Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Hoover TwinTank Steam Mop Review

I have said goodbye to my old mop and hello to my new Hoover TwinTank Steam Mop .   So far, I am loving this machine!  I have always wanted a steam cleaner for my kitchen and bathrooms, as I hate having to drag a mop bucket around. 

This mop was easy to put together and is very lightweight.  It has 2 tanks on it, one for cleaning solution and one for water.  It came with a sample of their cleaning solution, 3 microfiber pads, a carpet glider, and a cooling station to put it on after mopping.  The pads are all machine washable and should be laid flat to dry.

After assembling it, I filled the tanks up, plugged it in, pushed the power button, and waited for it to heat up.  It said it could take up to 30 seconds, but the green "steam ready" light came on way before that.  I started with my kitchen and dining room and it was great having the extra long cord and not having to unplug it just to finish mopping both the floors.  It also has a solution control knob with four settings ranging from steam only to tough stains.  I was worried about the small tank size, but they last a long time!

I had a pretty good stuck on spot of koolaide and dirt on the kitchen floor and it only took 4 swipes of the TwinTank Steam Mop to clean it and no pressure like I usually have to apply with my old mop.  That right there sold me!  I used to have to push and push on the old mop to get a spot like that up!  It turns really easily and quickly.  It didn't quite get corners as clean as I would have liked, but everything else was great!  Seeing all the dirt on the pad when I was done really proved how well it had cleaned.

You can clean your floors with Hoover's SteamPlus Cleaning Solution or you can use steam alone.  It works to clean laminate, tile, sealed hardwood, and it refreshes carpet with the steam only option. It not only cleans, it disinfects and kills or removes 99.99% of harmful bacteria.  Which is awesome considering my youngest spends much of the day on the floor playing.

I highly recommend the Hoover TwinTank Steam Mop !

I received a sample of this product to facilitate my review, but my opinions are entirely my own.