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Before and After Cleaning Photos You Have to See to Believe

These best-selling devices and supplies will help you clean like you never thought possible. Don’t believe us? The proof is in the pictures.

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Dirty panvia amazon.com

Cure for Cookware

One Amazon user bought Rust Remover for Metal before giving up on copper cookware with 20 years of caked-on grease. The results are extraordinary to say the least:

“Bought this to clean the bottom of my Revere cooking pans that I literally had not cleaned in over 20 years. With a little bit of work, they now look brand new. Very delighted with this purchase and highly recommend!” Here are 10 cleaning habits that actually make you home dirtier.

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Dirty dishvia amazon.com

Dishing It Out

If you thought Amazon users were above posting pictures of their dirty dishes to demonstrate how much they love their dishwashers, think again. One consumer said this about the hOmeLabs Compact Countertop Dishwasher:

“This thing works fantastic! For my first run, I put it to the test with a casserole dish and some other things that had baked food on it. Baked on spaghetti sauce was gone without a trace.” If you haven’t cleaned this appliance in a month, you’d better do so now.

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Dirty stovevia amazon.com

A Coup for Cooks

Cooktops are literally made to get dirty, and Weiman Glass Cooktop Cleaner & Polish was literally made to make short work of the mess. Says one delighted customer:

“This stuff is the bee’s knees! Worked great on this old stove in the house we just bought. Check out the pictures. It’s like a headlight polish. Has a little grit in it.” Check out this surprising kitchen tip from a plumber. 

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Dirty sinkvia amazon.com

The Sink Savior

They call it Bar Keepers Friend for a reason, and this powdered cleanser and polish is certainly a welcome guest in many customer’s homes, including this one:

“Made the mistake of using the wrong type of cleaner on a stainless sink, which left dark spots that I could not get out. Read posts on Google that suggested trying this. With some scrubbing, the stains are lightening up using this!!! Thank you BarKeeper’s Friend!”

Here’s how to transform your kitchen without spending a lot of money.

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Dirty grillvia amazon.com

Grill Without Guilt

Grilling is fun. Cleaning the grill? Not so much. The BBQ Aid Barbecue Grill Brush and Scraper makes life a lot easier for hundreds of backyard chefs. Here’s what one had to say:

“Based on past reviews, I ordered the brush expecting a small brush head. As you can tell by the photos, the 3″ x 3″ is plenty big for a large grill. I ordered replacement brushes, but they were a smaller 2″ x 2.5″ size that are not compatible with this handle. If the replacements were for an older version of this tool, then I understand why so many people mentioned the small size. I have used the grill brush only once at this point and will update my review if there are any issues. The tool has a heavy duty feel and works perfectly.”

Here’s more on how to successfully clean your grill.

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Dirty inside of ovenvia amazon.com

The Nontoxic Power of Steam

If you’re in the market for a steam cleaner, consider the Dupray Neat Steam Cleaner, which seems to be changing lives, one Amazon customer at a time:

“Very powerful and useful unit! … I am happy with the unit, quality and price. I’ve tested it on grouts, tiles, oven, kitchen stove, SUV rims and windows, parquet floor, wooden floor, plastic windows, on glass door in sauna, on cedar walls in sauna (it is shining now!). My wife loves to clean floors and tiles now – thanks to this little but great unit. I am finding Dupray Neat steam cleaner Very Very useful.”

Here’s how to clean your bathroom shower head.

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Dirty rugvia amazon.com

Things Got Hairy

Amazon customers love an industrial strength floor cleaner, and the Oreck Commercial ORB550MC Commercial Orbiter Floor Machine is a universal favorite, with hundreds of five-star reviews, including this one:

“I used it on my son’s throw rug in his room. We have a German Shepard and her hair gets into everything. I went over it with the orange grout scrubber, then a quick follow up with my vacuum (didn’t use any cleaners). In the past…45 minutes to an hour. With the orbiter….total time was less than 5 minutes.”

Have company coming over? Here’s how to clean your house in 30 minutes or less.

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Stainless steel stainsvia amazon.com

Yes, Stainless Steel Stains

Amazon users love to use this plant-based formula to clean and polish their stainless steel. One happy customer gave us her grimiest trash compactor before Therapy Premium Stainless Steel Cleaner & Polish and after. She wrote:

“I included a before and after. I think the photos tell it all.”

