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Posted: 2020-07-08

35 Products That Will Confront Your Everyday Cleaning Problems

Time to get face to face with that dishwasher that's doing a poor job of washing up your drinking glasses. (There are some tablets for that.)

Reviewer using it to clear up hard water stains in tub A customer review before and after photo showing the results of using The Pink Stuff on their stovetop

1. A jar of The Pink Stuff is a TikTok-famous cleaning paste that can handle all kinds of sticky, stuck-on situations like a nasty-looking kitchen faucet or stovetop.

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2. A bottle of Kaboom No-Drip Foam Mold & Mildew Stain Remover is bleach-based and can get down through mold and mildew JUST where you want it without dripping all over other stuff. Then you can wipe away!

Promising review: "Must have cleaner I love this cleaner! I used to spend hours w/ bathroom cleaners w/ bleach and a scrub brush in my white tile shower never getting the shower clean! I now spray this on the shower and walk away and in a short amount of time my shower tile is WHITE w/ ZERO scrubbing" — Suzanne

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3. Stain-lifting pads are effective at removing pet stains from beige wall-to-wall carpeting. Yep, your dog is avoiding eye contact because they know they're the culprit.

Promising review: "Worth it! For years I have used a Bissell Spot Clean machine and that worked great. But it was a pain to take out everytime my cat got sick. I also didn't like the little "UFO circles" that the machine left...but it was worth it instead of the stain. Then I saw these and decided to give them a try. They are WONDERFUL! So easy to use and very effective. I do leave the pads down for about 24 hours just to be sure. You do need to get rid of as much moisture and "other stuff" before using the pad because obviously the pad can't do that! And for some particularly gross or large stains I still use the machine because I think it does a better job on those types. Unfortunately, my cat gets sick... A LOT. So these have been a great time saver!" — DLM

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4. A set of Wad-Free pads can help the air flow and dry your sheets while they're in the dryer, so you don't have to keep putting them through multiple cycles.

Promising review: "Works EXACTLY as described and even BETTER!!! Wow!!! You wonder if things like this Really work- well, I can Absolutely Confirm it does! First, I was impressed that the package came with two of the devices- I was only expecting one- so there was one for the fitted sheet and the flat sheet. Then, I was impressed that the owner took the time to write a personal note, on very nice paper (that’s a flower petal in the photo of the note), thanking me for buying it. Finally, I tried it out and my sheets not only did NOT wad up, they came out of the dryer feeling fresher, feeling more dry, and unwrinkled! I will be buying a set of these for each of my immediate family members and close friends! What a great gift!!!" — katy

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5. The EasyWring microfiber spin mop is a great option for cleaning up messes. It's machine washable and has an automatic wringer so you don't have to get your hands dirty. Plus, it works with just water!

Promising review: "OCD Approved! Okay, so ever since finding this mop on Amazon, I've been excited to try it. In a market of sub-par household cleaning devices, this thing ROCKS! I love this mop so much, I mopped my whole house twice in a row. This mop picks up everything off the floor. Even pebbles that can be left on the floor in corners and pet hair. This mop picks up everything! The wringer is PERFECT. I do a two step process where I first start by getting the floor sopping wet, then I go back through with the mop as dry as I can get it. My floors are completely dry in about 5 minutes. LOVE LOVE LOVE! Please buy this mop!" — Dillon B.

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6. A dishwasher magnet can help ensure that everyone in the house knows whether it is okay to eat off of a plate that is in the dishwasher.

Promising review: "Finally! No asking "Is the dishwasher clean?" This is one of our family's best, and most practical, coronavirus purchases. With four of us at home all the time now, we are doing daily loads of dishes. It is the kids' job to load and unload the dishwasher. Before we bought this, they were constantly asking, "Is the dishwasher clean?" Now we slide it to read 'dirty' or 'clean,' and no one has to ask. It's bigger than I thought it would be (didn't read the dimensions), but that actually makes it better and more useful. We opted to use the included adhesive dots and we stuck it to the vertical lip of our granite counter, just above the dishwasher. My one wish is that the random company name is printed (in white) on the black slider. I would have preferred it to be plain, and may just take a black Sharpie and fill it in. Other than that, a good purchase and I would recommend." — Mililani Mom

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7. Some stove burner covers can help you catch the mess right away on gas stovetops. You can also cover up some chipped or sorry-looking stovetops. (I live in a rental with a white gas stovetop that definitely has some unsightly chips on it, so I can relate!)

