Top critical review
TLDR: Product is tiny and cheap. Suspect fake reviews.
September 11, 2018
4.5 stars. Nearly five thousand reviews. 30 bucks. Might as well give it a shot right? Yeah, this thing reminds me of one those toy janitor sets. It's just so small and cheap. Judging by the pictures, it looks like the mop handle is supposed to have 3 segments to extend. I was only able to extend 2. I thought about taking channel locks to the thing in order get that supposed third segment unstuck, but I figured I was going to return any way; thus, I didn't want to damage it.
Regardless, the mop head is laughably small. It has about a third of the material that you'd find on the typical household mop. Once again, I was planning on returning it, so I did not test how well the head actually cleaned; however, I remain rather skeptical.
Oh, and I'm not an expert on such things, but I suspect that the picture of the lady using the product either featured a really tiny girl, or a bit of photoshop, in order to make the product look bigger. The size difference may not be as egregious, but it reminds me of those pictures of kiddy pools you sometimes see floating around social media. You know, the one's where the box art makes the product look huge, but it's actually really tiny.
Taking a closer look at the reviews, other people seem to be complaining about the mop wringer breaking as well. All the gears for that look solid enough; so I don't know if the plastic is rather brittle, or if they thickened it up with a later revision. Regardless, plastic mechanical parts typically aren't known for having long mean times between failures, and people are reporting that it is a point of failure. So, consider it another reason to shy away from the product -especially since I could find no information about a warranty on Amazon nor O-Cedar's website.
And finally, after being surprised at how dinky the thing was, I decided to take a look at what people had actually written, and saw a review with someone mentioning "Fakespot", which is a site meant to identify fake reviews. Well hell, I've got to check this out. Looks, like old Fakespot says that the aggregate reviews have an "A" grade, but it also indicates that Amazon removed about 2,000 reviews on two separate occasions. Now, I don't know why Amazon decided to purge nearly 4k reviews, but all of this stuff makes me strongly suspect a fair bit of review astroturfing.
Needless to say, I will be returning this dinky piece of garbage. Moreover, the thing makes me think that the O-Cedar business model is all about selling garbage to consumers, and hoping that a minimal amount will be bothered to return it. Stay away from the mop. Stay away from the O-Cedar brand.