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    Updated on Oct 18, 2020. Posted on Oct 17, 2020

    25 Cleaning Products That Work So Well You'll Probably Want To Call Your Friends About Them

    Because when those annoying rust stains *finally* disappear from your shower, your friends deserve to know.

    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 squeegee broom guaranteed to make all of your floors look brand spanking new. The 100% natural rubber brush picks up pet hair like a magnet and easily removes hair from carpets, rugs, hardwood, and linoleum.

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    The built-in squeegee edge can also be used to clean windows, showers, and windshields. Use it to clean up liquid spills on tile, concrete, or any hardwood surface too. It's basically a must-have to keep your floors shining.

    Promising review: "This thing just plain works. We got a mature golden retriever last year and were told he didn't shed. Then in the spring he started shedding badly. We were tired of hair everywhere and I found this product on a whim one day. I ordered it and it was tough at first. The bristles pulled the hair up but then caught the tufts and spread them around. I found that using short quick strokes with the rake turned upside down got the best results. The backside is like a squeegee and helps pull the hair up in long rolls and keeps the hair in one big pile." —Nick V.

    Get it from Amazon for $12.98.

    2. A pack of reusable mop pads that'll fit on your Swiffer, because they are better for the environment, more cost-efficient, and many reviewers say that they actually work better than the disposable pads!

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    Promising review: "I love these reusable pads for my Swifter Wet Jet! I feel like they pick up so much more dirt and junk than the disposable pads! They seem to stay on the mop nicer as well. And I especially love the fact that that I can throw these into the washing machine following using and I don’t have to run out and buy disposable pads constantly. Better for the environment and better for you!! Highly recommend!! —Lynn E

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $14.95 (also available in a pack of four or eight).

    3. A bottle of wood polish and conditioner to transform your old, worn-down furniture into a dazzling new focal point of your room.

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    Promising review: "OMG! This is the most AMAZING product! We inherited some antique furniture from the '30s that had been in storage forever... it was dry and dirty and not much to look at. I used this product on it and the oak wood literally came alive showing the beautiful grain and texture of the wood. I have since used it on my oak kitchen cabinets and they look AMAZING! I will never use anything else other than this product on my wood surfaces! No greasy feel... fantastic smell!" —Tiffany Sadowski

    Get a bottle from Amazon for $15.55.

    4. A set of drill brushes so you can remove any of that hard-to-clean grossness that's caked up on your stove, grill, shower, or floor.

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    Make sure to use them only on surfaces you're pretty sure they won't scratch! And you can alway test in a discreet area first to check.

    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, so hand scrubbing it was 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." —Terry

    Get the set of three brushes from Amazon for $14.95 (available in six colors).

    5. A pack of stainless steel wipes to have your kitchen appliances shining bright and free of grease, streaks, and more.

    reviewer's before-and-after of a stainless steel sink with cup rings and stains inside compared to it looking spotless
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    Promising review: "I purchased these wipes to clean my stainless-steel refrigerator. I wanted something that would remove water stains and restore the shine, and these wipes delivered! After a few minutes of vigorously wiping back and forth along the grain my refrigerator was looking brand-new. I was impressed with the results and noticed that the canister said the wipes could be used on sinks, so I tried one in my stainless steel sink to see what would happen. As you can see from the pictures, after just a few minutes of cleaning my sink was sparkling and incredible! I began cleaning all of the stainless steel appliances in the kitchen, and just a few wipes and 20 minutes later my kitchen was looking better than ever." —Connor

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $18.15.

    6. A pumice cleaning stone you will want to keep your bathroom clean of hard water stains and other buildup — no one enjoys sitting on a yucky toilet.

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    Promising review: "I have a 19-year-old master bathroom toilet that had accumulated some nasty stains over time which regular toilet brushes and cleaning products just would not remove. 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. 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. Am very happy with this purchase... well worth the very low price!" —Happy Retiree

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

    7. Or a pack of ToileBombs, which are basically bath bombs for your toilet. Just drop one (or two) in, allow it to completely dissolve for a few minutes, give the toilet a scrub, and then flush.

