Product Type: Toilet Duck Household Cleaning
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Works well but the smell is awful!
Toilet Duck Fresh Lime Zest Discs
Member Name: SusanLesley
Toilet Duck Fresh Lime Zest Discs
Advantages: Works well
Disadvantages: Awful smell
I have been having trouble in the downstairs cloakroom - because of the shape of the toilet bowl the rim blocks that hang over the edge tend to make the water from the flush splash out onto the floor. A better idea was needed............
When we were in Tesco some time ago we took a look around and found the Duck Fresh Discs. The price was £3.64 for 6 discs and the applicator which should last for up to eight weeks in total. I decided that this might be the solution to our problem. I was a little dubious as to whether these would remain stuck to the toilet bowl for the duration of their use but I figured that, if there was a problem, they would not still be selling them so I went for it.
What Do You Get?
Well the kit comes in a cardboard box with a picture of someone using the dispenser on the front together with details of the contents. There are four pictures on the side of the box in explanation of how to use these discs. On the back there are the usual warnings - wash your hands after use, don't get any in your eyes - the usual stuff.
I opened the box to find a clear tube with the six bright green discs within and a bright blue cap on the end. There was also a bright blue larger tube which would act as the plunger.
My initial problem was to find the instructions for use - OK it is obvious when you know but I wasn't quite sure at first. I finally spotted the instructions printed on the inside of the box which I found a bit unusual.
What Do You Do Then?
The blue outer tube has seven holes in a vertical line down the side and the gel dispenser has a sort of button the side.
Firstly I had to put the blue outer tube over the gel container and align the button with the lowest hole. Then I removed the cap off the end of the dispenser and put it safely to one side.
The next bit of the process was to place the open end of the dispenser against the toilet bowl in the position where I wanted the gel blob to be affixed. This obviously needs to be in a position where it will be covered with the water when the toilet is flushed.
To do this I had to push the plunger part down until the gel blob came out and the click of the button moving up into the next hole was heard. This wasn't as easy as I expected it to be and I had to push the button in so that it moved up a hole if you see what I mean. The arrangement of holes also means that only one gel blob will be dispensed at a time.
Once the blob has been dispensed the cap needs to be replaced on the end of the dispenser tube so that the remainder don't dry out or leak out. The contraption needs to be put away somewhere safe, out of the reach of children, until the next time it is needed.
I then had to flush the toilet to activate the gel.
The writing on the front of the pack promises that this is a four in one application. You will get a hygienic application, a product that cleans with every flush, an anti limescale action and a fragrance which will last for at least 700 flushes.
Well I have a bit of a problem with the application and it is a little messier than I thought it would be but it isn't too bad and that might well be my clumsiness anyway!
The toilet certainly remains nice and clean and I am pleasantly surprised that the gel blob stays in place flush after flush. Since we live in a soft water area limescale isn't really a problem for us so I can't really say whether this product makes a difference or not.
Each blob did indeed last just over a week, breaking up slowly as the days passed so this was what was promised too.
Now we come to the fragrance - allegedly lime zest - yuk! It smells nothing at all like lime, in fact it is actually a very strong chemical smell which isn't particularly pleasant at all. The only redeeming feature is that the smell does only activate when the toilet is flushed and it does get weaker as the life of the gel blob goes on. I am just glad that I put this in the downstairs cloakroom not in the main bathroom upstairs.
Well the product works well but the only positive thing that I can say about the smell is that it is marginally better than toilet smells!
I will use all of these little blobs now that I have bought them but I will not be buying this product again unless they can find a smell that doesn't assault my nostrils!
Lime? It doesn't smell like any lime that I have ever smelled!
Summary: Not one I will buy again
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