These reusable and disposable toilet brushes will keep your throne sparkling.
The bathroom is arguably everyone’s least favorite room of the house to clean, especially when it’s time to clean the toilet. None of it is fun, but it’s all necessary to keep you healthy and safe from harmful bacteria, plus there’s something so calming about a fresh, clean-smelling bathroom.
We don’t usually give toilet brushes much thought until our old one gets smelly or loses its shape, but a toilet brush that doesn’t clean well or is difficult to use or just never dries (yikes!) is a nightmare.
The Good Housekeeping Institute Cleaning Lab is continuously testing the best cleaning appliances and tools to keep your entire home in tip-top shape. Through the years, we’ve tested thousands of vacuums, washing machines, floor cleaners and more. To put together this list of best toilet brushes, our cleaning expert tested 12 toilet brushes by applying a sunflower butter mixture to a ceramic toilet bowl, then determining the number of swipes it took for each brush to completely clean inside the toilet bowl and under its rim. We also noted how easy each toilet brush was to use, clean and store. The holders each toilet brush came in were also evaluated for ease of cleaning and how easily they tipped over.
Toilet Brush with Rim Cleaner
This toilet brush from OXO has the look and feel of a traditional toilet brush with added angled bristles to clean under the rim. In our test, all it took was five swipes around the toilet bowl for this toilet brush to completely rid the bowl of messes. We found this toilet brush handle easy to hold and didn’t have to turn our hands at uncomfortable angles to clean every side of the toilet bowl.
The brush holder keeps the brush out of sight when not in use and has a ventilated drip tray to keep your brush from sitting in a puddle of water. This allows for quick drying of the brush to deter odors and bacteria.
Toilet Brush and Holder
At a fraction of the price of most of our other picks, this quick-drying silicone toilet brush from Sellemer comes in a slim, easy-to-store holder. Our expert tested three brushes with this untraditional shape, and this one was their favorite thanks to it’s cleaning performance. The Sellemer toilet brush cleaned most of the sunflower butter mixture from a toilet bowl after seven swipes around the bowl.
The brush holder is ventilated to allow the silicone brush to dry quickly and can be easily mounted on your wall, freeing up space on your bathroom floor. A drip tray in the holder keeps your floor dry and keeps the brush out of contact with any water that drains away.
Drip Free Toilet Brush and Holder
This drip-free toilet brush has its holder built directly onto the handle so once you’re done cleaning, simply click one button to snap it in place and it’s ready to store. No more dripping toilet water on your bathroom floor as you take the brush from the bowl to the caddy. During testing, our expert found that the toilet brush holder retracted high enough on the handle to keep the holder out of the way and the brush cleaned our test debris in just six swipes around the bowl. After cleaning, the brush remains elevated above any water dripping into the holder and is easy to rinse and dry thanks to a completely exposed side.