Best household cleaning brushes according to redditors

We found 280 Reddit comments discussing the best household cleaning brushes. We ranked the 159 resulting products by number of redditors who mentioned them. Here are the top 20.

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Top Reddit comments about Household Cleaning Brushes:

u/TheReasonsWhy · 54 pointsr/ofcoursethatsathing

You’re supposed to clean the dryer vent every three months to avoid fires and humidity build up.


Tool to clean a dryer duct/vent:

u/HouseHippoFluff · 36 pointsr/CleaningTips

Can you email support from the manufacturer and ask how to clean? Or there are those wand things you can get to clean vases and wine glasses that you make be able to put between the panels, like this:

Whatever you do, don’t take the glass apart. Can’t remember where I saw it, but someone had taken apart the door to clean in between glass panels and when they put it back together made a mistake along the way. When they went to use it again, it exploded.

u/SoN3rdyithurts · 33 pointsr/powerwashingporn

I used this brush

4in 4 Piece Soft, Medium and Stiff Power Scrubbing Brush Drill Attachment for Cleaning Showers, Tubs, Bathrooms, Tile, Grout, Carpet, Tires, Boats by DrillStuff

And also used this cleaner. It works so great and you’re supposed to dilute it 20-1 so a little goes a really long way.

Chemical Guys CWS_103_16 Fabric...

It was crazy easy, I just sprayed a bit of the cleaner. Let it sit for about 30 seconds and started using the drill brush and you can see the stuff come up immediately. I used a microfiber to clean up after the brushing and I was done. No steaming or extracting necessary.

u/uatec · 33 pointsr/Watches

I've been wanting to build my own watch for years, but there is lots of terminology, and always worried about getting the right pieces and knowing what the hell I was doing.

I finally got motivated enough to to make this when I saw:

Thanks Scooter356.

Cost Breakdown


| Part | Cost | Link |
| Strap | £18.95 | |
| Case | £23.75 | |
| Movement | £30.40 | |
| Dial | £16.00 | |
| Total | £89.10 | |


| Part | Cost | Link |
| Rodico | £8.99 | |
| Casing Cushion | £4.20 | |
| Toolkit | £15.49 | |
| Total | £28.68 | |

Total Cost


I struggled putting on the second had, it is RIDICULOUSLY tiny, and took me about 45 minutes of trying.

Unfortunately I cut the winding stick thingy (mind=blank) a fraction too short and now, after winding it up twice, it no longer winds up; I think something must have come loose, so I will have to take it apart and see if I can replace that bit. Any suggestions as to it's name would be appreciated.

Over all, i'm very pleasantly surprised by the parts I got. I didn't realise that the strap would be quite as nice, and the glass (mineral) is very nice to look at with a nice magnification of the dial and a bluish tint when the light bounces off it.

I am bit disappointed that I didn't make it with a date function, I keep looking for the date that my previous Hugo Boss chronograph had, although I don't miss it's other features all that much.

My next watch, I will make for my wife. It wont be quite as large, but I haven't decided any more than that about it. I still need to pick her brains on what style she wants.

u/gspdark1 · 20 pointsr/malefashionadvice

Lint rollers aren't very good for lint, much less pet hair. I'd get something like this:

u/misseff · 16 pointsr/LifeProTips

Apparently this is a thing you can buy pre-made...

u/akatherder · 16 pointsr/oddlysatisfying

Got one like this for carpet. It works well on shower walls.

This one for the corners is bad ass too

u/Girlinnjtraffic · 8 pointsr/howto

I can’t tell from the picture, is the enamel etched or not? If it’s etched it’ll take a professional restore job. If not you can try this: Holikme 14Piece Drill Brush Attachments Set, Scrub Pads & Sponge,Buffing Pads,Power Scrubber Brush with Extend Long Attachment,Car Polishing Pad Kit

I’ve also used rubbing compound with some success. This one is very good. 3M Marine Compound and Finishing Material (06044) - For Boats and RVs - 32 Ounces

Power tools will be your friend in this. Also some strong arms. Good luck.

u/Parcequehomard · 8 pointsr/HomeImprovement

Can I bug you for your opinion on the chimney cleaners that you hook to a drill? Amazon link if you don't know what I'm talking about. I tried it and got nothing out, but I also only have fires a handful of times a year and there was no obvious buildup in the lower part that I could see. Masonry chimney btw.

