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I've always used Domestos Zero Limescale. I love the job that it does. You pour it in, going around the toilet bowl and under the rim, squeeze as much as you need and let it do the work. The gel is thick, and doesn't have the horrible cheap bleach smell, so you can leave it in for a while, and then just flush, and voila, toilet looks amazing. Of course, I do think of the aquatic life I am destroying, but the toilet is really clean and always guest ready.
It's always been a 5 star for me, but then one day I put it to a real test and it performed like an ace.
We had moved into a new house, and the previous occupants have told us that some unqualified workers had poured cement down one of the toilets (I don't know why, one of life's unanswered questions, I think). It was a struggle to flush it, understandably. It certainly looked quite bad. We tried to chisel it out, but didn't want to break the toilet bowl, and weren't having much success anyway.
IN a moment of absolute genius, I wondered whether my trusted DOmestos Limescale would make a difference. I didn't hold out much hope, after all, as we were told, that was cement, and you can't melt cement. I've poured a bottle down the toilet and left it overnight. It was amazing to see that what they (and we) thought was cement was actually a big load of limescale! And Domestos was taking care of it! We couldn't chisel it out, but we managed to get rid of it with a gel. How amazing is that? I won't pretend that it was perfectly clean from the first go, it took 2 more doses of Domestos to get it absolutely beautifully white, but it took no effort at all.
After the toilet bowl that we had, I truly believe Domestos has absolutely no limitations. If you want a perfectly clean toilet bowl you can:
1 - get a maid
2 - Get Domestos, much cheaper and does such an amazing job, with no real effort, and you can often find it on offer for just £1.00
Why I bought it
On a recent house renovation, amongst other things, I needed to clean the bathroom, including a toilet that hadn't been looked after for at least a year. There was a big build up of limescale around the rim, along the water line and under the water at the bottom.
I went searching at our local Wilkinsons for a variety of cleaning products and found this on offer that I thought might have a chance at getting that horrible toilet clean..
Packaging and Price
Domestos Zero Limescale, toilet limescale remover, comes in a 750ml black bottle with an angled lime green lid, and a predominantly bright green label. The angled lid , is child-proof, but for once not also adult proof, and removing it reveals a small angled nozzle about 2mm in diameter.
The bottle is slight squeezable allowing the bottle to be aimed exactly where it is wanted and squeezing out the product under the rim and around the bowl is aided by the angled nozzle. Beware though, the nozzle is not non-drip so the product will start flowing as soon as the bottle is tipped.
I picked my bottle up for just 1 pound on offer at Wilkinsons, but I believe the normal price is 1.99.
Does it works
Well yes, I can honestly say it really does. I squirted this all around the toilet bowl and rim one evening. The liquid , though flowing out of the nozzle freely, has the consistency of unset jelly, and sticks well where it is squirted. It has a overall smell of pine mixed with bleach which is not unpleasant at all, though fairly strong. The liquid/gel has a luminous green colour as it leaves the bottle, but this turns blue wherever it hits water or moisture.
The next morning Iwent to look at my toilet with some hope. I could still see the limescale as it was the day before, and all of the product had sunk down into the water. But it had obviously done its job, and completely softened the limescale, as a simple swish round with the toilet brush as I flushed the toilet, removed it all , leaving the toilet white and fresh and clean. T
This evening I have put it down my own toilet as an experiment to see how quickly it works. My toilet is much cleaner than the one I bought this product for, but we live in a very hard water area so a bit of limescale is inevitable. After one hour, the little bit of limescale build up around the rim was gone, although there was still a bit of limescale in the bottom of the toilet, although most was removed, again with the help of the toilet brush, so maybe next time I'll leave it a couple of hours.
On the front it this product has a small logo from www.sustainable cleaning.com suggesting that it may not be too environmentally evil. So I checked out this website and find that the symbol means Unilever, the manufacturere, has signed a sustainability charter.
On the other hand, the back of the packaging has a sign indicating that the product is corrosive and should not be mixed with any other cleaning products. So all-in-all I am a bit confused.
