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I always use toilet wipes now and the ones I am using at present are the Parazone type which I buy from tesco for only one pound for a pack of forty wipes. I consider this to be really excellent value for money as these are a quality wipe. These wipes are larger than you might expect they are housed in a resealable pack and they are so effective and easy to use on and around the loo. The wipes are nice and moist but not overly wet. They are white in colour and look not dissimilar to the toilet wipes I also use for personal use. as I stock both of these wipes next to my toilets, unfortunately my husband has made the mistake of using the wrong wipe on his bum on the odd occasion. The result was a stinging bottom which lasted a few minutes, but nothing more harmful than that ! I use these wipes during the week whenever the loo has been used and I just want to keep the seat and surrounding area fresh and clean and germ free. I also use them around the wash hand basin and the taps and I love the fact that they can simply be disposed of very quickly and easily by simply popping into the toilet and flushing away. One pack of forty of these wipes usually last me about six weeks before I need to replace them. They kill up to ninety nine percent of germs and bacteria and they just give me peace of mind that I am keeping my loo area nice and clean and fresh before it gets a good clean at the weekend. I cannot fault these wipes, they are strong and smell fresh and not heavily perfumed though I can detect a smell of bleach on them. Overall, I am very pleased with them and have to highly recommend them.
*caution! Review contains numerous wee references!*
I'm sure I'm not the only lady that lives with a man who finds it difficult to hit the toilet bowl! I do not see what is so difficult about aiming. Because of this, I try to clean the toilet everyday. Previously, I was using one of the green and yellow sponges with bleach or 'Flash' on it to scrub the bowl and seat. However, this soon became annoying having to don my marigolds every day to scrub wee splatters. I saw these while doing my online shopping at Asda's when they were on offer for £1 per packet. Thinking that this would save me a lot of time and effort I purchased 2 packets.
They come in a pack of 40 wipes. They have a typical toilet cleaning product smell which is not entirely unpleasant but the smell soon disappears after use. It does not leave the toilet smelling fresh like flash or bleach does.
To use, you open the packet on the front with a lift up sticker. They aren't easy to pull out if you are wearing rubber gloves which I prefer to do when touching products filled with chemicals. I have tried to use it when not wearing gloves and it is not much easier. The wipes seem to be packed in a peculiar way so you have to dig around in the packet to find the edge of one to pull it out. Once you have the wipe out of the packet, you wipe it over whichever area you want cleaning and can pop it down the toilet to flush away. I find that the wipes are far too thin to do the job they are supposed to do. My finger always pokes through the fabric no matter how gentle I am or how many times I fold it over to make it thicker.
Results-wise, I can only sum them up as rubbish! While they might wipe the wee off if it's done straight away, if my partner has tinkled on the seat in the night and I go to wipe off the yellow stain in the morning it doesn't come off even when scrubbing hard which, as I said before, results in your finger sticking through the wipe. I don't expect these to replace cleaning the toilet properly, but I do expect them to get rid of the odd bit of wee or poo that might lurk on the toilet seat.
I like the idea of the wipes getting rid of germs so I do still use them every morning to give me peace of mind that germs are being banished. We have a baby who loves to bang on the toilet seat if she gets into the bathroom so the toilet needs to be as clean as possible.
As you can probably tell, I am not a fan of these wipes and won't be repurchasing. They are the first ones I have tried so I am going to find another brand to give the concept another chance. Surely they can't all be as thin and ineffective as these?
Parazone Flushable Toilet Wipes
Toilet cleaning is one of these necessary chores that is essential because I like a clean, gleaming toilet. I usually buy whichever bleach and cleaning products look the best value on the day in whichever supermarket I happen to be in, in fact I quite often buy bleach from Lidl as it is usually cheap and Lidl is handy for work. However, for piece of mind I balance their budget bleach with more powerful named cleaners. One of the toilet wipes I tend to buy quite a lot is the Parazone version because it represents good value for money.