u/RobotPigOverlord · 8 pointsr/Brooklyn

ALL a/c units gets mold. That just means it needs to be cleaned, its not a reason to throw it away. Air conditioners are not a seasonally disposable item, so the person telling you to throw it out is giving terrible advice, not to mention throwing out an a/c for something as easily remedied as mold growth, is such a wasteful and unnecessary alternative to simply cleaning it. A/c units are supposed to be cleaned regularly. You can absolutely hire a service to do it, or you can do it yourself.

There are lots of articles and videos online that go over the process of cleaning and disinfecting window A/C's. Here are some tips I can give you from experience cleaning my a/c's:

Get a few cans of coil cleaner a detail cleaning brush kit, new filters that fit your specific model of AC, and get microbial growth inhibitor tablets to use in the condensor tray after you've finished cleaning it and are putting it back together.

You can do the cleaning/rinsing of the AC in the bathtub (this video gives a step by step breakdown of how to take apart and clean all the components). I do the cleaning in a few steps after taking apart the ac: vacuum all the different parts to remove as much dust/etc as possible, use a brush to remove as much grime from the coils as possible, then rinse everything with water after to remove anything left that is stuck on. Then put the foaming coil cleaner on the coils and leave it on there for the recommended amount of time, rinsing after. Then i basically do what is outlined in the video above. The last step is disinfecting it fully, which shouldnt be done until the unit is as clean as you can possibly get it via soap/water/scrubbing/rinsing. Get a spray bottle and fill it with a 1:10 dilution of bleach:water (page 2 of this info sheet has a 1:10 dilution measuring chart). Spray it on everything, leave it on for 10 full minutes (time required to kill mold, dont hang out in the room during this time bc of bleach fumes, just leave and come back when its time to rinse everything off). Rinse, maybe some more scrubbing with soap and water, then let everything dry (i use a hairdryer on low/no heat and high speed setting to speed up drying time).

Yeah its an annoying process to clean it but its insane and incredibly wasteful to throw away something like that just because its dirty. All ACs need maintaining. If you don't want to do it yourself, look up AC/HVAC maintenance services in your area and call them up to ask if they offer window AC cleaning services , and get quotes from several companies.

u/Dontbedumby · 5 pointsr/JETWaterPipes

I think they actually said a little while ago that you're not supposed to put anything in the dishwasher anymore. Only ISO Alcohol will do these days to not void the warrantee. That being said, get some thick baby bottle brushes from the store or here and put some 91-99% ISO on it and brush away. I did that for around 5 mins, and it looked and smelled brand new.

I also dump my water every day, rinse off everything, and spray my kitchen sink water sprayer down the tube every night before I go to bed. Everything dries disassembled, and is perfect for use the next day. I only have to clean with iso every 3 weeks or so.

u/wonderballz · 5 pointsr/SeikoMods

Current tools in the box

From Amazon:

u/t0shredsYousay · 5 pointsr/arizer

I recommend getting some of these. I find them to be very helpful accessory for all my vapes

u/most-bigly · 4 pointsr/MorbidReality

I have reusable straws and they're great. I recommend getting those tiny brushes that are used to clean baby bottles though.

u/Romoth · 4 pointsr/houston

The shirts are the cheapest part to dry clean and you can even get away with touching up the ironing on your own is you were an undershirt or don't get them too sweaty.

If you get a good suit brush (is the one I use), you can save a lot of dry cleaning on your pants and suit jackets. I use it a lot and it's really better for the fabric long term (compared to dry cleaning regularly). Something to think about, and good luck with the new job!

u/ausdertraum · 4 pointsr/malefashionadvice

Get a clothes brush. Make sure it's bristle (or horsehair), brass ones could be too aggressive for wool.

u/[deleted] · 3 pointsr/RadomActsOfGreed2

Does he have this?

Takes literal seconds to scrub anything including the bathtub.

u/keikii · 3 pointsr/worldnews

Pipe cleaners... There are all kinds on amazon.

u/sethwashere · 3 pointsr/StonerProTips

as people on this thread have said: high % iso alcohol and epsom salt is the classic combo. I would also recommend some long pipe cleaners like this or this and if you want to clear up foggy glass you should use white vinegar.

u/bamgrinus · 3 pointsr/malefashionadvice

What are they made out of?

