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When Mrs B was pregnant she used it as a perfect excuse to have me do some more household chores. I do try my best to find excuses or to procrastinate but one of the jobs which I Have found myself having to do more and more is the cleaning of our toilets and thanks to Duck this task has been made to be a bit easier although still not at all enjoyable (will there ever be a toilet cleaner which makes this task enjoyable? I am not convinced...)
Now this bottle is supposedly shaped like a duck with it's neck being bent at a strange angle and I can kind of see where it is coming from. I think the name 'Duck' itself is a little odd though as I wouldn't really think of an animal as a way to promote cleaning a toilet... so the name does come from the fact the neck is bent to look like a duck's. Now this neck isn't shaped like this just so they could name the product after a bird you're likely to throw bread at, it's shaped in this way as it makes applying the cleaner easier as the angle means that the liquid will flow easily and you will be able to angle it into the corners around your toilet bowl so that previously hard to reach areas are now easy!
The bottle comes in different colours depending upon which 'flavour' you go for and this is the one which I picked up as Mrs B didn't want anything 'floral'. This bottle is a solid blue in colour, opaque so you can't tell how low you are getting except based on weight and has a red lid.
Using the cleaner.
Well this was a challenge for me at first as I couldn't even take the lid off which proved to be rather frustrating! You have to squeeze the lid and twist it at the same time as this is a safety feature to stop children being able to open the bottle and drink from it/play with it. The lid has little lines all around it though to 'grip' onto but these lines are actually quite deep so they cut into my fingers whilst I was trying to squeeze and turn! It wasn't easy and Mrs B has also complained about this before so it is definitely a bit of design flaw although at least we know it's child proof!
You tip the bottle upside down and squirt it around the bowl of your toilet. This was easy to do with one hand and I barely had to squeeze at all for the liquid to squirt out. It comes out in quite a thin line which is good as it is accurate with where it lands instead of spraying out widely around. This meant I could aim it where I wanted to and the unique shape of the neck meant it was easy to do so. I didn't have to twist around into awkward positions to get the liquid right up into the corners because the bottle is shaped to do that awkward twisting for me!
When this hits the side of the toilet it does start to drip down quite quickly and soon covers the sides of the toilet all around. I was surprised that I didn't need to use very much to cover it actually. You leave it for a few minutes and then can scrub it to help remove limescale or can just flush it away.
The after effect
The important thing to note with this cleaner is that it DOES clean and it does do it well, however, the smell of it lingers around for quite some time (as in well over 24 hours) which is a bit extreme. It wouldn't be so bad if it was a nice smell but it's actually very strong and pungent. The actual specific smell I cannot describe as it isn't like anything I've come across before, it isn't offensive but it certainly is something that you can't just walk past and not notice. It is rather over the top so I think if they altered the smell behind this it would make it less dramatic which is what is needed. It's nice that the house smells like you have been cleaning but this is an aroma which should be kept in the bathroom and so when it floats around the rest of your house it's not very nice.
The toilet itself though looks very clean. It does remove bacteria and limescale is taken away although I have found that it won't remove it fully unless you have a good scrub as well, it can't do all the hard work for you unfortunately.
The cleaning of the toilet is not something that I enjoy doing but at least with this product it makes it easier. The shape of the neck of this bottle makes it easy to direct the cleaner up in the hard to reach parts of the toilet which definitely makes my life easier. It flows out of the bottle well making it very simple to do with one hand as you barely have to squeeze at all.
The actual shape of the bottle is fine too, I don't find it uncomfortable to hold in one hand even when it is full so at it's heaviest and so it's very well designed.
The liquid is easy to aim and you do not need to use all that much as a little bit does go a long way. I like that you don't have to leave it very long on the toilet at all, just a few minutes and then you can wash it away.
What is annoying about this though is the smell. It does linger on for around 24 hours and floats around the whole house which I don't like, I don't like to be able to smell something associated with the bathroom whilst I'm in the kitchen or whilst I'm trying to sleep at night. I think that Duck need to do something to make this less in your face so that it's just a more subtle smell which lingers instead.
The toilet does always look very clean afterwards and it does remove 99% of bacteria so you can rest assured that you have a nice clean bathroom when you use this.
I do like this product as it is easy to use so it makes the job I hate slightly less unpleasant. I can only give it 4 stars though as the smell is definitely not something which I enjoy!
