Works with a little help
My shower drain was completely blocked up. I followed the instructions on the bottle and poured half the contents into the pooled water around the drain. After 30 minutes nothing appeared to change so I flushed the shower with hot water. Still no change at that point. I gave it some more time (an hour or 2) and still the drain was clogged. The magic secret, as others have stated here that the product needs a little help in the form of a plunger (or a toilet brush in my case) to get the water flowing. With a little bit of motion this product worked like a charm.
Purchased in January 2020 at Countdown for $13.99.
It actually works
I'm a sceptic when it comes to these sorts of products. I moved into a temporary property from another city and realised the bathroom sink was incredibly clogged. I found this product at Coles Supermarket. I used this according to the instructions but used the whole bottle and after 20 minutes it was completely unblocked. Would highly recommend before using plunger or calling a plumber!!
Works Well for the right job
Our shower was progressively getting worse at draining. I was told by a family member to try a drain cleaner before getting a plumber. So I randomly chose this one off the shelf at Bunnings, and made sure to read ALL INSTRUCTIONS, including those on the back of the bottle.
Followed the main instructions to the dot. The notice in water drain speed was instance and was 100 times better just after one application.
There's still half a bottle left, so I'll use that next week as instructed, even though it has already done it's job.
We have two sinks in our en-suite and the left one always gets blocked.
Im not sure why that drain is always blocked but I believe it could be from all the make up products my wife washes down as that sink is hers.
Lately, shes been using my side because hers is as mentioned above. Funnily enough, my side is now slowly draining.
I have used Mr Muscle a lot and it has never failed me. In fact, I used it a few minutes ago on the left sink and at first, I thought this time it didnt work because the other times, the Mr Muscle liquid would go r...ight into the pipes but this time, the gel was just sitting there. I left it for a few minutes and all of a sudden, the gel fell right through. I immediately ran the sink with hot water as stated on the back of the bottle. Instructions say you should wait 15-30 minutes but I was about to go to bed and didn't want to risk leaving it overnight.
bought a bottle of mr muscle to un block my bathroom sink ,followed all the instructions ,but did not work at all. this is the second time I though I would give it a go,but it did not,what a lot of rubbish .never buying this companys products to be ripped off.
Purchased in June 2019.
Didn't think it was working but cleared away drain perfectly
Used half bottle down shower drain as per directions but forgot and left for longer than recommended rises with hot water seemed to be worse first. Repeated and put some in connecting basin and worked wonders after running hot water for a while!
- Verified purchase
Did not unclog drain outside kitchen
I bought this from Coles & got a full refund from Coles, as it did not work as promised. I had a drain hole just outside the kitchen behind the kitchen sink. The sink did not overflow, but washing up water with little food bits were coming out of the drain outside each time water ran down the kitchen.
After pouring half of the product down the sink & even the drain hole, & waiting the required time & flushing with water, nothing cleared. Repeated the process with the other half of the bottle, no change. Even after i used a hose to try ...to put pressure down the drain hole nope no improvement. A plumber came & simply put a small plunger into the drain hole & immediately the drain cleared! He said it was a build up of grease from food & probably pouring used cooking oil down the sink. I didn't know you could easily pull out the grill cover to access the pipe otherwise would have done so myself! He said don't use these kinds of products & the chemicals are no good & smell very strong. I would have been fuming at the call out charge had he not also fixed other things in my house to make the time worth it! And I was also nearly scammed on the phone by other plumbers who diagnosed over the phone that the drain needs to be realigned it might well be tree roots!
It made the problem worse
My kitchen sink was extremely slow draining. I bought Mr Muscle Drano Ultra Gel and followed the directions on the back of the bottle - I slowly poured the entire bottle down the drain. Five days later there is a scum covered inch or so of water/product sitting in my sink looking like an alien swamp and letting off fumes into my kitchen while I wait for my real estate agent to get a plumber out here. TLDR; now instead of a slow drain I have a toxic waste pit in my house. I will never buy this product again.
