Do you have some nasty toil bowl rings? We clean our house on a regular basis but even so, we have toilet bowl stains that start to show in between cleanings. This is due to the fact that we have hard water. Who knew that toilet rings can come from hard water?
We’ve tried many of the commercial toilet cleaning products out there, but we have to spend a decent amount of time scrubbing (who wants to do that!?) and sadly, they really don’t work as well as they should.
This includes us trying toilet bowl cleaner, those tabs you put in the tank that turn your water blue, and even bleach.
If only there was a way for how to clean toilet rings more effectively, safer for the environment and without so much manual labor. Well, there is. Read on for how to clean toilet rings using 10 different alternatives.
10 Options For How To Clean Toilet Rings
#1. Use Magic Eraser
I’ve found countless uses for the Magic Eraser. Add toilet bowl rings to that list. To use, simply cut a small piece of your Magic Eraser from the scrub pad and place it in the bowl overnight. Let it float, it doesn’t need to be submerged. In the morning you will find that most of the toilet bowl stains will be removed.
The downside to this method is that you have to fish out the Magic Eraser as you cannot flush it. Luckily, you only have to do this once.
Once you get the toilet bowl stains cleaned, you can place a piece of Magic Eraser in your toilet tank. Then every time you flush, you will clean your toilet bowl automatically. Just be aware of the placement of the piece of Magic Eraser in the tank.
If you don’t place it near the side of the tank, there is a chance it gets caught under the flapper, causing your toilet to constantly run. A solution to this problem is to secure it to the side of the tank so that you don’t have to worry about it getting caught.
#2. Use Coke
Want to know how to clean toilet rings with coke? Simply take a can of cola soda (it doesn’t have to be name brand cola, a store brand version works just as effectively) and pour it into your toilet bowl.
Just let the cola sit for about an hour before you flush. The acid in the soda will work to remove stains and lime scale.
The nice thing about this option is there is no scrubbing. Of course if your stain is really stubborn, you might have to get the brush out and scrub, but many times you won’t have to go this route. Plus, you don’t have to fish out the cola like with the Magic Eraser above.
Once you get your toilet bowl clean, think about what cola (and soda in general) does to your body if it can remove nasty rings in the toilet and stop drinking it!