Absolutely everyone likes a perfectly white and crystal clear bath, unfortunately, not every person knows how to properly care for it. In particular, it must be thoroughly rinsed after each wash, and washed about once every two weeks with a special tool. In household chemical stores, the choice of these products is very wide, and it is not at all necessary that the liquid or gel you like is suitable for bathroom enamel.
Today we want to talk about the best bathroom cleaners. This rating has incorporated only the most popular compositions, which are preferred by most experienced and knowledgeable housewives. We will tell you in detail what compounds the products consist of, for what purposes they are suitable, how quickly a positive effect can be achieved, and we will also give some useful and important tips on choosing the right one.
How to choose the right bathroom cleaner?
Experienced housewives recommend giving preference to liquid or gel products, it is advisable to abandon powders, as well as concentrated acids. Powders are abrasive compounds that can effectively cope with pollution, but they will severely scratch the enamel. Their regular use will make the bath unusable – you will either need to restore the enamel layer or purchase a new bath. Both require significant financial investments, which not everyone has.
Acids also act very effectively on pollution, but their fumes can have a rather negative impact on human health – cause an allergic reaction, suffocation, and so on. They also have a far from the most positive effect on the enamel – it softens, begins to move away from the base and eventually just falls off.
When buying, be sure to pay attention to the composition of the product. It should not contain very harmful and dangerous substances. It is desirable that the packaging indicate that the products are able to cope even with strong rust stains, which are often found in the immediate vicinity of the mixer, remove soap scum and various kinds of lime deposits that form if hard water comes out of the tap. Disinfectants will not be superfluous in the composition – they will help to cope with colonies of microbes and prevent the occurrence of an unpleasant odor.
It must be remembered that acrylic and enamel baths require the use of different cleaning compounds. In particular, hard particles and acids in the product can seriously damage the enamel. In order for it to retain its original appearance for a long time, it is desirable to use formulations containing surfactants. They allow you to get a significant amount of foam, which will gently dissolve the dirt and absorb it yourself. Abrasives may be present, but mild, gentle, weak acids are acceptable. The hostesses claim that aggressive compounds can also be used, but only in exceptional cases and at the same time pointwise – in the most soiled areas.
Acrylic bathtubs are made from polymers that easily scratch, absorb dirt and stain. The original appearance in this case must be maintained with the help of special liquids and sprays for acrylic and plastic. Liquids must be free from even the mildest cleaning agents, strong acids and solvents.
When we selected products for this ranking of bath cleaners, we took into account all the factors discussed above. However, we took into account a few more points: user reviews, as well as the ratio of price and quality of products.
4. Frosch bath and shower spray Grape Green
A fairly effective product that can be used to clean bathtubs and showers, both enamel and acrylic. It has a pleasant aroma of green grapes. With it, you can quickly cope even with heavily stubborn dirt, it removes limescale and rust well. Available in the form of a spray. It is applied in a small amount to the surface of the bath and kept for several minutes, after which it is removed from the surface of the bath with a sponge or soft cloth. If the contamination is not completely gone, then the procedure is recommended to be repeated. The composition contains anionic surfactants, their share does not exceed 5%, there are natural flavored additives, weak organic acids. In order to make the spray thicker, the manufacturer added thickeners that can decompose on their own without harming the environment.
It is a product made in Germany. The sprayer is equipped with a secure lock so that children cannot use it. If you use the composition daily, then it can be left on the surface for 10 minutes, if it is planned to use it during general cleaning, then the exposure time will need to be increased to half an hour. Even people suffering from asthma can use it without harm to their health.
- Pleasant refreshing aroma;
- Suitable for both enamel and acrylic surfaces;
- Absolutely safe for humans and the environment;
- Quickly removes lime deposits and rust deposits.
- Somewhat pricey;
- You have to stand on the surface of the bath for a long time.
