Welcome! Log in or Register

Toilet Duck Fresh Brush

  • image
£4.20 Best Offer by: amazon.co.uk marketplace See more offers
18 Reviews

An alternative to the traditional toilet brush, they are much easier to use and certainly more hygenic. However, as a result, they are considerably more expensive.

  • Sort by:

    * Prices may differ from that shown

  • Write a review >
    How do you rate the product overall? Rate it out of five by clicking on one of the hearts.
    What are the advantages and disadvantages? Use up to 10 bullet points.
    Write your reviews in your own words. 250 to 500 words
    Number of words:
    Write a concise and readable conclusion. The conclusion is also the title of the review.
    Number of words:
    Write your email adress here Write your email adress

    Your dooyooMiles Miles

    18 Reviews
    Sort by:
    • More +
      17.08.2013 19:42

      Advantages

      Disadvantages

      If you're like me, sick of seeing products advertised only to be totally disappointed when they just don't deliver?Well this is a breath of fresh.Having bought a brand new house we decided we didn't want toilet brushes cluttering up the bathrooms.Reluctantly I bought one of these and have not regretted it for a second. Cleans amazingly well, releases a lovely fresh aroma and then flushes away. Absolutely perfect.Well done Toilet duck brush people. Finally a product that works even better than expected.Worth every penny.

      Comments

      Login or register to add comments
    • More +
      16.03.2013 09:46
      Very helpful
      (Rating)

      Advantages

      Disadvantages

      A great product

      I hate cleaning the bathroom. To me, it ranks up there with ironing. I hate scrubbing away because 2 minutes after I've spent an hour cleaning it, it always seems to look dirty again once someone's had a shower or used the sink. One of the worst jobs is cleaning the toilet. I don't like it and when I do it, I can always picture those adverts on TV that show all the nasty germs that can build up between cleans and it makes me feel a bit yucky.

      The product is made by SC Johnson who brought us, amongst others, Mr Muscle and Glade. I bought it when it first came out a few years ago and I'm still using it now. I bought it within the starter kit available, currently on sale in Asda for £3.98. In the box comes a white plastic handle, a little stand so that the handle can be stored in the bathroom if desired and 4 of the flushable toilet pads that are used to clean around the toilet bowl and under the rim.

      The handle clips together to make it around (and this is a best guess) 60cm long. The pads attach to the handle by pushing a blue button downwards on the handle part to release a grasper at the bottom and then slotting the pad in. The button is then pulled back upwards so that the grasper closes around it. It holds it in place very well and I've never noticed mine move when using it to clean.

      The pad itself holds a blue and green cleaner - which is concentrated toilet duck cleaner. It starts to clean once the pad reaches the water and can be manoeuvred easily around all of the nooks and crannies a toilet has using the handle as it is quite long. The pad has been known to fall apart on rare occasions in the middle of cleaning but most of the time they can withstand the cleaning process. The handle isn't flexible and is solid and sturdy but I've never thought of this as being an issue. I've noticed that to do most of the toilet bowl, the handle is acceptable length, the only issue being the bottom of the toilet underneath the water. The handle has to be submerged into the water to reach the bottom with the pad and this means that it obviously gets wet - I always have to have a wipe at hand to then clean the handle after use. I think the toilet does looks lovely and clean once finished after quite a small length of time, I use them every 2-3 days.

      Once finished, the best part of the process is being able to use the clip on the handle to open the grasper and release the pad into the toilet. This can be just flushed away, the germs going with it. I really like this idea in theory, it means they're not left festering in my bathroom in a toilet brush, although I do have another brush at hand too.

      I still have the other toilet brush incase of stubborn stains, but it does hardly ever get used because the fresh brush usually does a good job so this second brush won't be as full of germs as it would have been if it was my only brush.

      The four heads will run out pretty quickly as they are only used once and hence four cleans. The refill pads come in packs of 12 and are available in all supermarkets as far as I know - they are £3 in Asda making it 25p per clean which I think is fairly good value.

      As they contain the concentrated duck cleaner within the pad, I always ensure that mine are kept alongside my other cleaning items well out of the reach of my baby and my young nephews.

      I highly recommend the fresh brush - I've found it's made a nasty job a bit easier and does a good job - the best bit being flushing those germs right down the toilet afterwards and declaring victory!

