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    29 Products That Can Clean What No Human Hands Can

    You've scrubbed and scrubbed...and scrubbed, but the mess is still there. It's time to let these cleaning superstars take over.

    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 jetted tub cleaner because it cleans the inside of your tub — y'know, the part you can't reach. This cleanser is made to flush out soap scum, body oils, and those black flakes that gunk up your tub's jets.

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    Promising review: "They don't call this Oh Yuk! for no reason. I previously used Jacuzzi's two-part system and this worked sooo much better. I was totally embarrassed not to mention grossed out at how much funk came out. It was NASTY! It definitely cleans your tub. You will probably have to clean the sides of your tub after it's finished because of how much stuff might come out. I swear I clean my tub on a regular basis, but I was amazed at how much better this worked. Highly recommend!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

    2. An earwax removal kit if you're tired of jamming your fingers in your ears to no avail. Good thing you don't need your ears to read the 7,400+ five-star reviews this product has garnered.

    Reviewer photo of their finger covered in chunks of ear wax
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    Promising review: "After messing around with a cotton swab in my left ear (never do this), I managed to fully block all hearing in it. I ran around like a headless chicken for about 24 hours because the pressure in the ear was so intense. One treatment of Debrox and the blockage immediately subsided. Trick is to let it sit in the ear for at least five minutes. Drain the ear, wait another five minutes, then irrigate with the bulb and warm water, never cold. Seldom does a remedy work as advertised; this one does!" —Chazmax1

    Get it from Amazon for $5.49.

    3. A stainless-steel tongue scraper to banish bad bacteria your toothbrush can't lift. It should help improve stinky breath so you won't suffer the embarrassment of someone offering you a breath mint.

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    Promising review: "I never realized how much gunk was on my tongue in the mornings. Pretty disgusting actually. My mouth feels extra clean after using this. Great quality stainless-steel. To sanitize it, I just dip it in a pot of boiling water for a few minutes. The only thing others may have an issue with is storage as it doesn't come with a case or anything. Simple solution, though. I put up a small hook next to my toothpaste and toothbrush and hang it on that." —Alexis T.

    Get it from Amazon for $6.95.

    4. An eco-friendly hard water stain-remover that'll defeat stubborn soap scum and residue that's bested all your other attempts to scrub it away. It's biodegradable so the scent won't singe your nose hairs and make you gag, plus it's safe enough to use on just about anything — including shower glass, tile, granite, stainless-steel, marble, brass, and porcelain.

    Reviewer before and after showing the cleaner removed hard water stains on a glass shower door
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    Promising review: "I honestly only bought this product because of the money-back guarantee, thinking that there was no way anything would rid me of the hard water stains on the glass shower doors that I inherited from a former tenant. I had tried lemon juice, vinegar, baking soda, toilet bowl cleaner, a headlight-cleaning kit and even a professional strength cleaning acid, combined with hours of scrubbing by hand and finally with an oscillating scrub attachment for my power drill. I'm not saying that this product works quickly, but that fact that it works at all has me overjoyed! After an hour of using my oscillating scrub attachment, I have completely cleared away a chunk of the stains on the door, which honestly I did not think was possible before today. I am so relieved that I will soon be rid of these embarrassing stains. Very happy with this product and can't wait to tackle the rest of the shower!" —Emmy

    Get it from Amazon for $18.88.

    5. A pumice cleaning stone for powering through tough rust, lime, and calcium streaks that have retired many a toilet scrubbing brush. Give your tired arms a break and let this little guy rub away discoloration with ease. This non-toxic cleaner is tough on dirt but gentle on porcelain so you can sit atop the glistening throne you deserve.

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    Promising review: "I have very hard water that leaves hard-water buildup and nasty stains. It’s embarrassing to have guests over because the toilets are so gross! I have tried so many products and cleaning solutions — from natural essential oils to harsh chemicals so strong I was lightheaded for the rest of the day. Well, I tried out this pumice stone after reading about it in a BuzzFeed article, and honestly the hype is real! It does take some elbow grease, but the after picture is from only 20 minutes of scrubbing, light enough that I didn’t break a sweat! The stone does get used up, but I think this one should last me a couple years at least. So if you have embarrassing toilets, try this!" —Stephanie Ray

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

    6. A pack of stain-removing pads so you can clean up pet accidents, blood, wine, mud, soda, you name it, instead of smushing it into the carpet even more with a paper towel. Just stomp on the pad to activate its cleaning powers; let it sit and you'll remove it hours later to a stain-free and fresh-smelling carpet.