Frosch bath and shower spray Grape Green
3. AMWAY HOME LOC
This is a versatile product for home use. It not only removes all kinds of dirt from the surface of the bathtub or shower tray, but can also cope even with stains on clothes – from chocolate, fruits, pens, blood, grease. The composition will easily remove even old stains. The liquid is allowed to be used for washing floors, walls, products made of wood, plastic and ceramics. It washes off easily with water, no streaks were found after using it. The composition contains a large number of natural essential oils, which give the product a very pleasant, but unobtrusive aroma. The composition is concentrated, so it does not allow the reappearance of pollution. It is characterized by low consumption, so one bottle of 500 ml is enough for quite a long time.
The composition does not contain acids, phosphates, alkalis or chlorine bleaches, but there is citric acid, which very gently dissolves any contaminants, returns the bath to its original appearance. The products also contain quite active ingredients of natural origin, which will not harm both humans and the environment. The tool has passed the dermatological testing procedure, after which it received the appropriate certificate that it is not capable of corroding the skin of the hands if you work with it without gloves.
- High concentration of active substances;
- Minor expense;
- It can even be used to wash children’s toys;
- Harmless to humans, pets and the environment;
- Doesn’t corrode hands.
- No sprayer provided
- Quite expensive.
AMWAY HOME LOC cleaner
Absolutely environmentally friendly products of universal type. In particular, it is designed for cleaning bathtubs, sinks, toilets, showers, ceramic tile surfaces. Available in the form of a gel with a concentrated consistency. It is quite thick, for a thorough cleaning of the surface there is no need to use a large amount of the product. The composition does not include hard abrasive particles, so the product can be used on enamel, acrylic and even plastic surfaces – after work, they will not get scratches and other physical damage. A concentrated solution is able to remove limescale, soap stains, urinary stone, rust, and can successfully cope even with hardened dirt. Despite the fact that there are no chlorine compounds in the composition, it has a disinfecting effect. Able to quickly cope with all known bacteria. It is completely washed off from surfaces with ordinary warm water.
The aroma is neutral, barely perceptible, but it feels fresh – it combines natural oils of mint, lemon, sandalwood and bergamot. The products are of very high quality.
- Quickly removes even old and heavily absorbed dirt;
- The composition does not contain artificially synthesized substances, including chlorine;
- Pleasant herbal fragrance
- Convenient to use;
- Minor expense;
- Instantly kills all known bacteria.
- The spray gun is fragile – you need to use it very carefully;
Synergetic for the bathroom
1. Sonett spray universal with citrus acid
In the bathroom, this composition can be used absolutely wherever necessary. With the help of such products, it will be possible to effectively remove scale and various kinds of greasy contaminants. It copes with limescale even in the most inaccessible places, cleans fittings, stainless steel products with high quality. The composition can also be used in the kitchen, if there is a tile. Products are gentle on enameled and polymeric surfaces, so the manufacturer allows it to be used for the walls of shower stalls. The composition contains a significant amount of natural active compounds that can fight dirt. In particular, there is vegetable alcohol, which is synthesized as a result of the fermentation of potato starch. Surfactants are made from coconut oil and starch. Together, these compounds dissolve even heavily ingrained dirt, completely washed off with water, leaving no traces behind.
Citric acid fights limescale. All substances contained here quickly decompose in the natural environment into simpler components and do not cause the slightest harm. It is necessary to keep the product on the surface for several minutes, after which it is removed with a soft, damp cloth.
- Nice smell;
- Produced on the basis of only natural substances;
- Does not harm the environment;
- Copes with any kind of pollution, including fatty deposits;
- Economic consumption of products;
- Nice refreshing scent.
- Some people think that the price of this product is a bit high.
Sonett spray universal with citrus acid
For quality cleaning at home
4. Oxygen gel SANELIT
This product is designed specifically for the gentle care of plumbing. At the same time, the manufacturer recommends it not only for periodic, but also for daily use. If you regularly use this tool, you can completely remove the fungus from the bathroom, from the kitchen and other rooms where there is an increased level of humidity. The composition contains antiseptic substances that will not allow a single microbe to survive. The products will also prevent the development of mold and bacteria colonies. This gel includes active oxygen, protective additives and fruit acid. They are selected in the optimal ratio, so after cleaning, all plumbing will delight the owners with both an attractive appearance and a very pleasant aroma. Before direct use of this product, the surface of the sanitary ware must be moistened with a large amount of water. The manufacturer recommends using protective gloves, especially if the skin of the hands is damaged – the gel can corrode the skin.
