Unclogging the sink or toilet is never a pleasant experience, especially if you have to call the plumber or break out the drain snake. Before you resort to those extreme measures you’ll want to try your “first” options: the typical plunger, or “water swisher” as I call it; the CO2-based units that shoot a small blast of carbon dioxide; or, probably the best of the “first” options, the Johnny Jolter from Metro Products.
You pull out the handle of the Johnny Jolter to load the unit with water, then push the handle to create a powerful jolt of water and hopefully break up the clog. Of course, repeat as necessary. The unit disassembles so you can clean it if needed. A flexible bowl adapter on the end of the Johnny Jolter fits most drains.
The Johnny Jolter sells for about $25.