But many times, on a clean up, I find that I will use far less of a good strong product, than if I try to user a milder productI that only does half a job for twice the amount. I think, all-in-all this is a product for ocassional use only, perhpas once a month to keep a toilet limescale free., which it does very well, and on this basis I am happy to recommend it.
I used to always use Harpic in my toilet but on my recent trip to Sainsburys this 750ml bottle of Domestos Zero Limescale bottle was on offer for 99p so I decided to grab this instead.
It comes in a black bottle which looks really harsh in the bathroom but also blends in as a cleaning product so my daughter knows not to touch this and stays well clear! The packaging is the usual type for toilet liquid products with a protruding lid for an easy spout to apply it under the rim of the toilet bowl. It has a child safety lid which to me seems a bit flimsy and easy to open compared to the Harpic and general bleach variety but at least it's a precaution it has.
This comes in a variety of scents - the picture shows the lemon one with a yellow lid and yellow label but I picked up the Aquamarine scent which has a turquiouse-ish blue lid and label. The Domestos liquid itself is also blue and comes out in a REALLY thick (thicker than Harpic which I had been using previously) liquid substance. The packaging does state it is 3 x thicker than ordinary toilet limescale remover and I have to agree with this claim. I found the hole relatively small so I have to give it a good squeeze to get the Domestos Limescale remover to come out of the bottle.
It's super easy to use and I find the smell really pleasant and neutralises any unpleasant loo smells efficiently! I usually use this by squeezing around the rim of the toilet bowl and leave it overnight to work it's magic. In the morning, one quick flush of the loo and it looks really pristine and clean and I am yet to see any limescale make an appearance! The bottle recommends to leave it for 30 minutes, fully covering the toilet bowl and I think this would probably suffice as it does seem really strong and maybe I am over doing it a bit...oops....but you can never have a toilet too clean anyway!
Overall I think this is a brilliant toilet limescale remover liquid and I would definitely re-buy this brand in future...here's to hoping it stays the same price of 99p!
Just recently I've noticed limescale building in my loo, mainly around the waterline, I have tried lemon juice and vinegar and these remove it to a degree but never clear it completely. I had a look in my local Tesco and spotted Domestos Zero Limescale, which promises to destroy all germs and remove 100% of limescale, this sounded just what I needed.
Domestos Zero Limescale is sold in a black plastic bottle with a shaped top so the liquid can be directed under the rim, the lime green lid is a safety cap which needs to be pressed in 2 places to remove it. The label on the front is mainly lime green in colour and has the blue Domestos logo on it. Below this it informs the customer that this is Zero Limescale remover for the toilet and is 3 times thicker, this is referring to other limescale removers, it also stated that the liquid "grips below the waterline".
The back of the label gives the ingredients, directions for use, a small statement about the product and a few warnings as the product is corrosive.
Domestos Zero Limescale has a strong chemical smell as you might expect but it also has a slight lime smell too giving it quite a fresh smell. The liquid is a green colour and has the consistency of a thick bleach. To use the limescale remover the instructions state you need to apply the liquid neat all around the toilet bowl until it is entirely covered, this is easy to do with the little angled nozzle that ensures the liquid gets right up under the rim, the bottle is quite easy to squeeze although those with joint and hand problems may well struggle. The cleaner should be left for 30 minuets before you flush the toilet.
I followed the instructions and coated the toilet bowl with the Domestos Zero, the lime green liquid does cling well to the sides and it doesn't take long before the whole bowl is coated, once the liquid hits the water it turns blue however in my opinion it doesn't seem to grip below the waterline, it seems to gather in the bottom of the bowl but as all the water had turned blue I thought it must be doing something.
I waited the required 30 minuets and flushed the loo, the Domestos Zero had certainly clung to the sides of the bowl and it took a couple of flushes to remove it all, the Domestos left a slight foam in the toilet and it certainly smelt fresh, once the foam had disappeared I was very pleased to see that the limescale had disappeared too, my loo was left smelling and looking clean and fresh and most importantly no limescale. I have continued to use Domestos Zero a couple of times a week and my toilet remains limescale free.
