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    29 Products That'll Make You Say "Damn, I Didn't Know Cleaning Was So Easy!"

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    1. A Cerama Bryte cooktop cleaning kit that'll tackle grease, stubborn stains, and burnt-on messes, no matter how long they've been sitting there. No judgment.

    This comes with everything you need for a shiny stove: a 10-ounce bottle of cleaning solution, two cleaning pads, and the scraper mentioned above!.

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99

    Promising review: "I was skeptical but I went for it β€” and holy moly, does it work. It works such wonders on my stupid glass cooktop that I feel like Martha freaking Stewart. Truth be told, cleaning has never been, nor will it ever be, my greatest strength but this cleaning product makes it easy enough that even I could do it. Save yourself the time and frustration because the landlord picked this stupid cooktop for the 'aesthetic' β€” and a trap to keep your security deposit. But you know what?!? Buy this thing and you can tell em, 'not this time! You won't get another penny out of me!!! Bwahahahaha'" β€”Rita

    2. Bar Keeper's Friend soft cleansing ~liquid~ for all the cleaning power of the original fan-favorite formula (bye bye rust, hard water stains, and any other build up!), but with a more targeted application. Aka no powder to sweep up at the end!

    Get the set from Amazon for $14.95.

    Promising review: (I know it's super long, but it has great cleaning ideas!) "Brilliant product! So far, I've used it in four areas that were giving me trouble and driving me nuts. First, I applied the liquid to my smooth-top range, quickly removed all spill remnants, and when I rinsed the surface, it gleamed β€” much better than any cleaner I've tried so far. Next, I used the cleanser on my bathroom faucets, which looked terrible. They had water spots that wouldn't fade with anything I tried. I was seriously considering replacing them as they looked dated and old, but I made a paste with the cleanser and used the non-scratch dish cloth, and with virtually no scrubbing at all, every water spot completely vanished! Then, I applied the cleanser to my glass shower door, which was heavily coated in soap scum and water spots, streaks, and film. It took a bit of scrubbing with the non-scratch cloth, but the door was dramatically improved by about 75%. Finally, I used the cleanser in my toilet bowls, which had hard water discoloration, sort of a dark yellowish-orange color where the water comes into the toilet bowl. I just sprinkled it onto the stains and left to do something else, intending to come back and use the toilet bowl brush to scrub the stains; however, when I returned, they were all GONE. The stains had completely vanished! I was truly gobsmacked! I didn't even scrub the areas. The stains had not budged with foaming bleach sprays, cleansers with bleach, etc., so I am more than pleased with Bar Keeper's Friend. I'm planning to keep some on hand from now on, and I have recommended this product to my family." β€”History Chaser

    3. A drain snake with over 4,000 micro hooks and a slim design to shimmy down any drain (you don't even need to remove the cover) and snag all the hairs and goop that's clogging the system β€” in one quick pull.


    Promising review: "I bought one of these because of the reviews and I thought, with six kids I know we have slow drains. So I break it out on a Saturday night and started with my bathroom sink. OH MY GOSH! Disgustingly amazing. In two seconds I pulled out a massive hair/soap clog. It was truly amazing and so gross! I went to work on the other bathroom drains and they weren't nearly as amazing or as quick but I pulled a bunch of dried hair out of the kids' tub. So after five drains, I had my fun. I've spent a small fortune on Drano type products that never seem to work. I won't buy them again. I was even so amazed I shared the nasty pic on Facebook and didn't think twice about somebody judging me. Get this. Be prepared to throw it away as you're not going to want to clean it." β€”Jennifer R. Little

    Get it from Amazon for $4.06.

    4. A pack of Mr. Clean magic erasers that'll make you think you're casting a scourgify charm on everything in your house. Add a little water, and these babies can remove marks from walls, grease from your microwave, soap scum from your tub, and way more.

    Get a pack of four from Amazon for $4.34.

