Remove yellow toilet stains with 44p item as people told bleach makes it 'worse'

Toilet cleaning
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Keeping your toilet looking pristine is a tough job. Being exposed to so many nasty liquids, your loo lid can often end up with unsightly yellow stains which can be tricky to budge.

But using bleach on white toilet seats isn't always a good idea. While it's a powerful disinfectant that gets rid of germs, chlorine bleach is corrosive, and causes toilet seats to turn yellow due to a chemical reaction.

Once stained, it can be tricky to restore. However, cleaning enthusiasts on social media have come to the rescue with options.

In a bit to remove stains on their toilet seat, one social media user took to the Mrs Hinch Cleaning Tips Facebook page to ask for advice. She said: “White toilet seat going yellow on edge, what should I use to clean it?”

In this situation, many would opt to use bleach to clean their toilet seats, however, group members claimed that bleach should be avoided. They claimed that bleach “doesn’t work” and, if anything, it “makes it worse," The Express reports.

One person said said: “Bleaching doesn’t work.” Another wrote: “I found bleaching makes it worse.”

People were quick to offer advice, with many recommending magic sponges, which you can pick up in a pack of 10 magic sponges from Nisbets for £4.42 - this works out to 44p per sponge.

Toilet limescale.
Bleach only lightens toilet limescale stains -Credit:Getty

One person commented: “Use a magic sponge. They’re absolute genius. It worked for me in seconds.”

Another claimed: “The only thing that worked for me was a magic eraser.” A third said: “I’ve just removed mine with a magic sponge. Looks perfect now.”

While there are branded versions of the magic sponge, group members claimed that the cheaper ones work just as well.

One person wrote: “Branded magic sponges are expensive so suggest getting a multipack of non-branded Melamine sponges off Amazon.”

Households can also purchase a pack of 10 magic sponges from Amazon for £4.98 currently down from £6.99.

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