Updated October 22, 2020 by Christopher Thomas

The 10 Best Toilet Bowl Cleaners

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This wiki has been updated 7 times since it was first published in May of 2020. No one likes cleaning toilets, but when it needs to be done you want to have a quality cleaner that will do as much of the dirty work as possible for you. These toilet bowl cleaners make the job easier in a variety of ways. Whether you're searching for a powerful solution to remove relentless hard water stains or a good automatic cleaner, this list will have what you need. When users buy our independently chosen editorial selections, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Zep Commercial Cleaner

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2. Better Life Natural

3. Kaboom Bowl Blaster

Editor's Notes

October 15, 2020:

As you're shopping for toilet bowl cleaners, it's important to know your cleaning style. For those who don't mind putting in a little bit of work for glowing results then a classic liquid solution is perfect for you. An example of this is Lysol Power, which kills bacteria and viruses and uses hydrogen chloride instead of bleach to fight tough stains. Clorox with Bleach is another liquid option that allows you to simply coat the bowl with the liquid, let it sit, and then flush it away, so scrubbing isn't necessary.

Method Antibacterial and Better Life Natural are also liquid options that are eco-friendly. For those who are environmentally conscious, these cleaners have no synthetic dyes, come in recycled bottles, and are non-toxic and biodegradable. Additionally, naturally-derived cleaners will have different types of smells than ones with bleach or other chemicals. For example, the Better Life Natural cleaner has a natural spearmint scent. Some find the smell refreshingly subtle while others seem to think it's too strong and prefer the scent of bleach while they're cleaning.

Automatic cleaners that sit in the back of your toilet's tank such as Kaboom Scrub Free are great if you're the type of person who hates cleaning but can't hire a maid. These types of choices are very convenient because they dispense cleaner into the toilet bowl every time someone flushes. Still, they generally don't do as thorough of a job as gel and a scrub brush. They also tend to work more slowly, so it may take a week or two of flushes to remove substances like hard water, calcium, or rust. Also, some have complained that the Clorox Cleaner Tablet and similar automatic choices with chlorine bleach have corroded various parts of their toilet tanks.

Special Honors

Shine Bathroom Assistant Find out what a luxury toilet cleaner can do with this pricey but inventive choice. This automatic device uses electrolyzed water to create a mixture that gets the same results as bleach without the chemicals. All you need to do is insert an included cleaning pod and the appliance will spray the bowl after every flush. It can even alert you if your toilet is leaking. shinebathroom.com

4. Method Antibacterial

5. Clorox with Bleach

6. Lysol Power

7. Kaboom Scrub Free

8. Scrubbing Bubbles Fresh Brush Kit

9. Scrubbing Bubbles Power Stain Destroyer

10. Clorox Cleaner Tablet


Christopher Thomas
Last updated on October 22, 2020 by Christopher Thomas

Building PCs, remodeling, and cooking since he was young, quasi-renowned trumpeter Christopher Thomas traveled the USA performing at and organizing shows from an early age. His work experiences led him to open a catering company, eventually becoming a sous chef in several fine LA restaurants. He enjoys all sorts of barely necessary gadgets, specialty computing, cutting-edge video games, and modern social policy. He has given talks on debunking pseudoscience, the Dunning-Kruger effect, culinary technique, and traveling. After two decades of product and market research, Chris has a keen sense of what people want to know and how to explain it clearly. He delights in parsing complex subjects for anyone who will listen -- because teaching is the best way to ensure that you understand things yourself.


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