The gel is applied to the surface evenly, but not too thick. The consistency of the product is very dense, so the consumption is not very large. It should be left in this form for about 10-15 minutes, then it is washed off with water and a soft sponge. If some areas are still left, then the procedure is repeated. The composition contains active oxygen instead of chlorine. This substance is in no way inferior to chlorine in efficiency, but it is much safer in terms of impact on the human body and the environment. The gel is easily washed off with plenty of water, but it does not leave behind ugly streaks.
- It is found in almost every household chemical store;
- Long shelf life;
- Thought out ergonomics of the bottle shape;
- After use, plumbing retains its freshness for quite a long time;
- The gel removes even old rust stains.
- Able to corrode the skin of the hands – it is necessary to work with gloves.
Oxygen gel SANELIT
3. SANOX Clean bath
The products of a domestic manufacturer, it is characterized by the highest quality and good efficiency, is made on the basis of the latest Poli-Gel cleaning formula. The product not only cleans, but also disinfects surfaces, ridding them of even the most persistent contaminants. It contains active compounds, and in a very high concentration, which can significantly reduce the consumption of the product. The composition fully meets all the quality standards in force in our country. Produced in the form of a gel, it can be used to get rid of contaminants of various nature from the surface of bathtubs, toilet bowls, tiled and earthenware products. One of the key features of the gel is its ability to fight pathogens of intestinal infections and staphylococcus aureus. It can tackle grease stains, limescale deposits, water scale and rust.
The composition contains organic oxalic acid, which negatively affects materials that are sensitive to an acidic environment, so the manufacturer does not advise working with thin enamel or marble surfaces. The gel is able to disinfect surfaces, preventing the occurrence of fungi, mold, and various pathogens. It suppresses unpleasant odors without masking them, but by removing the cause. If necessary, the gel can be diluted with water.
- Very budgetary products of domestic production;
- Perfectly copes with the tasks assigned to him;
- If necessary, it can be diluted with water;
- Removes even very old rust stains.
- The oxalic acid present in the composition can corrode thin enamel and porcelain;
- Not a very convenient dispenser cap;
- There is some chlorine smell.
SANOX Clean bath
2. Comet for bathroom
Another composition of domestic production. It has been on the market for many years – more, but its formula has not lost its relevance until today. Products can be found on sale in the form of a gel, spray or powder. The gel can be used for cleaning the kitchen, including for cleaning the stove from grease, it is suitable for sinks and washbasins, it actively removes grease stains. With its help, you can not only clean ceramics from various kinds of contaminants, but also additionally whiten it, get rid of bacteria and pathogenic microbes for a long time. Chlorinol is used here as the main active agent, which actively removes dirt, penetrating inside its structure, but has a depressing effect on various polymers. In this regard, it is undesirable to use this product for working with acrylic bathtubs, shower trays and plastic shower walls.
Chlorinol has practically no foreign smell, so it is allowed to use it in residential premises. Instead of quartz sand, chalk is added here, which acts on the surface much softer. In the composition, you can find flavoring additives and various disinfectant compounds – formic and phosphoric acids, which successfully fight microorganisms. Products are able to remove even very old and deeply ingrained grease stains. There are a huge amount of detergents here; when applied, the composition forms a sufficient amount of foam, which dissolves dirty plaque.
- Acceptable price;
- When working with such a composition, you will not have to make a significant amount of effort;
- Gets rid of any stains;
- Actively disinfects the surface;
- It contains many different active compounds.
- It is forbidden to use for cleaning acrylic and plastic;
- A significant proportion of artificially synthesized substances.
