TikTok Swears This $20 Tool Cleans Hard-To-Reach Spaces—So We Put It to the Test

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This affordable cleaning tool is the next best thing to a professional housekeeper.

As a Home Editor, I’m on a never-ending pursuit of cleaning tips that work. And my journey has led me to what is possibly the most exciting cleaning tool yet: the Rubbermaid Reveal Power Scrubber. If you’re as committed to cleaning every nook and cranny as I am, meet your new best friend. It’s one of the most fun-to-use and impactful cleaning tools I’ve had a chance to try. And if you’re looking for a little more cleaning inspiration after this, check out our Zep Grout Cleaner review

What is the Rubbermaid Reveal Power Scrubber?

Imagine an electric toothbrush—but bigger and more powerful. The Rubbermaid Reveal Power Scrubber looks and acts very similarly, but is used to tackle grime and debris on surfaces, not teeth. The easy-grip handle and oscillating round scrub brush head break up caked-on debris.

It’s one of the most unusual cleaning solutions I’ve seen since the Scrub Daddy sponge, but it totally makes sense. It’s ideal for cleaning narrow and hard-to-reach spots like corners and crevices and it gets into the finest grout lines with ease. Reviewers report using it around sink faucets, delicate handles, on grimy tile backsplashes and so much more.

How we tested it

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Using the Rubbermaid Reveal is actually fun. I had a blast putting this thing to the test and even encouraged my kids to help with the task. The main button offers two cleaning modes—pulse or continuous—so you can choose the right strength for your task. Each pack comes with one additional scrub head and four AA batteries to get you started immediately. Since the scrubber delivers an impressive six volts of power, you’ll need to swap out the batteries somewhat frequently when you work on large projects like an entire kitchen floor.

I tried the Rubbermaid Reveal on a tile backsplash in the kitchen, around the corners and crevices of a large farmhouse sink, and on caulking lines. With a small amount of energy and some powerful grout cleaning solution, it’s fair to say this nifty gadget worked like a charm. I appreciated skipping the sopping wet sponges and messy bowls of dirty water.

It was especially useful for getting at the grout behind the stove that’s nearly impossible to clean. Because it’s not easy to reach, it’s also difficult to really get in there and scrub with a sponge. I laid a dishcloth across the top of the stove to sop up any drips and then went to work using a solution of cleaner and warm water on the area. In less than a minute, the Rubbermaid Reveal managed to remove old, stuck-on tomato sauce stains. Success!

Rubbermaid Reveal Power Scrubber product features

The Rubbermaid Reveal Power Scrubber is incredibly easy to use and social media users can’t get enough of how much fun it adds to otherwise tiresome chores. Popular TikTok accounts show off how easily it cleans baseboards, crown molding, mildewy shower tiles, and hard-to-reach kitchen grout. Some of these videos have racked up hundreds of thousands of views and likes—all because this neat device really does make cleaning easier and less like a chore.

The oscillating head scrubs 60 times per second to save you time and energy, and you can choose from pulse and continuous settings depending on the job. The rubberized, ergonomic grip handle also makes it easy to hold. It’s also fun to use and it definitely beats messier TikTok trends like slugging.

Pros:

What we liked about the Rubbermaid Reveal:

  • Easy-grip handle doesn’t cause discomfort
  • Spinning head really breaks down grime
  • Reaches hard-to-access crevices and corners with ease
  • Comes with an additional scrubbing head
  • Comes with batteries
  • Affordable price point

Cons:

What to consider before purchasing:

  • The device’s impressive six volts of power means the batteries tend to drain quickly.

FAQs

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Does the Rubbermaid Reveal Power Scrubber need batteries?

Yes, it takes four AA batteries, which are included.

Is the Rubbermaid Reveal Power Scrubber waterproof?

It’s water-resistant, and works well with most cleaning solutions. I wouldn’t recommend leaving it submerged in water, though.

What else can the device be used on?

You can clean tools, sports equipment, and other difficult-to-clean items around the house with the Rubbermaid Reveal. I want to try it on the soles of my shoes!

What other reviewers had to say

“Scrubbing the grout in a shower has to be one of my least favorite activities,” writes verified Amazon purchaser, Casandra Soares. “I feel like I scrub for an hour and the end result is never as clean as I want it to be. I was so desperate to win my battle against the dirty grout in our new apartment and after several attempts and failures to get it adequately cleaned, I bought this little device. It makes cleaning the shower and keeping it sparkling feel so much easier. If you are on the fence, just buy it. For $20 you will save HOURS of tedious scrub work and get a better result. It’s just so worth it.”

Another enthusiastic Amazon purchaser writes, “I got the Reveal Power Scrubber for the grout on the floor in my kitchen—and wow! It took off three years of dirt that I have been trying to clean with no results. Looks new again!”

Product comparison

The Rubbermaid reveal is a clear winner when compared with typical sponges. Even housekeeper favorites like Swedish dishcloths can’t scrub with the same vigor (they’re better for countertops and smoother areas). Power scrubbing competitors do exist on Amazon, but none hold the same enthusiastic reviews as the Rubbermaid Reveal, and few include batteries or an extra scrub head.

Final verdict

I am strongly recommending this tool for hard-to-reach areas and troublesome stained grout. Using the Rubbermaid Reveal Power Scrubber is definitely more fun than a typical scrub brush or sponge, and the game-like appeal is even enticing for younger helpers to get in on the cleaning action. It’s easy to use for even the most novice-level cleaners and makes scrubbing a cinch for those with hand, wrist, or strength issues.

Where to buy the Rubbermaid Reveal Power Scrubber

If you want to give this toothbrush-looking device a whirl in your own home, head to Amazon to buy the Rubbermaid Reveal Power Scrubber ASAP. Between social media influencers constantly posting about the tool and thousands of positive reviews, it tends to sell out. You can also pick up refill pads and head attachments. Next stop, sparkling grout!

Rubbermaid Stainless Steel Cleaning Tool via amazon.com

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Bryce Gruber
As Home Editor, Bryce Gruber is an expert in gift ideas, shopping, and e-commerce at Reader's Digest. You've likely seen her work across a variety of women's lifestyle and parenting outlets and on TV shows. She lives and works in New York's Hudson Valley with her five small children.