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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    The 7 Best Mops For Laminate Floors

    O-Cedar ProMist MAX

    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.

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    The 9 Best Mops For Hardwood Floors

    Rubbermaid - Reveal Spray Mop

    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.

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    The 9 Best Kitchen Towels


    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…

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    The 7 Best Cat Litter Mats

    CatGuru - Heavy Duty Cat Litter Mat

    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.

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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 testing 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 9 Best Toilet Brushes


    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.

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    The 6 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 Pet Hair Vacuums

    Shark - NV350

    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.

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    The Best Car Vacuums

    BLACK+DECKER - BDH2000PL Pivot

    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.

  • 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

    Dyson - V15 Detect

    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 12 Best Steam Irons

    Rowenta - DW5280 Focus

    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

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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


    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.

  • hero photo of all the baby wipes
    The Best Baby Wipes


    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


    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.