Multi-purpose cleaners

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

spray bottles with cleaning fluid

Simple Green

All Purpose Cleaner Orange

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    How we test

    Overall score includes:

    Greasy soil removal (100%)

    White tiles are covered in a greasy soil and, following the manufacturer’s instructions on applying the cleaner, we used a mechanical arm to clean the tile. The tile’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 tile and left it for the designated time before scrubbing the tile clean. Not all cleaners had application directions. In those cases, we applied the cleaner to a damp sponge before placing the sponge on the tile and scrubbing the tile clean.


    • Average price


    • Price surveyed

      May 2019


    • Cost per application (5 sprays)



    • Pack size


    • Surfaces suitable for

      Any washable, water-safe surface

    • Surfaces not suitable for

      Do not use on suede, leather, unfinished wood, opals or pearls

    Label claims (not tested)

    • Grey water safe

    • Ammonia free

    • Has fragrance

    • Septic tank safe

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