Best for Carpeting
Resolve Triple Action Spot Carpet Cleaner, $5.50
The test: Staffers smeared coffee, salsa, and dirt on three common rug materials: cotton, nylon, and sisal.
Why it won: Even dark stains on cream-colored carpet were no match for this spray-on solution. Although the formula lifted most blotches right up with a clean cloth, “you might need to use a stiff brush to help remove thick spills,” said a tester. All in all, this contender, which neutralizes odors, “left its competitors stuck in the mud.”
To buy: At supermarkets.