We scoured the market, testing more than 100 products across 21 categories—including cleansers, detergents, pods and wipes—to find the ones that really do work the hardest, making your life just a little bit easier. To pick the winner, we devised a series of tasks for each category, then pitted products against one another to see which of them lived up to their claims. Plus: See last year's Cleaning All-Stars winners »
Best Laundry Detergents
THE TEST: We stained white cotton T-shirts with mustard, grass, dirt, coffee, ketchup, fresh strawberries, chocolate, cranberry juice and canola oil, let set for a week, then washed them once.