Cleaning products

Independent and trusted reviews, tests and buying guides to compare prices and performance of surface, floor and general purpose cleaners.


Bissell Vac & Steam review

Vacuum and steam mop at the same time - what? That's got to save a sudsy bucketload of time, right? We find out.

26 Sep 2014 | We put this combined vacuum and steam mop through its paces on a hard floor, to see if it will save you time and money.

Sabco RoboSweep first look

Sabco RoboSweep first look

You could mistake it for a pet's toy but this little robot uses a microfibre cloth to pick up lint, dust and hair.

12 Feb 2014 | If you’d love a robot vacuum that’ll clean up for you but don’t want to fork out the big bucks then you may want to consider the Sabco RoboSweep.

CHOICE tests steam mops

Steam mop reviews

Steam mops are an effective way to clean your home and many people are opting for these over a mop and bucket.

16 Jan 2014 | Test results for 25 steam mops, including 12 newly tested models, priced from $49 to $349.

The iRobot Scooba 390

First look: iRobot Scooba 390

Automated floor mopping sounds great, but can the iRobot Scooba 390 really take over this chore?

14 Jan 2014 | CHOICE put the iRobot Scooba to work on a gritty, grimy floor to see how it performs.

Manual dishwashing liquids

Dishwashing liquid reviews

Check out which manual washing-up liquid comes out on top in our latest testing.

25 Dec 2013 | Manual dishwashing liquid ranges from excellent to very poor performance. To find out which ones stand the test of time better than others, check out our results.


Bathroom cleaners

Want to get rid of soap scum? Let CHOICE save you some elbow grease.

16 Aug 2013 | We test more than 20 bathroom cleaners that claim to remove soap scum, and compare them to four popular bleach-based cleaners and two green options, as well as the alternative bicarb and vinegar method.

Sticky (silicone) rollers

Sticky lint rollers

Pet hair can be tricky to remove from your clothes and house. Two CHOICE staffers and pet owners road test these rollers.

2 Jul 2013 | Two CHOICE staffers and pet owners test the Schticky, Sticky Buddy and other silicone rollers.


Getting rid of mould

Removing mould in your home is more than a surface issue.

6 Aug 2012 | Reducing moisture, not expensive mould removal products, is the key to preventing household mould.


Steam mop fact sheet

The best steam mops are good at cleaning stubborn grime, but can cost a few hundred dollars.

16 Dec 2010 | Steam mops can be a good option if you’re looking for a chemical free way to clean your floors. But some are no better at cleaning than an ordinary mop and bucket.

Microfibre cloth

Microfibre cloth reviews

Keep your regular household cleaning simple and green with a microfibre cloth and a spray of water.

11 Dec 2009 | Microfibre cloths minimise the need for chemical cleaners, so they're good for the environment and the hip pocket.

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