What is the most effective cleaning product in Australia, according to the experts?

8 March, 2023 by
What is the most effective cleaning product in Australia, according to the experts?
XO2® Pty Ltd, David Blamire

Cleaning is essential to keeping your spaces healthy, hygienic and looking good. 

With so many different cleaning solutions available, it can seem difficult to choose the most effective one. Sometimes the hardest thing about cleaning is finding the product that works best and gets the job done with the least amount of effort and time.

That's why we've put together a list of the best cleaning products in Australia for every kind of mess and cleaning challenge. So whether it's a wine stain on carpets, streaky floors that should be shiny, soap scum in the shower or mould that just won't budge, we've got you covered. These recommendations are for professionals and facility maintenance departments but if you're wanting to clean better at home this is worth a look for you too.

1. For Surfaces

🏆Best Multi-Purpose Cleaner

Bobby Dazzler

Super Concentrated Eco-Friendly Solution

Bobby Dazzler is a streak-free super cleaner for mopping floors and wiping surfaces. It's a high-performance streak-free cleaner and sanitiser suitable for all washable surfaces. Bobby Dazzlers is pH neutral and safe on sensitive surfaces including polished marble, natural stone and metals. It's also septic-safe, pet friendly, eco-friendly and 100% biodegradable. To top it off, the spaces you use Bobby in will be left smelling fresh and clean with a lovely citrus fragrance.

Learn more about Bobby Dazzler

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🏆Best Hospital-Grade Surface Disinfectant

Disso & Disso Wipes


Disso® is a ready-to-use, high-performance hospital-grade disinfectant and cleanser for all washable hard surfaces. It destroys a wide spectrum of bacteria and viruses. Disso® is the clear choice for cleaning, disinfection, and infection control applications. The certifications demonstrate it's effective, and it is TGA listed (AUSTL/ARTG 368170) as a hospital-grade disinfectant that kills COVID-19.

Buy Disso

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🏆Best Streak-Free Glass Cleaner

WOW Fast Dry


Wow Fast Dry is the best in class for streak-free glass and window cleaning. The revolutionary Nano-glide technology makes wiping easier and it save up to 25% on usage! Wow Fast Dry allows you to clean faster and better than you ever imagined possible while also eradicating unpleasant bacteria. Wow Fast Dry is also excellent on many sorts of smooth hard surfaces, making it a useful all-in-one spray and wipe cleaner.


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🏆Best Bathroom & Shower Cleaner


Bravo is a concentrated all-purpose shower and bathroom cleaner. It effectively eliminates soap scum, body fat, mould, and mineral deposits from a wide range of surfaces. Some people enjoy bleach, while others don't. Bravo is for people who don't, and it's a fantastic alternative! Get amazing results on shower glass with its high-tech surface modification chemistry that leaves surfaces gleaming and clean longer after the water slides off.

Learn more about Bravo 

🏆Best Mark Remover For Painted Walls

Markaway Microfibre Eraser Sponge

Markaway is a wizard! Scuff marks, ink, crayon, paint, smoke stains, watermarks, mildew, and other contaminants are easily removed from most surfaces. It is suitable for use on a variety of surfaces such as metals, plastics, glass, ceramics, laminex, stone, painted surfaces, and even upholstery. Markaway is made of fine microfibre and can be used with or without chemicals.

Shop for Markaway

🏆Best Stainless Steel Cleaner

Stainless Steel Wipes

Stainless Steel Wipes make cleaning and polishing stainless steel a breeze. They are quick, easy to use and there's no sticky residue. These are food-grade wipes that also protect surfaces, aiding in the prevention of corrosion and watermarks. You'll get excellent results on benches, lift doors and interiors, ridges, ovens and appliances, splashbacks, escalators, and anything else made of stainless steel. When you're through, simply throw the wipe away! 

Also available in a bulk liquid called Stainless Steel Shiner.

Learn more about Stainless Steel Wipes

🏆Best Oven Cleaner (Non-caustic)



Frothin' is a professional foaming oven and grill cleaner with a quick 3-minute action time. Best of all the no-odour, no-fume formula is non-caustic and much safer than the rest. Frothin' quickly penetrates and suspends long-term, baked-on stains, grease, oil, and carbon buildup for easy removal. With its superior built-in corrosion inhibitor, it is safe to use on mild steel, cast iron, and stainless steel.

Learn more about Frothin'


🏆Best Mould Remover & Cleaner (Indoors & Outdoors)



Mould and stains are easily removed from indoor and outdoor hard surfaces with iDestroy. iDestroy is super simple to use, and the results are spectacular. Simply 'apply and leave.' Then say goodbye to mould, stains, and soils. The product remaining on the surface continues to act after application and helps to prevent future mould growth.

Buy iDestroy

RELATED: How To Clean Mould & Stop It Coming Back (Like A Professional)

2. For Floors

🏆Best Streak-Free Floor Cleaner

Bobby Dazzler (again!)

Super Concentrated Eco-Friendly Solution

Bobby Dazzler is the ultimate streak-free floor cleaner for use with all kinds of mops and automatic floor scrubbing machines. Bobby's pH neutral formula is safe on sensitive surfaces including marble, limestone, timber and metals. It's a winner on all other hard floor surfaces too, including ceramic tiles, porcelain, granite, epoxy, polished concrete, vinyl and it won't harm painted surfaces.

Shop for Bobby Dazzler

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🏆Best Indoor Mop For Smooth & Shiny Floors

The Squirt Mop

Comes as a complete set

The handle of the XO2 40cm Squirt mop kit hides a 600ml solution tank! It applies water or a diluted floor cleaner like Bobby Dazzler and mops floors in one quick and easy step with the touch of a button. How awesome is that? The Squirt uses advanced microfibres mop refills and there's no more clumsy buckets or bottles attached to handles.

