Shower and bathroom scrubber kits make light work of cleaning the surfaces in bathrooms up and down the UK!
These kits come with telescopic tools that help you clean surfaces that are high up and low down so you don’t put your back or knees out when cleaning.
You also get different heads including sponges, brushes and microfibre pads for cleaning the various surfaces in the room. With the right tool, your bathroom will be glowing!
The trouble is, which bathroom and shower scrubber do you pick? With so much choice, choosing the right cleaning device is difficult!
Lucky for you, we’ve done the hard work. See our top picks of bathroom scrubbers below and choose the tool that suits your bathroom best.
The Best Shower and Bathroom Scrubbers in the UK
1. ASSCA Spin Scrubber
Power: Needs to be charged with a USB-C
Weight: 1.26 kg
Extending handle: Extension arm
Colour: White and grey
The ASSCA Spin Scrubber is a compact, lightweight, rechargeable scrubber that packs a mighty punch when used.
The Spin Scrubber can be used to clean a wealth of surfaces, including but not limited to tiles, toilets, sinks, bathtubs and shower trays.
It comes with five different heads, including a cone, brush, sponge and flat brush, so you can clear out those tight nooks that are plaguing the living daylights out of you.
As a bonus, the heads can be adjusted to a 45° so you can slot them into trickier angled gaps. It’s pretty handy if you need to clean around taps.
After a three-and-a-half-hour charge, you’ll get around 90 to 100 minutes of use from the machine. This is more than enough time to clean a bathroom, even if you need to tackle a grotty tub!
The brush head will revolve 200 times per minute and remove the toughest dirt from your grubby surfaces.
But don’t fret, the scrubber won’t lose its charge too quickly when you clean harder deposits. The tool actually holds its charge rather well.
When you first use the spin scrubber, you may find the power of the machine a little overwhelming, but you soon get used to it!
In the box, you’ll get all the head attachments that you need. Plus, an extension arm which can make the tool 105.4 cm in length.
The mid-length handle isn’t overly long, but it will allow you to reach up and clean high surfaces without overstretching your muscles or having to stand on steps.
What’s more, you won’t have to crouch down, bend your back, or go on your hands and knees to clean lower surfaces. This, in turn, limits the amount of joint and muscular pain you’ll have to suffer!
You can also shorten the handle to approximately 49.8 cm. So, if you need to do more precise cleaning work, this shorter tool will be ideal for you!
This option is one of the most expensive ones on the list. However, this powered tool has a wealth of attachments that’ll make cleaning your shower and bathroom easier. So, the price may be justified.
2. SonicScrubber Original Household Combi Brush
If charging your bathroom scrubber doesn’t appeal to you, why not go down the battery route and get a tool that takes good old AAs? If this is the case, the lightweight SonicScrubber is just the machine for you.
The battery-operated handheld device requires four AA batteries to work effectively. And although you get a varied amount of cleaning time from the machine, when it’s in use, it cleans very well and you end up with a decent finish!
Being battery-operated means that if you run out of power mid-clean, you can stick new batteries in the machine, and you’ll be good to go again!
You won’t have to wait hours for the device to charge up, which is a big bonus.
In the pack, you get four heads (soft, large, cone and a multipurpose one), all of which vigorously oscillate on contact with a surface to remove the dirt from it.
The SonicScrubber Original Household Combi Brush will do a good job of cleaning different surfaces in your home, and is by no means limited to bathrooms! Some areas you can use the tool on include taps, tiles and cooker tops.
Unfortunately, the tool doesn’t come with a telescopic handle, like most other scrubbers, which is a significant drawback.
The lack of an extending handle means you’ll have to move around, bend down, and stretch when using the device.
It’s not ideal if you already suffer from muscular pains! That being said, the handheld tool can do more precise cleaning (hobs and taps for example), which can lead to an overall better finish – a rather likeable feature.
The machine isn’t as powerful as other powered scrubbers, but this is reflected in the item’s price.
It has, however, been referred as a glorified toothbrush by some users. But, of course, that really is personal preference.
3. OXO Good Grips Extendable Tub & Tile Scrubber
Extending handle: Yes
Colour: Red, white, silver and black
The OXO Good Grips Extendable Tub & Tile Scrubber is one of the most basic and easy-to-use scrubbers you can get!
It’s essentially a scrubbing pad attached to a long handle. All you need to do is put some cleaner and water on the dirty surface and wipe the area with the scrubber. That’s it.
