I want to start off by saying that I’m not being paid to write this review. I enjoy trying new products and sharing my thoughts on those products with others. I have tile in my kitchen, laundry room and bathrooms. Thanks to muddy dog footprints and general grime, the grout gets very dirty in those high traffic areas… and if I’m being honest, I thought mopping would be sufficient enough to clean both the tile and the grout, but I was wrong. I needed to find the best grout cleaner to tackle this job.
The first grout cleaner I tried was, Black Diamond. I used it per the instructions listed on the back of the bottle and it made little to no difference on the grout. Frustrated, I went back to the store and purchased Goo Gone’s Grout and Tile cleaner.
Why Goo Gone?
I’m sure you’re most familiar with Goo Gone’s adhesive and sticker remover, but they have expanded their product line extensively over the last few years. When they introduced their tile and grout cleaner, I decided to work it into the cleaning aisle when I was working as the department manager at a small hardware store.
To my surprise, it was completely sold out just days after I had stocked it for the first time so I ordered twice as much the next time, and that sold out quickly too. That’s when I knew I had to try it for myself and I’m glad I did because I absolutely love this product.
Why do I like this product so much? There are several reasons I like this grout cleaner so much, but the thing I like the most is that it does the work for you. By that I mean, you simply spray it on, let it sit for a couple of minutes, wipe the area with a wet cloth and
- Foaming Spray: It’s easy to spray the cleaner directly onto the grout line without over spreading to the rest of the tile.
- Pleasant Scent: I LOVE how good it smells. That’s probably the last thing you’d expect from a grout cleaner, but it’s true! It makes the area smell so clean and pleasant. I wish I could bottle the scent, just so I could use it with all of the various cleaners I use.
- Surface Safe: It’s safe to use on natural stone, porcelain, ceramic tile, and fiberglass.
How To Use:
It’s very simple to use. You spray the cleaner directly onto the grout. Then, you’ll let it sit for a few minutes before wiping it away with a wet rag or sponge. Personally, I like using my easy wring spin mop to clean up. I fill the bucket with water, wipe it up the mess and wring it out. I also used a grout brush on the heavily soiled areas, but the cleaner really does a great job even without a grout brush. You can see the results in the pictures below.
(As a side note….this is by far the best mop I’ve ever used. Make sure to check out my product review on the O’Cedar easy wring spin mop.)
I should’ve started with Goo Gone’s grout cleaner first, instead of the other brand considering that Goo Gone’s grout cleaner consistently flew off the shelf. To purchase your own bottle of Goo Gone’s Grout Cleaner, click here.