Buy a Squirt Mop

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3. For Hands

🏆Best Bulk Liquid Hand Soap



Foamtastic is a bulk-fill foamy antibacterial hand soap and all over body wash! The built-in natural (Certified Organic) aloe vera moisturises, soothes, nourishes, and hydrates your hands, body, and hair. This mild cleanser is ideal for people with dry or sensitive skin. It's also fast rinsing, environmentally-friendly, biodegradable, and septic-safe. 

Learn more about Foamtastic

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🏆Best Kid-Friendly Alcohol-Free Hand Sanitiser

iSanitise Zero

iSanitise Zero is an alcohol-free hand sanitiser foam designed specifically to control the spread of germs and bacteria. 

• Kills 99.999% of germs.
• Dermatologically tested.
• Child and pet friendly.
• Zero alcohol and triclosan.
• Zero fragrance and colours.
• Zero greasy hands.
• Eco-friendly. Biodegradable.

Shop kid-friendly hand sanitisers

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4. For Carpets & Upholstery

🏆Best Carpet Cleaning Solution For Allergies

iExtract Hypoallergenic

Super Concentrated Eco-Friendly Solution

iExtract Hypoallergenic is the ultimate all-in-one professional carpet cleaning pre-spray concentrate. It’s hypoallergenic, wool-friendly and high-performance. iExtract Hypoallergenic can be used as a pre-spray treatment prior to HWE (hot water extraction) or as a general-purpose stain remover. It is fragrance-free and colour/dye free so it's ideal for sensitive areas such as hospitals, childcare centres, nursing homes and homes with asthma and allergy sufferers.

Learn more about iExtract Hypoallergenic

🏆Best All Purpose Carpet & Upholstery Stain Remover



Houdini is a professional all-purpose carpet and upholstery stain remover that works fast, is tough on stains and is gentle on fibres. Houdini contains anti-soiling encap technology and it's suitable for removing stains from all types of carpet, upholstery, rugs and curtains including wool and 5th-generation nylon. It’s also a fantastic cleaner for smaller areas of carpet and upholstery. Houdini is safe on almost every washable or wettable fabric.

Buy Houdini

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🏆Best Red Wine & Cordial Carpet Stain Remover

Wizz King


Wizz King is a high-performance 'spray & leave' carpet stain remover for urine, red wine, coffee, tea, energy drinks, mixed alcoholic beverages, juices, cordial, blood, and vomit. The mixture contains stabilised active oxygen, which efficiently eliminates the foul odours and bacteria. Wizz King is designed to be used on carpets, upholstery, and rugs.

Shop for Wizz King and save

5. For Smells

🏆Best Air Freshener

Linga Longa

Linga Longa is a strong, long-lasting air freshener and deodoriser that can be applied in the air by spray and on surfaces. With 7 'feel-good' slow-release aromatherapy fragrances, it generates fresher and more pleasant interior environments. Linga longa is safe for pets, septic systems, washable surfaces and fabrics.

Check out the 7 fragrances

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🏆Best Pet & Urine Odour Eliminator

Pee Off


Pee Off is Australia's leading urine odour and stain remover. Whether it's a dog, cat or smelly boy, it doesn't matter, Pee Off is the best urine odour solution. It’s a fast-acting cleaner and treatment using pro-active bacteria and enzymes that's super safe for people, pets, surfaces and the environment. You can apply Pee Off to carpets, upholstery, hard surfaces, men's urinals or wherever urine is. Pee Off is the permanent solution to urine problems.

Learn more about Pee Off

🏆Best All Round Odour Eliminator

Odour Kill

Odour Kill is Australia's leading multi-purpose odour removal and treatment solution made for professionals. It contains SmellTec technology that is a breakthrough for quickly destroying and removing the toughest odours caused by organic waste, curry, urine, faeces, sewerage, pets, flooding, smoke and more. Odour Kill is pet-friendly, septic safe and safe to use on all washable surfaces including hard surfaces, carpet and upholstery. It is available in a range of fragrances or zero fragrance options.

Buy Odour Kill

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🏆Best Drain Cleaner & Odour Eliminator

Drain Relief

Drain Relief removes foul drain odours and obstructions, it employs a clever combination of pro-active bacteria and derived enzymes. Simply apply it to the clogged drain or grease trap, and the pro-active bacteria and enzymes will go on a feeding frenzy! Drain Relief is septic-safe, pet-safe, and suitable for all washable surfaces (including chrome).

Shop for Drain Relief

🏆Best All Fragrance-Free Odour Eliminator

Odour Kill Zero

Odour Kill Zero has all the high performance benefits as Australia's leading professional  odour removal and treatment solution, Odour Kill, but with without the fragrance. Yes, you can effectively kill odours without fragrance and that's great for people who suffer from allergic reactions to fragrance or just don't like fragrance in their spaces. Odour Kill Zero quickly destroys and removes the toughest odours caused by organic waste, curry, urine, faeces, sewerage, pets, flooding, smoke and more. It's safe to use on all washable hard surfaces, carpet and upholstery.

Learn more about Odour Kill Zero

There's not one product that will solve every cleaning challenge. The most effective cleaning product will be determined by the surface being cleaned, the type and severity of mess being removed and your product expectations in terms of speed and eco-friendliness. 

We hope these tips give you a head start and always remember to read the cleaning product label and follow all the usage recommendations of the product you choose.

Have a great day!

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