How to Clean a Toilet with e-cloth®

  1. If you use your e-cloth® to clean your whole bathroom, clean everything else before cleaning the toilet.
  2. Use a damp General Purpose, Bathroom, or Shower e-cloth® to clean the tank, handle, base, and seat of your toilet.
  3. e-cloth® recommends that you use a disinfectant/cleanser for the rim and inside the toilet bowl. You can use an e-cloth® in the bowl as long as the cleanser you’re using doesn’t have bleach in it – bleach will destroy the fibers. Personally, I prefer to use a brush in the bowl.
  4. If you’re worried about watermarks or streaks, give everything a wipe afterwards with a Glass & Polishing e-cloth.
  5. Rinse the e-cloth® and set it aside to be laundered.

Can I Clean More than 1 Toilet with an e-cloth®?

Yup. Here’s why:

As a part of their clinical studies, Silliker Inc. found that if you rinse an e-cloth® under warm water after you’ve used it, you can use it again without transferring bacteria. In fact,  less than 0.01% of any bacteria that was picked up previously will be transferred to the next surface.

So, if you’ve got a few toilets to clean:

  1. Wipe the exterior parts of Toilet #1 (tank, handle, base, seat, etc.) with a damp e-cloth
  2. use a disinfectant/cleanser inside the bowl and on the rim. If the cleanser doesn’t contain bleach, you can use your e-cloth® with it.
  3. RINSE YOUR e-cloth in warm/hot water and then go on to Toilet #2
  4. Repeat steps 1-3 until all your toilets are clean.
  5. Rinse and launder the e-cloth®.

Do I Need a Cloth with Antibacterial Silver to Clean Toilets?

NO! All e-cloths pick up over 99% of bacteria (note that this is NOT true for brands of microfiber cloths so be careful if you’re not using e-cloth®). The silver in microfiber cloths does NOT help to pick up bacteria. If you’re confused, don’t worry -you’re not alone – but take a quick read of my post on how the silver in microfiber cloths works.

Can I Use ANY Microfiber Cloth to Clean Toilets?

I don’t know the answer to this. I only know about e-cloth®. Sorry. If you’re using a different brand, check their laboratory testing and claims about bacteria removal/transfer.

For more information on e-cloth® and the Silliker Testing of e-cloth®, visit

Thanks to Kerry C. for her advice and help!