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    Updated on Jul 20, 2020. Posted on Jul 13, 2020

    27 Cleaning Products So Good, They Could Seriously Be Magic

    Mildew, grime, and stains are about to disappear right before your eyes.

    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 mighty mildew stain remover — it can restore tile, plastic, and even vinyl upholstery and make it look like it's brand stinkin' new again. Think: Outdoor furniture, boats, and anything that regularly faces harsh weather.

    Reviewer image of two patio chairs, one without stains after using the mildew remover and one much dirtier with tons of mildew
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    Promising review: "I don't often write a review of a product. But this was so impressive, I thought I should let others know. We have a set of vinyl outdoor chairs that were constantly covered with mildew. When we were feeling ambitious, we'd take the time to power wash the chairs, which worked pretty well but was a lot of work. The problem was that a couple days later, the mildew was back almost as bad a before. With this mildew stain remover, we sprayed the chairs, let them sit a few minutes, and hosed off with a regular garden hose. Easy. And they were cleaner than they ever got using the power washer. When we put the chairs away two months later, they were still clean." —Christine A. Simonson

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99 (available in three sizes).

    2. Fizzy tablets that'll save your bottles from stained-on grime and nasty odors. If you thought your bottle was a goner, think again!

    Reviewer's before-and-after image after using fizzy tablets to remove grime from water bottle. The after photo reveals a clean water bottle with no grime.
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    Promising review: "I wasn't sure if this was a gimmick or not. Turns out it works really well. I have four metal thermos-like containers that are used to keep tea warm every day. Over time, the tea stained the insides and was very difficult to remove. I added one of these tablets to the container, filled it with hot water, and let it sit for a few hours. When I came back to rinse it out, I was literally amazed at how clean it was. I think it looked cleaner than when they were new. I called my wife over to show her, and she was equally impressed. Awesome product!" —Robert A Moreno II

    Get 12 tablets from Amazon for $8.

    3. A hard water remover to *finally* rid glass surfaces from that cloudy film. You may end up running into your practically invisible shower door, though — you've been warned.

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

    Get it from Amazon for $14.97 (available in two sizes).

    4. A ceramic cooktop cleaner essential for removing the nasty, caked-on food gunk and burn stains stuck on the sides of your burner from your attempt at making cacio e pepe three weeks ago.

    Reviewer's before-and-after image after using the cleaner to remove all the stains from their cooktop
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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 a 2-pack from Amazon for $15.99.

    5. A set of cleaning sponges so you're prepared to tackle any tough surface cleaning job the moment you spot it — from marker scribbles to the seemingly permanent stains in your bathtub.

    Reviewer's before-and-after image after using the cleaning sponges to remove marker scribbles from their table
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    Promising review: "I love these sponges. I use them in the kitchen, the bathroom, and on the sides of the pool. But the use I like the best is to clean my vinyl wood floors. They get the spots and footprints off quickly without damaging the floor. I've use mops but they didn't remove what everyone had tracked in without pressing down really hard. These work quickly and efficiently." —D. Morales

    Get a 20-pack from Amazon for $10.95.

    6. A pumice stone with a helpful handle that'll be the easiest and most effective way to remove nasty stains from your toilets, sinks, and tubs. Maybe now you'll have the courage to tackle that grimy toilet...

    Reviewer's before-and-after image after using the pumice stones to completely remove tons of stains from their toilet
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I used this on my toilet and was amazed! We just rented a new apartment and no matter what we tried nothing worked. We tried everything. But with just a little elbow grease and the Pumie, we were able to remove the deposits. See for yourself." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $10.84.

    7. A wood polish for filling in scratches and nicks on furniture, floors, and cabinets. By the time you're done with this magical potion, your wood surfaces will look FLAWLESS.

    Reviewer's before-and-after image after using the wood polish to fill in scratches and marks on a wood surface
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    Promising review: "I used this to treat a couple pieces of furniture, one that had only a few scratches, and one that was a train wreck. On the first one, it looked quite nice after applying. On the second one, I couldn't believe the difference it made! The 31-year-old (pine) piece was heavily worn and hadn't seen any real upkeep in its lifetime. After one application, the difference was like night and day. I definitely recommend this product to rejuvenate wood furniture. Like others have said, it doesn't REMOVE anything, but cleans and darkens blemishes so they visually blend in. I've now gone over all the wood furniture in our living room and the overall difference is remarkable." —icheckemout

    Get the darker wood polish on Amazon for $4.82 (also available in a polish for lighter wood).