Promising review: "Seemingly indestructable I use these burner covers on my gas stove. I have one of those “fancy” stoves with the big iron grates and power burner gas jets. These burners put out a big flame. I got tired to trying to scrub the burned on food, so I gave these a try. Well, they are just perfect. The heat and fire from the jet doesn’t seem to affect these. I don’t know what they’re made of, but it sure is capable of handing a lot of heat. When I clean the stove I shake these off and wash the crumbs and stuff down the garbage disposal. Then I fill the sink with warm water and a squirt of dish soap. Soak them for a few mins and rinse and you’re good to go again. On thing to note is that some food will burn to these mat covers. You’ll end up with a cover that has some burned on food—like charcoal. However, I’d much rather have it burn on the cover than on the stove and have to scrub it off. I definitely recommend these." — Amazon Customer

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8. This Angry Orange pet odor eliminator will erase any visual and smelly evidence of pet accidents on your flooring and furniture. You don't need a new chair, you just need this.

Promising review: "Im in tears I have been mind blown with this amazing powerful spray after dozens of pet sprays dozebs of carpet vaccum powders and tons of money and a load of disappointment THIS PRODUCT IS THE TOP OF THE LINE IMMA TELL THE WORLD ABOUT THIS NOT ONLY IS IT SAFE FOR YOUR PETS ITS SAFE FOE YOU AND YOUR KIDS IT KILLS ALLL ORDERS IN THE CARPERT THE WHOLE HOUSE ONE I FIRST GOT MINE I SPRAY THE WHOLE ROOM WITH LESS THEN A 3RD OF THE SPRAY AND VACUUMED THE CARPET JUST IN ONE ROOM WHERE THE PETS LIVE MY WHOLE HOUSE WAS BUSTING WITH ENDLESS HOURS OF AMAZING CITRUS ORANGE CLEAN SMELLS 17 MINS LATER I WAS BACK ON AMAZON ORDERING MY SECOND BOTTLE I WILL NEVER BUY ANOTHER PRODUCT FOR ODOR EVER AGAIN INHAVE FOUND MY SAVER TO BETTER PET ODOR SMELLS THANK YOU THANK YOU FOR SUCH AMAZING PRODUCT (FAN FOR LIFE)" — Crazy shopper gotto have it

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9. Bottle-cleaning tablets to rejuvenate the inside of your travel mug that currently looks like it's caked in mud thanks to your beloved coffee. Pop in a tablet, do something other stuff, then come back later to a pristine thermos!

Promising review: "Use denture cleaner tablets instead Bought these hoping that they would remove a funky plastic taste that's developed on all our reusable water bottles. We've tried switching our dishwasher detergent, rinse aid, we used vinegar, baking soda. Finally bought these tablets thinking they'd help. Nope. There's still a gross taste to the water. And I was unable to return the tablets to Amazon. After it failed, I googled around and turns out I should have saved my money and bought denture cleaner tablets and it would have done the same thing at a fraction of the cost." — LawyerMom

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10. A silicone sink strainer is great for easily ridding it of tiny food particles so you aren't awkwardly standing over your trash can raking them out of your OG metal strainer. I have one and I adore it.

Promising review: "Clogs faster than other sink strainers. Also gets slimy faster. This clogs faster than other sink strainers because it doesn't hold as much debris.The ability to invert the basket seems like a great idea, but honestly I found it to be more of a hassle. For example, when the basket is inverted, debris goes flying. It's much faster to take an all metal strainer, and tap the debris out.Lastly, this strainer get slimy really fast compared to the all metal one I use.Long story short, don't buy this. Instead, buy this one which is much better: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B078R29N7S" — JT

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11. 54% of parents with small children said they have ruined at least one article of clothing by trying to remove a stain.An enzyme-based stain spray can remove many types of stains, including breast milk. However, some stains are not able to be removed and end up ruining the article of clothing.