This isn’t a powered machine, so you must do the work yourself. But don’t discount the scrubber because it relies on human power!
There are positives to this, including you can grab the scrubber and get on with your cleaning task whenever you want, and you don’t have to wait for the tool to charge.
The OXO device is a great place to start if you want to test the water with bathroom scrubbing tools.
It’s reasonably priced, isn’t complicated, and cleans surfaces around the house well. Some areas you can try the tool out on include tiled walls, glass and tubs.
The pivoting head of the scrubber is flat and has a triangle-shaped top. It’s ideal for cleaning flat surfaces.
However, be aware that the pad isn’t likely to fit into extra tight spots, like around the tap area, so you may have to use a different sponge to clean the area afterwards.
Sometimes it feels like you’re pushing dirt around rather than absorbing it into the head. But this doesn’t happen too often. And it’s usually a sign that the head needs to changed. Remember, if the head gets dirty, you can buy a ‘refill’ to replace it.
The OXO Tub and Tile Scrubber’s handle can extend to approximately 106 cm. This is ideal for reaching up and cleaning large flat areas, so you don’t have to put your back out stretching up. There’s also a grip on the handle, so you’ll have better control of the machine when using it.
As a bonus, you get an OXO guarantee with this scrubber. So, if something goes wrong with it, you can call them up, and they should sort the issue out for you! You don’t always get guarantees with scrubbing tools, so this is a big plus.
4. Qaestfy Shower Cleaning Brush
Extending handle: It has a detachable handle
Colour: White and silver
Are you looking for a reasonably priced cleaning scrubber that can be used in long handle and handheld modes? Have a look at Qaestfy’s Shower Cleaning Brush.
The 3-in-1 shower cleaning brush comes with a detachable stainless-steel handle that can be adjusted to three different lengths. It’s approximately 59 cm at its shortest length, 96 cm at its middle length, and 130 cm at its longest length
The long handle allows you to reach up high to clean, thus saving you stretching! It can also be used to clean floors, so it saves you bending over to scrub the floor.
The short and medium lengths are useful if you need to clean surfaces that are closer up. It’s nice to have a choice!
There are two heads in the box: a brush and scourer. Both have a triangular shape, so you can stick the pointy tip into small crevices to clean them.
In addition, the heads can also be angled (0°,45° and 90°) so you can push them into angled nooks and crannies.
Although it can sometimes be fiddly to get the head to sit at the right angle, but it should be okay with some practice.
As mentioned earlier, you can detach the handle and use the brush heads as handheld tools if you like.
This allows you to do more precise cleaning, which can be helpful if you’re cleaning around taps and sinks! It also offers you better control of the tool.
Like other scrubbers, the Qaestfy Shower Cleaning Brush can clean showers, bathtubs and tiles.
The only downside is that the heads can sometimes smear dirt around rather than collect it. And if you press down too hard on the heads, particularly the brush one, they can go out of shape.
This isn’t ideal if you need to apply a lot of pressure to your tool when cleaning your bathroom’s surfaces!
5. REECOO Shower Scrubber
Extending handle: Retractable handle
Colour: Orange and grey
The REECOO Shower Scrubber is a robust cleaning tool that’ll make short work of maintaining your bathroom.
The sturdy stainless-steel handle doesn’t rust too quickly, and you can fit three different heads onto it: a sponge, a brush and a microfibre cloth.
The fine microfibre cloth is ideal for cleaning glass and mirrors. The hard-bristled brush is great for cleaning toughened grime on hard-wearing surfaces like floors. The scouring pads can be used on tiles.
It’s easy to change between the heads as you clean (align, press and lock the head in place).
By swapping between attachments, you don’t overuse one particular head and you get to use the right attachment at the right time.
This, in turn, lowers the chance of you misusing the heads and breaking them. Consequently, the tools should last longer.
In addition to ample heads, you get access to a retractable pole, which can be extended to 142.2 cm.
This is one of the longest handles on the list, so if you’ve got high ceilings, this is the item for you! It’s also easy to adjust the height of the handle.
You just unlock the clip, move the handle (up or down), and lock it in place again. It couldn’t be simpler.
However, you can use the tools without the extendable handle if you prefer. This will offer you more precise cleaning.
The only significant issue is that this set doesn’t have a special corner cleaning tool (to help you remove dirt from tighter regions). Yes, the head has a pointy end, but this doesn’t always reach into spots.
In addition, the bristles on the brush head can be tough, which is good for cleaning old, hard grime, but it can also be a tad harsh for some surfaces.
