Best Toilet Plungers

Review & Comparison, Last Update June 26, 2020
If you're looking for a chemical-free way of clearing toilet blockages, you're in the right place. Our review includes the best toilet plungers that are able to unblock your throne in the shortest time possible with the force of air or water. So, keep on reading and take your pick. ...Read more ...Read less
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PROS

The large opening on the cover makes this tool easily detachable. Plus, the cover hides it from sight. The drip-free construction with a magnetic collar secures the cover to the rod, so you can carry the two without dripping.  

CONS

The shipping sticker can leave an annoying trace on the handle. 

OUR VERDICT

Simplehuman Toilet Plunger comes adopting the most elegant profile so that this plunging tool can blend into the most expensive-looking bathrooms. With the rod made from stainless steel, this plunger will remain protected against rust and corrosion.

detailed parameters
Size

23.1" x 7.1" x 7.9" 

Materials

Stainless steel, plastic, rubber

Extras

Drip-free design, Caddy with magnetic collar included

Warranty

5 years

PROS

When you remove the plunger, the canister doors remain open, not closing 'till you put it back. The long handle provides considerable leverage, so the hand holding the plunger will not fall victim to splashes. 

CONS

The caddy can slide on smooth floors. 

OUR VERDICT

OXO Good Grips Toilet Plunger will not disappoint, plunging most toilet types, including those low-flush models that most plungers do not fit. With its embedded trip tray, the caddy will catch excess water, while the elongated neck will enable easy transportation with one hand.

detailed parameters
Size

24" x 6" x 6"

Materials

Plastic, rubber

Extras

Hideaway caddy, Built-in drip tray, Elongated neck, Stay-on cover

Warranty

Amazon's 30-day return policy

PROS

The commercial-grade suction cup can handle even the most persistent clogs. The bristles on the brush will not easily deform, enabling deep and thorough cleaning and letting you access hard-to-reach corners. 

CONS

There's a chemical smell to the product at first. 

OUR VERDICT

MR.SIGA Toilet Plunger and Bowl Brush Combo will let you keep the toilet spotless and, aside from the toilet, unclog different drains and sinks. The two-compartment holder will be enabling space-saving storage and making sure these cleaning tools are not dripping on the floors.

detailed parameters
Size

18.1" x 6.3" x 8.2"

Materials

Plastic, rubber, nylon

Extras

Bowl brush included, 2-in-1 holder

Warranty

Amazon's 30-day return policy

PROS

The rubber base on the caddy prevents that caddy from tipping and sliding, even when placed on slippery bathroom tiles. The caddy will automatically spring open when the plunger's lifted and keep it discreet when you put it back in.

CONS

The holder doesn't always open and close perfectly on the first try. 

OUR VERDICT

Clorox Toilet Plunger, stretching modest 16" x 8" x 6.5", accommodates most bathrooms without imposing on that precious bathroom space that's usually pretty limited. You can choose between white and gray models, with both colors fitting your average bathroom setting. 

detailed parameters
Size

16" x 8" x 6.5"

Materials

Plastic, rubber

Extras

Hideaway caddy, Built-in drip tray, Handle with comfort grip

Warranty

Amazon's 30-day return policy

PROS

The aluminum handle features anti-rust coating, making sure that the plunger does not form rust patches much with time. The 4-step graduated suction cup creates the tightest seal around drain openings, also preventing the cup from flipping back. 

CONS

The handle is a little too smooth. 

OUR VERDICT

Even though costing less than the preceding models, Neiko 60166A Toilet Plunger proves no less effective than these plungers and, in some respects, even more so. Plus, the peg hole at the end of the handle will enable convenient hanging storage.

detailed parameters
Size

23.5" x 6" x 6"

Materials

Aluminum, rubber, plastic

Extras

Cap with patented all-angle design, Peg hole for easy storage

Warranty

Amazon's 30-day return policy

Simplehuman Toilet Plunger

Not So Simple

Simplehuman make somewhat expensive at times but always awesome appliances, tools, and different household articles, including toilet plungers. With this one, the most attractive part is the cover's large opening, making this cleaning tool easily detachable. Adding to its advantages, the cover's also making sure the plunger remains discreet, hiding it from sight. Then, you have the drip-free construction, featuring the company's very own magnetic collar securing the cover to the plunger’s stainless steel rod, ensuring that you're able to pick the two up and carry both parts together without dripping.

Because the flange is adopting this long, narrow profile, this plunging tool from Simplehuman fits modern toilets unlike most plungers, enabling easy toilet unclogging.

But, as it is always the case with the company's products, what sells this package is the stainless steel construction, making the plunger durable and not practically immune to rust and corrosion.

Setting aside the shipping sticker that can leave an annoying trace on the handle, this is the product to beat, with its elegant profile fitting even the most upscale bathrooms yet remaining as effective as its less elegant competition.

Review of Simplehuman Toilet Plunger and Caddy

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OXO Good Grips

Hassle-Free and Powerful Plunging

The OXO Good Grips Toilet Plunger is also an elegant-looking tool, even though this one's made from plastic, not steel. For the most part, this is a neat and discreet storage solution, hiding the cleaning tool when you do not need it. The caddy, featuring an integrated drip tray, is pretty good at catching excess water, allowing it to evaporate. But, before that, the more attractive part is probably the caddy's elongated neck, enabling easy one-handed relocation.