    Promising reviews: "These really are miraculous. They remove all manner of stains with ease. I look around my house and see things that have been there for years and wonder: what is that? where did that come from? how? Mr. Clean doesn't care. Mr. Clean just cleans that mess up and moves on with his life. The one downside is that I get this feeling like nails on a chalkboard when using this. Totally worth it though." β€”Robert Pickard

    5. And/or Mr. Clean Magic Eraser bath scrubbers specially designed for your bathroom so you can cut right through the built-up soap scum on your shower doors instead of wiping and wiping and wiping for hours on end.

    Get a pack of eight from Amazon for $10.91.

    Promising review: "I have an old tub that I can't replace (not remodeling this bathroom yet). It was gray and I had scrubbed it with Comet, bleach, etc. Nothing really got it clean. Till this. I was so excited by the result of this sponge that I used two up completely in one cleaning frenzy: floors, tub cabinets, everything. And it has a light, clean fragrance. I ordered a bulk pack the next day." β€”K. Tekavek

    6. A toothbrush-esque power scrubber with replaceable heads that'll put in some electronic elbow grease so you don't have to wear out your arms.


    It comes with a 1/2" general cleaning brush head, but you can also buy a 1" head and a specialized grout-cleaning head!

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99.

    Promising review: "OMG! Every home should have one (or more) of these scrubbers. I used it when I was cleaning the grout on the kitchen countertops before refilling with grout, and it worked splendidly. I also use it around the sinks, the baseboards, the stove, and any other little place that needs cleaning. Make sure you have extra batteries on hand if you use the device a lot. This is well worth the money -- and it wasn't expensive. This would be a perfect extra gift to give a new homeowner or a couple starting out together." β€”Mary

    7. A Glisten dishwasher cleaner and disinfectant to remove limescale, ruse, grease, and other nasty buildup so your machine runs more efficiently than ever. It even kills Salmonella and E. coli!


    Just pour in your dishwasher (with no dishes in it obv.) and run it at the hottest setting. Voila! All clean with zero scrubbing needed.

    Get a pack of three from Amazon for $22.79.

    Promising review: "I bought my house seven years ago and never knew the dishwasher needed regular cleaning. I noticed it wasn't cleaning as well as it used to. The bottle says if your machine is really dirty you might need two applications. I expected I'd need at least two. I was shocked how clean my machine was after just one time. I now have it on subscribe and save and do it once a month. My dishwasher now runs great and the inside looks brand new." β€”Steven G.

    8. A scrubbing attachment you simply add to any power drill to make cleaning your tub, floor, appliances, or even the wheels of your car insanely fast and easy.

    Get it from Amazon for $9.46.

    Promising review: "Makes cleaning more efficient and F A S T. Clean nasty tubs and dirty appliances. This is perfect. I own and manage rental properties. Makes cleaning and prep work FAST!" β€”Ashten James

    9. Washing machine cleaning tablets that'll blast away any hidden mold or mildew, meaning your towels will come out of the wash smelling like clean laundry, not mysteriously stinky.

    It works in both top- *and* front-loading machines!

    Get a pack of six from Amazon for $12.35.

    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." β€”Kelli Crawford

    10. A reusable three-layered cleaner so you can get annoying dusting jobs done (ugh, vents and Venetian blinds!) in way less time.

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    Promising review: "I noticed my Venetian blinds were a bit dusty, but we have them all over our house so I was not looking forward to cleaning them one by one. I found this item on Amazon and figured I would give it a shot. SO EASY to use and I was able to get the majority of my blinds cleaned in under 30 minutes. I would highly recommend this product!" β€”Crimson and Blue

    11. A bottle of Tilex Mold & Mildew spray to power away the grossest of bathroom growths β€” NO NEED TO SCRUB AWAY!!! Just let sit, and then wipe. Once.

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $12.36.

    Promising review: "Amazingly well done. It destroyed all the mold we had in our bathroom ceiling almost instantly. Took a few minutes and it was all gone without requiring any scrubbing, just needed to wipe off the solution." β€”Sean Macbeth

    12. Garbage disposal cleaning tablets that'll fizz up to blast off any stuck-on food particles, leaving a lasting lemony fresh scent instead of gross sink odors.


    Get a pack of four from Amazon for $4.76.

