I'm sure that I'm not alone here when I say that cleaning my bathroom is one of the WORST housekeeping chores. I hate getting down on my hands and knees, scrubbing a dirty toilet and I really detest that disgusting toilet bowl brush. You can dress it up with a lovely container, but we all know the germs and filth that is lurking on that brush.
Thankfully, SC Johnson has designed a system to not only clean your toilet bowl, without the nasty brush, but also keep it clean in-between cleanings so that you don't have to scrub it so often. I was lucky enough to review the Scrubbing Bubbles Fresh Brush 2-in-1 Starter Kit as well as the Scrubbing Bubbles Toilet Cleaning Gel.
MAX refills suggested retail price (8 ct): $4.39
Flushables refills suggested retail price (12 ct): $4.39
The manufacturer suggested retail price for the Scrubbing Bubbles® Toilet Cleaning Gel is $4.19.
Scrubbing Bubbles® Fresh Brush™ Toilet Cleaning System
Scrubbing Bubbles® Fresh Brush™ is the only toilet cleaning system with different cleaning pads to tackle both tough stains and quick touch-ups:
- The Scrubbing Bubbles® MAX pad cuts through tough stains like hard water, limescale and rust; once you’re done cleaning the pad can be thrown away.
- Scrubbing Bubbles® Flushables are great for quick cleaning and daily touch-ups and can be flushed away when finished.
- Specially designed, the curved handle lets you get into hard to reach places like under the rim of the bowl.
- The handle can be hung on the side of the tank for easy storage.
Scrubbing Bubbles® Toilet Cleaning Gel
Scrubbing Bubbles® Toilet Cleaning Gel keeps toilet bowls clean and fresh in between regular deep cleanings:
- Once a gel disc is stamped onto the toilet bowl, it clings and lasts up to seven days before dissolving away and is available in three scents: Fresh Clean, Fresh Mountain Morning, and Citrus Action
- Each time the toilet is flushed, a small amount of gel dissolves, circulates around the toilet bowl, quickly coating the surface to prevent buildup of limescale and toilet rings. With each flush, the gel releases a fresh scent.
- It is easy to use and more hygienic than traditional clip-on toilet bowl cleaners, because you don’t have to touch it when you replace it.
Thank goodness I received the Scrubbing Bubbles Fresh Brush 2-in-1 Starter Kit today, since I actually was planning on rolling up my sleeves and conquering the toilets! I absolutely hate reusing that disgusting toilet brush, but didn't know there were too many other options. The Fresh Brush 2-in-1 kit is actually called that because it has two different kinds of brushes included. You get two of the heavy duty brushes which have a scrubbing pad on the end, to remove tough stains, and you get four of the flushable pads which look more like a small mop head.
These are great for everyday touch-ups, or as I like to say, when Pablo Picasso stops by to paint a mural in your toilet bowl! I also received the Toilet Cleaning Gel which actually sticks to the inside of your bowl and releases a small amount of cleaning solution every time you flush.
I began by scrubbing my toilets with the heavy duty max pad included in the Scrubbing Bubbles Fresh Brush 2-in-1 kit. It really did work just as well as my old wire brush and removed the dark ring around the bowl easily. The max pad was easily disposed of in the trash too, so I didn't have to worry about storing it in a stinky, germ-ridden container. Also, the pad comes infused with Scrubbing Bubbles toilet cleaner, so you don't have to use a separate toilet bowl cleaner either.
I then went over the bowl with the flushable touch-ups pads. I guess this step wasn't really necessary, but I wanted to see how they worked. I liked that these pads came with a citrusy smelling cleaner and they made the entire bowl smell fresh. Finally, I used the Scrubbing Bubbles Toilet Cleaning Gel and easily stamped one of these discs to the inside of the toilet bowl. It was super easy to do and now I knew that my clean bowl would stay that way for a while!
I'm so glad that Scrubbing Bubbles invented a quick, easy and SANITARY way to clean the toilet bowl, which is my least favorite chore! The Fresh Brush 2-in-1 is geared to handle your toughest jobs as well as the daily "murals" quickly and effortlessly. The max pads can easily be thrown in the trash and the touch-up pads are flushable. They're also infused with toilet bowl cleaner already, thus eliminating that step.
I also really liked how quick and easy it is to apply the Toilet Cleaning Gel, once the bowl is clean. Each disc lasts for one week and you can actually see when it's gone and time to stick another one on. I think my grimy toilet bowl brush has finally hit the road for good!
Disclosure: I received the Scrubbing Bubbles Fresh Brush 2-in-1 Starter Kit and the Scrubbing Bubbles Toilet Cleaning Gel from SC Johnson in order to facilitate my review. No other compensation was received. This product review is based on my own personal experiences with this item and is completely honest and objective.
I'm a former 7th grade Science teacher turned stay-at-home mom that lives in Houston, Texas. I am married to my college sweetheart and have a beautiful daughter named Riley, who definitely keeps me on my toes! I am also involved in starting a small business which would both manufacture and sell an invention that I've patented, called Toothpaste 2 Go. I love interacting with my readers and hope to learn as much about you as you learn about me!