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16 December 2021

The Most Recommended Cleaning Products, Gadgets and Appliances

Head to any shop or website and the huge choice of cleaning products is overwhelming. How do you choose? How do you know what works? It’s understandable to be a bit dubious about marketing which will focus on the positives and you don’t want to waste money on things that don’t work. I have asked a group of bloggers what their favourite cleaning products are that they have spent their own money on. Having been in a position to review lots of products and just generally working to keep their homes clean they have tested a lot of products out and so saving you the hard work these are their recommendations of the cleaning products, utensils and appliances they wouldn’t be without. 

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Bloggers Favourite Cleaning Products, Gadgets and Appliances

Recommended Cleaning Products

Iron & Velvet

It’s a new brand to me, but Iron & Velvet had two recommendations for their cleaning products. They sell a range of choices from oven cleaner to antibacterial surface cleaner which come as a concentrated solution you add to warm water in a reusable spray bottle. It's so easy because you drop the whole sachet in which dissolves avoiding any plastic waste. A genius product from an entirely UK based company that is kind to the planet. Recommended by We Made A Wish and  Healthy Vix

Bar Keepers Friend

If you have stainless steel in your kitchen then Emma recommends using Bar Keepers Friend. While it sounds like something you would put in a cocktail it’s actually a range of cleaning products, but the original version is a versatile powder you mix up with water. Emma uses it on her stainless steel hob and sink. Check the packaging or website though as there are some surfaces you shouldn’t use it on.  Recommended by Ready Freddie Go

Pink Stuff

It has an absolutely huge following who use Pink Stuff for cleaning pretty much anything and Erica confirms it actually works. She loves it because it’s cheap and is effective on loads of surfaces. 
Recommended by Things To Do In Kent

Citric Acid

Jo uses Citric Acid to remove limescale from her toilet and appliances because it works will while being cheap and eco friendly. It is found naturally in citrus fruit, but it's a manufactured version that is used for cleaning. It is an disinfectant and good for cleaning while being free of harsh chemicals that are harmful to the environment. Jo shares how she cleaned her toilet with Citric Acid in this post.

Bicarbonate of Soda

Another popular product that has many uses Alina recommends using Bicarbonate of soda (also known as baking soda) for it’s ability to remove bad smells. 
Recommended by We Made This Life

White Vinegar 

Lauren likes to use Bicarbonate of soda with white vinegar (while generally it isn’t recommended to combine products because the chemical reactions can give off harmful fumes, it is safe to mix bicarb and vinegar). While they both have great cleaning benefits of their own they have an additional benefit when you mix then together because of the fizz they create. Use the bicarb first and then add the vinegar after. She says her two favourite uses are: 1. Put the bicarb down a slow-draining plughole and leave for 30 mins to an hour, then add white vinegar. This will clear the blockage. 2. Mix the bicarb into a little bit of paste with water and use to scrub the oven. Spray white vinegar onto it, allow to fizz for a few seconds, then wipe off. Easiest way to clean an oven I've ever come across!
Recommended by Outnumbered by Gymnasts

Dr. Beckmann Power Foaming Toilet Cleaner

Sarah recommends the Dr. Beckmann toilet cleaner which foams right up the toilet bowl freshening it all up without the need for scrubbing.
Recommended by A Few Favourite Things

Method Cleaning Products

Vikki prefers Method products for cleaning. They have lots of luxurious scents which are gentle on the environment thanks to their plant based biodegradable cleaners that are cruelty free.  
Recommended by Best Lodges With Hot Tubs

Recommended Appliances for Easier Cleaning

Dyson Cordless Vacuum Cleaner

While there is normally a lot of love for Shark Cordless Vacuum cleaners they didn’t receive any recommendations from the Bloggers, but two people recommended their Dyson Cordless Vacuums.
Cordless cleaners are brilliant for regular cleaners as you can whizz around the house without worrying about tripping over cords or finding plugs.
Recommended by  Fifty And Fab and Twins, Tantrums and Cold Coffee

Bissell Spot Cleaner

If you have children or pets then spillages or marks on carpet and upholstery will be a common appearance. Kim recommends the Bissell Spot Clean Pet Pro because it is easy to set up and it works really well. It has the bonus that it’s far more compact than a normally carpet cleaner so it doesn’t take up much space in the cupboard.
Recommended by Life Can Be Toff

Vax Carpet Cleaner

If you are looking for a product for cleaning larger areas of carpet then Crissy recommends the Vax Platinum Power Max Carpet Cleaner. She finds it makes the carpets look like new and it can also be used for spot cleaning the sofa. 
Recommended by It's Me Chrissy J

Vorwerk Electric Floor Mop

If you are looking to clean laminate or wood floors, then Sarah recommends the Vorwerk Kobold VK200. She originally received it for review on a trial basis with all the attachments and after it was sent back she decided to buy the same model with the SP600 mop attachment because of it’s impressive cleaning ability for laminate floors that need to be cleaned without getting too wet. 

A Dishwasher

You will find them in most kitchens now, but a dishwasher is something not to be without. It is a huge timesaver, they are an efficient use of water and they clean really well. It doesn't really matter which one you get, but they are well worth the money.
Recommended by Unicorns Dinosaurs and Me

Recommended Gadgets for Easier House Work

Laundry Bags

Products don’t need to be complicated or expensive to make life easier. Lisa says her favourite product are laundry bags. Not only does she use them for washing her delicates in, but she washes socks in them so they don’t go missing.
Recommended by Women Who Win At Life


Sometimes it’s not about which products you use, but how you clean. A good scrub can get most items spotless, but it’s hard work which is where technology comes in. Becky recommends the SonicScrubber which is a handheld device with different attachments that she uses to clean all sorts, from sinks, to shower heads and taps.
Recommended by Planes Trains And Buggies

Karcher Window Vac

Zoe recommends one of my favourite products, the Karcher Window Vac. She loves that it makes window cleaning quick and easy. She has the WV 1 model, I have the WV 2 model.
Recommended by Note Me Happy

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