Top 10 Best Cleaning Products We've Tested and Recommend For Your Home In 2022
By Janet E. | Professional Cleaner
Additional reporting by: Lynn A and Alicia E.
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1. Soft Scrub® with Bleach
The Soft Scrub® brand is fantastic! They pack a big punch, We are fond of their Soft Scrub® Cleaner with Bleach.
Soft Scrub® with Bleach Cleanser cleans and disinfects in one step, killing 99.9% of household germs. This bleach power formula is tough on stains and gentle on surfaces, so it’s easy to achieve a brilliant, scratch-free shine on most surfaces.
We primarily use this cleaner on toilets, bathtubs, showers, tiles, countertops, and sinks. We recommend slathering it on and leaving it for 3 minutes. Come back and lightly scrub. You will see the grime and mold fall right off.
Regular Price: $6.72 - ON SALE
2. Scrub Daddy
The Scrub Daddy sponges have made their mark with everyone from Pro Cleaners to weekend warriors tackling the most basic to heavy messes. Recently they were the most talked-about product on Tic Tok.
Scrub Daddy is versatile. Not only does it change texture depending on the temperature of the water, but it's also odor resistant, doesn't scratch, and is dishwasher safe.
Scrub Daddy is made to last, we've tested every Scrub Daddy product to date, and each has received Sally's Maids Certification for being a Tested and Trusted product.
Regular Price: $18.16 - ON SALE
3. Dawn Powerwash Spray
We love Down Powerwash Spray. I use it on almost everything, from the wheels on my car to the three-day-old dishes. Their Platinum Series is their best. Dawn Powerwash cuts grease easily and cuts down on cleaning time.
It's antibacterial formal not only reduces and eliminates bacteria that can lead to skin infections, intestinal illnesses, or other commonly transmitted diseases, but it also leaves a pleasant scent.
We also tried this on our dog, who had a run-in with a skunk. It was able to eliminate the odor without drying or irritating our dog's skin. Now before you start washing the dog like a plate covered in spaghetti sauce, consult with your veterinarian if this is safe for your dog.
Regular Price: $16.88 - ON SALE
I've been using this since the '90s professionally and for personal use. With kids, a few pets, and a messy husband, this is my go-to when cleaning floors and almost any surface.
This is concentrated, so you want o mix it with water—Mix ¼ cup of Fabuloso with a gallon of water to clean up to 1200sqft. If you own an upholstery cleaner, add a little bit of Fabuloso to give it a pleasant scent. I do this once a month when I clean my couches.
The best part is the scent is designed to last up to 24 hours. My favorite is Lavender, Ocean Paradise, and Passion Fruit. Fabuloso is easy to use, so there is no need to rinse, and it leaves no visible residue
Regular Price: $4.78 - ON SALE
5. Sprayway Glass Cleaner
If you are looking for a quick streak-free look, this is your product. Sprayway Glass Cleaner cleans windows and glass with precision.
We can honestly say this is the best window and mirror cleaner in the world!
Whether it is a residential glass tabletop, showroom windows, shower enclosures, custom mirrors, or automotive glass, Sprayway products are on the job from installation to repair and maintenance. Just spray it on and wipe it down. We recommend using a microfiber cloth for a streakless shine.
We recommend this to everyone. It's a must-have for any cleaner.
Regular Price: $24.99 - ON SALE
6. Mr. Clean Magic Eraser
Soft to the touch and hard on stains! Mr. Clean Magic Eraser is our go-to when cleaning walls, doors, or surfaces with tough stains. All you need is water and a little elbow grease, and you are set.
We use Mr. Clean Magic Eraser on scuff marks on floors, baseboard and we highly recommend using it to remove mold from shower tiles. We tested this on a heavily stained bathtub caused by a bath bomb and turned a greyish pink tub back to its original white color.
If you're like me and have a little artist at home, Mr. Clean Magic Eraser will remove marker, crayon, and ink from all surfaces.
Regular Price: $15.98 - ON SALE
7. The Pink Stuff
We were skeptical at first glance. The Pink Stuff looks like something that should be on a cake with sprinkles. We were pleasantly surprised after using it on a severely dirty stove and oven that hadn't been cleaned in half a year.
The Pink Stuff also works great on stainless sinks and fixtures, and I've been using it on almost everything I can find. I was surprised to find that it removed hard water stains from the glass in my shower.
We recommend leaving it on for 4-5 minutes, then wiping it off for best results. No hard scrubbing glides ride off!
Regular Price: $24.99 - ON SALE
8. BUBBAS Stain Remover
BUBBAS is a must if you have pets. I've tried every single odor eliminator and stain remover on the market. If you're like me and have pets who occasionally have accidents, BUBBAS will not only remove the stain but will also eliminate the odor.
Unlike other products that use active bacteria that die off and lose effect. BUBBAS uses natural dormant enzymes that become active upon hitting the strong-smelling urine and feces.
BUBBAS also works great as a deodorizer on all types of fabric and litter boxes. It is guaranteed to remove blood, urine, sweat, poop, and vomit.
Regular Price: $31.99 - ON SALE
9. Spitfire Cleaner
This isn't your typical all-purpose cleaner. Spitfire Cleaner is a commercial-grade super-powered cleaner that will melt grime and grease from any surface. This is now our go-to when cleaning restaurants' kitchen floors and bathrooms.
Spitfire Cleaner removes scuffs, heel marks, tar, gum, and rubber marks from floors and wipes grease, oils, and food stains from kitchen surfaces. Quickly dissolves graffiti-like spray paint, ink, crayon, and permanent marker without damaging the surface.
Spitfire Cleaner is great for automotive, car detailing, plexiglass, and removing sticky resins. Specifically engineered to remove adhesive and marker without damaging the surfaces they're on.
Regular Price: $34.99 - ON SALE
10. Quick Shine
Our customers love Quick Shine. This product is always requested as most of our customers love the look of shiny floors. We recommend following the instructions and taking a few steps. Quick Shine needs to be diluted 1/2 cut per gallon. This should cover up to 1200sqft.
We do not recommend using Quick Shine with spray mops, vacuum cleaners, or steam mops. We recommend O-Cedar EasyWring Microfiber Spin Mop. After applying Quick Shine to the floors, rinse with clean water and watch your floors sparkle.
Quick Shine can be used on most floor surfaces: Tile, wood, laminate. If you are a pro cleaner, your customers will love the way their floors look after you are done.