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    SiVi Tidy is a Black woman-owned vegan cleaning company. According to the company's website, owner Sierra Pete started cleaning homes during college and has since grown her cleaning business to include commercial spaces as well. She started making and using her own cleaning products, and after customers began to request them, she decided to sell them.

    Promising review: "These toilet bombs are such an effortless way to clean your toilet while getting great results. The package is eco friendly and comes with a tong to grab them out of the bag." —Crystal Romero

    Get a pack of 12 from SiVi Tidy for $8 (also available in a pack of 24).

    8. A pair of small deep clean scrub brushes to get all of the cracks and crevices squeaky clean.

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    Promising review: "I HIGHLY recommend these brushes for grout. If you are on the fence of 'Ehhh do I NEED a grout brush? I could just scrub the floor...' Stop. Get these brushes. They are stiff and cut down the elbow grease time incredibly. Plus you can use them on anything. Pros: Sturdy, easy to clean, solid brushes. Con: Hands may 'hurt' a bit after use due to elbow grease." —Jennifer

    Get the two from Amazon for $6.99 (available in two colors).

    9. A microfiber dusting glove so you can eliminate the dust that's been collecting on your blinds and shelves.

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    Promising review: "Do you hate having to dust around things? I know I do. This glove is ideal — you can just wipe away dust while easily maneuvering around odds and ends in your way. Because it’s your own hand inside the glove it’s also easy to maneuver over oddly shaped things like silk plants or blinds. I absolutely recommend this!" —Katherine Wise

    Get it from Amazon for $12.80.

    10. A rust stain remover to get rid of the unappealing rust that's holding your bathroom back from being #goals.

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    Promising review: "I used it on our tubs, toilets, sinks, and shower. It took one bottle of this stuff to achieve the same result as three bottles of other brands. I will buy this again hands-down. I just sprayed, walk away for a few minutes, and wiped and rinsed." —Carrie D.

    Get it from Amazon for $12.13.

    11. A ceramic cooktop cleaner that'll keep your cooking area looking HGTV-approved. It's safe on all smooth tops, including radiant and halogen.

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    Promising review: "I honestly did not think this product would work! I tried nearly everything, including the sample that came with my black glass stove. I squirted the product onto the stove top and used a damp scrub pad. Most of the built-up brown stains and white streaks came off with minimal scrubbing effort. What impressed me was that the white streaks were 95% gone as well! Nothing took these off before. I highly recommend this product! The only thing I will use from now on!" —Natalie

    Get it from Amazon for $9.87 (available in four sizes and quantities).

    12. A carpet cleaning and deodorizing solution to add to your carpet cleaner and make all of those odors and stains from your furry friend disappear.

    Reviewer's before-and-after of their gray-tinted and stained carpet compared to a strip of clean beige carpet after using the cleaner
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    Promising review: "I live in an apartment so the carpet quality is not the greatest. I had a stain that occurred from a garbage can liner leaking a long line of... I don't know what... across a 4-foot piece of carpeting. No home remedies worked. Bought a steam cleaner I had been wanting and this product. I am totally amazed at how well it worked! The stain is gone. I need to add that I had tried EVERYTHING with a lot of elbow grease and nothing else worked. Whatever it was in my carpet this product was removed completely after two applications in two days!" —Cat D.

    Get it from Amazon for $19.97.

    13. A pack of dishwasher cleaning tabs that can remove all the grime from inside your machine and stop it from having any weird smells and hidden residue.

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    These tablets are designed to penetrate, dissolve, and remove residue that can make your dishwasher stink. They also help get rid of lime and mineral buildup that can appear inside your dishwasher. Use them once a month to keep your dishwasher fresh and clean!

    Promising review: "Works extremely well. We haven't done any cleaning on our dishwasher in five years, and the sliding trays were tough to pull out and push in, there was detergent build up all over the inside, and there was a milky film on all our cups. I bought this, ran the dishwasher with two tablets while it was empty, and the difference was astounding. There was still some buildup and I figured it would require another cycle, so I popped another two tablets in, ran the machine a second time, and now it looks and sounds brand new. No more film on the glasses, no more dirty dishes from clogged sprayers, no more odors, and no more buildup around the door seals." —Martoune

    Get a pack of six tablets from Amazon for $5.09.

