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Swiffer: Not A Good Buy!

Reviewing: Swiffer Mopping System  |  Rating:
Candida Eittreim By Candida Eittreim on
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Froggy loves a clean home, with shiny floors and good smells. Having struggled with sponge mops that got worn down too quickly or... shredded, I was delighted to discover Swiffers home floor care systems. The concept is great! You simply pop on a clean fresh smelling Swiffer pad and ta da! mop. When you're done, you simply remove the soiled pad and toss it away. Who wouldn't love this my friends?

For the first two weeks I mopped with it daily, truly enjoying the ease of use and really fresh scent. Then.. as I was scrubbing my kitchen floor, the stem of the Swiffer snapped, rendering it useless. We bought another one, and the same thing happened, in about the same amount of time. Because I liked it so much, we bought a third one, which honestly lasted two months before snapping. I discovered that if you apply too much pressure on these poorly constructed mop bases, the weak base can't bear the weight and fractures. It's a true design flaw that needs to be rectified.

Swiffer also offers a more expensive model-the Swiffer Wet Jet. This is battery run and dispenses a liquid through the base that you then swish over your floors. The liquid formulas come in regular, hardwood floor care, and antibacterial. all of them leave your floors smelling fresh and looking clean. But, it too carries the same design flaw as the regular Swiffer system-a weakened base, and yes after 4 months, it too snapped.

These systems, for the basic price they charge, plus the $9.99 for a box of 24 pads, are simply not worth the money.