Reddit reviews: The best bathroom cleaners

We found 121 Reddit comments discussing the best bathroom cleaners. We ran sentiment analysis on each of these comments to determine how redditors feel about different products. We found 63 products and ranked them based on the amount of positive reactions they received. Here are the top 20.

Top Reddit comments about Bathroom Cleaners:

u/VannaVictorian · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

fear cuts deeper than swords

1.) Something that is grey. probably the best thing invented.

2.) Something reminiscent of rain. who doesn't like doggy rain jackets? :3

3.) Something food related that is unusual. BACON

4.) Something on your list that is for someone other than yourself. Tell me who it's for and why. this item is something i would like to give to my boyfriend as a gift. he finally got his dream car on the road and we both love Judas priest.

5.) A book I should read! I am an avid reader, so take your best shot and tell me why I need to read it! this book is a classic. if you have seen the movie then the book is even better. along with my grandparents being back round actors in the original movie. look the book, love the movies.

6.) An item that is less than a dollar, including shipping... that is not jewelry, nail polish, and or hair related! cause its "cheap stuff"

7.) Something related to cats. I love cats! i would never get bored with this. or tiss on my wishlist :3

8.) Something that is not useful, but so beautiful you must have it. it's useless to me because i don't drink, but it's cool as fuck. (on wishlist, for my sister)

9.) A movie everyone should watch at least once in their life. Why? I loved this movie when i first watched it. it's interesting, keeps you watching and it doesnt start out boring like most "scary movies" do. it's a movie i would suggest to all. (on wishlist)

10.) Something that would be useful when the zombies attack. it explains itself.. but you can hold a lot of stuff while out hunting zombies!

11.) Something that would have a profound impact on your life and help you to achieve your current goals. my mother is a nail tech and i want to go to school as one so i can become one as well. this would help me become better at doing nails while i 'practice' on people.

12.) One of those pesky Add-On items. do you want a stinky toilet?

13.) The most expensive thing on your list. Your dream item. Why? i've always been a huge fan of sugar skulls and i would love this in my room. it's not a dream item but it is the highest priced item on my wishlist. i think it's beautiful.

14.) Something bigger than a bread box. on my wishlist. isn't it pretty? :)

15.) Something smaller than a golf ball. on my wishlist. " a golf ball weighs no more than 1.620 oz (45.93 grams), has a diameter not less than 1.680 in (42.67 mm)" my item is 1.25 in.

16.) Something that smells wonderful. i'm native american so i enjoy burning incense and sage. don't know about you, but it's a wonderful thing to me.

17.) A (SFW) toy. who doesn't like laser pointers? dog people. thats who.

18.) Something that would be helpful for going back to school. fuck, i'm 17 and i'd buy this for myself!

19.) Something related to your current obsession, whatever that may be. i'm obsessed with Judas Priest, as well as my boyfriend. i need to knew sweatshirt and i've been trying to convince my parents to get me this one. Turbo Love by Judas Priest is my boyfriend and I's song to each other, he just got his car on the road so his license plate is dedicated to that song. (wishlist item)

20.) Something that is just so amazing and awe-inspiring that I simply must see it. Explain why it is so grand. you may not think this is so amazing, but holy shit who wouldn't want to fucking float on a donut? i mean paint yourself yellow and just call yourself mothafuckinnn homer simpson! or this you'd have the best skinny dip of your life!

this was really fun! thank you :)

u/FaeryLynne · 10 pointsr/disability

I have trouble standing and walking, but am fine when sitting, so most of my advice is from that viewpoint.

Swiffers for everything! Mop/sweeper, duster, dusting cloths, etc. They're really efficient and disposable so I don't have to deal with things like mop buckets, dirty mop heads, cleaning feather dusters, anything like that.

One of those extendable pincher things to help pick stuff up off the floor.

An extendable scrubber for the bathroom. The shape makes it really easy to get into corners.

A clothes folder makes it really easy to fold your clothes, and I can use this on my lap while sitting down in bed.

A walker with a seat makes it really easy to get around to do things and has a seat for when I need to sit down. The basket that most come with helps to carry supplies from one room to the next.

Stick vaccums are super lightweight and easy to maneuver even from a couch or bed.

A scrubbing attachment that goes on a power drill is so helpful when you don't have the strength or stamina to scrub by hand.

I swear by all of the Kaboom products. All of them are no-effort cleaning supplies. They have toilet cleaner, mold and mildew cleaner, and, of course, the famous shower foam.

An automatic vacuum like a roomba is great for most people, but I've never had one so I can't comment myself.

