I find it very important to keep my bathroom clean. I mean, how can I feel as though I am clean if my bathroom isn’t? Though most of what we talk about on this website is related to overhauling bathrooms in terms of installing new fixtures and adding decorative elements, my own passion for a clean bathroom has led me to bring you information about cleaning supplies as well. Whether you are planning an overhaul of your own bathroom or you are flipping a home, it is inevitable that you will need to clean that space at some point.

For some of the other items featured on this website, we have written short buying guides to help you narrow your choices. When it comes to cleaners, on the other hand, there really isn’t too much too much to consider. For the most part, you should be able to navigate this page according to those considerations, as we’ve selected the most popular and well-rated cleaners in various categories and listed those categories below.

Best Multipurpose Cleaner
Mr. Clean Magic Eraser Bath Scrubber

People seem to be in love with this product. As someone who uses it rather often, I can understand why. I’m not quite sure what the Mr. Clean people do to these little sponges that makes them work so well, but it certainly does seem like magic.

You may be familiar with other Mr. Clean Magic products, such as the original Magic Erasers. You’ve probably seen commercials for them in which regular, everyday people are able to effortless remove stains and scuffs from walls, stoves and refrigerators. Similar to those erasers, these Bath Scrubbers are able to erase stains from all your bathroom surfaces. What is different about them, however, is that they have a gentle foaming action which works on grime, as well. Simply wet the Scrubber, squeeze most of the water out, and set to work gently scrubbing away mold, mildew, grime, and soap scum.

These Scrubbers are even wider than typical erasers, making it easier to cover the large expanse of space that is your shower wall and bathtub. Angled corners allow you to easily work this eraser into difficult-to-reach corners.

There is no need for additional rags. There is no need for a bucket full of water. There is no mess and no fuss when it comes to using this product. A single Scrubber will last for three to four full bathroom cleaning frenzies, slowly disintegrating itself as it gets used up.

Best Easy to Use Cleaner
Wet and Forget 801064 Shower Cleaner

Personally, I find the Mr. Clean Bath Scrubbers to be quite easy to use, but what if you don’t even have time for those? What if you are so busy that you simply cannot afford to spend the time cleaning scrubbing your bathroom once or twice a week? What if you are so busy that you cannot spend that time even once or twice a month? Well, I suppose you could go out and hire a maid, but let’s be honest – that isn’t possible for most of us. The next best and easiest option is this Wet and Forget Shower Cleaner.

I must say that I should probably spend some time learning about science so that I can understand how these things work, because I am constantly in awe of the way that a lot of these products work. Apparently, according to both the company and consumers, you simply spray this stuff on your shower, tub, and shower doors then walk away. That’s it. Seriously, they claim that you don’t need to do anything else. You do not even need to rinse it off after it does its work. You can apply this to a wet shower, after you finish cleaning yourself, or you can apply it to a dry shower, whenever the urge strikes you.

Many of these “spray and walk away” cleaners, such as some that we will see a little further down this list, are purely meant for bathroom maintenance. That means that they don’t do much (if any) cleaning, themselves, but act as a barrier between your surfaces and grime, stopping it from becoming a problem in the first place. Apparently, according to many consumer accounts, this product actually acts as a cleaner and a barrier. Though it may take multiple applications, it has been known to remove stains and dirt without any effort on your part. Of course, if you bathroom is very dirty you should scrub it with something a little stronger first.

Best with Disinfectant
Seventh Generation Disinfecting Bathroom Cleaner

Whether it is cold and flu season or you are moving into a new house and just want to feel like you’ve taken your cleaning that extra step, there are times when it is important to find a bathroom cleaner with a disinfectant.

Generally speaking, most bath and shower cleaners manage to kill or remove certain germs; otherwise they wouldn’t really be doing a great job of cleaning. There are, however, some germs which are very difficult to kill, such germs that cause viruses. This Seventh Generation cleaner claims not only to eliminate common bathroom germs, but also to kill 99.99% of germs associated with the H1N1 strain of the flu virus as well as the Rhinovirus (the common cold.)

This spray and walk away cleaner works as a germ killer and a dirt and grime barrier. Though it probably won’t clean away dirt on its own, it will create a barrier on the surfaces of your bathroom which will stop mold, mildew, and soap scum from forming. If your bathroom needs a good scrub, go ahead and give it one, then you can begin using this product not only to kill off germs but also to greatly reduce the frequency with which you need to scrub your surfaces.

Best Mold and Mildew Remover
Tilex Mold and Mildew Remover

Mold and mildew in your bathroom are nothing to be ashamed of. In fact, they are actually quite common. The simple fact that so many products exist which are aimed directly at their elimination should tell you just how common of a problem this is. Be cautious when purchasing some of these products, however, because many of them do not work as they claim to.

