31 Cleaning Products With Professional Results

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Because honestly, when’s the last time you cleaned your baseboards?

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A 20-pack of cleaning erasers that are more affordable than name brands but still…um…magic, if you catch my drift. These little sponges use just water to lift away tough stains — and the results are downright therapeutic.


Promising review: “These babies have transformed and reformed my slobby life. My dog sitter thought I got a new sink and fridge. I have never had more fun cleaning in my life — wait, I have never had any fun cleaning. But these magical creatures make it so freaking satisfying. No toxic stuff. No fumes. Just heavenly cleanliness.” —Jimmy Jim Ereeno

Get a pack of 20 from Amazon for $9.95.


A well-loved robotic vacuum over 25,000 Amazon reviewers have raved over. You can schedule cleaning times right from the included remote — and your guests will have no idea your new maid is actually a robot.

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Promising review: “I’ve been in the market for a robovac for quite some time, and, after a recent back surgery, vacuuming manually wasn’t easy. I purchased this vacuum and have been very pleased with it. Its slim design gets under the dressers, beds, other furniture, and all the tight spaces that I couldn’t get to with an upright vacuum cleaner. This makes a very low sound while in use, and honestly, I don’t even realize it’s operating, as the sound is pleasant (not loud at all).” —Teach3

Get it from Amazon for $219.99 (available in two colors).


A Swiffer-style cleaner specifically designed for your baseboards, because honestly, when is the last time you actually cleaned them?


Promising review: “Best thing ever. I was close to hiring a maid just to clean my baseboards. Twice a year, I usually fill up a bowl with soap and water and crawl around my house on my knees. I sprayed with my fave cleaner, put on music and walked around my house. No hard scrubbing. Incredible.” —Sarah Wallace

Get it from Amazon for $20.88.


I’ve been using this regularly for the last six months and I never thought I’d be so impressed by something so seemingly boring. The foot-operated wringer is a life-saver for a lazy cleaner like me, and the microfiber mop dries quickly and stays fresh in between uses.

Get it from Amazon for $38.99.


Promising review: “Perfect little brush to get in the hard to clean areas. Used it in the tracks of an old pet door stuffed with dog hair and dander. Shocked at how much gunk came out with this brush. I like how the bristles are longer and can really reach into the nooks and crannies.” —Island Girl

Get it from Amazon for $5.97+ (available in two colors).


A set of brushes to turn your power drill into the ultimate scrubber you never knew you needed. The nylon bristles won’t leave behind any scratches, so you can scrub away without worrying about ruining your tub.

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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 from Amazon for $14.95+ (available in six colors).


A super-long duster that can reach high enough to clean your ceiling fans and vents and far enough to clean that weird space underneath your dresser. Short kings and queens — this one’s for you!

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Promising review: “It’s ridiculous how excited I am by this! We have a two-story foyer, and I’ve been noticing cobwebs on the second-story windows lately. There’s no way I’m dragging a ladder out to take care of that, but I hate looking at them too. When I opened the duster, I wasn’t certain it would extend far enough. I was wrong! The duster telescopes and looks like it’s going to only extend a couple of sections, but it just keeps going and going! I was able to dust all of my second-story window sills in less than five minutes.” —BizCrank

Get it from Amazon for $9.99.


A bathroom cleaner made with natural ingredients to leave your tiles shining and tub as sparkly as the day you moved in. Plus, it’s free from fumes and synthetic dyes, so you won’t have to worry about any mid-chore headaches.


Promising review: “I have an old shower/bathtub. I tried name brand shower cleaners and bleach to try and clean the soap scum off the tiles and tub. I had no luck and I would cough and get sick because of how strong the smell was. I thought I would try this to save my lungs. I sprayed my entire shower and left it for about 15 minutes. Came back and rinsed off the walls and they were shiny! I’ve never had such a clean shower. The smell is amazing and subtle. All I smell is tea tree and it didn’t affect me at all. The price is also a good deal since the bottle is pretty large.” —Amber Erwin

Get a two-pack from Amazon for $11.78 (available in two sizes).


A set of touch-up markers that will add some life to your worn-out wooden furniture by seamlessly covering up any scratches or scuffs. It’s like the cleaning version of an adult coloring book.


Promising review: “We bought this kit after some of our items were scratched during the move to our new home. Now I have been using it to touch up dings and scratches from normal, everyday use of many of our wooden pieces! The variety of colors included have been plenty to take care of scratches in our light oak, dark oak, maple, and cherry pieces. Art frames, bed frames, roll top desk, jewelry boxes, and more look unmarred now, even from up close.” —Will Sharp

Get a pack of 13 from Amazon for $9.99.