This item is spotted on the shelves in a blue bag type wrapper and the Parazone logo clearly emblazoned across the front.
I tend to alternate cleaning the pan with plain bleach and a cleaning product. However, these days I always do the seat, rim and rest of the toilet with disposable wipes. Not only is this wholly convenient, but more hygienic too.
The Parazone wipes are thinner than some on the market and it is necessary to ensure the packet is closed after each use to prevent drying out, but they leave the toilet bright and clean looking. They have a mild, clean slightly bleachy fragrance. When you first use the wipes it is necessary to open the tab on the resealable front section of the packet. This is easily done and so long as you reseal carefully each time they do last well, however, it is necessary to burb the air out of the bag when the pack is about third of the way empty by squashing it flat as you seal, this is an easy enough habit to get into and ensures the wipes staying moist until the end. The wipes are perforated, but attached together, therefore if required you can use 2 or more at once. As mentioned I use these on all except the main bowl, I do also use them sometimes to ensure the taps are germ free and for a quick spruce up of the basin, tiles and even the floor after little boy mistakes. The wipes also work on the glass fittings at our holiday cottage and leave the shower room bright and fresh.
Parazone claim "Cracking Down on Toilet Germs." The wipes kill toilet germs such as E. Coli, Salmonella and Listeria. They are flushable and at our old home with mains drainage we did flush with no problems, here with a cesspit and old narrow drainage I don't risk flushing anything I don't have to!
CONCLUSION: An effective cleaning product for the toilet.
PRICE & AVAILABILITY:
Each pack holds 40 wipes, so at the usual price of around £1.50 - £1.80 they are quite good value. I try and stock up when they are on offer at around £1.00 though, which is excellent value. Available from Sainsbury's, Morrison's, Superdrug and I'm sure other locations too.
I hope you found my review useful and thanks for reading.
Update 26/12/13: Having now tried Asda wipes for a few weeks, I am downgrading this to 4 stars.
I had planned to potty train my daughter this summer, so before I started I wanted to have some toilet wipes handy so I could give the toilet or the potty a quick wipe after each use to keep the germs at bay, before giving it a thorough clean after her bedtime. One pack, that I have seen my Mum use before are these Parozone FLushable Toilet wipes, which cost me £1 in Tesco, as you can currently get two packs for £2, which I thought was pretty good value.
Each pack contains 40 wipes. These wipes are anti bacterial as well as being non bleach. They have a 99.9% germ kill claim, and have the advantage of being flushable which is handy. I have used other parozone toilet cleaning products so am used to the brand, and confident in its effectiveness.
The main reason I got these wipes as I said was to clean both the toilet and/or potty when my daughter started toilet cleaning. I tend to use cistern cleaners and under the rim toilet cleaners to go everyday toilet cleaning, but for toilet training, I wanted something handy and quick. On the first day of toilet training, my daughter only wanted to use the toilet seat that I had sitting on the main toilet, so after every attempt, I was able to use these wipes to give the toilet seat a wipe and then flush it away. Strangely enough on the second day of potty training, my daughter insisted on using the potty, not the toilet, and again after use and the contents disposed down the toilet, I was able to use one of these wipes to give the potty a quick clean after rinsing it out, and I was happy that I was keeping the germs at bay until I have more time to clean it properly in the evening. My daughter now uses both the potty and the main toilet so I still make use of these wipes in both quite a few times a day, and so a pack of these wipes only lasts me about a week, but at the price I paid, that's reasonable. The fact that these wipes are flushable is a brilliant added feature as I don't have to start taking them to a bin to dispose of them.
All in all, I will continue to purchase these wipes for the duration of my daughter using a potty and a toilet seat as they are a great way to clean them quickly and sufficiently to keep the germs at bay.
Title should read 'PAROZONE'.
===Why I Bought This===
Some cleaning jobs are worse than others, and the ones that you have to be more particular about are those involving germs - and the toilet is one place that always need cleaning on a daily basis..