Mold is a spore. If you don’t know what a spore is, don’t worry – it isn’t necessary to have a scientific grasp on this concept to understand what I am saying here. Spores are things which multiply quite easily. In fact, even if most of them have been removed, the tiny bit left behind can continue to re-create more and more. This is what often happens when people use other types of bathroom cleaners – they appear to clean away the mold because they take away all the visible parts of the mold, but something still remains. This “root”, as it is often called, then goes on to create more and more mold. Before long, what appeared to be a clean area becomes moldy once again.

What is special about this Tilex spray is that it actually gets to the root of the mold and eliminates it completely. By killing the root you can be assured that the mold will not continually grow back. Of course, that will only work if you also remove the conditions which created the mold in the first place. Consumers appear rather impressed with this product’s ability to fight against mold and mildew – killing stains and getting to the root of the problem.

You should be aware that, while some other products of this type boast not having bleach in them, this one does, in fact, use bleach to remove stains. If I am honest, I am not a big fan of chemicals and try not to use them in my house unless it is absolutely necessary. In the case of mold it is often necessary. This isn’t a product you should have to use often, but when you do require something to eliminate mold, it is one I suggest.

Best All-Natural Cleaner
Earth Friendly Products Shower Cleaner

If you read my little blurb about the Tilex mold and mildew remover you are probably aware that I am not much of a fan of chemical cleaners. I have simply received far too much information about the negative effects that chemicals can have on the human body to want to fill my home with them. On occasion, when chemicals are truly the only thing which will work, I will use them. The point is, however, that I do not wish to use them to wash my floors, bathroom, kitchen, dishes, clothes, bedding, windows, et cetera – essentially filling my house with a cloud of chemical residue. Instead, I prefer to use natural products wherever possible.

If you are anything like me and have been searching for a safe, all-natural bathroom cleaner which actually work, this Earth Friendly Products Shower Cleaner may be what you need. Trust me, I understand the plight of the person who goes out in search of a natural cleaner which actually cleans things. To find this cleaner was like finding a needle in a haystack. I haven’t yet tried it myself but am eager to get my hands on the bottle I just ordered.

Consumers are raving about this cleaner’s ability to remove stains, soap scum, and more. All you need to do is add a little elbow grease to that first cleaning experience. Once your bathroom area is clear of dirt, grime, and mildew you simply spray this cleaner on your surfaces and walk away. It, like many of the others on this list, will create a barrier between dirt and your surfaces. The major difference between this product and the others, however, is that it will create this barrier with the use of plant-based, biodegradable ingredients such as lavender and tea tree oils.

Best Foaming without Bleach
Scrubbing Bubbles Bathroom Cleaner

Some of us like to see our cleaners do their jobs. If that sounds like you, you will be happy to find this foaming Scrubbing Bubbles Bathroom Cleaner in your box of cleaning supplies. It not only foams when you spray it on your surface, it will also change color as it does its job. It turns from blue to white, letting you know that its work is complete.

The bubbles aren’t only for show, however. They actually are a large part of what does the actual cleaning of the surfaces. The gentle action of the bubbles growing and popping helps them move the cleaner into difficult-to-reach cracks and crevices. Difficult angles are easy to reach as well, thanks to the aerosol system used inside the can, which propels the cleaner into any tiny corner, even when it is upside down.

This works well for typical bathroom stains, grime, and dirt. Though it does contain some chemicals, it does not contain bleach, phthalates, or phosphates, making it one of the safer products on the market. It will work well on cast iron, most tiles, stainless steel, chrome, and acrylic. It will not damage caulking or glass but shouldn’t be used on natural marble.

Best Foaming with Bleach
Kaboom with OxiClean Foam-Tastic

Okay, some of you need downright power to cut through the mold and grime inside your bathroom space. As someone who has overhauled her fair share of disgusting bathrooms, I understand the importance of getting a good and proper clean the first time around. This Kaboom cleaner is likely to help you achieve that goal.

Much like the Scrubbing Bubbles cleaner described above, it works with the power of bubbles. When you spray it, foam comes out and covers the surfaces of your bathroom. Just like the Scrubbing Bubbles, that foam begins blue and turns white to let you know when it is time to rinse it off. It also comes in an aerosol can so that you can propel it into difficult-to-reach locations.

Unlike the Scrubbing Bubbles cleaner, however, this Kaboom product uses bleach to help remove stains and kill mold and mildew. It is meant for those serious situations which require a true, deep clean.