10 Best Bathtub Cleaners 2017

Rubba dub dub, it’s time to clean that tub!

To clean a dirty tub, you need to arm yourself with the right cleaning products. Have a look at our list below in order to find what you need.

From mold and mildew to soap scum and rust, we found all of the right products you need to clean that tub to a sparkly shine.

What Are You Cleaning?

Each stain and each patch of grime requires specific attention, so here are some tips that will help you choose the right product from the table below:

  • Soap Scum and Grime. Numbers 1, 3, 5 and 7 are perfect for removing soap scum and bathtub grime. If you have a jetted tub, try number 6.
  • Rust Stains. Numbers 2 and 9 are ideal for rust stain removal.
  • Hard Water Stains. Number 2. It is hands down the best bathtub cleaner for lime and calcium deposit removal.
  • Mold. Number 4 works great on mold and mildew. Die, mold and mildew, die!

For weekly maintenance between deep cleans, try number 10 on our list, which you simply spray on and let dry. You can also spray on number 8 after every shower to keep surfaces free from hard water stains and soap scum buildup.


For porcelain and fiberglass tubs, you’ll find that the Bar Keeper’s Friend is an excellent cleaning product for removing soap scum and grime buildup.

Remember that natural stone requires special cleaning products and none of the suggestions on our list are designed for cleaning natural stone. You may be cleaning your tub with the product, but if your bathtub wall is made from natural stone, you risk damaging the joints where the tub meets the stone.

If you’re cleaning the faucet or drain, then CLR or Goof Off will help you get rid of hard water and rust stains.

Just read the label before you use any product to make sure it is safe for the surface you’ll be cleaning!

Top 10 Bathtub Cleaners Complete Chart

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1. Bar Keeper's Friend Cleanser and Polish, 21 Ounce, Pack of 4$$4.7
2. CLR Pro CL-4Pro Calcium, Lime and Rust Remover, 1 Gallon Bottle$$$4.7
3. Heinz White Vinegar Distilled


Arm & Hammer Baking Soda - Net Wt 1 lb - (Pack Of 2)
4. Home Armor FG502 Instant Mold and Mildew Stain Remover$4.5
5. Mr. Clean Magic Eraser Bath Scrubber, 4-Count$4.5
6. Oh Yuk Jetted Tub System Cleaner 16 oz$$4.3
7. The Original Gel -Gloss Kitchen & Bath Cleaner & Polish,16oz$4.2
8. Earth Friendly Products Shower Cleaner with Tea Tree Oil, 22-Ounce (Pack of 2)$4.2
9. Goof Off PSX20004 Bathroom Rust Stain Remover Spray Gel$$4.2
10. WET AND FORGET 801064 Shower, 64 oz$$$4.1

Buy with Multi-Purpose in Mind

So, while there are plenty of products out there that are targeted at a specific surface, a bathtub cleaner will be multi-purpose even if they don’t really tell you this on the label.

If you buy a cleaner that cleans your ceramic or fiberglass sink, then you know that it is safe for cleaning your ceramic or fiberglass bathtub, as well.

You’ll notice that many of the products on the list already do tell you the variety of surfaces that you can use them on, some of them even great at cleaning things like brick and stucco! And how many cleaners out there can also be used as cooking ingredients? You’ll find out on our list below.

To save yourself money in the long run, it’s worth it to buy the larger size bottle since you know that you’ll be able to use the product in a variety of ways.

You can also dilute products to make them last longer! Think resourcefully.

Top 3 Best Bathtub Cleaner Reviews

1. Bar Keeper’s Friend 11514

This is probably the best bathtub cleaner for cleaning and polishing at the same time.

It is not only great at cleaning tubs, but also sinks, tile, toilet bowls, chrome fixtures, grout, stove tops, copper bottoms and some countertops.

Make sure the tub surface is damp then sprinkle a bit of this product on the surface. Do a bit of light scrubbing around the fixtures and on the tub surface and then rinse clean.

It requires a little bit of elbow grease on your behalf but the results are amazing. This stuff blasts away anything in it’s path and polishes as you clean. It succeeds where many other products fail!


Your tub’s hardware should also be tended to, and this is the perfect product to clean with!

It blasts away calcium deposits, lime scale and rust stains from a variety of surfaces, including stainless steel, glass, fiberglass, ceramic, porcelain, chrome, cement, stucco and even brick.

This is a great staple item to have in the cleaning cupboard because there are so many uses for it.

It is biodegradable and safe for your plumbing/septic system, another bonus!

As a multi-purpose cleaner, you’ll be glad you have it in your home!

3. Heinz diniraoArm & Hammer Baking Soda

We love this DIY cleaning solution because it is so effective, affordable and environmentally friendly.

Keep a large jug of vinegar on hand so you can use it for whatever you need; from baking to cleaning, it is your friend in the home!

A large bag of baking soda is equally useful, and when comes to cleaning the bathtub, just mix water and vinegar in a spray bottle. Spray the tub and the sprinkle on a bit of baking soda. Watch the natural chemical reaction happen before your eyes as it works to loosen dirt and grime.

Once it stops fizzing, lightly scrub the area and then rinse it clean! Then you can take the same cleaning supplies into the kitchen and bake some delicious cookies to celebrate your awesome cleaning job. Sugar cookies, anyone?

This is the best tub cleaner for those who have an all-natural cleaning approach and for anyone who is looking for a more cost-effective cleaning option!

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