The best toilet cleaners

Because everyone wants a lavish loo – these are the very best toilet cleaners you can buy

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With the cleaning craze taking over the UK and the average Brit spending over three hours sitting on their loo every week, it's pretty important to buy the best toilet cleaner.

Some toilet cleaners come in the form of liquid in a bottle, some as powder, tablets and rim blocks which sit on the rim of your toilet and work when you flush. Others, like our second pick, are cleaning blocks which sit inside the cistern. It's all down to personal preference. From rim blocks to tablets, powders or just your average bottle of bleach, we've tried and tested all sorts of toilet cleaners here at Real Homes, and these are our pick of the very best.

For more cleaning hacks, visit our cleaning hub page, or find out how to deep clean your toilet with our handy step-by-step guide. For more cleaning recommendations, head to our cleaning sourcebook where we've rounded up 50 home cleaning essentials.


Astonish Toilet Bowl Cleaner Tablets

1. Astonish Toilet Bowl Cleaner Tablets

These cleaning tablets will leave your toilet fresh and sparkling

Best for: All-rounder
Type: Tablets
Size: 10 tablets
Reasons to buy
+Less plastic+No effort required+Cruelty free and vegan
Reasons to avoid
-Tablets cannot come into contact with bleach

To be used as often or as infrequently as you like, these toilet cleaning tablets will blast any limescale, rust or calcium in your toilet bowl so it looks (almost) brand new. They're cruelty free and vegan, and no scrubbing is required to get good results. Simply remove the tablet from its packet, pop it in your toilet and leave for 20 minutes. Then, brush and flush. For a deeper clean, leave overnight or use two tablets together. It should be noted that you shouldn't allow the tablets to come into contact with any form of chlorine bleach.

Ecozone Forever Flush 2000 Toilet Cleaner

2. Ecozone Forever Flush 2000 Toilet Cleaner

This no-fuss toilet cleaner is ideal for busy households

Best for: Ease of use
Type: Blocks
Size: N/A
Reasons to buy
+Little to no maintenance+Eco+Approved by Allergy UK+Long lasting+Safe for septic tanks+Cruelty free and vegan

Lasting for up to 2,000 flushes, this eco-friendly and Allergy UK approved toilet cleaner works wonders. Not only does it ensure your toilet bowl is sanitary, deodorised and protected against limescale and nasty stains, but it's cruelty-free and vegan, too. Pop one of the jars directly into your toilet cistern and your toilet water will turn blue, indicating it's clean. Once the colour has gone, it's time for a new one. It's that simple. 

Bloo Foam Aroma Ocean Mist Fraganced Powder

3. Bloo Foam Aroma Ocean Mist Fraganced Powder

A toilet powder which does a decent job at dissolving limescale

Best for: Limescale
Type: Powder
Size: 500g
Reasons to buy
+Fragrant+Does a good job at removing limescale
Reasons to avoid
-Not to be used with bleach or bleach containing products

Filling your bathroom with fragrance from the first use, this toilet powder is ideal if you have tough limescale on your toilet. A Mrs Hinch fave, simply pour a capful into your basin and watch it fizz and foam. Either flush after a few minutes or leave overnight for a deep clean. Be sure not to use it along with any products that contain bleach, though.

Ecover Toilet Cleaner Pine Fresh

4. Ecover Toilet Cleaner Pine Fresh

An eco-friendly toilet cleaner made from plant-based ingredients

Best for: Eco
Type: Liquid
Size: 750ml
Reasons to buy
+Plant-based+Cruelty-free +Biodegradable+Doesn't have a chemical smell

Plant-based, cruelty-free and completely biodegradable, this is our top pick of the best toilet cleaner for those who are eco-conscious. Not only does it clean your toilet, but it makes sure it's also fresh, limescale-free and great-smelling. All you need to do is squirt some into your toilet bowl and flush. Why not swap your current liquid toilet cleaner for this one to be kinder to the environment?

Bloo Fragrance Switch

5. Bloo Fragrance Switch

A rim block that gives you the option of two fragrances

Best for: Rim block
Type: Rim block
Size: N/A
Reasons to buy
+Two fragrances+Little to no maintenance
Reasons to avoid
-Doesn't smell very powerful

The best rim block toilet cleaner you can buy, it comes in a mixture of two different fragrances: water lily when you flushing and a fresh apple scent when it's dry. This rim block cleans the toilet with every single flush, preventing limescale and dirt build-up. To use, simply pop it on the rim of your toilet so it's facing into your loo. The only downside? In our opinion, it doesn't smell as fragrant as the others on our list.