Promising review: "Takes Out ALL Stains. This is absolutely the best stain remover I ever used. I had shirts that looked like they had oil stains on them. I tried other stain removers without luck. When I got Puracy I pre treated the stains then put a little more in and washed. The stains were completely gone. I was able to wear the shirts again!!" — Stacy sweet

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12. A garbage disposal cleaner that foams up when you add water and turn it on. It's tough on the gunk that builds up in your disposal from other people's food.

Promising review: "Excellent disposer cleaner! Excellent results in problem disposer! Just received my box of Glisten Disposer Care Foaming Cleaner and took it directly to my disposer which had offended my nose last night.Before going to bed, the odor coming from the disposer was quite unpleasant so I looked around for any available odd cleaners to throw at the problem while awaiting the next day's delivery of Glisten. I threw in about a gallon of ice crescents with generous squeezes of Dawn dishwashing liquid to a running disposer , then hottest water with gallon of cleaning vinegar to control the odor overnight.Just now, I read the Glisten directions, followed them through two complete cycles with two packets.I'm very pleased with the fresh, clean smelling result. I'll be reordering." — ShopSkeptic

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13. An automatic bleach toilet cleaning system , because Rosey the Robot isn't available for bathroom cleaning, but this gadget will send cleaner into your bowl with each flush. It's a start!

Promising review: "COMPARISON OF TOP THREE BRANDS I am writing a review of three toilet cleaning systems I've bought here on amazon:: Uses a cartridge containing a chlorine based tablet. Cartridge is not meant to be refilled. Chlorine odor noticeable in the bathroom. Cartridge can be modified (I used a dremel) so it is easily refilled.: Uses a cartridge containing a chlorine based crystal. Cartridge is not meant to be refilled. Chlorine odor noticeable in the bathroom.: Does not use a cartridge. Bromine tablet refill inserts directly by unscrewing a cap. No odor noticeable in the bathroom.All three of these systems work the same way and all are really easy to install. All of them put a toilet cleaning chemical (tablets or crystals) in-line between the water fill valve and the toilet bowl fill pipe. All of them prevent the chemical from getting into the tank water (so there is no damage to the plastic parts in the tank). All sell refills for their systems. All keep the toilet bowl equally clean for about 1-3 months depending on how often it is flushed.Amazon also sells Pool/Spa Cleaning Chlorine and Bromine tablets, which as far as I can tell do just as good a job keeping the toilets clean as the refills but at a fraction of the cost. I have tried all of the following, each of which provide enough tablets to keep all the toilets in the house clean for 10 years and they are all very cheap:: The tablets fit well in the dremel-tool modified Fluidmaster cartridges. The tablets fit well in the Kaboom. The bathroom has a slight chlorine odor.: The tablets are too large to fit in the Fluidmaster cartridges. The tablets fit well in the Kaboom. No odor.: The tablets fit well in the dremel-tool modified Fluidmaster cartridges. The tablets fit well in the Kaboom. No odor.Chlorine and Bromine are fairly equal in cleaning ability. Chlorine has that chlorine odor. Bromine is broken down by sunlight. Which is why, on a sunny day, outdoor pools use chlorine. But at night, or indoors, or on a cloudy day, they use bromine since there is no smell.Summary. The  system works but the cartridges are expensive. To refill the cartridges easily requires a small modification with a dremel tool. The cartridge is too small for any tablets larger than 1 inch in diameter. The NeverScrub system also works but the cartridges are expensive. What I am using is the  system with the bromine tablets (either the  or the ) as they have no odor and clean just as well as the chlorine tablets." — Amnia

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14. A pack of nontoxic cleaning cups to remove stains and clean your Keurig's innards when your coffee starts tasting funny...and perhaps haunt your dreams when you see what the water looked like before. Time to drink that cuppa and actually enjoy the taste of coffee, not debris.

