The Best Everyday Cleaning Essentials
E-cloth Microfiber Cloths
You might assume that all microfiber is created equal. Not so. This winner delivers impressively on the three promises of the category: to serve as a magnet for dust, to clean and shine with plain water (although it’s fine to use a solution if you prefer), and to stand up to the washing machine. E-cloths are guaranteed to last through 300 washes—just don’t use dryer sheets, bleach, or fabric softeners, because they’re kryptonite to microfiber. Testers loved the purple general-purpose cloth but couldn’t resist the color-coded variants: stiffer or softer options for stainless steel, glass, and cooktops.
To buy: $8 each, ecloth.com.