Rubbermaid 5.5 in. Dia. Plunger (1817212)

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  • 5.5" diameter
  • 18.5" high
  • Plunger head and pole are coated with Neverwet technology that repels water, eliminates dripping and avoids bacteria
  • Won't drip on floors after use
  • Not designed for low flow toilets
  • Ergonomic grip supports both two handed or palm grip
  • Neverwet coating lasts beyond hundreds of cycles
  • Neverwet coating is affected by the oils in your skin touching the protective coating may impact product performance (transport plunger by the handle above the coating)


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Rubbermaid 5.5 in. Dia. Plunger (1817212)
 
2.0

(based on 64 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Sleek and Functional!

The bathroom is the room I hate cleaning the most. It is like a germ fest in there especially with my two little boys who aren’t the best...Read complete review

The bathroom is the room I hate cleaning the most. It is like a germ fest in there especially with my two little boys who aren’t the best aimers if you get my drift! Then there is the plunger in the corner. Yes we all need them at some point or another but at least for me I hate the thought of that germy water resting on my floor. Since I have been on my own I have owned the cheap orange rubber ones, the black accordion ones, and even the ones that have their own little holder. The Clean & Dry plunger by Rubbermaid is not only a sleek looking (if plungers can be sleek) but it features NeverWet nanotech coating. The NeverWet coating forms a protective germ shield so water cannot penetrate it. So just like when you wax your car and the water beads off, the toilet water will bead off the plunger so you can put it safely on your floor without worrying about germs. For peace of mind you can bleach it to clean it, but it is recommend not to use soap or touch the coating yourself. Overall, I found that the Clean & Dry plunger looks good in my bathroom, keeps germs off the floor and is reasonably priced that I can pick up a few more for the rest of my bathrooms! Oh and of course it plunges just like you expect it to!

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plunger

It is a marvelous thing, that this plunger just shrugs off water and other 'stuff' but as a plunger it is useless. Does not work at all. I had to go out...Read complete review

It is a marvelous thing, that this plunger just shrugs off water and other 'stuff' but as a plunger it is useless. Does not work at all. I had to go out and buy a regular, half the price, plunger which got the job done.

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1.0

Doesn't work well for the job intended.

By Chuck14201

from Buffalo, NY, United States

Comments about Rubbermaid 5.5 in. Dia. Plunger (1817212):

I bought this to replace a "regular" plunger that cracked. I thought why not it looked good and it was a plunger. If it repelled water as stated great. Well it does repel water almost freakishly. It comes out of the toilet dry as a bone. I don't know what causes the problem but.. the base once compressed does not return to the cup shape. So while you get the pushing action you don't get the pulling action and lets face it you need to pull the "blockage", pushing compacts it more. With a few uses this product did not preform well at all. Give me the old rubber one that almost sucks itself to the bottom of the toilet, this one does not.

 
1.0

DOES NOT WORK

By ocmom86

from Vancouver, WA, United States

Comments about Rubbermaid 5.5 in. Dia. Plunger (1817212):

I bought this plunger thinking that it was such a great idea...no wet yucky mess, perfect in a house with three boys! I couldn't even get it to form a seal in the toilet. When you push it does the same thing any plunger does and pushes the water out and compresses a little-then when you lift it back out to do the suction part it just stays compressed and forms no suction. NOT WORTH THE MONEY AT ALL!

 
1.0

Non-functional

By Booschnicky

from Geneva, IL, United States

Comments about Rubbermaid 5.5 in. Dia. Plunger (1817212):

Repels blue water amazingly. Does nothing to unclog a toilet...worthless.

 
1.0

Waste of Time!

By MikeP9999

from VA, United States

Comments about Rubbermaid 5.5 in. Dia. Plunger (1817212):

This plunger is absolutely useless on any toilet (3) in my house! It does not seal and does not work.

 
1.0

Doesn't Seal to clear bowl

By Surprised

from Undisclosed

Comments about Rubbermaid 5.5 in. Dia. Plunger (1817212):

Like others I had the same experience with this plunger not sealing to clear a blockage. I've always had quality and good results with previous Rubbermaid products. That's the reason I purchased two of these plungers. I will be contacting Customer Service about a refund.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Very wet.

By Whisky

from Dallas, TX, United States

Comments about Rubbermaid 5.5 in. Dia. Plunger (1817212):

Bought this a few weeks back. Just used it today for the first time. It would not get enough suction to clear the toilet. And it came out very dripping wet and messy just like any ordinary plunger. Not worth the extra money. Just buy the cheap plunger.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

does not work

By cds12345

from Undisclosed

Comments about Rubbermaid 5.5 in. Dia. Plunger (1817212):

This plunger does its job to repel water and whatever else but the actual plunger aspect of it does not work. don't buy this if you actually need to plunge a toilet.

