It did keep my toilet appearing clean and smelling fresh for a few days but that does not mean I can neglect cleaning it with old fashion elbow grease and a bristled brush and powerful toilet cleaner. I didn't mind it being exposed in the toilet bowl as I wanted to see if it was actually doing anything. The product claims that each disc lasts up to seven days, for a 24/7 continuous clean. This is not true as after day five it was all but gone, that might be true for one of two people using the toilet but not a family toilet. I did like that it was easy to dispense the gel disc on the side of the bowl and was waiting for it to fall into the toilet water but it stuck on and stayed on with a practice flush. It's a bit expensive and I wouldn't mind it if it actually lasted for the week and the smell was strong but no one complained because you would only experience that strong smell after you flushed and I rather smell that than whatever the toilet might offer with no toilet cleaning gel. Overall, it wasn't so bad but won't be heavily relying on it to clean my toilet.