The Good: Easy to use, Mostly effective
The Bad: Comparatively more expensive
The Basics: Despite the expense, it is easy for me to recommend The Works Bleach Automatic Toilet Bowl Cleaner based on the simple fact that they worked for me!
When my wife and I moved to Michigan, we were warned by our new landlord that we had hard water. I was, nevertheless, surprised that after only a week in our new place, the two toilets had an orange buildup in the bowls. Determined to both defeat this new problem and review something new (to me!), I picked up a few different automatic toilet bowl cleaners. So far, the frontrunner for effectiveness is The Works Bleach Automatic Toilet Bowl Cleaner.
The Works Bleach Automatic Toilet Bowl Cleaner was a little more expensive than the nearest competitor, the Clorox or Lysol tablets that turn the bowl blue. For the same price as two of those, The Works Bleach Automatic Toilet Bowl Cleaner delivers a single cleaning disc. The white disc, much like the solid chlorine tablets one uses in a pool comes as a single-serve package locally for $2.
Using the The Works Bleach Automatic Toilet Bowl Cleaner is exceptionally easy. After removing the top of the tank on the back of your toilet, open the cardboard package that holds the plastic-wrapped toilet bowl cleaning tablet. Then, using a pair of scissors, cut open the plastic sealed packaged and – without actually touching the white tablet that is The Works Bleach Automatic Toilet Bowl Cleaner, drop the tablet into the toilet tank. The Works Bleach Automatic Toilet Bowl Cleaner is a 3.5 oz. tablet that is approximately 3” in diameter and 5/8” thick.
We saw an effect from the The Works Bleach Automatic Toilet Bowl Cleaner immediately. Not “almost immediately,” but literally, the moment it hit the bottom of the toilet tank. There was a light fizzing for a few seconds and the rust buildup inside the tank came away. While this meant that the first three times after that that we flushed our toilet there was rust in the bowl, the fact that it began to clean immediately made a real difference to me.
Moreover, in that bowl, for the past week since we started using the The Works Bleach Automatic Toilet Bowl Cleaner, there has been no return of the orange film inside the bowl. We have not had to clean or scrub the toilet bowl more. That is a pretty significant contrast to one of the other major toilet bowl cleaners (review forthcoming!) and that was a pleasant surprise for us.
Despite the slightly higher cost, The Works Bleach Automatic Toilet Bowl Cleaner works and justifies its cost!
For other household cleaners, be sure to visit my reviews of:
Clorox Lemon Fresh Disinfecting Wipes
OdoBan Eucalyptus Scent Disinfectant
Ultra Palmolive Pure + Caring Dish Soap
For other home and garden product reviews, be sure to visit my Home And Garden Review Index Page for a complete list!
© 2012 W.L. Swarts. May not be reprinted without permission.
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