Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Review: Swiffer Wet Jet

A Swiffer Wet Jet has been on my list of things to buy for a long time now, but the fact that I already owned a competitor's version held me back. Even though I despised the competitor's version for its flimsiness and overall poor construction, I couldn't justify buying a new Swiffer Wet Jet. That's why when MyBlogSpark offered to send me a newly re-designed Swiffer Wet Jet that I jumped at the chance. And, (dare I say it?) I was even excited! Me...excited about something related to cleaning (I hate to clean almost as much as I hated my cheap mop).

The day arrived and so did my Swiffer Wet Jet, along with a challenge. I was asked to smear jelly on to my floor, let it dry and then see if the Swiffer was able to remove it. A few years ago (before kids) the thought of purposely smearing jelly on my floor would not have thrilled me, but at this point there is much worse that could happen to it! And so I took the challenge. I used my new Swiffer Wet Jet on my hardwood floors and my ceramic tile with overall great results. (And yes, it removed the jelly!)

What I like about the new Swiffer Wet Jet:

* Easy to assemble
* Sturdy - no buckling in the center of the pole when I am scrubbing the floors
* Great at lifting sticky messes off of the floor
* Safe to use on my hardwood floors
* No sticky residue left on my floors
* Easy to maneuver around toilets etc...
* Cleaning pads are easy to attach and remove
* No mop & bucket!

I am still trying to get the hang of using the scrubbing strip located on the front of the mop, but otherwise I have been very happy with the Swiffer Wet Jet. I will also share that while the packaging says that one cleaning pad will clean approximately 2 rooms, that my floors were dirty enough to require one pad per room. That is more than likely a poor reflection on my past cleaning habits though! The only thing that would make this mop even better is if it could do the dry sweeping prior to the wet cleaning. And the only thing better than that is a cleaning lady, right? ;-)

Swiffer Wet Jet Starter Kits typically retail around $21.99, with the cleaning solution being around $4.49 and the Refill Pads (12 pk) running around $6.59. I frequently see coupons for these products in the P&G inserts in the Sunday paper.

Yes, this option for cleaning your floors is more expensive than a bucket and a mop. But as someone who hates to clean, the cost would be worth it to me. You can learn more about Swiffer products, coupons and promotions on their website here.

Review Disclosure: I received a Swiffer Wet Jet & accessories for the purpose of this review courtesy of MyBlogSpark and Proctoer and Gamble. No other compensation was accepted. You can view my full disclosure policy here.


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Shana said...

I love the Swiffer line of products! I use the Swiffer Vac on a daily basis to pick up the bundles of dog hair and the messes that my kids make!

The wet jet is perfect for me too because it's quick and easy! I too think the ease and convenience is worth the money.

I simply ABHORE cleaning PERIOD

Tim and Kristina said...

If you have access to a Sam's Club they sell the cleaning liquid and the pads much cheaper than buying them somewhere else.

Anonymous said...

I don't even buy the cleaner anymore. I just carry a spray bottle of whatever cleaner like Windex multi, and spray the floor then use the Swiffer to wipe it up.

Trisha said...

I'm so excited to see that the Swiffer works. I was just getting ready to purchase one!

Also, a tip for the sweeping of your floor, get a Eureka 4in1 vacuum, and you'll never have to sweep again. They're only 19.99 at Walmart, and sometimes are on sale, but they are Very worth the money, especially when you have hard woods and/or tile!!

Thanks for your blog!