Circle of Excellence 2011: Best Household Products

Hats off to the latest and greatest to earn our award! This designation goes to items that wowed our editors and testers: women like you throughout the country. See what home goods scored raves this go-round.


1 of 5

Vaska Oxygenbleach

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"Just one capful whitens whites but doesn't fade colors. Amazing."

—Amy, Ladera Ranch, California

Available at Target stores, $7


2 of 5

Fiskars Cuts + More Scissors

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"This cuts everything from cloth to cardboard easily, and the bottle opener on the side is handy."

—Anne, Garner, North Carolina

Available at fiskars.com, $20


3 of 5

Scrubbing Bubbles Toilet Cleaning Gel

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"I was skeptical, having tried similar products that didn't work well. This really does what it promises."

—Candie, Southaven, Mississippi

Available at scrubbingbubbles.com, $4.40


4 of 5

Casabella Microfiber Dusting Cloth

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"Like a magnet for dust! No need to wipe the furniture more than once."

—Linda, Green Cove Springs, Florida

Available at casabella.com, $12/2


5 of 5

Seventh Generation All-Purpose Spray

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"I used this in the kitchen and bathroom and it worked wonders. Rinses clean with no residue whatsoever."

—Kathy, Navarre, Florida

Available at Target stores, $4

Originally published in the June 2011 issue of Family Circle magazine.

This piece was accurate at publication time, but all prices, offerings and styles are subject to change.