Domestos Zero is available in most major supermarkets where it costs £2.00 in Tesco, however its currently half price here, Asda have it for £1.99 and Sainsburys £1.95, I would personally be happy to pay full price for this although I intend to stock up on a couple of bottles from Tesco while its half price.
I certainly wouldn't hesitate to recommend Domestos Zero and intend to continue using it.
After 8 months of coping with with a toilet bowl that looked like it had been used by 100 people and never been flushed, I decided to invest in a powerful limescale remover. While shopping at asda last week I picked up a bottle of Domestos zero limescale for a promo price of £1. I immediately squeezed a heap of it down the toilet and let it sit for 30 mins then flushed. I was absolutely amazed at the results, it had removed about 40% of the limescale and I was able to see some yellow porcelin at the bottom of my newly clean toilet (yes you heard right I have a oh so attractive yellow bathroom suite). I have since continued to use it and my toilet is almost clear apart from small patches of limescale which are proving tough to remove. The product does require you to use a little elbow grease to scrub it clean but I dont mind considering how shocking the toilet was before. Im now hoping that using this product at bit more and scrubing hard will remove the rest of the limescale.
One thing is for certain this does exactly what is says on the tin and I will recommend this product to anyone it is super.
Domestos Zero Limescale remover is one of the better limescale removers on the market. For a 750ml large black and green rather 'aggressive looking' plastic bottle you can buy this for around £2.30 from most supermarkets. Sometimes they are on offer at buy one get one half price and if they are its good to stock up as this stuff works.
The instructions are easy to read and simple to follow I find. Removing the child proof squeeze and twist top is a little difficult even for adults, but once removed, just squirt the bright green lime smelling thick liquid under and around the rim of the toilet bowl and leave for the recommended amount of time which is for thirty minutes or so.
I always leave it a little bit longer just to make sure its had enough time to work.
The smell is not too powerful at all but is quite fresh in my personal opinion. There is a delicate smell of lime without the overriding smell of bleach I was expecting. Once thirty minutes have elapsed, go back and flush and there will be some gentle green foam in the bottom of the bowl and the cleanest looking toilet you'll have seen in a long time.
This stuff is not only great at removing limescale but also the other nasty brown stains which have been on your loo probably for years and which have been hard if not impossible to get off.
Try this and you will not be disappointed and I really do recommend it.
Review also posted on Ciao as sorehead
**Price and availability**
Domestos Zero Limescale is widely available in supermarkets and household goods shops and currently retails at about £2.00 per bottle. It's frequently on special offer so can be picked up for less than this (I recently got some in a BOGOF offer at my local Tesco's).
Domestos Zero Limescale comes in a black bottle containing 750ml of product. The bottle has a child safety cap and looks a little like the Harpic Power Plus bottle. It comes in aqua and citrus varieties. I am reviewing the aqua version as I didn't particularly want my toilet smelling of citrus! The bottle has an angled top to make applying it under the rim of the toilet easy and indentations along the side to make holding it comfortable and preventing it from slipping out of wet, rubber-gloved hands. The bottle is made of HDPE plastic and can be recycled if facilities are available.
Domestos Zero Limescale is blue liquid with a gel-like consistency. It is one of the Domestos range of high power bleaches, owned by Unilever. Domestos Zero Limescale contains 8% hydrochloric acid and <5% non-ionic surfactants, cationic surfactants and perfume. It is corrosive, causes burns, and contact with skin and eyes should be avoided. It should not be mixed with other products.
I live in a HMO (house of multiple occupancy) which contains a couple of toilets that get heavy use. Let's just say residents move in and out more frequently than the toilets get cleaned sometimes. The toilets suffer badly from limescale buildup below the waterline and around the rim (we live in a hard water area). Although occasional half-hearted attempts to clean have been made, the toilets have not been properly cleaned in years and one word can be used to describe their current condition: GRIM.