    8. A suede and leather brush to get the annoying scuffs and salt lines off of your favorite shoes, bags, journals, coats, and the like. Point is, stains have no room in your closet, no they do not.

    Reviewer's before-and-after image after using brush to remove stains from their suede heels
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "This brush saved my shoes! I posted before and after photos so you can see the difference. My shoes were light pink with big noticeable stains on the sides. I just brushed it on the same direction until the stains wore off." —Lissette Castillo

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

    9. A $7 jewelry cleaning cloth that'll give you ~crystal~ clear results. It removes tarnish so your best pieces can shine and sparkle again.

    Reviewer's before-and-after image after using cleaning cloth to remove tarnish from earrings and a ring
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    Read a BuzzFeeder's full review of this fab cleaning cloth, and a lil' blurb here:

    "The first thing I cleaned off was an old Tiffany's necklace. I hadn't worn it in a couple years, and it was covered in tarnish. After rubbing the piece on the cloth for a minute or two, it literally looked like new again! I was amazed at how easy it was to use — it's a lot less messy than toothpaste and other cleaning solutions. The cloth is quite soft as well, so I wasn't worried about it scratching any of my jewelry. I read in the instructions that you never have to clean this cloth, and that it lasts for years and years (depending on how much jewelry you polish, of course)." —Yi Yang

    Get it from Amazon for $7.25.

    10. A long, bristled brush to reach in your dryer and remove the lint (the very lint that can cause lint fires!) buried at the bottom.

    Reviewer's image after using the bristled brush to pull a significant amount of lint from dryer
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I saw lint in bottom of the lent vent when I removed the screen but couldn't get to it. This guy does the trick. Love that the brush is long, perfect to get down deep and pull out years of lint. At first glance I didn't think this brush would fit into the lint trap but the bristles are quite flexible and the brush slipped right in. This is also great for cleaning under the refrigerator." —budgetshopper

    Get it from Amazon for $14.04.

    11. A natural laundry detergent powder that, when mixed with water, can banish stuck-on stains for good. I mean, if it can give results like these on a carseat, imagine what it could do for clothing!

    Reviewer's before-and-after image after using the detergent powder to remove stains from carseat
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "Love it! I haven't used conventional detergent in a while so it's hard to compare the two. But, I love feeling confident that I'm not putting toxic chemicals near me or my children. Also, if you make a concentrated solution with a little water, it takes off stains pretty well. I also used it to clean my daughter's dirty car seat." —Yesenia P.

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in two sizes and two scents).

    12. A concentrated gel so your shower grout and sealant can be F-R-E-E from mold and mildew build-up. May you no longer be completely grossed out by your bathroom!

    Reviewer's before-and-after image after using the gel to remove mold from the cracks in their shower
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I couldn't be happier with this product! It saved me the chore of re-caulking my bathtub in only one application. I applied it and actually forgot about it. The next morning I opened my shower curtain and said, 'OMG!' I really didn't expect to get these results." —Linda Hartman

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    13. A jewelry cleaning pen — aka the ~Dazzle Stick~ — that'll do just that: Make all your favorite pieces dazzle again and rid them from any cloudiness.

    Reviewer's before-and-after image after using the cleaning pen brush to shine and clean their wedding ring
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    Promising review: "If I could give this 10 stars I would!!! I'm a little of a fanatic when it comes to keeping my jewelry clean, especially my wedding set. I tried this product on my diamonds, Swarovski crystals, and Brighton jewelry and the results are nothing less than amazing!!! This restored one of my Swarovski rings that I have not worn in years due to the cloudy color to a sparkling brilliance the first day I bought it!!! I cannot recommend this product enough!!! I just ordered additional wands so I don't run out!!! Home run Amazon!!!!!!!!!!" —Kristina B.

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    14. An automatic scrubbing brush to do most of the hard work for you. Its super speedy brush head scrubs 60 times a second (hello, that's a lot!) so that dirt "permanently" occupying your grout can get the heck off your tile.

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    Promising review: "Last night I was reborn. Everything I'd experienced up until that point suddenly was just 'before.' The present and future seemed like a beautiful, promising 'after.' 'What is the cause of this renewed zest for life?' you might ask. It was the use of the Rubbermaid Reveal Power Scrubber on my shower grout. It elevated a simple baking soda and water solution to alchemical proportions. This thing is nirvana. My pink-tiled shower, which never looks clean no matter how many hours of backbreaking and bicep-burning labor I put in, now looks bright, clean, full of promise. An otherwise disgusting and dated purely utilitarian part of my home is now art. This this is absolutely incredible. Buy it, see for yourself. 11/10 would recommend." —Amazon Customer

    Get it on Amazon for $15.99.

