10 Disinfectants That Kill Coronavirus Faster Than Lysol Wipes

These fast-acting products can wipe out COVID-19 in as little as 30 seconds.

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Chances are high your local pharmacy or grocery store is sold out of Lysol wipes, which have become one of the hardest to find items amid the coronavirus pandemic. But we're here to let you in on a little secret: There are faster-acting, more efficient disinfectants out there that can kill COVID-19 in a fraction of the time it takes a Lysol wipe to do the same job.

While Lysol's standard disinfecting wipes take at least four minutes to rid your surfaces of COVID-19, similar products on the market get the job done in as little as 30 seconds. And when disinfecting your home to protect against the coronavirus, you want a product that works as quickly as possible, right? After all, we're all sanitizing a lot more than usual these days. So, if you're looking for a quicker, stronger alternative to Lysol wipes, here are 10 disinfectants that kill the coronavirus in three minutes or less, tested and approved by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

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Clorox Healthcare® Bleach Germicidal Wipes

Clorox Healthcare® Bleach Germicidal Wipes
Clorox

In response to the spread of COVID-19, Clorox has increased the production of many of its products, so you should be able to get your hands on their Bleach Germicidal Wipes. The reason you may want to do that? These tough towelettes can kill over 50 microorganisms—including coronavirus—in just two minutes. Additionally, their odor-masking scent covers up the pungent smell of bleach.

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Bleach-Rite Disinfecting Spray with Bleach

Bleach-rite Disinfecting Spray With Bleach
Current Technologies Inc

When all the familiar name brands are sold out in stores, you can confidently turn to Bleach-Rite Disinfecting Spray, which comes from Current Technologies, a female-owned small business based in Indiana. Sodium hypochlorite is the key ingredient that allows the product to effectively eliminate coronavirus in just 60 seconds.

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Sani-Cloth Disinfecting Multi-Surface Wipes

Sani Professional Disinfecting Multi-Surface Wipes
Sani Professional

If you don't love the idea of using bleach throughout your home, these multi-surface wipes might be your best bet for keeping your home virus-free. In place of alcohol and bleach, the primary disinfectant in each wipe is 2800 ppm of quaternary ammonium chloride, which kills the coronavirus in three minutes. To learn what items you shouldn't try to wipe down, check out Is It Safe to Sanitize Your Phone? Here's What You Can't Disinfect.

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Avert® Sporicidal Disinfectant Cleaner Wipes

Avert® Sporicidal Disinfectant Cleaner Wipes
Diversey

In just one minute, these cleaning cloths can deodorize and disinfect your home from coronavirus. And while the product information suggests using them on bathroom features such as sinks, tubs, and showers, these wipes are safe to use on any hard, nonporous surface in your home.

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Wedge Disinfectant

Wedge disinfectant
Wedge Supply LLC

In addition to quaternary ammonium, this cleaning spray contains ethanol, helping it to fight COVID-19 contamination while also leaving behind a lingering lemon fragrance. Additionally, Wedge Disinfectant promises to perform as advertised without you having to worry about scouring or scratching the surfaces you use it on. To learn which items you should be disinfecting daily, check out 25 Things You Should Clean Every Day and How to Do It.

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CaviCide

CaviCide disinfectant
Metrex

This handy spray from Metrex packs powerful disinfecting ingredients—quaternary ammonium and isopropanol—that can eliminate COVID-19 in two minutes. And being that it's used in hospitals and laboratories, you can rest assured this highly trusted solution gets the job done.

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Dispatch® Hospital Cleaner Disinfectant Towels with Bleach

Dispatch hospital cleaner disinfectant wipes
Clorox

These hospital-grade wipes are safe for use at home and even leave a light, pleasant scent behind. They are available in various sizes, from a clinical usage tub to a small on-the-go pack. With the ability to destroy coronavirus in only two minutes, you'll want to have these powerful wipes on hand at home.

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DiscCide Ultra Disinfecting Towelettes

Discide Ultra Disinfecting Towelettes
DisCide via Henry Schein

DisCide Ultra Disinfecting Towelettes kill coronavirus in a fraction of the time it takes Lysol wipes to do the job. In fact, these ready-to-use towelettes only need 30 seconds to eradicate COVID-19 from hard, nonporous surfaces in your home—all while leaving a pleasant herbal scent in their wake.

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Formula 409

Formula 409
Clorox

This common multi-surface cleaner can do so much more than cut through grease—holding the ability to wipe out coronavirus in just 30 seconds. Check your cabinets to see if you already have this household staple on hand—if not, you'd be wise to grab some at your nearest pharmacy or order a supply online.

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Asepticare

Asepticare
Swisher

Surfaces in your home could be free of coronavirus in just two minutes if you use Asepticare. This product is trusted to disinfect and control odor in facilities ranging from hospitals to offices, so you know you can count on it to do the same in your home. To avoid transferring illness and bacteria throughout your house, check out 11 Ways You're Spreading Germs All Over Your Home Without Realizing It.

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Allie Hogan
Allie Hogan is a Brooklyn based writer currently working on her first novel. Read more
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