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27 Products That'll Make Your Entire Home Cleaner Than It's Ever Been

No elbow grease necessary.

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1. A fume-free oven cleaner because sometimes you need a little chemistry (thanks, Science!) to undo years of baked-on grime.

Promising review: "I let Easy Off stay overnight in an oven with two grill racks. Both oven and grill racks where ready for the junkyard due to loads of buildup. Even scratching with a knife didn't help much. But!! Easy Off removed everything. I wouldn't believed this if I didn't see it myself." β€”Amazon Customer

Get a can on Amazon for $5.97 (as an add-on).

2. A glass cooktop cleaning kit that comes complete with a heavy-duty scrubber, a razor blade, and a bottle of powerful cleaner β€” basically everything you need to conquer even the messiest of burners so it shines like new.

Promising review: "I hadn't thoroughly scrubbed my glass cooktop in years, only wiped down with random multipurpose cleaners which never seemed to do much. Then a friend recommended this product... AMAZING! The included scrubbers and scrapers really make the difference. As others have said it will leave your cooktop shiny and new... Even marks that had been on there for years came almost completely off... 98% better. The key is to use very little product. Let it dry to a haze and buff with a clean dry cotton towel, just like waxing a car." β€”B. Swartwood

Get the kit on Amazon for $9.99.

3. A garbage disposal cleaner β€” its foam reaches into the depths of the disposal and your sink pipes to clean every last inch.

Note that if you're disposal's clogged, though, this definitely won't take care of the problem. For that, you'll probably need to call a plumber.

Promising review: "I had noticed my disposal had a bad smell to it, but I rent my apartment and the landlord doesn’t do a great job at coming to take a look at things. I got this to use to clean it and hopefully help with the smell and back up I was seeing. I’ve been using it once a week, and I have noticed a difference. The smell is gone and the disposal just sounds happier when being used.

These are VERY simple to use. Take a packet (DO NOT open it) and put in sink after having warm water running for about a minute. Turn on the disposal. Run until the blue foam goes away. Perfection!" β€”L. Johnson

Get a pack of eight uses on Amazon for $10.19.

4. And a garbage disposal cleaning brush you can reuse indefinitely to disperse all the gunk and buildup stuck lurking just beneath the rubber splash guard.,

Promising review: "Mr. Scrappy is amazing! It cleans the stuck on gunk inside the disposal SO good! Move it around vigorously with hot water running into it. Just make sure you cover it and the disposal hole BEFORE you pull it out because all the loose gunk comes out with it. Once it's clean (no longer slings gunk out when pulled out) pour some Pine Sol on it, (I prefer the Lavender) swish it around in the disposal, pull it out and your garbage disposal will smell clean and fresh! I highly recommend this product." β€”Okie Pl

Get it on Amazon for $14.93.

5. A pack of dishwasher cleaning tablets to disband any limescale or mineral buildup β€” you deserve a dishwasher that *actually* gets your dishes clean.

Promising review: "This has been the most effective dishwasher cleaner that I have ever used. Easy to use, and does the job at a great price. This stuff really cleans out that old dishwasher "funk" that happens after having a dishwasher for 10+ years. It even improved the quality of the cleaning of dishes, which was a claim I was skeptical about, but it actually seemed to de-scale the sprayers and drains. I was quite pleased with this product and plan to run one of these every couple months." β€”C. Costa

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

6. A one-step stainless steel cleaner and polish that repels dirt, grease, and fingerprints because it's important to be able to y'know, actually use your appliances after they're clean, and still have them look like you cleaned.

Promising review: "I have one appliance (the fridge) that is not the newer fingerprint resistant stainless steel. I used this product ONCE when I got it a couple months ago β€” to get rid of all the fingerprints β€” and honestly, I haven't had to go back and clean my fridge again. I've even had the fridge moved in and out of it's spot in order to fix a leak and repaint the baseboard. Still no obvious finger prints. I also use it on the black enamel of my range after I clean off spills and grease. This product helps to resist dust which was the thing I noticed most when I cleaned with regular cleaners. Great product and nice cloth too!" β€”Leslie Tremayne

Get it and a microfiber cleaning cloth on Amazon for $14.97.

