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    Apr 24, 2020

    30 Cleaning Products That'll Give You Incredibly Fast Results

    Imagine if The Flash cleaned your house instead of saving the world.

    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 broom for pet and human hair that can work on any type of floor, but is specifically designed to pull it up from the carpet faster and deeper than even a lot of vacuums can reach. Time to find out what color your carpet's *actually* been the whole time!

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    An embarrassing confession: I do not have a pet, but I shed like nobody's business. My hair gets so ingrained in the carpet that a vacuum truly does nothing for it, so I often was just unrooting clumps of hair from the floor with my hands (sorry for the visual). I bought this broom and it immediately started pulling it up GOBS of hair. My carpet like, genuinely changed color (turns out the pink was supposed to be much pinker, whoops). Anyway, do with that semi-horrifying information what you will.

    Promising review: "I bought this broom two years ago and it is still going strong! I have four large breed dogs and we have fur — EVERYWHERE! This works so so good! I came back and purchased one for my neighbor and sent one to my favorite pet rescue down south. I am always amazed at what this picks up even after I just ran the vacuum. If you remove the head from the handle you can use the head to do in all the crevices along baseboards where fur gets trapped on the carpets. I also use it that way to do the carpet corners on the stairs. Lastly I use it to get dust and cobwebs off the floors and ceilings. It truly is a super tool." —Roseann

    Get it from Amazon for $14.66.

    2. A set of dishwasher cleaning tablets you can pop into a cycle with your dirty dishes to wipe out all the extra grime and that funky smell, all without ever having to touch a sponge or any other kind of cleaning utensil.

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    Promising review: "We have very hard water in this area, and though my dishwasher is supposed to be self-cleaning when you use the right detergent (which I have been), it's been getting gunkier and gunkier and a couple of months ago the rinse aid dispenser stopped filling properly. When I looked that up, the online advice said that can happen if it gets too dirty and gave advice on running the dishwasher with vinegar and other tricks. But I saw this and, being pleased with Affresh's machine cleaners I'd used on my clothes washer, decided to try it. It worked AMAZINGLY, in ONE try. My rinse aid dispenser immediately started working good as new again, and my dishwasher is the cleanest it's been since we got it! Love it!" —Mouriana

    Get a six-pack from Amazon for $11.99.

    3. A fume-free oven cleaner that will loosen up all those stains overnight — plus it's gentle enough that you don't need protective gloves to use it, but tough enough that it'll erase the evidence of all your baking misadventures and that time you fell asleep while cooking pizza rolls.

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    Promising review: "Oh man, this stuff is awesome! I sprayed and left it on overnight. I had no idea what to expect. I took a paper towel and started wiping out the oven. The grime just melted away. It was awesome! I am VERY pleased!" —Ksgirl

    Get it from Amazon for $6.44.

    4. A pack of screen cleaner wipes to take care of all the residue on your television, tablets, laptop screens — which, if we're all being honest with ourselves, we use as a lunch tray more often than not.

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    Psst — it's also a great streak-free clean for glasses!

    Promising review: "I like to take care of my stuff, especially those things with screens. Originally, I used to use soft tissues and then migrated to lens cleaners with solutions. This option is so much better and you can stash them anywhere you might need them. I of course use them to keep my eye glasses clean but have since migrated their use to computers screens, tablet screens, phone screens, DVDs, Blu-rays, anything that needs a sensitive touch to clean. It always dries clear and sometimes make take 2-3 wipes for particularly dirty items." —NoVa Leesburg

    Get a set of 210 wipes from Amazon for $16.99.

    5. A jewelry-cleaning stick with cleansing solution on a brush designed specifically to get in the nooks and crannies of your jewelry so fast that you basically blinked it brand-new.

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    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.

    6. A red wine stain-removing spray to pick up both old and new red wine stains from carpets, couches, towels, and fabrics in a matter of minutes, so now even your white duvet is safe from your cabernet's clutches.

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    I own this spray bottle and it has saved countless white T-shirts by getting out WAY more than just wine. I'm talking coffee, soy sauce, even blood stains — you name it, this spray bottle has taken care of it. On a related note, I am a slob.

    Promising review: "Wine Out is one of the best purchases I've made from Amazon. We had company and someone spilled a full glass of red wine on my new gray couch. I would have taken a photo of the spill but I was frantic looking for the Wine Out spray bottle. Anyway I soaked the stain first with dry towels then sprayed Wine Out on the stain. Within seconds I saw a huge difference. I then followed the directions on the back of the bottle and allowed it to dry and its as if it never happened! Honestly, I was amazed!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $14.98.