    If you want even more info, check out our full Rubbermaid Reveal Power Scrubber review.

    15. An impressive stain remover that'll look rust stains straight in the eyes and say, "Stains, who??" And then completely destroy them right then and there. HELLO, look at this proof!!!

    A reviewer's before-and-after image after using stain remover to completely remove all of the rust from an incredibly dirty shower. A second image with the word "hello" spelled out in the tub, showing how strong the remover works.
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    Promising review: "The photos speak for themselves. When we bought our home there was no water softener and years of iron build up. We tried so many things on our shower. Nothing worked. We were convinced we’d be stuck until we renovated the bathroom. The iron out worked wonders. I still can’t believe it. We had to let it sit for about an hour. It then dissolved and wiped right off. Definitely use in a ventilated area if possible." —M. Gilardi

    Get it from Amazon for $5.48.

    16. And! A powerful grout cleaner, because beautiful, grime-free grout lives under all that dirt, you just have to believe, scrub (automatic brush, anyone?), and use a little bit of this magic:

    Reviewer's before-and-after image after using the grout cleaner to completely clean the grout, leaving it stain-free
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I never leave reviews on Amazon but this grout cleaner definitely deserved a review. I tried three other cleaners before buying Grout-EEZ, and they did nothing but waste my time and money. Grout-EEZ got my grout perfectly clean in no time plus it was easy to use and no odor. I'll never use another grout cleaner." —Tyler

    Get it from Amazon for $19.95.

    17. An upholstery stain remover so you don't have to stress over any "oh crap" kind of moments — like say, black paint on white carpet. *Cringes.*

    Reviewer's before-and-after image after using the stain remover to remove black paint out of a carpet
    amazon.com

    Promising reviews: "Got dried black paint out of a white carpet!" —Erica Puskar

    "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 $14.92.

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

    18. A degreaser cleaner that'll take your driveway (and other hard surfaces) from a greasy, oily mess to a clean and pristine concrete heaven.

    Reviewer's before-and-after image after using the degreaser to noticeably clean their driveway concrete
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I was skeptical that it would really remove all the oil stains on my driveway from oil leaks, but it did. I didn't dilute it at all, just poured it over the stain, waited about a minute, then with my hose did a hard blast over the stain. All gone! Usually not even a trace of the stain left. A few times there was a small trace left that most people wouldn't notice at all, but I just re-did the same thing and the entire stain was gone." —agoutimouse

    Get a 1-gallon bottle from Amazon for $9.09.

    19. And! A pressure washer guaranteed to give you such satisfying results, you'll end up wanting to pressure wash everything in your path.

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    It comes with five spray tips designed to tackle light to heavy duty cleaning tasks.

    Promising review: "This little guy is a game changer. It is so quiet, and so powerful. I was extremely skeptical about buying such a small, not to mention, electric pressure washer because I've only used gas pressure washers in the past. Well I moved into my house last year, and started to wash this driveway off with a friend's gas pressure washer and decided it was not worth the time because it was not getting very much of the grime/dirt off. Well look at what this thing did. This home is near the beach and flooded in Katrina, and probably hasn't ever been pressure washed. This thing worked flawlessly. I can't say enough good things about this purchase. Would buy again with confidence." —James G.

    Get it from Amazon for $149.

    20. A multipurpose car cleaner that basically screams, "I CAN DO IT ALL," and then genuinely does it all. Use it to scrub leather, vinyl, upholstery, carpet, plastic, and any part of your ride that could use a sparkle.

    Reviewer's before-and-after image after using the car cleaner to remove stains from both the car seats and floor mats
    amazon.com / amazon.com

    Promising review: "All their products are great! But this new product they have developed knocks it out of the ball park! The pictures above are of a 2007 Nissan Titan truck I was detailing for a customer. The seats were disgusting and stained. I CAN ASSURE YOU ALL I USED WAS CAR GUYS SUPER CLEANER to clean the seats. I simply sprayed Super Clean all over the seat until it was damp, I scrubbed with a detail brush, then vacuumed all of it up and dried it with a microfiber. The results speak for themselves. This really is a SUPER CLEANER that is capable of cleaning mostly every interior surface and does an amazing job at it." —Joseph L.