6. TDBS Bathroom Cleaning Set
Extending handle: Yes (split into four sections)
Colour: Blue and silver
TDBS’ Bathroom Cleaning Set is a basic, multi-tool cleaning set that is reasonably priced. It’s not overly complicated to use and can be assembled relatively quickly.
It would be ideal for someone who wanted to try out a bathroom cleaning set but didn’t want to commit too much to it.
You’ll find three heads in the pack: a sponge scourer, a microfibre pad, and a brush.
All heads are interchangeable and can be swapped quickly by pressing and sliding them off!
This simple process allows you to move swiftly between tools without hindering your cleaning job!
Just be careful to lock the head in place, as it can sometimes come loose when cleaning, especially if scrubbing vigorously.
You will also find a detachable stainless-steel handle in the box. The handle is split into four pieces, and you can assemble the pieces to form a 120 cm handle (it has a twist and lock mechanism).
The long handle will allow you to reach up high, so you won’t put your back and shoulders out when cleaning. And it can also clean lower surfaces, so you don’t have to worry about bending down or resting on your knees to scrub the floor! The sectioned handle just makes your life easier!
Overall, the TDBS Bathroom Cleaning Set does a good job of cleaning tiles, floors, shower screens and grout.
But as mentioned earlier, you must ensure that the attachments are secured to the handle correctly. Otherwise, you’ll have to stop and adjust the head often. This can be a pain and will take up time.
Are Electric Shower Scrubbers Worth It?
Electric scrubbers make easy work of cleaning bathroom surfaces. The powerful motors within the tools rip through toughened and aged grime with ease.
By using this kind of cleaning device, you won’t have to put in too much elbow grease to revive your bathroom surfaces because the machine will do it for you. You will save your muscles and time!
Essentially, all you need to do is move the scrubber around! The motorised head will do the rest of the work for you. In the process, you don’t have to waste precious hours scrubbing, wearing out your back, knees and elbows.
It is not, however, essential that you buy an electric scrubber. Human-powered scrubbers (the ones where you have to move the brush/sponge back and forth) work very well.
Of course, you have to put in the work with a manual scrubber, but if you choose a suitable scrubber (sturdy handle, good grips, appropriate attachments), the job should be a lot easier.
How to Choose an Electric Spin Scrubber
Before you buy an electric spin scrubber, consider the following:
- The size of the scrubber – Think about the physical weight and height of the scrubber. Check how long the handle is and how big the heads are! Choose something that’ll help your cleaning routine, not hinder it. For example, don’t buy something that’s too heavy for you.
- Power type – Do you want a rechargeable or battery-operated scrubber? Battery-operated (double AA kind) may not be as powerful as USB-charged tools. Consider the actual power of the machine, too. You need a device that’ll cut through the grime and remove it.
- Find out what run time the machine has and how long it takes to charge. You don’t want to be sitting around for hours waiting for the scrubber to charge so you can continue cleaning. Plus, you don’t want a machine that will run out of life a few minutes into a cleaning session.
- The type of attachments you require – Think about what needs cleaning and buy a tool that suits your needs. For example, if you’ve got lots of nooks and crannies, you’ll need smaller tools that can fit into these gaps. In addition, consider what the tools are made from. Don’t buy hard tools if you have to clean delicate surfaces like glass.
- The price – Electric scrubbers will cost more than regular, human-operated scrubbers. Think about your budget and make sure you purchase a tool that’s suitable for the jobs you have, that is appropriate for you and will be valuable to you. Don’t pick a scrubbing kit ‘just for the sake of it’ – get something that fits your goals.
What Can You Clean with a Bathroom Scrubber?
You can clean the following surfaces with most shower and bathroom scrubbers:
- Glass shower door
- Bath tub
- Shower tray
It is, however, worth checking the user manual that comes with your bathroom scrubber to see where else you can use the tool. For example, some powered scrubbers can be used to clean hobs and rims (cars). But not all!
If we had to recommend a shower and bathroom scrubber for cleaning, it would be the ASSCA Spin Scrubber because it’s compact and lightweight.
You also get 90-100 minutes of cleaning time from it, which is ample. Plus, the machine is powered, so it’ll have the extra power you need to clean bathroom grime!
However, the OXO Good Grips Extendable Tub & Tile Scrubber is also a good option because it’s a non-powered tool, not complicated to use, and reasonably priced. It’s the perfect tool to try out if you’re new to the bathroom scrubbing scene.
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