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    26 Things To Help You Deep-Clean Places You Probably Don't Remember To Clean

    Not to be a nag or anything, really should be cleaning these places.

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    1. A bottle of oven cleaner you can just spray on and wipe off to reveal a perfectly clean oven — no more smoke alarms going off when you try to cook.

    Promising review: “Simply UNBELIEVABLE. Fume-free and no gloves needed, but it dissolves ANYTHING cooked on! Had not cleaned oven EVER. Simply sprayed on, shut door overnight, and wiped off with paper towels. Do not have to dread cleaning oven ever again! Can use for everyday spot cleaning, when you only have to let it sit for a couple hours for minor things. Used on broiler pan that would not scrub clean with even steel wool; no need to scrub ever again now! My Crock-Pot leaked over the bowl and burned on the inside heating chamber; just sprayed, covered, wiped in morning. Plan on using to clean the grill in spring, and I am sure it will make it a breeze.” —Andrew J.

    Get a can from Amazon for $5.99.

    2. A pack of washing machine cleaner tablets that'll ensure your clothes are really clean — they even get the gross buildup that can happen under the seal of front-loading washers.,

    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 because not only did it clean my machine, but it eliminated the nasty smell that always transferred to my clothes thanks to a buildup of mold I didn't even know about. Every month now, I toss a tablet into the drum and let it work its magic. Now my machine is cleaner than ever, and my clothes always smell wonderfully fresh. I highly recommend this to everyone.” —Kelli Crawford

    Get a pack of six tabs from Amazon for $11.98.

    3. A flexible snake to get the disgusting gunk out of your sink and shower drains with just a few twists.,

    It has over 4,000 micro-hooks to grab every single clog, and it's super flexible so you don't have to disassemble your drain to use it. For the full breakdown on this magical lil' guy (and a ton of disgustingly satisfying photos of it in use), check out a BuzzFeed editor's full write-up.

    Promising review: “I tried every drain cleaner known to mankind in an attempt to clear my bathtub's drain and nothing worked. Seriously, dudes, NOTHING worked. After reading the reviews on this, I figured what the heck, let's give it a try. I wore elbow-length rubber gloves and a medical face mask; I was ready for battle (I highly recommend you do this as well because the splash back is REAL and it smells of demon butt). After shoving it down the drain just once, the most god-awful-looking sea monster of a stinky hair clump came out. I did it about a dozen more times until no more hair monsters came up. I turned on the faucet, and that sound of water finally draining through the pipes was like angels singing the 'Hallelujah' choir. That pipe is CLEAR, my dudes! I can finally take showers again without feeling like I'm standing in a goopy stank pond!” —Kayla Cooper

    Get it from Amazon for $5.28.

    4. A dryer vent cleaning kit that'll do more than just get rid of a lot of crud — that accumulated lint is slowing down your dryer and is actually a major fire hazard.,

    The kit comes with four flexible rods that will reach up to 12 feet, two brushes, and three adapters, depending on if you're using air from a shop vac, blower, or the dryer itself. It can be used with or without a drill ($22.94).

    Promising review: “Works great. I used it and an extension kit with extra rods to clean a 21-foot-long vent with two right-angle turns and it did a fantastic job with the adapter that lets you put the rod through and attach a shop vac. Got a TON of lint out, about a 5-gallon bucket full. Inside the vent was left shiny and clean. Good for safety, especially with such a long vent, and to my surprise, the dryer actually works quite a bit better now. On the auto cycle, I used to have to run it again if I was drying heavy things like jeans or blankets/comforters, etc., to fully dry things. Now it does it in one cycle and takes about 25% less time to go through the auto dry cycle.” —Caleb

    Get it from Amazon for $33.24 and an extension kit of rods to reach up to 24 feet for $18.45.

    5. A three-layer microfiber blinds duster, because there's so much trapped in between those slats, and wiping them all down individually is a real drag.,

    Promising review: “Blinds are good but a nuisance to dust and clean, but this little product works well, so I ended up buying a second set for my other house. The covers are microfiber, and you take them off and wash them. Having the extra covers is handy because one cover gets dust and dirt on it, and then what? You wash it, dry it, and continue the job? That's one way to do it. But having several of the little covers works well. Sometimes a little basic product is the best.” —Clutter Hater

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99 (comes with five microfiber sleeves).