    Get the cleaner from Amazon for $44.97.

    21. A rubber broom created to easily sweep up the piles of pet hair embedded in your carpet — hair you didn't even realize was there!

    Giant pile of dog hair that's been removed from the carpet using the large rubber broom
    amazon.com

    Sir! Look at all that hair!

    Promising review: "I bought this broom two years ago and it is still going strong! I have four large dogs and we have fur EVERYWHERE! This works so, so well! 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 $14.99.

    22. And for smaller spaces, a compact hair roller so you don't have to lug out a giant vacuum just to remove the mounds of pet hair that's accumulated on your couch.

    Reviewer's before-and-after image after using the hair roller to pull a decent amount of hair from the couch and bed sheet
    amazon.com / amazon.com

    Added bonus: This product doesn't use sticky adhesive paper. The roller can be reused over and over again because of its high quality bristles that grab the hair again and again like a brush.

    Promising review: "Where has this been all my crazy cat-loving life? Sticky rollers work fine for clothes but this is the only product that has ever COMPLETELY removed all the cat hair from my bed. I have a long-haired 20-lb. tabby and if you run your hands up his back a few times and fling the hair everywhere, it looks like it's snowing – he never stops shedding no matter what I do. After using the ChomChom, I can put on a black dress and roll around on my bed and not get a single hair on me. It's absolutely amazing. Everyone is getting one for Christmas, even if they don't have a pet. I don't care; it's THAT good." —Stephanie

    Get it from Amazon for $24.95.

    23. A pet stain and odor remover to basically reverse time and make it as if your fur child never had an indoor accident in the first place!

    Reviewer's before-and-after image where they use a blacklight to show how the cleaner worked so well, it removed the pee stain from the carpet
    amazon.com

    Even the sneaky pee accidents!

    Promising review: "I have tried just about every carpet cleaner. This by far is the best to clean up my puppies' oopsies. I have a black light I use to find their accidents and you can see the before and after... It is the only one that really lifts it out. Plus it smells great. I will be buying more." —Iggy

    Get it from Amazon for $19.97.

    24. A life-changing laundry bar for knocking the toughest stains *out of the park*. Yes, it's baseball pants-approved!

    Reviewer's before-and-after image after using the bar to remove tons of dirt stains from baseball pants
    amazon.com

    Promising review "If you’ve got a baseball player with white pants, this is a MUST have. You can soak pants for days and still have stains. This gets rid of everything. I use a soft toothbrush so I don’t pill up the fabric. A bar will last months. Also, it's probably really good to get rid of blood (aka evidence). Just allot yourself enough time to scrub (and dry) before you call 911. That's the key. That’s just something I thought of off the top of my head. Not based on any true story that may or may not still be under investigation. Just a useful tip. Happy cleaning!" —L. Arnold

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $0.88.

    25. A drain snake that'll pull an unsightly amount of hair from the depths of your drain. Yikes, these are some nauseatingly impressive results:

    Two photos showing a reviewer using the drain snake to pull tons of hair from the drain, and a second close-up photo of everything that came out of the drain
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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!! I 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 pack of three from Amazon for $9.49+ (available in two sizes).

    26. A water-based, alkaline wood cleaner to be tough on dirt, oil, and dried spills...but gentle on the wood itself. You won't know just how dirty your railings are until you give them a good scrub.

    amazon.com

    This cleaner foams and removes built-up residue such as dirt, oily films, and dried spills.

    Promising review: "This stuff works AWESOME! If you have any of the white water marks, GONE with this stuff. Any black spots, GONE with this stuff. Removes build up from other products. Leaves a CLEAN, refreshed wood product. I use this on ALL my antiques, and I have not had ANY problems with this. Just great results. I wish I had found this sooner" —AaronDr

    Get it from Amazon for $15.27.

    27. And a special duster to *thoroughly* get rid of the dust and dirt from your blinds — a job that I don't think I have ever done but probably will now that I know this exists!

    amazon.com, Amazon

    It comes with five microfiber sleeves.

    Promising review: We built in a new community and the construction dust is a constant battle. I've been using the Swiffer Duster on my blinds, but it just didn't seem to do that great of a job. You would not believe the dust and dirt this got off my blinds! It takes a little longer to do the blinds, but they are much cleaner. I also like that I'm not adding to the landfill when I use this product. —Chris K

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

    All the stains in your house disappearing right before your eyes:

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