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    29 Cleaning Products The Toughest Stains Are No Match For

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    1. An instant stain remover spray that'll effortlessly kill all those pesky microorganisms growing on your all of your favorite things, like your Adirondack chairs! Best part? No scrubbing necessary!

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    Easily remove stains from bathtubs, decks, wood, vinyl siding, drywall, concrete floors, brick walls, and kitchen and bathroom tiles! Basically any area where mold and mildew tends to grow.

    Promising review: "This stuff is amazing. I have a stall shower that was always moldy, mildewy, and just plain ugly. I could never find a cleaner that would actually get it back to white and sparkling. This did it! I sprayed it on and let it work, rinsed it off (to get the smell to dissipate), and it was gone. My shower is the 3"x3" small squares; the grout lines were ugly and made me want to remove the whole thing and start again. Not anymore. I just saved myself hundreds by using this product! If you're frustrated by mold...give it a try. It is extremely strong so make sure to have ventilation and maybe even a mask if you're going to be using it. Once it's rinsed it just leaves a clean, bleach smell. If you're able to be away for a few, it doesn't even need rinsed." —Mnypnny281

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99+ or Subscribe & Save for $16.14/month (available in two sizes).

    2. A Goo Gone kitchen degreaser because *goo gone* are the days of you using way too much elbow grease to clean your stovetop and counters.

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    Safe for use on tile, ceramic and sealed stone surfaces *and* even safe for food prep areas!

    Promising review: "The tops of my cupboards had been cleaned maybe once in 15 years. They were disgusting with grease and dust that I thought I’d never get off. Goo Gone Kitchen Degreaser worked a miracle for me! The cupboard that was directly above the oven took some elbow work, and all others were as simple as spray, and wipe. The tops of my cupboards look new again!" —JC

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

    3. A chainmail scrubber to scrub stains from your cast-iron skillets, woks, pots, pans, dutch ovens, and more without removing any "pre-seasoning" from them.

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    Promising review: "Prior to purchasing this, our cast-iron cleaning routine consisted of rinsing followed by a quick scrub using coarse sea salt and a paper towel. This gadget is great for a more thorough cleaning, especially on stubborn areas. It's very effective and cleaning is quite easy, requiring nothing more than a quick rinse. The small ring attached to it is useful for hanging on a pot rack. Recommended." —Cooking The Books

    Get it from Amazon for $11.58.

    4. A container of The Pink Stuff cleaning paste that'll clean practically anything. No really. Marks on the walls? Sure. Dirty stove? Obviously! Grimy bathtub? Duh. The Pink Stuff has your back every day.

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    BTW, it's vegan!

    Promising review: "Since moving into this apartment I have gradually come to hate this tub because of the water stains I have tried every product on the market including crazy things from the internet like Coca-Cola, vinegar, you name it...this stuff with a couple of swipes/scrubs and a toothbrush for the textured areas completely cleaned my tub in a way that I can only tell you excited me to the core of my being. All I can tell you is buy it and I wish you the best!" —Michelle

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

    5. Some stain-removing laundry tablets for cleaning tough stains and lifting spills by just tossing one in with a regular load and your favorite white socks will emerge dramatically whiter.

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    The Fizz Whiz is a small business based in Brandon, Florida, that sells unique household products.

    Promising review: "Washed my clothes and they came out very clean. I put my sneakers in the wash and they were very gross. They came out so clean that they almost looked new. Will buy again, and recommend." —Daniel Law

    Get them from The Fizz Whiz on Etsy for $14+ (available in two styles).

    6. A watermark remover cloth because you're an adult now and it's time to take care of your wood surfaces. Once you use it on one water stain, you won't want to stop. You could say it was one ring...to rule them all.

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    Cloth is reusable, and can be used to remove marks on wood caused by water, alcohol, and heat. It can also be used to polish metal and chrome.

    Promising review: "I must admit I ordered this as a last hope. I had a mark on my bedside table that I tried various things to remove, but was totally unsuccessful. I tried this today, and there is NO sign of the mark. It is like brand-new again. I was thrilled with the result and highly recommend it to anyone, but would suggest you try it first to save yourself grief! It is inexpensive in the first place, but to know I can reuse it if necessary on another mark, (hopefully that doesn't occur, but life happens), makes it an even better value." —Kritik

    Get it from Amazon for $8.28.

    7. A Clorox toilet wand with disposable scrubby heads that come preloaded with cleaner so you can wipe the whole bowl with one hand and just toss the head out. Easy peasy.