Available from supermarkets and other stores for around £1.80.
I had a really bad tummy ache after a night out recently and so went to Boots for some Tums to ease the pain but they had none. I then tried Superdrug and hoorah they had them! It then caught my eye that they also have a small homeware range, and spotted a bottle of Duck Toilet Cleaner for £1. My bottle of Harpic at home was finished, and I do love a nice smelling loo so it seemed a no-brainer for me to definitely purchase it!
*** Packaging ***
It comes in a tall, rather chunky white plastic bottle which is easy to hold although looks a bit garish so I keep it hidden behind the toilet cistern so it doesn't stick out too much. It has a unique swirly neck to the bottle which is reminiscent of a duck and the cap lid is like a beak. The cap is child proof which is good so requires a lot of arm grease to get it going and my daughter can't play with it without me knowing!
*** what it does ***
Kills 99.9% bacteria
Removes limescale and stains
Effective cleaning and cleans above the rim
*** My opinion ***
The Duck toilet cleaner is a light green thick liquid and the bottle has a narrow pointed spout at the top for easy application around the rim of the toilet bowl which is ideal for me! I tend to use it last thing at night so it has time to soak around the rim and in the morning the bowl looks much cleaner, and the loo smells fresher!
In terms of cleaning I was a bit disappointed with this as one night I did leave it to soak and the next morning it did still leave a mark from where my daughter had done a no.2 during the night (sorry for the gross info!). I scrubbed over and over with a toilet brush but it wouldn't budge so I literally had to get on hands and knees and use bleach and to get it to go! It doesn't leave the loo gleaming and shiny as expected but it does seem reasonably clean.
To be honest I prefer to use this product for the scent more and for this the smell is long lasting and very refreshing. The liquid is a bit more fragrant than the Harpic I used before and is really long lasting in the bathroom!
I would definitely recommend Duck toilet cleaner for anyone who wants a cleaner to freshen up their bathroom and last a long time as only a little squirt is sufficient to do a good job, but it's not fab for it's cleaning properties :(
Cleaning the toilet is one of those household tasks which is not particularly pleasant but is a necessity. Gone are the days when you had to pull on a pair of 'Marigolds' and get stuck in with a sponge and scrubbing brush. Now there are all kinds of blocks and gels to keep the bowl sparkling clean (or so they claim). Under the rim, though, can still be a harbinger of germs and other things of an unpleasant nature, and getting that part of the bowl clean can still require some dexterity. This is where Toilet Duck is so useful.
Containers of bleach come in all shapes and sizes, the majority of which need to be tipped upside down to get the bleach out. This, as I'm sure you are aware, makes it very difficult, if not impossible, to use it to clean under the toilet rim. Toilet Duck, however, has an ingeniously-shaped neck to the container which deposits the bleach exactly where you want it, making cleaning the toilet both easy and effective.
Toilet Duck is made by the SC Johnson company who have been in business since 1886. It was originally a parquet flooring company and the owners soon realized that they needed to manufacture a wax for the flooring, and so started the process of producing cleaning products. The reason that Toilet Duck is so-called is because of the neck of the container which does bear a remarkable, if simplified, resemblance to the neck and head of a duck.
It comes in just one size ( 750ml) but there are three 'fragrances' to choose from - Marine, Citrus and Pine Fresh. We only have Marine in the house at the moment, so this is the one that I'm reviewing. The container is mainly blue and white with a yellow 'beak' - the latest design shows a picture of blue swirling and bubbling water upon which is superimposed an image of a white duck with its head at a very unusual angle.
The label tells you that it kills 99.99% of germs, removes limescale, freshens and also cleans above and below the waterline. On the back it explains that the neck of the container is unique and that 'better reach = better cleaning' (a rather obvious statement).
It's quite easy to use the toilet cleaner:-
Lift the toilet seat
Squeeze both pads on the bottle cap and unscrew
Tip the bottle to fill the neck with liquid
Direct the Duck liquid under the rim and squeeze evenly around the bowl
Brush above and below the waterline and flush
It does recommend that you leave it for 60 minutes before flushing - we do this and no harm has come to the toilet. Also you are advised to use it at least 3 times a week to keep the toilet clean, fresh and free from limescale.
