The Scrubbing Bubbles automatic shower cleaner was discontinued years ago, but those of us who love not having to spray or scrub our showers are still mourning its loss. Have you wondered why such a successful, beloved product as the Scrubbing Bubble automatic shower cleaner would be discontinued?
We haven’t heard from anyone at Scrubbing Bubbles, but we have a few guesses as to why they took this product off the shelves. Plus, we have some new products you can use to get a cleaner shower with less scrubbing.
Problems with the Scrubbing Bubbles Automatic Shower Cleaner
The automatic shower cleaner was likely discontinued because of manufacturing defects. Unfortunately, it’s a real challenge to create a cleaning product that sits in the shower, holds and sprays liquid, and that is waterproof to protect its electronics and battery. There’s just too much humidity in a typical bathroom.
As early as 2009 there were online reports that water would get into the casing of the scrubber, making it useless after it had been charged. There’s even an online guide from 2012 where a hobbyist describes how to fix this problem—although we don’t recommend you try it. No one knows better than a plumber that electronics and water make for a real safety hazard.
If you need a new one, you can still find some of these automatic shower cleaners on Amazon, now going for a fortune. You’ll see in the reviews there that consumers are still complaining the product only lasts a few months, so we wouldn’t say it’s worth the price.
And, unfortunately, Scrubbing Bubbles has gone on the record that they don’t intend to try to manufacture the product again.