"Value range" cleaners have been tried and have proven ineffective at dislodging the limescale and general mankiness - can Domestos Zero Limescale do better?
**Using the product**
The product is very easy to apply. The bottle is just the right shape for squirting under the rim of the toilet and it's easy to control the speed that the product comes out the bottle at. The thick gel clings to and coats the toilet bowl. The blue gel looks hygienic and has a reassuring smell of disinfectant. You just squirt it on and leave it a while. After about 30 minutes, I returned and gave the limescale below the water a few good pokes with the toilet brush, and flushed. I found that if I've left it on a long time, it's necessary to give the toilet bowl a bit of a swish with the brush as you flush, otherwise you might be left with bits of blue gel still coating the toilet bowl.
After one application the toilet bowl was gleaming white and the limescale below the water line was noticeably reduced. It took a further 3 applications per toilet to get rid of all the limescale below the water line. However to be fair there was a lot of limescale there and other products hadn't even touched it so it did a pretty good job.
After a total of 8 applications there is still product leftover in the bottle - I reckon you'd get at least 12 good applications from each bottle. All in all I've never seen our loos look so clean. They look like new and smell fresh and clean too. Domestos Zero Limescale deserves kudos for getting rid of some really stubborn limescale that other products had failed to shift.
i have come across this toilet cleaner from domestos a couple of times now. Its been around for about a year or so i guess now and it is pretty much domestos version of the harpic powerplus. The bottle is even black like the harpic one, but this cleaner is the domestos zero toilet cleaner. The bottle says it destroys limescale and kills the germs breeding in it. Just looking on the tesco website it costs about £1.70, which is quite expensive i think for a toilet cleaner, by its actually a dimilar price to the harpic powerplus too. Personally i like the domestos brand at home but just use the standard bleach which is only about a £.
Anyway for your moneysworth the bottle is your standard bleach plastic bottle with the curved neck and child proof lid. The bottle has all the usual instructions and precautions.
Using it the first time i was taken a back a bit when the green coloured squirted out instead of the usual clear domestos bleach i use at home. This i found was good for making sure the liquid had covered the whole toilet. I normally then leave this on as long as possible whilst perhaps cleaning the rest of the bathroom. When i return the liquid is really thick and you can see that its still clinging under the toilet rim which is the worst place for germs. With it being domestos you can be as sure as you can that any germs are killed. When flushed the loo looks sparkling, with or without a quick scrubs with a toilet brush. The fragrance of this domestos is also different in that it is definitely not the usual domestos chlorine smell. It actually smells of lime and citrus and much more fresh and not overpowering.
Overall this is yet another quality toilet cleaner from domestos. It leaves your loo looking clean and fresh, although i think it is perhaps a little bit expensive so will personally just stick to the usual domestos bleach.
We have three bathrooms in our house, counting our own ensuite. Apart from giving the odd clean around to our main bathroom (which we never use due to having a rather large ensuite) I rarely go into it. However recently we had guests staying, and knowing that they would be using the main bathroom in the house, I knew I needed to give it a really good clean down - not that it was dirty, but I felt it needed to be sparkling. I usually keep a toilet cleaner tucked behind each of the toilets, and I had recently picked up this new Domestos Zero Limescale cleaner in Tesco when it was on offer a couple of weeks ago. At full price, it is rather on the expensive side at aroudn £1.99 for a 750ml bottle, so I was glad to try it out at a more reasonable price. I decided then to give this new toilet cleaner a go on the main bathroom toilet.
The bottle is black in colour, I suppose to emphasise its strength, and mine actually has a turquoise blue lid. On the front it states that this product is three times thicker than other toilet products, and ;grips below the waterline and kills germs'. Like most toilet products, the bottle is shaped well to be able to squirt the liquid underneath the toielt rim. On the back, it adds further claims that it 'sticks to vertical surfaces even below the waterline. The instructions on the back suggest that you leave this product after applying it to your entire toilet bowl for 30 minutes, bfore either flushing or brushing if necessary. I usually like to give it a brush around beofre flushing.
