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Much Better Than My Old "Mop"
on June 11, 2017
My Amazon review for my new O-Cedar Easy-Wring Microfiber mop:
I need to qualify my review to disclose that I am blessed to be in a position to pay someone else to mop my floors. She couldn't make it over a few weeks ago (I think she's in her 70s so quite frankly I'm surprised she still comes at all) so I attempted to mop the floor myself. In my (i.e., her) utility closet I found a mop pole with a sponge tied on to it with a couple of rolled up plastic bags. Literally. I can't tell if this is what she has been using this whole time but considering that I don't remember EVER buying a mop, much less a replacement head for it, there is no other less mortifying reality. I used it, had to repeatedly adjust the sponge and plastic bag rope, did a horrible job, dropped it on the floor and jumped online to order this mop ASAP. So my disclosure is that I'd be giving five stars to literally anything better than a sponge on a stick.
I just used this O-Cedar for the first time. Loved it. Assembled quickly and easily. Uses salad-spinner technology with a foot pedal. Genius! The dampness is customizable (step on the gas for dryer sponge.) Again, I'm hardly a mop expert but it appears to me that keeping the mop head (if that's what you even call it) only lightly damp allows you to exert more pressure to pick up more stubborn grime without creating puddles. Plus the floor dries faster. Then to take off mop head, simply stand on some strands and lift handle up and the head pops right off. Machine washable but lay out to dry (although I haven't done that yet so can't comment on how clean it gets.) And then there's the bonus feature of doubling as a foot-operated salad spinner.
Careful on wood floors not to go to fast or else strands bunch up into a "tail" causing you to scrape your floor when pushing forward.
My toddler daughter and grandson (don't ask) were so bewildered at Mom/Grandma doing so much manual labor that they were genuinely curious. They literally fought over the mop and took turns mopping. This, needless to say, is a testament to how easy the mop is to use (and how bad of a mother/grandmother I am.)
My cleaning lady came back last week and I hugged her and gave her a raise. Although now having tried the O-Cedar Easy-Wring Microfiber Mop I am considering letting my cleaning lady finally retire so I may capitalize on this free child labor. I will definitely be looking into other O-Cedar products to get for their respective birthdays.