I always try and buy antibacterial wipes for using in my bathroom as they are so quick and easy to use.
Jeyes are a UK company founded in 1877. Begun when John Jeyes patented his famous cleaning solution - known to all as 'Jeyes Fluid' and still on sale today. Jeyes focus on cleaning products and have held the Royal Warrant since 1896.
Blue plastic pouch with image of toilet on front.
Jeyes Parozone Toilet Wipes.
Kills toilet germs and are flushable.
40 wipes per packet.
'Cracking down on toilet germs' - these wipes kill germs including:
Wipe over toilet surfaces, seat lid and cistern handle and flush away.
Maximum of three wipes per flush.
They recommend using Parozone Strong Bleach inside toilet.
By Appointment to Her Majesty The Queen.
Not for personal hygiene use, avoid contact with eyes and wash hands after use.
Not to be used with other cleaners and not suitable for macerator toilets.
Jeyes website claims Parozone - 'Kills all toilet germs wherever they are. Why settle for 99%? Parozone kills 100% of toilet germs, giving you total reassurance that your loo is clean and safe.'
Parozone Toilet Wipes are available in Original, Citrus, Lavender and Orange fragrances. They also do Big Wipes.
£1.50 per pack of 40 wipes but often on offer at Tesco as 2 for £2.
Primarily I buy wipes for cleaning the toilet, so these that are designed especially for toilets are fine for me.
I keep packets of wipes by the toilet so all it needs is a quick wipe over the system, handle and toilet seat and those parts are clean.
I always buy wipes as I do not want to have germ infested clothes to wash. I usually buy whichever wipes are on offer with Tesco Online Grocery - the only problem I would say I have with these wipes is that they are quite small, about 4 x 6 inches and I have to use two at a time to be able to clean and also keep my hands away from the germy surfaces, but that is no problem as they are quite reasonable to buy anyway.
A good thing with these wipes is that they are officially 'flushable'. I tend to flush any wipes I buy without checking so I am glad that these say they can be disposed of down the toilet - living is expensive enough without needing your pipes unblocked.
I find this a really quick way of cleaning the toilet while the bath is running or just before having a shower. I only use these for the top areas of the toilet and of course use another cleaner and brush for the actual pan part. I always clean the toilet bowl at a different time to wiping down the seat etc so as not to mix my cleaners.
An interesting fact from Jeyes is that they actually do claim to kill 100% of toilet germs - whereas all other cleaners tend to err on the side of caution by only claiming to kill 99.9%. I have always wondered what the 0.1% that got way could be but did read in someone's review that it was to protect themselves from resistant bugs that have evolved and might not succumb to the chemicals they use. But I am no scientist so you can read up on that yourselves.
===Would I Recommend?===
I like to have a clean toilet and with two small children I find I need to clean mine daily. I first discovered these wipes when my youngest was potty training and found them very handy to quickly clean up.
Cost and stockist:
These wipes are widely available from most major supermarkets and often in the £1 shops as well I purchased mine today in Tesco for £1.00n they are normally around £1.50.
Obviously these are for cleaning toilets but they not only clean but also kill germs as well I mentioned that they are useful to clean your toilet when you have small children, I also found them to be very useful when we were all ill as it made it very easy to clean up and as they just flush away keeping up with the germs even when unable to function fully!
We also go on holiday abroad to caravan sites and although the majority of toilet stops were very clean it is very reassuring to have these available. We also have to clean the caravan and as I am on holiday I want my simple and easy cleaning wipes as I really do not want to be cleaning all the time so a once over with these takes a minute and then it's off to the pool much better cleaning!
I do recommend these wipes as they are a good quick fix and although they are not the most economical or environmentally friendly way of cleaning for holidays in particular they are great for when you have not got all of your cleaning kit to hand and they are very economical on space as well
These flushable antibacterial wipes from Parozone are designed specifically for cleaning toilets. They also are purported to get rid of e.coli, listeria and salmonella bugs too. There are 40 wipes in each packet and typically you can pick them up for around £1 and I often find them cheaper in Home & Bargain and find them more expensive in the big supermarkets, but approximately £1.