7. A set of brushes to attach to your drill and go to town on essentially any grimy surface, from cooked-on grease on a stovetop to built-up dirt in a bathtub to the accumulated years of grime on tile.

Just make sure to use them only on surfaces you're pretty sure they won't scratch! You can alway test in a discreet area first to be sure.

Promising review: "I bought this on a whim because my walk-in shower is just a pain to clean. I'm 51 and I guess I've just been old school with how I clean, so hand scrubbing it was for years. The FIRST time I used this to clean my shower it took five minutes AND it scrubbed my shower more clean than it has been in years. In the corners, the floor, the glass door...everything came out squeaky clean. I'm NEVER cleaning my shower by hand again." β€”Terry

Get the set of three brushes on Amazon for $11.95.

8. A 31-inch cleaning brush so you can dust your refrigerator coils, which means your fridge won't have to work so hard to keep everything cool.

You're supposed to clean the coils about once a year. It can also clean out your dryer's lint catcher, depending on the type of dryer you have. BTW, some newer fridges don't need their coils cleaned at all β€” check your user manual to be sure!

Promising reviews: "I used this successfully to clean the compressor coils underneath my refrigerator. The brush had the appropriate amount of flexibility and length to remove the dust between and below the coils and heat dissipation fins and the tip on the brush protected against puncturing the coils/fins." β€”William L Richards

"This brush works to quickly and easily clean a dryer lint screen opening. I used the brush with my shop vac to clean my dryer lint screen opening, which is inside the door, and my mother's, which is located on top of the dryer. The brush did a good job reaching deep into the units and pulling out dust and lint. The shop vac helped keep the job clean and easy. Money well spent." β€”Stephen Mischenko

Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

And get a tutorial on how to use it from Frugally Blonde.

9. A daily granite cleaner to keep your stone in tip-top-shape, and counter any accidental stains or spills.

Promising review: "It worked a lot better than I expected after I first sprayed it on. The shine lasts now for two weeks. The company was very good about after sale β€” emailing me not to over spray to keep from streaking β€” twice they sent me the email. It is on my list of repeaters. It is not designed to take out any hard stain you have, nor be a sealer, but it shines and cleans like a champ." dwhite0849

Get it on Amazon for $12.99

10. And an oil stain remover that works wonders on basically any kind of stone (whether it's untreated *or* sealed and polished) because you shouldn't have to live with the consequences of that one leaky bottle of olive oil. / BuzzFeed

It works on marble, granite, limestone, travertine, slate, sandstone, grout (for ceramic and porcelain tile), masonry, and concreteΒ β€” and it won't discolor the surface of the stone even one bit!

Promising review: "Had an oil stain on my West Elm untreated marble top buffet from a kids toy that was left there. I purchased the StoneTech oil stain remover and crossed my fingers that it would work. Followed the directions, waited 72 hrs to let's dry completely and then scraped it off with a credit card. It worked perfectly! I couldn't be happier with the results. I highly recommend this product!" β€”marv

Get a can of it on Amazon for $8.07.

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11. A bottle of mold and mildew cleaner made with a no-odor gel, which makes it stick to your tile grout and caulking so it can actually do its work. Gross mildew, begone!,

Promising review: "Wow! I would give this 10 stars if I could. We've had issues for a few years with the caulking behind the handle of our kitchen faucet turning black from mildew. We've scrubbed with what seems like a million different products, with no luck. We were actually just talking about ripping out the caulking and doing a total replacement. But, my husband saw this online the other day and decided to order it. Almost immediately when he applied it, you could see it was starting to work. We left it on overnight and the black is COMPLETELY GONE! It's incredible. 1000% worth the (small) investment." β€”Nicole D.

Get it on Amazon for $12.99.

12. An extendable tub and tile scrubber so you don't have to bend over to clean the tub or somehow figure out how to safely fit a stepstool or ladder in your tiny bathroom (or your huge walk-in shower).

Promising review: "I was concerned that this brush wouldn't be sturdy enough and that I would have to apply an insane amount of pressure to get it to clean properly. I was wrong. I have a huge step up jetted tub, and cleaning in it, and around the back side top of it is a pain. I decided to give this product a chance and I'm glad I did. The sponge on the end is hard, it isn't a soft sink sponge you'd use for dishes. The handle extends a good distance and allows you to clean harder to reach areas. I use this in and around the tub, and in the walk in shower. If you have a bad back or knees, I would give this product a try." β€”Gino

Get it on Amazon for $12.99.