There is no doubt that this product does work in regards to seeing the immediate effects, and the toilet bowl looks sparkling clean, without a hint of limescale. You come away satisfied that it is a job well done. The only problem I have is that it doesn't seem to last. We use a combination of toilet cistern blocks and this toilet limescale removers like this one, and I find that this means I do not have to apply any of the toilet products as frequently, however, I couldn't help but notice, out of all the toilets in the house (the other two I have toilet duck behind each to use) this was the one that seemed to get the dirtiest the quickest, and start to show limescale again the fastest. I have to sat that I have always favoured toielt duck over domestos, usually due to the less bleachy smell, and found it to do a great job, and so I bought this purely because of the offer at the time. I know there will be people who say when you just have to clean it everyday to avoid this, and that no product can work magic, but I do genuinely notice a difference in the length of cleanliness in my toilet bowls when I use toilet duck and this domestos product. DOn't get me wrong, it still does the job at getting rid of limescale and cleaning the toilet bowl, and I will use it until it is at an end, but I certainly wouldn't be purchasing it at full price, as I think toilet duck does a much better, longer lasting job.
I've reviewed the domestos 24 bleach recently but yesterday in tesco i saw the other version of domestos on offer. Domestos zero limescale. It normally costs around £1.75 (i think) but was on offer for 89p. As i said i usually use the regular domestos thick bleach but i have seen this advertised on tele but always thought it was quite expensive for something you essentially chuck down the loo.
Anyhow this domestos comes in a 750ml black plastic bottle with the usual curved neck to reach under the loo rim with a green lid and label. The label says that it destroys limescale and the germs that breed in it even below the waterline. Now we don't get limescale where we are (thank god) but am pleased to see it has the same germ killing qualities of the usual domestos bleach.
My other half has taken the little one out for the day so thought i'd get some cleaning done (theres nothing worse than putting some bleach down the loo only to hear someone flush the loo minutes later). Like most loo cleaners the lid was taken off by clicking and squeezing. Then its just a matter of aiming the bottle under the rim and squirting the liquid around the loo bowl. Two things surprised me here. Firstly the liquid was green instead of the usual clear domestos bleach. This is good because you can see that the whole bowl gets an even covering. Secondly the smell. It was a zangy lime fragrance instead of the usual bleach smell. Quite nice for a loo cleaner actually. Anyhow i close the loo seat and left the bleach to do its germ killing best whilst i cleaned the rest of the bathroom. Its been in the loo for about an hour now so will just nip off to see how it done...
Ok am back. After an hour the bleach was still sticking to the sides especially under the rim which is the worst place for germs so i was pleased about this. Also the zangy smell is still there. Flushing my loo some of the liquid remains, which isn't ideal because it looks a bit messy in my opinion, and not having a toilet brush (hate the germy things) i had to flush a few more times to get of the excess liquid.
Overall this is a really good loo cleaner. Its kills germs and smell great. I probably wouldn't pay full price for it mind because im happy with the usual domestos bleach when it comes to cleaning my loo but i'd definitely recommend it if you want a nice smelling loo cleaner.
I've tried numerous things to rid my toilet of limescale. Various products that promise you it will do the job to no avail and all were rubbish.
At my wits end I decided to give this a go. Now accounting for the fact that at this point I would have been willing to spend £20 on a product if it really worked, I was obviously sceptical. Well you would be at less than £2 wouldnt you. However I was at a total loss as to what else I could try.
After getting it home I put it down my toilet with strict instructions to my family to only use the other toilet in the house. I must admit that I sort of forgot about it, and left it about 24 hours, but wow!!!!
Absaloutely all limescale was gone, I honestly couldnt believe it. Considering my toilet in question is upstairs and we try not to flush it unless really necessary at night (I wont go into details but im sure you know what I mean) because my son is a very poor sleeper , hence we dont want toilets flushing waking him up just as we're going to bed. I'm sure you can imagine the toilet even despite my constant cleaning in the mornings to no avail.