Promising review: “I usually ‘don’t do windows’ but now I do. The tool is sturdy, the head pivots fast and smoothly, and one ‘magic’ pad washed all my windows. It’s a small miracle. I cleaned all the outside windows in about 15 minutes. Not sure why this is 100% streak-free — but it is.” —Diana Lynn

Get it from Amazon for $14.85.


A pet hair remover that will pick up each and every stray hair your fur baby leaves in its wake. It’s perfect for restoring your couch back to its former glory or making your car’s seats look presentable again.

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Promising review: “I was cautiously optimistic, but this tool is as effective as everyone is saying. My couches, and especially my recliner, look brand new. It takes little to no effort to use. Just use it in a ‘scrubbing’ type motion and it catches and traps the fur (and other small debris, such as crumbs…) in the little compartment. Pop it open, empty it out. Done.” —Ian K.

Get it from Amazon for $24.95.


A compact carpet cleaner, because all the upholstery in your home is probably way overdue for a good cleaning. You’ll love it so much you’ll probably bring out to your car to help spruce up the interior. Basically, it’ll be your new best friend.

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Promising review: “I’m very impressed by the Little Green’s performance , both on small jobs and slightly bigger tasks. It’s taken the milk and snack stains out of my carpets in seconds, removed a pet accident completely with no odor or stain remaining, and removed stains from my car’s seats and carpets that I couldn’t get out no matter when I tried! I’ve also got all of the dirt/stains out of my microfiber couch and recliner with just a bit of elbow grease. Not bad for stubborn stains more than 4 years old!

The machine is ready to go in under a minute. Seriously, all you need to do is unscrew the formula tank’s cap, pour formula to the fill line, add warm water to the second fill line, replace the cap and pop the tank back in. That’s it. You’re ready to go.” —Sms103

Get it from Amazon for $109.99 (also available in two bundles).


A small desktop vacuum that’s truly the definition of tiny but mighty. It has a rechargeable battery, so you can carry it around to clean up any Cheeto dust and Oreo crumbs that end up on your desks, tables or countertops.

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Promising review: “Holy geez where was this all my life? This is the perfect crumb catcher/sweeper for your table. Have little ones that leave toast crumbs everywhere? Or a husband that drops little bits of stuff? This will vacuum it all up and voila clean table! It’s a nice compact size and can pick up sizable crumbs easily.” —Kestrel

Get it from Amazon for $15.98.


A three-pronged duster to reach in between your blinds, because they are probably way dirtier than you think 😬.


Promising review: “Where has this blind cleaner been for the past 50 years???? I have struggled to keep my blinds clean for so many years, and happily found this item. It WORKS!!! And I love that it comes with extra sleeves, and the sleeves are machine washable. The handle is plastic, but I feel confident it won’t break any time soon.” —marionvgt

Get a pack of two from Amazon for $7.99 (available in two colors).


An extendable spinning scrub brush that can literally reach every corner of your home, so you can wave goodbye to trying to balance on the edge of the tub while cleaning the top half of the shower.


Promising review: “I am SO happy with this purchase and will be buying a second as a gift for my mom. I tried hand scrubbing, using Mr. Clean magic erasers, paste concoctions, but could never find anything to get the hard water and grime from my shower pan until I purchased this electric cleaning brush. It’s amazing! You don’t have to press down on the scrub brush at all, just let it do its work and you will be so pleased with the results. My only regret is that I didn’t know about this years ago! I hesitated at first because of the price but trust me, it’s worth it. Happy cleaning!” —Tracy Malloy

Get it from Amazon for $59.99 (available in two colors).


A squishy, malleable cleaning putty to remove the smallest of dirt from the hardest-to-reach places. You’ll find yourself sticking it in your car vents, keyboards, and anywhere else you’ve given up hope on properly cleaning.


Promising review: “This stuff is super cool! Not only does it do a spectacular job of cleaning and picking out all the very tiny debris in small crevices, it smells really good. The fresh scent seems to linger on your now clean item(s). Absolutely zero residue is left behind, even your hands aren’t left with a greasy or crumbly goo. I really love this product! I’ve since purchased one for each of my teen boys because they have a habit of being messy eaters, including when they eat over their keyboards. Highly recommended for anyone and everyone!!” —Mulberry Lane

Get it from Amazon for $8.99.


A scrubbing sponge that’s not only ridiculously cute but also changes texture based on the water’s temperature. It stays firm with cold water for heavy-duty scrubbing, but gets softer in warm water for lighter cleaning tasks.


Promising review: “They remove food off of dishes more easily than a sponge and I just throw them in the top rack of the dishwasher and they come out spotless! They never smell and always rinse out nicely in between washings. These little gems even take off hard water build up from my shower doors! (I also use regular cleaners with them to do the trick.). I love these so much I bought a bunch and used them as stocking stuffers last Xmas! Everyone loves them!” —DivaGranny

Get it a pack of three from Amazon for $9.99.