    7. A hard-water stain remover that will spare you hours of fruitless scrubbing, plus spare your poor eyeballs the cringe of seeing a stain massacre every time you open your shower curtain.

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    It also works on shower doors, windshields, toilets, and tile, so you can get a ton of bang for your buck.

    Promising review: "Had hard water stains on my large glass window in my huge walk-in shower. I tried everything out there for several months. Nothing even touched it. Honestly, we purchased this and laughed at how we were wasting more money. Wow!! It took the stains right off. And it did it fast. We couldn't believe it. I have never been so happy over a cleaner. It doesn't even have a strong smell. I hardly ever write reviews but I had to on this one. One of the girls at work was having the same issue. I let her try it out and it worked for her. And it doesn't take much. I cleaned my entire window and didn't even go past the skinny part on the neck of the bottle." —LORIE LARANCE

    Get it from Amazon for $18.88.

    8. A double-sided keyboard cleaning tool to get those crumbs from Cheez-Its out of your keyboard *way* faster than your usual method of prying them out with your fingernails (or loosely shaking your laptop and hoping for the best).

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    Promising review: "Having tested it for old and new keyboards, I can say it works extremely well for notebooks and laptops that have very flat keys (such as Chromebook), as well as your typical standard computer keyboards with tall keys. It's amazing how much hair, dust, and other junk I clean out of them (My own + my friends' + old keyboards I have to clean). It works way, way better than pressurized air sprays, and the cleaning process is a whole lot faster, too. The great part is that I no longer have to pay a bunch of money on buying expensive cans of air. It's fun, too." —JenniferCF

    Get it from Amazon for $5.99.

    9. A set of Bottle Bright tablets so you can tackle all the sludge caked on your bottles and mugs and make them look brand-new within the hour.

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    Promising review: "I seriously can't believe how well these little tablets work. I had the most disgusting Hydro Flask 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 Hydro Flask to replace it. 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 that I used it on another Hydro Flask 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 set of six from Amazon for $8.

    10. A carpet and upholstery cleaner to quickly rub all those old mystery stains out of your couches, chairs, and carpets so you can stop strategically putting blanket throws over them all the time.

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    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.

    11. A pet urine stain-removing spray that instantly tackles both old and new stains *plus* the funky smell, so you can enjoy your Bath & Body Works candles without the vague top notes of cat pee.

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    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 & Rossi'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.

    12. A fast-acting carpet spot-removing spray to take care of those miscellaneous stains from a previous tenant or that not-so-miscellaneous time you spilled half of the red sauce from your leftover noodles facedown on the floor.

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    Promising review: "WOW! A must have for any home. My carpet had some mystery stains that other stain remover products could not budge. I had resigned myself to never having them any better, until I found this product. It was very easy, spray it on, then put a paper towel on top and it disappears. Seriously! There were a couple that I had to go back for a second time, but after having lived with these carpet blemishes for years... I was more than happy. I even used it on a cushion, you don't have to worry about harmful chemicals. You also get a lot of cleaner for your money, I was surprised at how big the bottle was, and you do not need to use lots when you apply, so this will last a very long time." —Malm

    Get it from Amazon for $11.53.

    13. An "Angry Mama" microwave cleaner that uses vinegar and water to blow hot steam into your microwave oven and loosen up all the old food and stains in a mere seven minutes (approximately two Lizzo songs, if anyone's keeping track).

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    Promising review: "This product is so amazing, I'm going to get one for all of my children. 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!!!" —Desiree Barlow

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

    14. A bottle of wood polish – it will instantly make your doors, hardwood floors, and furniture look so spanking new that you'll wonder if it's not actually wood polish but a time machine.

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    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 $8.47.

    15. A foaming garbage disposal cleaner you can plop into your sink, run a little water on, and let its blue magic fizz its way up to the top while clearing out all the gunk from your culinary adventures in one go.

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    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 2 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 a four-pack from Amazon for $5.99.

    16. Plus a set of washing machine cleaning tablets that work just as easily — all you have to do is run a cycle with one of these and they'll tackle that weird mold + mildew smell. Your laundry will come out so fresh that you'll hold your nose up to it like you're auditioning to play "Human In Scented Detergent Commercial."