Promising review: "My coffee tastes like coffee again It cleaned my keurig better than I expected. I didn’t realize how dirty it was." — 1puppy & a headache

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Before: a dirty shower floor; after: the clean shower floor

15. A no-scrub weekly shower cleaner you can simply spray on after you shower. Wait 8-12 hours while it tackles mold and mildew stains, soap scum, and just about any gross grime without you having to scrub. Practical to the max.

Promising review: "Works great!! I wasn't sure if this would clean my shower doors without me first scrubbing them first but thought I would give it a try. I started just spraying one of the doors so I could compare it to the other door. Within the first couple of days I noticed it started working. I sprayed it every day and within a couple of weeks it looked great. The doors have a pattern in them so they will never look perfectly clear. In the pictures I put a pink hand towel on the sink so it would show up good. The door on the left is the one I didn't spray at all yet and the door on the right is after it was clean. I will definitely continue to use this product." — Gail Carnes

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16. The Clean Ball is a small ball that collects crumbs, dirt, dust, and other small pieces of litter that accumulate at the bottom of your bag on a regular basis.

Promising review: "Best invention Purchased after seeing it in a tik tok video and it works soooo well in my purse" — Wenhether

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the blue plastic fish filled white white balls that sanitize the waterthe fish swimming around a humidifier

17. A genius humidifier tank cleaner can help you take care of the machine that's saving your skin this season. This cartridge swims around the water tank, helping to prevent the growth of buildup for up to 30 days.

Promising review: "Not compatible with Vicks Warm Mist Humidifier (Need 1-5/8" opening) Sure, the packaging says "works in most humidifiers " so you are taking a chance on buying, but I have the Vicks Warm Mist humidifier that they have pictured on this Protec item's package--so I though it was a safe bet. Wrong. Normally I do not dock stars simply because it did not work for me, only if the product is defective, but showing the image of a humidifier that is incompatible with the product deserves star deduction in the review. I measured to help other shoppers, humidifier opening should be at least 1 5/8 inch diameter." — The Foster Crew

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18. Or clean your toilet with a Scrubbing Bubbles toilet cleaning stamp for an easy and effective solution.

Promising review: "Not a gel stamp. More like a blob of goop. Well that didn’t work. The gel seemed like it was melted? I read the instructions and it did not come out like a stamp at all. It came out in a big messy goop that was leaking out the top. It was not a gel stamp that stuck to the side of the toilet bowl ‘discretely’ at all. It actually made a mess all over my hands, the stamper gun and the toilet bowl. It plopped down in several places around the bowl that looks like someone took an invisible poop and did not flush. It smells nice. Too bad it didn’t work. It would have been nice to freshen up the toilet bowl on the regular. It seems like it is just soap because it did foam and bubble up like soap when washing my hands (since it was all over them) and did not seem too harsh of chemicals. What the heck happened?" — Alexis Stroup

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19. A set of reusable microfiber mop pads (that work with the Swiffer you already own) because those disposable ones seem to disappear like magic in your home. No more running out in your time of need.

Promising review: "Great quality product with amazing results!!! So I received these wonderful reusable mop/ sweep pads that are compatible with my swiffer. I cannot tell you how easy it was to clean my house yesterday.Earlier when I was using the dry swiffer sweep pads; they were constantly falling off and had to keep replacing them multiple times during my cleaning session. But, yesterday that was not the case. Cleaned my living, dining and kitchen hardwood floors with just one single pad. WOW!Now to the quality of the product; I can just tell you that it is one of the best quality product in this category that I have cone across on amazon. The velcro works wonderfullyand the fit is just perfect. I was NOT at all DISAPPOINTED!The final thing in the package that endeared me to this small family owned business is the personal touch that they included and that was the handwritten card that they included. I am so glad that I bought this product and supported a small business. To anyone who might be considering about whether to buy this product or not; please go ahead and do it. You will not regret it!!!" — Amit Rohatgi

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20. A reusable roller dog hair remover that'll have you toss your old sticky roller after you see how much fur this reusable one (it has a sturdy brush system) picks up off your beloved couch that both you and your dog basically live on.

