For decades Good housekeeping Has I was there every step of the way and gave cleaning recommendations and product test recommendations to ensure the smooth operation of your home and the safety of your family. And that’s why we are happy to present our second yearbook to you Best Cleaning Product Awards.
Top Awards for Cleaning Products
To select these 28 best performing products, we took into account all of the cleaning categories, then narrowed the field down to the things and places where our readers are most often clean, and selected the ones that are best for us Cleaning laboratory Tests for Wash the dishes, to remove stains, shiny floors, and more. Some of these tips are proven favorites, others are new and innovative, but all are the ones our experts can’t (and don’t want to) live without.
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Platinum Powerwash Dish Spray
This new formula from the multi-year winner dusk Eliminates overnight soaking and endless scrubbing of greasy pans and casserole dishes with burnt foods. Spray the foam on an object or sink and then have dinner. Before you can finish the dessert, gunk can be removed with just a rinse or a light peel.
WHY IT WAS: A dirty grill, a charred pan and a splashed oven door were not up to this strong spray in our tests. You can even use it on your sink.
Magic cooktop stick
Scratch-free glass cooktop cleaning stick
Keeping glass hobs clean and streak-free is not as easy as it seems. Wait too long and the parts will continue to burn. Use the wrong cleaner and you will get streaks. With ScotchBrites cool tool, all you need for a showroom shine is water and a light rub.
WHY IT WAS: This gentle washer easily removes hard materials without scratching. We used it to clean a hob in our test kitchen and were very impressed.
Diligent joint brush
Smart Scrub high-performance joint brush
Drop the toothbrush and stand on a tool that attacks dirty mortar from every angle. Casabellas Diamond-shaped head and double rows of sturdy bristles mean less wrist twist and less pressure when scrubbing.
WHY IT WAS: With this tool you can easily clean vertically, horizontally and in hard-to-reach corners and it is comfortable to hold
Top drying dishwasher
Series 800 dishwashers with CrystalDry
Who wants to run the dishwasher and has to dry the items by hand when this is done? Bosch New models direct warm, humid air through a mineral chamber and then send dry heat back to finish the job – all in just 30 minutes and without sacrificing energy efficiency.
WHY IT WAS: Even dishwashers that clean well often leave plastics wet, but with the innovative drying approach from Bosch, we literally threw in the towel. The storage containers, lids, utensils and drinks bottles that we put in came out thoroughly dry, without leaving the stains of other models.
Cleaning spray around the clock
24 hour multi-purpose cleaning and disinfection spray
Bacteria can be reintroduced into a surface as soon as they are touched. New Microban 24 hours cleans, disinfects, disinfects and provides continuous surface protection, killing bacteria for up to 24 hours.
WHY IT WAS: We have found that it is a great all-round cleaner that works quickly and on most surfaces, offers long-lasting benefits and is available in versions for bathroom cleaning and disinfectant sprays.
Flawless machine tabs
Dishwasher cleaner tablets
Yes, the device that cleans your dishes must also be cleaned. Get involved Affresh Tablet monthly to remove limescale and mineral deposits. Use it in an empty machine or with a normal load.
Catch-all hair remover
Tub Drain Protector Hair Catcher
The only real way to avoid bathtub backups is to prevent hair from getting into the drain. TubShroom Fits in the drain opening and catches hair before constipation occurs – without slowing down the flow so you are not ankle deep in a pool of water.
Gentlest fabric softener
Ultra Free & Gentle Liquid Fabric Conditioner / fabric softener
Thanks to Downys The dye and fragrance-free formula can have soft substances even on sensitive skin. It also avoids stretching and blurring that can occur with garments in the wash cycle, making them feel smoother and less scratchy.
Super dink stink stopper
Odor removal packages
Managing garbage is definitely one of the downsides of kitchen cleaning, but with Fresh wave Odor removal packs don’t have to stink. Place one of these small mesh packs in the bottom of your trash can, and the pearls of the odorless vegetable oils will smell for up to 30 days.
Trusted Pet Stain Zapper
Professional stain and odor remover for pets
Frequent contamination by a puppy or kitten can ruin not only your carpet, but also the upholstery and the floor underneath. Therefore, it is important to remove both the stain and the smell. Bissells The formula contains enzymes to attack odor-causing bacteria so your fur baby doesn’t notice the smell and repeats the offense.
WHY IT WAS: Not only does it work in the event of a pet accident, it also removes food and other stains such as makeup from carpets, upholstery and mattresses.
Unprecedented upright vacuum
Dynamic U1 Powerline upright vacuum cleaner
A great vacuum is your cleaning BFF, and that too Miele is a keeper. Use it on carpets, floors, upholstery, curtains, delicate surfaces and beyond. For allergy sufferers, it contains a HEPA AirClean filter and a highly efficient dust bag.
WHY IT WAS: Miele surpasses our absorption and filtration tests, so you know that what gets into the vacuum stays there.
Strong paper towels
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Our favorite does it again! No matter whether you vacuum up spilled material, shine mirrors or remove stains, Bounty Paper towels blow others out of the water and are at home in every room of the house.
WHY IT WAS: Bounty paper towels always exceed our tests for wet and dry strength, absorbency and performance. We swear by them at home and in our institute laboratories.
All-round cleaning cloth
These oversized microfiber cloths Maker’s Clean are so big that they should be called towels. Use it to dry dishes, pets, or shower, as well as to clean windows, pick up spills, and more.
WHY IT WAS: With just a few drops of water, we were able to make the mirror, chrome and appliances shine slightly. They are so big that there is always a dry stain and we liked that we didn’t have to switch to a second towel to polish.