Toilet Duck contains lactic acid (2.02g/100g) as well as anionic and non-anionic surfactants, disinfectant and perfume, so it does need to be used with care (wash hands after use, don't let it get in contact with your eyes and don't swallow the liquid).
I find that it's very simple to use - you just squeeze the container and 'swoosh' it round under the toilet rim and the toilet bowl. The liquid's quite thick and covers the porcelain well. I leave it an hour (sometimes longer) - the bowl's still covered with the Toilet Duck even after that length of time - and then a quick brush and flush and the job's done. We do get a lot of limescale because of our water, and I find that Toilet Duck doesn't prevent it all building up (I still have to use a proprietary limescale remover) but it does cut it down a lot.
The downside is the smell. I would advise you to leave a window open because it can be very overpowering. Even with the so-called perfume there is a very strong smell of bleach/ammonia - I have to close the toilet doors otherwise the smell gives me a headache (I must admit, though, that the citrus Toilet Duck is not quite as unpleasant as the marine one). However, it does leave the bowl and under the rim very clean, so there's no doubt about its effectiveness.
A bottle of Toilet Duck usually costs around £1.40 but Tescos have it on offer at the moment for £1.00, so it's worth stocking up at that price.
I'd definitely recommend using Toilet Duck because of the ease of use and its effectiveness in cleaning the toilet (and you save on Marigolds)
Toilet Duck is a toilet bleach that has 99.99% germ kill ability so its something I definitely like to use in my toilet. What's more, its got the most inventive shape bottle I have ever seen but one that is very handy and works very well. With three people now using the toilets in our house including a little girl who has just been potty trained, our toilets get rather dirty and so need bleach down them almost every day and if not every other day.
Toilet Duck is an SC Johnson product and has a neck that is shaped like the neck of a duck, it's really cool to look at actually because it really does look like a bent ducks neck, hence the name obviously. On the front of the bottle it tells you that it removes limescale, freshens and cleans above and below the water line. The bottle also says, "Unique neck better reach = better cleaning. With its uniquely shaped neck that reaches right under the rim, Duck liquid provides complete hygiene for your toilet, leaving it clean and fresh.
I have toilet duck in the citrus fresh smell which comes in a yellow coloured bottle. It's a really nice fresh smell actually and much better than regular bleach that just smells quite harsh and like a cleaning product. This product at least smells ok and makes your toilet smell nice whilst cleaning it too.
With normal bottles of bleach I find I am always reaching over the toilet bowl in a funny position to try and get the liquid to actually attach to the top of the rim but it always seems to pour down the sides rather quickly and never goes where I want it to go. With toilet duck the nozzle already is upwards when you are holding the bottle normally so you just have to position it under the rim and squirt and it gets to exactly where you need it to go, it's great.
On the back of the bottle it recommends leaving it for 60 seconds before rinsing but I tend to leave mine for a couple of minutes and this has done no harm. Afterwards I am just left with a nice fresh smelling toilet and a very clean bowl.
I am fastidious about cleaning the toilet bowl in fact its probably one of the cleanest places in my flat! I cant bear using a dirty toilet it must look clean and shiny. I came across toilet duck fresh (which is the green bottle) purely by accident. I moved into a rented flat and there was some of this lying around so I gave it a try and have been buying it ever since.
-- What is it? --
Toilet duck is a 3 in one toilet cleaner which claims to kill germs, remove limescale and clean and freshen your loo. These are the claims and I would say it does exactly what it claims to do although, I cant see the germs so I will have to take their word for that. It does contain disinfectant so that should do the trick.
Where can I buy it and how much is it?
You can buy toilet duck in most household stores and supermarkets. It costs around £1.29 for a 750ml which I would say is a reasonable price for a good product. Some own brand makes in supermarkets are even more expensive than this. For a stronger more powerful cleaner you will pay a good bit more.
-- The packaging --
I use the green " fresh" bottle. The bottle is oblong in shape with a bended nozzle that you can easily fit under the rim of the toilet bowel. It has a picture of a duck on the front.
A Google search confused me though as they appear to have changed the appearance of this product. If you are looking in Tesco the bottle is now white with a green label for the fresh fragrance so If you are picking it up from the supermarket look out for this. You can still pick up the green bottle though as I managed to purchase this in my local B&M a few days ago.
