Our Top Picks
Best Overall: Ultimate Grout Cleaner at Ace Hardware
"A solid choice that gets the job done."
Best for Mold: Mold Armor Instant Mold and Mildew Stain Remover at Walmart
"Claims to be two times stronger than other products...and customers say that it lives up to those promises."
Best Natural: Mrs. Meyers Clean Day Tub & Tile Cleaner at Home Depot
"Free of phthalates, chlorine, formaldehyde, and harsh mineral acid."
Best for Soap Scum: Rejuvenate Scrub Free Soap Scum Remover at QVC
"While it’s non-toxic and non-abrasive, it’s still tough on scum."
Best Daily: Tilex Daily Shower Cleaner at Target
"Keeps soap scum, mildew, and other grime from sticking around and clinging to your tile and grout."
Best Easy-to-Use: Mr. Clean Magic Eraser Cleaning Pads at Walmart
"Easy to use and leave bathrooms sparkling clean."
Best Non-Bleach: Jelmar Fresh Scent Bath and Kitchen Cleaner at Walmart
"As tough as it is, it’s non-toxic, biodegradable, and contains no phosphates or ammonia."
Best Cleaning Device: Drillbrush at eBay
"Comes with six brushes that are perfect for scrubbing scum, mold, and mildew out of shower tiles."
01 of 08
Best Overall: Ultimate Grout Cleaner
Hundreds of customers agree that the Ultimate Grout Cleaner from Black Diamond is a solid choice that gets the job done. The fast-acting formula promises to save you time and money and have your grout looking like new—no matter how dirty it may be. While it won’t damage your grout (or bleach colored grout), you should avoid getting it on painted surfaces. Because it’s non-acidic it won’t work to remove mold or calcium, but for grease, dirt, oil and soap scum, most reviews say it provides a powerful clean.
To use, spray it on and let it sit for a few minutes, then use a brush to scrub before rinsing clean. Customers rave about this cleaner, and the before-and-after pictures posted on Amazon are impressive. While some note that it can be a bit labor intensive to remove the toughest stains, they note that the results are well worth the elbow grease.
02 of 08
Best for Mold: Mold Armor Instant Mold and Mildew Stain Remover
When it comes to mold, you don’t want to mess around—and the Mold Armor Instant Mold and Mildew Stain Remover can tackle the toughest of it all. It claims to be two times stronger than other products on the market (no scrubbing required), and customers say that it lives up to those promises.
This product does contain bleach, and some note that the scent can be a bit overpowering if you don’t ventilate the room well. Overall though, those who have used it are overwhelmingly impressed with how quickly and thoroughly it works to take out mold without the need for tough scrubbing. “This is the BEST product for mold,” one five-star reviewer wrote on Amazon. “All you have to do is spray a bit and it comes right off without even touching it.”
03 of 08
Best Natural: Mrs. Meyers Clean Day Tub & Tile Cleaner
For an all-natural clean, try Mrs. Meyers Clean Day Tub & Tile Cleaner. This hardworking formula is 99% naturally derived, which means it's free of phthalates, chlorine, formaldehyde, and harsh mineral acid. To cut through bathroom grime it relies on a powerful blend of essential oils, lactic acid (a natural acid), and lauramine oxide (a plant-derived cleaning agent). To use, just spray on and wipe surfaces clean.
Beyond your shower, it can be used on most other bathroom surfaces including shower doors, toilets, countertops, and sinks. Because of the acidic nature of this cleaner, avoid using it on natural marble, brass, or wood. Customers say it removes dirt, grime, and scum well and leaves their bathrooms sparkling clean.
04 of 08
Best for Soap Scum: Rejuvenate Scrub Free Soap Scum Remover
If your tile is coated in soap scum, this spray from Rejuvenate it the best product for the job. While it’s non-toxic and non-abrasive, it’s still tough on scum. It can be used on tile as well as on glass, chrome, plastic and other surfaces. The award-winning formula doesn't require any scrubbing on your part either, so it’s simple to use. Just spray, let it go to work for a few minutes, then rinse it off and watch the soap scum disappear.
Hundreds of customers say it lives up to the hype, too. They say it’s easy to use and makes stubborn stains disappear. Some note that for tough jobs, you may have to put in a little extra elbow grease, but the positive results are worth it. For most jobs, however, reviewers say they just spray and rinse, and the scum disappears like magic.Continue to 5 of 8 below.
05 of 08
Best Daily: Tilex Daily Shower Cleaner
To keep your shower tiles clean, you might want to invest in a daily cleaner that prevents the build-up of soap scum and mildew. Tilex Daily Shower Cleaner is a great option that's affordable and easy to use. As the bottle says, you just “spray and walk away.” Left behind is a protective barrier that keeps soap scum, mildew, and other grime from sticking around and clinging to your tile and grout. You will have to use another product to get your shower clean in the first place, but once it’s in tip-top shape, this product will help keep it that way.
Customers like that this formula Customers enjoy the light scent, saying that it's not overpowering like other cleaners. They say it works well and helps reduce cleaning time significantly with regular use.
06 of 08
Best Easy-to-Use: Mr. Clean Magic Eraser Cleaning Pads
When you want to clean your shower quickly and effectively, these Magic Eraser cleaning pads from Mr. Clean are the way to go. No need to grab a bottle of cleaner and a sponge or towel, these cleaning pads combine it all in one. You just wet one and start scrubbing to remove soap scum. They’re 30 percent larger than regular Magic Erasers, which makes them the perfect size for covering large surfaces, but they can still get into all the nooks and crannies of your bathroom.
Beyond your shower, you can also use these cleaning pads on glass, counters, and more. Plus, they’re infused with Febreze Freshness, so they'll leave your bathroom smelling fresh and clean. Customers give them top marks, saying they’re easy to use and leave bathrooms sparkling clean.
07 of 08
Best Non-Bleach: Jelmar Fresh Scent Bath and Kitchen Cleaner
Bleach is a great disinfectant, and it can be used to remove tough stains and whiten clothing—but for most cleaning jobs it isn't the right solution. It has heavy fumes and may permanently damage many surfaces if you aren't careful. For a non-bleach shower cleaner that gets the job done, try Jelmar Fresh Scent Bath and Kitchen Cleaner.
This cleaner takes out calcium, lime deposits, soap scum, and more and can be used on everything from your ceramic tile to glass and granite. As tough as it is, it’s non-toxic, biodegradable, and contains no phosphates or ammonia.
Customers say it’s remarkably effective, and they like that it clings to walls rather than running down them like some thinner formulas. It should be noted, however, that even though it doesn’t contain bleach, it’s not recommended for use on certain surfaces like colored grout, marble, and wood.
08 of 08
Best Cleaning Device: Drillbrush
Sometimes you need more than paper towels and a spray cleaner to get your shower clean. For those instances, the Drillbrush Power Scrubber will get the job done quicker and faster. This Ultimate Drill Brush kit comes with six brushes that are perfect for scrubbing scum, mold, and mildew out of shower tiles. They come in a variety of sizes and attach to any standard drill (drill not included). Just add some of your favorite cleaner, and stubborn debris won't stand a chance.
These brushes consistently get rave reviews from customers. They say the drillbrush works great and saves them a lot of time when removing ground-in dirt from grout, and can be used outside of cleaning the bathroom. If you don’t love the brushes, there’s a 90-day, money-back guarantee.