What's The Best Toilet Bowl Cleaner?
Gels, Wands, Automatic systems & Many More

It’s pretty safe to say that toilets can get pretty, um… unclean. And sometimes, a mere flush won’t suffice. So it’s important, for the sake of hygiene and general cleanliness, to make sure that you disinfect your toilet bowls regularly.

In this article, we’ll be pointing you towards the best toilet bowl cleaners in the market, talking about the specifications of each one.

What is more, we’ll be telling you what features to look for in toilet bowl cleaners, for future buying purposes.

The 6 Best Toilet Cleaners

Product

Features

Details

#1 Clorox ToiletWand

Clorox Toilet Wand
  • Removes Stains
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    Disposable
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    Ready to use
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    Conforms to hard-to-reach places
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    Deep cleaning

Dimensions: 15.37 x 4.46 x 4.81 in

Weight: 1.15 ounces


#2 Fluidmaster 8100

Fluidmaster 8100
  • Easy to Install
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    Universal design
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    Scrub-free and hands-free cleaning

Dimensions: 2 x 5 x 7 in

Weight: 3.2 ounces

#3 Seventh Generation

  • Natural and non-toxic
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    Biodegradable
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    Emerald Cypress and Fir scent
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    Septic safe and cruelty free

Dimensions: 4.2 x 2.6 x 10.4 in

Weight: 32ounces

#4 Toilet Cleaning Gel Fresh

Toilet Cleaning Gel
  • Long lasting
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    Leaves no residue behind
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    Prevents the build-up of lime scale and toilet rings

Dimensions: 1.9 x 5.2 x 4.8 in

Weight: 7.2 ounces

#5 Automatic Toilet Bowl Cleaner

Clorox Automatic Toilet Bowl Cleaner
  • Prevent tough stains
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    Flushable toilet cleaner tablet 

Weight: 14 ounces

#6 Lysol Power Toilet Bowl Cleaner

Lysol Power Toilet Bowl Cleaner
  • Disinfects & kills 99.9% of viruses & bacteria
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    Angled bottle targets hard-to-reach areas

Weight: 24 ounces

1. Clorox ToiletWand Disposable Toilet Cleaning System

The Clorox ToiletWand is a godsend for anyone wanting to give their toilet bowl a good, old scrub down.

As the name ToiletWand might suggest, this device is a nice, ergonomic wand shape, with a sponge pre-loaded with Clorox attached at the end of it. 

This sponge deep-cleans and kills all bacteria that come in its path. The sponges at the end are disposable and conveniently come with refills.

What We Like:

  • More hygienic than a regular toilet brush
  • Easy to use and refill
  • Can use it to clean hard-to-reach places
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    Deep cleans

What We Don't Like:

  • Can be costly

2. Fluidmaster 8100 Automatic Toilet Cleaning System

Drop-in bleach tablets, which are so often used to clean toilet bowls, can ruin toilet tanks. That is why Fluidmaster have created this alternative toilet cleaning system.

Flush ‘n Sparkle places a cleaning solution directly in the overflow tube of the flush valve, making sure it doesn’t come into contact with the flapper and the fill valve and thus preventing damage to the tank.

What We Like:

  • Easy to install and use
  • No residue or chemicals that can damage toilet parts
  • Durable and long-lasting

What We Don't Like:

  • Not always effective

3. Seventh Generation Natural Toilet Cleaner

Seventh Generation have created and released a natural toilet cleaner made up of a biodegradable formula and scented with natural essential oils, leaving behind a nice, natural and generally pleasant smell behind.

As well as being good for the environment, the lack of chemicals in this particular toilet bowl cleaner means that it will not be destructive and harmful to toilet bowl parts.

However, there remain some doubts over how effective this product actually is, especially when faced with particularly difficult stains.

What We Like:

  • Natural
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Doesn’t damage toilet parts

What We Don't Like:

  • Not always effective

4. Scrubbing Bubbles Toilet Cleaning Gel

This adorably-named company has created gel tabs that help keep your toilet fresh and clean, without going through the gross hassle of having to clean it with a brush. It works by having a dispenser that stamps a gel tab to the side of the toilet bowl - this gel tab wears down after every flush, lasting a week on average.

It cleans the toilet, leaving behind no stains or rings. However, there have been a few complaints that the strong ‘chemical’ smell is overpowering, or that this product simply does not work as well as it should, although the extent of it effectiveness could also depend on where the gel tab is placed.

What We Like:

  • Easy to use
  • Relatively long-lasting
  • Effective

What We Don't Like:

  • Overpowering smell
  • Dependent on placement of gel tab

5. Clorox Automatic Toilet Bowl Cleaner

This automatic toilet bowl cleaner uses a bleach tablet that helps disinfect and deodorize toilets that are used daily.

By preventing the buildup of harmful bacteria that can cause diseases if left to their own devices, you can rest assured that your toilets are the cleanest they can possibly be. What is more, this tablet is quite long-lasting, meaning you won’t go through an entire box of bleach tabs too quickly.

However, there are some reservations about using bleach to clean toilets, as bleach is known to wear down and eventually destroy toilet parts.

What We Like:

  • Cleans very well
  • Easy to use
  • Long-lasting

What We Don't Like:

  • Bleach tabs can ruin toilet parts

6. Lysol Power Toilet Bowl Cleaner

The sixth and final product we will be talking about is Lysol Power. Lysol Power is a liquid and comes in an angled bottle, designed to clean difficult-to-reach places.

As the name might suggest, Lysol Power is a powerful disinfectant, claiming to eliminate 99.9% of bacteria, remove the toughest stains and leave your toilet clean and smelling fresh - no easy feat considering the horrors your toilet bowl has seen.

One common problem, however, is that the way it is bottled makes it very prone to leaks.

What We Like:

  • Powerful disinfectant
  • Leaves behind clean smell
  • Bottle designed for hard-to-reach places

What We Don't Like:

  • Leaves behind unsightly blue streaks
  • Bottle prone to leakage

What to look for in a toilet cleaner?

  • Delivery System - The way you deliver the toilet bowl cleaning system is a pretty integral aspect of what you’re looking for in a toilet cleaner. The good news is you have a variety of options to choose from - gel tablets, regular tablets, sprays, squirt bottles. Some of these work better than others, but depending on what you’re looking for, they can all be viable options for you.
  • Maintenance - In the same vein as the first point, maintenance is also very important. For example, if you’re using gel tablets, you have to know how long they’re designed to last. You might find that maintenance is too expensive or too much work. 
  • Eco-friendliness  - You’ll find that most disinfectants are pretty heavy on the chemicals, making them not exactly environmentally-friendly. Especially as a lot of sewage finds its way to natural bodies of water, so it’s nice to use a product that’s safe for natural wild and marine life.

Our Recommendation

This wasn’t an easy list from which to choose just one product to recommend, as each toilet cleaner brings something different to the table. But if we’re going to choose just one, it’ll be difficult to look past the Clorox ToiletWand Disposable Toilet Cleaning System.

Easy to use, durable, cleans deeper than most alternatives and can reach the tough spots. Looking at the cost may deter you from making that investment, but it’s actually good value for money, considering you’re buying a cleaning system that actually functions perfectly. But by all means, feel free to perform your own research and decide for yourself.

Clorox ToiletWand Disposable Toilet Cleaning System

Our #1 Toilet Cleaner Choice

  • Easy to use
  • Durable
  • Cleans deeper - Can reach tough spots
  • Good value for money