***Disclosure: I received complimentary samples to facilitate my review. No other compensation was provided, and all opinions are 100% honest and have not been influenced in any way.***
Okay, so while this isn't something we tend to talk about much, everyone has to deal with cleaning toilets. Unless, of course, you have a housekeeper. (If that's the case, can you please send her my way? I could definitely use a little help here!) Anyway, toilet cleaning is one of my least favorite chores. It's gross, there are sometimes odd, mystery substances hiding under the rim or even worse, poop smears in the bottom. Yuck! I know I hate having to reach down into a toilet, even with rubber gloves. There's just something about it that creeps me out and gives me the willies.
In my house, we have 2 bathrooms. One is on the main level and is used by everyone, and the other is my teenage son's own personal bathroom. (I bet you can tell where I'm going with this...Teen boy...Bathroom...Oh my.) My son Kyle, God love him, is not the tidiest of young men. While one of his chores is to clean his bathroom, he often does the bare minimum and hopes we don't notice. Recently, Kyle had a bit of a stomach flu. He was vomiting and having diarrhea and it left his toiler absolutely disgusting. Luckily, I recently discovered a great new way to clean the throne in no time flat, and there's no reaching into icky toilet water, either!
The Scrubbing Bubbles Fresh Brush Starter Kit & Caddy is the perfect solution for those who hate cleaning their commode as much as I do. This caddy is easy to assemble, and comes with a cleaning wand that nestles into the caddy when not in use.
If you open the caddy, there is room to store both the Heavy Duty Fresh Brushes and the Fresh Brush Flushable refills. (Both included.) This caddy is relatively compact and can definitely tuck away into tight spaces when not in use. It also has a sleek, modern design, so hiding the unit isn't at all necessary.
The Heavy Duty Fresh Brush is great for those super-messes, much like the ones Kyle leaves in his toilet. These are abrasive, yet gentle enough to keep from scratching the porcelain in the toilet. They're infused with powerful Scrubbing Bubbles cleaner. These, since they are heavy-duty, should not be flushed. There is actually a little reservoir in the caddy where you can discard these brushes if a trash can isn't handy.
The flushable pads are lighter-duty and wonderful for everyday cleaning. You know, to keep small messes from multiplying into huge, gross messes. Like the ones Kyle often has in his toilet if we forget to go behind him after he claims his chores are complete. These pads are also infused with Scrubbing Bubbles, and have a nice, clean scent. When you're done using these, simply press the button on the wand and release the soiled pad into the toilet. These break up similar to toilet paper, and are safe to flush away.
Here I am, using the Scrubbing Bubbles Fresh Brush on Kyle's toilet. I am not done cleaning here, as I am sure you can see by the "mystery goop" still present in the bowl. (Gotta love it when kids forget to clean up the way they're supposed to. Yes, I am easily grossed out.)
I hit this toilet with the Heavy Duty brush since well...This is a heavy duty mess. I really love the fact that it's durable and has a great scrubby-type texture. When this mixes with the toilet water, the Scrubbing Bubbles action comes to life and turns the water blue. (This happens to really fascinate my younger kids so I thought I'd add that fact.)
It took some elbow grease and 2 brushes, but I finally got his toilet looking brand new. The best part? I didn't have to reach my hands down in the toilet at all. In fact, I didn't even have to touch the soiled brushes since they pop right off and into the trash. Easy, peasy!
Overall, I am pretty impressed with this product. I love the caddy with built in storage. I also love how easy the wand is to use and how comfortable it is to grip. The cleaning brushes, both heavy duty and flushable, definitely do a wonderful job keeping my toilets fresh and clean with very minimal effort. I would definitely recommend this product if you're looking for an easier, less disgusting way to clean your toilets. If this can make my teenage son's filthy toilet look like new, it can clean any toilet. Trust me on this one. Teenage boys can be very, very messy.
Availability & Price:
Scrubbing Bubbles® products are available in the cleaning aisle of most food, drug and mass-merchandise stores.
Scrubbing Bubbles® Fresh Brush® Starter Kit and Caddy: $8.49
Scrubbing Bubbles® Fresh Brush® Heavy Duty Refills: $4.19
Fresh Brush® Flushable Refills: $4.19
For more information, visit www.ScrubbingBubbles.com or www.Facebook.com/ScrubbingBubbles
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