 
1.0

doesn't work

By lp123

from New Jersey, United States

Comments about Rubbermaid 5.5 in. Dia. Plunger (1817212):

Clean and Dry yes its true but it doesn't grip and so it doesn't work.

 
1.0

NONE

By joyceerider

from NY, United States

Comments about Rubbermaid 5.5 in. Dia. Plunger (1817212):

I have always had very good luck with Rubber Maid products... but... This plunger does Not work at all. My only regret is not keeping my receipt to take it back.

 
1.0

Does not do the job at all.

By saxatak

from Snohomish, WA, United States

Comments about Rubbermaid 5.5 in. Dia. Plunger (1817212):

We've tried to use this plunger to unclog toilets five times and it has failed to do the job every time. It's not deep enough to seal against the drain hole or force water down the pipe.

 
1.0

Doesn't clear clogs

By Mochazirra

from San Jose, CA, United States

Comments about Rubbermaid 5.5 in. Dia. Plunger (1817212):

Pros: 1. Water runs off easily as advertised. 2. Short handle makes for easier storage Cons: 1. Does not seal well so forced air simply bubbles out sides instead of going down pipe. 2. Bell is shallow so it doesn't have much force to clear anything 3. Bell doesn't return to shape quickly so you must wait in between plunges. 4. More costly than all other models at my store.

 
1.0

Does not work at all. Absolutely terrible.

By Mhamilton

from Undisclosed

Comments about Rubbermaid 5.5 in. Dia. Plunger (1817212):

We finally had the need for a plunger and this just flat out didn't work at all. How they can put this through testing and think it works is beyond me.

 
1.0

Doesn't work!

By Emaf

from San Diego, CA, United States

Comments about Rubbermaid 5.5 in. Dia. Plunger (1817212):

We tried to use this plunger but it doesn't work! What a waste of money!

 
5.0

Love it!!

By 1234inMi

from Michigan, United States

Comments about Rubbermaid 5.5 in. Dia. Plunger (1817212):

I just bought this since we moved and couldn't find the old-school one we packed away some place. It was the only one I could find at K-Mart. Anyway, it works great, and I don't understand the bad reviews. The problem may be for other reviewers that their bowl was empty. You have to have a little water in it to produce the suction. Worked instantly.

 
1.0

If only it worked...

By collegekay5

from Tuscaloosa, AL, United States

Comments about Rubbermaid 5.5 in. Dia. Plunger (1817212):

This plunger's ability to repel water and not allow any mess to end up on the floor is truly amazing. Never seen anything like it. Unfortunately, it doesn't work as a plunger at all. Completely useless.

 
1.0

Worst plunger EVER!!!

By txkm

from Undisclosed

Comments about Rubbermaid 5.5 in. Dia. Plunger (1817212):

This is the first product review that I have ever written. This plunger is worthless. If I could have given it negative stars, I would have! It's impossible to get any suction. Guess I'll be going outside until I can get to the store to buy a new one in the morning. Thanks Rubbermaid!

 
1.0

the"comes out dry"part of the claim is true

By alwaysplunging

from St. Louis, MO, United States

Comments about Rubbermaid 5.5 in. Dia. Plunger (1817212):

I waited 6months to get one of these.Thinking it'd be a dream come true. No germ infested toilet water dripping on the floor after plunging? What could be better? How about a plunger that actually works? This one has no suction. I should have read the reviews before buying!

 
1.0

I'm actually writing a review of a plunger.

By fustrated_plunger_user

from Helena, MT, United States

Comments about Rubbermaid 5.5 in. Dia. Plunger (1817212):

Yes. This plunger is awful. It doesn't work. How can a plunger not "work"? Well, the rubber in this plunger is too stiff, or not responsive; in other words, it doesn't actually suction or plunge. If I could get a refund for this product I would. I'm actually pretty upset at the stores for selling it, and I'm pretty mad at Rubbermaid for not doing any proper research and development on the product. Sure the neverwet funtion is pretty awesome, but if it doesn't plunge what is the point.

 
1.0

worst plunger ever!

By andremike

from elk grove village, I

Comments about Rubbermaid 5.5 in. Dia. Plunger (1817212):

Just as everyone else said, this is the worst plunger ever.. it is so stiff you cant use it in the toilet. It wont even seal the toilet opening. I should also mention the handle is way to short.. I dont like to get that close to a clogged toilet. They should immediatly discontinue this product.. I only wish I could return it for a refund... It does work great at repelling water... but I bought it to use as a plunger..

