Last Updated: December 29, 2022

The 10 Best Grout Cleaners and Accessories That Really Work.

WRITTEN BY Grove Collaborative • 17 min read

When it comes to keeping our homes clean, there are some areas that can make us cringe just thinking about it. One of those hard-to-tackle areas is definitely the grout in our homes, especially in our bathrooms and kitchens. Because grout is usually made from sand particles, it's easy for dirt, dust, and grime to collect on its surface, leaving behind a trail of yuckiness. With our list of the Best Grout Cleaners and Accessories That Actually Work, you'll be able to find a cleaner and scrub brush to rid your grout of all that grime that's piled up over time. Our list features some of the best brands in the bathroom cleaning business like Mrs. Meyer's, method, and Seventh Generation.

Plus, we know there's more to your bathroom than just grout, so also check out our guide, 8 Easy Steps to a Clean Bathroom to get your routine locked down.

This list of products was determined by ratings and reviews from Grove members.

1. Grove Co. Tub & Tile Cleaner Concentrate

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This Grove Co. Tub & Tile Cleaner Concentrate is proven to remove 4x more soap scum than other natural brands.* Crafted to be sustainably powerful for a healthy home and planet.

This cleaner concentrate’s biodegradable formula is made with 100% plant-based ingredients — no parabens, phthalates, phosphates, formaldehyde, synthetic dyes, ammonia, …

2 Count
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2. Aunt Fannie's Extra Strength Vinegar: For Cleaning

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Vinegar is a proven powerhouse. Aunt Fannie's extra strength 6% acidity vinegar means there's no need for any nasty stuff.

This versatile formula can be used at the full concentration for descaling and buildup removal or diluted with water to cut dust, grease, and grime in a variety of applications including general cleaning in kitchens, …

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3. Mrs. Meyer's Tub & Tile Cleaner

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As the saying goes, a clean home is a happy home. Go the extra mile on your bathroom tile with Mrs. Meyer’s tub and tile cleaner. This powerful cleaner is great to use on most bathroom surfaces, including shower doors, floor tile, countertops, sinks, and tubs, but keep in mind it’s not safe to use on natural marble, brass, or wood. This US-based …

33 Oz
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4. Grove Co. Grunge Buster Grout & Tile Brush

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Get a sparkling bathroom with this beautifully designed brush. The Grunge Buster features a curved handle for ease of use, tough bristles for grout, and soft bristles for tile.

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5. Seventh Generation Tub & Tile Cleaner

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Whether your bathtub doubles as your reading nook or a splash zone for your kids, keeping it clean means you (and your household) can feel your cleanest when washing up. That’s where this Seventh Generation Tub & Tile Cleaner comes in. This bathroom and bathtub cleaner is both dye-free and chlorine bleach–free — plus, it’s scented with essential …

26 oz
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6. method Tub & Tile Spray

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Put the days of dreading to clean your tub and shower tiles behind you with help from this method Tub & Tile Spray. Thoughtfully chosen ingredients blast through soap scum, mold, and mildew without the back-breaking labor you may have been used to before previously switching products. This bathroom tub and tile cleaner is made without triclosan and …

28 Oz
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7. Mrs. Meyer's Vinegar Gel Cleaner

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Say hello to a naturally thickened vinegar cleaning product that smells a whole lot better than other brands. This Mrs. Meyer's Vinegar Gel Cleaner has a nice lemon verbena scent, but tackles stainless steel just like your mom’s old, do-it-yourself concoction, without the pain of actually making it. Clean countertops, refrigerators, handles, knobs, …

12 Oz
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8. Full Circle Grunge Buster Grout & Tile Brush

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Tackle your tub with a brush that combines tough bristles for grout on the inside and softer bristles for tile on the outside. Curved handle lets you get down and dirty with less effort.
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9. Aunt Fannie's Cleaning Vinegar

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You spend a good percentage of your time inside, so why not spend time embracing your inner housecleaner with plant-based products like this Aunt Fannie's Cleaning Vinegar. This cleaning vinegar is paraben-, sulfate-, and triclosan-free, and it’s vegan and Leaping Bunny–certified. It naturally breaks down dirt and other unwanted filth by using the …

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10. Grove Co. Tub Handler + Deep Cleaner

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Tub scrubbing is multifaceted work: wiping surfaces, scrubbing grout, lifting stains, polishing fixtures. Enter our replaceable brush heads for our Tub Handler, designed to tackle each part of bathtub scouring. For cleaning grout and tough stains, turn to this Deep Cleaner, a bristle brush made from recycled plastic.

For wiping surfaces and …
1 x Tub Handle, 1 x Deep Cleaner Head
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What is the most effective grout cleaner?

Although we can't say which grout cleaner is the very best, we can vouch for what's on our list. From tub and tile cleaners that'll get the job done to extra-strength cleaning vinegars, whatever you choose, just pair it with one of the brushes on our list, and you're sure to have no troubles at all. If you've never used a cleaner before, you may want to even snag a few and try them out to see which works best with your personal cleaning style.

Keep in mind that cleaning grout can take some time (and definitely involves a lot of elbow grease). Many people use warm water and a rag to remove surface dirt before even busting out their cleaner and brush. If you need a rag for this pre-cleaning step, try one of our Microfiber Cleaning Cloths or shop all cleaning accessories on Grove.

What do professionals use to clean grout?

There are so many grout cleaners available today from tub and tile cleaners to grout-specialized sprays, but most cleaning professionals tend to put their trust in vinegar. Many professional cleaners mix regular white vinegar with water to use on the grout in their clients' homes. We've added vinegar cleaning to our list from top brands like Mrs. Meyer's and Aunt Fannie's.

You may not be a professional cleaner yourself, but with a little practice and making sure you have the right supplies from Grove, you'll get there pretty quickly. In the meantime, you can do some light reading with our guide, From A to Z: How to clean everything in your house — naturally. This guide goes over everything from your microwave and bedding to even, you guess it, grout! (Just scroll down to G for tips or see our article, How to clean grout: 5 natural and easy steps.

Will bleach hurt grout?

Yes, bleach can actually do more damage to your grout than good. Why is that? Well, it's because the bleach can actually erode your grout over time with each use and can leave behind a film that attracts dirt. Bleach can and will make your grout look even dirtier than before you used it over time the more you use it. We are big advocates for no chlorine bleach — check out our article Don't do it!: Mixing bleach and vinegar for cleaning. If you're one to use bleach with your laundry, we suggest also taking a look at Ask an expert: What to know about non-chlorine or oxygen bleach.

Stay on the safe side for your own health and the planet's by ditching the bleach and shop our list of the 10 Best Grout Cleaners and Accessories That Really Work. You'll find eco-friendly sprays, cleansers, and cleaners to get your grout its cleanest.

What is Grove Collaborative?

At Grove, we take the guesswork out of which products are good for you and your home. Every product meets strict standards for being nontoxic, effective, sustainable, and cruelty-free. Once you find products you love, we ship to your home on a flexible, monthly schedule.

If you're ready to make the transition to natural cleaning, beauty, and household products, shop Grove Collaborative's natural products for the eco-friendly tools to tackle the job.

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