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.

  • The Best Toilet Brush


    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 Vacuum for Hardwood Floors

    Shark - Apex

    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.

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    The Best Canister Vacuum

    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 Vacuum

    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 Vacuum

    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 Vacuum

    Shark - NV350

    After testing six of the best pet hair vacuums on the market, we found that the Shark - NV will keep your pet-filled home the cleanest.

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    The Best Rust Remover

    Iron Out - Stain Remover

    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.

  • 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 Vacuum

    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.

  • The Best Handheld Vacuum

    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 Iron

    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 Pail

    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 Soap

    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 Steamer

    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 Mop

    Bissell - PowerFresh

    After 30 hours of research, two weeks of in-home testing and having squeaky clean floors, we found the Bissell 19404 PowerFresh to be the best steam mop for most homes.

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    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 Detergent

    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 Cleaner


    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.