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Dynamic Swiffer WetJet Power Mop Starter Kit
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Swiffer Makes Me Like Mopping vs. Clorox ReadyMop
Jun 2, 2008
Review by momofmichael
Rated a Very Helpful Review
Pros:Smooth sprayer, does not get clogged
Cons:Must use Swiffer brand refills for liquid
The Bottom Line: A great mopping system
I purchased this mopping system because it had a coupon and my previous system, the Clorox Ready Mop, needed replacing. From the first time I used the Swiffer I have always found it superior to the Clorox system.
Recommend this product?
Let's start at the top. The handle has a nice curve that fits your hand. It has a bit of ridges on the underside to provide a good grip. It has a ring that could be used to hang the mop on the wall - but I never do. At the top of the handle on the front is a button that is easily pushed with your thumb to spray out the liquid onto the floor. A few inches down the handle is a rubber grip that lays over the metal handle pole. This grip has a ring under it so that it will not slide up and down but stay firmly in place where you need it.
At the bottom of the handle is where the Swiffer liquid bottle is inserted. I do find this one drawback of the Swiffer system because you are forced to use their bottle and buy a new one each time. With the Clorox system I could refill the bottle with any brand I wanted. On the underside of the bottle holder is a white button which is used to eject the empty bottle. The new bottle just slides right in and clicks into place with a firm push. Also on the underside of the bottle holder is a battery compartment. This was a nice surprise! The batteries make the liquid ejection very smooth. All the wiring is contained within the handle and does not stick out anywhere to get looped or stuck on something. Again, in contrast to the Clorox system that was not battery powered and had an external tube that ran around in a messy fashion.
The actual liquid expulsion point has never gotten clogged on the Swiffer and stays in place. The Clorox one got clogged often and was at the end of the tube so it often slid out of place.
The Swiffer mophead includes a velcro type scrubber strip on the left edge. For stubborn spots this works great. Simply spray liquid on the floor, maneuver the mop head with your foot to position the velcro strip down, and scrub the spot away. The underside of the mop head has two huge strips of velcro receivers which keep the pad securely in place. Honestly, Swiffer brand pads are not required. This velcro is so strong that it will hold a Clorox mop pad, which I had left over and which are a bit cheaper.
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