Since the pandemic, more and more people are more conscious of cleaning and disinfecting their homes and offices. Even as we start returning to work or school, we still want to come home to a clean and safe environment.
The cleaning industry is a multi-billion dollar market, and it’s only going to grow bigger in the years to come. As more and more people become interested in keeping their homes clean and tidy, the demand for quality cleaning products will continue to rise.
So which cleaning brands reign supreme? In this blog post, we will take a look at 9 of the best cleaning brands out there and discuss what makes them so successful.
Finding the best cleaning products is essential to get the job done right. From cleaning mildewy kitchens to removing fingerprints and oily smudges from glass, the right product can get the job done quickly and without the need for too much elbow grease.
This guide covers the best cleaning brands that can be relied upon to get the job done fast. I will also enlist the following:
- The best all-purpose bathroom cleaning brands
- The best cleaning products for kitchens
- The best cleaning products for home
- And more…
Best All-Purpose Bathroom Cleaning Brands
Bathroom cleaning can be a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be. Several great brands on the market can help make the process a little bit easier. Here is my list of proven cleaning brands:
Without a doubt, Clorox remains one of America’s most-trusted bathroom cleaning brands and has been so for decades.
Any icky situation – you have a Clorox for it. Clorox makes cleaning sprays, wipes, and powders.
They also carry a range of bleach-free all-purpose cleaning products like Clorox® Scentiva® that kill 99.9% of germs and even leave your bathroom smelling fresh and clean. It also eliminates the Covid-19 virus. You can use Scentiva on multiple surfaces safely without worrying about discoloration.
If you want to clean white-colored tiles and need some bleaching action, then go in for their Performance Bleach (CLOROMAX). You can even use it for cleaning white clothes.
Then they also make amazing disinfecting wipes. Recently, the EPA listed Clorox’s bleach-free wipes as an effective product to kill SARS-COVID germs. You also get them in lemon and scent-free options.
My favorite product from CLOROX is their Clorox Disposable Toilet wand. Here are its features:
- The wand is preloaded with Clorox bleach that kills 99.9% of germs
- It is a complete cleaning system and you simply discard the toilet-cleaning head after each use.
- The unique hexagonal-shaped heads ensure the brush reaches hard-to-reach areas.
- It also features a long handle so you can clean from far.
2. Mr. Clean (Proctor & Gamble)
Next up is Mr. Clean. Mr.Clean came into existence in 1957 when Harry Barnhart conceived the idea of a magic eraser cleaner. Plus, their iconic mascot – the bald man with the white shirt and blue pants – is instantly recognizable by millions of people worldwide.
The brand’s marketing team then roped in talented illustrators who portrayed the brand’s mascot as a muscular, smiling genie with an earring. The genie appears magically anywhere where there is a cleaning job required.
Mr. Clean’s jingles also became very popular. They offer an extensive range of cleaning products, from floor cleaners to all-purpose sprays.
Today, Mr. Clean products are synonymous with the most reliable cleaning brand in the country. Not only their magic eraser their multi-surface disinfectants, multi-purpose cleaners, sprays, liquids, and wipes have all received immense popularity.
Among bath products, Mr.Clean’s eraser bath pads come with a Febreze® scent that leaves your bathroom smelling fresh. Moreover, it promises to remove nearly three times the soap scum as other popular cleaners.
It even works on hard water stains, hardened toothpaste on sinks, hair spray stains, mildew, mold, and grime and grout in tiles. My favorite product from Mr. Clean is this Magic Eraser Extra Durable Multi-purpose Cleaner. You can use it to clean bathrooms, kitchens, car wheels, your BBQ grille, and especially your white tennis shoes.
My favorite Mr. Clean multi-purpose spray is their line of clean freak sprays. You can spray holding the bottles in any direction, and they continue to spray, even upside down. The spray bottles are refillable and work well on various surfaces. Don’t take my word for it; check out the reviews for the clean-freak.
- Free from harsh chemicals
- Cleans grills, BBQs, textured surfaces like garden furniture, bathroom, automobiles, shoes, etc.
- Gets rid of grime, grout, and tough stains
- Safe (but recommended testing on a small area first).
RMR Brands has changed the way America tackles mold and mildew. They use the best processes and ingredients to help tackle mold in homes and industrial and marine setups.
