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decisions, decisions!
02-15-2006, 01:48 PM
We recently installed 2 Toto toilets-one with sanagloss and one without. What kind of brush and cleaner should be used? I've read the sites specifying no Comet, etc., but haven't come across what is actually best. Thank you!! :)

jadnashua
02-15-2006, 03:13 PM
Any non-abrasive cleaner. I'd stay away from anything with a lot of acid in it too. Basically pretty much anything designed for bathroom cleaning that says it is non-abrasive. You'll find thatthe Sanagloss will allow you to just brush off most things and it won't accumulate much or anywhere near as fast as the other one you have.

Glenn_James
02-15-2006, 04:23 PM
With my Sanagloss Toto I received instructions to use a neutral (not acidic or basic) cleaner. Having in for just a few days I haven't figured out what to clean it with, but they were clear about not using anything that was acidic or basic.

Glenn

decisions, decisions!
02-15-2006, 04:52 PM
Thank you for the imput-any specific products? Clorox w/teflon? Soft Scrub? :)

achutch
02-16-2006, 06:47 AM
I do not have hard water in either my home (municipal water) or my camp (brook water) and have no need for an acidic cleaner. Between the two places there are 4 toilets. I'm using Clorox Toilet Bowl Cleaner with Bleach on all 4 of them. I also use Pine-Sol, which is mild. I use a plastic body toilet brush (no metal holding the bristles that will rust and scratch the toilet). These cleaners do an excellent job and keep my new Toto Drake and my 3 "antiques", the oldest of which is 70 years old, looking as new as they did when they came out of the box.

I would think ordinary dishwashing liquid would work too.

Matt

Mike50
02-16-2006, 06:59 AM
Firstly, I don't believe that 'soft scrub" is really all that soft. It Will scratch stainless steel. I use it on occasion only. Best advice: Break the bleach habit and switch to the Clorox/Teflon product on a regular basis.

I may also start using a Rain-X surfactant type of product as well as an experiment.
I think we get so used to the fragrance of these cleaners and think they all work-they dont all work.

I mop my kitchen floors with scalding hot water. Nothing better.

Snowman
02-16-2006, 04:19 PM
Here's the answer to all your questions. I'll never use a powdered cleanser on my Toto again...

http://www.terrylove.com/forums/showthread.php?t=4966

hensleyvi
05-28-2009, 02:13 PM
What is the best product to clean my toto toilets???[



QUOTE=decisions, decisions!;28628]We recently installed 2 Toto toilets-one with sanagloss and one without. What kind of brush and cleaner should be used? I've read the sites specifying no Comet, etc., but haven't come across what is actually best. Thank you!! :)[/QUOTE]

kc1121
05-28-2009, 03:41 PM
What is the best product to clean my toto toilets???[



QUOTE=decisions, decisions!;28628]We recently installed 2 Toto toilets-one with sanagloss and one without. What kind of brush and cleaner should be used? I've read the sites specifying no Comet, etc., but haven't come across what is actually best. Thank you!! :)[/QUOTE]

This is copied from an email I received from a Toto rep almost a year ago:

Please do not use commercial cleaners, powders, or metal type brushes.

I would recommend using Clorox Green Works for your bowl cleaner and please do not use any cleaners in your tank.

It may wear down the life span of your tank parts.

hensleyvi
06-04-2009, 03:54 AM
Can I use CLorox Green Works Natural Toilet Bowl Cleaner in my toto toilets with a sanagloss finish? I am unable to find Clorox with Teflon in my area.
thanks!
Patty

Peanut9199
06-04-2009, 05:07 AM
Yes as long as the cleaner does not have an abrasive.
Looking at the list of ingredients yours does not.

essential oils
contains no phosphorous or bleach
glycerine
coconut-based cleaning agent
(nonionic surfactants: alkyl polyglucoside)
filtered water
natural thickener (xanthan gum)
blue and yellow colorant
lactic acid, citric acid

organic_smallhome
08-17-2009, 06:27 PM
Personally, I would not use anything with bleach in it to clean my toilets. It's very bad for the environment.

beachgirl
09-25-2009, 08:41 AM
I recently bought the Drake model, there is a lot to love about it ... but the cleaning is surprisingly hard. It gets dirty right at the water line which is hard to scrub clean because it is a little curvy. I am also having a hard time because not all the water flushs out (which I know is the design) so I have to be careful not to use too much cleaner because there is some residual left.