The bottle has a child proof cap that you need to squeeze on both sides to open however, I would not say this is particularly robust. Its very easy to open so I would keep out of reach of children. If I can open it so easily so can they!
The instructions for use and the ingredients are on the back of the bottle.
-- The liquid --
The liquid itself is thick. Much thicker than your average household bleach. It has a very pleasing bright green colour which looks fresh in your toilet bowl. I am a visual creature and do like my cleaning products to look good so this fits the bill for me. The fragrance is piney fresh and drifts through your home when you leave it in the toilet bowl - this for me is its biggest selling point of toilet duck fresh.
- How do you use it? -
The instructions say to squeeze it around your toilet bowl. Which is very easy done using the perfectly shaped nozzle. Brush, flush, reapply. You are then advised to leave it for 60 mins and use the product 3 times a week.
-- My experience of toilet duck fresh --
I buy toilet duck fresh primarily for the piney fresh fragrance. It makes my bathroom smell very clean. The smell is strong so it does drift into my hallway but as it is a very pleasant aroma I am happy with that.
I wouldn't say I use this product to clean my toilet bowl fully three times a week as directed on the instructions. I give my bowl a full clean once a week and occasionally on an ad hoc basis if it needs it but not religiously three times a week. This to me seems a little excessive! However, I do sometimes just spritz toilet duck into the bowl without the cleaning and scrubbing element in order to get the lovely fresh smell.
It's great for cleaning your toilet bowl using a different product on the outside of the bowl and cistern this product is too thick, green and gloopy for these areas. Toilet duck brings my toilet bowl up clean and sparkly with no traces of limescale or unattractive residue.
Although, it says to leave the product in the bowl for 60 mins I certainly don't sit around with a stop watch chomping at the bit to flush that loo. I tend to just leave it in there until someone goes and uses the bathroom and flushes it away.
The instructions recommend to use a brush for cleaning. I personally don't keep a toilet brush in the house as I worry they might gather germs over time. I simply sprizs toilet duck under the rim and get under there with a pair of rubber gloves, a cloth and a strategically placed finger to run round the rim of the bowl a few times. I find this method removes any dirt - I hope! It certainly appears to work.
This product keeps my toilet bowl fresh, clean and sparkly. It is cheaper than other products that may be more heavy duty but the smell of this product keeps me coming back.
If you enjoy the smell of pine freshness and want a a toilet cleaner at a reasonable price give Toilet duck fresh a go.
Toilet duck is a well known brand of toilet cleaner with very recognisable adverts involving a duck! As well as the toilet duck toilet cleaner the brand also make fresh disks (deposit these on the side of the toilet instead of a rim block), fresh brush (a disposable toilet brush) and rim block
Toilet duck 3 in 1 active comes in a 750ml bottle with a curved head, this allows you to squirt the liquid under the rim of the toilet for maximum cleaning. The lid on the bottle is child safe, meaning you have to squeeze and turn it to open the bottle. Toilet duck comes in 3 "flavours"; fresh (green bottle), marine (blue bottle) and citrus (yellow bottle). I have only ever bought the green version.
The toilet duck liquid is quite thick, thicker than normal bleach and brightly coloured green (I'm assuming the other flavours are different colours). Toilet duck claims to kill 99.9% of germs, clean thoroughly and attack limescale. To use the toilet duck you just undo the lid and squirt the toilet duck under the rim of the toilet. You can either leave it in the toilet for a few hours to clean it or you can scrub it straight away. I find the toilet duck is very effective at cleaning and I only need to clean my toilet every so often as it stays clean. The smell is very pleasant, it smells kind of bleachy as you would expect from a toilet cleaner but that is fine.
Toilet duck currently costs around £1.40 and is available in most supermarkets. I feel this is a very reasonable price. Overall I would recommend toilet duck as it cleans very well and leaves your toilet smelling and looking nice and fresh
I live in a hard water area and although I clean my toilet several times a week I noticed that it had started to cake with limescale both above and below the water line. This did not appear to be too thick so I decided that the next time I replaced my toilet cleaner I would look for one, which claimed to remove limescale too.
When it comes to buying toilet cleaner I am not particularly loyal to any brand and usually just opt for whatever is on offer or relatively cheap. As I was looking for something that would remove limescale I was paying a little more attention to the product claims than I would normally would. I spotted a couple that claimed to remove limescale and purely because it was the cheapest I opted for the toilet duck Ocean force variety.