Soak your dishes. There are special products that help get dried on food off your dishes, but I've found that just soaking them in hot water for 20-30 minutes before trying to wash them gets most stuck on food off. For really tough, baked on gunk, add a dryer sheet to the water. Sounds weird, but it helps soften up the crusty blackened burnt on food and it comes off easily.

For food that's stuck on the inside of the microwave, take a cup of water, add some lemon juice, and microwave it on full power for 6 minutes. The food will wipe right off.

I might think of more things later. If I do I'll come back and edit this post.

u/phineas1134 · 4 pointsr/boating

For the exterior, here is a copy and paste of a previous post of mine. Everyone may give you slightly different advice as there are many valid ways to do this. This routine has worked very well for me for many years.

  • Clean well with soap and water and a good microfiber cloth. (removes all dirt and oil build up.)
  • Dry it with another cloth. I like a big cotton towel.
  • Clean with a good oxalic acid based cleaner such as Star Bright hull cleaner, or The works tub and tile cleaner(NOT THE TOILET CLEANER) Applying with a one gallon pump up sprayer works great for me. Rinse well. This removes any rust stains.
  • Dry again.
  • Buff with an oxidation remover. I like this one. I apply with a 10 inch random orbital buffer and application bonnet, and remove while still slightly wet with the same buffer and a wool bonnet. In heavily oxidized areas you may need to do this more than once. If you do not have oxidation, feel free to skip this step.
  • Next buff again with a cleaner wax. I like this one same process as above, but let it dry to a haze before removing.
  • This will leave you with a clean hull and a nice shine, if you want an even deeper shine, make one more buffing pass with a nice marine wax. I like this one

    It sounds like a lot of work, but once I got the process down, I found I could do all of these steps on a entire 23' boat in less than 4 hours, and it leaves it looking like new.

    Edit: I forgot to mention, for the outside of the windows I like this stuff. It cleans as well as a normal glass cleaner, and causes any water that hits the windshield to bead up and run off. This is a nice bonus for many boats as they often do not have windshield wipers.
u/ThatOneEntYouKnow · 7 pointsr/minimalism

I've gone round and round on this myself. I think it boils down to how 'clean' things need to be in order to keep you happy. I'm a neat freak. Clorox wipes + Softscrub take care of most of my cleaning needs, but there's a good number of specialty items I get because they simplify my life, and simple is pretty close to minimal for me.

For example, just yesterday I made what is likely a non-minimalist purchase to most: Vinyl floor polish. I used ammonia to strip the floors ($1.25 and 3 hours of scrubbing), but the polish most certainly was not. $12 for a bottle that I'll use maybe once while living in this house. The balance for me is that my scuffed up, dirt-encrusted floors are now sparkling clean and a near mirror shine.

Another one I can think of is toilet tabs... the ones that make the water blue. It means I only have to scrub the toilet every couple of weeks instead of every week and have never had to deal with limescale. I bought a bulk pack and now have to store them in the linen closet, but it was worth it for the time I save to spend on other things.

As far as a simplified kit goes: Clorox wipes are my daily surface cleaner (could be subbed for a jug of any cleaner in a spray bottle, but my roommates won't use it if it's not super-easy), and Soft Scrub w/ Bleach is for the deep clean. I have a pack of scouring pads but found I don't need them, a small plastic bristle brush takes care of most of the scrubbing. The Soft Scrub is great for every surface in the bathroom and kitchen once a week. I have a jug of ammonia for the windows and stainless appliances as needed. Vinegar is already highly used in my kitchen and it can be used for a lot of the same things as ammonia. I have an 8-Pack of dish cloths that serve as my rags and paper towels, and a flip-mop for everything the floors need. I personally avoid soap for everyday cleaning since I notice the streaks and soap scum build up, and it doesn't sterilize/sanitize.

I bought multi-packs of each of these items or big jugs to keep it cheap, and keep them all in a white bucket under the sink / in the closet. I haven't needed additional cleaning supplies other than the wipes in about 3 years now. Even the wipes work out to about $0.04 each, and I use 3-5 in a day.

u/michaelrulaz · 1 pointr/HomeImprovement

So this is something I am very knowledgable on. I work in claims management specifically “cat” catastrophe claims. Water losses (such as water backup, pipe bursts/freezes) fall under us too. That being said mold is a very hot topic in insurance and legal realms so take this advice as you will and I’m not responsible for anything that happens.

