The Best Toilet Brush

Updated on May 31, 2023

After hours of comparing 30 popular toilet brushes, 10 of which were tested, we believe that the Wenko Basic currently offers the best value for money.

This comparison is certified 100% impartial and follows our selection process.

Our choice, Best mid-range

Wenko WC Basic

With excellent design quality and sober aesthetics, this model stands out for its simplicity and robustness, thanks to its stainless steel shaft and replaceable black head.

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Wenko Brosse WC Basic

With its classic and timeless design, this toilet brush will fit into any bathroom. It features a sturdy, rust-resistant steel handle for extra durability. Its synthetic bristle head ensures excellent efficiency, and its black colour will stand the test of time. In our tests, we found that it reached the corners and the bottom of the bowl well, although the corners require a little more pressure. Disadvantages of this brush head include that it clogs more easily, dries more slowly, and its bristles can become deformed if rubbed too hard. But this is not a problem, as the head can be unscrewed and replaced. We also regret the absence of a splash cover. The plastic base is open and allows air to circulate freely. Although there are some doubts about its stability, the base is wide enough not to tip over. However, water could be deposited in the long term.

 

 

Best budget

Tatay Standard

In addition to its affordable price, this classic squeegee lives up to expectations. It is also lightweight and takes up very little space, making it excellent value for money.

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Tatay Brosse WC Standard

Made of high-quality BPA-free polypropylene, this brush is lightweight, but not very durable in the long run. Its stiff synthetic bristle head is black, so it retains its appearance over time. After our tests, we would like to point out that it is very effective, especially when it comes to cleaning the bottom of the toilet. The only drawback is that dirt tends to accumulate on the bristles, which will undoubtedly become deformed more quickly over time. But this problem is offset by the fact that the head can be easily unscrewed, which is more convenient for cleaning and increases the durability of the brush. In addition, it doesn’t take up much storage space and its stand allows air to circulate freely. On the downside, there is no splash cover and water collects in the holder as it is used.

 

Best high-end

Joseph Joseph Flex Plus

Despite its high price, it has a solid, high-quality design, good looks and an ergonomic, compact, durable and flexible head that fits into the most difficult corners.

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Joseph Joseph Flex Plus

This toilet brush has a thin, solid and sturdy stainless steel shaft and an easy-to-grip handle. Its flat, compact and ultra-flexible D-shaped head allowed us to reach all corners of the toilet bowl during testing. In addition, its silicone bristles retain less dirt, deform less and dry more quickly. It is more or less effective, but due to its compactness and silicone, it takes a little more force and time to clean. Another drawback is that the head is not replaceable. However, it is easy to maintain, and its structure is sturdy. Another plus point is the end of the handle, which has an anti-splash cover that prevents splashes on your hands. In addition, the floor stand conceals the brush and offers practical storage space for cleaning products. This, however, prevents good water drainage and is difficult to clean. Finally, the high price may put a damper on the purchase.

 

High-end alternative

MR.SIGA Premium

Its automatic opening/closing lid is very practical, as is its stand with ventilation and water storage holes. Its efficiency is impressive, and its replaceable head is a real advantage.

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MR SIGA Brosse et Support Premium

Although it is slightly heavier and has a thicker handle, the quality of this solid toilet brush won us over, although it is perhaps less water resistant in the long run. The brush head is made of synthetic bristles, which can clog more easily, but are still very effective. The colour of the brush (grey/white) may fade with use, but it can be unscrewed and replaced. Like the others, the brush head fits well into corners, but you need to use a little more force in difficult corners of the toilet. The floor stand is closed but includes several ventilation holes and a water reservoir to drain the drips (but not all of them). During our test, we found the lid, which opens and closes automatically, to be very practical. However, there is no splash protection.

 

Our selection

Our choice, Best mid-rangeBest budgetBest high-endHigh-end alternative
Wenko WC Basic Tatay Standard Joseph Joseph Flex Plus MR.SIGA Premium
With excellent design quality and sober aesthetics, this model stands out for its simplicity and robustness, thanks to its stainless steel shaft and replaceable black head. In addition to its affordable price, this classic squeegee lives up to expectations. It is also lightweight and takes up very little space, making it excellent value for money. Despite its high price, it has a solid, high-quality design, good looks and an ergonomic, compact, durable and flexible head that fits into the most difficult corners. Its automatic opening/closing lid is very practical, as is its stand with ventilation and water storage holes. Its efficiency is impressive, and its replaceable head is a real advantage.
£ 13.13 on Amazon £ 5.48 on Amazon £ 27.99 on Amazon £ 16.99 on Amazon

 

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How did we do the tests?