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    Promising review: "You ever look at your toilet brush in disgust and resentment? How's a dirty used up brush sitting in your throne room? You clean your bathroom but then you put that sucker down in its place and it's just like, mocking you. It's never truly immaculate. Never knowing true cleanliness. Fear no more. Now you can shine the porcelain throne and not have to worry about a used up toilet brush mocking your clean sparkling bathroom. Gone are the days of breathing in dirty poop particles from the reusable potty-cleaning brush thingy. Clorox Toilet Wand is the answer to your prayers if you want an easy, deep-cleaning, toss-away-after-you're-done type contraption for that porcelain throne of yours. Fast, cheap, and easy. Just like... How we like to clean." —Juliana

    Get the kit (one wand and six scrubbers) from Amazon for $7.69 — and get a 30-pack of scrubber refills from Amazon for $12.59).

    8. Or a pumice stone that'll remove stains, hard water rings, lime scale, and rust buildup on even the ickiest of toilets.

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    Promising review: "I have a 19-year-old master bathroom toilet that had accumulated some nasty stains over time that regular toilet brushes and cleaning products just would not remove. I decided to try this pumice stone, figuring that the worst that could happen would be that it scratched the porcelain and I'd have to replace the toilet. Which was what I would have had to have done anyway if I couldn't get the disgusting stains out. The pumice stone worked like a charm! Given the nature and severity of the stains, it required some elbow grease, but 10 minutes later I have a new-looking bowl, and I see no signs of scratching. I am very happy with this purchase — well worth the very low price!" —Happy Retiree

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99 or Subscribe & Save for $10.44/month (available in multipacks).

    9. Or! Or! A pack of adorable toilet-cleaning bombs you can drop in, watch fizz up, and then scrub away with your regular ol' toilet brush, making cleaning the bowl an absolute breeze.

    White flower-shaped toilet bombs
    Jia Living / Etsy

    Jia Living is a small business based in Los Angeles hand-making home care products like laundry detergents, dishwashing detergents, and more.

    Promising review: "Great product. They worked really well and left everything smelling great and looking even better!!" —Rowan Berran McDowell

    Get a bag of 10 toilet bombs from Jia Living on Etsy for $9 (available in larger packs and with your choice of including a hemp bag).

    10. A no-rinse carpet spot remover that will effectively remove stains from pet accidents, food, coffee, grease, and even rust out of your car's floor *and* seats.

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    It works on any material that can be safely dampened with water — which probably covers every kind of car upholstery except leather.

    Promising review: "I had terrible rust and oil stains all over the seats of my car. I tried other cleaners but they made the stains darker. I took it to the dealership to see if they could get it out and they flat out told me no, so I gave up and lived with it for five years. I tried this after it was recommended by a friend. I sprayed it on and literally watched the stain run right off my seat. It was amazing! I thought I was going to have to pay hundreds of dollars to replace the seats in my car because nothing else would work. This stuff really is awesome!" —Brittany

    Get a 32-ounce bottle from Amazon for $12.61.

    11. A suede brush cleaner so you can keep all of your beloved suede pieces looking like you just picked them up from the shops a couple of days ago.

    Reviewer photo of on the left, an ugg boot looking clean after using the brush, and on the right, the other boot in the pair still looking dirty before using the brush
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    Good for cleaning boots, shoes, coats, jackets, furniture, dance shoes, and sneakers, and is compatible with sprays, foams, erasers, and cleaning kits.

    Promising review: "BUY THIS THING! I got mud on my new suede boots and thought they were ruined, but this brush completely restored them. I was shocked. I even used it on an old pair of boots from college that I have considered ruined for several years now, and it did wonders on getting rid of the filth on top of the suede. This is absolutely worth getting!" —Gaby Scott

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

    12. A bottle of Resolve carpet cleaner that I'm convinced is actually just a bottle of magic. This has been able to get even the oldest stains out of our carpets, but also works great at cleaning up the CONSTANT hairballs my cats leave around.

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    Promising review: "This literally destroyed a stain a half dozen YEARS old, that I thought was going to be there until the carpet was replaced." —Brandon T.

    Get it from Amazon for $6.78.

    13. A pack of dishwasher-cleaning tablets formulated to penetrate, dissolve, and remove odor-causing residue. You'd be surprised how dirty your dishwasher actually is. Just use it once a month on any model and you'll have the cleanest dishwasher in all the land.

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

    Get a pack of six tablets from Amazon for $5.99 (available in multiple packs).