Mold is very basic but if not addressed properly or left to its own devices it can become a serious issue. The first thing you need to do is address the environment in which the mold is in. Mold requires a damp, humid, and preferably dark environment to live in. Get a dehumidifier to lower relative humidity. A few of the squirrel cage air movers can also help. Next you need to check the moisture of the room. A cheap moisture meter will help you figure out if you have trapped moisture in your walls. I know you mentioned it’s a basement but is it a finished basement? If so you could have mold living in the walls and insulation. Some people may say to ignore it but it will eventually spread and become visible again. Also mold can lead to respiratory issues. If there is no mold beyond the walls pull up a section (like a corner) or carpet and pad and check there too. If all is clear then you need to move onto the second phase. Getting rid of the mold spores that already are there. You mentioned it was on cardboard boxes and such. You need to go through the boxes and clean anything your saving or bag and toss the other stuff. You have to decontaminate everything or the spores will stay and come back later. I recommend scanning and pictures or important documents or just buying a cheap laminator and laminating them. Anything plastic or metal or wood can be cleaned. Look for a anti-microbial cleaner. Throw out the old boxes and such. Now for the basement itself. Once the moisture levels are down you can start cleaning everything. Get one of those pump sprayers and mix bleach and water together. Consider a small mask due to bleach smelling terrible or brig in fresh air. Bleach will kill all the mold and it’s great for clean up. Then purchase more anti-microbial spray (usually you can get in one of those bottles with pump and sprayer). Spray everything - the walls, ceiling, floor, etc. to prevent future growth.

I know it sounds like a lot of work but it’s pretty simple. Check for mold, clean mold off contents and structure, spray anti microbial spray. Some useful tools you may consider is a pump sprayer ($10 Home Depot), moisture meter ($25 on Amazon), hygrometer ($20.00 on Amazon), mold test kit ($10-15 Amazon), bleach (cheap), anti-microbial spray ($30 Amazon link below)


u/the_friendly_dildo · 4 pointsr/ufyh

Get some Clorox Foaming Bleach (you can get it at Walmart or similar) and some magic erasers.

The floor looks lightly textured so you would need to be careful but you can also try some of these.

This looks like serratia_marcescens which is common bathrooms and other wet environments. It is pretty resilient and you will need to keep cleaning the area pretty regularly to kill it off. The best think would probably be to get a steam cleaner if you really need to get this off. This unit is really good.

u/huskydaisy · 3 pointsr/AskUK

Looks like limescale. Welcome to a hard water area. The descaler balls work pretty well, I also use Oust every so often which is pretty nasty stuff but does the job. Filtering your water first also works pretty well if you can be arsed. Whatever you do, never ever drink the last gulp of tea/coffee.

While you're here, consider getting a magnaloo to stop build up your toilet and grab a decent descaler like Viakal to clean your taps/sinks/bath. Also make sure your dishwasher (if you have one) is on a hard water setting (if it has one) to prevent leaving water marks.

u/myflurrygirl · 2 pointsr/homemaking

I have a CLR spray that I use. I like to go from the top down so I start by spraying Windex on the mirror and using paper towel to clean it. Then I spray the counter and sink with CLR and use a wash cloth to wipe it off, rinsing frequently. Spray the entire outside of the toilet and the seat and the rim and wipe them off. I have a scrubbing bubbles toilet cleaner thing (link, don't buy it on Amazon though!!) for the inside of the toilet. For the shower/tub I again just spray everything with CLR and wipe clean. Then for the floor I just mop with Mr Clean soap and water. I also sometimes use a Scrub Free cleaner or Vim instead of CLR. I don't really notice a difference between any of them.

u/dewioffendu · 3 pointsr/HomeRepair

You are going to have to replace the toilet. It's pretty easy to do but it's good excuse to get a nice upgraded throne. Add this to the tank and you should good to go.


u/latuk · 1 pointr/HomeImprovement

We had a similar issue but not as bad. I purchased a Toilet bowl Cleaner System. It is a small container that holds a toilet cleaner tablet and it is installed on the line that fills the toilet bowel. So every time you flush it sends a little bit of cleaner chemical into the bowl. It worked great for us. Kaboom makes them but the tablets can get expensive. I purchased our generic system from Ebay. Also I use the bromine tablets instead of the chlorine tablets because they smell to much for me but some people like that chlorine smell, also from Ebay. Here is a link.

u/xyeah28 · 1 pointr/CleaningTips

I have this that I'll spray after I shower occasionally. Not really sure if it does much, but it does smell really good.

Every other week, I use my steamer attachment and go over everything. I do spray a mixture of dawn/vinegar/water first, then steam. It's always sparkly clean and just smells clean.

u/jaysomething2 · 1 pointr/sanfrancisco

I didn’t think Bleach was actually good for mold or at least it isn’t the best. I read white vinegar was. Sorry you have mold glad too.