Comet for the bathroom
1. CIF BATH CREM
The leaders of this part of the ranking of the best products for cleaning the bathroom from pollution is a product that is produced in the format not of a liquid or gel, but of a cream – this is the only such solution in our entire review. The consistency is light, the concentration of active substances is significant, which allows the cream to quickly and effectively cope with chronic pollution. At the same time, it will not be necessary to make significant efforts to remove stains or deposits. Product consumption is minimal: it is applied to a damp sponge, wiped with a dirty surface and left for a few minutes (usually 5-6 is enough), after which the stain is removed with a damp cloth. No streaks remain, and the surface acquires its original attractive appearance. The composition contains microgranules of minerals and active biological additives that actively dissolve even dried fat and other contaminants within a few minutes.
All the substances present in this cream act on the surface quite gently, without damaging it. It is worth noting that there is even a whitening component here, which returns all plumbing to its original whiteness. Thanks to this cream, much less time is spent cleaning the bathroom.
- Affordable cost;
- It cleans surfaces very carefully – neither scratches nor abrasions appear on them, so you can even work with decorative elements;
- Easy to enjoy;
- Minor product consumption.
CIF bathroom CREM
2. Effect for plumbing Alpha 103
In terms of its effectiveness, this product is largely ahead of all previously considered bath surface care products. It almost instantly dissolves rust, removes limescale and mold from surfaces of a very different nature. Despite the fact that the base is subjected to a rather intense impact, the products can be used not only for enameled, but also for acrylic baths. The manufacturer recommends pouring this composition into a bottle with a trigger before direct use, and then spray the liquid over the entire surface area. The product is a clear green liquid. This spray takes care of the surface itself, well eliminates the causes of unpleasant odors, and has very high whitening qualities. The time of exposure to the contaminated area is from 5 to 15 minutes. After the time has elapsed, the surface is rinsed with warm or cool water.
The liquid does not need to be diluted, since it is already available in a completely ready-to-use form. The products belong to the professional means for the care of plumbing of the most diverse kind – it has long been kept in service by the maids of fashionable hotels not only in our country, but also abroad. The whitening qualities of the products allow you to create the effect of purity. The tool is used by housewives, and employees of restaurant enterprises, preventive sanatoriums, and so on.
- Excellent result at a very reasonable price;
- Effectively cleans, bleaches, disinfects;
- There is no need to make an effort to clean;
- Belongs to the group of professional cleaners.
- Not so easy to find in stores.
Effect cleaner for sanitary ware Alfa 101
1. Grohe spray GROHclean Professional
It is unlikely that you will be able to find anything better than this product on the Russian and European markets. This composition is produced by a German company, which is also engaged in the production of sanitary ware of various kinds and from various materials. The tool showed itself perfectly when working with any pollution on any plumbing equipment, regardless of the manufacturer. It almost instantly removes lime deposits from the surface, which can be absorbed over time and cause a significant deterioration in the appearance of the product. This is another professional type product, which is characterized by low consumption and efficient operation. In particular, the tool is able to get rid of lime and soap deposits, stains of a very different nature, grease and dirt. The manufacturer recommends using the composition in the process of cleaning bathrooms, kitchens, metal and faience sanitary ware, ceramic tiles, showers.
Available as a spray, which must be sprayed directly onto the contaminated surface and left for about 10-12 minutes. Then the dirt is removed with a microfiber cloth, and it will need to be pre-moistened in cool water. You should not rub too hard – you can’t expect an effect from this, it’s much better to just repeat the operation if the dirt has not completely removed. The main active ingredient is citric acid, as well as biodegradable surfactants.
- Returns faucets and tiles to their original shine;
- Completely removes even old lime deposits;
- Economic consumption;
- Produced in different volumes;
- Works great on grease and stains.
- It is rare and quite expensive.
Grohe spray GROHclean Professional
In conclusion, a useful video
And so we come to the end of our roundup of the best bathroom cleaners. As you can see, there is a maximum of information on each product collected here. If you still have any questions or if you want to share your experience of using such tools, you can always speak in the comments to this article – other readers will be very interested to learn about the tools presented, as they say, firsthand.