To compare the brushes, we use each one daily to analyse its design (weight, quality of manufacture, etc.) and, above all, its durability (water resistance, replaceable head, the colour of the head, etc.). We then looked at the general ergonomics (shape of the handle, grip, splash guard, etc.) and the base (size, ventilation, stability, practicality, aesthetics, water drainage, etc.).

For the technical tests, we spread some cocoa cream in the toilet. We checked the effectiveness of the bristles, and that the shape and flexibility of the brush head were optimal to reach the most difficult corners and the bottom of the toilet. Finally, we looked at how well the dirt and droplets drained away and whether the brush was easy to clean.

NameHandleBristlesEffectivenessSupportErgonomics
Tatay StandardPlasticSynthetics4/5Open3/5
Wenko BasicStainless steelSynthetics4/5Open3/5
MR.SIGA PremiumPlasticSynthetics4/5Closed but ventilated4/5
OXO Good GripsPlasticSynthetics4/5Closed but ventilated4/5
Joseph Joseph Flex LiteStainless steelSilicone3/5Open4/5
Joseph Joseph Flex PlusStainless steelSilicone3/5Closed4/5

 

How to choose a toilet brush?

The toilet brush is an essential element for the maintenance of your toilet. However, when it comes to efficiency and ergonomics, several criteria must be taken into account to choose the one that best suits your toilet and your requirements:

Brosse WC

  • The material: plastic brushes are lightweight but less durable than stainless steel brushes, which are more solid and water resistant. Bamboo resists moisture and is just as durable, but is more environmentally friendly and aesthetically pleasing.
  • The bristles: Silicone bristles are flexible enough to get into all the nooks and crannies and are more widely spaced to remove dirt. They also dry quickly and last longer, but tend to be a little less effective. If you opt for synthetic bristles, avoid a model that is too stiff, as it traps dirt, or too soft, as it may not be as effective.

Brosse WC

  • Shape and size: influence manoeuvrability and the ability to reach into the smallest corners, corners and the bottom of the container. A long handle makes it easier to hold.
  • Hygiene: the faster the bristles dry and the further apart they are, the better bacteria will be eliminated. Good air circulation in the holder is also necessary to prevent germs. Replacement heads allow you to replace the worn part, so you don’t have to throw away the whole attachment.

Brosse WC

  • The stand: it can be placed on the floor or fixed to a wall for those who find it more difficult to bend down. With an open stand, the air circulates better than with a lid. It is also important to check its stability and practicality (automatic lid, water collection tray, etc.).

 

Other toilet brushes we recommend

OXO Good Grips (£16.00 upon publication): another option with a practical holder. This solid plastic brush is resistant to deformation, but a little less resistant to long-term water action. Its conical head with blue and white synthetic bristles is quite effective, but it retains more dirt and water through its bristles, which can become deformed over time. Fortunately, the head can be easily replaced. In general, it cleans all corners, but during our test, we had to work a bit harder in the corners of the bowl, being very careful to avoid splashes, as it does not have a protective wall. Its floor stand has a lid that opens and closes automatically, and it has a drainage hole to let the excess water drain out of the stand.

Joseph Joseph Flex Lite (£17.46 upon publication): an ergonomic, aesthetic and resistant design. This toilet brush features a durable and strong stainless steel handle and a flexible, compact and flat silicone brush head. As a result, it reaches the most difficult areas of the toilet bowl, removes dirt quickly and drains fast, promising a longer life and easier cleaning. The handle is large enough to ensure a good grip. In addition, its slim floor stand is ventilated and takes up little space. However, its head cannot be changed and, during our tests, we found it to be slightly less effective than a synthetic bristle brush. In addition, the stand has no splash cover or drip tray.

 

Other toilet brushes put to the test

MR.SIGA – Toilet Bowl Brush and Holder (£7.98 upon publication): This is an effective WC brush with nylon bristles and a splash guard. However, the brush head is not interchangeable, and we found it more difficult to reach into corners. In addition, the stand is unstable and closed, making it difficult for air to circulate and water to drain away.

Amazon Brand Umi (£12.99 upon publication): It is a safe alternative if you are looking for a practical and economical toilet brush. A winning bet at a low price.

Asobeage – Toilet Bowl Brush (£13.99 upon publication): This toilet brush has a compact, quick-drying holder and a flexible silicone head that fits into most toilet bowl corners. However, its handle and head tend to unscrew during use, making it less reliable and less effective at removing stains.

Brabantia – Toilet Brush and Holder (£24.95 upon publication): This black synthetic bristle model is quite practical. It has a mini splash cover and a stylish, airy holder. However, its head is quite large, which makes it difficult to access certain areas, such as the bottom of the toilet.

 

 

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