==Why do I use them?==
I like to use flushable wipes as I don't like the idea of cleaning the toilet with a cloth, rinsing it out and using it again a few days later. To me, that just sounds like it would encourage bugs to grow, even if I Dettol'd or bleached the cloth, I wouldn't feel confident that it wasn't breeding germs, so without using a new cloth each time I wanted to clean the toilet, the Parozone flushable wipes are a good option.
I find that the wipes stay quite wet in the packet, until there are only a few left. I often have to throw the last few away as they have dried out, despite me sealing up the packet again. I also think the wipes are a little bit too small, so I find myself using several each time I clean the toilet. I was slightly worried about flushing them down the toilet in case it blocked, but as they are thinner than double-velvet cushioned toilet paper, I figure they must be OK. We haven't experienced any problems...yet. Due to the fact I have to throw the last few dry wipes out, this makes them less value for money, but due to the reasons stated above, I prefer to use a disposable wipe when cleaning the toilet.
The wipes don't seem to have much of a scent, you can buy lemon ones too which smell a bit nicer but overall they just smell of cleaning product. They tend to do a good job and I can only assume they kill bugs and germs well. I personally prefer Dettol wipes as they are better value and larger for cleaning the loo.
I bought these first when they were on offer for £1 for a pack of 40 wipes. I thought it would make cleaning the toilet easier and quicker. (Also there would be no excuses... my husband could no longer say he wasn't sure which cloth or cleaner he was supposed to use!). In our household too, it would stop my daughter from picking up cloths etc and using them to clean things!
-- The Product --
Parazone Citrus Flushable Toilet Wipes. The packaging is bright yellow plastic, with a plastic tab you lift up to remove a wipe. The wipes themselves aren't very big and the edges are folded. The wipes are very moist and have a strong smell of citrus, which I like. You have to ensure you shut the tab properly after using otherwise the wipes will dry out. The toilet wipes kill germs such as E.coli, samonella and listeria. The ingredients are: 5-15% Ethanol, Less than 5% Nonionic Sufactants, Perfume: Hexyl Cinnamal, Limonene, Disinfectant. Obviously I keep this product out of the way so children cannot reach it.
-- How to use --
The wipes are very simple to use .... I usually unfold the wipe and use it to wipe around the cistern, then the the toilet seat, underneath the seat and around the rim of the toilet. Then when I have finished flush them down the toilet. Because of the size of the wipes, I think I must use about 3 wipes at a time. (Sometimes I find it difficult to separate the wipes from each other in the packet).
-- Price and Availability --
These packets of wipes are available in most supermarkets. At the moment they are £1.50 in Tesco's which works out as 4pence per wipe. You can get these cheaper in pound shops, which if I do go into I tend to buy a couple of these packs.
-- Overall --
Overall I do like these wipes, although not the cheapest way to keep your toilet clean. But for me, for speed and ease of cleaning (and also no excuses from anyone else!) and no cleaning cloths left in the bathroom they work for me.
Bathroom cleaning is not an activity that most of us relish. Anything that can be done to make the task easier is very much welcome in my book! The toilet is a hotbed of germs and these are an excellent way to clean the lid, seat, rim and handle. These claim to have a unique antibacterial formula that kills bacteria on contact including all those nasties like E.Coli, salmonella and listeria. These wipes tackle the job with ease and can cut through grime easily.
A bonus for these situations is that they are flushable, meaning that you don't have to worry about disinfecting a reusable cloth, and they won't block the system up. They have a nicely fresh smell, being clean without smelling too much like an industrial strength antibacterial cleaner. They are nice and thick so you don't have to worry about your hand going through them at a difficult moment!
