We have tested a slew of cleaning products and gadgets to bring you the most effective ones, from detergents to mops and best window cleaning tools – because only the best will do for your home.
Look out for the next part of our Clean House Heroes, where we bring you the best of vacuum cleaners and robotic machines.
BEST HOB AND STOVE CLEANER
Bio-home Kitchen Cleaner, $5.60
A powerful cleaner that worked like magic on greasy hobs and oily spots – it dissolved grime faster than any of the other soapy solutions we tested.
BEST ALL-PURPOSE DETERGENT
Dettol Multi Action Cleaner, $5.50
If you need just one cleaner for your kitchen, this is it. It cuts through grease to leave countertops, floors and even mirrors spotless and gleaming.
MOST REFRESHING KITCHEN CLEANER
Magiclean Kitchen Cleaner, $4.50
It leaves countertops squeaky clean to the touch, with a pleasant, fruity scent to boot!
FRESHEST-SMELLING BATHROOM CLEANER
Cif Bathroom Cleaner, $4.50
This leaves a subtle, powdery scent with no clinical afternotes.
BEST FLOOR CLEANER
Kao Magiclean Floor, $5.75
This cleaner consistently soaked up and cleaned oily smears effectively – a must have for sparkling floors.
FRESHEST-SMELLING TOILET CLEANER
Harpic Active Cleaning Gel – Wild Flowers, $3.10
It got rid of noxious stains and odours, leaving behind a light floral scent.
BEST WINDOW CLEANING TOOL
Scotch-brite Multipurpose Window & Glass Surface Cleaner, $28.85
When you need to wipe down windows, mirrors and the glass doors of bookshelves without climbing onto a stool, this tool does the stretching for you. It has a handle that can be lengthened to 1.1m, and comes with a microfiber cloth to dust, a squeegee to wipe, and a scourer to scrub. The bonus: one end can be bent at different angles to reach and clean shelf tops too.
BEST FLAT MOP FOR KITCHENS
Magiclean Wiper Mop, $20.85
Whether your floor is greasy after the daily dinner prep or at the end of a long day at home with the kids, a few swipes with this mop gives it the freshest underfoot feel.
MOST ERGONOMIC FLAT MOP
Scotch-brite Easy Sweeper, $18.95
If you have a cleaning roster for everyone in the family, there’s no excuse for the kids not to help out with this height-adjustable, lightweight mop which they can handle easily. Plus, it picks up dust and hair to leave floors spotless.
By Lim Tsiao Hui, Simply Her Team, March 2015