13. A soft cleanser to bust up hard water stains on tile or glass without expending your full elbow grease reserves for the day.

Promising review: "Like a hot knife through butter for built up hard water stains on my glass shower doors. I've tried everything and this stuff worked in two minutes. Made me a little embarrassed it took so long to find something so effective. I haven't tried it on anything else yet but I guarantee I'll be reordering just to have extra. Just can't have enough of a good thing." β€”Amazon Customer

Get the cleanser on Amazon β€” $11.30 for a two-bottle pack, or $8.08 for just one.

14. And a daily cleaner to spray on that clean glass at the end of each shower β€” it will actually *prevent* hard water build up, so you don't have to haul out the heavy duty products so often.

It's the middle product pictured above β€” you just spray it on after your shower, no rinsing required!

Promising review: "Our shower has one of those full length glass doors that was impossible to keep from hazing over with soap scum. We even use a squeegee on the door after every shower, and it still managed to build up on the door. I have tried so many different cleaners, but had just about given up on ever having a spotless glass door. I decided to try this stuff since I love the smell of eucalyptus, so even if it didn't work, it wouldn't be a total loss.

Now we use the squeegee as usual, and then spray the door with this shower cleaner and the door is completely clear. No scrubbing. No wiping. I love it!" β€”girlgeek

Get a bottle from Prime Pantry for $2.99, or a pack of two bottles for $15.79, both on Amazon.

15. A jetted bathtub cleaner because if you've never done a deep cleanse on your jacuzzi tub, you're basically bathing naked with years of built-up body oils, dead skin cells, and other dirt and grime.,

Promising review: "Wahhhh! So gross! Caused dry heaves and I don't even have a weak stomach. I had just cleaned my jets two weeks prior and they were running clean with no "black monsters" shooting out. I just thought they were clean. Oh no. I was wrong.

Ran once with Oh Yuk and this greasy green and brown and black goo kept coming out. Then I ran a tub of pure water and all these 1" by 1" flakes of biofilm were floating around which I've never seen. So I'm assuming the Oh Yuk loosened this stuff up from the tubes. I noticed that if I cut the jets on and off several times it's almost like the pressure just made more and more shoot out. I would recommend turning them on and off several times as well as running them for 15 minutes. Ran the Oh Yuk again (more goo) followed by another one with pure water. It now runs clean!!!

I highly recommend watching the suds...mine came dangerously close to overflowing the tub. I also took a full bucket of water and poured over the filter several times and all this crap came out. I'm here to order a gallon of this stuff. I recommend this to any jetted tub owners!" β€”KW

Get a 16 oz bottle (which is four cleanings-worth) for $16.99, two 16 oz bottles for $30.49, or a gallon for $56.99, all on Amazon.

16. A drain millipede that reaches deep into your sink and shower drains to extract the slime-and-hair monster that's been lurking for weeks, making your drains extra slow.,

Promising review: "Never has my flabber been so ghasted. For a sub-$6 tool, this worked amazingly great. Pulled out a 3.5-foot-long hair monster from the shower drain. User tip: when you pull back a little and feel resistance, reinsert the millipede and twist (a pair of pliers helps with this) like your life depended on it. This gets the clog to wrap around the little tines a lot more and gives you stronger leverage to unclog the nasty SOB.

The times are so clingy, that is near impossible to clean off the hair clog afterwards. Makes this essentially a one use tool, which I'm ok with. I don't have to clean and store a drain snake for a once a year (at most) use." β€”J.M.

Get one on Amazon for $4.86.

17. A pair of scrub brushes that have your back no matter how stuck-on or deeply-embedded the grime at hand happens to be.,

Promising review: "I HIGHLY recommend these brushes for grout. If you are on the fence of β€œEhhh do I NEED a grout brush? I could just scrub the floor...”. Stop. Get these brushes. They are stiff and cut down the elbow grease time incredibly. Plus you can use them on anything.

PROS: Sturdy, easy to clean, solid brushes.

CON: Hands may "hurt" a bit after use due to elbow grease." β€”Jennifer

Get the two on Amazon for $5.99.

