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    24 Cleaning Products That Reviewers Said Actually Did What They Advertised

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    1. A bleach-free, no-scrub weekly shower spray so soap scum and shower grime buildup goes bye bye without you ever having to wipe. Rinse it clean the next day, and you'll be amazed to see those hard water stains on your shower door are *poof* gone.

    Before: a dirty shower floor; after: the clean shower floor

    Promising review: "We cannot BEGIN to tell you what a lifesaver this is! We have two old fiberglass tubs with vinyl shower enclosures that no matter what amount of scrubbing we have done with everything from bleach to cleanser to vinegar and baking soda would NOT come clean. After I took my shower last night, I sprayed down the tub and walls. Within minutes, all the built-up water deposits and dirt and grime began to melt away in front of my eyes. I left it on overnight, and when I got up this morning, it did not look like the same tub and shower. This product is a godsend, especially for old folks like us who have difficulty getting down on our hands and knees and scrubbing anything. More importantly, it performs as advertised. We plan on using it as part of our weekly cleanup routine, in addition to purchasing the Wet and Forget Mold and Mildew Remover for use on the vinyl siding of our house. This is truly an overnight sensation!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $17.97.

    2. A Scrubbing Bubbles toilet cleaning stamp to polish your toilet with each flush. The stamp releases the cleaning gel, which foams and cleans your toilet.

    Scrubbing Bubbles /, Scrubbing Bubbles

    Promising review: "Keeps the bowl fresh, easy to use, and lasts as advertised!" —trytostayfit

    Get six stamps from Amazon for $3.97 (or Subscribe & Save for $3.77/month).

    3. 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 nontoxic cleaner is tough on dirt but gentle on porcelain so you can sit atop the glistening throne you deserve.

    Promising review: "We have very hard well water. Our brand new toilets were getting a gray stain where the water runs down the toilet bowl. No cleaner would completely remove the stains. The pumice did the trick without scratching the bowl. I love it when a product does what it’s advertised to do." —Mary M LeGore

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

    4. A mold and mildew remover because you can set it, forget it, and come back in a few hours to see grout that looks like new. I'm talking basically every speck of black mold is gone! *Cues up "Do You Believe in Magic"*

    Progression photo showing dark mold and mildew on shower tile grout disappearing overnight

    Promising review: "Used this product on some stains in the caulk around the bathtub. It took two applications for a couple of the tougher stains, but the product worked as advertised and the dark spots are now clear!" —McCoy

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    5. A plant-based stainless-steel cleaner and polish if your fridge has been covered in smudges and fingerprints for so long that you've forgotten how beautiful and shiny it once was. Reviewers say it helps keep your surfaces smudge free for longer, meaning less cleaning for you!

    Hand wiping a fridge door after applying the cleaner

    Promising review: "This is truly an amazing product. I cleaned all of my stainless steel over a week ago and it’s still spotless. With a 1-year-old and 4-year-old in the house this is not an easy feat for anything. This cleaner got my stainless steel squeaky clean and repels fingerprints just as advertised. The smell is pleasant and I feel good about using a natural product with no harsh chemicals." —CMcC

    Get a bottle on Amazon for $16.95.

    6. 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!


    Promising review: "Does as advertised!" —Amzn Cust

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

    7. 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

    Promising review: "Works as advertised." —Jade

    Get it from Amazon for $19.98.

    8. 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

    Promising review: "I bought this brush for my fiancée because she works away in the oil field. Her ring always gets dirty and she can’t clean when she’s away, so she throws this in her purse and it does a great job at cleaning and shining the ring up! She usually doesn’t even rinse it after like you should and it still looks amazing. Works as advertised — very happy!" —Jeremy R.

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    Check out my colleague's Diamond Dazzle Stik review to get more deets.

    9. A pack of bottle-cleaning tablets for anyone whose devotion to caffeine doesn't outweigh their laziness. 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 photo showing a stained mug, the mug with foaming liquid inside, and the mug after it's been cleaned looking shiny and brand new

    Promising review: "I had a few stainless cups, mugs, and S'well bottles that were so nasty looking with coffee buildup we had stopped using them. I was pleasantly surprised (actually amazed) by the way these tablets renewed my severely stained containers. I had to do a couple of travel mugs twice because I didn't use enough water, but this product is 100% as advertised. One tip I will pass along is to keep rinsing heavily stained items since the tablets will remove more debris than you will think possible. These are absolutely not a scam and performed waaay beyond my expectations!" —Dan Hearn

    Get 12 tablets from Amazon for $8.