The toilet cleaner comes housed in a white plastic bottle with a picture of a duck on the front floating in a wave, which is deep turquoise in colour. Each bottle contains 750ml of cleaner and costs £1.29. This I think is fairly good value as a bottle can last a couple of months.
The toilet duck range looks a little different to the other products on the market due to its unique neck which has an additional bend in it which makes it easier to get the product into those hard to reach areas such as under the rim. I personally think the neck adds a certain 'cuteness' to the bottle as to me it resembles a duck craning its neck to look at me. To further enhance the duck effect the lid is coloured yellow to resemble a ducks beak.
Toilet duck clams to offer 4 in 1 protection for your toilet by removing 99.99% of germs, removing limescale, freshens and cleans above and below the waterline. The lid itself us easy enough to open despite the fact that it requires some squeezing and then twisting, presumably to make it less easy for children to open it. I often find that lids such as this are often adult proof too as I tend to struggle to open them! However in this case I was pleased to that this was not the case and I was able to open this bottle without too much effort.
Once opened I squirted some of this under the toilet rim, around the bowl and below the water line. I then used a brush to scrub around the bowl and above and below the waterline, paying particular attention to the areas covered with limescale, ensuring they were adequately covered with the product. The cleaner itself is a deep blue colour, which fits in with the ocean theme, and one that I found extremely pretty. It had quite a strong smell - quite chemical like, rather like disinfectant and not what I would call particularly ocean like.
Following the instructions on the bottle I left this to work for just over an hour before flushing. Just before flushing though I did use a brush to scrub the areas affected by limescale again to try and get these to come off. Once flushed my toilet was left sparkling clean. It also left my toilet smelling quite fresh and not as chemical like as it did prior to flushing. This smell also lingered for a few hours, which was nice. I don't have a microscope but the cleanliness of the toilet along with the claims that this product kills 99.99% of germs is reassuring.
However I was quite disappointed to notice that this hadn't made the slightest bit of difference to the limescale. I thought that perhaps with repeated use the limescale would be removed but despite using this three times a week and scrubbing quite intensely the cleaner did not make a blind bit of difference to the limescale. I have since found another cleaner that worked it's magic in just a couple of uses and I should be reviewing this in due course.
Overall I was pleased with the toilet ducks cleaning abilities and it did leave my toilet gleaming so as a cleaner in itself I would have no hesitations in recommending. However I had specifically bought this product for its limescale removing claims and in this respect I was left quite disappointed. Overall I can only reward this product a middle of the road 3 stars.
I have experimented with a few of the supermarkets own brand toilet cleaners and was not finding these effective enough so thought I would try out one of the reasonably priced branded cleaners. I had heard many good things about Duck in the past, therefore I thought I would try out one of these to see how effective they were.
I picked mine up in Poundland for £1 (obviously), however they retail for around £1.29 in major supermarkets if this is more convenient for you. These are a great price for a toilet cleaner so I was happy in paying this. There are three scents available, and the first is a citrus scent. I would have personally opted for this one which is in the orange bottle, however I only had the choice of pine (green) or the marine scent which is the blue bottle. I thought marine would have been the best choice as I assumed it would have quite a light, airy scent to it, and I did not quite fancy the smell of trees around my bathroom! It is fantastic that there is a variety available as you can choose the best one for your needs.
The packaging has changed ever so slightly and it has become a little more modern. One of the main selling points is obviously the fact that it is branded to be a 'duck' shaped bottle to match the name of the product. Although I do have to slightly admit that this did sell it to me a little, the unusual neck on this bottle proves quite effective when using the toilet cleaner.
One thing to note is that the lid comes off really easily, which I find more useful for me as I had difficulties with some of my others when undoing them. This is important to take note of if you have children though as it could be a little unsafe. The liquid itself pours out extremely quickly as soon as you turn the bottle upside down so be prepared for that. The duck shaped neck of this bottle is brilliant as it helps you to get into those hard to reach areas around the rim of the toilet, and due to the awkward positioning of this, you do not find yourself having to mooch around trying to manoeuvre your way around, as the shape of the neck allows you to just wipe around the inside of the toilet with ease, ensuring that those hard to reach areas are taken care of.
