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Last updated: 02 May 2024


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We lab test general purpose surface sprays, also known as multipurpose cleaners, to find out which ones are best at removing dirt from various surfaces in your home.

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If you're trying to keep costs down, our interactive comparison tool will help you see which cleaners cost less per 100mL, while our Recommended list will show you which multipurpose sprays come out on top.

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    Cleaner type

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    Whether the product is marketed as a kitchen, glass, multipurpose or surface spray cleaner.

      Cost per 100mL

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      The cost per 100mL based on the price we paid.

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      Bottle size (mL)

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      This is the size of the bottle tested.

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      Claims to be antibacterial

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      Does the product claim to be antibacterial?

        Shop Ethical rating

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        Shop Ethical rates the environmental and social impact of the company (not the product) using independent sources. This rating is not included in our total score. The rating ranks from A (highest) to F (lowest); N/A means there is no rating for that company.

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          • Fragrance
          • Ingredients
          • Price
          • Cost per 100mL
          • Bottle size (mL)
          • Shop Ethical rating
          • Recommended
          • CHOICE Expert Rating
          • Streak test score (glass cleaners only)
          • Claims to be greywater safe
          • Claims to be septic safe
          • Claims to be phosphate free
          • Claims to be ammonia free
          • Claims to be antibacterial
          • Other environmental claims
          • Suitable surfaces
          • Country of origin
          • Cost per application


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