The design and strength of the Fluidmaster Flush ‘N Sparkle made it a clear and easy choice. Unlike a lot of other automatic toilet bowl cleaners, the Flush ‘N Sparkle® has design that prevent bleach from entering the toilet tank. Instead the bleach is dispensed into the toilet bowl for the concentrated cleaning power needed for really tough stains. This feature is a favorite in the plumbing world, since most other automatic cleaners dispense bleach into the toilet tank often damaging the operation of the toilet over time. Quick, and easy to use, you will love the fact that no heavy scrubbing is required. The actual dispenser has a 5 year warranty and the replacement cartridges pack enough power for more than 1000 flushes and easy to replace. The Flush ‘N Sparkle will not be the cheapest cleaner on the market; but its long lasting; has superior cleaning power; and will be well worth the expense.
The Kaboom Scrub Free toilet bowl cleaner is similar in concept to the Flush ‘N Sparkle which made it a perfect runner up. Like the Flush ‘N Sparkle, the Kaboom cleaner’s design prevents the cleaning chemicals from entering your toilet tank. This system is easy to install, safe on septic tanks, and efficient; since cleaning chemicals are dispensed directly into the toilet bowl. The only drawback to this product is the claim to clean for up to 3 months. This will be subjective based on the sized of your household. If your bathroom is busy, then 3 months may be a stretch. And, all though this is great for most stains, you may find that the real tough stains may still require a work on your part. Like, the Flush ‘N Sparkle, the Kaboom will cost a little more than the average cleaner. However, for singles, couples, seniors, or anyone with a small family or multiple bathrooms, this system will be great for you.
If you prefer to clean “green,” then you will love this toilet cleaner from Green Works. Created by the great minds behind Clorox®, the Green Works line is quickly becoming a consumer favorite. And, is a personal favorite of mine. When you add the power of Clorox® with environment friendly ingredients you achieve an amazing clean that is great for everyone. This cleaner’s bottle has an angled neck for easy under-the-rim cleaning. The Green Works cleaner is strong enough for some of the toughest stains, with a fresh clean scent that will not nauseate or over power. You will need to let this cleaner sit for about 5-10 minutes, before you start cleaning, but this will reduce the amount of effort needed to remove difficult stains.
No matter how much we all hate scrubbing; sometimes it’s a necessary evil. When there is no other way, the Lysol Toilet Bowl Cleaner with bleach is your best bet. Lysol has been a trusted brand for generations. This cleaner cleans and disinfects eliminating bacteria. Since you apply directly into the toilet bowl, the harsh bleach and other chemicals do not harm your toilet tank. Plus, the angle neck allows you to easy clean under the rim. Although, this cleaner will require a little elbow grease, by letting it soak for about 15-20 minutes before you start scrubbing will greatly reduce the amount of effort needed.
The Scrubbing Bubbles® cleaner is marketed as one of the most hygienic cleaners are the market. Due to the claims that the disc dispenser will eliminate the need to touch the toilet bowl or gel discs with your hands. Each gel disc lasts for about 1 week and sits right under the rim. So, this cleaner is safe for the toilet tank and the septic system. There is no lasting residue and each disc will dissolve. It may sound like the cleaner of your dreams, but there will be a reality for some. If you place gel directly under the rim, but your water levels do not come up enough to activate, it will not work. Plus, you may find that scrubbing will be need for really tough stains. Still, if you are a senior, single woman, or don’t have to scrub deeply to keep your toilet clean this will be a great option for you.