This Smart Mop review will take a look at a mop that claims to easily wipe up both wet and dry spills. I've seen the real life demo of these mops many times at a Home Show here in Calgary and have owned one of these mops for a few years now. Here's the run down of what you should know.
The Smart Mop also claims to reduce back bending and also keeps your hands out of the mop water. Well the thing is most mops these days will also allow you to do this. The big selling feature for me was that it mopped up large quantities of solid food and liquids with ease. It also gets into small crevasses and up against the baseboards extremely well. The mop comes in three pieces and can be assembled easily and quickly. The head of the mop is made out of the same material as the Sham Wow which is a chamois type cloth. It's in strips and is attached to both ends of the mop handle. There are a few downsides you should know about.
Smart Mop Test
Please click on the blog headline above to view the video. It should pop right up! Positive Points In the video review, Jeanette put the mop through the same tests that you see on the infomercial.
- The can of soda on the floor - Jeanette easily picks it all up and is able to wring it out in a glass.
- Brown sugar, ketchup and mustard - The mop picks it up and after you dip and wring the mop comes out pretty clean.
I viewed another Smart Mop video review and they attempted really vigorous tests!
- They used a combination of broken egg, barbecue sauce, egg nog, chocolate syrup, brown sugar,salt, salsa, and a can of fruit punch.
It actually mopped it all up but it did leave some egg shell and chunks of veggies on the floor. After a couple of passes they were able to pick these up as well. This is where the Smart Mop shines... if you got a big mess like this it will get the job done.
- I had the exact same problem as Lauren. You can take the mop head off to wash it in the washer but it's quite a tricky process. Remember you've got to do it all over again putting it on after the wash. MAJOR pain in the butt.
- Lauren found orange lint in the washer after she used the mop although I don't remember personally having this problem.
- I also found that over time, the strips of Sham Wow would not lay nice on my mop. So when you'd go to wring it out it wouldn't be in the proper position for wringing. Even though it did this I still found that I was able to effectively mop the floor and wring the mop. It was a minor annoyance though.
- Another annoyance is when you have hair on the floor, it will ravel up into the material and its a pain to get out. Again, a minor annoyance and you definitely have to sweep before using the Smart Mop.
- I also have to mention that in the second test that I viewed, the mop handle broke right off although they were still able to use the mop. Again this never happened to me.
- Many of you are commenting that the quality of the mops don't stand up over the long haul which is quite disconcerting. It's possible that they are using cheaper quality materials when making the mops.
After all those negative issues, if you're still interested they are available at www.buysmartmop.com, www.smartmopshop.com and Ebay.
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