      Thanks for reading :o)

      Comments

      Login or register to add comments
    • More +
      08.12.2011 12:36

      Advantages

      Disadvantages

      Not something I can totally recommend

      Cleaning the loo is never a very popular choice of household chore but a necessary one. We bought a starter pack of Toilet Duck Cleaner Pads and accessories which cost £4 from Asda. With the starter pack you get the hand held brush with pads, a stand and a pack of refill pads.

      It is really simple and easy to use in my personal opinion and the hand held white plastic curved brush which is designed to reach all round the toilet bowl is very simple to use. The handle is nice and long so you can really get in there. The idea is that you immerse the brush with the pads on the end into the loo to activate the cleaner which begins to foam up (eventually) and gives a nice blue colour to the loo.

      It removed the stains at the side and the back of the loo but not all of them, I have to say, so that was a bit diappointing. The concentrated loo cleaner which is embedded in the pads is quite strong smelling and you have to be careful it doesn't get on your clothes or skin as it can be harsh - as I have found out to my personal cost.

      I opened the windows because although the smell is rather nice at first you soon find it becomes very overpowering and you start to cough as the smell builds up.

      The little concentrated pads just clip off and they get flushed down the loo after you have finished cleaning it. It sounds really simple and I suppose it is but to be honest I think some ordinary cleaner, an ordinary brush and some rubber gloves would have been just as easy and a bit cheaper.

      Review also posted on Ciao as sorehead.

      Comments

      Login or register to add comments
    • More +
      14.08.2011 23:54
      Very helpful
      (Rating)
      1 Comment

      Advantages

      Disadvantages

      A great alternative to a traditional nasty toilet brush!

      I like to keep my toilet nice and clean. I do however hate toilet brushes with a passion. They always look so unsightly with all manner of things clinging to the bristles. Not even my good friend Mr Domestos can help me with this problem so I used to buy a toilet brush use it for a week then bin it before buying a new one. That was until I discovered Fresh Brush. The brush itself costs around £5 in most supermarkets. You can then get a refill pack which contains 12 refills and costs around £3.

      The toilet duck brush is basically a white handle which is shaped to get into the hard to reach places in your loo such as under the rim. At the top of the brush is a little lever which you squeeze to open the bottom of the brush which is where your refill is placed. The refills themselves are little white cleaning pads which have a blue cleaning solution impregnated into them. The brush also has a neat little stand to keep it upright when not in use.

      To use the brush you simply attach a refill wet it using the water in the toilet bowl before cleaning the inside of the toilet and then pressing the lever to drop the cleaning pad in the toilet and flushing away. The cleaning pad is biodegradable so it is ok to flush. You can then rinse the plastic handle under warm water.

      After using this my toilet looked really clean and even a little sparkly. The pads contain a lot of cleaning solution which is sufficient for removing the usual nasty marks left in the toilet bowl, the pads also kill germs in the toilet bowl as well as leaving a really nice scent and blue water for the first flush. You don't need to put a lot of effort in as the cleaning solution is really effective.

      I would definately recommend these over a normaly toilet brush, you don't get the worry about the smell and germs that comes with a normal brush and you also get the added bonus of a built in cleaner which saves you from using the traditional squirt and leave cleaner. For a germ phobic like me I would give the Fresh Brush a 5 out of 5!

      Comments

      Login or register to add comments
      • More +
        13.06.2011 20:18
        Very helpful
        (Rating)

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        a really expensive way of not actually cleaning the toilet!!

        This is a review of toilet duck fresh brush. I've seen these advertised before but i like my domestos bleach for the loo in my house, i cleaned for someone last week for the first time and i was provided with this.
        Toilet duck fresh brush is basically a fancy cleaning gadget designed to make toilet brushes redundant i suppose. I think the whole idea is that general toilet brushes collect germs if not changed regularly or cleaned after use. I've never really understood this notion myself because when i clean my loo i leave the bleach to work for an hour or so, therefore my theory is that any germs will probably have been killed long before i scrub away with my regular brush. Anyway you put a new pad on everytime you go to clean the loo and then flush it away. The pads are claimed to be biodegradable.