18. A pumice stone β€” it beats back even the worst hard water buildup on toilets and tubs, so you can enjoy having a bathroom that actually looks clean again.

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, since I was sick of seeing them and covering them up with blue bowl cleaner tablets.

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 $7.99.

19. Once your toilet's clean, a stamp-in gel that will actually keep it that way week after week β€” all you have to do is press it beneath the rim, and let it do the work., Scrubbing Bubbles /

You just have to re-stamp every 12 days or so, depending on how often that particular toilet's flushed. (Pro tip, make sure to stamp it somewhere in the bowl it won't, erm, become a "target" and get sprayed off before its time.)

Promising review: "These are amazing and I'm bummed I haven't tried them until now! Warning: possible TMI ahead!

We're big fans of the 'if it's yellow, let it mellow' potty practice in our home as it conserves a serious amount of water if you flush every 3-4 tinkles vs every time....anyways! We used to use the Clorox pucks in the toilet tank, however a recent move to a home with very hard water has rendered our beloved Clorox tabs useless and I found myself scrubbing our toilets every few days. These little gems are easy to use and with our limited flushing, one application tends to last around two weeks before it starts to lose it's smell and effectiveness. But it kept our bowls clean and the bathroom smelling fresh." β€”Stephanie

Get a pack that lasts 20 weeks on Amazon for $6.54

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20. A wood polish and conditioner that practically erases damage as if it was never there, like your antique beside tables that have had one too many water glasses sweat on them overnight.

Promising review: "OMG! This is the most AMAZING product! We inherited some antique furniture from the '30s that had been in storage forever... it was dry and dirty and not much to look at. I used this product on it and the oak wood literally came alive showing the beautiful grain and texture of the wood. I have since used it on my oak kitchen cabinets and they look AMAZING! I will never use anything else other than this product on my wood surfaces! No greasy feel... fantastic smell!" β€”Tiffany Sadowski

Get a bottle on Amazon for $8.48.

21. A carpet stain remover to work its magic on any lingering dirt, rust, or grease stains that you haven't been able to extract with literally anything else.

Promising reviews: "Fantastic product and does what it promises. I had purchased several cleaning products to remove a stain from my mattress from my dog vomiting. This is the only one that got it out. I now keep this in my cupboard at all times." β€”Book Bandit

"I had terrible rust and oil stains all over the seats of my car when I bought it. I tried other cleaners to get it out, but they actually made the stains darker. I took it to the dealership to see if they could get it out and they flat out told me no, so I gave up and lived with it for almost five years. I tried this after it was recommended by a friend. I sprayed it on and literally watched the stain run right off my seat. It was amazing! I thought I was going to have to pay hundreds of dollars to replace the seats in my car because nothing else would work. This stuff really is awesome!" β€”Brittany

Get a 32 oz bottle on Amazon for $11.97.

22. Or a lightweight carpet cleaner because there's nothing more satisfying than watching this technological wonder suck up a seemingly-permanent stain right before your eyes.

Promising reviews: "I've been using this for several months and it is by far the best carpet cleaner I've ever used. It has paid for itself many times over. Between my two boys, dog, and husband, our carpet really takes a beating. This removed old stains in my elderly parents basement that my kids and their pets have absolutely destroyed over the years. And the stains have not reappeared since the cleaning!! It takes patience, but if you're thorough with this cleaner, it can do wonders. I usually pretreat spots with Oxyclean Max Force and then I use Folex or the Bissell cleaner in the Powerlift. You MUST vacuum really well before using. It's so satisfying to see how much this picks up and how clean it leaves the carpet. For the price and quality, you cannot beat this machine." β€”Katie jay

"Works great, especially with kids and a multi-pet household! NOTE: DO NOT use heat or hot water on pet stains and soiled areas! Use cool water. Heat sets the odor; even if you can't smell it, Fluffy and Fido can! This is advice from16+ years in the veterinary field." β€”AMD

If you're dealing with pet-and-people stains (like set-in puppy pee), then make sure to pretreat with an enzyme cleaner (get a highly-rated one on Amazon for $10.99), and consider using a pet-specific formula in the machine, too (like this highly-rated one, $19.97).

Get the carpet cleaning machine on Amazon for $75.99.

