Bleach tablets

October 21, 2012


Good idea or horribly, horribly bad idea?

I saw these bleach tablets at Menard’s and decided I had to try them. We get some pretty nasty pink slime in our toilets, and a dosing of bleach seems to clear it up. I don’t like those live-in-the-tank tablets since we have kitties around who might freak out from the fumes, and I am rather cautious of liquid bleach due to all the clothes I’ve ruined with tiny bleach spots. These seem like just the trick. I’ll keep the bottle in the bathroom and drop a tablet in the toilet every so often, scrub away, then flush. Done and done.

The downside? These look an awful lot like giant Tums. One mix-up and that could lead to some fatal heartburn relief. Good grief, why isn’t there a padlock on the top of this?

The bottle even smells bleachy.

(I forgot a quarter for scale. They’re a little larger than the diameter of a dime.)

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6 Responses to “Bleach tablets”

  1. Brad Said on:

    First of all, I would suggest NOT keeping this right next to the Tums. Secondly, if you use it as a laundry tablet, wouldn’t it settle onto the clothes and leave a spot? You’d have to wait for the agitation cycle or something, wouldn’t you?


    • Lauren Said on:

      The directions say to put it in the water first, let it dissolve, then add your clothes. That wouldn’t work for my washer. I think its convenience factor might be for someone who goes to the laundromat?


  2. Ron Royuk Said on:

    Those tabs are teeny compared to the size made to put into toilet tanks. Our bleach/chlorine tabs are the size of a small hockey puck which would be unswallowable by man or beast. They come in 2 or 4 to a box. Try it (in the tank) you’ll like it!


  3. Peggy Said on:

    Wow…super concentrated is right!! Just a little bigger than a dime…oh please be careful!

    But I like the idea. Let me know how they work out in the long run.


  4. Kristi Said on:

    Original scent? What are the other choices?


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