“ Brand: SC Johnson / Type: Bathroom & Toilet Cleaner / Category: Cleaning & Disinfectant „
If you like industrial strength smelling pine toilet cleaner and disinfectant, then this is the product for you. Duck Power smells like the strongest smell of pine you could possibly imagine, it is incredibly concentrated and I need to open the bathroom window for a bit when I leave it in for the instructed hour before brushing.
The bottle contains 750ml of thick green liquid which you just squirt under the rim of the toilet bowl and then leave to do its work. After 60 minutes go back and give it a bit of a scrub and then flush and hey presto you got a clean loo and the smell has died down a bit too, which is an added bonus.
This costs £1 from Home Bargains but costs about 40p more from Tesco or Sainsbury's. The bottle is thick white plastic with a really good swan shaped neck which really does allow you to aim very well under the rim of the toilet where all the nasty scum and limescale hides.
It is excellent as removing and preventing limescale in my opinion, and does give the loo a freshness but at first the smell knocks you back a bit. Its advisable to wear gloves when you use this as it can be a bit harsh on the skin if it drips so be careful.
Its really good at eliminating odours and neutralising nasty smells, which is what you need in a loo product and its cheap enough and good if you are a strong pine fine.
The instructions recommend you use this about three times a week but I use it about once or twice. I also don't just leave it for the recommended hour, I tend to leave it overnight and close the bathroom door, and the following morning you don't need to scrub, just flush the loo and the job is done without any effort.
Good product I would recommend so long as you wear a peg on your nose.
Review also posted on Ciao as sorehead
i am not particularly very houseproud but one place i have always made sure is hygienically clean is the loo. Its the most used fixture in the bathroom and probably the most germ filled so is important to keep on top of. Over the years of being a mum i've used all the new toilet products but seem to settle mostly for using domestos and toilet duck.
This is supposably a new toilet duck 'power odour elimination' version of the toilet duck range but just seems to be a replacement for the old stansdard green toilet duck cleaner you used to see in shops. This bottle has basically had its bottle graphics changed though saying that i recognise it as a good loo cleaner because of the duck brand.
The bottle cost me £1 in sainsbury supposably on offer so don't know the normal retail price. The bottle is 750ml in size and gives all the instructions and precautions on the back of the bottle and claims to clean, freshen and kill 99.9% of germs. It comes in the standard toilet duck shape bottle with the kinked bottle neck to reace under the rim.
When i use this i normally just give it a squirt under the rim when i'm going out the door on the school run. This i find leaves the green liquid to freshen the loo and hopefully kill the germs. The liquid spreads down the entire bowl effectively, but perhaps too effecticely as i notice that it drips down especially poured under the rim of the loo, probably the place most commonly for germs, hence why i still use domestos in my loo at the weekend when i give the whole bathroom a thorough clean. I find domestos to cling to the bowl better, but for regular cleaning this product does whats needed and has a nicer fresher smell. It removes stains, but probably not as good as say harpic which i've used before but again this the best smelling loo cleaner i find on a regular cleaning basis. The harpic just seems to remove the stains better without scrubbing.
Overall this is a reliable convenient cleaner for the loo. Its does what i need from a loo cleaner. It smells nice, generally leaves the loo sparkling and kills germs. I will still use my domestos because i like the sense of total germ kill when giving the bathroom with domestos but this is still a good enough regular substitute.
When it comes to keeping toilets clean in the house, it is probably one of the most important things to keep up on so they never get dirty. I always use bleach but as well as that I like to use another type of cleaner to add to giving the toilet a fresher smell and just giving a general clean to the bowl so that it doesn't get grime and other nasty bacteria growing on it. I have only recently had my own place so am still getting used to buying cleaning products and learning about brands but I thought this Duck Power product looked good as it is made by SC Johnson who do a number of good products.
This product stands out quite brightly on the shelf as it comes in a bottle with a green swirl around it and a blue flushed toilet image in the centre so the green and blue are very vibrant. Inside this image is the picture of a duck and this has bold red text that says the brand name. The top of the bottle has a neck almost like a swan and so it promises to work better. It also promises to eliminate odours without just masking them and it then has the SC Johnson logo on the front as well. It comes in a 750ml bottle also as this is the size I purchased.
This product being household has a few typical warnings. It contains Lactic Acid and so should be kept out of reach of children. Also, in case of contact with eyes, rinse immediately with water or get medical advice. If swallowed, also seek medical advice and show the label on the bottle. Hands should be washed right after use and this should not be mixed with any other household cleaning products. This is specifically for use on toilet bowls and no other areas.
So, to use this product is fairly easy to do, you must firstly lift the toilet seat up and then open the cap on this bottle. Once this is done then aim the bottle under the rim of the toilet and squeeze around the bowl evenly. You should then get a brush and brush above and under the waterline and then apply this again leaving it to take effect for 60 minutes and then you can flush. Put the cap back on and this should be used about 3 times a week but I tend to do it once a week and I feel it still has good results.
It really is meant to disinfect and prevent limescale which I have to say, I really do feel it does this. It is a green liquid and almost smells quite pine like as do most toilet cleaners it does get rid of any smells, not that my toilet ever had any in the first place though and it kills bacteria that causes malodours and being shaped at the top it is designed to reach germs that get right under the toilet bowl rim that most cleaners cannot quite reach.
It is quite a thick liquid and I do always leave it longer than 60 minutes to feel like it really is working so usually I leave it overnight. Then, when I go to flush it in the morning all of the bubbles will appear after a flush which shows how clean it gets the toilet and the bowl smells fresh as well as the fact that the toilet also looks very clean and protected for the day. The product does exactly what it says on the label and lived up to my expectations and hopes and I keep buying this to keep my toilet looking clean.
The toilet cleaner is handy for anyone really who doesn't use any cleaner and just uses bleach or if you notice dirt or grime forming around the rim of the bowl at least this will get to work quickly and effectively. Once you have put it around the bowl it pretty much does the rest of the work for you which for busy mums and housewives is really what you want.
I have seen this for sale in quite a few places but of course being the bargain hunter I am, I decided to go to Poundland and buy mine there. The 750ml bottle is only £1 and this should last you a good few months if not more and for the price it really is good value for money.
The official website for this SC Johnson product is http://www.scjohnson.co.uk