There’s almost nothing more restorative than a luxurious, bubbly soak in the bath. But soap scum, mildew, and dirty grout stains in the bathtub can easily rid us of such a wonderful experience as they do not make for a relaxing environment.
Dirt, grime, and soap build up quickly in a tub, making it unpleasant to bathe in. Tubs that are in a sorry state should be dealt with as soon as possible by using a bathtub cleaner on a regular schedule.
We know it’s nobody’s favorite chore to scrub so hard you feel like your arms are going to fall off. But by using one of the best bathtub cleaners, you can restore your tub’s color and shine in no time. Do not forget to rinse the tub afterward to keep soap residue and gunk at bay.
Here are 7 of our top picks:
1. Mr. Clean Magic Eraser Bath Scrubber
The Mr. Clean Magic Eraser Bath Scrubber is designed specifically for baths. They are larger than typical Magic Erasers, so you can clean large areas more quickly, and they’re infused with Durafoam to help remove soap scum and other grime left behind in your tub.
The micro-scrubbers reach into the surface grooves, lifting away built-up dirt and grime. To activate, you just add water. That’s right. Just water and no need for buckets, sprays, extra sponges, and extra cleaning products.
All you need to take care of not just your tub, but the rest of your bathroom as well, is just to get it wet, squeeze, scrub over the surface you desire to clean and watch that scum come off.
The Febreze-scented sponge is about 30% larger than the original Mr. Clean Eraser so it’s big enough to clean your entire bathroom.
Don’t forget to rinse off after washing to keep the build-up off
- This cleaning scrubber is tough on dirt, all around the house!
- It can be used on a wide range of surfaces, as a wall cleaner, oven door cleaner, erases marks on light switches, doors & much more!
- The Mr. Clean Magic Eraser provides a powerful clean with water alone and requires no additional cleaning products.
- It can’t be used on acrylic bathtubs.
- If the tub is exceptionally filthy, it may require two erasers to get it clean
2. CLR Calcium, Lime & Rust Remover
Calcium, lime, and rust remover feature a powerful formula that quickly and easily dissolves and removes tough calcium and lime deposits as well as surface rust stains.
The versatile formula can also be used to clean RVs and boats. Calcium, lime, and rust remover are part of the EPA’s Safer Choice Program recognizing the product as a safer alternative to chemicals. The fast-acting, powerful formula is septic-safe and contains no phosphates.
CLR Calcium, Lime & Rust Remover is a fast and effective way to clean away calcium and lime deposits, scale build-up, and rust. It is part of the EPA’s Safer Choice Program (2019) recognizing the product as a safer alternative to harsh chemicals without sacrificing the quality of product performance.
Safe on all plumbing including copper and PVC
Contains no bleach, ammonia, or phosphorus
- CLR can be applied either by submersion or surface application.
- It does not contain oxalic acid or other harsh chemicals, and we found it to have a pleasant citrus odor.
- CLR is an EPA Safer Choice product.
- Cannot be used on wood, clothing, wallpaper, carpeting, marble, terrazzo, natural stone, colored grout, painted or metallic glazed surfaces, plastic laminates, Formica, or aluminum.
- Can’t be combined with other cleaning products
3. MR.SIGA Microfiber Cleaning Cloth
MR. SIGA Microfiber Cleaning Cloth is an ultra-soft and highly absorbent set of microfiber cleaning cloths that cleans fine dust that cannot be seen with the naked eyes. It is great for cleaning glass and other delicate surfaces.
These non-abrasive cleaning rags made of 85% Polyester, 15% Nylon can soak up water from the countertop and tables instantly without leaving lint or streaks behind.
Cleans with or without water, with or without chemical cleaners, from worktops, appliances to kitchens, bathrooms, mirrors, etc, they will make your house sparkling.
These premium microfiber towels capture dust, dirt, and grime like a magnet. They feature high-quality stitching with reinforced edges that prevent unraveling. They are durable and made to last for quite a long time.
- Highly absorbent
- Highly durable
- Can be used for a variety of jobs and come in different colors to avoid mix up.
- Need careful washing after dirty tasks
- It is a bit thinner than other brands
4. MRS. MEYER’S CLEAN DAY Multi-Surface Everyday Cleaner
Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day Multi-Surface Everyday Cleaners feature hard-working yet gentle multi-purpose cleaning agents, while also providing a special, singular scent for your entire home. Lemon Verbena has a light, refreshingly mild citrus scent. This tender herb smells bright and new through and through.
