The Best Surface Spray Cleaners
Method Wood for Good Daily Clean
Food-safe and plant-based, this light everyday cleaner keeps butcher blocks, wooden counters, and kitchen tables clean and conditioned. Almond scent (contains no nuts).
To buy: $6, target.com.
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For Deep-Cleaning Wood
Guardsman Wood Cleaner and Wood Polish in Lemon
A smart duo to protect and shine wood furniture: The foaming cleaner removes buildup; the polish, well, polishes. Available in three scents.
To buy: $6, amazon.com.
iQ Glass Cleaner
The wave of the future in cleaning products involves mix-with-water solutions that have a lighter footprint, because you use the same container over and over. Don’t let those tiny steps (fill with water, insert vial and sprayer tube, and tighten) be a deterrent. This pick works streakless wonders on glass and mirrors and is worth the change of habit. Smells like clean laundry.
To buy: $4 for empty bottle and one vial of solution, at retailers nationwide.
For Carpet Stains
Citrus Magic Natural Instant Spot & Stain Remover
Serious stains—we’re talking soy sauce and jelly that have soaked overnight into wool—begin fading on contact. Also rescues upholstery. Orange-and-lemon scent.
To buy: $10, amazon.com.
Better Life Take It for Granite
Leaves a streak-free shine on stone surfaces with no buildup and is completely food-safe. Its light sweet-citrus scent is unobtrusive, even when mingling with cooking smells.
To buy: $10.50, amazon.com.
For Stainless Steel
Simple Green Stainless Steel One-Step Cleaner & Polish
Stainless is notoriously vulnerable to water marks and smudges (even a light touch can leave prints). This winner not only cleans expertly but also casts an antistatic layer that repels dust and future spots. Fragrance-free.
To buy: $17, amazon.com.