I'm guessing you'll need to get a clothing brush to loosen up dirt from them.

u/SpecCRA · 3 pointsr/germanshepherds

I brush my pup every 2-3 weeks. I used to do every week. He could use it every week. I sweep and clean the floors every week. With carpet, I cleaned weekly. For my coats and nicer clothes, I use a clothes brush. I bring it to gatherings with me because he'll shed on other people too. Honestly, it's just hopeless.

u/arbitrarysquid · 2 pointsr/trees

get some bristle pipe cleaners. soak your pipe completely submerged in rubbing alcohol or Heet anti-ice additve for gas tanks for a stronger alcohol. add a good amount of kosher salt, make it a slurry. shake it around in a ziplock bag and the resin will just fall out. use the bristle pipe cleaners, and if you go to home depot currently, you can buy a set of 4 angled picks that are awesome for cleaning. they're on sale at Home Depot right now for under $5.

add a set of bottle brushes and a few cans of keyboard cleaner, and you're set.

u/stratispho · 2 pointsr/Damnthatsinteresting
u/Suicidalhamaster · 2 pointsr/Watches

Oh damn, I hadn't seen the kits, thanks for pointing that out man! Would it be a good idea to pick up and extra set of hands before I start?

Also, would this set of tools be enough to get it built, or am I missing some stuff?

Cleaning Rodico

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u/kv4268 · 2 pointsr/homemaking

If the sink is porcelain you can use a pumice stick to get the worst of it off. It's been a lifesaver for me with gross toilets and sinks here with hard water. I also just started using an abrasive-type hard water glass cleaner that's also acceptable for stone, porcelain, and aluminum on my shower doors and it's working really well. It requires a lot of elbow grease, though. I've been using this, since it's what I have, but something like a drill brush would work even better.

u/Wagner556 · 2 pointsr/saxophone

>Put some lighter fluid on the qtip, wet the pad and clean with some pressure what you can with the qtip. Use the other end to clean again but take also take the lighter fluid off. Get another qtip, wet the pad again. Take the straw cleaning brush and brush the pad / crevice with mostly not too much pressure (prefer the smallest one). Enjoy clean pads that don't stick (for some time (days-weeks-months)).

If it doesn't stay clean for at least a few weeks, it probably needs replaced.

u/Snicklefitz65 · 2 pointsr/JETWaterPipes

[Tube brush](9.8 Inches Nylon Tube Brush Set, Nylon Bottle Cleaning Brush Set, 12 Pieces Variety Pack for Glasses Drinking Straws, Keyboards, Jewelry Cleaning, Antistatic Brushes, Pipe Cleaning Brushes (Set of 12) and plenty of isopropyl alcohol. I like q tips to get into the tighter spots too.

u/stupider-like-a-foxx · 2 pointsr/howto

Try this to cut down on all that wasted elbow grease.

Drill brush 3Pcs Scrub Brush Drill Attachment Kit,Time Saving Kit And Power Scrubber Cleaning Kit, For Car, Bathroom, Wooden Floor, Laundry Room Cleaning (Yellow)

u/El_Diablito · 2 pointsr/Entrepreneur

I've recently used some contractors to do work around my house which I found off Angie's List and HomeAdvisor. I used coupon deals for all of the work I bought and I noticed that the contractors who did the work seemed to have smaller operations that favored small, maintenance work as opposed to be more larger whole operations.

For example, for the guys who cleaned my gutter it was basically the business owner who drove who his two guys to my house. They put up a long ladder and one guy went up with a hose and leaf blower and the other guy cleaned up anything the other guy sent down. It took about 30 minutes and they made $100 for that and did that all day long.