    14. A grout stain remover so you can stop telling your friends and family that you definitely used black grout in the bathroom. I know your secrets.

    Reviewer before and after of the grout in their bathtub getting cleaned
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    To use, simply apply, wait six to eight hours, and then rinse away. No scrubbing required!

    Promising review: "I was skeptical in using this product as i have tried countless 'mold and mildew removers' out there. My mold and mildew problem is impossible to remove. I scrubbed, bleached, treated it but no noticeable difference. I left this product overnight and I was like 'what is this sorcery?' I have no other words to explain it. Phenomenal results!!" —iAwesome

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99

    15. A natural tile and tub cleaner that will dissolve soap scum and hard-water stains so well, you might actually be able to take baths without feeling icky about it. "Hi, Lush? Hold the bath bombs, I'm on my way." —Definitely you

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    It's made with plant-based cleaning agents— that means no added dyes, synthetic fragrances, or harsh, hard-to-pronounce ingredients! Plus it's cruelty free *and* smells like tea tree and eucalyptus. It's basically perfect.

    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 min. 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. It came with the sprayer separate and the bottle sealed so it wouldn't leak in the box. I highly recommend this!" —Amber Erwin

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $12.99 or Subscribe & Save for $12.34/month.

    16. Or an eco-friendly hard water stain remover if your stains require just a bit more industrial strength.

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    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 $18.77.

    17. An all-surface cleaning scrub that is non-abrasive to easily clean all kinds of surfaces such as tile, grout, sinks, oven tops, bathrooms — you name it!

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    It's vegan, cruelty-free, gluten free, and has no synthetic fragrances or preservatives!

    Humblesuds is a woman-owned small business based out of Evergreen Colorado that focuses on natural, plant-based cleaning products for the home.

    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 Humblesuds for $11.95+ (available in two sizes).

    18. A pack of BootRescue cleaning wipes to help care for those leather and suede boots you bought for the fall and winter season.

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    It also has an all-natural formula!

    Promising review: "Great for a quick cleaning. I work in some very dirty and harsh environments at a waste water plant. After work, a quick wipe with these gets the boots pretty again." —Styxzz

    Get 10 wipes from Amazon for $8.49.

    19. A cooktop-cleaning kit that'll clean your stove so well, you might actually want to cook something. Or let's just order in, no big deal.

    A reviewer showing a glass stove burner with buildup stains looking cleaner and shinier after using the product
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    This set comes with a 10-ounce bottle of cooktop cleaner, one cleaning pad, and one scraper.

    Promising review: "As soon as I used this stuff, I couldn't believe it! We had a new stove that I didn't clean for months and assumed the burnt pea juice (my enemy) would just be a new stain forever. However, after one application, it was basically gone. I used the scraper that came with it and did one more small application on just that spot, and it was gone! Every time I use this it looks like my stove could be brand new." —Christi Lambertson

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99+ (available in two options). 

    20. A stainless steel cleaner and polish so your kitchen appliances can look brand spankin' new, even if just for a moment before your kids get ahold of them.

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    BTW, it's plant-based!

    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 fingerprints (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 $16.95.

    21. A rust stain remover because buying an entirely new tub is not only way too much $$$, but *so* much effort. This bad boy is powerful enough to take your shower from murky yellow to sparkling ivory overnight.

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    Promising review: "I wish I had taken before and after photos! The tub in my daughter's bathroom was terribly scratched on the bottom, presumably by the previous homeowners in an effort to make the bottom of the tub less slippery. However, over time, those scratches turned rusty and looked just terrible. I was ready to have the tub re-glazed, but decided to give this product a chance since the cost was minimal. I sprayed the product on all the scratches pretty heavily, let it sit for about 10 minutes, and then rinsed away. I would have let it sit longer, but my daughter needed to use the shower lol. So, after her shower, I sprayed it again, let it sit overnight, and the bottom of the tub is spotless now! I am so happy, and saved myself hundreds of dollars by not having to re-glaze. I highly recommend this product. Also, while it does have a chemical odor to it, it is not overpowering at all and I sprayed a LOT of product." —Scooby

    Get a 16-ounce bottle from Amazon for $4.98.

    22. A scratch-free scraper that can get into all the little nooks and crevices around the house you've been anxious to clean.

    A reviewer showing stove burners with thick brown crusts around them and then the burners looking crust-free after using the product
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    You can scrape off stuck on stains, grime, grease, labels, stickers, dried-up food, candle wax, and so much more!

