How to Clean Grout with Help from BISSELL®

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On the long list of things around your home that are hard to clean, grout is pretty high on that list. Don’t get us wrong, we love a good tile floor, wall or countertop. But that tile is held together with grout, and grout is hard to clean. We like to think of cleaning grout as a necessary evil to enjoy beautiful tile in our homes. And it’s amazing how easily grout attracts dirt and other messes. We’ve seen spaghetti sauce in between the kitchen counter tiles, and yes, on the backsplash, too. And don’t even get us started on the bathroom tile. If it’s not shampoo stuck on the shower and floor tiles, it’s blush or toothpaste (and sometimes both!) on the tile counters. Like everyone else, we find grout cleaning to be a huge pain point. So, we came up with a few solutions for people, like us, looking to learn how to clean tile grout, and we’ll explain them all to you in this post. By the end of it, you’ll see that the best way to clean tile grout varies depending on your cleaning needs.

Ready, Set, Steam 

If you’re wondering how to clean floor grout in the easiest way possible, we recommend steam to easily clean this area of your home. Unlike a traditional mop and bucket, our steam mops are ready to clean in as little as 30 seconds. And they only use water to give you a natural clean. But wait, there’s so much more! Have we mentioned that many of our steam mops convert into handheld steamers and extended reach steamers? Talk about a handy tool for grout cleaning! Take our PowerEdge™ Lift-Off Steam Mop, for example, it’s really two machines in one. It detaches and converts into a handheld steam cleaner, and that’s one of the reasons we have it in the running for the ‘Best Way to Clean Grout.’ It comes with special tools, including a bristle brush and a grout brush, made specifically for cleaning tile grout. The machine also has controls right on the hand steamer for on-demand steam right at your fingertips, meaning you can get the right amount of steam to clean your tile grout.

"I'm a property manager and I bought and used the steam mop to clean grout and tile with the brush nozzle. I'm impressed! Normally this is a back-wrenching process that can take up a full day to get the kind of results I got in a few hours of not bending over and scrubbing tile walls and floors.”* - Bill, 5-star review

*Reviews from as of 5/22/19. Some reviewers may have received a free product in exchange for an honest review

Our PowerFresh® Slim Heavy Duty Steam Mop is another great option for people searching for new tips and ideas on how to clean floor tile grout. But it cleans more than just floor tile grout. It’s actually three machines in one. Just like the PowerEdge, this machine works as a handheld steamer, but it also works as an extended reach surface cleaner. The extended reach lets you bring the power of steam to grout that may be harder to clean because it’s in the high corner of the shower.

"I am in love! Super easy set up, I was up and ‘steaming’ in 15 minutes. First project was to tackle the grout in my kitchen. I started in a small area and because of the dampness, I couldn't tell at first if it worked. I decided to try out my bathroom tile while I waited for kitchen floor to dry. I came back after tackling some of the bathroom and boy, was I surprised! My grout looked brand new!”* - Tina, 5-star review

*Reviews from as of 5/22/19. Some reviewers may have received a free product in exchange for an honest review.

Scrub Stains Away

We also sell manual scrub brushes for people interested in the more old-fashioned route for a good tile and grout cleaner. We recommend our Corner and Tight Angle Space Brush or Heavy Duty Grout Brush for the task of cleaning grout. Both are built with strong, stiff bristles that are perfect for scrubbing messes in tough, small spaces like grout. They also have a slim shape that means they can fit where some cleaning machines sometimes can’t. Plus, they’re made with a curved, oblong handle for comfort while cleaning!

"Great for shower corners grout lines."* - Paulynn, 5-star review

"Works great for grout, and the oven exhaust fan so far!""* - Tanya, 5-star review

*Reviews from as of 5/22/19. Some reviewers may have received a free product in exchange for an honest review.

As you can see, cleaning grout doesn’t have to be the chore you think it is, thanks to help from BISSELL. We know grout is an important part of many bathrooms and kitchens, and that’s why we engineered these simple ways to clean the tricky stuff!