8 Cult-Favorite Cleaning Products You Should Actually Be Buying Online
Where do you get your cleaning products? The grocery store? CVS? Target? Your local Costco? While you’re likely find SOMETHING at one of these stores, your choices will be surprisingly pretty limited. You’ll find Clorox wipes, Mr. Clean Magic Erasers, and some Method soap. What about when you want something more? Something even more beloved than these favorites?
Well, then you should take to the internet! There, you’ll find all sorts of cult-favorite cleaning solutions. Yes, you’ll have to put off cleaning for a day or two while you wait for that Prime shipping to work its magic, but it’ll be worth procrastinating.
Below are eight cult-favorite cleaning solutions that you can’t easily find in stores.
1. Aunt Fannie’s Cleaning Vinegar, $8.50 for 16.9 ounces
While vinegar is a great, food-safe way to clean some of your kitchen’s most important surfaces, we have to admit that the smell isn’t, um, our favorite. Fortunately, Aunt Fannie’s Cleaning Vinegar marries the efficiency of vinegar with the delicious scent of other all-purpose cleaners. With options like eucalyptus and fresh lime mint, there’s bound to be a scent that appeals to you.
2. Krud Klutter, $4 for 32 ounces
This one comes up again and again when we ask readers to tell us their favorite cleaning agents. It features a non-toxic, food-safe formula that cuts (kuts?) through greasy, grimy messes on stovetops, range hoods, countertops, and more. If you’ve got layers on layers of grease, this is one of your best bets.
3. Puracy Natural All Purpose Cleaner, $13 for two 25-ounce bottles
Of all the all-purpose cleaners out there, this is the one that Wirecutter picked as the best. The editors say it “pwned” oil and pasta sauce. And it cleaned granite without leaving film. This nice-smelling stuff also has 4.6 stars on Amazon and more than 2,500 reviews.
4. The Laundress All Purpose Cleaning Concentrate, $11 for 16 ounces
If you need to know one thing about this cleaning concentrate, it comes from this review from one of our favorite Kitchn contributors: “It smelled so good, I literally found myself looking for more things to clean.” Don’t we all deserve to be excited to clean?
5. Brillo Cameo Aluminum & Stainless Steel Cleaner, $9 for two 10-ounce bottles
Our gear pro puts her cookware through the wringer (think: high heat and lots and lots of testing) so she knows what she’s talking about when she says this is the only cleaner that got her pots and pans looking like new. It’s got a balanced formula of acid and alkaline substances that helps it remove stains and shines up metal. It also did wonders for her old white porcelain kitchen sink. And it’s earned an “Amazon’s Choice” badge.
6. Bottle Bright, $8 for 12
If your family dirties a bunch of water bottles throughout the week, you know how annoying those bottles are to clean. (And so many aren’t dishwasher-safe!) These tablets do the work for you. And they’re also pretty good at cleaning super-dirty pots.
7. Green Gobbler BIO-Flow Drain Sticks, $18 for four packs of 12
Got a stinky, slow-draining drain? Put one of these down your sink each month and it’ll eat away at grease and keep things flowing.
8. Bar Keepers Friend, $8 for 12 ounces
This hard-surface cleaner is made by a family-owned company that manufactures in Indianapolis, Indiana. Fun fact: The active ingredient is oxalic acid, which you can also find in rhubarb, spinach, and other veggies. In addition to its loyal following of regular shoppers, BKF is also endorsed by All-Clad, Calphalon, Eletrolux, Viking, Formica, and Kohler.
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