    10. A bottle of hard water booster powder because your mugs look like the one on the left (aka cloudy) and you want them to look like the mug on the right (aka nice and shiny).

    reviewer photo of stained mug next to a clean mug after using powder

    Promising review: "I live in South Texas, and hard water is a problem. Believe me, my dishes and glasses come out sparkling clear with this stuff. It's not some kind of fakery: it works as advertised." —El Viejo Topo

    Get it from Amazon for $5.97 (or Subscribe & Save for $5.67/month).

    11. A no-rinse spot remover if your usual MO is to just ignore the mess. This'll lift even the most stubborn old stain, and it doesn't require you to rinse or vacuum after you spray.

    Promising review: "AWESOME PRODUCT!! I’m not great at remembering to write reviews but I HAVE to write one for this product! This came in the mail yesterday and I immediately used it on a large spot on my carpet; it worked almost instantly and just as easily as advertised! I would HIGHLY recommend this and will definitely buy it again! I only wish I had taken a before and after picture- you wouldn’t believe how well it works!!" —JP

    Get it on Amazon for $11.47.

    12. An odor-eliminating spray that'll erase stains and stenches fast. Each spray releases bacteria that feeds on the ammonia left behind after your pet's accidents, eliminating the urine completely and deterring your pet from peeing in the same spot again.

    The spray

    Promising review: "I have used many products that claim to be odor eliminators and stain removers, but WOW! This one does EXACTLY what it says. I have some spots on my carpet from an elderly dog. I used it on some spots that I'd tried to remove with my carpet shampoo machine and it had little effect. I used this once on those spots and odor are GONE!!! The BIG plus for me, too, is that this product is made in the USA!!!! Great product and works absolutely as advertised. I will definitely be buying another bottle!!!" —desertrat

    Get it from Amazon for $19.97 (or Subscribe & Save for $18.97/month).

    Check out our in-depth Rocco & Roxie Professional Strength Stain & Odor Eliminator review.

    13. A gel dust cleaner so you can say goodbye to that annoying crumb that's stuck between your R and T keys. Smushing this lemon-scented slime on your keyboard is weirdly soothing and the end result is dust-free keys.


    Promising review: "This gooey dust collector does exactly what the advertising states: cleans down into the keyboard and grabs all the dust as well as what collects on top." —DJ ONeal

    Get it from Amazon for $6.63.

    14. A pet hair remover to do the dang job. This thingamajig couldn't be easier to use; just run it over your carpet, couch, clothes, car seats, and more and it'll collect pet fur that's deeply embedded.

    Reviewer photo showing the pile of fur this tool removed from a chair

    Promising review: "Just as advertised. Easy to use and definitely removes the hair." —ksh

    Get it from Amazon for $10.19.

    15. A cast-iron scrubber, which is just a piece of chainmail, for lifting leftover food grit — not the pan's seasoning. This'll save you a heck of a lot of time now that you're not trying to scrub away stubborn stains with a fragile sponge.

    Because this scrubber is metal, you should avoid using it on nonstick pans as it can scratch and damage the surface.

    Promising review: "Works exactly as advertised (if not better). I was skeptical when I bought it for my new cast-iron grill pan, but I was desperate for something to clean off the burned-on food bits between the grates. This easily scraped off the bits even after several days left on the pan. Very easy to use. I would recommend this product to anyone buying cast iron, especially grill pans." —David T

    Get it on Amazon for $21.99. This customer review is long but it's full of great tips if you end up purchasing this scrubber.

    16. A jetted tub cleaner, because yes, you have to clean the inside of your tub — like the inside, inside. This cleanser will quickly flush out soap scum and body oils that are gunking up your tub's jets.