I honestly cant recommend this product enough, it does exactly as it says on the bottle. I would never go back to any other product when it comes to removing limescale in my toilet.
Now for the product itself -
The bottle is 750ml in size and it's recommended you use about 70mls each use. So you get around 10 uses, which may not seem a lot but you wont need to use it every time so well worth the money.
Leave for a minimum of 30 minutes and if required use a toilet brush.
As with most cleaning products be careful when using. Use only in your toilet and dont mix with any other cleaning products in the toilet.
Average price seems to be £1.80 - £2.50 dependant on where you shop.
3 times thicker than most toilet cleaners this will stick to your toilet basin rather than just going straight to the bottom and sitting there making it useless like most other products.
Highly recommended. I genuinely cant think of anything bad to say about this product. I will only be buying this product in future for removing any limescale in my toilet. A really great buy for the price.
This is a review of domestos zero toilet cleaner. It comes in a black plastic 750ml bottle and priced about Ã'£1.50 it can be said to be quite expensive for something you're quite literally pouring down the toilet. I used various harpic, toilet duck and domestos products, but recently i moved into a new house. Now the house looked like it ain't been cleaned for quite a while to say the least, and the loo definitely looked quite with a lot limescale build up that the germs must have thought they found a safe nookie. I'd since this product advertised on tele and immediatley thought of to get some at the supermarket. The bottle claims that the product should be left for an hour to remove limescale and kill all the germs. Squirting the liquid under the rim you immediatley notice green thick gel and citrus frangrance opposed to the usual clear domestos. I covered the loo bowl with the gel and lowered the lid and set cleaning the rest of the bathroom so the last thing i did was give the a loo a flush. I returned after about 30 mins gave it a flush and a good brushing and reapplied the gel. By now most of limescale had gone and after a couple of hours i flushed once again to find a sparkling loo, quite an achievement from its previous state and with it being domestos i could also be shaw that all the germs had been sent packing. Theres something quite reassuring i find with domestos products that all the horrible germs lurking under the toilet rim are going to be killed. Overall i think although the product is quite expensive it is very effective for a deep clean and as a regular cleaner which i used twice a week and last about a month.
Domestos Zero Limescale is an amazing product, and i have been using it since i brought it on special offer 2 for £2, that was a year ago and i am still going strong. For once in my life I don't actually mind paying the full price for something.
Domestos Zero Comes in a scary black bottle with a green lid and top at an angle so you can squeeze it around the top of the toilet with ease.
On the front there is a green sticker on the front that states:-
Zero Lime Scale
Toilet Limescale Remover
Three Times Thicker
Grips Below the Waterline and Kills Germs.
On the back of the bottle is directions of use and tells you how the product sticks below the waterline. It also states all things that can cause you risk and where to store the product e.g.
Out of reach of children (like we all let our kids play with cleaning fluids)
Do not mix with bleach (with this product no need to anyway)
Avoid contact with skin and eyes (I will stick to my Olay)
The bottle is 750ml and costs between £1.97 - £2.67 depending on where you buy it from, this is available in all well known supermarkets e.g. Tesco, Sainsburys, Asda, Waitrose etc.
I give my bathroom a good clean twice a week and a bottle lasts me about 2 months as you do not need loads.
Application is very easy you run the nozzle around the rim of the toilet as the lid is on a slant and the liquid comes out which is green in colour and sticks well to the toilet walls. The liquid then seeps down into the toilet and still clings onto the toilet walls even under the water. You leave the product to work its magic for 30mins and then flush the toilet (as easy as that, and it looks like you have been scrubbing for hours). As the product sticks so well to the toilet even after you have flushed i do tend to go around with a brush to get all product of and then flush again.
I live in a hard water area and limescale can build up very quickly, but this eradicates all limescale and dirt.
Go on treat your toilet, and give this product ago.
Zero Limescale Toilet Limescale Remover.