two cleaning products that I'm excited about...
Well, I collect vacuum cleaners as a hobby, so I never have a problem finding something to work on carpet with, but I always have trouble with hard surfaces. I got two products the other night at are really helping me out. The first one has been on the market for a while, and was an as seen on TV infomercial thing. The Sonic Scrubber. I've been looking for a better way to clean the bathtub, grout, and faucets for a while now, and I think I've found it. This thing looked like a toy, but I got it at Wal-mart so I could return it easily if it didn't work well. I was pleasantly surprised with the results after I tried it in my bathroom.... it made quick work of some pretty nasty areas and actually made it fun too! I bought a packages of extra brushes too, and they really help. It seems a little "cheap", so I'm thinking of getting an extra in case mine breaks and they stop selling them, I don't want to be without it now!
The other thing is a relatively new product for mopping. It's called the Rubbermaid Reveal spray mop. I've long snubbed the Swiffer Wet Jet because it required the use of expensive expendable supplies. Batteries, pads, and their solution. Years ago, I got a Fuller spray mop, but someone threw the pad away, it clogged, required batteries, I couldn't find another pad that would stay on it, and it was top heavy because the water bottle was integrated into the handle. When I saw the Rubbermaid mop online, I knew I had to have it.... so I was in Wal-mart, and they now have them in the stores. Right beside it was the Ocedar ProMist.... almost the same thing, but I didn't like the Ocedar. It looked cheap in comparison to the Rubbermaid, the pads didn't seem as nice, the squeeze action on the trigger seems more finicky and not as smooth, and I didn't like the loop style handle (I don't like them on vacuums either, too restrictive, I have big hands). The only thing better about the Ocedar is that the pad isn't quite as wide as the Rubbermaid so it might be better for getting into tight areas.I didn't know how I would like having to constantly pump the spray trigger to get the solution to spray opposed to things like the Swiffer where the spray is automated as long as the button is depressed, but it hasn't been a problem. It sprays a good amount and it is easy and almost fun to use. It makes mopping simple and works really well.... I can wash the microfiber pad, and fill the refillable bottle with whatever I want! So cool! I've had the Velida Rollomatic mop and the Wonder mop for a few years now, but they are a mess to work with, slopping buckets of water everywhere and such... plus refill sponges for the Velida are expensive, hard to put on, getting harder to find, and don't last long at all. This whole microfiber pad with spray thing is great! I think this Rubbermaid Reveal is going to put those Swiffer people out of business!
Has anyone else tried these things yet? If so, I'm curious as to what you think! Is it weird to get this excited about good cleaning products? LOL :o) Thanks!