Rubbermaid Reveal Power Scrubber Review: Here’s the gist

When I say I’ve tried everything to clean my white grout, I mean it everything. Baking soda concoctions, commercial cleaning products—even my loved ones The pink stuff. And while the latter is one of my favorite methods for many other cleaning tasks, none of these methods were able to get rid of the orange hue my grout had taken on. I had just lost hope when I discovered this Rubbermaid Reveal Power Scrubber, a type of electric toothbrush-style cleaning device that delivers more power than manual scrubbing. Thought it couldn’t hurt to put it to the test, right? Well, here is my review:



A cleaning tool that gets the job done faster And give my arms a break? Um, yes please!

$27 at Amazon

I bought a house a few years ago and quickly learned that having white grout in the bathroom is no mean feat. The previous owners had caused it to turn an unsightly orange color in many places and I was ignorant and assumed that with some baking soda, hydrogen peroxide and some elbow grease there would be a quick fix. Incorrect! My grout had been stained for too long for home remedies to have had any effect. I’ve tried other commercial cleaners and scrubbed as hard as I could but left the same rusty grout every time.

Then I remembered hearing about a nifty little tool called the Rubbermaid Reveal Power Scrubber, which is hugely popular with Yahoo readers (and is Amazon’s #1 selling tile grout cleaner). Having used an electric toothbrush for ages, I knew that a motorized cleaning device could give better results than manual methods, so I decided to give it a try. It’s virtually water-resistant and features a small brush head designed to fit into tight corners and small spaces – think crevices, faucets, window edges and tire crevices. I also knew that my own hands couldn’t match the ability to scrub 60 times per second!

The author holds the Rubbermaid Reveal Power Scrubber

My new best friend? (Photo: Britt Ross/Yahoo)

When I arrived I was delighted to find that it came with AA batteries so it was ready to use right out of the box. (I love it when that happens!) The soft-grip handle made it comfortable to hold, and as someone new to electronics, I appreciated its user-friendly design—there are only two modes: heart rate and continuous scrubbing.

Now to test my grout. I had bought some highly rated ones grout cleaner To try it along with the Rubbermaid scrubber, I sprayed some and waited a few minutes according to the directions. Then, holding my breath, I turned on my battery-powered last hope and laid the bristles against the grout. It sounds like I’m joking, but I kid you not – the orange stains literally disappeared before my eyes and after just a few seconds of buffing. What?! I’ve never had such a “Where has that been all my life” moment before because the task I’d tried to do by hand so many times before was tackled by this little one like it was nothing gizmo. Actually pretty humiliating.

Now that I’ve seen the wonders Rubbermaid Reveal suitable for dirty grout; I use it for pretty much any cleaning job that involves scrubbing. Why put my arm through an intense workout when this machine can do a better job in less time? It is also – dare I say it – Fun use? Plus, I can use it to get into all those nooks and crannies of my house that have probably (definitely) been neglected — look at you, fridge gaskets.

Author's before and after photos show orange grout restored to white

The difference in my grout before and after using the scrubber is stunning – and I even kept the orange you see in the second photo for contrast! (Photo: Britt Ross/Yahoo)

While I would like to say thank you for discovering this life changing product, this is Rubbermaid Reveal Power Scrubber has more than 15,000 fans (and counting) who gave it a perfect rating on Amazon. No surprise.

No more painful scrubbing

“Best ever for those who have difficult access to spots in their bathroom,” a shared happy buyer. “I have tendinitis and arthritis in my hands and cleaning in tight spots or where a lot of pressure needs to be applied can be very painful. This little scrubber is truly a blessing and makes cleaning the bathroom a breeze. It gets into all the little crevices around faucets, shower door rails, latches on toilets, etc. Three bathrooms were destroyed in the blink of an eye.”

Is cleaning… fun?

“This thing is amazing – whoever came up with it should get a Nobel Prize for being so good,” enthused a Rubbermaid enthusiast. “I got this the day before my birthday and told my husband I’ll take it as a gift. This tool not only cleans joints and faucets, but also serves as a therapy device. It’s so satisfying, soothing, and oddly soothing.” When you see the difference. I keep it next to my kitchen sink so it’s easy to access and I can use it anytime I need some calming activity.”

Even works on shoes!

“This product is great. I first used it on a pair of sandals I was planning to throw away with a white fabric top,” a shared final assessor. “I used a little OxiClean and the Power Scrubber, put them in the sun to dry and they look brand new! Has paid for itself.” [its] First time use, so I save myself buying shoes.”



If this isn’t already in your cart, here’s my final request to add it, stat. This makes cleaning much easier.

$27 at Amazon

PS Here it is Black Diamond grout cleaner I use!



This stuff is real, I tell you. I love that no mixing is required and you only have to leave it on for 1-3 minutes to get great results. The fumes are a little strong so you might want to wear a mask if you’re not near a window, but I’ll buy this on repeat.

$20 at Amazon

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