RMR solutions are available for mold, mildew removal, odor tackling, etc. They also have household-bathroom-kitchen and professional-grade disinfectants.
I love their RMR 86 Mold Remover. I have used it in bathrooms and also for cleaning barn stalls. The product kills mold spores and eliminates the ugly stains behind them.
The best part is that you don’t need to sweat too much – simply spray and observe the mold disappear before your eyes. It also works fast and goes deep into the grout to restore the surface’s shine.
- Safe to use on bathtubs, wood, plastic, glass, vinyl, concrete, and brick walls.
- No scrubbing is needed!
Best Cleaning Products for Kitchen
Keeping your kitchen clean is a never-ending battle. But with the right tools, it can be a lot easier. Here is a list of some top-selling kitchen cleaners:
Since my wife had cancer, she is wary of using chemical-based cleaners in the kitchen. So we switched to plant-based cleaners made using essential oils.
Puracy Multi-Surface cleaner is one of her favorites. It has even been featured on several TV shows, magazines, and news reports. The best part is that doctors develop it.
Being plant-based, it is safe to use around pets and kids. It is entirely free from bleach, petrochemicals, ammonia, and other harsh ingredients seen in other cleaners.
- Safe, non-toxic, and effective
- Not tested on animals
- Free from harsh chemicals
- Made in the USA.
When the pandemic scare forced many of us to go back to chemical-based antibacterial cleaners, we chose Lysol. The reason is that the product does not leave behind any harsh chemical residues. At the same time, it eliminates 99.9% of germs which is sure to give you peace of mind.
- Cuts through grease
- Cleans and deodorizes
- Kills 99.9% of viruses and bacteria
- Use on countertops, sinks, etc.
EasyOff Kitchen degreaser easily cuts through the toughest of grease that accumulates on stovetops, inside ovens, refrigerator handles, microwaves, cabinets, and on grills. It is also NSF certified, which means it meets the strictest of public health protection standards.
This lemon-scented Easy-Off kitchen degreaser solution also keeps your kitchen smelling clean and fresh.
- Fast, powerful, versatile. Great for everyday cleaning.
- Safe to use on multiple surfaces – tiles, stove, glass, plastic, vinyl, etc.
- NSF certified safe
Best Cleaning Products for Home Use
When it comes to cleaning your home, there are a lot of different products on the market that can help you get the job done. But which ones are the best? Here are my favorite multi-purpose home cleaners:
Mrs.Meyer’s Clean Day is ideal for use on multiple surfaces, including walls, hardwood floors, tiles, countertops, and glass. It has a fresh and invigorating lemon verbena scent that is light and uplifting.
The best part is that Mrs.Meyer’s Clean Day is free from phthalates, parabens, glycol solvents, and artificial cleaners. Instead, it uses essential oils and plant-based cleaners only.
My wife and I especially appreciate that Mrs.Meyers does not test their products on animals, making them cruelty-free.
- Thoughtfully formulated
- Garden-inspired scents
- Aromatherapeutic cleaners in multiple fragrances
- Safe to use on walls, floors, tiles, synthetic and natural stones, porcelain, bath fixtures, etc.
Sometimes you have to sacrifice effectiveness when using environmentally friendly products, but that’s not the case with Mrs. Meyer’s multi-purpose sprays.
Dirt, dust, odor, mildew, stains, pet odors, cooking smells, and grease are some of the pesky things that accumulate on painted walls. Chomp! Painted Wall Cleaner gets rid of all this debris. You can use it on any painted surface without worrying about the finish getting damaged.
The heavy-duty cleaner eliminates dirt, grease, smudges, dust, and even mold from walls. Its lingering scent leaves your home smelling fresh and clean.
Chomp! Painted Wall Cleaner is free from volatile organic compounds or VOCs. This means it is safe for use around kids and pets. It also removes wet slobber from pets from sofas, walls, and floors.
The company also sells extendable dust mops separately to help you clean hard-to-access areas.
- Heavy-duty cleaner without VOCs
- Safe around pets and kids
- Fresh scent
Window and glass cleaning has always been easy, thanks to Windex products. When Windex started adding vinegar to their regular glass/window cleaner, my wife loved it. We all know how effective vinegar is in cleaning all kinds of surfaces without using anything harsh.
