Toilet cleaners

It’s not a pleasant job, but the right cleaner makes it easier.

cleaning toilet

Water

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score

45

Member Reviews

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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

    • Type

      Liquid

    • Origin

      Not applicable

    • Pack size (ml)

      Not applicable

    • Ingredients (as stated on the bottle)

      Water

    • Child-proof cap

      t applicable

    • Recommended application time

      Not applicable

    • Bottle neck type

      Not applicable

    More info

    • Notes

      -

    Member reviews

    4 Member reviews

    Any liquid soap plus water just as good

    Pros

    I use a toilet brush and any liquid soap I have in the bathroom and water. Trick is not to leave stains for too long before you clean them off. Use a brush that can get up under the rim.

    Cons

    None other than you use need to use a bit of elbow grease!
    Would like to be able to get rid of old stains in the u bend that predate me. Have tried baking soda and vinegar and other methods to no avail.

    Recommend it?

    Yes, I recommend this product.

    Rosie S.

    Used 1 month or less

    Water, bicarbonate, vinegar and mircrofibre combo

    Pros

    I use a combo of white vinegar in a spray bottle, bicarb sprinkled on, leave for a few mins and then wipe/ scrub with enjo fiber. It works really well. Bleach products break down the surfaces leaving them more prone to staining and harbouring bacteria.

    Cons

    If you don’t like the vinegar smell add essential oils.

    Recommend it?

    Yes, I recommend this product.

    Joanne C.

    Used 6 months or more

    Microfibre is the trick

    Pros

    Quality microfibre mops and cloths are designed to just use water. I buy Norwex or Enjo - these are both great brands for quality and environmentally friendly production.
    Many of the cheaper microfibre products contain toxic dyes, formaldehyde in their composition and toxic waste water in their production process. The dollar savings for these companies are most important and no consideration for the environment is taken into account. Many companies outwardly promote their environmental policies and are unaware of the negative impact the poor quality cloths they use are creating.

    Cons

    Only the initial cost outlay - but there are often good specials to be had.

    Recommend it?

    Yes, I recommend this product.

    Craig W.

    Used 1 month or less

    Water and Sugar Soap

    Pros

    Cheap and effective. Sugar soap is my go-to cleaner of all time. It works great as a painting prep, is non-abrasive, and works for me on all surfaces including the floor.

    Cons

    None that I can think of

    Recommend it?

    Yes, I recommend this product.

    Bob R.

    Used 1 month or less