Products & Appliances

Proper cleaning requires the right tools: Learn all about common cleaning products and appliances—and how to use them the right way—in our guides to cleaning essentials.

Bottle of vinegar and jar of baking soda on wooden table and white background
Why Baking Soda and Vinegar Are Great Cleaning Agents
The Shark Navigator DLX Upright Vacuum sits in front of a couch during The Spruce's vacuum test at The Lab.
How to Clean a Shark Vacuum and Its Filter
Vacuum handle lifted over clear container with clean filter
How to Clean a Vacuum Filter
Paint brush held over running faucet next to cleaning materials
How to Clean Paint Brushes
Bar keeper's friend canister placed on kitchen counter
What Is Bar Keepers Friend?
Clothes steamer next to rolled pink cloth and cleaning solution
How to Clean a Clothes Steamer
Woman holding a clothes steamer nozzle to striped shirt and slacks
How to Buy a Clothes Steamer
ingredients for homemade hand sanitizer
12 Best DIY Hand Sanitizer Recipes
overhead still life of cleaning products and supplies
You're Using Your Cleaning Products Wrong
woman wiping off a doorknob with disinfectant wipes
The Right Way to Use Lysol Wipes
Hydrogen peroxide
22 Surprising Ways to Use Hydrogen Peroxide Around the Home
vinegar in a laundry basket
Top 10 Reasons to Use Vinegar in Laundry
using a dryer sheet on a couch
15 Ways to Use Dryer Sheets Around the House
Moka pot on on lighted stovetop closeup
How to Clean a Moka Pot
Disassembled coffee grinder next to yellow cleaning cloth and coffee beans
How to Clean Coffee Grinders
French press
How to Clean a French Press
cleaning a stovetop
How to Clean a Stovetop
person cleaning a keurig
How to Clean and Descale a Keurig
cleaning a stand mixer
How to Clean 7 Small Kitchen Appliances
Yellow vacuum with hose leak repaired with clear tape
How to Find and Repair a Vacuum Cleaner Leak
An air dryer in a living room
6 DIY Dehumidifier Options
White portable humidifier releasing steam next to plant
How to Clean a Portable Humidifier
waffle iron with batter stuck to it
How to Clean a Waffle Iron
Upright vacuum cleaner with hose being used on wooden floor
8 Surprising Uses for Your Vacuum Cleaner
steaming curtains
11 Surprising Things You Can Clean With a Clothes Steamer
Loading Dishwasher
How to Load a Dishwasher the Right Way
natural cleaning products
Cleaning Naturally with Lemons, Vinegar, and Baking Soda
vinegar, baking soda, and borax on an HE washing machine
Are Vinegar, Baking Soda, and Borax Safe to Use in HE Washers?
pouring baking soda down a drain
How to Unclog a Drain With Baking Soda and Vinegar
closeup of a steam mop
Do Steam Mops Work? 10 Tips and Tricks
copper and brass items
How to Clean Brass in 3 Simple Steps
dish soap dispenser
Common Household Uses for Cleaning With Dish Soap
person wiping a stainless steel dishwasher
How to Use Vinegar as an Effective Stainless Steel Cleaner
Safe household cleaning products with brushes
Best Septic Safe Household Cleaning Products
Glass container of borax with soft bristled brush and fabric in bucket
15 Ways to Use Borax Throughout Your Home
using a steam cleaner on curtains
Tips for Using a Portable Steam Cleaner
20 Mule Team borax
Where to Buy Borax Powder
tools you need to iron like a professional
Tools You Need to Iron Like a Professional
hydrogen peroxide and white towels
5 Reasons to Use Hydrogen Peroxide for Laundry
Wallpaper being removed by hand with scraper
How to Make and Use Homemade Wallpaper Remover
Jar of baking soda surrounded by cleaning supplies
4 Homemade Cleaners You Can Make With Baking Soda
iron next to a white towel
How to Iron Without an Ironing Board
Two women looking at a robot vacuum
When Is the Best Time to Buy a Vacuum?
homemade glass cleaner
How to Make Your Own Homemade Glass Cleaner
Vacuum cleaner in an empty room
How Much Money Will a New Vacuum Cleaner Cost?
Homemade dryer balls on wooden surface
How to Make Wool Dryer Balls
dryer sheets
Do Dryer Sheets Repel Insects?
reverse tie dye tee shirt with bleach
How to Bleach a Shirt With Your Own Designs
bottle of vinegar
4 Common Clothing Stains and How to Remove Them
Folded cloth in glass container
How to Make Your Own Dryer Sheets
mop and cleaners
How to Make Easy Mopping Solutions With Household Ingredients
spray bottle of ammonia
How to Use Ammonia Cleaner
using a steam cleaner on grout
How to Use a Steam Cleaner for Grout
Woman vacuuming
The Differences Between Bagless and Bagged Vacuum Cleaners
person cleaning an oven
How to Properly Clean an Oven
Febreze plug in unit
Febreze Plug Air Freshener Product Review
toilet cleaning tools
Toilet Cleaning Tools
denture tablets
8 Ways to Use Denture Tablets for Cleaning
before and after of bathroom tile
How to Make a DIY Mold Remover With Vinegar
an iron on an ironing board
How to Clean an Iron Soleplate and Steam Vents