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In my pre-pandemic life, the only thing I would use Amazon Canada to shop for was books. Now, 13 months into working from home, I have become a connoisseur of the Amazon Prime world. I order everything from groceries to toiletries, clothes and household supplies online, which has been incredibly convenient given that we're back in another lockdown.
As I've previously stated before, one of my guilty pleasures of 2020 was watching cleaning videos on TikTok and learning useful tips and tricks through Instagram. One of the accounts I follow is Clean Co, a Calgary-based cleaning company with a massive online following of more than 1.9 million.
After months of following, I decided to purchase one of the company's most frequently used items, the Vileda EasyWring Microfibre Spin Mop & Bucket Floor Cleaning System — and am so happy I did.
SHOP IT: Amazon, $30 (originally $36)
What is it?
The EasyWring Microfibre Spin Mop & Bucket Floor Cleaning System has a built in hands-free wringer that makes it easy to clean your floors without leaving puddles of water everywhere.
To use, you simply fill the bucket up to the designated maximum line with your desired water and cleaning solution, dunk your mop and then place it into the wringer. A few pumps on the pedal with your foot (I like to do 10) spins the mop head to remove excess water, and then it's ready for cleaning.
The microfibre mop head can be used for wet or dry cleaning and then tossed into the washing machine for cleaning. Vileda recommends replacing your mop-head every three months which you can easily purchase on Amazon separately.
I was never a big fan of using mops and buckets for cleaning because of how much excess water would be on the mop and then all over my floors. I would dunk a cloth and wring it myself into hot water and vinegar or hot water and diluted bleach and clean my floors by hand but after pulling my back out earlier this year, that has become a thing of the past.
I was happy with how easy it was to use the mop and not have to bend over to clean or even get my hands wet. The maximum water line was also helpful so that the bucket was never too heavy to carry around from room to room and the splash guard was also an added bonus so that when using the foot pedal.
What people are saying
If you're skeptical about whether or not this mop system is for you, be sure to check out Vileda's Amazon customer reviews. The EasyWring Microfibre Spin Mop & Bucket Floor Cleaning System has earned a 4.7-star rating based on more than 7,000 customer reviews - 6,000 of which are five star.
"I love the mop and bucket! I have textured tiles that I loved at first but then hated because nothing was able to clean them until I bought this," one Amazon shopper wrote. "This cleaned the tiles beautifully without effort. The handle of the mop is adjustable. My wife, who is shorter than I an, has the mop on a lower extension when she mops, but I extend the mop all the way when I use it. The pedal on the bucket requires little effort to make it spin to dry the mop and the bucket also has a 'max' line for the water so you won't overfill it, making it too heavy to carry."
"This mop is as amazing as you’ve probably heard. I switched to this from a Swiffer Wet Jet because it just wasn’t cleaning the way I needed it," another wrote. "The spin system is so easy to use and really rings out the water so it’s completely safe to use on my laminate floors. The microfibre is so soft and the triangular shape allows it to reach deep into corners and clean everything. The handle is super maneuverable and can get deep under tables and other furniture. This mop leaves my floors so clean and I’d definitely recommend it."
Some customers have complained that you have to replace the mop heads since they do show signs of wear and tear over time. Others have noted that the bucket is rather large, which may not be ideal for small spaces with limited storage space.
I highly recommend the Vileda EasyWring Microfibre Spin Mop & Bucket Floor Cleaning System for anyone looking for a way to clean their floors without lots of bending or scrubbing. I use mine on all of my hard floors and have been really pleased with how clean and shiny they are for the rest of the week.
The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.