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    Promising review: "WOW were we impressed! On two occasions over the last three months, our sweet dog ate grass outside and then proceeded to vomit in two different locations on relatively new carpet. We cleaned the best we could but two dark round spots remained. We tried the standard carpet sprays to no avail (actually seemed to make them worst). The spots were embarrassing to see, but decided to wait until holiday traffic was over before scheduling full carpet clean. As soon as these arrived, we put them on spots (yes, I know you are supposed to test), stomped on them and set the timer. Lifted the pads in 30 minutes and the whole stains had transferred to the pads, carpet looked clean as can be. Highly recommend for any dog owner with a dog who isn't trained to vomit outside." —Eileen Marie

    Get a pack of 20 from Amazon for $24.99.

    7. A pack of dishwasher cleaning tablets because they clean as your machine runs — no need to spend your precious free time cleaning it by hand.

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    Promising review: "Great cleaner! I was doing a deep clean of my apartment and expected some scrubbing needed to be done in the dishwasher, but decided to give this a try. It got my dishwasher so clean that I didn't even need to wipe it down. The dishes I threw in with it had all their built-up markings disappear. Highly recommend!!" —Trucy R.

    Get a pack of six tablets from Amazon for $5.99.

    8. A two-in-one Hoover carpet cleaner if you need your vacuum to do the hard work — and do it fast! — of sucking up dirt, dust, and pet hair *and* steaming your carpets. It's time to reclaim your weekends instead of spending the whole day vacuuming, then steaming, then waiting for everything to dry.

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    Promising review: "I love everything about the Hoover Smartwash Automatic Carpet cleaner! With adopting our daughter's 16-year-old cat recently, we forgot what problems we used to have with our older cats; not a lot of fun at times. Since we have had the old boy it has been fun, except when he has hairballs, and then the real fun starts! We received our new Hoover shampooer about two weeks ago. So simple to operate, and the carpets dry exceptionally fast. Don't be lazy and do the final rinse with clean water as suggested. The touch button 'full time' dry feature allows you to go back and forth in the dry mode and ALL the excess water comes up like a charm. No leakage, very fast-cleaning, and exceptional suction! I didn't need to pre-spot anything. A great machine!!!" —Peter E. von Elten

    Get it from Amazon for $269.

    9. A speedy oven cleaner to de-gunk drippings from your last five years' worth of meals. It can power through baked-on crud, so all you have to do is wipe it clean.

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    If your oven is in need of a deep, deep clean, you may need to let this cleaner sit longer, but it'll do a heck of a job lifting all the barnacles of food bits that are crusted on your oven.

    Promising review: "This oven cleaner works really well. I cleaned my oven that had some terrible food spills and the oven ended up spotless. This does not have a strong overpowering odor like other oven cleaners and breaks down grease really fast." —Nia K.

    Get it from Amazon for $11.97.

    10. A pack of vegan disinfectant toilet tablets that'll sanitize your bowl and keep it smelling fresh without you ever having to break a sweat.

    small white tablets shaped like snowballs
    SiVi Tidy Co.

    SiVi Tidy Co. is a Black-owned, Florida-based vegan cleaning company. A percent of every purchase goes to charity!

    Promising review: "I just received my order and immediately used it. I have never in my life been so eager to clean a toilet. #Extremeadulting. It honestly works and as soon as you open the bag, it smells amazing. The bag comes with these wooden tongs so you can pick up the bombs without getting the residue on your fingers. My bathroom smells great and looks great. Excellent job and will definitely re-purchase.” —Aaliyaah S.

    Preoder them from SiVi Tidy Co. for $8 (available in a 12-count bag and in two scents).

    11. A multi-surface scrub for adding the extra oomph you need to get rid of those stains. Sprinkle this on any hard surface before you go in with a sponge and I swear you'll feel like you have cleaning super powers.

    The tub
    PUR HOME

    This nontoxic and biodegradable scrub is made from plant-derived ingredients and is Leaping Bunny certified. Oh! And PUR HOME is a really awesome Black-owned biz run by Angela and Michelle Richardson.

    Promising review: "I grew up with Comet. So, I have been around for a little while. As I get old (read wiser), I have come to realize the importance of cleaning without harmful chemicals. This stuff really is great. I purchased it in Citrus and it gets the job done! Don't let the subtle scent fool you; the cleaning power is real. Really happy with this purchase. I found it on BuzzFeed. I bought the bathroom cleaner too and am excited to try other products. Recommend. —Leigh Polin

    Get it from PUR HOME for $9.99 (available in six scents).