Take a look at these 50 clever ways to clean with baking soda.

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Dirty fencevia amazon.com

Under Pressure

When a fence drastically changes color and looks like an entirely new fence, you know you’ve got a great pressure washer. The Sun Joe SPX3000 Pressure Joe Electric Pressure Washer is one of those, according to this customer who swears by it:

“We live in Florida and recently purchased a 15-year-old house that I don’t think has ever been pressure washed. I would say this is a must-have for anyone who lives in an area where there’s a lot of moisture and mold/mildew, (or whatever that dark stuff is that gets into our concrete). I pretty much expected it to clean the concrete and the siding, but what really blew our minds was the unpainted wooden fence. I never even realized it was dirty, I just thought that was how wood looked when it was outside for 15 years.”

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Dirty tubvia amazon.com

Scrubbing on Steroids

When you mean business, a brush on the end of a power drill is the cleaning tool for you. And for Amazon customers, the Drillbrush Bathroom Surfaces Tub, Shower, Tile and Grout All Purpose Power Scrubber Cleaning Kit is nothing short of a miracle:

“I let my tub get extra dirty on purpose because I knew this brush set was coming. In five minutes my tub was sparkling clean. This item is no joke. The flat brushes are awesome for big surfaces and the cone brush hits the hard to reach corners. I liked them so much I bought a set for my Mom.”

Here are some ways you might be cleaning your bathroom wrong.

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Dirty wallvia amazon.com

Erase Your Dirty Secrets

If you haven’t heard about the Mr. Clean Magic Eraser, it’s about time you learned about this product that truly lives up to its name — especially on Amazon. Just ask this user, who was able to clean dried wax off the wall:

“These erasers are exactly what they claim to be…. MAGIC! My apt has white walls throughout, and these erasers get out all kinds of blemishes. A few months ago, don’t ask me what I was doing but somehow my hand jerked while I was literally just standing next to my dresser which had a lit candle, and I sent the candle flying. I got red wax all over my white wall! For about 2 minutes I went into sheer panic mode, but then I calmed down and used my head. I waited for the wax to harden a little, then used my nail to scrape it off (I don’t recommend this, the feeling and the sound is excruciating! in hindsight, I should have just used a credit card or something similar). Once I scraped it all off, it left a pink stain where the wax had been, so I grabbed my magic eraser, added a little water and watched my wall transform back to its pristine self.”

Have you ever gotten wax on your carpet? Here’s how to get it out.

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Dirty carpetvia amazon.com

Rugs Reborn

For one Amazon customer, the Rug Doctor Mighty Pro X3 did more than clean her carpets — it helped reacquaint her with her decor:

“I thought my carpets were brown… THEY ARE PINK!! Sweet baby Jesus get you one of these!”

Take a look at these uses for witch hazel, including cleaning carpet.

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Dirty ringvia amazon.com

A Real Gem of a Product

You can’t exactly throw your baubles in the washing machine — and you may not want to sit there and scrub them with a toothbrush. Enter the Magnasonic Professional Ultrasonic Jewelry Cleaner with Digital Timer, which transformed one customer’s diamond ring:

“I purchased this based on the reviews, and I’m so happy with it. I have free cleaning at my jewelers, but it’s so rare that I’m able to make it there. I realized that my ring needed a better cleaning than I could do with my solution at home when people stopped commenting on how pretty it was. I’ve added a before and after. I ran it twice on the 480 seconds setting and it looks brand new.”

Here are some surprising ways you can polish silver.

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Dirty woodvia amazon.com

An Icky Situation

Crud is no match for a beloved product called Krud Kutter KK32 Original Concentrated Cleaner/Degreaser—even if it’s residual glue on a beautiful hardwood floor. One customer said:

“We have vinyl strips flooring made to look like wood. We had no idea how to take care of it an had managed to wax some sort of impenetrable layer onto the floor so that mopping was ineffective. Nothing cut thru this later and I had tried it all. Steamers. Boiling water. Bleach. Scrubbing bubbles. Abrasive powders. Everything. We put this on full strength. Let it sit for 20min and the sludge just wiped off. We used a scraper to just easily slide the gunk off. Then used laminator plus cleaner and refinisher to finish the kitchen floor. My lord krud kutter is the best stuff in the world and no fumes and no chemical burns.”

