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  • Australian consumer experts at CHOICE reveal the best and worst toilet cleaners
  • A $2.19 Aldi toilet cleaner has been named the best on the market
  • Judges rated the 21 toilet cleaners for effectiveness and value for money
  • Woolworths Essentials Toilet Cleaner ($2) outperformed water


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A $2.19 toilet cleaner has been named the best on the market after consumer experts put popular supermarket brands to the test.

Aldi Power Force Bright & Clean Oxy Thick Toilet Gel beat stiff competition from major brands such as White King, Duck, Harpic and Bref for the top spot in the 2021 Choice’s toilet cleaner review.

The jury assessed the 21 toilet cleaners on effectiveness and value for your money.

Aldi again topped the ratings at 75 percent, while Woolworths Essentials Toilet Cleaner ($2) and Harpic Platinum Pro-Shield ($2.50) languished at the bottom of the scale after experts found the two products outperformed water. .

Australian consumer experts from CHOICE have revealed the best and worst toilet cleaners

Australian consumer experts from CHOICE have revealed the best and worst toilet cleaners

Choice’s toilet cleaner review

1. Aldi Power Force Bright & Clean Oxy Thick Toilet Gel ($2.19): 75%

2. White King Toilet Gel With Added Stain Remover ($5): 75%

3. Harpic Eco Fresh Biodegradable With Vegetable Vinegar ($5): 70%

4. Bref Active Gel De Luxe ($5): 65%

5. Bref Power Active Gel ($5): 65%

6. Bref Ultimate Gel White Active ($5): 65%

7. Aldi Power Force Clear & Clean Thick Whitening Toilet Gel ($2.19): 60%

8. Coles Ultra Bleach Toilet Gel ($2.30): 60%

9. Duck Foaming Whitening Gel ($5): 60%

10. Strike Bleach Toilet Gel ($2.30): 60%

11. Aldi Green Action Toilet Cleaner ($2.19): 55%

12. Aldi Power Force Power Gel Toilet Cleaner ($2.19): 55%

13. Coles Ultra Toilet Gel ($2.30): 55%

14. Duck Extra Power Toilet Shield ($3.20): 55%

15. Earth Choice Toilet Power Gel ($3.20): 55%

16. Ecostore Antibacterial Toilet Cleaner ($8.40): 55%

17. Harpic White & Shine 10x Actions ($3): 55%

18. Strike Toilet Cleaner Gel ($2.30): 55%

19. Harpic Platinum Pro-Shield ($2.30): 50%

20. Water only: 50%

21. Woolworths Essentials Toilet Cleaner ($2): 50%

Credit: Choice Australia

Aldi scores again with 75 percent

Aldi scores again with 75 percent

White King Toilet Gel With Added Stain Remover ($5) also earned a creditable 75 percent

White King Toilet Gel With Added Stain Remover ($5) also earned a creditable 75 percent

Aldi again topped the ratings with 75 percent. White King Toilet Gel With Added Stain Remover ($5) also earned a creditable 75 percent

Harpic Eco Fresh Biodegradable with Vegetable Vinegar ($5) came in third with 70 percent

Harpic Eco Fresh Biodegradable with Vegetable Vinegar ($5) came in third with 70 percent

Harpic Eco Fresh Biodegradable with Vegetable Vinegar ($5) came in third with 70 percent

White King Toilet Gel With Added Stain Remover ($5) also earned a creditable 75 percent, followed by Harpic Eco Fresh Biodegradable With Vegetable Vinegar ($5) at 70 percent.

The experts only recommended the top three of the 21 products tested.

“Anything that makes cleaning your toilet faster and easier is a welcome addition to any bathroom,” say the experts.

“But toilet cleaners are not all created equal — the best can remove both stubborn stains and particles, but the bad ones are no better than cleaning with plain water.”

At the bottom of the rankings, Woolworths Essentials Toilet Cleaner ($2), Harpic Platinum Pro-Shield ($2.50) and plain water received the lowest score of 50 percent.

The experts said there were 10 toilet cleaners that missed the mark, with products like Duck Extra Power Toilet Shield ($3.20), Harpic White & Shine 10x Actions ($3) and Ecostore Antibacterial Toilet Cleaner ($8.40) that only 55 percent scored.

Harpic Platinum Pro-Shield ($2.30) and Woolworths Essentials Toilet Cleaner ($2) got the same score as regular water at just 50 percent.

The experts said there were up to 10 toilet cleaners that missed the mark during the test

The experts said there were up to 10 toilet cleaners that missed the mark during the test

The experts said there were up to 10 toilet cleaners that missed the mark during the test

Why you should never just use bleach to clean your toilet

An Australian plumber said regular bleach can damage the glazed finish if used for a long period of time.

“We only recommend cleaning the toilet with a non-chemical cleaner that won’t damage the porcelain glaze, such as soapy water or a non-chemical cleaner,” Mr. Plumber’s Brad told FEMAIL.

‘The same goes for plastic reservoirs.’

Consumer expert Ashley Iredale said the experts put every toilet cleaner to the test by staining white ceramic tile with a NASA specification for fecal test soil.

“The tiles are allowed to dry, spray with a measured dose of toilet cleaner and then scrub with a sponge mounted on a mechanical scrubber so that each tile gets exactly the same number of scrubs, at the same speed and pressure,” he explained.

“The reflectance of the tiles is measured before and after cleaning using a sensitive spectrometer to determine how much dirt has been removed, which determines our overall score.”

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