Chances are no matter what type of surface you are clean, there is a ‘wipe’ product for it. There are Shout Wipes
for laundry, Easy Off Wipes
for the microwaves, Old English Wipes
for the furniture and even Palmolive Wipes
for dishes. Trust me, that is the short list of old school cleaning products that are now available in a handy dandy wipe version. So why spend more money for a wipe than for the regular spray can, bottle or container? In one word, convenience. If you are just doing some light cleaning it is a lot easier to have a few of these packages to carry around from room to room than a ton of bottles, paper towels, rags and a small garbage can for the dirty paper towels. I wanted to try these out to see if they really did break down in the toilet and if they would be strong enough to get soap scum and toothpaste off the fixtures in the bathroom. One thing that I was really worried about was using this on the toilet seats. After the fiasco with the furniture wipes [someone used them in the bathroom thinking they were a baby wipe], when I saw that these could be used on the toilet seat I was more than a little leery about it.
Scrubbing Bubbles Flushable Bathroom Wipes
I have to say this right off the bat, if you are planning on cleaning the entire bathroom then this isn’t something that you are going to want to use. This is for a spot touch up here or there or getting behind the toilet to clean up hair or what ever else might be lurking there. Essentially – if you don’t want to have to deal with having some crud or gunk on a rag that you will need to wash, Scrubbing Bubbles Flushable Bathroom Wipes are an awesome thing to have around. If you have sensitive skin I strongly suggest that you wear some type of protective glove since you are going to be coming in direct contact with the cleaning solution on the wipe. You can use these on almost anything in the bathroom; fixtures, shower doors, toilet tank, sink … you get the idea. About the only surfaces you are going to want to really avoid are wood, carpet, cloth / clothing and upholstery. I haven’t had any problems with this staining clothing but it’s not like I am cleaning the bathroom wearing a ball gown. Does it have a smell? There is a slight smell but it isn’t anything that I would consider offensive but make sure you wash your hands well after using them.
How easy are they to use? So easy that even Jessica Simpson could use Scrubbing Bubbles Flushable Bathroom Wipes.. Just open the pack, pull out a wipe, reseal the pack and wipe up whatever needs cleaned. When it is dirty or starts to lose moisture just toss it in the toilet and flush it. Of course that is a waste of water, if you want to be eco-friendly just put it in the trash. Per the manufactures suggestion, do not flush these with other ‘material’ present in the bowl [that means number two]. Like almost every other wipe product on the market you have to remember to rotate the pack, flip it upside down then right side up every week so that the top sheets stay moist and the bottom ones are sopping wet. I used to do the same thing with the baby wipes and you would be surprised the number of people that would go into the bathroom and ask me why the container was upside down. I never thought I would have to give a lecture on how to properly maintain baby wipes. The same principal holds true for this
1. These should never be used on any part of the body.
2. Keep the package away from children that may use wipes when they go to the bathroom, better yet, put Mr. Yuck stickers on the package so they know not to touch them.
3. If you use these on the toilet seat or underside of the seat, make sure it is completely dry before you sit on it. This goes double if you have men in the house that use the bathroom as their own personal library. I don’t think that I need to go into detail of how this could irritate those oh so private parts of the body.
4. Wash your hands after using this and if you have sensitive skin, wear some type of protective gloves.
The Bottom Line
These are really nice to have to clean up something quick or if you get a call from someone who is three blocks away and you want to have the bathroom look presentable. You aren’t going to be saving money buying these over a can of regular cleaner but that’s not what they are designed for. If you have low flow toilets you may want to just toss these in the trash instead of flushing them. I’ve never had a problem with them clogging the toilet but low flow toilets use a lot less water and you never know when something is going to back it up. That’s the funny thing about low flow toilets; communities offered huge rebates if people would install them hoping that it would save water – how are you saving water when you have to flush it two or three times to get the stuff out of the bowl? If you like having cleaning products in a wipe version then this is a nice one to have for the bathroom but don’t plan on doing any major cleaning with them because they do tend to dry out after a few minute