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    27 Cleaning Products That Are Pretty Much The Best Of The Best

    Skip the disco ball – get your place something that'll really make it shine.

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    1. A pack of eight heavy duty scour pads that'll scrub away all the memories of your woe-begotten attempt at caramel crunch.

    Person scrubbing sheet pan clean with pad

    Promising review: "Don't let the initial stiffness put you off. After a few uses it becomes much more flexible. I use it for washing dishes and wiping down counters. I love that it doesn't get stinky like a dishrag. And when some real scrubbing is needed it is completely up for the job. There are other versions of the same idea, but they don't hold up nearly as well. I haven't tracked it but I would guess I get six or more months out of each one." β€”Eleanor

    Get it from Amazon for $6.61.

    2. A bottle of fizzing tablets sure to quickly wipe out coffee and tea stains from travel mugs. Honestly, these things work so well you'll hardly have to lift a finger. Just sit back, relax, and drink it all in.

    Before and after reviewer's photo of crud-covered coffee bottom scrubbed clean and shiny after use

    Promising review: "I seriously can't believe how well these little tablets work. I had the most disgusting HydroFlask coffee mug β€” 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." β€”Amazon Customer

    Get a pack of 12 from Amazon for $8.

    3. A lemon-scented, foaming disposal cleaner for unclogging the drama that's stuck in your drain. Your goopy food buildup might be tough, but this stuff is tougher. That peanut butter bread ball won't know what hit it.

    Kitchen disposal with cleaning foam coming out

    Promising review: "My kitchen disposal had a slight odor and nothing seemed to work for more than a few minutes at a time. I saw this and decided to give it a try I am glad that I did as this works very well and seems to keep the odor away for extended periods of time. The first time I used it I did two treatments back to back to get a really good cleaning. Since then I use it once a month and my disposal smells no more. I would highly recommend trying this if you have an issue with your garbage disposal staying clean and oder-free." β€”Judy

    Get a four-pack from Amazon for $5.80.

    4. A box of OxiClean stain remover – it's gonna erase every accidental spill and stain even better than white out on a subpar book report.

    Promising review: "I had a stained mattress that I'd been covering with a mattress pad for years. As I was preparing for a move, I decided to give this a try and see if it could remove the stains that had been there for well over SEVEN YEARS. I honestly don't even remember what caused the stains, but it removed them! I honestly can't believe the results. I wish I'd done this sooner!" β€”Little Greek

    Get it from Amazon for $12.98.

    5. A grout pen that'll make your tile look so clean your landlord won't have anything to be groutchy about.

    Reviewer's brown grout before and white grout after use

    Promising review: "I was pleasantly surprised by how far these went. I did the entire floor of my large master bathroom plus a little of the shower with one pen. It is pretty forgiving and you have quite a bit of working time before it dries completely. This was not a quick task, but it went faster than I thought it would. I was worried the white would look too bright, but it just makes everything look so much cleaner. I'm very happy with this product!" β€”Jenelle

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99+ (available in three colors, and two sizes).

    6. A jewelry cleaning pen so you can rid your rings of buildup and cloudiness. Get ready to shed some real tears over how lovely your tear drop diamond is sure to look.

    Reviewer with cloudy ring showing definition and shine after using pen

    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!!!!!!!!!!" β€”Kristina B.

    Get it from Amazon for $10.81.

    7. A rust-removing gel spray that'll make cleaning so easy you'll wish you could use this on the ~rust~ of your chores too.

    Promising review: "We have well water and constantly get build up of the red iron color on our showers. Regardless of how much you scrub and scrub, it never comes 'clean' of that color. This product works wonders! Very minimal scrubbing required. Seconds after spraying it on and you can already see the color going back to the original color of the tile. I’ll be using this anytime I notice the red coming back!!" β€”K. Partain

    Get it from Amazon for $4.97.

    8. A pack of dishwasher cleaning tablets to rid your washer of any limescale or mineral buildup. Your family has a habit of literally licking their plates clean on lasagna night, so it's definitely best to make sure those plates are washed in something especially sanitary.