Coolest cordless vacuum
Cordzero A9 Ultimate, cordless vacuum cleaner
We have tested many of the latest “Pol” vacuums in our GH cleaning lab LGs CordZero is at the top of the list. Use it with the telescopic rod for floors and high places or as a handheld for stairs, the sofa and the car. It comes with two batteries, three nozzles, a compact storage rack and more.
WHY IT WAS This amazing machine is powerful, versatile, beautifully designed and easy to use and store.
Innovative erasersSheet of erasers
Leave it Mr. Clean to do a great thing better. The company did that with Magic Eraser Sheets. They are slimmer and more flexible than the blocks and are suitable for cleaning narrow spaces such as around taps and in rails of shower doors.
No-Mess Silver Wipes
Silver Wipes Polish & Tarnish Remover
Wear your silver jewelry and use Grandma’s sterling tray. Polishing silver has never been easier than with Weimans Cloths. They are fat, effective and neat. The snap closure prevents them from drying out quickly.
Sizzling grill steamer
Grilltastic steam cleaning BBQ grill brush
Charred grids are a pain to clean, and frankly, who wants that? Sienna Vapers did well in our tests, and this was no exception. It is easy to use and works quickly, and the head is dishwasher safe.
Rejuvenating leather cream
Faded leather furniture is no longer intended for the garbage heap Furniture clinic restorative balm. Choose the best match from 21 colors and work them into the cleaned, worn area so that the leather looks new again.
Odor removal for clothing
You know you do it – we all do it. We drape items that we have only worn once on the back of a chair, hoping to carry them again before they need to be washed. Febreze New spray can help get your clothes back in use. Spray the clothes lightly and let them dry to avoid odors such as trapped sweat, smoke and cooking odors.
WHY IT WAS: Use this ingenious formula to get at least one more wear on your clothes. The fine mist penetrates and dries quickly. In addition, the laundry is reduced and the house is kept cleaner.
Wrinkle-relieving dryer sheets
WrinkleGuard Mega dryer sheets
Dryer sheets are known to pull the plug on static electricity, but they usually don’t leave fabrics as soft as liquid softeners. Bounce’s New sheets are twice the size of normal sheets, so they soften more and contain additional ingredients to relax and align the fibers, causing fewer wrinkles and less ironing.
WHY IT WAS: We washed 100% cotton sheets, pillowcases, and shirts, and after we fell with Bounce, they were all soft and noticeably smoother.
King size detergent capsules
Power PODS detergent liquid pacs
Today’s large washing machines hold some fairly large loads, and large loads mean more dirt, even if you can’t see it. Tide Power Pods They have more cleaning power than two normal packs to better combat stains and odors on large, heavily soiled loads.
WHY IT WAS: The cotton and polyester swatches we smeared with coffee, wine, lettuce oil, lipstick, ink, and more (and left on for almost two days) were stain-free even in cold water like never before!
Slimest clothing steamer
Handheld Garment Steamer
CHI Irons are a favorite of Cleaning Lab, and now it’s this new slim steamer too. It is comfortable to hold and about the size of an iron. It warms up quickly, is easy to fill, and pumps out steam for five minutes when you press the button.
WHY IT WAS: We even got professional results on the front placket of a cotton shirt. It works in every direction without dripping and has a travel case.
First class stain remover
Advanced Action Gel stain remover
This gel formula adheres to fabrics to quickly penetrate and break down hard, dried stains. And don’t worry if you can’t wash an item right away: Scream can be safely applied to the fabric and left on the fabric for up to a week. Phew!
WHY IT WAS: If we know one thing in the GH Cleaning Lab, it is stains. The powerful Shout formula works not only on fresh stains, but also on stains that have passed through the dryer (oops!).
Game-changing washing machine
UltraFresh Vent System front loading washing machine
The dirty little secret of front-loading washing machines has been revealed: they stink. Deposits that accumulate inside cause mold and odors that can spread to clothing. GE appliancesThe washing machine ventilates the drum with fresh air after the cycle to remove additional moisture. Microban components prevent the growth of odor-causing bacteria.
WHY IT WAS This is a breakthrough for front loaders. In GH tests, the UltraFresh Vent option worked like a charm and has other cool features like bulk dispensing and one-step washing and drying.
When Seventh generation made this dish soap, it thought of performance and the planet. It is a robust fat cutting formula in a 100% recycled (PCR) plastic bottle (including cap).
WHY IT WAS: In our reviews, it washed more dishes than any other herbal detergent we tested. We welcome the fact that it is USDA certified bio-based, carries the EPA Safer Choice certification and lists all ingredients on the label for reasons of transparency.
Botanicals liquid detergent
A good detergent is hard to find, and To gain proves that doing good does not have to be at the expense of good. It consists of 65% vegetable ingredients and is also free from dyes and brighteners.
WHY IT WAS: In our 43 detergent test, Gain Botanicals was a top performer, beating traditional brands on cotton and polyester fabrics in hot and cold water.
Nice smelling vinegar spray
Clean the vinegar
Vinegar cuts fat and dissolves lime, but it smells. Schmidts took the power of cleaning vinegar (20% stronger than normal white vinegar) and added essential oils and plant-based cleaners to achieve a pleasant, effective spray.
WHY IT WAS: We removed spills, smears and stains with ease. Schmidt’s is a USDA certified bio-based product in a 100% PCR plastic bottle.
Heavy duty sponge cloth
Kitchen sponges are absorbent but do not germinate and do not last long, and washable tea towels can be weak. Ten and Co. Cellulose cotton sponge cloths offer the best of both. They absorb spilled material, feel strong in the hand, dry surfaces without streaks and can be washed and reused.
WHY IT WAS: Once you’ve tried them, you’ll never go back to stinky sponges. We used them to clean dishes and kitchens and found them flexible and absorbent.