Goo Gone Grout and Tile Cleaner claims to clean tile and even the dingiest grout, so we put it to the test. It’s rated a “Safer Choice” by the EPA, and you can use it on multiple surfaces and all grout colors.
We tested it on light and dark grout with mixed results. Here’s a look at how we used the product, plus before and after pictures.
Goo Gone Grout and Tile Cleaner Overview
Goo Gone Grout Cleaner is safe for all types of tile except limestone. It states it will clean up soap scum, dirt build-up, mold, mildew, and hard water stains.
Goo Gone Grout and Tile Cleaner Directions: Spray on the surface of your grout and tile or apply with a sponge. Allow the product to set for two minutes and then wipe away. You can use a soft-bristled scrub brush for soiled tile or grout.
How We Tested Goo Gone Grout and Tile Cleaner
I tested the Goo Gone Grout and Tile Cleaner in my main bathroom, which has ceramic tile, and a light pearl gray grout. Since I didn’t seal the grout after installation, it had significant dirt built up, which took it from a light gray to brown.
Here’s what the grout looked like before I used Goo Gone Grout and Tile Cleaner:
I sprayed the cleaner on all the grout lines. The cleaner foamed up and had a great smell. I allowed it to sit for two minutes before I gave the tile and grout a light scrub with a scrub brush. I then rinsed the product away.
Since this is a foam cleaner, it took a while to rinse – I used multiple paper towels to wipe away the foam, then wiped the tile with a wet washcloth, and dried it with a towel.
Here are the results:
The cleaner worked great on my tile. It looked the cleanest it’s ever been. But, it made only a small difference to the grout. Some dirt came off, but the grout was still brown.
The best things bout this product? It removed left-over dried-on grout from the tile with minimal scrubbing.
My grout may have come clean with repeated use and more scrubbing. But, since I was testing multiple grout cleaners, I used this product once and followed the directions to compare each product apples-to-apples.
What’s a Better Alternative to Goo Gone Grout and Tile Cleaner?
If you have dirty grout and want to bring it back to new, try Black Diamond Ultimate Grout Cleaner. It’s easy to use, safe for most tiles, and works well. It took my dirty grout from brown back to its original light gray color.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)FAQ
Where can you buy Goo Gone Grout and Tile Cleaner?
You can purchase Goo Gone Grout and Tile Cleaner at Amazon, Lowes, Walmart, and other major retailers.
Do you need to use a brush with Goo Gone Grout and Tile Cleaner?
You don’t have to use a brush with Goo Gone Grout Cleaner – you can spray on, let it sit, and then wipe it away. But, if you have discolored grout, you’ll need to scrub for it to come clean.
Is Goo Gone Tile Cleaner Safe on Porcelain?
Goo Gone Grout and Tile Cleaner is safe on all tiles except limestone. You can use it on ceramic, porcelain, and sealed stone.
Goo Gone Grout and Tile Cleaner has a pleasant smell and works well for deep cleaning tile. It removes stuck-on dirt and dried-on grout. But, it didn’t work as well on grout lines as the other products we tested.
Goo Gone Grout Cleaner may have other uses, like cleaning fiberglass showers and natural stone, such as granite.
Why Trust Homedit?
Homedit has delivered unbiased home improvement, design, and cleaning tips since 2008. Our writer, Katie Barton, has more than ten years of experience in testing and researching cleaning products. For this article, she researched over 10 grout cleaners, narrowing down the most popular and effective products in each respective category. Katie’s cleaning and organizing advice has been featured in many top publications, including Yahoo!, Realtor.com, and GoBakingRates.