    6. A pack of Bottle Bright tablets that'll completely remove the buildup in your metal tumbler and leave it sparkling.

    Promising review: “I'm not usually one to write reviews, but these cleaning tablets made my jaw drop. I have a metal Yeti mug that was stained from months of using it for tea. I have tried scrubbing it with Dawn and leaving that to sit, and nothing would get rid of the stains. I bought these after seeing it on BuzzFeed, thinking, 'Might as well give it a shot.' I put boiling water in the mug, popped in the tablet; it foamed like a volcano and I let it sit for half an hour. As the picture shows, my mug now looks brand-new. NO stains and I did ZERO scrubbing. My jaw dropped seeing how clean the mug was after I poured out the liquid. Best money spent on a cleaning product ever.” —Alex

    Get a pack of 12 from Amazon for $8.

    7. A jetted tub cleaner called "Oh Yuk" for a reason — it's definitely what you'll be saying when you see what's been lurking behind your jets.

    Promising review: “I bought this and some bath oil as a birthday present for my mom to celebrate her new jet tub. She was a bit put off and explained her tub has a fancy cleaning procedure and it was not needed. That was last month. Last week she called to tell me about the black gunk that came out after she used the product; today she told me she purchased it for her contractor, who put in the tub (he had not heard of it before), and when he used it, a disgusting amount of black schmutz emerged from HIS fancy self-cleaning tub!” —PrettyFunkyPunky

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

    8. A set of drill brushes that'll make cleaning those neglected corners in your shower easy and, dare I say it, fun?

    A drill isn't included with the brushes, but this highly rated one is just $22.94 on Amazon. It's perfect for the Drillbrush set because it's lightweight; it's corded, so you won't have to replace batteries during a big cleaning job; and it has a constant power button for maximum scrubbing.

    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.” —Terry

    Get a set of three brushes from Amazon for $14.95 (available in five colors).

    9. A pack of dishwasher cleaner tablets to eliminate buildup on the inside of your machine, which will help it get your dishes actually clean.

    Promising review: “Works extremely well. We haven't done any cleaning on our dishwasher in five years, and the sliding dish trays were tough to pull out or push in, there was detergent buildup all over the inside, and there was a milky film on all our cups. I bought Affresh, ran the dishwasher with two tablets while it was empty, and the difference was astounding. There was still some buildup 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 or buildup around the door seals. I'm going to be buying Affresh from now on, and hopefully it will extend the life of my dishwasher.” —Martoune

    Get a pack of six from Amazon for $3.70.

    10. A pack of garbage disposal foaming tablets that'll lift up all those accumulated food particles that are probably causing that less-than-pleasant smell in your kitchen.

    Promising review: “I ran full hot water for a minute or two, then put it to the smallest trickle I could. It took some effort for my sink handle to actually trickle. After seeing that it says it only takes two minutes (mine was closer to four), I thought, 'No way it will work.' I can literally hear how much easier the disposal spins. I can see the metal, which used to be black. I'm in an apartment where it has probably never been cleaned. The second sink drain I didn't even know was white until this. It had a layer of brown gunk. Simply amazing, I'm shocked how well this stuff works.” —J. Peace

    Get a pack of four from Amazon for $5.08.

    11. A HEPA-grade air filter so you can literally clean! the! air! And reduce allergens and dust in your environment.,

    Promising review: “We have two of these air purifiers and have had them for about eight months. They really do work at removing dust. We don't sneeze daily anymore. And our 10-year-old daughter does not suffer from asthma anymore. It really gets dirty on the charcoal filter; it gets thick with dust and dirt, so we know it really does work well. We run these for 24/7 on high and never had any issues. They are worth the cost.” —Jay

    Get it from Amazon for $59.99.

    12. A flexible brush that'll clean the lint trap in your dryer (another fire hazard!) or your refrigerator coils to help it cool more efficiently.

    Promising review: “I consider myself a bit of a neat freak and never knew this existed. I used this to clean under my fridge and in my dryer, and I got more dust/lint than I was anticipating. It was gross. It was easy to use and clean. I also liked how I could bend it to get into the harder-to-reach spots.” —Danielle Edlund

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99.

    13. A mold- and mildew-removing gel, because that nasty buildup in the corners of your bathroom and kitchen isn't gonna go away on its own.

    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. 1,000% worth the (small) investment.” —Nicole D.

    Get it from Amazon for $10.70.

    14. A dual-ended electronics brush for getting out all the crumbs and dust hanging out on your phone and in between your keys.