Another example is the chimney cleaner who simply used this device: Rotary Chimney Cleaning System and then used a soft wire brush to clean out my dryer duct. He spent 20 minutes and made $89 and likewise did this all day long.

u/Smaskifa · 2 pointsr/homestead

I use a SootEater and a power drill to clean my chimney liners every year. That will send the accumulated creosote in the liner down into your stove. From that point, simply shovel the creosote/ash out and dispose. You will likely need to remove the top baffle inside the stove to get access to the stuff dropped down the liner.

u/mxtery · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I don't know if they would be needs because if it's something I need, I end up buying it for myself. These are things that would greatly improve the quality of my life, but I have a hard time justifying to myself that I deserve nice things:

  • The Fred and Friends Dish Wish Scrub Brush - I live with housemates who hardly ever do dishes. I don't want to become the person who does all the dishes (even though I don't hate doing dishes). With this brush, though, I'd be much happier doing them!

  • The Datexx The Miracle Cube Timer - Timers help me keep myself on task -- and something like this that would keep me productive (which is actually one of the things that help ease my depression).

  • The Accell D080B-007K-R PowerSquid Outlet Multiplier - I live in a converted living room, so we don't have a lot of outlets. :(

u/cumbuttons · 2 pointsr/pics

I got a couple from West Elm a few years ago and they've held up nicely. I clean them with a little brush like this from Amazon

u/killerbae · 2 pointsr/AutoDetailing

My dealerships kinda cheap actually so I think a drill with adjustable speed and these brushes would be better.

u/sdaileyy · 2 pointsr/AutoDetailing
u/boot_sequence · 2 pointsr/originalxbox

You can try doorbell wire at hardware store, if you can find 22-24 gauge that would be ideal. That’s what I used in the past, still works. The trick is scraping off the coating on the circuit board. For that I use a fiberglass scratch brush..with a little flux and some heat (not too much or you risk the trace lifting) and you can repair the circuit.
I have tried using a trace repair pen on a Nintendo DS and it worked, but didn’t work on the Xbox.

u/i_use_this_for_work · 2 pointsr/freemasonry


So many of the care tips are wrong wrong wrong wrong AND WILL RUIN YOUR CLOTHES.

Tide pen on a suit? OMG NO!!! You cannot use a tide pen on a wool garment.

Putting a bare iron on a suit? NO NO NO. You'll immediately put a shine on the fabric and never get it off.

Store your tux in a garment bag?? NO NO NO. They need to air out.

Get a proper FABRIC/horsehair suit brush ( Do NOT use a sticky lint brush. They transfer adhesive to the fabric and actually cause MORE lint to attract.

When you're done with your suit, brush it thoroughly to get the dirt off, and hang it up. THAT'S IT. If you spill something, have it drycleaned. Otherwise, you do not need to dry clean a suit/tux more than once per season at the most; once per year is plenty.

u/FightOrFlight · 2 pointsr/AutoDetailing

I just cleaned my wife's car and I found that simple methods work the best for the carpet.

I got some hot water, sprayed it on the salt, let it dissolve, and then dab with a long fiber cotton towel. Rinse-repeat. After that I spot cleaned with Folex. (You can pick up Folex at menards/home depot.)

Here are the interior tools I like to use:

u/wbgraphic · 2 pointsr/homemaking

You could buy drill attachments like this and this, or you could make your own.

u/Chendusky · 2 pointsr/AutoDetailing

Search amazon for trinova leather brush. It’s a soft bristle brush that works great for delicate surfaces without the worry of taking too much off or leaving marks. Mothers carpet brush is way too stiff and leaves marks.

TriNova Leather Brush for cleaning upholstery, cleaner car interior, furniture, couch, sofa, boots, shoes and more. Premium quality

u/BarryMacochner · 2 pointsr/castiron

because i'm lazy.

this and some dawn dish soap are all I use to wash.

When cooking I like to use something similar to this

It's probably all placebo but the spatula helps knock down the high spots a bit.

And do you really need an excuse to use power tools?

u/nutbastard · 2 pointsr/specializedtools

Collect 'em all!

I have that kit. Works great. Get the strongest white vinegar you can and let that sit for a while and then go to town.

u/AlphaMoose67 · 1 pointr/Honda

My buddy who details cars as a side hustle, uses Simple Green diluted 1:1 and a squirt (roughly a tbsp) of Dawn dish soap in a spray bottle, a upholstery brush and some elbow grease.

u/HvyMtlChaos · 1 pointr/woodstoving

Oh, as a chimney sweep, given that I'm fairly handy (do all but the most major car repairs myself, basic home plumbing, interior repair, appliance maintenance, builds PCs, ect.) would you recommend getting something like this and cleaning my chimneys myself?