Though the image displays that this is a 3 in 1 cleaner, it is now a 4 in 1. In addition to removing limescale, it also kills 99.9% of germs which is fantastic as you know it is doing the job well. After cleaning the inside of the toilet, it is recommended that you leave it for around an hour for the best results. After flushing and brushing after this hour, I noticed that it lathered up really well and the toilet started to look sparkling clean almost instantly. In terms of results, I really have to give this product five stars out of five.
However, the only problem which I faced with the Duck cleaner was its scent. Don't get me wrong it might be quite appealing to some, but marine should not be the fragrance name of it. It is a very strong, pungent smell which lingers around your bathroom and is no way contributing a lovely smell to the bathroom. In fact I do find it a little bit intolerable, but I know that the pine fresh is something I would hate!
Despite the smell, it is a brilliant toilet cleaner for an excellent price and does all the jobs which you would want. I just have to hope the citrus scented one is more bearable for me. Thanks for reading.
Toilet Duck comes in three different varieties, Ocean, Fresh and the plain white toilet descaler. I have tried all of them and like the lot. The bottle is 750ml and costs around 90p. It has a great curved neck which lets you get under the rim of the bowl and gets rid of all the build up of nasty limescale and germs which hang around up there.
You take off the safety cap (which I personally think is a good idea on this type of thing) and squeeze around the rim and leave it for about five minutes then brush at it with the loo brush till all the nasty bits have gone. The liquid is very thick in my opinion and really clings hard to the surface of the bowl.
It destroys the bad odours as well that many loos have, as well as killing the germs and getting rid of the build up of the limescale. Sometimes if you leave it on overnight for more hard to remove stains this works better, and then it just needs a scrub off the next morning and a couple of flushes - job done!
The green colour is the stonger smelling variety I always think and it can be a bit heavy on the pine scent. Ocean is less strong but a nicer smell overall. I think I'd rather have a bathroom smell of oceans than a forest. The white one just smells of really strong amonia / bleach and is so strong it can aggrivate. I did spill some on my hand but just rinses off okay with no after effects.
Made by SC Johnson and NOT Proctor & Gamble for a change. I recommend this stuff because it works and its not that expensive either.
review also posted on Ciao as sorehead
I hate cleaning but what I hate even more is dirt so I am always on the lookout for products that are out there which can make life easier for me and thanks to the adverts for the product I decided to give Toilet Duck a shot and see if it could help keep my toilet fresh and clean for longer but how did it do?
Toilet Duck comes in a very well designed and shaped bottle which has a curved neck design (this is where the duck part of the name comes from) to enable you to get this in to the hard to reach underside of the toilet rim. For me this is one of the better bottle out there as even though it is a small difference from the normal shape of bottle I do find it very easy to use and know that I have managed to get the cleaner in the most difficult to reach places.
This is a cleaner which offers up very good cleaning power and fights both limescale and germs (99.9% germ kill rate is what is quoted by Toilet Duck) well. This is continually being developed and improved with the newest versions offering cleaning below the waterline which is something that Toilet Duck never used to be able to do. For me it is a vrey good cleaning product but is not quite up there with Harpic Power Plus for how clean it manages to my toilet or how long it leaves it clean.
Leaves your toilet very fresh with a strong yet not overpowering fragrance. The fragrances on offer are pine, marine and citrus which doesn't seem like much but once you have found your favourite (for me this is citrus) then you will find you automatically pick that one up each time.
The cleaner is thicker than many other toilet cleaners out there and so will stay on the sides of your toilet for longer which ensures that it cleans as well as it can (other cleaners simply run straight in to the water which means they are not dragging the dirt and germs away). I was impressed with how long it was before this had all run in to the water as this is one of the biggest annoyances I have with other toilet cleaners out there and the reason I feel many of them just don't work well.
This is a great value for money product with a bottle normally costing between £1 and £1.50 and for that you are getting a product that will last for a few cleans of the toilet thanks to being thicker than other liquids and so not needing so much on to cover the area to a thickness you know will actually clean it.
This is one of the better cleaners out there but it does limescale does begin to return quicker than I have found with Harpic Power Plus and so I would always feel more confidence in my toilet remaining clean for longer with the Harpic.