    14. A carpet and upholstery stain remover to finally get rid of that wine stain in the middle of your living room carpet.

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    Promising reviews: "If you are ever thinking you might need this, TRUST ME you do! This is only the second review I’ve ever written, but felt like I needed to because this product is so amazing. My 2-year-old threw up chocolate milk on our cream carpet. It was a complete disaster. I tried everything and nothing even made a dent in it, until this. It’s also scentless, which was great because I got the stain up right before my little girl’s bedtime. TOP NOTCH!" —Jillian Briggs

    Get it from Amazon for $12.81.

    Read BuzzFeed's full write-up on this stain remover!

    15. A makeup brush shampoo, because let's face it, your brushes are probably in need of a really good cleaning! Not only does this soap visibly show results, but it is also paraben-, phthalate-, and petroleum-free with no perfume, so you don't have to worry about it irritating your skin.

    Reviewer showing their dirty brushes, stained from makeup, next to an after photo of clean brushes that have returned to their original color
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    Ecotools is also a cruelty-free brand that makes majority of their products from natural and recycled materials.

    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 and easily rinses out." —Kryssy

    Get it from Amazon for $5.99.

    16. A drain snake clog remover covered in tiny hooks to grab all of the hair and build-up that's been stopping your sink or tub from draining properly. It's tough, yet flexible so you can get down in there and yank out all the grossness. No more standing in a puddle of dirty water during your shower!

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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 and within minutes it pulled out so much hair in both drains. It’s disturbing/disgusting, yet weirdly satisfying because now my sinks drain!! Cannot believe how easy it was to use. I received a pack of three, but only needed to use one for both sinks." —DebSd

    Get a three-pack from Amazon for $9.99 (available in two sizes).

    17. A car-cleaning spray so you no longer have to be embarrassed by your filthy car. This multi-purpose cleaner can work on upholstery, fabric, canvas, leather, plastic, rubber, and more!

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    Promising review: "I have used every product that you can find on the shelves of your local store. When I sprayed the cleaner on the light beige interior of a 25+ year-old car, the interior turned to its original color. After years of detailing, I had assumed at this point, the color was set and that's it, not with this stuff. While cleaning it I literally said out loud, 'No way, no way,' because I was in disbelief at how amazing it worked, and the results are in the compliments I receive from friends." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

    18. A jewelry cleaning pen that'll restore your bling and have it looking like it did when you first got it. It's super easy to use and it won't harm your jewelry.

    Reviewer's photo of a cloudy diamond ring next to an after photo of a much more clear, defined, and shiny ring
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    This handy pen is filled with a cleansing and polishing solution with the ability to remove clouding dirt and oil from your stones. Simply twist the bottom of the pen to dispense the fluid and brush. Your jewels and heirlooms will look bright and shiny in no time!

    Promising review: "Don't get me wrong — my wedding ring was gorgeous before. It did sparkle and still made me smile every day. However...after using this Diamond Dazzle Stik...*oh my goodness*! After one use my ring is absolutely breathtaking! I knew my ring got dirty now and then, simply from sweating and being outside in the elements. However, I never realized just how much dinge and schmutz marred my diamond until I cleaned it. It literally took my breath away with its fiery, dazzling brilliance!" —liltreeclimber

    Get it from Amazon for $7.56.

    19. A hard water stain-remover so your faucet can be truly spotless for pretty much the first time ever.

    Reviewer's before-and-after picture of their shower faucet with hard water stains and then totally clean
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    It can also work on toilets, tiles, and shower doors — anything that's been affected by hard water!

    Promising review: "If you want the clear spotless glass door this is it. I’ve tried everything on the internet. Lemon, vinegar, car wash window cleaning product, etc. You name it. And nothing worked as I hoped. I can’t believe how long it took me to discover this product. What a life-changing moment for me! I was so stressed out about the glass doors in my house — we have three bathrooms. It’s so hard to keep them looking and feeling clean. But now I know how. My shower looks brand-new again!" —Leonardzoo

    Get it from Amazon for $19.97.