    Promising review: "This is the greatest cleaning tool invented! I love it! I had tried every tip to get rid of the hard-water buildup around my sinks and this little gizmo gets rid of it in a breeze. Everyone should have one. So simple and so brilliant." —Debra J.

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $11.99 (also available as a pack of five).

    23. Biodegradable, all-natural bottle cleaning tablets because is there anything more annoying than trying to clean your water bottle or coffee tumbler?

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    Promising review: "Totally worth the purchase. Sure, you could maybe compound something similar but these are so easy to use that it's just not worth the hunting and gathering of various ingredients. I split one tablet in half with a bench scrapper because the package said to dilute with 1 liter of water and my Hydroflasks are 18 oz each so I figured a 1/2 tablet per Hydroflask would be sufficient. I typically store lattes in my Hydroflasks and they had an impressive amount of buildup on the inside so I opted for 1/2 tablet + nearly boiling water + overnight soak time. The next morning I dumped out the water, gave them a quick scrub with a bottle brush, and WOW. THEY'RE LIKE NEW!!! Or as close to new as you can get after 5+ years of daily use. Totally worth it." —Jessica Bills

    Get a box of 12 tablets from Amazon for $8 (available in 36 and 78 tablets).

    24. An effective outdoor cleaner that'll clean your walkway, patio, and even driveway without having to rent a power washer and spend a whole weekend cleaning.

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    Promising review: "I first used this product about two years ago on the awning on my RV. That awning was so bad, that I thought I was going to have to replace it. After using this Scott's product as directed, the mold and mildew completely disappeared. This product definitely works and it works GREAT! What more can I say — it saved me nearly $500." —R. Latreille

    Get it from Amazon for $10.98.

    25. A dishwashing spray for anyone who leaves their dirty dishes in the sink for waay too long, causing everything to get seriously crusty. Instead of tiring your arm trying to scrub, this spray will make it to where you just have to SWIPE off the gunk and rinse instead!

    Person spraying the spray onto the contents of a kitchen sink with dirty dishes
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    Promising review: "This is my favorite! It makes me want to do dishes! Really powerful against tough baked on grease. I also use in bathroom and countertops and sink. It smells so good and it makes me happy smelling it when I have to clean." —Target customer

    Get it from Target for $5.99 (and get a refill bottle for $3.99).

    26. A steaming microwave cleaner that is probably exactly what you look like when you see all the stubborn stains that's been building up inside of your microwave. Now you'll actually *want* to clean it knowing it's so easy!

    Person-like gadget with steam coming out of it in a microwave
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    Simply fill with water and vinegar, turn on the microwave for five to seven minutes on high and watch it produce steam, softening all the debris. Made of heat-resistant materials and is top rack dishwasher-safe.

    Promising review: "Beats the old bowl of vinegar in the microwave! It does a great job & I love how the arms stay cool for easy removal. I think she is so cute she resides on top of my microwave." —Chatty Pants

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

    27. A red wine stain remover spray to ease your worries that your precious grape nectar might spill in the heat of a moment while watching The Bachelor. At least you can easily clean it up now, unlike the drama on that show.

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    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 $10.76.

    28. A floor cleaner for when you want all the floors in your house to be squeaky clean, but also thrive on buying all-natural products.

    The floor cleaner
    Farmhouse Clean / Etsy

    Farmhouse Clean is a small business based out of Illinois that sells all-natural cleaning products for the home in aesthetic packaging. 

    Promising review: "I have never felt so excited to clean. I LOVE the unique beachy scent. I love the design of the bottles. I love the natural ingredients. I loved the super fast shipping. I loved the funny (but serious message) labels on the shipping box. Everything gets a perfect score." —Randi J. Sayles

    Get an 8-ounce bottle from Farmhouse Clean on Etsy for $7.95 (available in two scents).

    29. And finally, a pack of Mr. Clean Magic Erasers that'll make you fall deep into a rabbit hole of cleaning random things around your house. Add a little water, and these lil' baddies can remove stains and marks from walls, grease from your microwave, soap scum from your tub, and way more.

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    Promising reviews: "I use it everywhere...walls, baseboards, mirrors, window panes, cupboards, floors, lamps, glass, faucets...everything looks brand new. Just got red hair dye that had been there for over a year off the wall in a minute. Made shower glass look brand-new after five years of hard-water stains. This is the cleaning magic wand you’ve always wanted." —Michela

    Get a pack of 10 from Amazon for $11.99 or Subscribe & Save for $11.39/month.

    You, after seeing all of these items that can clean your home *so* effectively.

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