        The brush i was given was sat next to the loo in its own little stand. The brush handle is white as it the stand. Its curved so you can reach under the rim. The little cleaning pads come in a separate pack which you are expected to put together. I read the pack which the pads come in and it claims to have a powerful foaming & cleaning action and a fresh citrus smell. I immeadiately noticed that although you flush the germs, it doesn't actually claim to kill the germs. I'm quite ocd about toilet germs and i like to know that when i'm cleaning my loo that all the disgusting germs are going to be zapped. This doesn't even contain disinfectant. I see on sainsburys that a starter pack for this will cost £4.00 and a bag of 12 refill pads costs over £3. Quite expensive i think. The pack also has precautions such as only use 1 pad at a time before flushing and not to mix with other toilet cleaners or bleach.

        Anyway, i managed to assemble the pad to the handle. Basically you have to slide a button and then release it once you place your pad and it grips the pad. I got scrubbing away, firstly you have to wet the pad in the water in the loo and then work away under the rim and around the bowl. The pad seemed to remove any grime from under the rim fairly well. I was stumped with how to actually clean under the waterline. Surely it going to get covered in yucky germs from the unbleached water. I scurbbed under the waterline anyway and decided i had enough and released the pad and flushed it away. I wasn't happy with the cleaning power with this pad and i like to do a good job so i grabbed some antibacterial kitchen spray and doned some rubber gloves and gave the inside a good clean by hand. Least the antibacterial properties would kill the germs as much as possible.

        Overall i really don't understand why anyone would buy this product. The pads will not kill germs, infact you are just spreading the germs around and leaving the handle immersed in germs then the handle sits in the corner of the bathroom. The pad does release a mild fresh smell but no more powerful than say a scented harpic. It does remove grime but this is only half the job when cleaning the toilet in my opinion. Also the brush is actually really expensive. You can buy a normal toilet brush for cheaper these days, and the pads work out to be around 40p a pad, when compared to the bottle of domestos i use at home for £1 you get around 7-8 toilet cleans i guess. Also it all seems a lot of work to put together compared to a quick squirt of bleach. I would not recommend this product at all.

        Comments

        Login or register to add comments
      • More +
        18.05.2011 11:32
        Very helpful
        (Rating)

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        An expensive efficient clean

        Cleaning the toilet is hardly the most enjoyable job within the home, particularly when living with young children who occasionally forget to flush! I have always found using a traditional toilet brush quite nauseating, however hard I tried the brush never appeared completely clean.
        I was in the process of purchasing yet another traditional toilet brush when I came across the Toilet Duck Fresh Brush Starter Pack on the Tesco website.

        After skimming over the written information, I thought it sounded exactly what I needed, so added it to my online shop.
        The starter pack arrives is a cardboard box and contains the toilet fresh brush handle and storage holder along with 4 cleaning pads at a cost of £4.00.
        Visual and written instructions for assembly can be found on the side of the box.

        The curved plastic brush is easy to assemble, quite straight forward - the handle is made up of two pieces which are pushed together into a locked position. A cleaning pad should then be removed from its pouch and inserted into the end of the brush by sliding forward the blue button on the handle. The blue button is then slid back to secure the pad.
        The brush can then be placed in the holder ready for use.

        Once submerged in the toilet water, the cleaning pad releases a blue foaming detergent. The brush is then used in the same way as a regular brush. I found that the brush was able to remove some stubborn stains that had been neglected by my previous brush. The petite nature of the end of the brush also allows the brush to clean harder to reach areas such as under the rim in the upper part of the toilet.
        Johnson, who make the product claim that the brush cleans 2 x better than a regular brush. I would say that the brush cleans more efficiently than a traditional brush although the same amount of elbow grease is required!

        The brush is more hygienic in that a clean pad can be used every time, the pad can then be disposed of into the toilet by pushing forward the blue button. The fragrant, fresh smelling pad is flushable and biodegradable and therefore safe for plumbing and septic system.

        The brush is a great asset to the bathroom although it does have a downside - the cpst of the replacement pads! A pack of replacement pads costs £3.03, 25p per pad. I have two toilets and have to admit after first using the brush, I rushed off to clean the other toilet to make best use of the pad! Defeating the benefits of the extra hygiene gained!

        After quickly using the 4 pack in the starter kit, I have now come up with a cunning plan. I now attach a wad of Tesco Value baby wipes to the end of the brush, squirting my usual toilet cleaner into the bowl before using the brush as before. It's obviously not advisable to flush the wipes so I pop them into a nappy bag without needing to touch.