    Promising review: "Do you have a stinky garbage disposal? If so, get some of these. They are cheap, smell nice. and the foaming action really provides you with a visual they are cleaning the drain. After using these the garbage disposal seems smoother (fewer strange noises, like it's been lubricated). I'd recommend these over Plinks any day as I feel the Plinks only hide smells whereas these foaming packets actually clean the disposal."β€”Sugacookie

    13. A πŸ™Œ no-scrub, no-rinse πŸ™Œ cleaner to spray on after every shower and keep your shower clean and mildew-free between deep cleanings. AND it's biodegradable and non-toxic. Win win!

    Get a two-pack of large bottles from Amazon for $15.79 (available in three scents) or individual bottles on Prime Pantry for $2.99.

    Promising review: "Just spray and leave. My husband and I mist the shower after every use, even on the glass shower doors. No more scrubbing. This product helps keep the hard water stains, bacteria, and mold away naturally. I love it!" β€”Amazon Customer

    14. A gentle but abrasive pumice stone FOR YOUR TOILET to remove the most permanent-seeming rust, lime, and hard water stains β€” without scratching the porcelain.

    Get it from Amazon for $9.25.

    Promising review: "Let me just start by saying, wow. I couldn't be happier with this product. The house I recently moved into had a hard water line in the toilet and it was no big deal for the first couple of months. I never really paid much attention to it. That is, until my mom said she would be coming over for a visit. Suddenly, the hard water line in the toilet was glaring at me, making me feel like a disgusting human being living in filth. I had to get rid of it. A kitchen sponge and a dish cloth were both ruined in my attempts. Finally, after countless hours of research and many sleepless nights, I had my answer: The Pumie. As soon as it arrived I was on my hands and knees scrubbin' that bowl. After it was done I was stood over my toilet with the same posture as a successful climber reaching the summit of Mt. Everest. I had defeated the hard water line. The satisfaction I had by accomplishing this otherwise mundane task made me realize I had truly entered adulthood. But, I did not stop there. Hard water marks around the bathroom sink drain? Gone. Hard water lines around the kitchen faucet? GTFO. The Pumie is truly a marvel to behold and I will be eternally grateful for it's help in vanquishing the hard water lines that would have made my mother disown me." β€”Cory Heslington

    15. An extendable (over 5 feet!) duster that'll get the job done in no time flat, no matter where the dust bunnies are hiding. It can rotate and bend at multiple angles, and it even has a microfiber head you can toss in the wash and reuse.

    Get it from Amazon for $18.19.

    You can also get (also washable) refills from Amazon for $8.99.

    Promising review: "Wow! I don't usually get too excited over dusting tools, but am shocked by the amount of cobwebs and dust this picks up without having to stop and clean in between corners and shelves. The color, lightweight feel, and versatility of angles make it a breeze to use in high and low places. Definitely worth every penny!" β€”Annie

    16. A set of reusable liners to keep your oven cleaner than ever. No worries if your lasagna drips over or your sweet potatoes ooze a little β€” you won't have to scrub, just remove these when the oven cools and you can wash 'em right up in the sink.


    And you can trim them with a pair of scissors to fit whatever size oven you have.

    Get a set of thre from Amazon for $12.95.

    Promising review: "I love these over liners. Gone are the days of scrubbing the oven or even running the cleaning cycle for hours. Anything that spills or drips in the oven just wipes off the liner. It's easy to keep the oven sparkling clean. I highly recommend them." β€”Nancy J.

    17. A super-speedy wine stain remover so you can quickly undo Sandra's sloshing all over your pristine white couch and carpet, without losing your ~temper-nillo~.

    Promising review: "Totally impressed! The unassuming generic packaging and label left me a bit skeptical but this stuff is almost as exciting as the wine I spilled! This cabernet stain sat on my ivory faux fur blanket for over a month before I tried this product. Completely gone in one try! Get this. Seriously. You won’t be disappointed." β€”Persian Tess

    Get it from Amazon for $6.

    18. A plant-based stainless steel cleaner to remove streaks, marks, and fingerprints from all of your appliances with one wipe of the included microfiber cloth.

    Get the set of cleanser and polish from Amazon for $14.97.