Take a look at these fresh ways to use lemons to clean your house.

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Dirty car seatsvia amazon.com

Road Warrior

Got a problem keeping car upholstery clean? (Parents, we’re looking at you.) Consider making CarGuys Super Cleaner your next investment. One Amazon reviewer says:

“The pictures below are picture of a 2007 Nissan Titan truck I was detailing for a customer. The seats were disgusting and stained. I CAN ASSURE YOU ALL I USED WAS CAR GUYS SUPER CLEANER to clean the seats I simply sprayed super clean all over the seat until it was damp, I scrubbed with a detail brush, then vacuumed all of it up and dryer it with a microfiber. The results speak for themselves. This really is a SUPER CLEANER that is capable of cleaning mostly every interior surface and does an amazing job at it!”

Check out these 46 car detailing tips that will save you money.

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Dirty tilevia amazon.com

The Grout Is Gleaming

Sometimes you have to get the grime inside the crevices, and only a small, powerful brush will do. The OXO Good Grips Deep Clean Brush Set is a customer favorite, and one person who went town on their tile floors had this to say about the set:

“I HIGHLY recommend these brushes for grout. If you are on the fence of “Eh do I need a grout brush? I could just scrub the floor…”. Stop. Get these brushes. They are stiff and cut down the elbow grease time incredibly. Plus you can use them on anything. I used products with mine, but I used the brushes in the pictures I took.” You can also consider this method for DIY grout whitening.

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Leather bootsvia amazon.com

Like-New Leather

Leather Honey Leather Conditioner will restore your leather to its near-original condition. Just ask one stunned Amazon reviewer who reported back on a pair of boots that had seen better days:

“I found a pair of boots in the basement with an 1/8″ or more of mold on them… on my way to the trash I remembered Leather Honey… That gooey leather product saved my boots… I paid around $200 for them, wore them a couple of times and forgot about them in the basement.”

Here’s how to get gum off of anything, including shoes.

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Dirty speakersvia amazon.com

The De-Gross-er

When it comes to sticky residue, few things can beat the bestselling Goo Gone. But seeing is definitely believing with this pair of fuzzy speakers:

“I used this on my JBL LSR4236P Studio Monitors and it worked very well. For some reason JBL decided to put some kind of weird adhesive on the front of these monitors which caught every piece of cat hair and dust that touched it over the years. Used this with some paper towels and a little elbow grease and the adhesive came off quickly.”

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Dirty drainvia amazon.com

Just Add Water

It’s easy to see why people are going crazy over Life Miracle Nano Towels. They require no cleaning products — just water — to get grimy surfaces clean. Amazon users have the pictures to prove it. One wrote:

“Normally I would be embarrassed to post the before pic but I am so amazed at these towels I don’t care. Tried them on my pedestal sink that had soap scum and toothpaste build up and I had to scrub a few times but the sink came out clean!”

This is the reason why you should never leave a water bottle in a hot car.

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Grime in the showervia amazon.com

Getting the Shower Clean

Reviewers are wild about the U.S. Pumice 1001 Scouring Stick, and all you really need to see is this astonishing oven-door transformation to know the cleaning ability is real. The happy customer said:

“I originally bought these for the ring around a guest toilet that doesn’t get much use. The ring came off after about a minute of rubbing! But I am most impressed at how it cleaned my oven door. I’m embarrassed at how gross my 4-year-old oven door looks so I decided to try it out. Wow!!!!! I had the entire inside of the door cleaned in about 5 minutes. I had tried every cleaner, baking soda/vinegar, sponge…I even made a homemade cleaner with essential oils that did nothing.”

Here is more advice for when you have to clean your oven.

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Dirty ipadvia amazon.com

Cleaning Technology

Let’s face it: phones get gross. And we’re pressing them into our own faces on the daily. Tablets and laptops meet the same grimy fate. That’s why the iCloth Small-Screen and Lens Cleaner is so beloved, and one iPad-owning fan has the photo to prove it. They presented their photo without comment — because, frankly, it spoke for itself. The dirty and smudged IPad was cleaned on the bottom right corner so well, it almost looks photoshopped.

Here are 10 clever ways cooks use technology in the kitchen.

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