I find these are slightly more expensive than buying a spray and cleaning that way, 40 wipes will set you back about £1.50, however this extra cost is easily offset by the time saving and hygiene improvement. You can also normally find them on offer at supermarkets, I bought two packs for £2 in Tesco
I used to love these wipes but recently had a blockage in the waste pipe and had to call a plumber to investigate. The first thing he asked was "do you use wipes? I didn't know what he meant so he said "Baby wipes? Parozone Wipes?" I told him that indeed we did use Parozone wipes and he said 2Ah, that'll be your problem then".
If anything gets into a pipe and causes even the smallest blockage the wipes catch on it and build up into a solid damp soggy mess that completely blocks the pipe. This is because they don't degrade like normal toilet tissue. It cost £150 to have the blockage removed! I contacted Jeyes, the parent company of Parozone to let them know and got a not very helpful reply saying that their testing showed that the wipes "can pass through unblocked pipes"
Misleading advertising added to awful customer service means that sadly I won't be using these again!
Parazone Flushable toilet wipes sounded like a good idea at the time. I thought they would be quite handy to use to wipe over the cistern loo handle etc, without having to rummage about and get out the cloths and seperate cleaner.
This little pack of 40 wipes cost me just £1 but althought that sounds good, I was disappointed at how small the wipes actually are. The instructions say you just need the one but I tend to personally disagree and think you need at least two as they are really so very small one just is not enough.
They are also very flimsy and I find that they tear easily and are not as stretchy as I was hoping they would be.
The smell is quite pleasant and refreshing, but that it probably the only good thing I can say about them at this point and I have been using the them for the past few months.
I think they do a good job at cleaning but they are just not big enough.
It is really important that you seal the pack up again properly after you have used them as I didn't and they completely dried out and I found I had to re-moisten them myself with a drop of water. Also, word of warning, be sure you are careful WHERE you store these and do not place them next to your moist toilet wipes as if you mix them up (as I did) it is a painful experience indeed if you accidentally wipe one of these over your bottom - it hurst like nobody's business!
Review also posted on Ciao as sorehead
Certain jobs in the world we all hate doing and for me one of those is cleaning around and inside of the toilet bowl but thankfully there is a new helper in the cleaning regime in the form of Parazone flushable toilet wipes but are worth you having by your loo too?
Parazone flushable wipes are antibacterial wipes that allow for you to clean the toilet seat and surrounding area and once your done just flush them down the loo which is simply brilliant. The wipes leave the toilet area clean and fresh without the need for you to have loads of hassles with multiple cleaning products and feel secure in the knowledge that these are designed to breakdown once flushed away which makes them very good for if you have young children as you will regularly need to be cleaning around the toilet area.
The wipes come in a resealable packet so that they will retail their moisture and antibacterial cleaning agents so that no matter how long they are sat there they are still ready for use and with 40 in a pack this is reassuring to know.
The wipes are of a good size and thickness so that you can clean the toilet seat and surrounding area with the confidence that the wipe is not going to simply disintegrate whilst you clean which I have found other (cheaper brand) wipes like this to do.
The wipes are very good value and can normally be found for between £1 and £2 per pack of 40 which is very good for something which for me has become such an invaluable part of our cleaning products we always have stocked.
Overall for me the Parazone flushable toilet wipes offer up the best way to clean around the toilet seat area (an area which many people leave too long and allow to build up bacteria) with ease. The wipes are strong enough and big enough that you can clean quickly and easily and then just flush the used wipe down the toilet which is simply great as it saves time and hassle. I also like the fact that you are flushing away a product you know to be dirty as many other cleaning products can allow for germs to be kept in the air through the likes of laying in a bin or sitting on the side but with this you have confidence that all of the bacteria and germs are long gone.
It might make me a bit odd but I am a neat freak and sometimes there is nothing better than a good cleaning session. I enjoy trying various sprays and creams that are intended for cleaning the bathroom; however sometimes it's nice just to use something simple, quick and convenient.
