I had no idea my grout had gotten so dirty. My memory had failed me and I had convinced myself that I had actually CHOSEN that grout color in the left photo when we remodeled. How wrong I was!
I saw the remedy on Pinterest and I have included the link
I grabbed my bucket, scrub brush and gloves and gave it a whirl. Don’t get me wrong, I added some elbow grease. It the results were wonderful! I was reintroduced to my original grout color after everything had dried completely. I did make sure I gave the floor a few food rinses so the baking sod didn’t leave its nasty residue.
My dirty grout is in the left photo and my new clean grout on the right.
I am so impressed with how this worked to clean my vent covers on my stove. Probably one if the grimiest things in my kitchen. I have tried traditional scrubbing before and nearly ruined the mesh. I found this method on Pinterest and: POOF!!!! Clean covers!!
Boil water in a pot large enough for your vent covers. When water is boiling add SLOWLY a half cup of baking soda. I can’t EMPHASIZE enough how important it is to ADD THE BAKING SODA SLOWLY!!!!!! Even a teaspoon at a time nearly caused a boil over!!! Dip your covers one at a time in the boiling mixture (I used tongs to hold onto them) it only takes a few minutes to loosen the grease. I finished with a good rinse under my kitchen faucet to wash away the loose gunk. I decided to pour my yucky water in my fire pit outside.
I will remember this for A LONG TIME!