I really want to get this all figured out because I still have two more toilets to replace.

I was wondering if I could reattach the chain in the tank a link or two so that the water line would be just a little lower in the bowl and would be located where the walls of the bowl are straighter and easy to clean??

SAS
09-25-2009, 08:51 AM
Have you noticed any (significant) difference between the two in terms of staying clean? Does the Sanagloss eliminate or reduce the need for frequent, quick brush cleaning? Since you have one of each, you are an ideal test. I have 2 Toto Drake models without Sanagloss and need to replace another toilet. I'm trying to find out if the Sanagloss really makes a difference.

Terry
09-25-2009, 09:23 AM
The Sanagloss does make a difference.

I have one customer in Issaquah that started with one, and then replace the other two with Sanagloss.


I have two Sanagloss in the home and one non right now.
The non will be leaving soon.

I like moving things around anyway, you get to try more things that way.

jadnashua
09-25-2009, 03:25 PM
The bowl gets refilled from the overflow tube. Failing to fill it up to the proper height will decrease the efficiency of the flush, and if extreme, could prevent it from flushing, so no, you can't adjust the bowl water height.

wired711
09-28-2009, 11:25 AM
The Sanagloss does make a difference.

I have one customer in Issaquah that started with one, and then replace the other two with Sanagloss.


I have two Sanagloss in the home and one non right now.
The non will be leaving soon.

I like moving things around anyway, you get to try more things that way.

Hi Terry and all,

I would very much like to get the Sanagloss but need to get bone for my powder room toilet and would also prefer (I think) to get the 1.6 GPF (assuming it yields better bowl wash performance than the relatively new 1.28 GPF models). The problem is that 1.6 GPF in bone doesn't seem to come with sanagloss. Would be interested in your opinion regarding the questions in my full post in the "Toto Drake toilet product review" thread here... (http://www.terrylove.com/forums/showpost.php?p=223566&postcount=166)
Thanks for your help!

Wired

jaydarl
11-05-2009, 02:43 PM
Have you noticed any (significant) difference between the two in terms of staying clean? Does the Sanagloss eliminate or reduce the need for frequent, quick brush cleaning? Since you have one of each, you are an ideal test. I have 2 Toto Drake models without Sanagloss and need to replace another toilet. I'm trying to find out if the Sanagloss really makes a difference.

I know I am late in replying to this but I just wanted to give my perspective on Toto's Sanagloss. First of all this site was very instrumental in me choosing the Toto Drake Sanagloss back in June 2008. I would like to thank all the contributors.

Now back to the Sanagloss. Does it eliminate cleaning? Absolutely not. Does it reduce? Well, yes compared to the 40 year old toilet it replaced. However, I am somewhat disappointed in Sanagloss in regards to my expectations. The marketing of Sanagloss, to me, implied that the toilet would be self cleaning. I had visions of it being like very slick ice and any dirt that dared to stick around would slip away down the drain once the toilet was flushed. Well, it is not quite that effective. Oh well, so a little dirt stick around after the flush, so surely a quick flick of the brush and it's gone. Again, not quite, sometimes it will take a bit of elbow grease, especially under the rim. I can't compare it to the none Sanagloss model but do not expect the Sanagloss to be the magic pill of toilet cleaning

Overall, I have enjoyed this toilet. I have had to plunge a few times but I have much more confidence in it than other 1.6 toilets I have used.

Terry
06-13-2011, 11:10 AM
The marketing of Sanagloss, to me, implied that the toilet would be self cleaning.


Self cleaning? Now that would be a magic pill that would grow a bean stalk that you could climb up to the clouds on.

I think cleaning will always be with us.
I was talking to my sister in Tacoma on Sunday, and she mentioned that her old 70's toilets needed pumice stone cleaning to remove the ring that was etched into the porcelain bowl at the water line.

I have both bowls in the home; regular glaze and Sanagloss glazing, and the Sanagloss is easier to keep clean, but that doesn't mean I can skip cleaning them anymore then I can skip vacuuming the carpets or running the cars through the car wash.

I have a dishwasher because I haven't found any self cleaning dishes yet.
Maybe the late great Billy Mayes knew about self cleaning coffee cups.

Otearai
06-13-2011, 03:53 PM
On our Toto Vespin II with Sanagloss:

http://www.ecover.com/us/en/Products/Cleaning/Toilet+Bowl+Cleaner.htm

Smells nice, too.