Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Works-For-Me Wednesday: Kaboom!

I detest, loathe, and despise cleaning toilets. It's one of the grossest household chores I can think of. It's not that difficult, I just don't like doing it. Maybe it stems from Mom being able to see a missed spot under the rim from down the hall and making me go back and re-clean the bowl as a kid. And it's not like it stays clean for any amount of time, especially with someone of the male gender in the house.

But I found a way to help keep the toilet bowl clean. I heavily debated trying this product, as I am usually skeptical of anything advertised in an infomercial-like fashion. But this stuff really works. It's the Kaboom NeverScrub system. You attach it in the toilet tank and just flush away. I still clean the bowl of my toilet, but I only need to do it about once a month instead of a couple of times a week (not kidding!). Cleaning the toilet bowl once a month is awesome. I still wipe the rest of the toilet down frequently, but I can't tell you how freeing it is to not have to scrub the bowl.

The cartridge is supposed to last about 3 months. I bought a refill for mine with plans to replace it this past week, as my 3 months was up. However, when I went to change it, I found it still had some usefulness left. So it has lasted even longer than advertised.

I will warn that it does have a strong chemical odor at first. Husband hates the smell. So I invited him to be in charge of cleaning the toilet. He decided he prefers to deal with the short-lived chemical odor in exchange for not having to clean the toilet himself. Leaving the door open to the toilet room between uses helps the odor dissipate until it decreases on its own. Again, small price to pay for not having to scrub the toilet bowl. And it is not harmful if your kid or pet should happen to have a minor escapade in the porcelain spa.

Not quite "NeverScrub," but close. And worth it.

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  1. Anonymous9:17 AM

    I wondered if that stuff actually works. :) Thanks for the tip.

  2. Thanks for the review! I've put this in my cart so many times then put it back on the shelf fearing it was just another pricey gimmick. I like that it's a liquid--had the plumber out when a toilet wouldn't flush and he said the toilet tablets you put in the tank can gunk up the works.

  3. Awesome! I am SO going to try this!!!