    12. A power scrubber so you don't have to schedule a six-hour cleaning session this weekend. It's basically an electric toothbrush, but for cleaning tile grout and hard-to-reach nooks and crannies. This is gonna save you so much time and effort.

    Reviewer photo of their tile grout, which is is white and clean where the scrubber has been used and dark brown where it still needs to be brushed
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    Promising review: "This is so much easier than using the toothbrush when trying to really scrub grout or around the sink, etc. This little thing is pretty powerful; I was really surprised at how fast it rotates! This is one of the most helpful cleaning tools I have ever owned. A real time- and energy-saver!" —Sissy39

    Get it from Amazon for $20.25.

    13. A portable Bissell SpotBot, because who wants to spend hours on their hands and knees scrubbing cat vomit from the carpet with a brush only to remove like 75% of it? The answer: no one. Good thing this'll clean up your messes in minutes.

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    This portable carpet cleaner will spray, brush, and suction up any stain, no adult supervision needed. It also comes with a hose and tool attachment if you'd prefer a more hands-on cleaning session.

    Promising review: "I have two cats (ages 16 and 8), one dog, a 5-year-old kid, and several other dogs on occasion (I pet sit and board dogs). I have needed to rent a carpet cleaner at least twice a year since I can remember. No longer! The SpotBot has revolutionized cleaning in our household. It is ridiculously easy and fast! The best part is that I barely have to touch anything gross anymore. I always pick up the larger chunks first, but I let the SpotBot do the rest and all I have to do is follow-it up with a good dump and rinse. A single spot takes less than five minutes to clean depending on the setting used and your competency (again, super easy to set up and use). I've had good experience on the stairs and the upholstery using the wand as well." —Rainbow Chicken

    Get it from Amazon for $149 (originally $179.99).

    14. A bottle of Bar Keepers Friend soft cleanser if you need a fast-acting, heavy-hitting cleaner. It'll restore all your pots and pans with burned bottoms in mere minutes.

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    Promising review: "Wow, this stuff is awesome!!!! I had seen this stuff at the store but it said nothing about using it for brass. Man this stuff took off 25 years of thick tarnish in seconds. I applied it thickly and let it sit for a couple of minutes and then began rubbing circles with a damp kitchen scrubbing sponge. It came right off!" —G&M

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    15. A jewelry-cleaning pen to have your jewels sparkling in literal seconds instead of sitting at the table gently scrubbing...and scrubbing...and scrubbing with a toothbrush and hoping you're getting all the nooks and crannies.

    Reviewer before and after of their cloudy emerald looking brilliant and sparkly after using the pen
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    Check out my colleague's review of the Diamond Dazzle Stik to get more deets.

    Promising review: "I used to drop my rings in a bit of watered down Windex, let them soak, then scrub with a soft toothbrush, rinse, and dry. That process took about 15 minutes, and even then my rings, and particularly the stones, were not flawless looking afterwards. I thought it did the job. ENTER DIAMOND DAZZLE STICK! I bought this after reading a BuzzFeed list and now I literally I sound like an infomercial talking about this thing. It’s incredible. First you dispense a little product, and you don’t even have to take your ring off!!! Then you scrub for approximately three seconds, rinse, and BAM!!!! Holy sparkles, Batman. My precious stones have never looked better. Even rings that looked pretty good before, I couldn’t believe how sparkly they were after this. Consider me a lifetime customer." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

    16. A box of cleaning K-Cups that'll get rid of residue in your machine and prevent flavors from transferring. Or have fun descaling it multiple times. Your choice!

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    Promising review: "Just pop it in and run about one reservoir of water through the system. It is blue but unclogs and does a great job of cleaning. When I used the white vinegar method I'd have to rinse it quite a few times to get rid of the vinegar taste in the water. I definitely recommend this to others. I believe it works in all systems that use the K-Cup." —Brandi

    Get a box of five pods from Amazon for $7.99.

    17. A Bissell portable dog bath and grooming system for keeping your pupperino smelling nice and fresh without traumatizing them with a bathtub. The special nozzle is designed to get under the fur for a deep clean.

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    Promising review: "I was looking for a solution for my elderly dog as she cannot get in and out of the tub. The Bark Bath did a great job cleaning her up and I did not have to lift her in the bath. I was worried about her being scared of the sound but she didn't give it a second thought. The best part was no chasing her around to get a towel on her before she shakes and soaks the bathroom. I would recommend." —Shatterproof

    Get it from Amazon for $80.01 (originally $149.99).

