Swiffer Wet Jet, Shark Steam Mop or O cedar Pro Mist Mops; a product review and comparison.
Swiffer Wet Jet
The Swiffer Wet Jet is a great mop to use on both vinyl or tile floor. It works better on a vinyl floor than on tile because it does not reach into the grout as well if the grout gets sticky or soiled. The pros and cons of this product are as follows.
The Swiffer has a great line of products to buy in conjunction with the mop itself. The swiffer wet floor cleaners smell fantastic and can be found at any Walmart, Kmart or Target. They range in scents from fresh linens to lavender. You can find a great smell for anyone's liking, and it helps add to the feeling of cleanliness when you are done mopping your floors! You can buy the disposable mop pads in bulk or regular sizes. Sometimes you can find their generic counterpart in your favorite store and use that as well , although the quality may not be as good, the price may be in fact better. There are the occasional coupons out there online or in your local weekend paper to help offset the price.
The downside to the Swiffer is that if you do not have fully charged batteries you may not be able to clean or even finish cleaning your floor if they run out of charge halfway through! This can be very aggravating, especially if you do not have a small stock of batteries. Also you have to use their floor cleaner as it is a disposable dispenser that clicks onto the mop itself and cannot be refilled. This can become pricey. Also the mop pads can be an issue with price as well when making sure you have enough to adequately clean for a few weeks at a time.
Ocedar Pro mist mop
There is so much great to say about this mop!! You do not need any power source other than your own squeeze of the spray trigger, and you do not need to buy any specific cleaners!! You can go to the Dollar Tree and buy your own cleaner for a buck and fill it with a water / cleaner mixture and you have a clean floor!! It comes with a reusable, washable mop pad and you can buy more to alternate through if you desire. This mop is a great buy because the use of it is so economical once you buy it. It costs around $20.00, just like the Swiffer wet jet but is much less expensive to use. No batteries or pricey cleaners to keep up with, just wash your own mop pad and add your own cleaner!! It has a cleaner dispenser that you can refill and reattach to the mop! It sprays the cleaner out onto the floor when you pull the spray trigger. Just as if you are spraying your windows with Windex you can spray your floor and mop away. It is also much easier than the old fashioned mop and bucket and can work on both vinyl or hardwood floors, just make sure the cleaner you are using is safe for the type of floors you wish to clean.
Shark Steam Mop
Shark Steam Mop
The Shark Steam Mop is great for virtually any floor because it only uses water! You must however be careful not to get to close to the base where the steam mists out because it is very hot and can burn skin. This mop is said to sanitize your floors because of how hot the steam is. Im not sure that it is that completely clean but it sure does a great job. It comes with washable, reusable pads in a 3 count pack. This mop can run you around $50.00 depending on the type of Shark Mop you buy.
The downside to this mop is that it is powered my electricity. Yes it has a cord that you need to find a plug for, like your vacuum cleaner. This may cause you to have to change outlets midway through your cleaning if you have a large area to clean. You will also have to refill the water container at least once since it uses quite a bit of water to create the amount of steam necessary to clean the floors. This is a great mop but the one I had broke after a year and a half of use. I cleaned my floors once a week and one day it just stopped steaming correctly, and started spitting and sputtering hot water as if it was "stuck". I quickly got rid of it and bough my O Cedar mop that I use today.