Toilet cleaners

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Harpic

Fresh Power

recommended

74

Avg price

$3.89

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    How we test

    Overall score is determined solely by cleaning performance. We stain white tiles with a NASA formulation of simulated faeces. We then apply toilet cleaner to the tile and scrub it with a sponge attached to a mechanical arm.

    To assess cleanliness we measure the reflectance of the tile before applying the stain and again after cleaning. Each product is tested three times, with the results averaged for a final score.

    Find out more about how we test toilet cleaners.

    Product

    • Avg price

      $3.89

    • Type

      Liquid

    • Origin

      Indonesia

    • Pack size (ml)

      700

    • Ingredients (as stated on the bottle)

      Benzalkonium chloride 0.34% w/v

    • Price per 100ml ($)

      0.56

    • Child-proof cap

    • Recommended application time

      10 minutes

    • Bottle neck type

      Angled neck

    More info

    • Notes

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    Member reviews

    1 Member review

    Harpic Fresh Power score 74% vs Harpic Platiunum Pro-Shield 54% score

    Pros

    Both of these products have the same active ingredient, Benzalkonium chloride 0.34% w/v yet have been rated with a substantially different score in this test. This is hard to reconcile: one would expect the performance score to be similar. The only difference appears to be price with Fresh Power being the more economical product. I'm keen to hear a comment from Consumer on this.

    Cons

    This article does not refer to considerations for toilet cleaners for septic tank systems. Would like to see some future commentary on this.

    Recommend it?

    Yes, I recommend this product.

    Barb F.

    Used 6 months or more