We use Windex Vinegar on bathroom mirrors, windows in all rooms, and our glass countertops on the coffee tables. We even use it on quartz surfaces. It gets the job done quickly and eliminates smudges, fingerprints, etc., within seconds. You can also spray it on areas frequented by ants. Ants hate the vinegar in this, and they stay away from them.
The best part is that it does not leave that ammonia smell that so many of us dislike. And Windex is also striving hard to make our oceans free from plastic. They use only 100% recycled and biodegradable plastic in their product bottles.
- Recycled plastic made in association with agencies striving to make oceans cleaner
- Free from ammonia
- Cleans, deodorizes
Swiffer gives cleaning a whole new meaning. This reliable brand has been around for over 20 years and is known for its innovative line of cleaning products. From mops to dusters to sweeper pads, Swiffer has something for everyone.
Their popular Swiffer Sweeper is a 2-in-1 tool that sweeps and mops in one simple step. This sweeper has a lightweight handle that makes it easy to push, while the dry cloth picks up messes on hardwood floors and tile.
The wet cloths trap and lock dirt, dust, and hair in its fibers for a deep clean on vinyl, linoleum, or wood flooring. The Swiffer Sweeper cleans better than a broom and dustpan because it grabs big messes without you ever having to touch them!
What’s more, their products are affordable and easy to use, making them a popular choice among consumers.
Best Brands/Products That Professional House Cleaners Use
Professional house cleaners know what products to use. They have tackled all kinds of dirt, so they know what works where. According to RD, here is a list of items that professional house cleaners swear by:
Professional housecleaners want a lightweight and easy to maneuver vacuum, and that is what Kenmore Vacuum is. It weighs just 20lb and has storage compartments for the cord, accessories, and HEPA filter bags. Anyone can easily carry it over the stairs without facing issues like backache.
Kenmore canister vacuum also features a 9.5’ extendable cleaning accessory that can eliminate cobwebs and dust bunnies from the ceilings and hard-to-access areas.
It is especially great for removing pet hair and can be used to clean carpets, rugs, upholstered sofas, beds, and even hardwood floors.
Ordinary cleaning rags/cloths leave lint and do not absorb and trap moisture and dirt as needed. Microfiber cloths do all this and more without leaving scratches or abrasion on delicate surfaces.
Microfiber cloths are versatile and can be used on multiple surfaces. Their super-absorbency quickly removes dirt, dust, smudges, fingerprints, and grease from ovens, stovetops, refrigerators, countertops, wood, tiles, walls, floors, etc.
OXO duster traps and holds dust effectively and covers a large surface to reduce the cleaning time. It also has a flexible head that easily goes under beds, between blinds, vents, and other tight spots that accumulate dust.
With the OXO duster, you will get your cleaning done quickly. Thanks to the OXO microfiber duster, many people have experienced fewer allergies and are breathing a lot easier!
FAQs – Best Cleaning Brands
What is the best cleaning chemical?
The best cleaning chemical depends on the surface. For bathtubs, toilet bowls, and other bathroom surfaces, you need bleach or strong mildew/mold cleaner. For the kitchen or areas for food prep, you need degreasing plant-based cleaners without harsh chemicals that can still cut through the oil.
What are the most powerful cleaners?
In general, acid-based cleaners are extremely powerful. For bathrooms, bleach-based cleaners can be powerful as well.
What do I need to deep clean a house?
Use proven cleaning brands, such as Mr. Clean and Lysol, to deep clean a house. You can also use vinegar, baking soda, hot water, microfiber rags, and a mop to tackle most cleaning jobs. A vacuum cleaner with a HEPA filter, extensions, and accessories can also help make the job easier. A steam cleaner can help eliminate germs from all kinds of surfaces, including most fabrics.
Conclusion – Best Cleaning Brands
The best cleaning brands are the same ones that have been around for decades: Clorox, Lysol, Mr.Clean, etc., have been popular for years and will remain so for a while. In vacuums, brands like Kenmore and Bissel come with HEPA filters that freshen up the air.
These days, many people are moving towards eco-friendly and greener cleaning products with essential oils and other plant-based cleaners. The CDC has provided specific guidelines regarding cleaning and disinfecting, and most of us want to take these seriously.
I hope the above lists help you choose the best cleaning brands to suit your needs.