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It's (not) just a mop. (*edit It's a broken mop)
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 27 October 2018
*important edit at the end
I mean...let's be clear here, this is a mop & so I feel a little uncomfortable as a grown up, modern woman saying.. THIS MOP IS LIFE CHANGING! Urgh, makes me feel like I need to go confess or something. I should not be excited about a mop. What's more, neither should any of the other women who've seen it in action get excited either! I'm ashamed, I'm sorry, it's embarrassing I know we've come a long way with our rights & all that but OMG what a MOP! I've 3 dogs, 3 children who simply love treading dog gifts into the house & a whole lotta laminate flooring & this spinning, sent-from-heaven (ok, Amazon) mop...well...it changes everything.
It even makes me want to overlook the peculiar picture of a naked woman wielding her mop on the box. Very odd. I've ignored those instructions & do my floor cleaning fully clothed, but each to their own I guess.
Update: It's been a year & I've just purchased a replacement for this little beauty. 'What? After a year? Are you mad woman?' well, yes, yes & uh a little bit. I've two of these & it's the work one that's given up - however, it gets very heavy use in a cafe by a beach & I suspect the friction from the sand has worn down one of the cog's teeth. I've no qualms with getting a new one as I'm not actually sure how we mopped before this? Was it all just a dream of clean floors? However, Vileda, consider letting us just buy the bucket or even the mechanism as that's the only part that needs replacing.
*edit May 2020
And so my love affair with this mop comes to abrupt end. In the last 8 months or so I've had repeated replacements for the same issue many others have report & I've attached a picture of. I can only image manufacturing standards have been changed or slipped or a very large bad batch is out there. I've just had yet another break after less than two months & this one replaced a replacement which broke the same day it arrived.
I just cannot recommend anyone buy this until Vileda have sorted the problem out. I still love the design & idea but it's too expensive for a mop that might last a couple of months.