        This is a product I would highly recommend, it is just a shame that the refills work out so costly, it is perhaps better suited to a person living alone rather than a family.

        Comments

        Login or register to add comments
      • More +
        11.01.2011 22:06
        Very helpful
        (Rating)

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Great tool for toilet cleaning

        I could never understand the idea behind "normal" toilet brushes - why why you keep a manky old brush that you use each week to clean the toilet?! The amount of germs on it must be quite high and it just seems really unhygienic to me to have something like that sitting around (OK, standing) in the bathroom.

        All that said, you obviously still want to make sure that your toilet is nice and clean - and Toilet Duck fresh brush is the answer!

        The kit that you first get consists of the plastic "holder" (which is kind of like a brush without the brush), a standand then some toilet fresh brush pads, which you can then also buy refills of.

        The holder is very easy to put together - it snaps together in a few seconds.

        The fresh brush pads are made of a strong tissue-type material and are impregnated with bright blue toilet cleaner, that once wet (by you dipping it into the toilet bowl) gets to work on cleaning your toilet in exactly the same way that traditional toilet cleaner works.

        Once you have cleaned the toilet you release the catch on the holder and flush the pad down the toilet (it is designed to be disposed of in this way so you don't have to worry about your toilet becoming blocked or anything).

        I find these really easy to use and far more hygienic than old style brushes,

        Comments

        Login or register to add comments
      • More +
        26.07.2010 11:54
        Very helpful
        (Rating)
        1 Comment

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        not a bad little brush

        Everyone likes a clean bathroom. They say you can tell how clean a person is on how clean their bathroom is. That is why I take great delight and pride in keeping mine in tip top shape. An innovation from the Toilet Duck people is the Fresh Brush. This is essentially a loo brush with disposable cleaning aids which can be attached at the bottom of the brush. Genius idea!

        The pack cost me somewhere around four to five pounds from Tesco, so it's a good price considering you get the brush and the cleaning pads with it too. You can then buy separate pads in packs of eight for about two to three pounds when your pads run out. The set up kit comes with four pads to get your on your way.

        Now the brush is an intriguing shape, curved, so it means you can tackle awkward areas and also get under the rim. I have found that normal loo brushes are often straight and don't allow you to get into all the hard to reach areas, so well done Toilet Duck for this shaped brush!

        Made from plastic, with a sliding mechanism on the side, so you can insert a cleaning pad at the bottom, the brush is easy to grip and lightweight. Attaching the pads is straight forward. It reminded me of when you buy a new base bit for a squidgy mop. Inside the pads is the liquid toilet cleaner, which, when pressed down on will gradually release the blue liquid and produce a respectable foaming action in the loo bowl. The foaming was sufficient if not underwhelming, but the smell was rebellious and powerful enough to make the bathroom smell like it had been given a good old clean.

        The brush stood up to some hefty cleaning and removed quite a bit of limescale and water marks too from the top of the bowl, so that pleased me. It is better than a regular toilet brush in that you get a curvy brush and can really work the pad into hard to reach areas. On the downside, having to keep buying new pads could become a chore, when you could just resort to using a standard loo brush and some bleach. In the meantime, I will mix and match the two I think!

        Comments

        Login or register to add comments
        • More +
          25.07.2010 18:13
          Very helpful
          (Rating)

          Advantages

          Disadvantages

          A good idea but not for me

          I will start by saying that like most people I HATE toilet brushes, they must be one of the most unhygienic things ever created. Up until recently I've always cleaned my loo with a sponge /scourer and a thick pair of rubber gloves. But I decided to try the Duck Fresh Brush system.

          I got my starter pack from Tesco, it was about £4.00, and for that I got the handle, small stand and four refills. There's not much to the Fresh Brush system. The handle is made of white plastic and looks about the same length as a regular toilet brush. It is slightly curved and has a blue slide mechanism on the handle that when pushed opens the end of the handle so the cleaning pads grip in there. I would prefer it if it was all white as blue doesn't really go with my bathroom and I do like things to be coloured co ordinated. However it does look quite modern.

          The little cleaning pads are about eight pieces of what I think looks like thick kitchen roll stuck together at one edge. They are roughly 2.5inch square and have concentrated toilet cleaner impregnated through the centre of them. This is bright blue and really, there doesn't look as if there is much cleaner there really.
          The cleaning pads can be bought in a foil refill pack of 12 for £2.97 from Tesco. I think this would be better if it was resealable.

