In-tank toilet bowl cleaners are also known as automatic or drop-in toilet cleaners. These cleaners consist of a cartridge that can be dropped in the toilet tank or can be hung from the rim of the toilet bowl. Whenever the toilet is flushed, these dispensers automatically clean the toilet bowl using the cartridge solution.
These automatic cleansers are very easy to use and maintain. They are great disinfectants and kill most germs and bacteria. The cleaners are best for those who do not find time to clean and scrub their toilet bowls. The two most poplar in-tank toilet cleaning cleansers found in the market are Clorox and Vanish.
Clorox Toilet Bowl Cleaner
The Clorox Toilet Bowl Cleaner helps disinfect the toilet bowl, dissolves all dirt and grime, and flushes it out of the bowl. In addition to this, it promises to kill 99.9% of bacteria and germs while removing toughest of stains. The deodorizing agent kills all odors and leaves the toilet fresh.
Vanish Drop-ins Automatic Toilet Bowl Cleaner
Vanish Drop-Ins Automatic Toilet Bowl Cleaner contains borax that boosts cleaning. The cleaner is able to fight tough stains, lime scale stains, mineral stains, and hard water. It cleans and deodorizes the toilet bowl with each flush and does not harm septic or plumbing systems.
Unfortunately, using in-tank toilet cleaners has its own disadvantages. The toilet bowl still needs to be scrubbed using a brush or wand occasionally. Many people do not like to clean their toilets using in-tank toilet cleaners since they contain bleach that can be bad for the toilet tank. Bleach can destroy rubber components of the tank and can shorten its life. Many toilet manufacturers state that their warranty would be voided if in-tank toilet bowl cleaners are used.