Or not a good idea for some reasons I'm not aware of?

u/dhbroad · 1 pointr/worldnews
u/Eternal_Flames · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

Does anyone know if this kent brush would be safe to use with a wool suitsupply jacket?

This is the most expensive item I've bought so I wanna make sure it lasts.

u/nauticalmile · 1 pointr/guns

I'm not sure how well a lint roller would get into the engravings. I personally would try alternating toothbrush and compressed air until it's clean, then resume. Actually, I'd probably just use watchmaker's putty because I have weird things like that laying around the house, but toothbrush and air should be fine.

You can probably avoid getting more crud back in the engravings by lightly soaking a sponge with linseed oil and then just dabbing it on those areas.

u/helwyr213 · 1 pointr/AutoDetailing

I used Mothers 155900 Carpet & Upholstery Brush when I cleaned up my old car to sell it. Worked really well to break up salt stains/residue from a few years worth of Canadian winter road salt.

u/xDesolate · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

$0-5: these cute cat toys because all our kitties need lovings too.

$5-10: This funny dish scrubber because we all deserve to feel like a princess or fairy while making magic in the kitchen such as getting rid of grease gunk.

$10-20: This Sheldon Cooper shirt because nerdy humor is sexy.

$20-50: Adopt a Sloth because the money goes to donating towards the animal and you get to ADOPT A I really need to explain why thats so awesome?!

u/mommadog325 · 1 pointr/Watches

Here's the list of all the tools I got:


Hand presser/lifter-

Case opener-

Clippers for cutting the stem-

Magnifyer (loupe)-

Magnifyer holder-

Case cushion-

Silicone grease (for the o-ring)-

Rodico (for picking up dust)-

You'll also need a set of jewelers screwdrivers and files, which I already had, and some nitrile gloves or finger cots so you dont get oil and dirt from your hands onto the movement. I've also seen other people recommend getting a movement holder to hold onto the movement while you attach the dial and hands.

u/mule_roany_mare · 1 pointr/mildlyinteresting
u/Annon201 · 1 pointr/techsupportgore

Better to use one of these

u/PaddedTank · 1 pointr/AutoDetailing

I have an 2009 A4 with 115K miles on it.

I have been using Lexol's two-part cleaner and conditioner with microfiber cloths for years with, what I thought was, good results. I decided to do a 50/50 test on the lower portion of the driver's seat.

I am floored by how much cleaner the seat looks. I do believe that this is going to be my method from now on, or at least until I get my hands on a steamer.

My question for everyone is what brushes do you use?

I purchased this on from Amazon and while it works well, it is small and my hand started to cramp after doing just this test side. I did do three passes if that matters. I'd like to find something two or three times as wide.


u/Loonaroonarmoonar · 1 pointr/AutoDetailing

If your vacuum is having trouble, also remember you can use something like Tuff Stuff and a carpet brush to break out some junk that usually doesn't come out with a vacuum sweep. It might turn out to be cheaper than a new vacuum. Though if you're just looking to buy a new vacuum, try out this AMA by a vacuum repair technician.

u/Tikajo603 · 1 pointr/powerwashingporn

Found it on Amazon!
4in 4 Piece Soft, Medium and Stiff Power Scrubbing Brush Drill Attachment for Cleaning Showers, Tubs, Bathrooms, Tile, Grout, Carpet, Tires, Boats by DrillStuff

u/Axis_0f_Evil · 1 pointr/woodstoving

Thanks. Should note I do my own Chimney sweeping using one of those "sooteaters" weed whacker type drill attachments you feed from the bottom up.. Works great.

Thus my question about what I should look for in my inspection.


u/PepeSilviaConspiracy · 1 pointr/homeowners

We had the check dryer vent light come on and we used a vent cleaning tool and blew the lint out of the ducts and it fixed the issue.

The tool is not expensive or difficult to use:

u/halcyon_d · 1 pointr/ehlersdanlos

This isn't something I've tried, but I've been meaning to for similar reasons to you.... you could try attaching a scrubbing brush to a drill, or buying a special drill attachment like this!! (I didn't realise you could actually buy these, this is very exciting)

u/Paradox711 · 1 pointr/vinyl

Try this.

