What’s a shiffter?

It’s the hygienic toilet brush alternative…

Does anyone enjoy cleaning the toilet with a toilet brush? Without being too graphic, it’s a messy and unpleasant experience… and the sight of a used toilet brush sat next to the toilet can stay in your memory, for all the wrong reasons. Even expensive, designer toilet brushes have the same issues. This is where the shiffter comes in. Essentially it’s a jet wash for the toilet, which means it is cleaner to use than a regular or even a hygienic toilet brush, because it doesn’t come into contact with the bowl. The shiffter is the hygienic toilet brush alternative!

It’s a specially designed, patented, squeezable bottle, which you fill with water and leave next to your toilet. After you’ve… how can we put this… got up from your seat, flushed and realised that the toilet bowl is still a little messy, instead of grabbing a toilet brush and chemicals, or flushing repeatedly, you simply point the shiffter at the toilet bowl and give it a squeeze. This releases a controllable jet of water to wash the toilet clean. It’s a simple idea but it works – and let’s face it – many of the best ideas are simple!

The shiffter is a hygienic toilet brush alternative
The shiffter initial design

Hang on! Isn’t it just a squeezable bottle?

Nope – there’s more to it. It has two valves – a water and an air valve – which make it easy to use, drip free and much more effective than just a squeezy bottle. If you want to learn more about that just click here… but before you do that, scroll down a little and watch a demo of the shiffter doing its stuff

And the environmental benefits are huge! Check out how it could deliver the most eco-friendly toilet cleaning possible.

Does it work and can I buy one now?

Sure does. It’s not easy to show the shiffter in a real world situation, as it may turn your stomach (excuse the irony) – so you’ll probably be quite relieved that the demo video below shows the shiffter’s effectiveness using chocolate spread instead – and chocolate spread is really tough to shifft. It certainly shows how it will do the job! UPDATE – we’ve changed the valve at the squirty end and it cleans over five-times quicker than in this demo!

We’re currently raising finance to go into production, so you can’t buy one just yet. We’ve had loads of positive feedback and would really appreciate your comments on the product and proposed prices so that we can make it a reality. Having just been granted a patent we should be able to get the funding and manufacturing sorted very shortly.

But there’s a further dimension to the shiffter – once in production a chunk of the profits (10 to 20% once things take off) will go to related causes – and that could be substantial. Check out the good causes page to find our more.

Would you buy one? Click here to let us know. We’d really love your feedback.