a big plus as I’ve used this before with just paper towels. Well worth the extra money" —michelleh

    Get it from Amazon for $11.50.

    30. A hard water stain-remover (that's eco-friendly, BTW) to show soap scum who's boss as your employee. Meaning you, you are the boss who is excellent at delegating.

    reviewer before pic of shower doors covered in soap scum, then after pic of completely clear shower doors

    Promising review: "We tried everything to get rid of hard water stains and nothing worked. We were getting our house ready to sell and our tub and sink were a mess. We tried this product and it worked immediately, restoring everything to like new. It was fast and really worked! We even used it to clean our glass stove top. It was amazing how clean it got things. I have a bad back and have to be careful about scrubbing things and it takes no effort to use. We use it in our new house and love it!" —Bradley

    Get it from Amazon for $24.97.

    31. And a rust-remover spray that'll just make those unsightly stains melt right before your eyes, if you choose to kick back on the toilet and watch it work. (It'll work either way.)

    Promising review: "Worked great and super fast. My bathtub has a dip where water collects unless it’s squeegeed out, but even then some water remains. Well it began to rust and no amount of scrubbing or bleach could clean it. I got this product and sprayed it over the rise spots and within five minutes I saw it starting to clear up and in15 minutes and it was all gone." —Joshlynne

    Get it from Amazon for $4.98.

    32. A bottle of nice-smelling disinfectant spray to just maybe convince everyone you share a bathroom with to clean up a bit after themselves.

    four bottles of spray
    Pur Home

    PUR Home is a woman-owned company founded by CEO Angela Richardson (who's also the formulator and product developer) that produces natural household and skincare items made with plant-based, biodegradable, and low-toxic ingredients.

    Promising review: "This disinfectant has gotten near daily use in my home since I've purchased it. It's amazing and super versatile. I use it to disinfect frequently touched surfaces like light switches and door handles and keys, but also have added it to my cleaning routine of kitchen and bathroom surfaces, use it to prevent mold on the window frames, and and have even used it on my houseplants! The primary active ingredient, isopropyl alcohol, and rosemary essential oils are both great for treating and staving off pests like spider mites. This disinfectant spray is gentle enough for my plants and everyday surfaces, smells great, and works!" —Lindsey

    Get it from PUR Home for $8 (available in four scents).

    33. A bottle of wood polish that'll clean and refresh all sorts of wood surfaces around your home for a criminally small amount of effort.

    reviewer before pic of kitchen cabinet door with worn off finish, then refreshed kitchen cabinet door

    Promising review: "This stuff is absolutely AMAZING. My wife and I were getting tired of looking at our worn-out cabinets and wood paneling and were very close to paying a professional thousands of dollars to refinish it all, but then we came across this product. Our paneling and cabinets were looking rough. We have two dogs that jumped up and scratched places; we also had an area that was damaged by water spots where our dog bowls were, and several other areas that were just worn from heavy traffic. Take a look at the pictures to see the before-and-afters. This stuff was like a Magic Eraser for water spots, scratches, scuffs, and any other blemish. We simply wiped the product on with a paper towel and let it sit for 20 minutes before wiping it off with a clean towel. Everything looks brand-new. I'm buying a couple more so we can finish our cabinets and wood paneling. We're so glad we found this product." —Kris

    Get a bottle from Amazon for $14.98.

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