    Promising review: “I purchased this because it's hard to get that dust/dirt off that can accumulate between the keys. Many brushes (including some toothbrushes) are a little too stiff and in some cases could even cause a problem. This presents a solution. The uses for this product are almost endless. The brush bristles are extremely soft (think even softer than soft paintbrushes) and are good for usage on finishes that can easily scratch (ex: acrylic). The silicone wiper's chisel tip gives you incredible precision when working with smaller electronics/components. Like the brush, the silicone wiper works well on surfaces that are easily cosmetically damaged. With an excellent design, useful features, great ergos, and a reasonable price, I highly recommend this brush.” —ZapNZs

    Get it from Amazon for $5.99.

    15. A leather conditioning spray, because your couches, cars, purses, and jackets all deserve to look their absolute best.

    Promising review: “Works amazing! I have two big dogs who are constantly taking naps on our new leather couches, and this cleaner works so well to clean and make couches look flawless. I love the cleaner and conditioner combination. The convenience of the spray pump and microfiber towel gets the tough-to-scrub dirt out, especially along the bottom of the couches, where dirt can be most noticeable. Overall, very impressive!” —Nathan Coughlan

    Get it from Amazon for $15.98.

    16. An Angry Mama who'll harness the power of steam to loosen all that caked-on spaghetti sauce in your microwave so you can remove it with just a quick wipe.

    Promising review: “Seven minutes in the microwave. Seven minutes and the water and vinegar steamed out. I was apprehensive, waiting to see how little this worked, and dreading the smell of vinegar I was so sure would overpower me. The microwave beeped, letting me know it was done. I waited that one minute afterward, opened the microwave door, and was surprised that the vinegar smell was NOT overpowering. Sure, it lingered a little, but it was faint, and when I wiped the microwave down, all the gunk in there wiped right off! I love the Angry Mama! I'm so glad I got this! It even came a bit faster than I was expecting when it shipped. I do not regret this purchase at all! I even have one for the microwave at work! Now, that will be the true test...” —Sallie Duncan

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    17. A tarnish-removing solution to shine up your silver in a flash — with this, your jewelry will be sparkling in no time.

    Simply put your silver jewelry in the included basket and dip it in the solution. In less than 10 seconds, the tarnish will be completely gone! Just be careful not to soak most gemstones, since prolonged contact with the solution can damage them — all you need in that case is a quick dip and then a gentle wipe-down. Also, like most jewelry cleaners, this isn't safe for use with pearls.

    Promising review: “I have several pieces of upscale silver jewelry that have tarnished to the point of being unwearable. Not a great investment. I have tarnish wipes, and those work well enough, but they are really designed for cutlery and not jewelry. Wipes don't get into the crevices of design work; nor do they get inside links on chains. I had come to accept that, no matter what I did, my silver pieces were always going to be a bit dirty looking. When I got this dip, I wasn't expecting much. All I can say is this: WOW. I opened the jar and dipped in half of a very tarnished (nearly black) bracelet for no more than a second, just to test it. When I pulled it out, I literally squealed. It was like new! Not a bit of tarnish, not a bit of dark, just that pure silver color. However, the smell of this stuff will knock you over. I *highly* recommend wearing rubber gloves when you use this (I didn't but will from now on) and rinsing your jewelry thoroughly after dipping and before wearing.” —abby

    Get it from Amazon for $7.95.

    18. An iron cleaner that'll rescue your iron if you ever accidentally used it on a shirt before checking the label and were left with a melted mess.

    Promising review: “Amazing product! Iron was used at too high a setting on a polyester blouse. I was able to clean it in less than 10 minutes with almost no effort. The iron is as good as new, which is more than I can say about the blouse.” —RJ

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    19. A bottle of Bar Keeper's Friend that'll shine up just about anything, from stainless steel to brass to porcelain and beyond.

    Check out how a BuzzFeed writer cleaned basically her entire house — everything from bathtubs to stove tops! — in her full review of Bar Keeper's Friend.

    Promising review: “Great product. It's abrasive enough to get at things that need it, but also gentle enough so it doesn't wear away at what you're cleaning. My primary use is on certain brand-name enameled cast iron products. After use, they begin to show residue from the gas stove and whatever you cook in it. A little bit of this and some elbow grease has them looking like new, both inside and out. Our other main usage is on chromed bathroom fixtures. This quickly brings them back up to a mirrorlike shine.” —Weebus

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $8.99.

