2014 ALL YOU Cleaning All-Stars
We scoured the market, testing more than 100 products across 21 categories-including cleansers, detergents, pods and wipes-to find the ones that really do work the hardest, making your life just a little bit easier. To pick the winner, we devised a series of tasks for each category, then pitted products against one another to see which of them lived up to their claims.
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Best Laundry Detergents
THE TEST: We stained white cotton T-shirts with mustard, grass, dirt, coffee, ketchup, fresh strawberries, chocolate, cranberry juice and canola oil, let set for a week, then washed them once.
Wisk Deep Clean Original, $5 for 50 oz.; at mass retailers
• This 50-year-old brand still delivers: All stains-except for mustard, which left a faint mark-were eradicated without a trace after the first wash.
Laundry Detergent Pods
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All Free and Clear Mighty Pacs, $6 for 24; at mass retailers
• There are excellent