Even including these two details though, the caddy's not perfect, with its smooth bottom sliding on most bathroom tiles. Yes, the product could use some anti-skid treatment on the bottom but, barring that, we do not have any considerable complaints.

Its long handle enables sufficient leverage, making sure that toilet water does not reach the hands. Also, the handle offers a pretty comfortable grip, with a little bump at the end preventing this tool from slipping away while you're cleaning.

Last but not least, the plunger's boasting this clean, ridge-free profile that fits all toilets, not excluding low-flush models.

In short, the OXO Good Grips Toilet Plunger offers sanitary storage, powerful plunging, and hassle-free detaching, with the canister doors staying open 'till you are done.

Review of OXO Good Grips Toilet Plunger

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MR.SIGA Toilet Plunger

Toilet Brush and Plunger Set

MR.SIGA Toilet Plunger and Bowl Brush Combo is precisely what the name suggests - a 2-in-1 holder that comes with both a plunger and a brush. Between the two, you'll be able to ensure the bathroom is always neat and clean, while the two-compartment holder will enable space-saving and sanitary storage, keeping the bathroom well-organized.

Now, separating the two, the commercial-grade rubber suction cup on the plunger will lend you solid plunging action, cleaning the toughest clogs inside toilet bowls, shower drains, and sinks. Meanwhile, the ergonomic handle will make sure the grip remains secure and comfortable, so you do not have to worry about dropping the plunger.

The brush's nothing to scoff at too though, featuring tough bristles that are not easily deformed but can easily access most hard-to-reach spots, offering deep and thorough cleaning. Plus, with the water dripping off into the holder, you're making sure the bathroom floors remain spotless.

There's a chemical smell to the product at first, a little annoying but nothing too upsetting. Besides that, MR.SIGA Toilet Plunger and Bowl Brush Combo will let you keep everything regarding and surrounding the toilet clean, so the product is pretty hard to argue against.

Review of MR.SIGA Toilet Plunger and Bowl Brush Combo

 

Clorox Toilet Plunger

Fitting Small Bathrooms

The Clorox Toilet Plunger is the most compact product on this list, measuring 16 x 8 x 6.5 inches, so even the smallest bathrooms should be able to accommodate this cleaning tool without requiring considerable space sacrifices.

But, even though its size is probably the product's most defining characteristic, you can argue that its biggest selling point is the anti-skid rubber base, preventing the caddy from slipping and sliding on bathroom floors, a small little detail that more expensive plungers (well, the caddies that come with these plungers) usually come without. Apart from this detail, the clamshell caddy adopts the same hideaway design, automatically springing open when you lift the plunger and storing it when it is not in use. The issue here is that the caddy does not always open and close on the first try on its own, so you have to open the doors manually.

Back to the cleaning tool though, first and foremost, you have the antimicrobial plunger cup protecting from mold, mildew, and odor-causing bacteria that seldom wash off without you helping them. Then, you have the comfortable handle, keeping the grip firm and preventing you from dropping it.

To sum it up, the Clorox Toilet Plunger is the best prospect within this selection for people with small bathrooms.

Review of Clorox Toilet Plunger White/Gray

 

Neiko 60166A

Even More Effective

The Neiko 60166A Toilet Plunger is the most affordable option within this lineup but not much worse than its more expensive peers. We're not crazy about the smooth handle, so some anti-slip padding or an ergonomic grip would make an excellent addition next time. Even taking that into account though, this is one solid product and, from some angles, even more impressive than those more expensive models.

To name one, its aluminum construction looks much more attractive than plastic, with the anti-rust treatment preventing the finish from forming rust patches and the mold-resistant coating keeping the tool clean without considerable upkeep effort on your part. The peg hole on the handle will also enable hanging storage, which's important since this plunger, unlike the previous models, is shipped without a caddy.

But more important is the patented 4-step graduated suction cup, fitting all toilet drain openings and creating an ultra-tight seal around these opening from all angles. Also, this design makes sure that the cup is not flipping back and getting stuck like most plungers.

Bottom line, assuming you don't mind that this one comes without the usual caddy addition, the Neiko 60166A Toilet Plunger will prove even more effective than the less affordable plungers.

Review of Neiko 60166A Toilet Plunger

 

What Is a Toilet Plunger?

If you're suckered into thinking that powerful chemicals can do all the messy work for you, you may be wrong. Not only do they sometimes fail but also they can damage drains and pipes. That's why we have a great alternative for you - a toilet plunger. It offers you a much quicker and safer way of unclogging a toilet or a shower drain.

A toilet plunger, also called force cup or a plumber's friend, is a special tool used to clear blockages at home. There are four different types of plungers but rubber cup plungers and accordion-style plungers are considered to be the most effective. A conventional rubber cup plunger or a sink plunger has a dome-shaped rubber cup design with a flat bottom. This type relies on the air force and is best for toilets, sinks, and tubs. An accordion-style plunger, in its turn, clears clogs through the process of water displacement and requires no tight seal to produce quite a bit of force. It's much more powerful compared to a traditional cup plunger but is designed for toilets only.

In this review, we've rounded up the top-quality toilet plungers of both types. And if you need a good tool for daily cleaning, you may be interested in our other survey of the best toilet brushes.

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Publish Date: 2020-06-26 13:01:40