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if you don't use a toilet brush, what on earth do you clean loo with?

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inconceivableme Wed 29-Oct-14 14:37:52

I hate toilet brushes (vom!) and my toddler loves them which creates new problems!
So. want to bin them forever BUT whether due to toilet design, human anatomy, diet, or something else, I can't see how I'd remove the regular (pardon the pun!) and unsightly 'occurrences' from the loo bowl. Toilet cleaner or bleach alone don't work. I need a brush or similar. Help! Thanks!

mouselittle Wed 29-Oct-14 15:53:56

I just use bleach and it always works for me. wipe any 'deposits' above the water line off with toilet paper.

CatsCantFlyFast Wed 29-Oct-14 16:21:41

I don't understand how people say bleach doesn't work (including my husband)
Squirt on any skid marks, put the lid down and leave to soak. By the time the next person uses the loo they're gone

inconceivableme Wed 29-Oct-14 16:31:28

Which bleach mouse and NotWithout? Thin, thick, either? Just bleach as opposed to loo cleaner?

CatsCantFlyFast Wed 29-Oct-14 16:55:19

Thick bleach, any supermarket own brand. Have never tried toilet cleaner

Quitelikely Wed 29-Oct-14 17:13:19

Yep use bleach. Those toilet brushes are unhygienic IMO and the kids do seem to like them! Not good if they have bleach/poop on there

TeaForTara Wed 29-Oct-14 17:16:04

Same as mouselittle - wipe with toilet paper above the waterline, pour on thick bleach, close the lid. Toilet brushes are disgusting! Training DP to do the same is the hard part but it can be done.

rabbit123 Wed 29-Oct-14 17:25:01

Bleach is not a good cleaner. The reason it removes poop is because the high concentration chlorine breaks down the natural particles. Toilet cleaner is best for actually cleaning as it removes limescale and grime where bleach doesn't. Bleach is a good bacteria killer though.

I use both toilet cleaner and bleach. Wash above and below the waterline with loo cleaner, flush, and then squirt bleach around the bowl and leave for a while. I use a toilet brush but my mother uses disposable cloths and a pair of rubber gloves.

MinimalistMommi Wed 29-Oct-14 17:34:52

Disposable gloves and cloth, Harpic cleaner in black bottle. Also use Harpic tablets for removing limescale. Toilet brushes are disgusting.

flamingtoaster Wed 29-Oct-14 17:40:30

I use a toilet brush but when the DC were small I decided it needed to live outside to avoid DC "experiments". I bring it in (in a plastic bag lined with newspaper to soak up any water when it is going out again) when cleaning the loo , clean the loo, pop it back in the bag and then take it outside again. Obviously the bag is changed every time and I make sure there are no holes in it!

TeaForTara Wed 29-Oct-14 17:41:15

I use a limescale cleaner when I am "cleaning" but a squirt of bleach as an immediate skidmark remedy. Loo cleaner followed by bleach sounds like a recipe for gassing yourself with toxic fumes - my loo cleaner and bleach shouldn't be mixed and a single flush might not adequately get rid of the first.

Mintyy Wed 29-Oct-14 17:41:56

We had a long thread on this about two days ago.

mouselittle Wed 29-Oct-14 17:42:35

supermarkets own thick bleach here too.
I think you need to scrub toilet cleaner away.

Mintyy Wed 29-Oct-14 17:48:34

Here you go 81 replies on this one.

Monica101 Wed 29-Oct-14 20:52:51

'Marks' above the water line are wiped with a bit of toilet paper.

Below the waterline I pour bleach down and flush, then a bit more bleach and leave.

I find a parazone bleach block in the cistern also helps. I bought mine a Wilkinson's but they do not last a month as claimed. More like two weeks at best.

mouselittle Wed 29-Oct-14 21:07:30

I also use bloo toilet blocks. don't know if they help clean at all but they can hide marks below the water line until they dissolve naturally or you can bleach grin

Floralnomad Wed 29-Oct-14 21:11:00

I've got a Wunder brush , much more hygienic than a normal toilet brush .

Samantha9136 Wed 29-Oct-14 21:22:59

I haven't heard of a wunder brush - what's the difference - very intrigued!

Monica101 Wed 29-Oct-14 21:24:14

The parazone bleach block is similar to the bloo loo I think. Like mouselittle says, it hides any marks by creating lots of bubbles until they have been dissolved by the bleach.

Monica101 Wed 29-Oct-14 21:27:28

Just been on the wunder brush website. It looks like a good option if you still want a brush but want one a lot less gross than a bristle brush!

Floralnomad Wed 29-Oct-14 21:31:29

I got my wunder brush from QVC .

Shallishanti Wed 29-Oct-14 21:37:20

wow- it costs £24!!

TheGirlwiththeShittyTattoo Wed 29-Oct-14 22:06:22

What if you've got a septic tank? What then huh?

Floralnomad Wed 29-Oct-14 22:22:09

That's why I got it from QVC, I thought I could send it back if it was rubbish !

We've got a bio-digester so can't use bleach regularly. I buy cheap loo brushes and change often. Elbow grease, occasionally bleach and sometimes a denture tablet to get rid of stains.

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