Best-Rated Multipurpose Cleaners

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Most Satisfied Customers | Koh

Aussies have rated Koh as the top brand in Canstar Blue’s latest multipurpose cleaner ratings, with the brand rated five stars for packaging convenience, ease of use and overall satisfaction.

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How we rate multipurpose cleaners

Our review compares multipurpose cleaners on customer satisfaction, so you can find out what other Aussies think about the compared brands before you go ahead with a purchase. Think of it as like asking hundreds of your closest mates which multipurpose cleaner they think is best!

Canstar Blue surveyed 2,054 Australians for their feedback on the multipurpose cleaner(s) they’ve purchased and used in the last 12 months.

  • The outcomes reported in these ratings are measured via accredited research panels managed by Qualtrics.

Respondents rate their satisfaction with their multipurpose cleaner brand(s) from zero to ten, where zero is extremely dissatisfied and ten is extremely satisfied. Brand satisfaction was rated by respondents on the following criteria:
  • Overall satisfaction: measures consumer satisfaction with a multipurpose cleaner brand as an individual score NOT a combined total of all criteria.
  • Effectiveness: the multipurpose cleaner was effective in cleaning multiple surfaces and areas (i.e. removing build-up and food stains, etc.).
  • Value for money: the cost is reasonable for the quality and performance of the multipurpose cleaner.
  • Packaging convenience: the multipurpose cleaner was easy to open, use and store.
  • Ease of use: the multipurpose cleaner was easy to use, with sufficient instructions provided.
  • Scent: the multipurpose cleaner has a pleasant odour that matches the description (i.e. lemon, etc.).

The winning brand is the one that receives the highest Overall satisfaction rating once all the scores from the Overall satisfaction criteria are combined and averaged.

  • Overall satisfaction is asked as a specific question and represents an individual measure, not a combined total of all criteria.
  • When we cannot determine a clear winner from the criteria for the Overall satisfaction rating, we will then look at the other criteria measured in the rating.
    • The brand with the highest number of five-star ratings within the supporting criteria will become the five-star recipient in overall satisfaction, and thus win the award. If a clear leader still cannot be determined from the supporting criteria, joint winners will be declared.

Brands must have received at least 30 responses to be included, so not all brands available in the market have been compared in this survey. The brands rated in this survey are listed below in order of best overall satisfaction.

  • Koh
  • Bosisto’s
  • ALDI Power Force
  • Gumption
  • Earth Choice
  • Jif
  • Dettol
  • Coles Ultra
  • Strike
  • Pine O Cleen
  • Ajax
  • Windex
  • White King
  • ALDI Green Action

Find more detailed information on our Most Satisfied Customer methodology.

Top Multipurpose Cleaner Brand – Koh

koh multipurpose cleaner

Koh’s Universal Cleaner is the brand’s one and only multipurpose cleaning product and comes in a hefty 4L or 1.8L box. It can be used to remove dirt, grease, and grime on a variety of household surfaces such as benches, ovens, stovetops, glass, tiles, floors, and bathrooms. It’s approved by the National Asthma Council Australia’s Sensitive Choice program, making it suitable for those with allergies and asthma. It’s additionally claimed to be free from chemical nasties.

To use Koh’s Universal Cleaner, you can purchase the brand’s refillable and reusable atomiser, which is essentially a sprain container with 360° spray functionality, allowing you to easily get the cleaner to where it needs to be.

  • Koh was rated five stars for packaging convenience, ease of use and overall satisfaction, with four stars for scent, value for money and effectiveness.

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About our consumer experts

Dean Heckscher: Site Editor

This report was written by Canstar Blue’s Site Editor, Dean Heckscher. He’s our resident expert on all things automotive, health & fitness, streaming and more. Dean is also one of Canstar Blue’s customer research report producers, helping to turn complicated subjects into easily-digestible information for our readers. He’s passionate about helping consumers make better-informed purchase decisions on all manner of consumer goods and services.


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Samantha Howse: Consumer Research Specialist

Sam Howse Research Specialist

Samantha Howse is Canstar Blue’s Consumer Research Specialist, coordinating the consumer research program behind our customer satisfaction awards across Canstar and Canstar Blue in Australia and New Zealand. Sam has earned a Bachelor of Business (Marketing) from Griffith University and, with seven years in market research and 2 years in marketing, she is experienced in survey design, implementation and analysis, coupled with an understanding of marketing principles and best practice.


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Past Ratings

Here are the past winners from Canstar Blue’s multipurpose cleaner ratings:

  • 2022: Koh
  • 2021: Gumption
  • 2020: Bosisto’s
  • 2019: Coles Ultra
  • 2018: Gumption
  • 2017: Nifti
  • 2015: Earth Choice

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