I watched a ton of videos before I got this and saw the same problem you pointed out with bristle brushes. Your always gonna leave abrasions when you use them.

The velvet on this one can push crap in to the grooves but if you’re careful, you use some cleaning solution, you clean your needle and you clean any vinyl before putting it on the table I’ve not had problems.

If I had any significant spare cash free every month I’d honestly buy a really nice vinyl cleaner and use this before playing my stuff but realistically they’re just too expensive for where I’m at now.

u/flannel_K · 1 pointr/consolerepair

Since everyone caught the leaded vs non-leaded error I won't even mention it.
However, I'm just gonna nip one thing I did catch in my read-through right now:

> Fast drying WD40 can also be somewhat useful for cleaning PCB’s.

I really hope you're referring to WD's line of electrical contact cleaner here, and not plain ol' WD-40 lubricant. Should probably make that a bit more clear so newcomers don't assume you're referring to plain WD-40.
Do not ever put standard WD-40 on your PCBs or components, it is oil-based and can eat plastic and rubber components if left to sit.

To add in/on/around:

  • Craft knife works for cutting traces wonderfully. However, my favorite scraping tool ever for exposing a trace for soldering is a decent fiberglass pen/scratch brush (like this one), does the job fast and clean, and generally easy cleanup. Just be gentle when scraping.
  • Q-Tips are cheap and do the job well, but if you want to be 100% clean go for some lint-free swabs and wipes when you clean up your PCB and joints.

    Fantastic little batch of starter info here, though it could use some formatting work. Mods, pls sticky/pin this.
u/Trezorchest · 1 pointr/AutoDetailing

Mothers 155900 Packages 155901 Carpet and Upholstery Brush

This was one of the first brushes I bought probably 5 years ago when I started and still one of my favorites to date. Something with a handle may be more comfortable with you but I can work with either.

Magic erasers will help pull up dirt and stubborn stains on leather and vinyl/plastic. Just be gentle when using it.

For leather I just soak a microfiber in water and wring it out really good. Then I squirt some leather conditioner on the towel and massage it in the towel so you don’t get conditioner in the cracks of seats. May need to re damp towel and definitely add a few more squirts of conditioner as you go. Let sit for a few minutes depending on temp and buff with a dry microfiber towel. If you get conditioner in a crack just use that dry towel to rub it out! Also I use leather conditioner on all my door panels, any kind of plastic, inside cup holders, etc. pretty much try to hit anything that isn’t fabric.

Also the more you massage the conditioner in the seat the better chance you have at removing tough stains/built up grime.

Goodluck and hope this helped!!

u/waitingtodiesoon · 1 pointr/rawdenim

No just lock stitching, but those are being cuffed twice so you won't see the hem and I don't think it needed to be chain stitched since those hems weren't anything special I think. None of them offer chain stitching I can find here in Houston yet.

The tailor who said dry cleaning is better is right next door to a Dry cleaner... so Idk... about her. Her reviews were good on google, but I never really used a tailor before.

I am fine with wrinkles. Though I do want to learn how to iron or steam my clothes. I never ironed before. I thought about buying a steamer but I am not sure which one I should buy or how much they cost and finding out when they go on sale or is a good time to buy. Same with buying a depiller and a garment brush. I was looking at something like this to brush my clothes. Though I don't honestly see the difference between a 100% horse or boar hair brush vs a cheaper 100% horse or boar hair brush that is used to shoes or beard for much cheaper. Just not as many bristles on some

u/GreystarOrg · 1 pointr/instantpot

A toothbrush with a smaller head or something like this:

u/krinkly · 1 pointr/CLEANING_PORN
u/syrinxOptimised · 1 pointr/SeikoMods
u/oh_myglob · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I've never been gifted, so technically everything has been ignored, BUT this would be a great addition to my kitchen arsenal!

Show this gift some love!

Thanks for the contest!

u/staypuff626 · 1 pointr/AdviceAnimals

Do yourself a favor and buy a garment brush. I only have one cat but I still went through tons of lint rollers before I discovered these.