The Works Toilet Bowl Cleaner Review

by Taylor

I've been using The Works Toilet Bowl Cleaner for a couple of years now, ever since I noticed it in the Walmart one day for the cost of $1.00 for a bottle.


It is one of the lowest costing cleaning products on the market, that I've found, that is designed for cleaning your toilet.

I can't find it for quite that low of a price anymore, normally, but it still costs less that $1.50 typically, and I watch for sales to buy more.

The first time I used it I was thoroughly disappointed when I first squirted it out of the bottle, because it is extremely thin, about the consistency of water, unlike many other types of toilet cleaners which are quite thick and viscous.

I figured I had just bought blue colored water, and it wouldn't do much good.

However, I was happily surprised to find that it works just fine for lightly soiled toilets, especially if you let it sit for a while first, before scrubbing with your toilet brush.

Now, if you've got stains on the side of your bowl, above the water line, it may not work well for you since it will not stay on the sides of the bowl to soak into the stained area, since it is so thin.

However, if you clean your toilet pretty regularly, this stuff will work just fine for your needs, and costs a lot less than the leading brands. Plus, it can be found at most big box stores, so you can just grab some while you're doing your regular shopping.

If you're looking to save money on cleaning supplies this is an instance where a cheaper product works well enough, in my opinion, and can be a way to cut costs in your budget.

Because it is so thin you do have to be careful to not apply too much to your commode at once or you'll waste a bunch of it, which will cut down on the cost savings of using such a bargain cost product.

The other day I noticed they also have a thicker version of this brand's toilet cleaner, but I haven't personally tried it yet. I would love to hear from more people who've used this, or any of the other The Works cleaning products, sharing how they've worked for you, good or bad.

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The Best For Removing Hard Water Buildup

by Sheila

Yes, it may be runny, but The Works is the absolute, hands-down BEST at removing hard water buildup.

I've tried several different cleaners on my toilet, a pumice stone, and soaking in vinegar, but the ONLY thing that worked is The Works.

I didn't really have to scrub it, either. Just poured the cleaner directly on the buildup and it melted away.

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The Works Is Great For Rust & Hard Water Stains

by Angela L.
(Woodstock, Ohio)

Angela says:

We live in the country and have some of the hardest water I have ever encountered. I have to clean our toilet every other day because of the hard water stains.

I have tried just about every type/brand of toilet bowl cleaner and The Works is the ONLY one that actually takes care of the hard water stains without much effort.

Yes, it is thin, like water, but all I have to do is squirt it all around the bowl and swish with a brush.

You can see it start dissolving the rust stain as soon as it comes in contact with it.

I used to use CLR, but couldn't stand the smell.

I have even used this in my sink when I have a hard water stain from a dripping faucet. I never buy anything else!

Taylor says:

Thanks Angela for your review.

I agree, this stuff is great, especially for the cost.

So, has anyone else used it? If so, I'd love to hear your reviews as well, or of any of the other products from this company. You can share your household cleaning products reviews here.

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I only buy The Works
by: Joyce

I am a professional cleaner with a specialty in move-out / move-in cleaning, so I get a lot of toilets that have not been cleaned for years. I use The Works and a pumice stick to clean all the toilets.

Blue stains
by: Zig

I would like to know if anyone else is experiencing blue stains in the toilet after using The Works Bowl cleaner. I was having problems a while back and then noticed that the color had been lightened, but now it is a darker blue again and leaves stains in the bowl. I clean houses and this is a BIG problem when I can't remove the stains.

It no longer works for rust stains
by: Anonymous

The formula must have changed as it no longer gets rid of rust stains in the toilet.

No longer works
by: Anonymous

We live in NE Florida & have some of the hardest water in the world. I have used The Works and recommended it to people for years. Unfortunately, the last couple of bottles haven't worked! Always before I could squeeze the bottle into the bowl & watch the rust stains & lime deposits turn green & melt away. Now even after soaking for hours the stains are still there. Really disappointed.

Stained my toilet blue
by: Anonymous

I used "it works " on my toilet bowl. It sat in toilet for less than 10 minutes. It STAINED the toilet BLUE!

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