The Best Cleaning Products Our Readers Can’t Live Without

The Best Cleaning Products Our Readers Can’t Live Without

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We recently reached out to our readers to ask what their favorite cleaning product are — and, man, they're a passionate bunch! While there seems to be a divide between the natural-cleaner people, the make-your-owns, and "it ain't clean unless it smells like bleach" folks, we're going to go the non-partisan route here and list the biggest crowd favorites.

In no particular order, here are the 10 best cleaning products our readers can't live without.

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1. Vinegar

Our readers love to pull this out of the pantry to use on their kitchen surfaces!

"I love it for cleaning in general, including disinfecting cutting boards, cleaning the coffee maker and dishwasher, and more." — Sherrill Croasdale

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2. Clorox Disinfecting Wipes, $8 for two packs of 75

It doesn't get more convenient than these pre-soaked wipes when it comes to cutting grease and disinfecting.

"I use them on my kitchen counters, greasy stove, doorknobs, and more." — Esmeralda Speakman

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3. Young Living Thieves Household Cleaner, $34 for 14.4 ounces

This concentrated cleaner is plant-based and toxin-free, and readers love the infusion of essential oils.

"Hands-down the best cleaner ever!" — Julia Ostrander

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4. Mrs. Meyer's Multi-Surface Everyday Cleaner, from $9 for three, 16-ounce bottles

People especially love the scents from this everyday cleaner.

"It makes my home smell amazing and I don't have to worry about my cats because it's all-natural." — Kate Starkenburg

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5. 409 Multi-Surface Cleaner, $3 for 32 ounces

This kitchen spray cuts grease and kills 99.9 percent of germs.

"I use it for the sink and anything that chicken or other raw meats may have touched." — Lynne Aversa

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6. Method All-Purpose Cleaner, $3 for 28 ounces

Everyone has their favorite scent for this spray, which you can use all over the kitchen.

"It works like magic every time." — Patricia Sulzmann

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7. Barkeeper's Friend, $4 for 12 ounces

This cleaning powder is great for deep-scrubbing jobs, and it practically has its own fan club.

"The can says 'once tried, forever used' and they're not exaggerating!" —Patricia Spurles

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8. Bounty Paper Towels, $8 for six rolls

The only paper towel brand mentioned over and over again.

"I always say they'll bury me with my roll of Bounty and Windex spray bottle in hand." — Lisa Garcia

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9. Dawn Dish Soap, $2.50 for 21.6 ounces

The number-one dish soap from our commenters, who say it's not just for dishes, but also for stovetops, cabinets, and more.

"It's the best degreaser I've ever used." — Julie Taylor

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10. Norwex Cleaning Pads, $6.50 for one

These disposable foam-style scrubbers are a favorite for removing tough stains and grease. Note: Norwex is a cleaning company that sells its products through a network of consultants, so you'll have to find someone.

"I use them for everything." — Tina Binding

And a few other favorites (again, in no particular order)

  • Lemons
  • SOS Pads
  • Lemi-Shine
  • Pine Sol
  • Dr. Bronner's Soap
  • Babyganics All Purpose Spray
  • Fabuloso
  • Comet with Bleach
  • Alcohol
  • Boiling Hot Water
  • Caldrea Multi-Purpose Cleaner
  • Williams-Sonoma Dish Soap
  • Victorian House Finish Rejuvenator
  • Krud Kutter
  • Mr. Clean Magic Erasers
  • Norwex Cloths
  • Branch Basics
  • Scrubbing Bubbles
  • Simple Green
  • H2O Cleaning Products
  • Good Home Company Sprray Cleaner
  • Lysol Disinfectant Spray
  • Orange Oxygen
  • Indigo Zum
  • Soft Scrub Bleach Gel
  • Oxygen Orange
  • Sheila Shine
  • Bounty Paper Towels with Dawn Dishwashing Liquid
  • Scotch Brite Pre-Soaped Rescue Pads

Did you spot any of your favorites on this list? Share your go-tos in the comments!

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