The Best Specialty Cleaning Tools from Our 2024 Cleaning Awards

published May 31, 2024
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Cleaning Awards Specialty Tools seal on a photo of someone dusting the top of their kitchen shelf's microwave
Credit: Photo: Alex Lepe ; Prop Styling: Tom Hoerup

Whether you’re dusting surfaces, wiping down windows, or getting stains out of a rug, it helps to use a special tool to get these different areas of your home cleaned from top to bottom — efficiently and effectively. But how do you know which ones to grab for each task? 

Below, we highlighted the 11 specialty tools we awarded as winners in our 2024 Cleaning Awards — including our pick for the Cleaning Product of the Year. Each one will make a difference in the way you clean your home and help you tackle any particular messes in sight.

Best Bathroom Cleaning Tools

What Makes Up This Category of Winners

This Specialty Tools category showcases 11 all-star picks that can help you clean your home from top to bottom, including a window squeegee, handheld vacuum cleaner, and baseboard cleaning tool. Plus, we share with you our pick for the Cleaning Product of the Year, a must-have tool that’ll make cleaning so much easier.

Specialty Tools Winners

1 / 11
Cleaning Cloths
was $32.00
2 / 11
3 / 11
Window Squeegee
was $17.99
4 / 11
Air Purifier
was $239.99
5 / 11
6 / 11
Upholstery & Carpet Cleaner
was $199.99
7 / 11
Pet Hair Remover
was $24.95
8 / 11
9 / 11
Portable Stain Remover (Great for Parents)
10 / 11
Baseboard Cleaning Tool
11 / 11
Steam Cleaner (Product of the Year!)

How We Picked Our Winners

The Cleaning Awards is our guide to the very best cleaning tools of 2024. There are 40 winners across five categories that our editors truly believe are the cleaning essentials you can’t live without. We spent months researching and testing — which meant a lot of dusting, scrubbing, and vacuuming! — to create this must-have list of tools that’ll help you conquer everyday messes. 

To select the winners, we looked at how well each tool performed, keeping in mind how well it cleans and if it works as promised (or better). We took into account its durability, ease of use, and features it offers. What makes this item budget-friendly or worth splurging for? And finally, we factored in innovation and what made this product stand out from the rest.

2024 Cleaning Awards

Want to see more winners? See here for the full list of winners for the 2024 Cleaning Awards.

All prices were accurate at the time of publishing, but may have changed since then.