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Groutinator Product Review

By: Danny Lipford
Groutinator abrasive pads for cleaning grout in tile floors.

Groutinator abrasive pads for cleaning grout in tile floors.

Groutinator Tile Grout Cleaner

  • Use: Remove stains from grout on tile floors.
  • Cost: $14.95 + $6.95 S&H = $21.90 total
  • Rating: ★★★★★

While ceramic tile is very durable and easy to clean, the grout between the tiles stains and becomes dirty easily. We tested an “as seen on TV” home product called the Groutinator, which consists of abrasive pads that lightly sand down the top layer of grout to remove stains.

The Groutinator was easy to use and worked as advertised, but it required a lot of elbow grease to do the job. We rated it a five out of five stars.

Watch this video to find out more.

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April Spencer: So I want you to take a look at this grout.

Danny Lipford: All right.

I’ve been having a hard time getting it clean. And no matter what we do, some of it, it’s darker here and lighter over here.

Danny Lipford: Well, it’s a great test for this next one here. It’s the Groutinator.

Ceramic tiles resist stains really well. But the grout between tiles is almost always a challenge.

You know, it’s basically just sanding it down. Maybe that smaller one will work. It’s at a little bit of an angle.

After just a few minutes of scrubbing, the grout starts coming back to its original color. The bluish powder you see is actually some of the abrasive wearing off of the Groutinator. But, it seems to be very effective.

Well, we should give it the big test now. Because they claim that even nail polish will come up by using these things. So I noticed you had a nice little example over here.

All right. Well, it’s working on the grout joint itself. It’s gone.

April Spencer: How about that?

Danny Lipford: I guess, you know, when you think about it; it didn’t take us that long to do this. It’s still a fair amount of work. And, of course larger joints like this would really take, what, probably an hour to do this whole thing?

While the Groutinator doesn’t eliminate the bending, kneeling, and elbow grease required to clean grout; it certainly delivers results when it comes to removing grungy grout stains. And, for a specialized tool, the price isn’t too bad, either.

So April and I give it a five out of five stars.
April Spencer: So I want you to take a look at this grout.

Danny Lipford: All right.

I’ve been having a hard time getting it clean. And no matter what we do, some of it, it’s darker here and lighter over here.

Danny Lipford: Well, it’s a great test for this next one here. It’s the Groutinator.

Ceramic tiles resist stains really well. But the grout between tiles is almost always a challenge.

You know, it’s basically just sanding it down. Maybe that smaller one will work. It’s at a little bit of an angle.

After just a few minutes of scrubbing, the grout starts coming back to its original color. The bluish powder you see is actually some of the abrasive wearing off of the Groutinator. But, it seems to be very effective.

Well, we should give it the big test now. Because they claim that even nail polish will come up by using these things. So I noticed you had a nice little example over here.

All right. Well, it’s working on the grout joint itself. It’s gone.

April Spencer: How about that?

Danny Lipford: I guess, you know, when you think about it; it didn’t take us that long to do this. It’s still a fair amount of work. And, of course larger joints like this would really take, what, probably an hour to do this whole thing?

While the Groutinator doesn’t eliminate the bending, kneeling, and elbow grease required to clean grout; it certainly delivers results when it comes to removing grungy grout stains. And, for a specialized tool, the price isn’t too bad, either.

So April and I give it a five out of five stars.



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