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    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.

    17. A makeup brush shampoo specifically designed to get all the gunk of your leftover foundation out fast, sparing you the indignity of buying yet *another* set of new brushes because you didn't keep up with cleaning them.

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    Promising review: "This cleanser is great! It fully removes all makeup from the brushes without leaving them feeling beat up (I'm not the most gentle when it comes to cleaning brushes). I use a thick foundation that soaks heavily into the bristles, but this removed it all. At first I thought it was a bit thin, but after using it, a little bit goes a long way. It has a nice lather, but very nicely & easily rinses out. I use this with the MelodySusie Big Size Brush Cleaner scrubby from Amazon. I was able to clean my brushes much faster than normal, and I feel more confident that I got all the makeup off the bristles. This has a very slight (not strong at all) scent of grapefruit. It's refreshing without me having to worry about it irritating my face or leaving a fragrance left on my brushes."

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    18. A drain snake you can funnel into your shower drain that honestly works a little *too* well at unclogging hair, pulling it up in one fast (and semi-horrifying) go.

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    Promising review: "I’m so excited to finally have a bathroom sink that drains!! Since moving into my apartment, my bathroom sink and bathtub took forever to drain. I bought multiple de-clogging solutions but they didn’t assist or help much with the problem. When my bathtub was taking over an hour to drain I decided it was time to try these out! After receiving it I went to work, within minutes it pulled out so much hair in both drains. It’s disturbing/disgusting yet weirdly satisfying because now my sinks drain!!" —DebSD

    Get a set of three from Amazon for $9.99.

    19. A pumice stone that will instantly make the inside of your toilet look brand-spanking-new, even if the rings have already thwarted your efforts with the toilet brush.

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    Promising review: "I had stubborn stains on my toilet bowl that wouldn't come out with toilet bowl cleaner, the toilet bowl brush, bleach, or anything else I tried. The stains were stuck for months but the pumice was able to remove it instantly. The pumice did not scratch the bowl at all." —Margaret D.

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

    20. A mold and mildew removal gel you can leave on the offending spots for six hours, then wipe away like nothing nefarious ever grew there in the first place.

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    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 set of extra durable Magic Erasers that yes, you are already well aware of, but are extremely handy for all those miscellaneous, tough-to-deal-with stains. I'm talking those mystery dirty fingerprints on your walls, the skid marks by your door, that mystery food remnant still caked on your stove. BOOM, magically erased.

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    Promising review: "For years I have heard about the Magic Eraser. From friends and family, even co-workers. Not sure what took me so long to try it out, but when I did, all I can say is 'WOW'!!! I had embedded stains from makeup and who knows what on the bathroom Corian sink which I scrubbed with baking soda, even Softs Scrub with bleach, and the stains didn't come all the way out. ONE TRY with the Magic Eraser and BAM! Stains gone. Then I decided to try it on the black toaster oven, where I accidentally left a loaf of bread and the plastic melted into the top. I washed it, rubbed it and used everything I could think of, but that thin layer of plastic wouldn't budge. In comes the Magic Eraser and it came off right away. No kidding. The name says it all, because this stuff is truly magic!" —GDB

    Get a set of ten from Amazon for $14.70.

    22. A toilet-cleaning gel you can stamp inside your toilet so it can continually clean with every flush for two weeks at a time, giving you one less mess to deal with as you triage all the other ones.

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    Promising review: "What can I say? This smells great and helps deodorize the water closet. It helps sanitize and keeps the bowl clean after every flush...and I can't be the only one who's satisfied when I click, press, and release the little jewel-looking gel tab onto the inside of a sparkling-clean bowl!" —Gino

    Get a pack of 12 gel stamps and a dispenser from Amazon for $17.50.

    23. A lightweight vacuum that's a heavy hitter when it comes to quick cleaning — this sucker is designed to get into nooks and crannies fast, equipped with three nozzles so you can use it to tackle all those hard-to-reach spots without breaking a sweat.

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    Plus, it's designed to work on everything from carpets to shag rugs to hardwood floors, so you can use it in every room.

    Promising review: "I can’t imagine rating this vacuum at less than 5 stars, especially considering the $60 price point. Not sure why it is so affordable, but I’m glad it is. At first glance it does not look particularly fancy or high tech, but this thing absolutely works. The suction is impressive, the unit is lightweight and stores the attachments compactly, and the settings are easy to use. I honestly can’t believe how much it picked up from my carpets. It was also effective for the pet hair on my couches. Noise output is average, cord length seems reasonable - perhaps the hose could be longer for cleaning surfaces overhead, but not a huge concern for me. Overall I could not be more pleased with a product that actually does its job." — goodbatch

    Get it from Amazon for $69.99.