Promising review: "OMG LIFE-CHANGING Where has this been all my crazy cat-loving life? Sticky rollers work fine for clothes but this is the only product that has ever COMPLETELY removed all the cat hair from my bed. I have a long-haired 20-lb. tabby and if you run your hands up his back a few times and fling the hair everywhere, it looks like it's snowing – he never stops shedding no matter what I do. After using the ChomChom, I can put on a black dress and roll around on my bed and not get a single hair on me. It's absolutely amazing. Everyone is getting one for Christmas, even if they don't have a pet. I don't care, it's THAT good." — Stephanie

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21. An AirPods-cleaning kit can de-gunk your precious tech from ear wax that's totally messing with your tune-hearing abilities.

Promising review: "Great product when used properly This is actually really good. My airpods were muddy and couldn’t hear my music well because of all the gunk inside. No matter how much I clean the outside it doesn’t fix the issue so I bought this.I already had 70% rubbing alcohol at home. Used a little and dipped the q-tip into it and cleaned the airpods form the outside. The rubbing alcohol softened the gunk in the airpods and that’s when I used the soft bristle brush that looks like a mascara and gently rubbed on the airpods for a bit. Then I used the gummy looking thing and started removing everything inside the airpods. After several attempts (putting a tad bit more alcohol on them and removing more gunk) I put my airpods on the side facing down so the leftover alcohol inside would make it’s way out of the airpods and dry. Few hours later I put them in a charging case then listened to them and it worked!! WOOT. Finally they don’t sound muddy anymore.Surprised this is out of stock. Was gonna get my brother one." — Ali

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22. A carpet cleaner that helps erase all sorts of stains on soft surfaces in your home, including your carpet, will do amazing work. Turns out, you don't need to buy a new couch after all.

Promising review: "Impressive little carpet cleaner I’m very impressed with this little thing. I bought it because I have an area rug in my living room that my little a-hole rescue dog has had some accidents. It’s gray with a white pattern and the white parts were getting pretty gross. Most stains have come up in one pass. For the grosser ones, I spray them down before I take the pass, and they generally come up pretty easily. A couple of things to note: (1) the clean water/ solution tank and the dirty water tank have openings on opposite sides. The clean tank opens on the bottom. The dirty tank opens on the top. I spilled dirty water the first time because I incorrectly expected symmetry. (2) the fill tank can only hold so much. You can overfill it a bit, but if the water level raises above the handle intentions, it triggers an overflow valve and it will spill everywhere. (3) you’re going to need to order additional solution. The little bottle included will lot get you very far. And speaking of that little bottle: the instructions on the back say to use two capfuls. I have no idea what cap that’s referencing because that would only be a couple drops and you’re not going to get anything clean with that. I go by the “solution” market line on the tank. (4) the included instructions are terrible. The diagrams are not helpful and I pretty much figured it out on my own. That said, it’s not difficult once you just look at it." — MMcNew

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23. Keeping your dryer's lint trap clear of debris with a special brush will make drying cycles/the appliance more effective for longer.

Promising review: "Just what I was searching for This lint trap brush did a great job getting down inside and grabbing lint build up. I was shocked at how much lint had not gotten past and not caught in the pull out lint filter. I always thought people were making too big of a deal about dyer fires because of lint buildup, but now, after using this brush I can see how easy it would be for a spark to start a fire. ** SOMETHING TO KEEP IN MIND: Be sure to turn your dryer on and go outside to the exit vent where dryer air escapes from vent hose, because even though this brush loosened and grabbed a lot of lint, my exterior vent on the outside of my house had a huge clump of lint that had been loosened by the brush stuck just inside the vent ." — martie tompkins

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24. A scratchy lil' tool to FINALLY get all the pet hair off your fabric surfaces after dog sitting your pal's precious pup.

