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.

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    How to Clean an Air Conditioner

     

    We’ve researched the instruction manuals and maintenance guides for more than a dozen different air conditioners in the course of┬átesting portable air conditioners and window…

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    How Often Should You Vacuum?

     

    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.

  • How to Clean Bike Chains

     

    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.

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    The Best Toilet Brushes

    SimpleHuman

    We tested eight 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.

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    The Best Canister Vacuums

    Kenmore - Elite

    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.

  • The Best Lightweight Vacuums

    Shark - Rocket HV302

    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.

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    The Best Upright Vacuums

    Shark - Apex

    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.

  • The Best Carpet Stain Removal Hacks

     

    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…

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    The Best Stick Vacuums

    Shark - Rocket HV382

    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.

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    The Best Handheld Vacuums

    Dyson - V7 Trigger

    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.

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    The Best Steam Irons

    Rowenta - DW5080 Focus

    We spent 45+ 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 a high-performing unit from Rowenta.

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    The Best Diaper Pails

    Munchkin - STEP

    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.

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    The Best Dish Soaps

    Dr. Bronner's - Sal Suds

    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.

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    The Best Baby Detergent

    Puracy - Natural

    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.

  • The Best Clothes Steamers

    Jiffy - J-2000

    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.

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    The Best Steam Mops

    Shark Genius - S5003D

    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.

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    The Best Baby Wipes

    Babyganics

    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.

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    The Best Laundry Detergents

    Tide - Coldwater Clean

    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.

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    Scrub Daddy Sponge Review

    Scrub Daddy

    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.

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    The Best Window Cleaners

    Windex

    Eight household tests of seven different glass cleaners, including a DIY option, led us to pick Windex as the best overall window cleaner.

  • The Best Paper Towel Brands

    Brawny - Pick-A-Size

    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.