    Person placing tablet in dishwasher

    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 build up 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 build-up around the door seals." β€”Martoune

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

    9. Or a can of oven cleaner that'll eat up baked-in stains as fast as your family ate the cake you baked in it.

    Reviewer before-and-after with caked-on mess totally gone after use

    Promising review: "I'm a little embarrassed to write this review; it's been six years since my last oven cleaning. After seeing the results, I couldn't help but spread the word. Sure, it took some beer, a little John Mayer, and a lot of elbow grease, but I got the job done, thanks to this handy little product. It did require two treatments; however, given the circumstances, this product accomplished quite a feat in just an hour." β€”William

    Get it from Amazon for $18.

    10. A Tubshroom sure to keep your drain clog-free furever.

    One of my BuzzFeed coworkers wrote all about the ~hairy~ situations solved by this li'l shroom!

    Promising review: "Can't say enough good things about this product. I have a family of four and would frequently have to snake our shower drain, it appears I won't be having that problem ever again. I even give my dog baths and this collects the hair. It does not seem to slow down the flow of water down the drain significantly. I'm very impressed having been using around a month. You don't know how much hair you wash down your drain until you use this!" β€”Aaron Morlock

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99 (available in six colors).

    11. A bottle of wood polish for spiffing up surfaces Mother Nature never knew could be so shiny.

    Promising review: "This stuff is absolutely AMAZING. My wife and I were getting tired of looking at our worn out cabinets and wood paneling and were very close to paying a professional thousands of dollars to refinish it all, but then we came across this product. Our paneling and cabinets were looking rough. We have two dogs that jumped up and scratched places, we also had an area that was damaged by water spots where our dog bowls were, and several other areas that were just worn from heavy traffic. This stuff was like a magic eraser for water spots, scratches, scuffs, and any other blemish. Everything looks brand new. I'm buying a couple more so we can finish our cabinets and wood paneling. We're so glad we found this product." β€”Kris

    Get it from Amazon for $14.25.

    12. A pack of melamine erasers that'll clean your walls so well it'll be like your kid's abstract marker masterpiece never ended up on your living room wall in the first place.

    Which'll be a shame when everyone realizes she's the next Picasso.

    Promising review: "I own a cleaning business and have spent a small fortune on the name brand. I clean everything from condo rentals to long term lease/residential rentals and I have had to clean unimaginable NASTY, I mean 'pics or it didn't happen' kind of nasty and these cut right through it. These work just as well as the name brand, if not better, and they seem to last a little longer!" β€”Keisha Marie

    Get a pack of 20 from Amazon for $9.95.

    13. A hard water remover to make your shower doors look so clean your freshly washed body is gonna be genuinely jealous.

    Reviewer image of water stained shower door scrubbed completely clean and clear after use

    Promising review: "This worked better than anything else to get a 10+ year old glass shower door looking clean and clear before selling the house. We tried EVERYTHING else first. Probably could have bought new doors for less than the time we put into trying to make the old doors look knew. I had seen this at a trade show and tried a sample. Still took a bit of elbow grease, but much less than any of the other methods and it looked amazing compared to any of the other methods." β€”George Willikers

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    14. A bottle of stainless steel cleaner for anyone who knows the sight of nasty, sticky fingerprints would ~stick~ with them forever if they don't immediately wipe them away.

    Reviewer's dishwasher and stainless steel sink detail covered in fingerprints before and free of finger prints after using product

    Promising review: "Used other products where you had to rub and buff until your arm almost fell off. We've been doing a kitchen renovation and of course, the refrigerator is right in the middle of everything, dust and dirty hands – I thought I would never get it clean, I really wanted to buy a new refrigerator. I have an older GE profile fridge. It has stainless steel panels so the fingerprints really show, but you spray the stuff on, wipe it off, and it's amazing – no fingerprints! It's been a week and we're still in reno mode, either they're putting gloves on or using telekinesis to open the door. Not a spot! Love it, buying more!" β€”Alice Cuevas

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

    15. A carpet spot remover sure to prove stained soft surfaces are just a spray away from looking clean as can be!

    Promising review: "YOU NEED THIS IF YOU HAVE KIDS OR PETS! I am convinced this stuff is magic in a bottle! If I can get up an ENTIRE bottle of ketchup that was rubbed in the carpet, you can get out anything!" β€”Ashley T.

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99.

    16. A leather cleaner that'll make your aged furniture look bright, lively, and worthy of a weekend-long streaming binge...every weekend.

    Reviewer's leather sofa with one half looking new and clean thanks to product and unfinished side looking dark and tired

    Outlander can't watch itself!

