The Best Bathroom Cleaning Tools from Our 2024 Cleaning Awards

published May 18, 2024
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Graphic grid showing three Cleaning Awards winners in the bathroom category
Credit: Photos: OXO, Scotch-Brite, Hiware

Cleaning the bathroom might be one of my least favorite chores, but it’s a very important one that needs to be done regularly. Whether it’s a weekly cleaning session or deep cleaning moment, you’ll need tools to combat every type of mess and surface in your bathroom from top to bottom — like the dirt on your shower door or the grime in your bathtub.

Want to add to your cleaning arsenal? Check out our top-rated bathroom cleaning tools, which were all winners in our 2024 Cleaning Awards program, below.

Best Bathroom Cleaning Tools

What Makes Up This Category of Winners

We found the best cleaning tools for the bathroom, including a must-have shower squeegee, a brilliant (and unexpected) gadget, and the right plunger you’ll need, and compiled them together. See the very best bathroom cleaning tools here.

Bathroom Winners

1 / 6
Electric Scrubber
Amazon
$39.99

The Voweek Electric Spin Scrubber is so good at cleaning the bathroom with its extendable handle and adjustable brushes that you'll wish you'd bought it sooner. “The convenience that using an electric scrubber offers for cleaning grime in tough-to-reach areas is apparent instantly,” says our executive lifestyle director, Charli Penn. “I’ve seen many versions of these on the market, with different features offered, but this set met all my needs on the first try.”

2 / 6
Tub & Tile Scrubber
OXO
$15.99

This OXO Good Grips Extendable Tub and Tile Scrubber is another must-have tool for helping you reach hard places without having to crouch down to clean. It extends out from 26 to 46 inches and is great for the bathtub, tile floors, and walls.

3 / 6
Shower Squeegee
Amazon
$9.59

“I never thought a squeegee could look good and work well, too, until now,” our executive lifestyle director, Charli Penn, said about the Hiware All-Purpose Shower Squeegee. The tool, with its ergonomic handle, is easy to use and does a supremely great job of removing excess water after use. Plus, it’s well-made, can be mounted in your shower, and doubles as modern bathroom decor.

4 / 6
Toilet Brush
Amazon
$22.99

Making the switch to silicone toilet brushes is more sanitary than switching to other brushes, according to experts, and this Joseph Joseph Flex Toilet Brush is the one to get. Its flexible D-shaped head makes it easy to reach all parts of the toilet bowl, plus it’s made of water-repellent materials.

5 / 6
Plunger
Walmart
$17.11

For the bathroom you’ll need a flange plunger, and if you don't already have one, then this heavy-duty SteadMax Rubber Toilet Plunger is our pick. It can unclog toilets and sink and tub drains and has a sleek antislip wooden handle.

6 / 6
Brilliant Bathroom Find
Amazon
$6.47

The Scotch-Brite Dishwand is a brilliant bathroom find. Yes, this is technically a kitchen tool, but we’ve discovered just how incredible it is as a shower scrubber. It’s inexpensive and lightweight, and the handy soap dispensing button allows you to dole out just the right amount of cleaner when you need it. It’s a “time-saving trick” to keep it in the shower so you can work it into your everyday routine.

How We Picked Our Winners

The Cleaning Awards is our guide to the very best cleaning tools of 2024. There are 40 winners across five categories that our editors truly believe are the cleaning essentials you can’t live without. We spent months researching and testing — which meant a lot of dusting, scrubbing, and vacuuming! — to create this must-have list of tools that’ll help you conquer everyday messes. 

To select the winners, we looked at how well each tool performed, keeping in mind how well it cleans and if it works as promised (or better). We took into account its durability, ease of use, and features it offers. What makes this item budget-friendly or worth splurging for? And finally, we factored in innovation and what made this product stand out from the rest.

2024 Cleaning Awards

Want to see more winners? See here for the full list of winners for the 2024 Cleaning Awards.

All prices were accurate at the time of publishing, but may have changed since then.