Overall a very good cleaning product which will leave your toilet both clean and fresh. The unique neck shape allows for you to clean easily under the rim and ensures that you get full coverage which is something I find to be a small yet massively important part of Toilet Duck being so good. The product offers you a very good value and is one of the products I would always consider using, even if it is not my first choice.
I buy this all the time, it's excellent value for money and does get the toilet clean and smelling fresh.
Living with four boy's (& 1 man) isn't easy, not one of them have ever or probably never will clean the toilet, that is left for me... Don't us women get all the good jobs..... Not!
It's manufactured by S.C Johnsons and can be found in most supermarkets as well as corner shops etc. It usually retails at around £1.29 but is currently on offer in Asda for £1.
Called 'Toilet Duck' due to the angled neck it is really good at getting under the rim of the toilet, squired around it is thick enough to stick to the bowl but also thin enough to run down and clean the whole of the toilet.
It claims to kill 99.9% of germs which can only be a good thing.
I clean the loo everyday, it's a must with my boy's as they are in there all the flipping time!
I also clean my sink everytime I go in the bathroom as my 4 year old has an obssession with toothpaste but that's another story!!
I generally go in squirt a bit of this around the rim and leave it for 5 minutes then give it a scrub with a loo brush (which is kept in a pot of bleach) and then flush. I buy the citrus version and it does leave the bathroom smelling citrusy.
It cleans the loo effectively with ease and is an easy product to use.
Toilet Duck is a product that I've been using almost exclusively to clean our toilets for the past few years. I initially bought it because I liked the name and I liked the angled neck, but I continue to use it because I think its a good product. It costs me £1.29 to buy a bottle of Toilet Duck from Asda, which I feel is a very good price. The bottle contains 750 mls for the Toilet Duck solution and it lasts about two weeks in my household (which has four toilets) and so I think this is very good value.
This particular version of Toilet Duck comes in a plastic bottle that is a different colour depending on the fragrance of Toilet Duck that you choose to buy. There are three fragrances, namely Fresh, Ocean and Citrus - and having tried all of the, I think the citrus one provides the best freshest, cleanest and long lasting smell. The bottle has an angled neck which kind of double backs on itself and looks like a neck - I've never really got why it's called Toilet Duck because to me it really should be called Toilet Swan (but I guess it doesn't have the same ring to it!). The bottle is recyclable and so can be put in any plastics recycling bin.
From a safety perspective, the Toilet Duck claims to kill 99.9% of germs - which is obviously peace of mind for me as I have a young family who aren't always the greatest proponents of toilet hygiene! In addition, the lid to the Toilet Duck is child proof and so my youngest son (who's only 2) isn't able to get into it, although older children certainly would be able to.
In order to use, you remove the lid and then point the "duck" head under the rim of the toilet and then squeeze. The solution comes out quickly and easily - and its really great to be able to direct the head right up under the rim in those really hard to reach places. The solution then runs down the Toilet Bowl and will stick there until the toilet is flushed. I like to leave it there running down the side of the toilet bowl for about an hour - and then I flush and all of the solution is washed off of the side of the toilet. Although I have no way of testing whether it does kill 99.9% of germs dead, the toilet certainly does smell fresh and clean - and, because of the fragrance I have chosen, citrusy. The smell is mostly of lemon and I think that smell eminates freshness - and so its a nice smell for the bathroom to have. I put down the Toilet Duck every day and this keeps the toilet smelling fresh and clean.
The only negative about using the Toilet Duck Cleaner is that you have to repeat it daily. I have started to use the Toilet Duck discs which sit in the toilet all the time and have cleaner released every time the toilet is flushed - and I find this preferable now.
Overall, I think this is a good product - but consider using the Toilet Duck Discs instead.
The bottle is as shown in the picture above, and has like a duck shaped neck or so it should be although I am not too sure about it looking much like a duck lol. The red cap has a security button on it to unable it to be opened unless u push in either side of the cap and then twist it off. When putting the lid back on though I do find that you have to make sure that the cap clicks or it will not be locked.
The bottle has a label on the back stating the directions for use in two different languages ones in English although I am not sure what the other language is. It also has a little information about the company SC Johnson who make the toilet duck.
I paid 99p for a 750 ml bottle and it does last quite a while and is not needed to be used everyday.