MRS. MEYER’S CLEAN DAY Multi-Surface Everyday Cleaner combines garden-inspired scents, essential oils, and plant-derived multi-purpose cleaning ingredients to clean kitchen messes and all over the house.
The cleaning spray is great on all non-porous surfaces such as finished wood and tile floors, countertops, walls, porcelain, bathroom fixtures, sealed natural and synthetic stone, and more.
Its ingredients are at least 98% naturally derived and are full of plant-derived ingredients, Natural Essential Oils, Birch Bark Extract
Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day Multi-Surface Everyday Cleaners are free of Parabens, Phthalates, Glycol Solvents, Formaldehyde, Artificial Colors
- Safe to use on a wide range of surfaces including hardwood floors, tiles, countertops, walls, and more.
- Cruelty-free. It was not tested In animals.
- It does not disinfect.
- Although rare, complaints were made about it leaving behind residues.
5. Lysol Disinfecting Wipes, Lemon & Lime Blossom
Lysol Disinfecting Wipes – Lemon and Lime Blossom Disinfecting Wipes Kills Cold and Flu Viruses and help stop the spread of germs. They are the perfect solution for touch-up cleaning.
Lysol Wipes are also approved to remove more than 95% of allergens and about 99% of germs. Like germs, allergens exist on hard surfaces, so Lysol Wipes help you year-round to keep your family thriving. Use Lysol wipes all around you’re home.
They are suitable for almost every surface from the bathrooms to kitchen counters to table tools and even electronic gadgets.
Lysol’s thick strong wipes are great for cleaning up messes and are also available in Citrus and Spring Waterfall Scent. It should be tested on a small area first before use though.
- One of the easiest ways to clean & disinfect.
- Tackles quick clean up of messes & stops spread of germs
- Disinfects hundreds of surfaces in your home
- Cuts through tough grease & grime
- Kills 99.9% of bacteria that detergents leave behind.
- The lemon scent can be a bit strong
- Some reviews had complaints of faulty packaging
6. Method Antibac, Antibacterial Bathroom Cleaner
Method Antibac, Antibacterial Bathroom Cleaner, Spearmint disinfect your bathroom and kills 99.9% of germs in your bathtub. This bathroom cleaner is biodegradable, triclosan-free, paraben-free, hypoallergenic, and vegan. It is a healthy choice to use around children and pets. It mercilessly tackles soap scum, water stains, and nasty germs from surfaces.
- It kills 99.9% of germs
- It is tough on stains and germs but safe for you.
- It is bio-degradable
- It has an overwhelming fragrance that may not sit well with some people.
7. Green Gobbler Drain Clog Dissolver
With a Green gobbler drain clog dissolver, you can forget the dirty work of plunging clogged toilets and end backed-up drains once and for all! The highly effective formula of Green Gobbler clears clogged drains and liquefies grease, hair, paper, soap scum, and everything organic that‘s causing clogs within your pipes!
The ultra-thick formula of green gobblers hair clog removers clings to pipes to keep them free and working and is safe to use in pipes, toilets, sinks, tubs, and showers.
If you are annoyed with clogged and backed-up drains, this drain cleaner is the simplest, and most effective way for free-flowing drains and pipes. Green Gobbler sink cleaner comes with a revolutionary formula that is safer than using drain openers like sodium hydroxide.
- It is very easy to use. Just pour, wait for at least 2 hours, preferably overnight and flush.
- It is safe for septic systems, sewer systems, PVC and copper, steel, and iron pipes.
- Does not contain sodium hydroxide or bleach
- The effects are not immediate as the formula takes time to work.
- It may not deal with severe cases of clogging effectively.
All the cleaning products listed above are great Cleaning products for taking care of the bathtub. Although, Mr. Clean Magic Eraser Bath Scrubber and Green Gobbler Drain Clog Dissolver are our best picks.
Mr. Clean Magic Eraser Bath Scrubber is great because it is relatively easy to use and requires no extra product or equipment except water. All you need is just to get it wet, squeeze and use.
While Green Gobbler Drain Clog Dissolver is a safe formula that unclogs drains and is easy to use. It saves you from dealing with the regular plungers which after use leaves you with a wet and dripping mess.