    Promising review: "If you have a Subzero fridge, you know the struggle is real when it comes to keeping it clean. It's a different type of stainless steel and shows all product residue. Then I found this stuff. Oh wow! A few seconds of polishing and it looks amazing!! it has never looked this good, this shiny, and this clean! Best product ever!" β€”Katerina

    19. Or an *even easier* cannister of stainless steel cleaning wipes so you can buff and shine that deep sink in 30 seconds.

    Get a four-pack from Amazon for $24.93.

    Promising review: "With a recently remodeled kitchen with all-stainless appliances, I started looking to clean/polish my beauties with a natural solution. Pinterest revealed lots of concoctions for mixing/spraying combos of alcohol, vinegar, baking soda, etc. Tried 'em all. Nothing was perfect or even near-perfect. Read reviews on Good Housekeeping's testing, as well as the reviews here at Amazon (thanks muchly to all you glorious reviewers), I thought I'd take a chance. Bought these wipes, and within minutes of their arrival I went to work on our refrigerator. I'm not easily impressed, but I've gotta tell you, these did the job in a BIG way. Even hubs remarked on how I got the terrier lip marks off (Winnie loves to get up real close when she's going to get an ice cube). One wipe did our entire fridge and probably could have kept on going, except that I ran out of time and tossed it. This four-pack will go a very long way. I'm sold!" β€”Karen R.

    20. A tub of extra large, heavy duty cleaning wipes to get tough jobs done in no time flat. No spraying, scrubbing, rinsing, scrubbing, and rinsing again. One wipe = the job is done.

    Promising review: "I think these wipes are made out of magic β€” because they can clean just about anything with very little effort! One wipe cleaned my ENTIRE BATHTUB, including the hard water buildup and some residual soap scum. The wipe stayed wet for the entire use, and there was absolutely no sweating involved. I hate cleaning but I was so pumped about the tub I took wipe #2 to my hood vent and good golly it's like it's brand new. I've told everyone I know to buy these. I know they're pricey but I swear the magic is there folks." β€”Jen M.

    Get it from Amazon for $11.94.

    21. A Clorox toilet wand with disposable scrubby heads *preloaded* with cleaner so you can clean the whole bowl with one hand β€” and *one* product., Amazon

    Get the kit from Amazon for $8.88.

    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." β€”Juliana

    22. A miracle-adjacent carpet stain remover so you can banish wine stains, pet stains, and what-the-heck-even-is-that stains β€” WITHOUT rinsing or vacuuming. Aka your roommate won't even *know* you spilled in the first place.

    Enjoy this before and after photo of this stain remover WIPING OUT an "IDK how long this has been there" cat vomit stain. Gross! But also amazing! And btw: it also works on upholstery, woodwork, and even walls.

    Promising review: "This is by far THE BEST carpet cleaner out there!! I love this product! Do you have the following on your carpet...Old stains? Ketchup? Ice cream? Pet potty, marker, weird odd stains that shouldn't be there but your kids deny they did it... This is your product! I was desperate to get the stains out from the messy kids. I didn't spray it, I poured this on the stain enough to get it super wet. Walked away for abt 3-5 mins to soak on the old stains and scrubbed it with a hard bristle brush. And boom no more stains!!!!!! Seriously. I'm buying in bulk. LOVE this stuff. Product arrived quickly and brand new." β€”Sandra McDade

    Get it from Amazon for $16.43.

    23. An extendable, pivoting scrubber to easily maneuver around bath and shower fixtures without precarious bathroom stepladders. Just pop on the replaceable anti-microbial heads β€” the pointed shape will get into any pesky corners, and the spongy exterior retains water for easy rinsing when the scrubbing part is done.

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    Promising review: "Yea! No more bending or reaching! This extendable scrubber is great for large bathtubs! I would almost fall in trying to reach across the tub to clean it. With the OXO Good Grips, I can adjust the length and clean away. The extension is sturdy, so it doesn't bend when extended. The scrubber swivels so it can adapt to all areas/angles of the tub. Though I haven't used it in the shower yet, I'm sure it will be just as great there. I'm very pleased with the purchase!!!!" β€”Amazon Customer

    24. A Swiffer WetJet that'll make cleaning your floors (even hardwood!) easier than ever. Just release cleaner with the push of a button and the mopping pads will *absorb* dirt, grime, and spills rather than just pushing them around like a normal mop.

