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Cleaning your toilet is a necessary evil. It’s not fun, it’s likely not enjoyable and it’s probably not something you look forward to every week. But the satisfaction of seeing a shiny, germ and bacteria-free toilet once you’re done cleaning feels good. You have to clean your toilet, so do it with a brush that will make the job as fast and easy for you as possible.
When it comes to cleaning your toilet, the brush is just as important as the cleaning product. You want to brush with firm bristles that won’t break down after a few uses but are still flexible enough to reach under the rim and get every spot of the bowl. Also important is the handle. You want a handle that is long enough that your skin does not come close to touching any of the gross bacteria that are living in your toilet. It also needs to be strong enough that you can apply some pressure to the handle when necessary to get out tough messes.
Toilets are gross, which means that your toilet brush is likely also going to get gross. That’s why when shopping for a new toilet brush, we look for models that come with holders that keep the brush contained and secure, making for a discreet storage option that won’t result in your brush falling over and spreading more germs in your bathroom.
Clean your toilet quickly and efficiently with a quality toilet brush. Check out our top picks for the best toilet brushes below.
1. OXO Good Grips Hideaway Compact Toilet Brush
Secure your toilet brush between uses without getting your hands dirty by using the OXO Good Grips Hideaway Compact Toilet Brush. The Smart canister has an auto open-and-close function. When users lift the handle of the brush, the canister will automatically open and remain open until the brush is replaced. The canister creates a sealed covering around the brush and includes a drip tray with ventilation slots that help the brush dry quickly, cutting down on bacteria and mold build-up. The handle has a widened grip at the top for easy handling. We also like that the OXO is available in several color options and users can purchase replacement heads.
2. Grove Collaborative Toilet Brush
Toilet brushes don’t last forever, but there’s no reason to chuck the whole thing when it gets too grimy to use. This toilet brush from Grove Collaborative has a replaceable head, so you can minimize waste. It has a stylish design and is constructed from recycled plastic and recycled aluminum.
3. Threshold Brushed Brass Toilet Bowl Brush Gold
We’re as surprised as you are, but this toilet brush from Threshold is a genuinely good-looking option for your bathroom. If you like your bathroom to feel like a spa, then this is the toilet brush to get. And since it comes from Target, you can count on an inexpensive product that’ll still look good and work well.
4. ToiletTree Products Deluxe Toilet Brush
For a compact and discreet toilet brush cleaner and canister, try the ToiletTree Products Deluxe Toilet Brush with Lid. The stainless steel set includes a brush with a matching canister. The lid on the canister remains closed once the brush has been inserted and helps to keep germs and bacteria contained. The compact design of the canister makes this a great option for small bathrooms that do not have much floor space around the toilet. The bottom of the canister is slightly weighted to ensure that it does not fall over when users reinsert the brush. As for the brush, it is made with stiff plastic bristles designed for scrubbing and cleaning.
5. Redecker Toilet Brush
Trying to live a plastic-free life? This toilet brush comes from Package Free, an online store that brings a more sustainable way to shop. The handle of this brush is made from beechwood, while the brush is made from boar bristles. This smartly designed brush also includes an edge cleaner that allows you to more effectively clean the grimiest (and hardest to see) part of the toilet bowl. At only $9, this is an economical option that you can replace once it wears out. The only drawback is that it does not come with a caddie.
6. mDesign Compact Toilet Bowl Brush
Add some flair and fun to your bathroom cleaning experience with the mDesign Compact Freestanding Plastic Toilet Bowl Brush and Holder. The brush and canister combo is available in a wide variety of vibrant colors to match any bathroom decor, helping to add some style to a room that gets a lot of use. A non-skid base helps to keep the canister in place when users are removing and reinserting their brush. The sturdy bristle brush helps to provide a deep clean and users can easily replace brush heads when necessary thanks to the screw-on design. The compact design and shatter-resistant plastic molding make the mDesign a great option for any bathroom. We also like that mDesign has a wide range of bathroom products that match the brush and holder set.
7. Mr. Clean Turbo Plunger and Bowl Brush
For a toilet bowl brush that sidesteps frills and focuses on a deep clean and an added element of safety, we recommend the Mr. Clean Turbo Plunger and Bowl Brush Caddy Set. The set comes with a holder that has a space for a toilet brush cleaner and a regular-sized plunger. The toilet bowl brush is made with nylon bristles that can withstand heavy use. The holder contains most of the brush and has a large opening for the plunger, making it easy for users to keep on hand for when clogs occur. A rubber handle on both the brush and the plunger it easy for users to get a firm grip on both tools.