    24. A power scrubber brush you can attach to a DRILL (!!) that basically does all of the hard grime-busting so fast that you'll have eons of time left to deal with all those *other* messes you want to take care of quickly.

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    Promising review: "These brushes are freaking fantastic. I tried them on a portion of my shower and bathroom floor tiles and grout. I immediately had to do the rest because it made the cleaner sections look dirty. I also tried it on the side of my fridge that is next to my stove top. It did a pretty good job there as well at removing grease and stains. The only downside is that it made me enjoy cleaning!" —Eric T. Ma

    Get it from Amazon for $14.95 (available in six colors).

    25. A bottle of Goo Gone for instantly banishing all those mysterious gooey, sticky, tough-to-scrub stains, from sticker residue to spilled glue to that fresh piece of gum you somehow against all odds got lodged in your hair.

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    Promising review: "I would give a 10-star rating if there was one. Works like a charm. All of the annoying sticker marks in my house are gone!!!! The old home security stickers on the windows and doors, the price sticker marks on my beautiful pink hair brush, the old hook sticker mark in our bathroom from the old homeowner, you name it. They've all been there like forever and I seriously tried all means that I could, steam cleaner, electric scrubber, nothing worked until I got this magic Goo Gone. Now they are all gone and it didn't even take any hard work to get rid of all the goos!!!!"

    Get it from Amazon for $7.87.

    26. 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.

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    Promising review: "I’d almost given up on trying to clean up my flat-top stove, but this product has given me hope again. It’s super easy and fast. You just scrape off things first, than apply the liquid, buff it with the scrub they give you, and wipe/scrape clean. It took less than 10 minutes and looked great! I recommend using this regularly on the stove." —Shopper

    Get it from Amazon for $10.25.

    27. A bottle of jetted tub cleaner so easy to use that literally all you have to do is run your bath water, pour in the cleaner, and run your jets. Can someone please invent a version of this to clean up the rest of my life?

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    Promising review: "Ok I was considering just closing off the jets in my tub because I never could get the 'gunk' out. It had never been cleaned before really from the inside. This stuff is AWESOME. I did two runs - since I'd never done it before. The first run really did it - the second got just a little more out but wow. So impressed! I can use my jets again!" —Angela B

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

    28. A set of reusable, streak-free microfiber cloths that clean surfaces with just water, sans chemicals. Plus, these legit hold up five times their weight in liquid, so you can mop up spills and pick up grime and dirt so fast you'll make Monica from Friends look like a poser.

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    They can also be cleaned with water, are machine washable, and will save you oodles on paper towels — the environment will thank you!!

    Promising review: "I just received my package of cleaning cloths and promptly opened them and got to cleaning. They cleaned off water spots and smudges off bathroom fixtures and cleaned off the mirror with JUST water. NO streaks, NO lint, everything dried beautifully. I just rinsed the cloth and hung it to dry and it was completely dry the next morning. The only thing better would be having someone else use them for me because I am a lazy human." —Emringer

    Get an eight-pack for $16.99 (available in seven different color combos).

    29. A bottle of Bar Keepers Friend soft cleansing liquid and scouring cloth to cancel all your least favorite stains *without* scratching surfaces, no matter how old or crusty or shudder-worthy said stains have become. This stuff works on so many surfaces that it will basically transform your kitchen and bathroom, y'all.

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    I'm talking stainless steel appliances, pots and pans, shower stalls, sinks, tubs — everything's going to gleam like the day it was first born.

    Promising review: "I used it for the first time on my new stainless steel sink last night — which was already showing water stains. Wow did this stuff work like a charm. It really shined my sink up and did not leave a white milky residue like some cleaners do. I think I might be addicted to this stuff daily, whether my sink really needs it or not..." —Alana

    Read BuzzFeed's full review of Bar Keeper's original formula and the soft cleansing liquid for more deets!

    Get a bottle + a scouring sponge from Amazon for $16.99.

    30. A carpet cleaning solution that will dig in so immediately and so deep that nobody will ever guess your dog went on a peeing spree that one time you dared to come home smelling like someone else's dog.

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    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.

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