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Not a good plunger

By Redmondc

from Washington, DC, United States

Comments about Rubbermaid 5.5 in. Dia. Plunger (1817212):

Not sure how this design made it out of R&D. It is totally ineffective at plunging a toilet. The material that is made of is too stiff, thus you cannot get an adequate seal to either pull up the debris, nor push it down. The 'cup' part of the plunger is too shallow, so when you press down the cup splays out instead of creating seal. Water splashes out of the bowl and onto the floor.  In all honesty, a $2 plunger from a discount store works much much better than this one. Final comment, and this is based in reality so forgive me, but we know why toilets plug. Well, with all of the manipulation that you have to do with this plunger, it gets completely soiled and requires rinsing anyways. The coating will displace water, but other debris still needs to be cleaned off.

 
1.0

Absolute Worst Plunger EVER!

By TwinCityGal1

from Minneapolis, MN, United States

Comments about Rubbermaid 5.5 in. Dia. Plunger (1817212):

Rubbermaid must have been so proud of the clean and dry technology that they how to make a functioning plunger. It is very stiff and hard will not "seal" to get any suction. A total waste of money. DO NOT BUY this product. 

 
1.0

terrible product

By wildfirekunal

from San Jose, CA, United States

Comments about Rubbermaid 5.5 in. Dia. Plunger (1817212):

bought it because it was made in USA and liked the no wet concept. But this product is not functional at all. will be returning it tomorrow. 

 
2.0

Just so-so

By jokrgirl

from Wisconsin, United States

Comments about Rubbermaid 5.5 in. Dia. Plunger (1817212):

The plunger material does, indeed, shed water and stay clean. It does not, however, do a good job of plunging. I have tried it. My husband has tried it. My teenage son has tried it. We all agree that we will be getting a different plunger. Too bad. I really liked the idea of a cleaner plunger.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Terrible Plunging Action

By JujUbZeE

from San Mateo CA

Comments about Rubbermaid 5.5 in. Dia. Plunger (1817212):

Bought the plunger last night because my toilet was clogged, and was completely disappointed in the product. Had to exchange it for an old fashioned plunger. This does not suction at all with your toilet! It's too hard and doesn't suck anything out of the bowl. Because of the water proof material on the product, it totally defects what it's actually supposed to do. Waste of time and money!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Work a little harder at it, guys. Great product!

By NoExpertPlumber

from Austin, TX, United States

Comments about Rubbermaid 5.5 in. Dia. Plunger (1817212):

Being a 20 year old woman, I've maybe only gotten my hands on a total of 2 plungers before purchasing this item. I never found any of them, even with the extended cup to be very easy to use, but they were ALWAYS messy. This product lives up to it's name, coming out of a nasty clogged toilet with 0 drips or filth left. Although it did take me a good 60-90 seconds to actually get a proper pull to unclog my toilet, it was nothing worse than what I've experienced before. SO! to those complaining that it is too stiff or doesn't get a suction, give it more than 3-4 tries before you poopoo (pun intended) what is a great, mess-free product.

 
1.0

no good at all,and so hard to use .

By aleks

from New Braunfels, TX, United States

Comments about Rubbermaid 5.5 in. Dia. Plunger (1817212):

i bought this today ,you pay lot of money and is terrible ,so hard to use and the material so hard

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

As good as a plunger that cannot plunge can get!

By MSPS

from Massachusetts, United States

Comments about Rubbermaid 5.5 in. Dia. Plunger (1817212):

Coating is 100% cool. Plunger is 100% useless. Material is too stiff to actually be used! Really Rubbermaid? Best you can come up with? Marketing got me to buy it but reality is making me buy another plunger, and it wont be Rubbermaid.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Worst piece of garbage ever!

By SteveDrHops

from Canton, GA, United States

Comments about Rubbermaid 5.5 in. Dia. Plunger (1817212):

I bought this for my half bathroom with laminate wood floors so I could keep it in the bathroom. I used it for the first time tonight and it doesn't work! It is so stiff and hard that it would not create any suction at all. Luckily I had a REAL plunger upstairs.

 
1.0

not sure why this got approved for release

By fcamp

from Los Angeles, CA, United States

Comments about Rubbermaid 5.5 in. Dia. Plunger (1817212):

while i appreciate the nano technology to keep the water and elements off the plunger, the basic design of the plunger is very poor. Given the engineering that goes into these type of products i'm not sure why this got approved. problems: - when the water is cold, the rubber becomes very stiff and you can't push down to plunge. - the depth of the plunger is insufficient - it doesn't fit all toilets. woud've been much better if they had an insert piece that folds out that fits the actual toilet passage at the bottom of the bowl. - it just doesn't work.

 
1.0

product does not work at all

By poorproduct1

from paramus, nj

Comments about Rubbermaid 5.5 in. Dia. Plunger (1817212):

I bought this plunger several months ago and it does not plunge at all. I don't understand why rubbermaid would put out a worthless product. This plunger should have been tested more before it was put out. I threw away 3 of my regular plungers and I regret it.

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