    20. A cooktop cleaning kit to blast away even the most stubborn of stains and leave your stove top with a mirror finish.

    The kit contains a bottle of cleaning solution, a scraper to remove cooked-on food, a scrubbing pad, and a reusable handle for the pad.

    Promising review: “Works amazing! I hadn't thoroughly scrubbed my glass cooktop in years, only wiped down with random multicleaners, 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. The key is to use very little product. Let dry to a haze and wipe with a clean dry cotton towel. Just like waxing a car.” —B. Swartwood

    Get the kit from Amazon for $11.48.

    21. A pumice stone that'll defeat stubborn hard-water stains, even the ones that you thought were basically a permanent part of the toilet bowl.

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

    Get it from Amazon for $9.13.

    22. A bottle of Goo Gone to absolutely clobber any sticky residue you've got and keep dust from accumulating in the future.

    Promising review: “Always have loved Goo Gone. My dad used to use it when we were growing up to remove an array of different things that were usually hard to remove, mostly sticky residue from stickers or price tags. I still use it to this day and just ordered some more. It effortlessly (with as little as a napkin or paper towel) removes stubborn adhesive or residue and cleans quickly, cutting through all sorts of things. Very impressed as always." —Arok5

    Get it from Amazon for $7.42.

    23. A wheel cleaner that does look a little gruesome when you apply it, but it will get your wheels back to factory-new with just a rinse.

    The spray goes on fluorescent green and turns red as it loosens dirt and grime — once your wheels look like they're bleeding, it's time to spray them down and watch them sparkle.

    Promising review: “It will take one look from your friends to say, 'Did you buy some new wheels?' This stuff is absolutely amazing. For the full effect, dismount your wheel, spray the back. Go do something for 10 minutes. Wash with water, no scrubbing needed. Turn the rim faceup, do it again. Do the rest of your rims, and don't forget the tire protectant when you reinstall them. This stuff will handle salt, road tar, off-road dirt, and mud — you get it dirty, it comes clean. Where was this stuff when I was racing off-road?” —johnfcon

    Get it from Amazon for $16.47.

    24. A Keurig descaling kit that'll attack buildup and dirt from multiple fronts so you're left with a perfectly fresh-tasting cup of coffee.

    The descaling solution goes in the water reservoir to remove buildup on the inner workings of the machine, while the cup cleaner works on the brewing mechanism and the nozzle to get the whole machine super clean.

    Promising review: “Was actually shopping for a replacement for our office 'Cuisinart powered by Keurig' machine, because it seemed to have given up the ghost, when I came across this product. Hmm — descaling that does not require me to do it after hours because the hot vinegar smell is sure to drive our customers away? Figured it was worth a try. Started as directed with the Clean Cup even though our machine would hardly spit out a drop of water, and I thought it would not work at all. Out gushed water with all kinds of gross stuff! Well, that's a good start. After finishing the fresh-water part of the directions, put the descaling solution in. First round required me to repeatedly unplug the coffee-maker to make it give me more than one cycle of water. Second cycle started off the same way, but about halfway through that cycle, I noticed some improvement. By the third and fourth cycles, I was able to run full cups with no problem. Am now thankfully, for a minimal investment, enjoying a full cup of coffee.” —Liz P

    Get it from Amazon for $10.18.

    25. A window track brush, because the tracks of your windows and sliding doors definitely aren't getting the attention they deserve.

    Promising review: “These brushes have been a lifesaver for my wife and me! They are so versatile and are incredibly durable. They can fit into the tightest nooks and crannies to get dust and dirt we never even knew was there! We just moved into a new home that was not nearly as clean as we would have liked it. Over the past few months, we have tried countless cleaning tools, and when it's time for us to tackle projects around the house, this brush is what I always reach for first. I use it to clean baseboard, windows, grout, door frames, bathrooms, etc. Basically it would be quicker for me to list what I don't use it for. I highly recommend this brush!” —Paul-Neal Sansom

    Get it from Amazon for $4.80.

    26. A seam ripper that's still useful even for nonsewers — it'll rip the tangled hair out of vacuum rollers, hairbrushes, and more.

    Promising review: “TIME-SAVER! I didn't buy this for the typical reason. I needed this because of all of the hair that gets wrapped around the brush roller on my vacuum, which renders it useless. Before, I had to remove the roller itself from the vacuum, then cut the hair out with scissors, which aggravated me to no end. Now I can just run the seam ripper down the side of the roller while everything is intact. So. Much. Faster!” —JustSoYouKnow

    Get it from Amazon for $3.78.

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