Best bathroom cleaner: 5 top buys for a sparkling bathroom

The best bathroom cleaners cut through grime, grease and limescale with minimal effort to make cleaning your bathroom easier and more efficient

best bathroom cleaner: white bathroom with plenty of natural light
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If you're on the hunt for the best bathroom cleaner, you've come to the right place. While there are some people who actively enjoy cleaning, for most of us it's a job that we'd prefer to get finished as quickly possible. Fortunately, the best bathroom cleaner can do that, removing soap scum, limescale, and tough stains with minimal scrubbing required.

Check out our pick of the best bathroom cleaning products below if you're on a mission to make cleaning your bathroom an easier and more efficient task. Then, for more gorgeous bathroom ideas to copy head over to our feature.

The best bathroom cleaners

best bathroom cleaner: Astonish Bathroom Cleaner

1. Astonish Bathroom Cleaner

The best bathroom cleaner: this spray will have your bathroom gleaming in no time

Specifications
Best for: All rounder
Type: Spray
Size: 750ml
Reasons to buy
+Cruelty-free and vegan+Removes the toughest of stains
Reasons to avoid
-Can't be used on marble, enamel baths, limestone and porous surfaces

This bathroom cleaning product can remove limescale, soap scum and tough stains, leaving your surfaces bright and clean. A great product for deep cleaning your bath in particular, it removes watermarks with ease. 

As for the rest of the bathroom, your taps and shower head will be sparkling in minutes. Simply spray the product onto your surface and leave for one or two minutes. Wipe clean with a damp cloth or sponge and you're done!

It should be noted though, that it can't be used on marble, enamel baths, limestone and porous surfaces. For these surfaces use Astonish Cream Cleaner

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Vamoose Bathroom Cleaner

2. Vamoose Bathroom Cleaner

Best bathroom cleaner for scent: a deep foaming cleaner that smells particularly pleasant

Specifications
Best for: Scent
Type: Spray
Size: 1ltr
Reasons to buy
+Smells great+Leaves glass super clean+Suitable for septic tanks
Reasons to avoid
-Not suitable for use on copper or brass fittings

As well as being pretty incredible at removing soap scum, this bathroom cleaner also smells surprisingly pleasant. In fact, some may go as far as to say that it actually smells nice.

Great on taps, tiles, shower screens and baths, it removes stains without having to scrub. You simply spray the product onto your surface and wipe clean – it's as easy as that. For limescale or heavy soiling, leave to soak for two to three minutes before wiping.

You can't use it on copper or brass fittings, but in our opinion, this is the best bathroom cleaner for those who want a sparkling bathroom but don't like the usual bleach-y smell.

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best bathroom cleaner: Ecover Bathroom Cleaner

3. Ecover Bathroom Cleaner

Best eco-friendly bathroom cleaner: choose this bathroom cleaner if you're conscious about protecting the planet

Specifications
Best for: Eco
Type: Spray
Size: 500ml
Reasons to buy
+Eco-friendly+Cruelty free and vegan+Suitable for septic tanks
Reasons to avoid
-Can't be used on marble and natural stones

Made using plant-based ingredients, this eco-friendly bathroom cleaner is the best choice for those who are trying to be more green. Especially as the bottle is 100 per cent recyclable.

Oh, and it also does a pretty good job at cutting through soap scum and limescale. Spray bathroom cleaner on to your surfaces and wipe dry with a cloth; for tough stains leave for a few minutes before rinsing with water.

It's worth noting that it can't be used on marble and natural stones, and if you're thinking of using on painted surfaces, it's a good idea to test it on a hidden area first.

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best bathroom cleaner: Biomex Miracle Kitchen & Bathroom Multi Surface Cleaner

4. Biomex Miracle Kitchen & Bathroom Multi Surface Cleaner

Best solid bathroom cleaner: this multi-purpose cleaner works wonders on metals and more

Specifications
Best for: Metals
Type: Cleaning stone
Size: 500ml
Reasons to buy
+Comes with sponge+Lasts for a long time+Nice smell+Natural
Reasons to avoid
-Some may prefer a spray

Aside from effectively cleaning bathrooms, this solid cleaner removes dirt, limescale, oil, calcium build-up and grease while leaving a fresh lemon scent behind.

Non-abrasive and organic, it features only biological and biodegradable ingredients to dissolve grease and grime from your household surfaces. Use on your taps and shower head for a guaranteed shine. It comes with a sponge, which needs to be moist before use. Wipe the sponge on the Bio-Mex, squeeze to produce a foam and you're off. Rinse with a damp cloth and wipe with a dry cloth to see the effect.

You can also use it on your pots and pans for a real transformation. And because it's extremely concentrated, it'll last for ages.

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best bathroom cleaner: Power & Gentle ECOlogical Bathroom Cleaner

5. Lakeland Power & Gentle ECOlogical Bathroom Cleaner

Best gentle bathroom cleaner: this fume-free sprays is surprisingly effective, despite its gentle ingredients

Specifications
Best for: Fume-free
Type: Spray
Size: 500ml
Reasons to buy
+Fume free+Eco
Reasons to avoid
-Not suitable for use on marble or granite

Fume-free with a pleasant hint of sweet basil, this bathroom cleaner isn't just eco-friendly, but it's also gentle on your surfaces and the planet.

It can shift soap scum and limescale effectively, and the bottle is biodegradable. To use, just shake, spray and wipe clean with a damp cloth – easy peasy. It's best not to use it on marble or granite though, as it may cause damage.

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How to buy the best bathroom cleaner

When it comes to buying the best bathroom cleaner, it's worth thinking carefully about the space you're looking to clean. We'd recommend bearing the following factors in mind:

Application method

While bathroom cleaners often come in the form of spray bottles, one product on our list is a cleaning block that works once water is added.

Best for...

We've got something for everyone, whether you're eco-conscious, looking for a nice-smelling cleaner or something to leave your taps shining.

Remember:

As with the majority of cleaning products, before you apply a bathroom cleaner, you should open your windows to allow fresh air to circulate. 

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