==How to use==
The bottle is shaped like it is for a reason, so that you are able to get the bottle under the rim of the toilet, to use you put the top of the bottle under the rim of the toilet, give it a little squeeze and squirt it round the whole of the toilet then leave for 60 minutes.
==My overall opinion==
Well they do say on the bottle that it kills lime scale too, which I found that I also need to use bleach to get rid of any limescale. It does make the toilet smell nice and a little bit cleaner, but I find normal bleach does do a better job of cleaning.
I also find that when you do as suggested on the bottle and leave it or 60 minutes when you flush the toilet it does leave a blue mark on the toilet bowl. I would rather just stick to bleach when I am cleaning my toilet as this is just something that is unneeded when bleach works better.
I had a little count up last night and found that I have reached a peak in my career! My official job title is professional boat crew but really I just clean and occasionally sail, but, I am in charge of the cleanliness of, lets see, 6 marine loos and 6 ordinary loos and if you are going to do something do it right no matter what it is!
I have tried lots of different toilet cleaners in my time and I always revert back to Toilet Duck. I have great confidence in it and have used it in preference to many other brands.
Why do I like Duck?
First of all, the bottle is easy to grip, it is shaped so that you can squeeze the bottle easily to get the fresh smelling gel out .
The safety top comes off neither too easily or, leave you fuming with frustration as you can't get the top off!
The top doesn't block up. Last week I binned an inferior brand,(the Boss bought it), because the flipping liquid wouldn't come out of the top.
The wiggly neck means you can get the liquid right up under the rim
99.9% germ kill!, this is what we need!
Limescale removal! Yes! the water where I am comes out the tap in chunks it is so hard. It gets rid of the water mark in the bowl which happens if a loo is not used very often.
It "cleans and refreshes",my favourite is the green, it has a great fresh pine smell, and there is another
called "Ocean" which I never choose cos I don't want any Ocean inside my boats if I can help it, thank you.
It does not perish the seals in marine loos, this is important because bleach can destoy a seal if left in the bowl for a long time. If this happens, the system looses pressure and the pump cuts in and out all night and nobody gets any sleep and I get into trouble!
How do I use Duck.
Swish it round the bowl and under the rim, give it a good scrub ,leave for a minute and then flush.
Johnson, the makers suggest leaving the gel to work for 60mins but I never have time! they also say to use three times a week for best results.
I also leave a little in the water in the bowl to keep everything smelling fresh.
Duck and I have traveled many sea miles together, he has been as far as Croatia and spends a lot of time in the Med, lucky duck. He is a favoured guest in my home and in Spain is known as "Pato". When using duck the normal safety advice applies, don't get it in your eyes or drink him! He also doesn't like to be mixed with bleach or other cleaners, fussy duck. If you treat him well you will have , in my opinion one of the best toilet cleaners around.
Widely available in supermarkets for around 3.00pounds unless I've got there first and cleared the shelf.
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i have used this product for some many years now. It seems to have always been around as i remember, my mum used it and i still picked it up sometimes for home and i use it a lot of times in my cleaning business.
Toilet ducks costs around 90p for a 750ml bottle and comes in green (fresh), blue (force) and orange (citrus) varieties.
The bottle has the familiar duck shape bottle neck and the front claims to be 3-1 complete toilet clean at killing 99.9% of germs, removing limescale, and leaving loos clean and fresh. The back has all the usual precautions and instructions.
Using the product is like any other toilet cleaner, around the rim, etc, i always find that the liquid is very thin. I find that after leaving it for the recommended hour, the liquid fails to hang from under the rim like harpic and domestos i have used. Saying that it leave the loo clean, and the disinfectant in the liquid kills the germs, and it definitely leaves it fresh fragrance too. the fragrances may not be to everyone but they are less potent than bleach. I prefer the green fragrance out of the three. A bottle will roughly last for about 6 or 7 cleans.
Overall i am always happy to use toilet duck. Its not the best toilet cleaner, but its a reliable fresh cleaner, and i always like the brand.
The new, improved formula of Toilet Duck offers 100% better limescale removal / In addition, it kills 99.9% of germs (above the waterline) and leaves a fresh, long lasting fragrance / Its unique angled neck allows the product to reach right up under the toilet rim and is safe to use with septic tanks / available in Fresh, Ocean Force and Citrus fragrances.