Promising review: "AWESOME, A MUST BUY YES it works!! Bonus tip here. Mix about 4 oz of fabric softener in a 32 0z spay bottle and VERY LIGHTLY mist the carpet or floor mats (wet is bad). Use rubber gloves like you would use to wash dishes in really hot water and just use your hands to roll up the pet hair. This will get all that hair in the nooks and other areas you cant use the Fur-Zoff as well as the majority of all the hair. Then bring in the closer. This will get 100% of any hair remaining, it is really great. I have 2 WHITE/GRAY snow dogs and my all black Wrangler interior often looks like a snow storm blew through after even a short trip. Between my rubber glove wipe down and Fur-Zoff I'm absolutely hair free in 15 minutes." — John G. Vincent

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25. This microfiber window blind cleaner has three blades that make cleaning your blinds quick and easy - no more hoisting them up and dealing with a cloud of dust!

Promising review: "Finally! A product that works on all types of blinds! I love this product!! It works fantastic! I am a housekeeper for several private homes. My least favorite job . . . cleaning window blinds! I have used about every method there is, but the job is still very time consuming. The main reason it takes so long is you must clean each and every slat separately to do the job right. Not any more! With this product you can clean two slats at once and it cleans them the first swipe! The micro fiber is the key to getting all the dust and the design of the product makes it super easy! PLUS this tool can be used on different types of blinds because it is flexible! I have used it on wooden shutters, plastic vertical patio door blinds, and horizontal metal "mini" blinds. Additionally, the micro fiber "sleeve" that fits on the tool is washable and it comes with five of them so its a real value, being reusable and with so many to use it should last a long time before they all completely wear out! This product deserves 10 stars!" — Sandy D

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26. Green Gobbler Drain Clog Dissolver is a far better product for clearing bathroom and kitchen drains than the well-known brand. Clogs never happen at convenient moments, so it is important to have a good product on hand.

Promising review: "At first I thought I was had, but then I took out the plunger....and it was cleared in two plunges. I have a toilet, that every #2 is a crap shoot on whether or not it will go down. Kept telling the kids to use the other toilet, but of course, they'd remember only a couple of times and then they were back at clogging up the toilet. Checked these children's toilet paper usage for their #2s and that couldn't have been it, they weren't being wasteful.Then Christmas came and it took a literal 3 hours of plunging and snaking to the point the whole porcelain bowl was left all marked up I had to drain it and use Barkeepers Friend to clean up the marks after we finally got it to go down because it looked so atrocious I couldn't stand to look at it. So, I'm thinking, something has got to be down there. We did catch one child throwing the hair caught in the shower drain in there since that's the bathroom most used by the long-haired girls, so maybe that was it, or a hot wheels car or something. One of these days, I knew I was going to have to spend the hundred dollars for the rotorooter when whatever it was finally became stronger than our plunging ability, but if it was a wad of hair or a q-tip, surely some chemical would dissolve it, but of course all the draino things say no toilets....so I looked for a chemical plunger for the toilet and came across this and figured $12 was worth a try to avoid Roto Rooter.Decided not to use it right away and wait for the next inevitable kid pooping in the wrong toilet and backing it up. And last night was it. So, I plunged (because it should have been pretty good after all that snaking just two weeks ago, right?) and could only get the water to go down very, very slowly, but not flush. I flushed again, nothing and plunged a deal more until I got that water all the way down to just out of the trap because I figure I want this Green Gobbler to be as undiluted as possible. I pour in the Gobbler and then decide to microwave 4 cups of water to the point of boiling and stick it in with the Gobbler because of the instructions for all the other type drains to be followed by hot water, so I figure that could help...I left it sit for 4 hours and the instructions say to wait 2 hours or until water is at normal levels, but well, nothing had moved, but I wasn't sure that mattered since I'd plunged it so far down, that those 4 cups of water didn't reach up to normal level really. I poured in another 4 boiling cups of water which is above normal levels, saw no movement, crossed my fingers and flushed....nope!! :( It backed up all the way to the top. Argh! I'd been had, I thought. I sighed and picked up the plunger, figuring I'd be there for another hour or two like usual when lo', on the second plunge, it all siphoned away! YAY!I'm now back to buy another bottle to have on hand in case whatever it ate up didn't get all eaten up, but it surely did something! And I didn't have to plunge for 2 hours again! Hopefully that cleared it all up, but I'm arming myself against a monster hairball or whatever was down there by buying another one." — Izmadiz

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27. Drain Wigs is a funny name for drain hair catchers. This name sounds like an excellent insult on emDrag Race/em.