    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." β€”jellybean55

    Get it from Amazon for $16.95.

    17. A drill brush kit, because your parents have been trying to ~drill~ this into your head for have to clean your bathtub to actually get clean from a bath.

    Reviewer's stained tub sparkling clean after using brushes

    Promising review: "This drill brush worked great on my 24 year old tile shower. Saved a lot of elbow grease and overall I’m very happy with the performance and results." β€”John K Moody

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

    18. A microwave cleaner – it's gonna save your microwave from the certain death that comes every time you put in a death by chocolate mug cake.,

    Promising review: "This is something I didn't believe until I tried it. All it took was a quick swipe with a paper towel and GONE. It loosened everything and it was sooo white once cleaned!! I would buy these as gifts." β€”Max's Mum

    Get it from Amazon for $9.88.

    19. A mighty mildew stain remover that'll revive tile, plastic, and even vinyl upholstery so your deck furniture can weather the storm when you leave it out in all kinds of harsh weather.

    A stained gray patio chair beside a cleaned match, white and even after cleaning

    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." β€”Christine A. Simonson

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99.

    20. A squeegee broom you're especially gonna want if your landlord said no pets but your heart said a Pomeranian doesn't count., Amazon

    This even works on hardwood floors!

    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." β€”Nick V.

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    21. A pack of washing-machine tablets to dissolve and wash away any odor-causing residue your sweat-stained competitive hopscotch laundry may have left behind.

    Person putting tablet in washer

    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." β€”Kelli Crawford

    Get a pack of six on Amazon for $10.19.

    22. And a dryer vent coil brush because you shouldn't ~brush off~ cleaning every nook and cranny of your laundry room when you remember what life was like back when you had to take everything to the laundromat instead of just down the hall.

    Closeup of small brush covered in lint with before-and-after shot of dryer

    Grim. Life was grim.

    Promising review: "We are in love! This thing cleans so well and gets all the way down the line and around the corner. Its wide bristles really help get all the lint out and even help scrub some of the really stuck in their pieces off. We use this regularly now to clean out the vent!" β€”Leslie

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    23. An electric pressure washer so you no longer have to be awash in grief over a dull and dreary patio or back fence.,

    This'll work on outdoor cushions, wood decks, house siding, and plenty of other places. You can even fill it with detergent to wash your car!

    Promising review: "I love this washer. It competes with my 2200 PSI gas-powered pressure washer, which in fact I sold to keep this. But doesn't have the noisy gas engine or the heavy weight. Easy to move around lightweight and has great power. Very quiet. I love all the attachments and the different stream types. The soap dispenser works well. I'm cleaning everything, my deck, my house, the garage doors, the concrete slab. It takes off all the dirt and mold from the old concrete stairs and sidewalk." β€”Tim S.

    Get it from Amazon for $149.

    24. A pet hair brush, because there's no way to ~brush off~ the need to remove pet fur from your furniture... unless you want your clothes, blankets, and guests covered in it as well.

    Before-and-after of reviewer's black sofa covered in white fur that's removed with brush after

    Promising review: "This thing is amazing! It even got hair off of the carpet that our vacuum cleaner couldn't get. The trap has brushes facing the opposite direction inside that grab the hair and keep it maintained in the trap. It is easy to clean and well worth the money! It is so much more effective than any lint roller I've ever purchased, and I was even able to get her fur off of my jeans. Get this thing!" β€”K. Patao

    Get it on Amazon for $24.95.

    25. A wood polish for filling in scratches and nicks on furniture, floors, and cabinets. It turns out restoring annoyingly worn out wood *is* an itch you can scratch! And then fill in, of course.

    Reviewer's old wood door severely scratched and worn looking brighter and almost scratch-free after use

    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." β€”icheckemout

    Get it from Amazon for $4.82 (also available in a polish for lighter wood).

    26. A pumice stone – it's gonna break apart the worst hard water buildup on toilets and tubs and truly ~rock~ your world.

    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!" β€”Happy Retiree

    Get it on Amazon for $8.99.

    27. And finally, degreaser cleaner that'll get greasy oil stains off of concrete and hard surfaces if your car refuses to stop leaking oil and it's ~driving~ you wild.

    Reviewer's driveway clean after use and covered in tire tracks and oil stains before use

    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." β€”agoutimouse

    Get it from Amazon for $9.36.

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