We tested seven highly rated mops for laminate floors to determine which one was the easiest to use, maneuvered around corners and baseboards, and cleaned the floor without leaving any streaks. We've selected O-Cedar ProMist Max as the best mop for laminate floors. It only takes one hand to glide it around the floor and has a unique mop head that can be flipped when the pad gets dirty. A very close second place is Turbo Mop.
The Best Cleaning Products
Nobody likes attempting to clean something and having the attempt fail. Poor cleaning products can stain, do a poor job of absorption, or otherwise, not last very long. That’s where we come in. After rigorous testing of the best cleaning products, we come to recommendations that allow you to pick the best, most effective product — without breaking the bank.
We tested nine mops for hardwood floors to determine which ones were the easiest to use and the most effective in cleaning and selected the Rubbermaid - Reveal Spray Floor Mop. We also love the O-Cedar - ProMist Max, which has excellent maneuverability and a unique flip mop-head that lets you switch to the clean side of the microfiber pad when one side gets dirty.
We washed and dried dozens of dinner plates, glasses, and flatware and soaked up puddles of common kitchen spills to find out which kitchen towels were…
We love our furry friends, but keeping an indoor cat means handling their bathroom waste. Litter tracking is part of most cat owners’ lives and is based on each cat’s behavior. If you’re a cat parent, you know litter tracking can be a nuisance. But some accessories help alleviate this, like litter mats.
We researched dozens of pet hair removal products and tested nine different types of removers to determine whether they really do pick up every last hair…
Oscillating fans are magnets for dust and dirt and need to be cleaned occasionally. We show you step by step how easy it is to clean a fan.
We’ve researched the instruction manuals and maintenance guides for more than a dozen different air conditioners in the course of testing portable air conditioners and window…
Cleaning and health experts recommend that frequent vacuuming is good for both body and mind, and these simple guidelines to you how often you should vacuum.
Cleaning your bike's chain is an essential part of bike maintenance. It's easy to do, and our step-by-step guide shows you how.
We tested nine top toilet brushes, both disposable and non-disposable, and chose the SimpleHuman brush as the best toilet brush overall. A close runner-up is the OXO - Good Grips, and the best disposable toilet brush is the Clorox - ToiletWand.
After 18 months of testing on mixed surfaces, we tested the top vacuums on hardwood. The best vacuum for hardwood floors is the Shark - Apex, with its revolutionary soft roller.
After months of research and testing top designs for power, handling and dust control, we chose the Kenmore - Elite as the best canister vacuum. The unique multi-mode floor head switches quickly between carpets and bare floors, and the power and dust control are competitive with vacuums that are double or triple the price.
After testing the top-selling brands, we've picked the Rubbermaid - Roughneck as the best storage containers for closet and garage.
We tested eight of the best lightweight vacuums and chose the Shark - Rocket HV302 as the best corded vacuum for everyday and heavy-duty cleaning. We also picked the Eureka - NEC22 as the best cordless lightweight vacuum.
We tested five vacuums in three different apartments with pet owners and parents. We found that the Shark - Apex offers the best control and excellent performance on all the surfaces we tried.
After testing nine of the best pet hair vacuums on the market, we found that the Shark - NV350 will keep your pet-filled home the cleanest.
We spent weeks testing the top car vacuums in the grimiest cars to figure out which cleans the best. Ultimately, the BLACK+DECKER - Pivot did the best job of getting our vehicles clean. Another great cordless model is the Bissell Pet Hair Eraser.
We put six of the top rust removers to the test to determine which removed rust stains the best, and the most efficiently. We found that Iron Out was the best overall.
Keeping your carpet free of stains is no easy feat. Accidents happen, and although at first glance it may seem impossible to remove the stain, there…
We spent 30 hours on research and four months of in-house testing before choosing the Dyson - V7 Trigger as our best handheld vacuum.
After weeks of researching and hands-on testing eight of the top stick vacs available, we feel confident recommending the best stick vacuum overall, a corded unit by Shark, and a powerhouse cordless model by Dyson.
After 30+ hours of research and four months of in-house testing with eight top products, we feel confident in recommending the Dyson - V7 Trigger as the best handheld vacuum, even if it comes at a premium.
We spent 50+ hours researching and testing steam irons and reached out to fashion design and sewing professionals to get their opinions and found the best steam iron for clothes to be the Rowenta - DW5280 Focus
After many hours of real life testing with two babies: dropping diapers, lid flipping, bag changing and room sniffing, we found the Munchkin - STEP to be the best diaper pail overall.
With 60 hours of researching and testing, we pitted 14 soaps against each other to find that Dr. Bronner's - Sal Suds was the best dish soap for doing dishes by hand.
We spent 30 hours researching and a month of testing to find that Puracy is the best baby detergent that has a gentle formula and effective stain removal capabilities.
We spent many hours over a few weeks steaming shirts, drapes and dresses with 10 units to find two Jiffy models to be the best handheld and standing steamers for clothes.
After long-term testing of steam mops, we've chosen the Shark Genius - S5003D as the best steam mop overall. The Sharper Image - SI-160 is a dual-purpose steam mop that can be used to clean floors and other surfaces. A great budget pick is the Shark S1000.
After over 35 hours of research and weeks of testing with seven parents, considering ingredients, performance and other factors, we've found the best baby wipes.
The average household washes 50+ pounds of clothes a week, so it's important to have a detergent you can rely on. We spent over 45 hours researching and testing to find the best laundry detergent for your laundry room.
Scrub Daddy has sold millions of units since being featured on Shark Tank. Our in-house testing indicates that it is worthy of the hype.
With more than 30 hours of testing and lots of dirty shirts, we confidently determined that OxiClean Versatile is the best laundry stain cleaner available for the widest range of purposes.
Over two months and 40 hours of direct cleaning, we were able to come up with a clear winner for our best cleaning sponge test.
Eight household tests of seven different glass cleaners, including a DIY option, led us to pick Windex as the best overall window cleaner.
Eight household tests made after 30 hours of research led us to select the Brawny Pick-A-Size paper towel due to its excellence in durability, strength, absorbency and overall usability.