          So armed with my Fresh brush handle I secured a pad on the end and went to work. Now the pack says that it produces "powerful foaming action". Personally I didn't think there was any foam. And I found it took quite a few minuets of cleaning to get the concentrated cleaner to start transferring to the water. I cleaned round my loo and eventually it did turn blue. When you have finished cleaning you simply release the slide and the pad drops into the loo and can be cleanly flushed away.

          The idea is good, however I did have one or two small gripes. The cleaning pad isn't thick enough, when you rub round the bowl hard sometimes the plastic handle scrapes on the toilet bowl.
          There isn't enough cleaner in them and once the pads are were wet I found it hard to clean under the rim with them as they go floppy. And lastly I found the little stand is a dust trap!

          Over all this system is more hygienic than the usual style loo brush and it cleaned ok. For £4.00 its good value for money but I have to say there's no substitute for a good toilet cleaner and a pair of marigolds.

          Comments

          Login or register to add comments
        • More +
          05.09.2009 16:15
          Very helpful
          (Rating)
          1 Comment

          Advantages

          Disadvantages

          Brilliant for squeamish people

          When it comes to cleaning toilets and other such dirty jobs I am rather squeamish, so having a brush next to the toilet that you use again and again is a big no no for me!

          Product:
          The Toilet Duck fresh brush system includes a plastic 'grabber' and stand and a packet of single use disposable toilet cleaner brushes. After using each brush you simply eject it from the stick and flush it away!

          Good Points:
          - Each cleaning brush is easy to attach to the stick and flushable for instant disposal.
          - There is no need to use additional cleaning fluid as all the cleaning products are contained within the brush.
          - Enables you to clean your toilets easily and eliminate germs from breeding as there is no brush left standing around.
          - Lovely clean fragrance and the blue water that comes out of the brush as you are scrubbing makes you feel as though you are doing a good job cleaning it.
          - Refill packs sold seperately (about £2.50 for a pack of 12)

          Bad Points:
          - Price - but let's face it nothing is going to be as cheap as bleach and a re-usable brush.

          To me the price and peace of mind is worth it!

          Comments

          Login or register to add comments
          • More +
            04.08.2009 16:25
            Very helpful
            (Rating)
            3 Comments

            Advantages

            Disadvantages

            Toilet Duck has quacked a pearler again!

            I can't think of anything more unhygenic than a toilet brush

            [shudder] just the thought of scrubbing the loo with a brush, then storing said brush next to the loo, full of germs and remnants of the things you've scrubbed off the toilet bowl [shudder]

            When I moved into my house, the kind people who had just left had kindly left me the loo brushes.

            ARGGGHHHH!!! I nearly had palpitations! A loo brush is bad enough, but SOMEONE ELSES??????

            Needless to say they went straight in the bin. And quick.

            After a few years of regularly buying new loo brushes to replace those I had bought the month before, I discovered Fresh Brush from Toilet Duck.

            In the starter kit, you get a handle (well, you have to put it together, but you know what I mean) and a few 'brushes' which are actually clumps of paper that have injested the cleaning agents, shown by the blue strip. You also get a little plastic stand to store your handle in. Handy

            Half way down the handle, there is a blue slide-y thing, that opens and closed the jaws at the end that goes in the loo. So you open the jaws, wedge a 'brush' in, and slide the blue thing until it clicks. That means the jaws are locked.

            Then you set about cleaning your loo.

            The 'brush' does go soft pretty quick, but considering it's paper, you kinda expect that. You can still clean the whole loo with one, you just get smart and flip the brush so the jaws push the paper to the bowl.

            I'd recommend dipping the brush first to activate the cleaning agents, and then cleaning everything above the waterline first. Yes you can use this paper brush below the water line, but it's not much use after it's been down there.

            When you're done, just slide the blue thing on the handle to release the jaws, the brush will drop out, and flush. All the germs so swimming!

            After a few uses, I noticed that the loo end of the handle is abit, well blue. But that can be easily cleaned up with some hot water, and/or bleach if required.

            The refil packs are purely the paper brushes. I think theres either 10 or 12 brushes in a refil pack. Obviously, it depends how often you clean your loo to how long a pack will last!

            That's it. I'm now happy to clean the loo. Goodbye nasty loo brush, you've been replaced with a sleaker more hygenic new model!

