Product Type: Ecover Household Cleaning
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Ecover toilet cleaner in ocean fresh
Ecover Toilet Cleaner Pine Fresh
Member Name: siberian-queen
Ecover Toilet Cleaner Pine Fresh
Advantages: A nice "green" product and not bleach smelling
Disadvantages: A query of the germ killing properties
Whilst on offer I decided to try the Ecover toilet cleaner; I received mine for just £1 but it is normally priced at around £2 for 750ml, so is dearer than many toilet cleaners.
It looks inconspicuous in its standard white bottle whilst a lot of other brands are bright colours and flashy writing.
Ecover is a brand, which aims to make their products more environmentally, animal and human friendly. They do this by using where ever possible, recyclable products and naturally occurring chemicals and plants extracts which in turn are less harmful to the water ways and plant. Not only this but you can obtain re-fills for you bought product once the bottle is empty. Foe more information and quick guide to where re-fills are available see www.ecover.com
This product is also suitable for use in septic tanks.
On opening the child lock type screw cap I am surprised, not bleach smell knocking me out, in fact I had to sniff it to identify that it was "Ocean Waves".
The bottle has the standard tilt to it with a nozzle on the end so that you can squirt under the toilet rim with ease. No problems on that count, the bottle is pliable and liquid is easily directed to the appropriate places.
The bottle suggests that you squirt in your liquid under the rim and leave for a few minutes and scrub with a toilet brush if needed, and then flush.
****DOES IT DO THE JOB****
It says it is triple action "cleans, decalcifies and freshens"
The liquid itself on squirting is a creamy white colour and has the ocean waves smell, but it is not at all over powering in fact after a few minutes I hardly noticed it. This is good for my lungs I guess but I personally would like the smell to last a little longer so I know I have used it and the toilet remains with that "fresh" smell.
I clean as per instructions sometimes and yes it does clean, not that my toilet is ever horrendously unclean so it doesn't have too much of a task really. Saying that I so leave the cleaner in the toilet bowl to soak overnight sometimes to try and reach the parts I can't. I have to say though I do notice that there is a slight build up of calcification just as the bend of the toilet bowl starts that I can't reach by scrubbing brush. Even after soaking it has not disappeared and I don't recall this with stronger bleach products.
The other downside for people maybe that it does not state whether it has disinfecting properties and it's germ killing capabilities - so I assume there is none and I can't find this on the web page either.
Would I recommend it? Undecided it depends on your stance. Yes as it is a "green" product but I would have to say that if you want a spotless toilet you might need to buy bleach one also and use that occasionally to remove build up of calcification. There is also the unclear issue of whether it's germ killing/disinfectant; you may want something stronger.
Review maybe posted on dooyoo and ciao under the same username.
Summary: A nice "green" toilet cleaner with no strong smells but may lack the extra punch