Multi-purpose cleaners

Find out which multi-purpose cleaner is best with our lab-based test results.

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Seventh Generation

Multi-Purpose Cleaner Powerful Clean Free & Clear

score

81

Average price

$6.50

Member Reviews

    This product is not recommended because we think its “phosphate free” claim is misleading. Phosphates aren’t typically used in multi-purpose cleaners.

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    How we test

    Overall score includes:

    Greasy soil removal (100%)

    We use PVC sheet covered in a greasy soil (the PVC sheet holds the soil better than the ceramic tile we usually use). Following the manufacturer’s instructions on applying the cleaner, we used a mechanical arm to clean the sheet. The sheet's cleanliness is then checked with a spectrophotometer. The test is repeated 8 times and the results are averaged.

    Where instructions stated, we applied the cleaner to the sheet and left it for the designated time before scrubbing. Not all cleaners had application directions. In those cases, we applied the cleaner to a damp sponge before placing the sponge on the sheet and scrubbing it clean.

    Model

    • Average price

      $6.50

    • Price surveyed

      May 2019

    • Cost per application (5 sprays)

      10c

    Specifications

    • Pack size

      475ml

    • Surfaces suitable for

      Safe for use on: Ceramic, Chrome, Corian, Formica, Glass, Granite (sealed and unsealed), Laminate Flooring, Porcelain, Stainless Steel, Travertine Safe for use WITH CAUTION (Test first on an inconspicuous spot): Acrylic, Concrete, Fiberglass, Marble (sealed & unsealed), Nickel, Vinyl Sheet Flooring, water-based painted wood, polyurethane on wood, shellac on wood, lacquer on wood.

    • Surfaces not suitable for

      Safe for use WITH CAUTION (Test first on an inconspicuous spot): Acrylic, Concrete, Fiberglass, Marble (sealed & unsealed), Nickel, Vinyl Sheet Flooring, water-based painted wood, polyurethane on wood, shellac on wood, lacquer on wood.

    • Has fragrance

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    • Notes

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