    18. A tonsil stone remover so you can *finally* treat the root cause of your bad breath. This tool has a built-in LED light so you can easily locate the tonsil stone. Plus it also comes with a syringe to help you wash out the pocket the tonsil stone left behind.

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    Promising review: "I'm in my early thirties and just started getting tonsil stones. Until a few months ago, I never even knew what these things were! I've been struggling with cotton swabs to fully remove the stones but couldn't get rid of them and they would just come back within the week. I received this and OMFG...best investment ever. No struggle holding my phone as a flashlight while awkwardly posing myself in front of my badly lit bathroom mirror. I sat comfortably at my vanity, used one hand, and removed the whole stone in less than a minute. Why did I not know this was a thing? Why have I been struggling? Get it! Stop struggling, suffering, and awkwardly dealing with this ridiculous condition...trust me." —Wren

    Get it from Amazon for $10.98.

    19. A super charged stain remover because it's time to stop saying "Oh well, there goes another shirt" every time you spill tomato sauce on it. This soap bar is made for lifting grass stains, grape juice, bubblegum, blood, ink, mildew, and more, plus it has a high glycerin content so you can even use it as a regular hand soap without it drying out your paws.

    A stack of six of the stain remover cubes
    SallyeAnder

    Gary Austin and his wife Karen started SallyeAnder in 1982 after learning that their son was allergic to store-bought soap. Their olive oil-based Castile soaps are great for people with skin sensitivities, and their line of hair and body care products are 100% hypoallergenic.

    Promising review: "I have used Hogwash Soap for several years on tough laundry stains. It worked especially well on my sons’ football practice uniforms. The bar lasts a long time, and it smells good too. I make sure I always have some on hand." —mrsfio

    Get it from SallyeAnder for $8.

    20. A drill brush kit with three different heads if you gave up on baths a long time ago because getting your tub sparkly clean didn't feel possible. No more furiously scrubbing your tub; instead, just attach the brush head and flip the switch on your drill. Why work harder when you could work smarter?

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    Promising review: "I let my tub get extra dirty on purpose because I knew this brush set was coming. In five minutes my tub was sparkling clean. This item is no joke. The flat brushes are awesome for big surfaces and the cone brush hits the hard to reach corners. I liked them so much I bought a set for my mom." —Jason B.

    Get it from Amazon for $14.95+ (available in soft, medium, stiff, and ultra stiff bristles).

    21. A broom for pet hair to loosen the fur trapped in your carpet. It works just as well on wood and linoleum, with the rubber head working as a magnet to attract stray hairs. There's also a built-in squeegee for wiping up liquids or for cleaning glass. Plus, the handle extends from 36 to 60 inches so it can reach practically any mess.

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    Promising review: "I bought this broom based on the tons of great reviews and I am not disappointed. I love this broom! It is lightweight but sturdy. I have used it on tile floors and carpet, and it does a great job of getting the pet hair, lint, and dirt. I like this so much better than our traditional push broom. It is very easy to clean after use just using my hand, unlike our old broom. It also has a telescoping handle so that you can adjust it to whatever height you need. There is also a squeegee for doing the house windows and the car windows. I highly recommend it." —Joyce V

    Get it from Amazon for $12.98.

    Check out my coworker's Evrilholder FURemover broom review for more satisfying photos of the hair it removed from her carpet.

    22. A plaque remover tool for — you guessed it — saying bye bye to plaque and stains on your teeth. It have five different cleaning modes depending on your needs.

    Reviewer before and after showing it removed large chunks of plaque that were on the inside of their teeth
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    Promising review: "Read quite a few reviews on this product before I bought it, then tested it after I got it this evening with the intention of returning it if it didn’t. It takes plaque buildup off very easily. It vibrates at a high enough frequency which eliminates any 'scraping' concerns. The vibration takes plaque-related stains off on touch. This product works very well. It’s inexpensive, good quality, and, amazingly, it actually works." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

    23. A soft and gentle silicone massager brush to gently exfoliate sensitive skin, clean out your pores, and loosen dead skin cells to reveal softer, healthier, glowing skin underneath better than your hands could do on their own.