23. A rubber broom because even the heavy-duty pet vacuums don't get every last piece of embedded pet hair β€” but this can.,

Promising review: "I bought this broom 2 years ago and it is still going strong! I have 4 large breed dogs and we have fur β€” EVERYWHERE! This works so so well! I came back and purchased one for my neighbor and sent one to my favorite pet rescue down south. I am always amazed at what this picks up even after I just ran the vacuum. If you remove the head from the handle you can use the head to do in all the crevices along baseboards where fur gets trapped on the carpets. I also use it that way to do the carpet corners on the stairs. Lastly I use it to get dust and cobwebs off the floors and ceilings. It truly is a super tool." β€”Roseann

Get it on Amazon for $15.99

24. A pack of washing-machine tablets to dissolve and wash away any odor-causing residue in your front-loader so you clothes stop coming out smelling less than clean.,

Although if you struggle with lots of mold in your machine, you may want to start pulling out any parts that stay wet for too long (like the detergent tray) when you're done with all laundry from the day, so they can actually dry.

Promising review: "Washer started smelling a bit funky several months after we got it. I didn't understand why I couldn't just run bleach in my machine to clean it out occasionally, until I actually ran one of these tablets (free sample with my washer).

The key is that the tablet goes in the washer drum, and doesn't dissolve right away. So as the washer runs through several repeated cycles of fill, agitate, and drain β€” the tablet is still there, sudsing up the water on cycle #2 and #3. If you just put bleach in the soap dispenser, it would all be gone after cycle #1. Also, this gets very sudsy and that probably helps it reach some areas of the machine that wouldn't otherwise get touched." β€”aberson

Get a six-month pack on Amazon for $12.98.

25. A bottle of Goo Gone β€” it makes removing everything from tape residue to mysterious sticky substances to old bumper stickers quick and painless.

Promising review: "This stuff is amazing. So far, I have used it to remove heavy adhesive from a tile floor where we had previously had an adhesive cover for a wire running across the area. I applied Goo Gone, scraped the majority of the adhesive and fibers off, then wiped off the remaining residue with a paper towel.

Additionally, I used it to clean grease off of wood veneer cabinets using a paper towel, and it was so effortless! We have a microwave above the stove, and I also used Goo Gone to clean grease from the exhaust vents, which was so much easier than ever before." β€”Cass

Get an 8 oz bottle on Amazon for $7.88.

26. An all-in-one window cleaning kit with a washing sponge on one side and a squeegee on the other so it's easy to get sparkling clean windows on the inside *and* the outside.

You simply make your window cleaning solution, dip the washer in it, scrub away, then flip it over to squeegee! (Some reviewers have trouble washing windows on the inside because they say it drips on their floors β€” you'd just have to be careful to squeeze out any excess water to make that work.)

Promising review: "Wow! This tool is the bargain of the year. I have always been old school when it comes to cleaning windows. Window cleaner and newspapers. However, my windows have been getting gunked up on the outside from humidity and pollen, and cleaning them has become more and more of a chore. The cleaner part is great for lifting up the dirt, and the squeegee wipes everything off with no streaks. The cleaning goes much faster and the results are much better. I wish I had found this tool a long time ago." β€”Boston Customer

Get it for $12.20, a four-foot extension pole for $19.28, and the seven-foot extension pole for $17.64, all on Amazon.

27. A three-piece extendable duster set so you can reach over, under, and around all of your furniture, appliances, and fans without pushing chairs around or lugging out the ladder.

It comes with two handles, one short one and one extendable (from 24 to 49 inches), and two duster heads. One is a dual-sided microfiber: a flatter side perfect for grabbing and holding onto dirt and dust, and one made of "fingers" that grab and hold dust bunnies and hair. The other's a fluffy chenille, good for bending at whatever angle you need and brushing dust and dirt off of all kinds of ~elevated surfaces~, from ceiling fans to crown molding.

Promising review: "Hard to get excited about cleaning products, but these microfiber heads are great! They are super soft and very effective at picking up dust. They were also perfect for attaching to my super long extension handle (with a standard screw on end). Dusting the construction dust from the walls in our church seemed like a big job, but was done in no time using these attachments." β€”Kathi

Get it on Amazon for $19.99.

Here's to a house cleaned so easily it seems like a wizard did the work!


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