10 of the Most Popular Cleaning Tools on Amazon

published Aug 14, 2019
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Ever wish you could poke into your friends’ closets to see what cleaning tools they’ve been using? Don’t do that! It’s weird and slightly invasive! Though you can certainly ask them (nothing makes for better happy hour fodder than talking about household chores!), you can also just log onto Amazon to see what everyone else is buying. That’s right, the site has a whole section where it lists out the bestselling household cleaning tools. Take a look to see what other people are buying and start dreaming up some other conversation points for post-work drinks.

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1. Scotch-Brite Non-Scratch Scrub Sponges

It makes sense that sponges would be so popular. For starters: You need to replace your sponge frequently (around once a week!) , so you need to buy them fairly regularly. As for THESE sponges, well, they’re tough enough to clean caked-on messes but not so tough that they’ll scratch nonstick cookware.

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2. Swiffer Sweeper Dry and Wet Floor Mopping and Cleaning Starter Kit

The single bestselling cleaning tool is actually the Wet Mop Refills, but this is third on the list (after the sponges) and we figured the kit is where beginners need to start. You’ve surely heard of the magic of Swiffering and this kit will help you clean up after your nightly dinner prep.

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3. Mr. Clean Magic Erasers

We are obsessed with Magic Erasers here at Kitchn (and it looks like shoppers are, too). We use them to clean our stovetops, wipe down fridge shelves, shine up our sinks, and so much more. Just make sure you never use your Magic Eraser for any of these things.

Buy: Mr. Clean Magic Erasers, $7.50 for eight

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4. O-Cedar EasyWring Microfiber Spin Mop

One of our go-to writers says that this brand makes a mop that’s even better than the Swiffer. Another favorite from the brand? This spin mop, which really cuts out the grossest parts of mopping.

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5. Drill Brush Power Scrubber Cleaning Kit

If you want deep scrubbing to feel more like a game, you need this scrubber kit. It comes with brushes that attach to your power drill and then all you have to do is target the problem area and pull the trigger. One of our writers added a scrubber kit to cleaning caddy and says she doesn’t know how she managed without one.

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6. AmazonBasics Microfiber Cloths

Because of the structure of microfiber cloths, the can actually pick up and wipe away most bacteria. On their own. Without a disinfectant! Add a few to your arsenal and you’ll be ready for spills, splatters, and all sorts of general wiping.

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7. OXO Good Grips Bottle Brush

Don’t let the name of this brush fool you: In addition to water bottles, it’s great for cleaning stemware, pint glasses, baby bottles, and other containers. Some of us at Kitchn even use it to scrape dishes before putting them into the dishwasher.

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8. Bottle Bright Cleaning Tablets

While also technically meant for cleaning water bottles, one of our friends has found that a single tablet will clean her gunked-up pots while she sleeps.

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9. OXO Good Grips Soap Dispensing Dish Brush

For those of you who don’t want to use sponges to clean your dishes, this guy is a scrubbing brush and a soap dispenser in one. Just push the button to release as much or as little soap as you need.

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10. Amazer Scrub Brush

People love a good scrubbing brush, it seems! The ergonomically shaped handle helps add force as you work and reviewers say the brush is great for floors, tiles, and more.

Buy: Amazer Scrub Brush, $7 for two

What are your favorite cleaning tools to buy on Amazon?