Recommended all-purpose cleaners, by Consumer Reports

“Can one product really clean all the hard surfaces in your home without streaking or damaging them?” asks Consumer Reports. “We tested liquid and spray cleaners, including some that make green claims, on a variety of soils and soap scum to see which ones could remove the most with the least effort.”

In the magazine’s tests, “only one all-purpose cleaner did well enough to be recommended, earning high marks on all stains, and it did so without streaking – good news in a home with lots of glossy surfaces.” Here it is.

Pine-Sol Original

Overall score: 74
“Best Buy”

Consumer Reports is an American magazine published monthly since 1936. It features reviews and comparisons of consumer products and services based on reporting and results from its in-house testing laboratory and survey research centre. The magazine accepts no advertising, pays for all the products it tests, and, as a not-for-profit organisation, has no shareholders. It also publishes cleaning and general buying guides. (Wikipedia.)

Source: Consumer Reports
Last checked on: 4 May 2016