Last Updated: August 2, 2021

5 best glass cleaner sprays & concentrates.

WRITTEN BY Grove Collaborative • 10 min read

Are you still searching for that perfect streak-free shine on your glass mirrors, car windows, and more in your home? Well, we've nailed down the perfect recipe for glass cleaning success.


Finding the right glass cleaner spray or concentrate, that's ammonia-free, is top of mind here at Grove so you can clean safely and effectively so you don't have to worry about any harmful effects that conventional glass cleaners may be leaving in your household or car. And this list has the best glass cleaners, rated by actual Grove members, so you know what you're buying actually works. Read on to find a product that's right for your household, and learn more about how to clean electronic screens and car windows too.


This list of products was determined by ratings and reviews from Grove members.

1. Grove Co. Glass Cleaner Concentrate

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A glass cleaner concentrate that cleans glass surfaces without leaving streaks behind.* Plastic-free and crafted to be sustainably powerful for a healthy home and planet.

  • CLEANS GLASS SURFACES WITHOUT A TRACE
    Our glass cleaning concentrate is proven to clean windows, mirrors or glass surfaces without leaving streaks, smears, or leftover film …
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2 Count
$6.95
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2. method Glass Cleaner

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If you think it’s impossible to keep your glass surfaces clean without kids, pets, or everyday life getting in the way — think again! This method glass cleaner easily takes off handprints, toothpaste splatter, unknown grit and grime, and other grunge left behind. It sprays a light mist on your glass that does the heavy lifting, and it’s available …

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28 Oz
$3.99
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3. Mrs. Meyer's Glass Cleaner

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Help your glass surfaces sparkle with an ammonia-free alternative that won’t irritate your nose while you’re cleaning. Mrs. Meyer’s glass cleaner works to remove smudges, fingerprints, and other common marks marring your glass surfaces, without the harsh chemicals of conventional cleaners. Choose from popular fragrances such as lavender to fill …

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24 Oz
$5.49
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4. Seventh Generation Glass Cleaner

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Ditch the Windex and meet a powerful, natural alternative — Seventh Generation Glass Cleaner. This plant-based glass cleaner leaves your mirrors, windows, glass (obviously), and other surfaces just as — if not more — sparkling clean as its conventional counterparts, without questionable odors and dyes that can lead to headaches or eye, nose, and …

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23 Oz.
$4.99
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5. Aunt Fannie's Glass & Window Vinegar Wash

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From the outside looking in, most glass cleaners leave behind some sort of residue — and the ones that don’t are usually full of crazy chemicals we can’t even pronounce. Aunt Fannie's Glass and Window Vinegar Wash does just the opposite — it leaves your glass and windows streak-free without using toxic ingredients. This microbiome-friendly window …

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16.9 Oz
$6.99
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FAQs

Can you use glass cleaner on a TV?

Do you know that you may be cleaning your TV all wrong? That's because most new TVs that have LED, OLED, and LCD screens shouldn't be cleaned with glass cleaner or water. The anti-glare on these TVs cannot be mixed with a wet spray. Mind blown!


Even the most natural glass cleaner that is ammonia-free isn't great for TVs (Unless you have an older TV, then use that glass cleaner freely!). Instead, it is recommended to clean newer LCD and plasma TVs with only a microfiber cloth. Microfiber is pretty awesome — it is made with high-quality absorbent materials that will attach to and lift off most everything from almost any type of surface you want to clean, without leaving streaks behind. That’s because this synthetic material holds a positive charge, which acts like a magnet to attract negatively charged particles. Rather than simply smearing dirt around, the filament fibers pull up and grab hold of microscopic dust, grimy oils, and even germs (or at least all the yucky stuff germs may cling to).


If there's a nasty smudge your microfiber cloth just can't pick up, you can wet the cloth slightly to get it off or look for a specific TV and electronics cleaning wipe to get the job done. But use these techniques sparingly!


Does glass cleaner kill germs?

Some people have questioned whether glass cleaner can be used as a disinfectant to kill germs. It would make life a lot easier if you could use one cleaner for glass and other surfaces, but, unfortunately, glass cleaner isn't actually a proven disinfectant that kills all germs.


Glass cleaner, specifically glass cleaner with ammonia, has not been approved by the EPA as a registered disinfectant. Ammonia may kill some viruses, like salmonella, but it is not effective against all germs and viruses like registered disinfectants are.


So how do you disinfect glass? Well, try using a registered disinfectant first and then a streak-free glass cleaner and microfiber cloth to get rid of the streaks for a nice, clean glass shine.


Can you use glass cleaner on car windows?

Have you ever had that one smudge on your car window that just won't go away? It might be because you haven't been using the right glass cleaner for your car windows.


Car windows and windshields, especially tinted windows, actually respond best to non-ammonia glass cleaner. That's because ammonia can fog and break down tint over time ... not to mention it's pretty bad for the planet and for you and your family.


To clean car windows, windshields, side mirrors, and more, try these glass cleaning products:



What is Grove Collaborative?

At Grove, we take the guesswork out of which products are good for you and your home. Every product meets strict standards for being nontoxic, effective, sustainable, and cruelty-free. Once you find products you love, we ship to your home on a flexible, monthly schedule.


If you're ready to make the transition to natural cleaning, beauty, and household products, shop Grove Collaborative's natural products for the eco-friendly tools to tackle the job.

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