Sometimes, we just wish there were easy fixes for life's most bothersome inconveniences — from the mess left on the stove after making dinner to the pet hair we find all over our work clothes. It's one of the many reasons why we're so glad "Shark Tank" exists, because most of the entrepreneurs on the show have already created solutions to these pesky problems.
Cleaning can be tedious, so we set out to find the genius "Shark Tank" inventions that might make doing our dreaded chores a little easier (or allow us to clean even less!).
Turns out, there are tons of them. We scoured through the seasons to find the best "Shark Tank" cleaning products that hundreds of reviewers — and even some of our Shop TODAY contributors — have found helpful. From the famous Scrub Daddy to the TikTok-viral VaBroom, keep reading to shop all of the innovative cleaning products you'll want to strike a "deal" with.
"Shark Tank" cleaning products
A Season 13 find and a viral TikTok hit, the VaBroom is a clever combination of a vacuum and a broom. According to the brand, it eliminates the need for a dustpan and having to bend over to pick up dirt and debris. It can hold one cup of dirt at a time and the battery is rechargeable.
Laundry detergent can be expensive — and involves the use of a lot of plastic. Co-founders Chris Videau and Chris Campbell wanted to change that. Together, they founded Sheets Laundry Club liquid-free detergent sheets, a sustainable swap for traditional laundry products. According to the brand, they're septic-safe, can be used in hot or cold water, won't irritate users with sensitive skin and arrive in fully recyclable packaging.
Everyone loves the look of a white sneaker, but no one enjoys having to clean them. That's where SneakErasers comes in. They're designed to get rid of scuff marks, grime and more without the use of soap or soaks — and with no drying time. The sponge has two sides: one to erase scuffs and the other to wipe away residue and clean "sensitive materials," according to the brand.
While you may love your pet, you might not love finding their hair on your clothes after laundry day. Throw the FurZapper into your washer and dryer along with your clothing, sheets and towels to help "loosen" lint, dust and dander. The device works to send it all down into the drain or the lint trap! How? Well, the brand says that it's made from a soft-tacky material that is self-cleaning, re-usable and reliable.
We've all been there — whether you're on a hike or at the park with the kids, having to wash your hands without a bathroom in sight can be a great inconvenience. Suds2Go bottles are designed to do double-duty: One side of the spout can be used for drinking while the other converts the bottle into a hand-washing station, complete with a foaming soap pump and water valve.
According to the brand, The Scrubbie is designed to cut your cleaning time in half. The sponge attachment can be used in the kitchen or on your garden hose to make cleaning everything from dishes to your car so much easier. The attachment makes it so that you can wash, scrub and rinse all in one go, without having to turn the water off and on, over and over again.
There are plenty of ways to incorporate more sustainability in your life, but an easy way to start is by making eco-friendly swaps in your cleaning products. One Shop TODAY contributor found that Blueland's cleaning products are effective, affordable and reduce the need to have shipping trucks waste fuel on the road.
The brand ships you the reusable bottles and cleaning tablets that you'll need for any area of your home, so all you need to do is add water. The result? A clean that is just as good as any store-bought cleaner.
Perhaps one of the most popular "Shark Tank" products, the Scrub Daddy experienced a renaissance on TikTok, hailed as a cute and functional cleaning tool. It uses a FlexTexture sponge to scrub away dirt and grime on any surface without scratching it — including glass. Several of its variations are bestsellers on Amazon and the sponge is both mold- and odor-resistant.
If you bring your phone with you everywhere you go, a UV-C sanitizer like the PhoneSoap might be worth considering. We found this "Shark Tank" invention incredibly easy to use and loved the peace of mind it gave us after using it even more. Introduced to the Sharks in 2015, this gadget not only cleans your phone, but can also charge it as it sanitizes. It uses UV-C light to eliminate up to 99.99% of germs on your phone and can also be used on glasses, keys, credit cards and more.
Sometimes cleaning up the grease splatters left behind after whipping up dinner is more tedious than making the actual meal. The Frywall was designed with this in mind and acts as a guard to prevent oil splats from getting everywhere. Made with a BPA-free and food-safe silicone, it can stand up to temperatures of up to 450 degrees while stopping oil mist, splatters and food spillovers. Since 2016 the tool has amassed over 3,200 verified five-star reviews, with shoppers calling out how durable and easy to clean it is.
Born out of frustration with built-up grime and gunk in reusable water bottles and travel mugs, the Bottle Bright founders created dissolvable tablets that annihilate dirt using only natural ingredients that get to work in as little as 15 minutes.
Another "Shark Tank" invention with an eco-friendly focus, Better Life's products were introduced on the show's fifth season. The all-purpose cleaners are made with plant-based ingredients such as soap bark and corn that are biodegradable. They are strong enough for the bathroom and kitchen but also safe to use around pets and on children's toys, according to the brand.
Whether you're a car enthusiast or just can't stand the sight of dirt and grime on your vehicle, keeping it clean is likely more important than anything. This top-rated cleaning device is designed to take the elbow grease out of a deep car cleaning, but it can also be used on grills, patio furniture, bathroom tiles and more. It doesn't require any batteries or power source — just attach it to your hose and let the device get to work!
While this item doesn't necessarily clean for you, it can help prevent messes (which is essentially the same thing, right?). The unique design fits right in the gap between your car seat and center console to prevent everything from cellphones to runaway French fries from falling into the crevices. The set of two has amassed over 34,000 verified five-star reviews from Amazon shoppers, who have called the handy invention a "great idea."
Typical hand wipes are no match for grease and dirt that collect on your hands after a long day's work, which is why the brand's founders created a non-toxic, multi-purpose wipe that can tackle dirt. Whether you're handling a greasy repair or are just away from the sink and need to clean your hands, these wipes can get the job done without soap or water.
If you're guilty of using way too many paper towels, this Season 5 invention seeks to change that. Bambooees are made from bamboo fibers that are durable enough to use in the kitchen and other areas of your home. Each sheet can be reused up to 100 times and, according to the brand, one roll of Bambooees is equivalent to 286 rolls of paper towels — which can last you through six years. Even better? For each roll sold, the company plants one tree.
The feeling when you can't get that last drop of your favorite lotion or hair product can be sinking. The Spatty can help. Introduced in 2013, the unique spatula can fit into nearly all shapes and types of container to help you get every last drop of what you paid for. The tool has amassed over 2,500 five-star ratings from shoppers who are impressed with the "Shark Tank" find.
If you're no stranger to losing hair in the shower, you're probably tired of seeing loose strands in the tub or on shower walls. Much like its name suggests, the HairyGrabster is designed to trap loose hair while you wash and prevent it from clogging the drain. It easily suctions to the wall and features hundreds of bristles that can keep strands in place until you're ready to clean it out.
Though this isn't exactly used to clean your home, this handy tool will help keep your floors and other areas safe from dirty paws. The unique tool allows you to brush and rinse your furry friend at the same time, helping to make the bathing process easier and more time efficient. It can be turned on and off with a simple click and is compatible with both indoor showers and outdoor hoses.
Another item that can help keep things clean, Stasher storage bags. These environmentally-friendly bags got their start on "Shark Tank" six years ago. They can be used to store everything from dinner leftovers to frozen fruit to knickknacks, and have become user favorites for their durability, leak-proof properties and their ability to keep food fresh.
This unique tool prevents drain clogs by replacing old stoppers and catching hair and gunk before they start to pile up. It's made by the "Shark Tank" approved company, Drain Strain, and is a top-rated bathroom sink drain on Amazon.
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This article was originally published on April 2, 2021.