Promising review: "Using at hone and on my RV Excellent product. I “shed” a lot LOl. My hair falls constantly due to illness so I needed this to protect my RV since it clogged with my hair once. The rv has not clogged since I use this. It is nasty to remove because once the hair falls from your head is creapy and it gets tangled. Some people throw the whole thing away instead of cleaning it. I just clean it because I am cheap and it had been working well since I bought months ago." — La Bella

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28. A bottle of nontoxic Folex Carpet Spot Remover can quickly make horrific stains disappear without any rinsing or vacuuming necessary.

Promising review: "LOVE!!!!!! So, instead of asking for recommendations, I want to give one.I skimmed an article about amazing cleaning products, and was drawn to this carpet stain remover. Sounded great, especially for the cost. So I got it and tried it on an old doggie pee stain I cannot remove. Well it worked, and it was so fast and easy to use. Spray, rub in with fingers or a scrub brush, wipe up with a dry cloth. Poof - stain is gone! I told my husband, I don't even care if the stain comes back, I'll do that once a week - worth it!STAIN CAME BACK. So a few weeks later, the stain came back, I repeated the process but with more saturation, and more scrubbing. I know it's gross, but I smelled the rag to see if it smelled like dog pee - IT DID. So although I've tried 10 ways to get the stain up, this product actually gets 4 month old, repeatedly cleaned, dog pee stains out of carpets. Just wanted to share because I am in love!!!If the stain comes back, it's needs more spraying, scrubbing, and wiping. That's all." — Michelle Wisk

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29. A 10-pack of ultra-absorbent Swedish dishcloths to save on the cost of paper towels. These dishcloths are reusable and can be washed, so you'll never have to worry about running out of paper towels again.

Promising review: "China is still involved regardless of how many times "Swedish" is stated in the marketing I bought this product because it was specifically marketed as "Made in Europe." The marketing on their site states: "European Made - Don't settle for low quality Chinese alternatives!" They don't say exactly where in Europe, but the over-use of the word "Swedish" sure leads you to believe they are from Sweden. Be that as it may, I am ok with buying from any European country because they all have high labor standards (no slaves and/or children), pay reasonable wages, place a lot of importance on sustainability, and maintain high standards to protect the health and welfare of consumers. To my surprise, the package that arrived said "Made in Europe. Packaged in China." What?!?! How is a product that has been sent half way around the world to be put into a plastic bag "eco-friendly," as is touted on your site? You can't put the cloths in a plastic bag where they are manufactured for less money than shipping them to the other side of the planet, not to mention the environmental cost? These dish cloths are not cheap. A higher price is fine because I am happy to pay signficantly more to buy from a country that has honest and trustworthy business practices. But I have the feeling in my gut that something is not on the level here. The fact that China is involved in any capacity makes me deeply unhappy because I specifically looked for a product that was China-free. So now I have ended up doing business with China, but at European prices. Not good! Not good at all!" — Molly H.

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30. A red wine stain remover is an essential item to keep in your home because accidents happen! Be prepared for (at least some of) them by keeping a quality remover on hand.

Promising review: "Works Great for Even Set-in Red Wine or Berry Stains! This stuff is like a miracle on those tough red wine or dark berry stains! Even works well on Dark Chocolate! My husband is the 'Stain King' & on our last vacation he put some berries from a buffet into the pocket of his brand new khaki shorts (Why, you ask? Never got a good answer for this one!). As you can then figure, the berries, during the course of the day & while riding home in the suitcase got mashed up & stained the shorts pretty badly. (Luckily they didn't get on anything else in the suitcase.) When I unpacked, the stains had set for about 2 days & I thought the shorts were going to be ruined. I saw this product online & ordered it and it got every bit of the set-in berry stains out! It was like magic, I sprayed it on & it just DISAPPEARED! As I said, have also had the opportunity to try it on several red wine & dark chocolate stains and it's been a miracle for getting them out without any damage to the material. No fading at all, just takes out the stain!" — Linda R. Shinsky

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31. Affresh dishwasher tablets can remove residual grease and food particles that cause odors and buildup on your dishes. You may not need a new dishwasher, just a good cleaning.