    Get the starter kit from Amazon for $22.97 (the kit includes the spray mop (aka the Swiffer itself), three extra power pad refills, two original mopping pad refills, a bottle of cleaning solution, and four batteries).

    Promising review: "I hate to say it but I guess I'll be doing a lot more cleaning of my wood floors now. This is so easy to use and does a really nice job, so I guess I no longer have an excuse not to clean. Thanks Swiffer β€” I think." β€”Barry Hayes

    25. And a pack of textured Clorox wipes to kick the cleaning power up a notch, thanks to built-in microscubbers that'll tackle the toughest messes on any surface.


    Get a pack of three canisters from Amazon for $14.22.

    Promising review: "I will NEVER use any other wipes. The 'scrubby' side is a must have that once you've had it, you know you cant go without!" β€”CandieFunerburke

    26. A pet hair–removing roller with a patented brush design (and *no* adhesive strips) to rid your lovely black sofa of all your furry friend's shedding in a quick roll β€” so you can get back to cuddling together.

    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." β€”Magpie

    Get it from Amazon for $24.95.

    27. An angry mama who will soften and dissolve all caked-on food particles that have accumulated over the years β€” who microwaved that baked ziti that exploded??

    Just fill it with water (and vinegar if you want), heat it for about five minutes, and all of the grease and grime will wipe off. Zero effort required.

    Get it from Amazon for $2.99.

    Promising review: "Something I didn't believe until I tried it. So easy to follow directions. Was disappointed when I opened microwave to see the filth still on it. Was wishing it would magically taken care of itself. But all it took was a quick swipe with a paper towel and GONE. Loosened everything which is half the process, was sooooo white once cleaned!!" β€”Max's Mum

    28. A 16-food corded hand vacuum with an ~integrated crevice tool~ so you can get into every nook and cranny of your house. And this ~sucker~ (pun intended) has over 2,000 five-star reviews on Amazon.


    Get it from Amazon for $26.99.

    Promising review: "This is such a wonderful vacuum! The fact that it is handheld makes it very easy to store and easy to use. We have an ~600 sq ft studio with all wood floors and it doesn't take more than 10 minutes to vacuum the entire apartment. The crevice tool is incredibly useful for nooks and crannies that gather dust. The attachable nozzle has been great for vacuuming our rug. We have a delicate faux sheepskin rug that really shouldn't be vacuumed using such a powerful tool, but with the nozzle it's much more manageable and doesn't cause too much shedding. The filter is very easy to clean, though fills up pretty quickly so make sure to clean it more frequently than not! The vacuum is also quite loud, but it comes with it being so powerful. I haven't found a good way of tidying up the cord, but normally I just put the vacuum against the wall with the folded cord next to it so it's not a huge problem. Very happy with this purchase, it's made cleaning the apartment so much easier!" β€”Sting

    29. A set of reusable microfiber cleaning cloths for a streak-free clean on glass surfaces with *just* water β€” saving you time aaaand money.

    It comes with two kinds of cloths (four each) β€” clean the glass with a damp green cloth, then follow up with the dry blue cloth. Shiny!

    Get the set of eight from Amazon for $13.98.

    Promising review: "I couldn't get my windows clean using Windex and newsprint and a lot of elbow grease. There were always streaks and dirt left behind. Enter these things. One quick cleaning, and I do mean quick, and my windows are now cleaner than any windows I've ever cleaned. It's simply amazing. We were all standing around in utter shock and delight before running around trying the cloths on other stuff: the TV, the picture glass. I know it sounds corny, but I couldn't wait to get up this morning, because I woke up in the middle of the night excitedly thinking about trying it on the car today. Yeah, I know....I have an exciting life, right? Buy these now! I wish I'd had them all along. They are truly, truly amazing." β€”Amazon Customer

    Basically as close as you can get to *actual* magic!


    Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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