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    Promising review: "I'm a licensed esthetician and know a thing or two about skincare. Unfortunately, I have such sensitive skin that most exfoliants I've tried for myself really irritate my skin and can end up triggering eczema or psoriasis flares. This is a gentle enough way to exfoliate that it gets the job done for me without irritation. As a plus, the massage-like effect it has would aid in microcirculation and probably aid cell turnover (as exfoliation does in general)." —Michael

    Get a four-pack from Amazon for $8.98.

    24. A leather cleaning brush so you can stop crying over your favorite suede booties that were destroyed by rain and mud. This lil' guy can be used four different ways to clean scuff marks, water spots, and invisible dust.

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    Promising review: "BUY THIS THING! I got mud on my new suede boots and thought for sure they were ruined, but this brush completely restored them. I was shocked. I even used it on an old pair of boots from college that I have considered 'ruined' for several years and it did wonders on getting rid of the filth on top of the suede. I was so impressed! It's absolutely worth getting and trying for yourself! Scuff marks take a bit more time to improve but they do look better after brushing them." —Gaby Scott

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

    25. A mattress vacuum because the last time you cleaned your mattress was...? The answer is never. This loosens dust and dirt lodged in your mattress and sucks it up, catching itty bitty particles.

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    Promising review: "So I brought this for originally for my son who gets really bad allergies to dust. At first we didn't know what was causing this until someone told me to check our beds and furniture. Even though we change our bed sheets regularly, there will be dust left over. So I decided to give this a try and they were right! I couldn't believe much mites and dust there are. I took my time cleaning everyone's bed and our sofa, which was easy to use and light. My son haven't had a reaction in a while for means this product works for my family!" —Lisa

    Get it from Amazon for $98.99.

    26. A pet hair remover if you love your fur baby but hate how much they shed...on everything. Roll it over your couch, bed, favorite blanket, you name it, and watch it lift the fur away. See, we can own nice things!!

    Reviewer photo of a black pillow covered in white dog hair and you can clearly see which side they brushed with the fur remover because all the dog hair is gone in that section
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    Promising review: "Where has this been all my 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-pound 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.

    27. A liquid tartar remover to clean your doggo's teeth, because lord knows they will not let you within 5 feet of them if they see you coming with a toothbrush. Think of this as doggy mouthwash! Just add this to their water and you'll notice your dog's plaque and bad breath subside.

    Comparison of reviewer's dog's teeth showing the water additive lightened the brown plaque stains noticeably
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    Promising review: "My dog's molars were turning black and he had a ton of buildup on his canines, and his gums were beginning to look inflamed. And, of course, his breath could kill a horse. After one week of constant use (a cap full for every bowl of water) you could see an obvious difference in tooth color. I was blown away. (Why can’t human mouthwash do such a good job on our teeth?) After three weeks, his molars were almost completely clean. After a couple of months of use, the plaque on his canines was soft enough to brush some of it off, which was totally impossible before. Plaque covered the canine approximately 70%. Obviously that's no longer the case. IDK what insane solvent this is made of, but it keeps his gross mouth clean as a whistle. Now I don’t have to worry about my picky priceless mutt losing his teeth because he can’t be bothered to chew anything." —BaconPancakes

    Get it from Amazon for $5.49.

    28. A pack of foaming garbage disposal cleaners that'll deodorize your sink ASAP and get rid of the funk. Please, please, please do not stick your hand down the drain; let this do the work instead!

    Amazon

    Promising review: "This product really works! We were dealing with a foul stench coming from our disposal for some time. We tried boiling water, vinegar, etc. This stuff sniffed out the smell real quick and deodorized it as well." —James Tiberius Kirk

    Get a pack (good for four uses) from Amazon for $5.99.

    29. A pack of bottle-cleaning tablets for anyone who's tried and tried and tried some more to remove the coffee stains from inside their travel mug. It's OK — these bad boys will do all the heavy lifting for you so your beloved thermos is crystal clean quicker than it took you to make those stains.

    Progression shot showing a reviewer's brown stained mug foaming and then looking completely clean inside
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    Promising review: "Be sure to use hot water; even though it won't foam as much it seems to do a lot better job. The first time I used these on a Contigo travel mug I used room-temp water, and it just came out OK. For the next travel mug I used boiling water and the results were terrific. It looks new again. Then I used two cubes (and boiling water) in a large old pressure cooker that had become brown inside from years of making vegetable soups, and I'm amazed how clean it came out. That pressure cooker stain persisted throughout dozens of scrubbing sessions and dishwasher runs, so I figured the Bottle Bright wouldn't help either but it did." —MisterPlow

    Get 12 tablets from Amazon for $8.

    You preparing to obliterate all messes:

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