            Comments

            Login or register to add comments
            • More +
              07.05.2009 10:27
              Very helpful
              (Rating)
              8 Comments

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Duck Fresh Bursh

              A great way to clean the toilet.

              Ok, so we all admit it, it's not the most glamourous job in the world, cleaning the toilet but it has to be done and so why not use something that's easy. clean and convenient. Why not use the Duck Fresh Brush.

              The Duck Fresh Brush is basically a toilet brush. It is made of white plastic and has a curve in the handle to enable you to clean around the toilet bowl easily. When you first start using this product the best way is to purchase the Duck Fresh Brush Starter Kit. This cost £3.99 and includes the brush handle, a storage holder for the brush handle and 4 disposable, flushable cleaning pads.

              The best part about this brush is that it doesn't have a brush on the top, it utilizes disposable pads. In my opinion this makes this brush very hygenic and not messy at all. I hate it with regular brushes when you have cleaned the toilet and then have to clean the brush too. With this product you just thrown the brush away.

              The flushable pads have a thick toilet paper consistency. What's great is that you just use a new pad everytime you clean. The fit onto the bottom of the plastic brush and clip on to be held in place. Once you have finished cleaning the toilet you basically press the release button on the plastic brush and the pad will fall into the toilet bowl. You do not have to handle the pad and pull it off yourself which is great. The pad has a blue cleaning fluid inside it which is activated when it's dipped in the bowl water. Apparently the pad cleans 2 times better than a regular brush and has a powerful foaming action. I do find that this clean very well and I have been impressed with the results. It also makes the toilet smell nice afterwards which is great.

              Once you have finished cleaning you release the pad and what's great is that the pad is bio-degradable and breaks up like toilet paper so it's safe to flush it down the loo and voila, your not pleasant household chore is done!

              You can buy refill pads. They cost £2.99 for a pack of 12 pads and you can find them in the cleaning aisle!

              Comments

              Login or register to add comments
              • More +
                16.09.2008 10:39
                Very helpful
                (Rating)

                Advantages

                Disadvantages

                Worth the cost for clean and hygienic toilet cleaning

                Now I do like to have a nice clean toilet, but I'm not that keen on cleaning, so anything to make my life a bit easier is very welcome in my cleaning cupboard!

                Having been using an own brand toilet cleaner for a while, and finding that it didn't clean the toilet very well and certainly didn't remove/prevent limescale when I saw the Toilet Duck fresh brush I though I'd give it a go. Especially as I also hate that bacteria laden toilet brush festering behind the toilet, I hoped that this product would do a good job.

                I purchased a starter kit, which is the bottom packet in the picture above which is priced at £3.84 currently at Tesco. The kit contains the handle, a holder and a pack of 4 of the disposable cleaning pads.

                The handle part is white plastic made up of two parts that slot together easily. In the middle of the handle is the button to fix/release the cleaning pad. It is shaped to aid cleaning under the rim and is also long so cleaning right down to the bend is easy too.

                The cleaning pads are white with a blue stripe of toilet duck liquid which is activated when wet in the toilet. Once dipped in the water of the toilet the liquid is released allowing you to clean your toilet bowl. The pads are biodegradable which break down like toilet paper so are safe to be flushed.

                When finished you push down the button on the handle and release the pad into the toilet then flush it away! You then rest the handle part into the holder, which you can store very discretely next to your toilet.

                I was very impressed with how well this cleaned my toilet, as I did have a bit of limescale build up due to poor performance of previous toilet cleaner, but I was left with a sparkling white toilet again after using the fresh brush. It was a little awkward trying to move the pad under the rim at first but once you've done it a couple of times it's very easy to use. And much more hygienic than a regular toilet brush as you can flush the pad away. The smell was pleasant, not too strong but reassurigly fresh and clean!

                Packs of 12 pad refills are available and are currently priced at £2.80 in Tesco.

                Comments

                Login or register to add comments
              • More +
                26.03.2008 00:56
                Very helpful
                (Rating)
                5 Comments

                Advantages

                Disadvantages

                Nice product for smelly toilets

                I know there are some strange people out there who actually enjoy cleaning, (even more worrying are the people who enjoy ironing, but I'll save that discussion for another occasion), however, I have never been fond of household chores, especially cleaning my bathroom.

