I was really torn between the Ecover brand and Ecos Earth-Friendly Products. I have other Ecover products and I have to say that a lot of the appeal of that brand to me is the ecological design of their facilities, what with their grass sod roof and whatnot. I love that! But, there was some vague language in their ingredients that I didn’t like so I went with Ecos for now. Even though I had some trouble with Ecos automatic dishwashing detergent in the past.
On this first attempt, I missed the rim and the substance was left clinging tentatively halfway down the slanted bowl. I went after it and tried smearing it around with my disposable toilet brush (I told you I can’t get rid of them. At least they are biodegradable, but I digress). However, it was so gummy that it just plopped into the water and started dissolving. Because of this it was pretty diluted by the time I used it and it really didn’t clean anything that well.
With the second toilet in our house, I tried following the instructions and aiming for directly under the rim, then letting it slide down by itself over 10-15 minutes. This worked great! It cleaned easily and it smelled nice. The moral of this story is, follow directions.
I would recommend this product and might buy it again. Or, I might try the Ecover version for comparison sake. I will let you know when I run out!
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I found that if I take 30 seconds every morning and “swish” the toilet bowl with the toilet brush and wipe it down with a rag, I can go a long time before the toilet needs “real” cleaning, thus reducing the number of chemicals and plastic toilet cleaner bottles I have to go through in a year. Of course, I always fall behind at some point and then have to clean it with cleaner, but otherwise it stays pretty clean with just “swishing and swiping”!
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