Rated 4 out of 5 by Experimental Mommy This mop cleaned even MY kids' mess!
I have had a bad experience with a similar product, we I was hestitant to try the Hoover Steam Mop. However, I trust the HOover name and was willing to give it a shot! Upon opening the box, the instructions were very clear and the product was easily assembled. I filled the two reservoirs (which seemed rather small), one with water and one with the provided cleaning solution, attached a cleaning pad and was ready to begin! My first target? The kids' bathroom! No matter how much I scrub the floors, they never seem to get clean. With the start of school, I wanted to make sure the bathroom was clean AND disinfected regularly. Through trial and error, I learned that I should dilute the cleaning solution with water before use (a little goes a long way) and use just the "General Cleaning" setting on my tile floors. Using the full strength solution and tough stain setting which did leave the floors sticky. I simply diluted and remopped which left them quite clean. I also used the Steam Only setting in order to disinfect. I also tried the Hoover Twin Tank to refresh my area rug and it did a beautiful job! In the living room, the long cord was greatly appreciated and the lightweight design didn't hurt my back at all. This steam mop will definitely save me time cleaning my home and free up more time for playing with the kids! I received a sample of this product to facilitate my review, but my opinions are entirely my own.
Rated 4 out of 5 by Robin G. Way Easier than Mopping
The Hoover Twin Tank Steam Mop is the first hard floor steamer I have ever used. I was excited to try it out on my grungy kitchen floor (my preschooler & our German shepherd make one heck of a mess making team). The steam mop was easy to set up and heated up much faster than I expected… it was ready almost immediately. I liked that. It did a wonderful job on my hardwoods, and did pretty well with the semi-porous vintage tiles in my kitchen (those are a nightmare to clean). I personally would have preferred a longer handle, and a way to lock the unit on steam while in use, since my hand starts to hurt about a third of the way through my kitchen floor, from holding the lever down. According to my friends that have other floor steamers, that is pretty much the case with all of them though. All-in-all, I found the unit lightweight, easy to maneuver and effective at what it is meant to do. To get the level of cleaning I got in one wash with this steam mop, I would have had to wash the floor at least twice with hot soapy water with TSP in it, or scrubbed it on my hands and knees. This steam mop is saving me a lot of work. I received a sample of this product to facilitate my review, but my opinions are entirely my own.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Theresa @ Frugal Experiments Handy in More Ways Than One
I live in a mobile home that was (and still mostly is) decorated with price as the leading feature of the décor. When we moved in, the kitchen floor had been redone in a jarring blue vinyl linoleum and the living room had been carpeted with thin, cheaply made vinyl carpet, the bedrooms all had unattractive shag-type carpet and the bathroom had been done in vinyl tile. We have since pulled up the carpet in the living room and now understand why the kitchen floor was redone, the floor under the carpet is an unattractive, faded, chipped yellow linoleum that runs the length of the living room right into the kitchen (under the god-awful blue linoleum) which I am trying desperately to hide with an area rug until I can decide what kind of flooring to put in the kitchen and living room. We have put in laminate in the bedroom and a vinyl tile in the pantry room (this was a tiny bedroom that we have since turned into our pantry) and we do have one bedroom that still has the old, original carpet in it. All this to say, we have many different floors throughout our 650 square foot trailer, which makes cleaning them efficiently a bit of a challenge. At least it was a challenge until I was given the opportunity to try out the Hoover TwinTank Steam Mop. I am able to clean all of my floors, including refreshing my area rug and carpet with this little wonder. I have tried other steam mops in the past and have loved how clean my laminate and tile floors feel, but I have never been completely satisfied with the way the steam smells. I guess I am just one of those people that likes to smell the freshness of my clean house, and regular steam mops just don't cut it for me. But this TwinTank Steam Mop does the trick for me. It has a second tank on the back that holds 8 oz. of cleaning solution, that gives my house that just-cleaned fresh smell, when I use it. I love the fact that I have the option to use just the steam or I can use the cleaner for a deeper clean and a fresh scent. But, even better than having the option to use a cleaning solution if I want, is the fact that this mop has different cleaning settings which extend it's versatility greatly. I can choose from steam only, general cleaning, spot cleaning or tough stains, each of which controls the amount of cleaning solution used (or not), and the steam trigger is right at my fingertips, making it a snap to control the amount of steam I need to get each of my different floors clean and fresh. One other handy feature that we have enjoyed is the fact that the power cord is 30 feet long! That's long enough for me to start at one end of my home and nearly reach the other without having to unplug it. This is one little convenience that I don't normally think about, but now that I have it, I really appreciate it. I truly love this handy little steam mop and since getting it into my home, I have thrown out all my old steam and sponge mops. Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a sample of this product to facilitate my review, but my opinions are entirely my own.
Rated 5 out of 5 by countrylvingproductreviews review
As a mom with 2 toddlers, messes are an everyday event, between food, sippy cups and other messes, my kids sure know how to give my floors a run for their money. I have always hated a conventional mop and bucket, because lets face it, it's gross, messy and doesn't really get the job done. I like to use the easiest and most efficient method in keeping my house clean, so let me introduce to you my new friend, the Hoover TwinTank Steam Mop! Hoover is known for having the best products for cleaning, and this one is no exception. This mop uses steam to clean and sanitize my messy floors and ensures my children's safety as well. It's a very simple design, and easy to use. I do not like complicated equipment and this is totally simple. All you do is plug it in, pick a setting, let the mop heat up, which takes a few minutes, than you are off cleaning. The triangle shaped cleaner head allows for access to even the hardest spots. The mop used reusable, microfiber pads, so all you have to do is wash and reuse, very practical. The steam is meant to kill 99% of all bacteria and nasty junk your floors are sure to have lurking. The twin tanks are also a great idea, one for water and the other for a very nice cleaner than leaves a fresh scent and a clean feeling on my floors. There are also different cleaning modes, even one for carpet! This setting allows you to give your carpet a sanitation and a nice clean scent. You really can't go wrong with this mop! No ringing and worrying about dirty water, no dry time, it's a no brainer. Spoil yourself and get one moms (: KRYSTI ** disclosure: This product was sent to me for the purposes of review. All opinions stated are my own and I was not compensated for a positive review.