    20. A nontoxic leather cleaner and conditioner you can use to help remove dirt, oil, tough stains, and grime from your furniture, car seats, and even your leather accessories.

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    And make sure you mix this concentrate with water before using!

    Promising review: "My 15-year-old leather sectional hadn't been cleaned or conditioned in three to four years because I couldn't find anything that worked well without causing it to look blotchy. The color was also fading and I thought it was a goner. After some elbow grease, the sectional looks great! It's now back to its original color without being blotchy. More importantly, the suppleness has returned. I can actually say that it looks as good as the day we bought it." —jellybean55

    Get it from Amazon for $16.95.

    21. An extendable shower scrubber with a unique angular shape perfect for reaching all those high and narrow spaces. It works wonders for tubs, tiles, glass, and floors so you no longer have to worry about the grime hiding in the corners.

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    Promising review: "Wow!!! It's literally the smartest thing I've ever purchased. I always hated cleaning my tub simply because it takes too much time and effort. Using this, it only takes me a few minutes to clean the tub and the walls of the shower." —Gino

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99 and the scrubber refill for $7.68.

    22. A pack of Bottle Bright tablets that'll make your favorite cups and mugs look brand new again, so you'll actually want to use them without being grossed out.

    Reviewer showing before-and-after of how the the tabs removed tough tea stains from a clear cup
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    Just drop in a tablet, let it sit for 15-30 minutes, and rinse!

    Promising review: "I seriously can't believe how well these little tablets work. I had the most disgusting HydroFlask 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 HydroFlask to replace it. Now 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 I used it on another HydroFlask 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 12-pack from Amazon for $8.

    Read more about why people love these no-scrub tablets so much!

    23. A nontoxic pet stain and odor remover for quickly and easily getting rid of your pup's little accidents. Just spray some on your floor, furniture, or your pet's bed and the smell of urine will swiftly disappear from your home.

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    Promising review: "This stuff works sooooo well. I have tried many other brands of pet stain remover, and this one is definitely the best. I have two indoor cats with hairball issues; they are often spitting up hairballs, or stomach acid only before or after the passing of the hairball. (Sorry for the TMI.) Of course, they only want to do this on the carpet and rugs. This stain remover effectively removes the bodily fluid, hairball, etc., with a nice, fresh minty scent and no sticky residue. I keep a bottle upstairs and downstairs so I don't have to go hunting for it during those 2 a.m. hairball vomiting sessions (because, of course, that's the only time they want to throw up)." —Heather Coburn-Schill

    Get it from Amazon for $19.97 (available in two sizes and two scents).

    24. A box of good old OxiClean stain remover you can mix with water and go to town on those extra tough stains. Use it on clothes, carpets, and other surfaces — even if the stain has been sitting there for a while.

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    Promising review: "I feel fortunate to have found the 'powers' of OxiClean products in the late 1980s. It was advertised on a TV infomercial and I was lured in by the promises of what it could do for carpets. I am hooked to this day by its results. Believe it or not, I recall the morning I first tried it. I ran upstairs and woke up my husband with excitement. We had tried most every carpet cleaner on the market with no luck. It was amazing, cleaning stains that were in the carpet when we bought the home a year before. I haven't had the need to try any other in almost 30 years now." —Lady in Midlo

    Get it from Amazon for $12.98 or Subscribe & Save for $12.33.

    25. And a pet hair remover sure to amaze you with how much hair it picks up from your carpet and furniture. Furry friends are the best, but a couch full of fur is not.

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    Promising review: "We live in a household that contains two humans, two dogs, and two cats. It's a real Noah's Ark furnished with a black sectional couch. Our dogs absolutely hate the vacuum. So much so they will attack the cleaner head with their vicious bite even before we power it on. This makes the task of cleaning our couch extremely unpleasant and nearly impossible. Thanks to Chom Chom, we no longer have this problem! With a simple, quick, SOUNDLESS sweep, we're able to keep our couch pet-hair-free in blissful peace. This tool does an amazing job picking up pet hair but not so much with crumbs. We were so impressed, we gifted these as Christmas presents for all of our pet-loving friends." —Magpie

    Get it from Amazon for $24.95.

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