Promising review: "Due to hard water, cleaning your dishwasher is imperative. My what a difference! On the first picture you can see extreme calcium and lime stone build up. My dishwasher is five years old and had never been cleaned before. I ran it through two cleaning cycles and as you can see in the second picture the sprayers are clean." — Get Rich

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Available in 3 sizes, 2 pattern names.

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32. The TubShroom is a amazing product that will save you from a clogged drain! It's easy to use and works like a charm!

Promising review: "It's amazing how much this thing catches considering it's this cheap ... Update #2: 2.5 years later and I’ve only had to unclog the drain once, and I believe it was just because of soap scum.Update: more than a year later and I have yet to have to unclog the drain!I am one of those people who clogs the shower drains with my hair. It got to the point where I brushed my hair well before getting in and then kept a brush in the shower to wrap the excess hair in while shampooing, and would STILL clog the drain every 6 weeks or so. I've had this about 2 months now and thought I'd really test it out by no longer brushing my hair before or during the shower. No clogs! It's amazing how much this thing catches considering it's this cheap looking piece of rubber that doesn't even fit well. I will say, it's much easier (and a lot less slimy) to clean when dry. And the loose fit (& lightweight) means sometimes my cat thinks he can play with it again and I'll find it in the bedroom floor. I tell everyone I know about this thing." — Megan

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33. Use this drill brush cleaning kit to quickly and easily clean all the dirty surfaces you've been ignoring. This brush will handle all the elbow grease for you and make cleaning a breeze. Your oven will look good as new in no time!

Promising review: "Excellent purchase-exactly as described I’m in love with this. I manage many apartment properties and finding people to do the cleaning has been tricky business, so I end up having to get in and clean these horrendous filth pods tenants lived in and left me to deal with when they move out. The ovens and stove tops are usually the worst, and I absolutely hate cleaning. I came across this drill attachment set and let me tell you it helped me tremendously! I still had to get in with a putty knife on some of them but it really cut down my elbow grease time. I’ve posted some pictures for you, the dirty oven is after me attacking it with a green scrubbie for quite some time (note: the white stuff all over is heavy duty commercial grade oven gel cleaner I sprayed on it two weeks ago and still was struggling to get it clean.) and then I received the text that my package was delivered and I ran home immediately to get it and finish the job. I don’t have a picture of the oven before I started but let me tell you it was nasty, one of the worst I’ve seen. If it wasn’t for this drill attachment, I think my arms would have just fallen off trying to clean it as good as I did! My only con would be that it doesn’t have any extension of any sort so I really had my drill all up in that oven, but well worth it." — Faedaa

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34. Grandma's Secret is an under-the-radar solution that can remove tough stains, like pen from a white leather couch.

Promising review: "Causes Cancer & Reproductive Harm If you are using this product, STOP! If you are considering buying this product, STOP!!I purchased based off of a recommendation but after seeing the warning on the back that the product could cause Cancer or Reproductive Harm I demanded a refund.I’ll take STAINS over CANCER. How is this even legal to sell?! AND it is no where in the description. Buyer beware." — Amber

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35. A box of slow cooker liners that will make cleaning up after yourself (and delicious concoctions) incredibly easy. Just toss the liner when you're finished!

Promising review: "A busy mom's secret weapon to easy dinner clean-up! I LOVE LOVE LOVE my slow cooker liners. Never again will I cook without one in my slow cooker! I've been using these for 2+ years and it still boggles my mind how much easier cleanup is nowadays. I'm not worried anymore about crusty sauce I have to clean off or things sticking to the bottom of the slow cooker itself. Now I just plop one of these easy to use bags inside and voila! Doesn't affect cook time and cleanup is a breeze -- just pull bag out and toss and you're easily 95% of the way to a cleaned up slow cooker.Every once in a while, especially after a longer cook time with liquids still present, some leaking will happen from bag into the slow cooker. But at least it is minimal and cleanup is still super easy!" — Minnemama2017

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