If your bathroom is the pride of your home, compare different brands and find the best bathroom cleaner for the job.
* Overall satisfaction is an individual rating and not a combined total of all ratings. Brands with equal overall satisfaction ratings are listed in alphabetical order.
Canstar Blue research finalised in October 2015, published in December 2015.
If you’re going to judge a home on its cleanliness, the bathroom is the perfect place to start. On the front line of your morning rush and evening apathy, it’s a room that will naturally get messy and needs a decent amount of regular cleaning to avoid soap scum, calcium build-up and water stains that will inevitably occur. It can sometimes feel like your bathroom is impossible to keep clean, owning to all those personal hygiene products and other bits and pieces you leave lying around the place.
No room provokes arguments amongst family members and friends quite like the bathroom. If you regularly pick up other people’s dirty towels or remove hair from drains, you’ll know all too well what we’re talking about. Fortunately a good bathroom cleaner can help alleviate some of your bathroom bugbears and make the cleaning process that little bit easier. It won’t be able to throw out those annoying empty bottles of shampoo or shower gel for you, but it will keep your bathroom looking and feeling fresh and clean.
So to find out which bathroom cleaner brushes up the best, we asked more than 2,000 adults to rate the products they most recently bought across a range of categories. A total of 17 brands featured in the results, but only the environmentally-focused Earth Choice achieved top marks for overall customer satisfaction.
Bathroom cleaners tend not to include some of the harsh chemicals you will find in some other household cleaning products, but you’re still advised to take precautions. As an example of the ingredients used in bathroom cleaners, Earth Choice lists the following ingredients in its Shower Cleaner product.
But remember that ingredients will vary between brands. Always read the directions and safety instructions on the packaging.
Bathrooms are inherently susceptible to grime and mould, so you’ll need a bathroom cleaner that is up to the job. But prices can vary significantly between different brands, so you’ll also want to feel like you’re getting value for money from your cleaning companion. We found the drivers of satisfaction for bathroom cleaners to be:
As we know, there are numerous brands to pick from when you buy bathroom cleaner, so you can afford to be choosy.
Canstar Blue commissioned Colmar Brunton to survey 3,000 Australian consumers across a range of categories to measure and track customer satisfaction. The outcomes reported are the results from customers within the survey group who have purchased and used a bathroom cleaning product in the last six months – in this case, 2,144 people.
Brands must have received at least 30 responses to be included. Results are comparative and it should be noted that brands receiving three stars have still achieved a satisfaction measure of at least six out of 10. Not all brands available in the market have been compared in this survey. The ratings table is first sorted by star ratings and then alphabetically. A rated brand may receive a ‘N/A’ (Not Applicable) rating if it does not receive the minimum number of responses for that criteria.
Earth Choice is an environmentally friendly brand from Natures Organics – an Australian manufacturer of cleaning, personal hygiene, skincare and hair care products.
Ajax is a well-known cleaning brand from Colgate-Palmolive. The company owns several other dishwashing liquid and laundry detergent brands such as Palmolive, Cold Power, Spree, Fab and Dynamo.
Supermarket chain ALDI has a large range of Powerforce-branded home cleaning products, including glass cleaner, bath and shower cleaner, disinfectant liquid and toilet cleaner.
Smart Buy is Coles’ lower costing private label range, promising household basics at a smart price.
Dettol is a brand owned by Reckitt Benckiser – a multinational consumer goods company based in the UK. Its other household cleaning products include Cillit bang, Finish and Harpic.
Domestos is a household cleaning range owned by Unilever – a multinational consumer good company based in the Netherlands. Its other household cleaning products include Persil, OMO and Surf.
Harpic has a broad range of toilet cleaning products, including liquids, crystals and wipes. It’s owned by Reckitt Benckiser – a multinational consumer goods company based in the UK.
Jif is a well-known cleaning brand of Unilever – a multinational consumer good company based in the Netherlands. Its other household cleaning products include Persil, OMO and Surf.
The brand that ‘loves the jobs you hate’, Mr Muscle is owned by SCJ – a manufacturer of household cleaning products based in the United States. Its other products include Windex, Oust and Duck.
The brand that claims to be ‘The Greener Cleaner’, Orange Power is owned by Aware Environmental – an Australian eco-friendly household cleaning company.
Pine O Clean is an Australian manufacturer of household cleaning products owned by Reckitt Benckiser – a multinational consumer goods company based in the UK.
Shower Power is the best known brand from OzKleen – an Australian producer of household cleaning products. Its other brands include Laundry Power, Mop Power and Grease Monkey.
White King is a brand of bathroom, laundry and other household cleaning products owned by Pental – an Australian company which specialises in laundry products. Its other brands include Softly, Huggie and Velvet.
Best known for glass cleaning, Windex is a household cleaning brand from SCJ – a manufacturer of household cleaning products based in the United States. Its other brands include Mr Muscle, Oust and Pledge.
Supermarket chain Coles, part of the Wesfarmers Group, sells a wide range of private label home cleaning products that generally cost less than big name brands.
Easy Off BAM is well-known for its “BAM and the dirt is gone” slogan. The brand is owned by Reckitt Benckiser – a multinational consumer goods company based in the UK.
Exit Mould is a household cleaning brand of Reckitt Benckiser – a multinational consumer goods company based in the UK.
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