These toilet wipes from Parazone fall right into that category. I decided to buy these to try them out, rather than faffing about with cloths and bathroom sprays when I cleaned the toilet. Living alone and being naturally obsessively tidy, my bathroom doesn't need much of a clean and these wipes more than suited my needs.
They come in small plastic packets which are blue, orange or yellow depending on which 'fragrance' you buy. I bought the yellow pack which is Citrus. The packets contain 40 wipes which you pull out of the middle of the pack.
Each wipe is about the size of a small tissue when unfolded. The Citrus wipes smelt sharp, lemony and clean, which I liked. They are moist to the touch.
To use these you simply wipe them over the surface, such as the toilet seat, cistern etc. They don't leave any visible residue and make the surfaces clean and shiny. You have the peace of mind too that these will kill toilet germs such as listeria and salmonella.... ewww.
When finished, you can flush the wipes down the toilet but the pack does advise that you should only flush 3 wipes at a time, so I tend to just bin these when I have finished with them.
I tend to use about 5 wipes at a time in order to clean the entire toilet, and the odd wipe to freshen up in between bigger cleans - so with 40 wipes per pack these will last a reasonable amount of time. At £1.50 per pack, I would regard this as good value for money.
If I had any complaint it would be that I'd like the wipes to be bigger so you would use less, but aside from that I cannot really fault these wipes.
It seems a bit strange to be reviewing toilet cleaning accessories, but I love this toilet wipes. I hate a mucky toilet and if mine is spotless then I am happy. But I equally hate having to deal with a cloth that is full of germs, so when a friend recommended these I thought why not. I think you can find them in any big supermarket and they cost around £1 for 40, which is good going.
The wipes are about the size of baby wipes and have Parazone toilet cleaner impregnated in them. They smell nice and don't contain bleach so you don't have to worry about your clothes. The packet is resealable and unlike some that claim to be this really is, so the wipes don't dry out. You can use up to 3 per flush of your toilet, otherwise you're looking at clogged pipes, but you could just put them in the bin if you had to use loads.
I found the wipes were good for cleaning and they are big enough so my hands don't get mucky (or my rubber gloves). They leave the toilet shiny, clean and smelling great. I also like the fact that if you have surprise guests you can nip to the bathroom and spruce up the loo without anyone knowing you've done it.
As for environmental standards, well they do claim to be biodegradable, but I don't know how long they take. They are definitely more substantial than regular toilet paper, so I don't suppose they are great. But in my opinion it is better than putting loads of bleach down the toilet and also having boil wash or get rid of clothes that you have used.
All in all a great little product.
i've recently started to buy these cleaning wipes. I use the dettol multi surfaces wipes around kitchen surfaces. I like to use cleaning wipes for a quick clean, but those dettol wipes can't be flushed down the loo like these which is the main selling point for me.
These wipes are made by parozone who also make the thick bleach. The wipes come in a waterproof sealable packet and you get 40 wipes for about 95p. I tend to use a wipes to clean the toilet everyday so a pack lasts well over a month. Parozone claim the wipes kill all toilet germs which is a big thing for me especially with young children around. The resealable pack keeps the wipes fresh and moist too.
When i use these i just use them for a quick day to day toilet clean. I use some dettol spray instead when i do my big weekly bathroom clean but these are great because it takes just a minute to clean the toilet. The wipes are moist and smell of disinfectant. The wipes will leave the toilet slightly damp but this dries quickly enough. I wipe the toilet flush handle, the seat, lid and around the rim. Then its just a matter of flushing it away. Very easy. I wouldn't advise using it for the inside of the toilet but i guess you could if you want. I find 1 wipe is enough to clean the whole toilet. The pack recommends you only flush one wipe at a time too. The wipes are supposed to naturally degrade in the water system. Being parozone and containing disinfectant i am also happy and content that it kills all the horrible germs too. The wipes don't leave any particular long lasting fragrance but the pack doesn't claim to anyway.
Theres not much more to say about these. They are great value for money, easy to use and reassuring against toilet germs and i would definitely recommend these.
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