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“I’m obsessed! This thing works small miracles: I cleaned about half of my bathroom’s grout to its original sparkling-clean cream color in 40 minutes, and it took honestly no effort at all. And — as if easy, sparkling grout wasn’t enough! — it busted through some serious soap-scum buildup in my bathtub (thanks, fancy soap and slow-draining tub) in less than a minute.

Honestly, when I first tried the scrubber out, I didn’t see too many uses for it other than for grout. But after owning it for a while, I’ve realized that while I don’t need it every single week, it’s priceless for the occasions I encounter tough gunk that I’d otherwise only conquer with excessive patience and elbow grease.” —Natalie Brown

Get it from Amazon for $19.91.


A cleaning kit that will make your ceramic cooktop look as shiny and flawless as the day you moved in.


The kit comes with a bottle of cleaner, a cleaning pad and a heavy-duty scraper that are all designed to break down burnt-on foods and tough stains.

Promising review: “As soon as I used this stuff, I couldn’t believe it! We had a new stove that I didn’t clean for months and assumed the burnt pea juice (my enemy) would just be a new stain forever. However, after one application, it was basically gone. I used the scraper that came with it and did one more small application on just that spot, and it was gone! Every time I use this it looks like my stove could be brand-new.” —Christi Lambertson

Get it from Amazon for $9.99.


A wood polish and conditioner to bring your furniture back to life. Its magical blend of orange oil, beeswax and Brazilian carnauba oil will help to break down water spots and restore wood to its former shiny glory.


Promising review: “This stuff is absolutely AMAZING. My wife and I were getting tired of looking at our worn-out cabinets and wood paneling and were very close to paying a professional thousands of dollars to refinish it all, but then we came across this product. Our paneling and cabinets were looking rough. We have two dogs that jumped up and scratched places, we also had an area that was damaged by water spots where our dog bowls were, and several other areas that were just worn from heavy traffic. This stuff was like a magic eraser for water spots, scratches, scuffs, and any other blemish. We simply wiped the product on with a paper towel and let it sit for 20 minutes before wiping it off with a clean towel. Everything looks brand-new. I’m buying a couple more so we can finish our cabinets and wood paneling. We’re so glad we found this product.” —Kris

Get it from Amazon for $13.97.


A bottle of Bar Keepers Friend soft cleanser that can remove tarnish, soap scum, rust and hard water deposits with ease. The original formula comes in a powder, but this version is premixed and ready to use!


Read our review of the Bar Keepers Friend soft cleanser.

Promising review: “Bar Keepers Friend should really be called ‘Homeowner’s Magician’! I purchased this cleanser in an attempt to revive our stainless steel knife set, which is a great moderately-priced set that has seen better days, and I’m extremely happy that I did. The cleanser not only took away the rust spots with minimal difficulty, but it returned them to their original luster! After cleaning our knives, I gave it a shot on our porcelain sink, which I typically have to douse in bleach cleaner to remove the stains from, causing the entire kitchen to be filled with noxious fumes… and it worked beautifully! The stains came clean, and it made the sink look pretty enough to eat off of.” —Kat Ferrari

Get it from Amazon for $17.25 (available in two sizes or a pack of two).


A spray gel for when you want to get rid of rust stains but don’t feel like scrubbing. Simply spray it on, wait a few minutes for the rust to dissolve and then lightly wipe it away.


Promising review: “We bought a house and there were iron stains in the showers, sinks and toilets. I tried bleach and other types of cleaners at different times to try and remove the stains. Nothing worked and I was so disappointed as I usually use bleach on tough stains and it removes them with no problems…..but it failed. I saw this on amazon and was skeptical if it would work. To my surprise it worked and fast. Just a few minutes after spraying it on it melted the rust stain away.” —S. Peterson

Get it from Amazon for $4.97.


Promising review: “It’s a miracle in a bottle. My German Shepherd mix decided to pull a black fountain pen out of my purse and chew it to pieces on my beige carpet while I was sleeping — this cleaner lifted the stain and now it’s like the devastation my dog caused never happened! As soon as I saw it lifting the ink, I got back on Amazon and bought more bottles. I will never let myself run out of this. I use it in my Bissell carpet cleaner for some crazy good cleaning power. I’ve become that weird lady that goes around singing the praises of a cleaning product. No regrets.” —L. Logan

Get it from Amazon for $11.99.


A disposable cleaning wand to make scrubbing the toilet less of a chore. The kit comes with 16 refill heads to get you started, so you can immediately say goodbye to that dirty toilet wand in your bathroom!