I purchased this today but wonder how safe it is on like camping chairs and cases that get mold from the closet. May also be over spending cause white vinegar supposedly works and I live in walkable distance from the dollar tree.

EcoClean Solutions Mold, Mildew & Algae Remover | No-Scrub Stain Remover | Instant Results for All Surfaces (1 Gallon) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07GRDSS54/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_e3DoDbZRJ7XAD

u/paigebaugh · 1 pointr/shrooms

Yeah, I agree. I’m hoping that this will help that problem if I wipe down any moldy areas I see, as well as the entirety of the bathroom. I’m definitely the over thinking type, and I’m also waiting for my spores. Once they get here, I’ll get to work!

u/almightywhacko · 2 pointsr/wicked_edge

Some people recommend scrubbing bubbles and a toothbrush to get rid of all the soap scum. I have personally had good luck with Clorox Non-bleach Bathroom Cleaner. You just spray the razor down and let it sit for a few minutes, and then scrub at it with an old soft toothbrush and hot water.

After you clean it up, you can bring the finish to a shine using Flitz metal polish and a soft cloth.

u/1n1billionAZNsay · 3 pointsr/LifeProTips

I would get one of these for the toilet. That mostly takes care of the inside of the toilet. As for the seat and rim a pre bleached wipe would take care of that. As for the rest of the bathroom, keep a mop that you use only for the tub and bathroom counters and use that to clean everything else. You can finish and entire bathroom in 5 min or so if it's not caked on dirty.

u/topgear420 · 1 pointr/DIY

Hi, I have a question about how to clean kaboom off a painted wooden door and thought DIY might have the right audience to answer it. Basically, I cleaned a wooden door with kaboom (a very noxious cleaner made for getting out tough bathroom stains), and I didn't rinse it off one side so it dried on the door. The problem is, the chemical smell makes me nauseous every time I walk into that room, the smell is unbearable, and I think it's giving me a headache. You can see on Amazon how the reviews say the smell lingers forever, and that's not even dried/soaked into a wooden door. What would be the best way to scrub/clean the door without removing the paint? If it it is necessary I could repaint the door because it is white.

Any tips or guidance would be appreciated as it is very difficult to find an answer to this surprisingly.


u/touchofevil58 · 1 pointr/HomeImprovement

I get the black stuff in my master bath toilet.

Only thing that has worked for me is weekly cleaning with a toilet bowl cleaner that you can spray up under the rim and a brush that can get under the rim too.

I had plumbers out for something else and they said it was the water supply, which I believe.

I’ve just ordered Ka-Boom kit. Heard it helps with under rim and ring stuff.
Supposed to flow thru the holes


Good luck

u/arizona-lad · 4 pointsr/HomeImprovement

It works, but is not permanent. You have to reapply it. Also, there are fumes. Some folks find them choking in a closed environment. But it is better than nothing:


Keep the squeegee. It is the best way to keep the spots at bay.

u/brent20 · 11 pointsr/whatisthisthing

Looks like one of those Clorox pucks you drop in the tank of a toilet to keep the bowl clean

Yep, that’s what it is:
Clorox Automatic Toilet Bowl Cleaner Tablets with Bleach - 4 Count (Pack of 2) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00UNT65FM/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_lVGACbFAWVS4N

u/decadentrebel · 1 pointr/Philippines

I use this bag every day and it's absolutely perfect. Won't fit a laptop that isn't a small netbook or those tiny Macbook Air's though.

What I carry all the time:

u/RAGING_VEGETARIAN · 7 pointsr/funny

40 lb bag of marshmallows: $198.56/64,799 calories = $0.0031 / calorie

Human body: ($8.70 + $13.99 + $2.42)/81,500 calories = $0.00031/calorie

human body win every time

u/Workross922 · 4 pointsr/HomeImprovement

I would rip it up and put in a new pressure treated wood and stain with desired color in 6mos-1year.

If that is not an option, buy some bulk oxalic acid off of amazon and mix in a sprayer and pressure wash - this should brighten up the deck considerably. Afterwards, stain with your desired color. (Note: Restore-a-deck - makes some nice product and 1 gallon should easily cover you for two coats.

Oxalic Acid:


Pressure Washer:




u/kittenofd00m · 3 pointsr/homemaking

Have you tried the bleach drop in tablets for the toilet tank? I am very sensitive to bleach so I was concerned about using them, but I can hardly smell anything at all and they keep the toilet bowls a lot cleaner than they stay without them.

