Modified Swiffer Wet Jet

ebear1271May 17, 2009

I thought this was a pretty handy, and economical, tip I picked up in the comments section on Amazon. I wanted to try the Swiffer Wet Jet but I didn't want to have to keep buying disposable pads. I don't use toxic cleaners so that pretty much wiped out the cleaning solution that comes with the Wet Jet. The tip on Amazon said you could actually get the lid off of the cleaning solution container if you gently use a pair of pliers. I tried it and voila! it worked. Now I put my own cleaner in the container and I went out and bought some washable microfiber mop pads that attach to velcro. It's so easy to use that I've been mopping the kitchen floor every day (with 5 people and 2 dogs in the house it really needs it!).

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
jannie

Wow-great ideas! I had heard about opening the WetJet cleaning solution bottle, but never knew anyone who actually DID IT. I love my Swiffer WetJet but I don't love the price of buying new pads and bottles of cleaning liquid. This should work for me.

    Bookmark   May 17, 2009 at 8:36PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
mustangs81

I have been using my own solution in the WetJet for about a year. Here is the recipe that I have been using:

Swiffer Refill-33 ounces

1. Soften lid with hot water - 30 to 45 seconds
2. Use pliers to lightly squeeze the base of the lid (not the upper part) as you twist it off. You will then see the teeth on the inside that "prevent" you from refilling it yourself.
3. Refill with solution below:

⢠2 tablespoons of ammonia
⢠1/2 cup of rubbing alcohol
⢠1/2 teaspoon of dish soap
⢠28 ounces water

    Bookmark   May 20, 2009 at 10:11PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
flalady

I'll have to try getting the *&@*% lid off again. Alot easier than what I've been doing. I tried unsuccessfully couple years ago....I've been re-filling it with a 50cc syringe !!! I keep one refill with vinegar mix for tile floors, one with Murphys wood cleaner and one with Fabuloso.

    Bookmark   May 21, 2009 at 9:45PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
ebear1271

flalady, what percentage of water/Murphy's do you use? That's a great idea but I don't want to leave a film on the floors.

    Bookmark   May 22, 2009 at 8:09AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Anyone have this problem with their BONA floor mop?
My BONA floor mop has no trigger pizazz (for lack of...
kaisermust
silk comforter cleaning
I purchased 2 silk conforters in China 2 years ago,...
JudyC1949
How do you clean your oven racks?
I just ran the self-cleaning feature on my Gaggenau...
kawfeeaddict
Need Suggestions: How Do I Get Smell Out Of Pet Bed?
Not sure where to post this. Needs suggestions. Got...
peabody1
Castile Soap Dilemma
This has probably been gone over, but I would like...
harlowolivia
Sponsored Products
Hinkley Lighting | Castelle Outdoor Post Light
$199.00 | YLighting
nuLOOM Handmade Pino Black/ White Floral Fantasy Rug (8'3 x 11')
Overstock.com
Contemporary Indoor/Outdoor Area Rug: Artistic Weavers Rugs Artes Maroon 4 ft.
Home Depot
WAC Lighting | LED300 LEDme Step Light
$107.50 | YLighting
Charlie Bottle Stopper
$69.50 | FRONTGATE
Contemporary Indoor/Outdoor Area Rug: Artistic Weavers Rugs Artes Maroon 6 ft.
Home Depot
Loll Arbor Birdhouse - Loll Designs
$94.00 | HORNE
Polished Brass Outdoor Wall 1-Light
PLFixtures
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™