    Promising review: "This product worked as advertised. We purchased a house without knowing the tub sat for quite awhile. We turned it on and black flakes started rapidly coming out. We used countless cleaners to clean it out, but nothing worked. This is the first product that actually made a difference. The flakes ended up withering away in the water during the 15-minute cleaning. I used a wet rag and cleaned the tub out as instructed. Works great!" —Jason

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

    17. 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.,

    Promising review: "I was using a carpet cleaner company to do cleaning once a year. Their price increased a lot, so I decided to invest in owning my own carpet cleaner. I'm 80 years old and had no problem cleaning my carpet. It does what is advertised. Easy to run and does a great job (one year since carpet was cleaned). I get lots of traffic in my house especially during summer and fall months because of garden. I couldn't believe the amount of dirt this machine picked up! I thought the commercial was an exaggeration when showing the dirty water. No way — it really does pick up so much dirt. I will clean my carpet more frequently now. It will have paid for itself in two shots!" —Claudette S

    Get it from Amazon for $224.99.

    18. A pack of foaming garbage disposal cleaners that'll deodorize your sink ASAP, because if you have to smell last week's rotting veggie peels for one more minute you just might scream.


    Promising review: "Like other reviewers I liked that this product really works as advertised. The blue foam takes a while to disappear, which means it's getting more time to clean. In my sink, which is a double, some foam also came up the non-disposal side, so make sure you don't have any dishes there either. Total cleaning time is about 1–2 minutes. Note that it's not an abrasive cleaner, and if your disposal is rusty it won't fix that, but it will freshen up and remove any problem with smells coming up from the disposal. In my case, it also helped the non-disposal side. Better and safer than bleach." —C. Hawkins

    Get a pack (good for four uses) from Amazon for $6.25.

    19. A broom for pet hair so you spend less time unearthing trapped fur from your carpet. The rubber head works 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 so it can reach practically any mess.,

    Promising review: "This baby worked great. I vacuumed and then used this broom. It brought up a lot of hair and even toenail clippings that had worked their way down into the carpet (gross, I know). You do need to work in small areas. I started with the rake part to help bring up the first layer, then the squeegee for even further down. By doing both, and working in a small one foot radius, it truly did as advertised. It was hard work and you will need to take breaks when doing a larger area. I just did the small walkway from my door to the bed (small room) which is where my dog tends to sleep at night (see pics). I did not use it on hardwood- I just vacuum those areas." —Michelle

    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.

    20. A bleach pen to make cleaning your grout as simple as coloring in the lines. It's also great for spot-treating stains on clothes.

    Infographic showing how to use the pen

    Promising review: "Just like advertised." —Cindy Lee

    Get two bleach pens from Amazon for $10.98.

    21. A rust-remover spray for obliterating those embarrassing brown stains on your shower walls in the blink of an eye.

    Promising review: "Our water conditioner was not working and I was concerned about iron stains in the bathrooms. I bought this product and it worked just like it was advertised. Sprayed it on, let it sit, and then wiped the stains away. I will be sure to always have some on hand." —Haag

    Get it from Amazon for $4.98.

    22. 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.

    Promising review: "Yes, you can clean your dishwasher without utilizing a pre-packaged cleaner. Call me lazy. This was simple to use, smelled good, and I was pleasantly surprised when I opened the dishwasher after the recommended cleaning cycle. This product actually did what it advertises that it will do! Great results, fairly economical — and it works!" —Old Southern Charm

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

    23. A blind cleaner brush if you don't have the time or energy to clean each blind individually. Work smarter not harder!


    Promising review: "This is an awesome, easy to use product. It does exactly what it is advertised to do and makes blind cleaning manageable." —LaVon Ausman

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99 (also available in green).

    24. A robot vacuum that'll do your dirty work. All you have to do is set its cleaning schedule — then you can forget all about it.

    Reviewer photo of the vacuum's receptacle showing how much fur it sucked up

    Promising review: "I purchased this vacuum as an upgrade to my old one that doesn't go on carpets. I have been using it for a few months and I highly recommend it to anyone. It works exactly as advertised on bare floors, carpets and rugs. The noise is barely noticeable and it works its way around chairs legs, corners and whatever else. I have pets and kids and this vacuum has been a great help for me on keeping my floor (all of them!) tidy. I couldn't be happier on this purchase." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $219.99.

    Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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