Test of eight bathroom cleaners
In our latest test of bathroom cleaners, our hard-working home trialists scrubbed their bathrooms clean with seven widely-available commercial bathroom cleaners that claim to remove and/or prevent mould and soap scum buildup.
McKenzie's Bi-Carb Soda, which is a self-proclaimed natural sanitiser and deoderiser, was also included in our trial as a natural cleaning alternative.
Testers rated each product for:
- Effectiveness at removing mould.
- Effectiveness at removing soap scum.
- Ease of use.
- How much they liked the smell.
Please note: this information was current as of March 2008 but is still a useful guide to today's market.
- Ajax Professional Mould Remover
- Domestos Regular
- McKenzie’s Bi-Carb Soda
- Orange Power Shower, Bath & Tile Cleaner
- Pine O Cleen Bathroom Power Foam
- Shower Sparkle
- Selleys Rapid Mould Killer
- White King Bathroom Power Foam
Missed your brand?
While we tried to include the most popular brands on the supermarket shelf, we faced a couple of setbacks. Exit Mould and Easy Off Bam were not included as they were being reformulated at the time of our trial. Windex was also not included as it doesn’t have a combined mould and soap scum product.
- We included Bi-Carb Soda as a natural cleaning alternative but trialists thought it required a lot more effort.
- Unfortunately, the most effective mould removers also tend to have a strong, unpleasant smell. They were also more likely to cause irritation in our trialists.
- None of the tested products were rated above average for removing both mould and soap scum.