I was at Target (trying to get away from my dirty floors) and saw this guy on clearance from $60 down to $15!! I figured I could give it a try for $15 and brought it home. At first I was very annoyed to find that it had an electrical cord. I know...how did I think it would make steam without it being electric? But still, the happy model girl in khakis doesn't have a cord!
The first few uses were annoying. It didn't "wow" me at first and my floors were kinda streaky afterwards. Then I realized my floors just needed another go around with the steam mop to get off all the nasty soapy junk from all my wet floor wipes. THEN the floors looked SO good! Best of all, they FELT so good!
Here is what the pad looked like (after dry dusting the floors before use):
That's after I had already used a dusting cloth on them before using the steam mop! All this time I had been just swishing the crud around on my floors and paying $3 (per pack of wet wipes) to do so!
So, being the really cool neat freak that I am...I poured some water on the floors and wiped it up with a paper towel to see just how clean they really were...and the paper towel came up totally clean!
So, yes I really just made this whole long post about a steam mop. And no I wasn't contacted by Shark to give a good review on this product:) I rarely buy products like this. The whole "as seen on TV" thing kinda bothers me...but when I find a product that really works, I like to share it:)
This isn't a perfect solution for every day messes. It takes a little bit longer to clean the floors now and it doesn't clean up stains like the box suggests...but I'm finding I only have to do it about once a week downstairs and every other week upstairs and that is a HUGE difference to the almost once a day I was doing before. I still wipe up things really well as soon as they spill, but knowing that my floors are truly clean is wonderful!
Best of all, I am saving money on wet floor wipes, saving my trash from piling up so quickly, and I know that my floors are clean without cleaning chemicals all over them.
So, am I the only one that hates wood floors? So many people love them...is there anyone like me that isn't a fan?