Mr Muscle Ultra Gel drain cleaner
Had a twin tub kitchen sink that would not drain and infact back up into second basin and then very slowly drain away Used various products in recent weeks with no sucess. Sighted the Ultra gel in Woolworths and in desperation gave it a try Used whole bottle in two seperate applications Worked wonders. Drains `away now as fast as the water can go. Very good result, very happy
After trying the crystal version of draino without any luck on two occasions, I brought the gel version.
Finally I fixed my issue I waited over 30 minutes after placing draino gel down the sink.
I poured hot boiling water and I then used a plunger I think this is what really helped.
I gave it a second round just to make sure and all good! I poured the remaining down other drains.
Dreadful. Total con.
This product claims to "dissolve" clogged drains. After following the instructions, and placing 2 table spoons of the gunk down the drain, with the cup of cold water, and waiting 12 minutes.... NOTHING. I tried it two more times.. infact the damned drain is worse than when I began. This stuff is a total con. Hell I'm mad. They sell this material claiming " wonder" and being " industrial strength" and it B.S I tested the powder out side in a cup full of water. There's no corrosive action, there's no dissolving agent ... there's clearly no NaOH ( Sodium Hydroxide )... There's nothing. This is a scam and sham product from Johnson and Johnson.
Doesnt seem to work
Used it as per the instructions, left it for more than 30 minutes, bout an hr and a half. It cleaned the drain but did Nothing for the blockage. Might take up the advice on going to Bunnings for that $5 plunger. Certainly much cheaper. Disappointed as the label indicated a resolution to the problems it calmed to be able to fix.
Worked for me
Read the reviews on here but thought I'd give it a go after trying everything else short of calling a plumber. Thought it would be a 50/50 chance as I suspect it depends on what is actually causing the blockage determines the success of using this product.
Here are the steps I took:
- I poured down the whole bottle as it was a sever blockage.
- Waited an hour instead of 15 or 30 mins as I forgot about it!
- Started running hot water through it as per the instructions. At this point only a slight improvement in drainage.
- Out of frustration I took to it with a plunger!
- Lo and behold it worked!
- Just to ensure everything would stay unblocked I did the old bi-carb/vinigar trick. ...
Clogged drain even more
Update 27/9/2016: I'm updating my review from 2 to 3 stars to be fair to Ultra Gel, as i found out the problem wasn't due to a regular drain blockage. I'm not rating higher because i just don't know how it works on regular blockages - but it might work very well for all i know.
The reason I'm changing my review is that the problem returned in a less severe form to my kitchen, but also extended to my laundry and bathroom. So i ended up getting a plumber in. He found that the problem was due to roots, i think from a vine that used to be nearby..., getting into the pipes, clogging the works. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I had a badly clogged drain in the kitchen. I'd tried a plunger, enzymes that i'd used for several days, a snake - none of these worked. When i'd use the plunger, it would bring water and muck back up which would take some time to go down again - but eventually it would. So i bought this gel. The bottle said it could "Penetrate standing water," which was good, since that's what i had. I poured the whole bottle down 2 sink holes in line with the instructions. Mr Muscle suggested waiting 1/2 hour for the gel to take effect. Well, after 1/2 hour, nothing had happened except i could see one cleaner drain hole, and the smell was also better (although it was strong close up).
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Questions & Answers
Does this help to dessolve the cardboards stuck in the drain and blocking it??
This is what Mr Muscle say about their product: "Mr Muscle likes a clean drain, which is why he’s created Mr Muscle® Drano® Ultra Gel for fully blocked drains. It clears total blockages, penetrates standing water, and is professional strength." So based on that i'd say it would.
no it only dissolves built up fats and grease ... ie simple organic matter. I would suggest you keep pouring hot water down the drain to soften cardboard ( how the heel did that get there? ) and eventuality it will flow away with the water.
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