                I try to keep my toilet clean and fresh smelling, which takes some work with the amount of use it receives in my house, but I find that using the Toilet Duck Fresh Brush and accompanying Cleaning Pads, really makes cleaning the toilet that little bit easier.

                ~Packaging~

                The picture above is an accurate representation of what these products look like. You buy the plastic handle once, it comes with a couple of Cleaning Pads to get you started. When you have used these, then buy the Fresh Brush Refill Pack, which contains 12 cleaning pads.

                The packaging has the standard 'duck' logo with basic product information, such as how to use the brush and pads, safety warnings etc.

                ~The Product~

                The plastic brush has a long handle, which I would guess is so that you don't have to get too close to the toilet. At the end it has a...gripper, I suppose you could call it, which holds the cleaning pad in place while you clean the toilet, but lets you dispose of it once you're done.

                The pad contains a blue detergent, which when on contact with water, will clean and freshen your toilet.

                The whole idea behind this product, is that the pads are disposable and therefore once you've cleaned the toilet the germs are flushed away with the pad, instead of settling on your toilet brush. This really is its selling point, and it certainly appeals to me as I hate the idea of using the same brush over and over again, and just spreading the germs around.

                This product contains: <5% anionic surfactants, <5% non-ionic surfactants, 2-Bromo-2-Nitropropane 1,3-Diol, Perfume, linalool. I can't be certain, (I am a lowly office worker after all) but I suspect these chemicals are what enables the pads to clean the toilet.

                ~Directions of Use~

                The back of the packet has some nice pictures showing how you should use this product, but it really isn't difficult.

                Once your plastic brush is ready to go (it comes in 2 parts and just clicks together), you take a cleaning pad and put it into the gripper part of the brush. It is locked into place by a lock/release button on the handle. Dip the pad into the water to activate the cleaning solution, and brush away to your heart's content. When your toilet is nice and clean and fresh, just release the pad into the toilet and flush away. Bye bye germs.

                I like to clean the gripper area of the brush aftewards, but this is just me being a little fussy.

                ~Other Information~

                Toilet Duck Fresh Brush is part of SC Johnson Ltd.

                I recently paid £2.77 in Tesco for the pack of 12 refill cleaning pads, however the starter packet with the plastic brush would cost around £3.84.

                ~My Opinion~

                As I mentioned previously I like using the Toilet Duck Fresh Brush and disposable pads because I'm not transferring toilet germs from one place to another like I might with a regular brush. And it's easy to use.

                Perhaps you don't get the same vigourous scrubbing action as you might with a regular toilet brush, but saying that I find it cleans my toilet to a high standard, and I am happy to continue using it.

                Comments

                Login or register to add comments
                • More +
                  07.01.2008 10:56

                  Advantages

                  Disadvantages

                  Stick to a traditional loo brush for a cheaper, greener solution!

                  Like most normal people, I find housework boring, and cleaning the loo coming at the bottom of a bad pile of chores. Using a reusable loo brush is always an unpleasant experience - sometimes you wonder whether you're actually getting rid of germs, or just spreading them around.

                  Toilet Duck Fresh Brush is designed to cope with this problem. It consists of a longhandled gripper, into which you insert a pad impregnated with cleaning fluid. You just whisk this round the bowl (turning the water blue) and then dispose of the pad with a flush when you're done. The advantage is that, by getting rid of the scrubber, you're doing away with the germs, rather than just moving them to your toilet brush holder.

                  While the theory is great, however, in practice, this doesn't quite work. One problem is that the brush heads are soft, so you can't really give the loo a thorough scrub. Another is that they tend to disintegrate in water, so if you want to give the toilet more than the quick once-over, you're liable to end up with small bits of pad stuck all over the bowl. Furthermore, you're still going to be dipping some of the handle of the gripped into the toilet water, so you're still essentially going to be transferring some of those bacteria from one place to another.

                  Another major disadvantage is price. A pack of twelve refills for one of these costs the best part of £3. You could buy a new, "traditional" loo brush each month and still save quite a few pennies on the cost of these heads!

                  Finally, disposables aren't the greenest solution on the planet, particularly as you're flushing these pads straight into the water supply. Those abrasive cleaning chemicals won't do aquatic life any good at all!

                  Comments

                  Login or register to add comments
              • Product Details

                The joy of a disposable duck.