These are the Clorox brand - https://www.amazon.com/Clorox-Automatic-Toilet-Cleaner-Tablets/dp/B00UNT65FM but you can also get generic versions. We use Publix generic bleach tablets and they work great with no noticeable scent .

u/distantreplay · 79 pointsr/HomeImprovement

Kaboom toilet cleaning system.


I have not scrubbed a toilet in six years. Refill with 1 inch pool tabs bought in bulk. I quietly laugh at people who scrub toilets.

u/fivefrancs · 10 pointsr/HomeImprovement

I haven't tried it yet but it came up in another thread. There's toilet bowl cleaners that attach directly to the fill valve so the cleaner never goes into the tank.
Church & Dwight 35113 Kaboom Toilet Clean System https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001B0TZKE/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_xNauDbZ5YT2BR

u/Lingo56 · 75 pointsr/LifeProTips

They have products made specifically for shower doors and bathroom mirrors.

Edit: On further reading, it seems like they're all the same product just with a different label on them. Keep that in mind if you find the windshield version for cheaper.

The effectiveness of Rain-X on your shower glass also seems to vary based on what's in your local tap water and how well/often you do the application, based on what I'm reading from Amazon reviews.

Most people in the Amazon reviews seem to suggest that you need to reapply it about every 2-3 weeks for it to work properly. It also has a strong chemical smell while applying that goes away after it's set on the glass.

Lastly, some people were saying it can possibly be a nightmare/impossible to take off your glass if something goes wrong with the application.

u/cowboykev · 3 pointsr/vinyl

Try this it's more effective

u/dropkickoz · 1 pointr/smarthome

Problem solved.

This device keeps the bowl clean without risking the seals in the tank.

u/MoreLikeWestfailia · 4 pointsr/DIY

Maybe look into something like this?

u/Rishodi · 1 pointr/fixit

Yes, bleach will damage rubber gaskets causing them to leak prematurely. Don't use bleach in the tank. As an alternative, I recommend systems like this which release bleach into the bowl only. (Don't purchase via Amazon though -- you can find it much cheaper locally.)

u/TophatMcMonocle · 3 pointsr/homeowners

I get that crap all over my place and spray it with a Wet & Forget solution. Works good lasts a long time.

u/[deleted] · 2 pointsr/funny

My brick house, patio, and fence has mold that I routinely pressure wash. I wanted to know if this stuff works, so I looked it up on Amazon. I just bought some. Good salesmanship, op.

u/Tree-ific · 3 pointsr/CasualUK

Also, if your kettle is really bad with limescale, you can clean it using stuff like this. It saves you buying a new £20-50 kettle every few years.

u/SirEDCaLot · 3 pointsr/smarthome

> I'd like to stick a bowl cleaner in the tank (or bowl) to resolve the issue, but I've read it's bad to use them if you're not flushing the toilet multiple times a day.

This depends on which one you get.

This one feeds cleaner directly into the bowl, without chlorinating the tank. That one would be fine to NOT flush daily.

u/strobonic · 11 pointsr/funny

You might not travel with these, but have you ever tried toilet drops?

u/Nebakanezzer · 2 pointsr/smarthome

they advise you not to add anything to the tank if you don't flush often because it ruins the seal. I use this, it sends the cleaning chemicals right to the bowl, not through the tank: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001B0TZKE/

I don't like bromine or whatever those tablets are, I just use it for the system. I end up cutting these in half, perpendicular to the colors, so I get two half white and half blue tablets: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01CJVPDF4/

I get them from target now, since amazon has stopped selling them for the price I want. These clean the bowl with the bleach and die the water blue with the other part. does a good job of keeping stains out and killing bacteria so it doesn't smell atrocious.

it is not a cure all though. you will need to flush it every now and then.

u/itonlygetsworse · 1 pointr/videos

He points out something really important though. People, not just the poor, deal with this every day. You ever walk into a bathroom that someone just used and smell their shit and be like, "fuck, I'll come back later" and turn the fan on?

Or how about buying clorox tablets for your toilet bowl so it "automatically" cleans it every flush? And then realize it has that strong bleach smell afterwards that's in some cases just as bad as smelling other odors? Nevermind the fact that those tablets can damage the rubber gaskets in certain toilets.

So what to do about it if you live in a first world country but don't want a better toilet cleaning system? Well you basically need to buy a toilet kit that uses bromine tablets. For example, the Kaboom auto cleaning system on Amazon thats cheap with Tropi Clear/SpaKem 267 tablets will all do the trick with no odor. Or you can get the more expensive professional NeverScrub system, but a lot of contractors use the Kaboom system.

Compare all that with replacing your pipes that can neutralize odor. Hell installing copper pipes in your house for heating already costs 100 times more than this.