Promising review: “So, we have a toilet that belongs to the cats. We don’t use it, we don’t look at it, we like to pretend it does not exist. Even with semi-regular flushing, cat waste is pretty nasty stuff and built up quickly in the bowl. One of these wands cleaned it up in a single session! Before-and-after pic attached (above).” —Whitney

Get it from Amazon for $14.99.


A scratch remover that’ll help your car get its shine back. The formula is safe to use on all paint colors and is perfect for basic scuffs, water spots and paint transfers.


Promising review: “I had a few noticeable fine scratches on the hood of my truck that I tried this Trinova Scratch and Swirl Remover on, and it worked. I no longer have to be annoyed every time I approach my vehicle from the front! It didn’t take a lot of effort to get it back to looking like new again. I will use it again in the future if necessary. I’m glad that I didn’t pay someone at the body shop to try to buff the scratches out, I saved a bunch of money with this!” —Bonnie Walton

Get it from Amazon for $17.97.


A mini bottle of touch-up paint to mask any scratches or scuffs on your walls and furniture… and to make sure you get that security deposit back.

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Promising review: “Thank god this exists! Over the years, my sloppy ‘hair-dying job at home’ has left several spots on my white bathroom walls. This is exactly what I was looking for. If you’re unsure which color to use (no need to be an exact match for this type of touch-ups), you can contact the company and they’ll send you a color chart for free.

This is like a whiteout for the imperfections. I didn’t want to have to paint the entire bathroom for some small spots, but those spots were bothering me for certain. Now I don’t even know where those spots are anymore, and the walls look normal. This is such a lifesaver.” —mrsj

Get it from Amazon for $13.95 (available in 10 shades).


Heavy-duty cleaning wipes that will tackle almost any stain you throw at it. Dirty shoes? Paint splatters around the house? Stains on your car’s interior? These wipes can handle it.


Promising review: “I think these wipes are made out of magic because they can clean just about anything with very little effort! One wipe cleaned my ENTIRE BATHTUB, including the hard water buildup and some residual soap scum. The wipe stayed wet for the entire use, and there was absolutely no sweating involved. I hate cleaning but I was so pumped about the tub, I took wipe #2 to my hood vent and good golly, it’s like it’s brand-new. I’ve told everyone I know to buy these.” —JenM

Get a 90-pack from Amazon for $13.98.


A mold and mildew spray to fool everyone into thinking you regularly deep-clean your shower. If quarantine has completely messed up your cleaning schedule, this spray will basically help you rewind time.


Promising review: “Either this stuff is a straight up magic potion in a bottle or I seriously channeled my inner Hermione Granger with every squeeze of the trigger. The mold I’ve been battling on my bathroom ceiling since moving into this place literally disappeared. I have tried so many products, and let’s just say, trying to wipe or rinse clean a product from a ceiling is no easy task, and I wouldn’t complain if any of them actually worked. I sprayed this RMR-86 product and I had to do ZERO wiping or rinsing. It just vanished.” —herbivorehippie

Get it from Amazon for $16.99.


An innovative set of cleaning tablets that will completely transform the way you clean your home. Simply pop a tablet into one of the included refillable glass bottles, add some water, and then you’ll have a bottle filled with household cleaner or hand soap.

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“The kit comes with three reusable cleaning bottles, one reusable foaming hand soap bottle and four tablets — one each for multi-surface, glass and mirror, bathroom, and foaming hand soap solutions. Just fill each bottle with water and drop in the corresponding tablet. It’s as simple as that! The cleaner is made with no triclosan, parabens, phosphates, ammonia, or VOCs.

Listen, maybe it’s just a Me Problem, but I always get kind of confused about what cleaning products to use where — they’re usually dangerous chemicals and I don’t want to mess up! With Blueland, it’s honestly a relief to have the bottles labeled, telling me exactly where to use each product. And it’s doubly a relief to know that they’re all ~clean~ cleaning products regardless.” —Rachel Dunkel

Get it from Blueland for $39.


This Angry Mom cleaner that uses the power of sheer anger (and steam) to eliminate dirt and stains from your microwave.


You simply fill her up with water or vinegar and pop in the microwave for five to seven minutes while the steam does all the work for you.

Promising review: “I thought this might be a little gimmicky, but, I was willing to give it a try. I am glad I did! I barely had to touch the cleaning cloth to the walls of my microwave and the gunk just slid right off!” —W. Taylor

Get it from Amazon for $8.99+ (available in three colors).


And a lightweight stick vacuum you can also use as a handheld cleaner, because sometimes even a quick vacuuming is enough to make your space look revitalized and ready for company.


Promising review: “Genuinely surprised how well this vacuum works! Cleaned my stairs and carpets well and rolled smoothly along my hardwood floors, easy to maneuver with the swivel feature and not too loud!” —Fitz

Get it from Amazon for $42.64+ (available in two colors).

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