It’s Here; Hoover Twin Tank Steam Mop

Posted by on May 10, 2013 at 7:01 am.

Yesterday My Hoover Twin Tank Steam Mop arrived by postal mail. Yeah!

Jennifer says: May 7, 2013 at 11:11 am (Edit)
I’m very interested in this! Possibly for my kitchen floors! I have been using mops – HATE them! I have used the Magic Eraser push mop thing – don’t really like that either! I have had the best luck getting down on my hands and knees and scrubbing it with the Magic Eraser and towel drying it as I go! BUT…that takes a LONG time…grrrr!
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As I promised Jennifer in my comment section, I’ll be writing a “first impressions” review on the Hoover Steam Mop. I’m hoping to have it completed by this weekend. I’m conducting a few tests and I might even add some video footage of the steam mop in action. I do think this mop is great for someone who’s tired of scrubbing floors. Although I used a mop, I normally found the most effective cleaning was getting on my hands and knees and going to town. Now, I won’t have too unless I’m simply longing to do that and I really don’t think that’s going to happen!
Hoover Twin Tank Steam Mop_1

My daughter loves this steam mop!

When I wrote about purchasing this mop a few days ago, I forgot to mention that mopping would be added  as one of my daughters chores. It’s not something she’ll be doing all the time, but when I don’t have time I’ll ask her to use the mop.  She’s heard me raving about this mop for a few days and she made sure to give me the You’re really crazy, mom look. She just couldn’t see why this was a breakthrough in my normal cleaning routine.

I purposely waited until I picked her up from school to start testing out the Hoover TwinTank Disinfecting Steam Mop. Well, she got really curious seeing all the steam and the ease of use and the obvious fun I was having with the steam mop.  She quickly pushed me to the side and started using it herself. She even redid the large kitchen floor that had already been clean. She told me she really loves the mop. She’s fascinated by all the steam it produces.

In our house we mainly have hardwood floors throughout the house; basement, main floor, and upstairs. However we have granite in the kitchen, dining room and entrance area. We have linoleum in one of the bathrooms.

Frustrated with some online reviews…

One of the frustrations I encountered when searching for reviews, outside of Amazon, were the amount of folks who got this product as a free gift. Apparently Hoover gave away a lot of these mops in exchange for people writing about this steam mop on their personal websites. Most of those reviews were posted on August 16 & 17, 2012.

Giving away products to consumers to review is fine, but If your calling yourself a product reviewer, I’m expecting that reviewer to give a thorough analysis of the product which means I want to hear the things you don’t like about the product. It makes sense to include the negatives also, right?   Since I got tired of wading through the pages of blogs that received this product from Hoover and not reading too much else besides a “glowing review” I went back to the Amazon website since I found thorough reviews there. I liked that many of the Amazon reviewers gave the pros and cons of this product. On a few of my personal sites I do receive products to reviews; not much and only for items that genuinely interest me. However,  I do take my time and write what I hope is a helpful review piece that includes things I dislike and what I wish they’d change.

Needs Improvement list for the Hoover Twin Tank Steam Mop

Regarding the Hoover Twin Tank Steam Mop, I do have a “needs improvement” list for this product and I’ll be sure to include that in my first impressions review, but overall I’m really impressed with this steam mop and I would purchase it again! The fact that I actually look forward to mopping is really saying something, because I really dislike that activity but do it weekly since I like a clean house.

As you can see, from the above picture, the Hoover steam mop doesn’t take up too much space. Which is perfect for us. It now has it’s home in one of our bathrooms.

Question:  Are there any cleaning gadgets you can’t live without?

 

5 Comments

  • Jennifer says:

    WOW! Nice! YAY! Thanks for the Shout out too! LOVE your first impressions! I’m glad your daughter will be having some input, too! Very nice! 🙂 It’s been a HECK of a week! Oye! I just might have to look into this mop down the road! My kitchen floors are very messy at the moment and I am not looking forward to the hands/knees method we discussed but that’s all I have at the moment that works! LOL 🙂
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    Opal Reply:

    Thanks @Jennifer, I’ll see if my daughter wants to include her own review. I’m so impressed with steam for cleaning hard surfaces that I’m looking into getting a portable steamer. I’m already know the brand I want to try. I’d use the handheld to clean our marble kitchen tabletop, oven, grout, our outdoor porch and furniture.

    Since we have pets it’s really important for me to make sure everything is sanitary. They don’t wipe after they use the bathroom so I want to make sure wherever my house is sanitary. One compliment I do receive a lot is that our place doesn’t smell (or look) like we have animals. That’s because I stay on top of the cleaning!
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  • suituapui says:

    Hoover. Used to be the most popular brand here long long ago during our colonial days (British rule). These days, it’s all Japanese.
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    Opal Reply:

    @suituapui, Hoover is sort of like Singer with their popularity, at least her in the States. However Singers stellar reputation seemed to have gone down when it was bought. While it still carries the same name, the quality (at least with the sewing machines) can be hit or miss.
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  • I can tell you from experience this steam mop works great for tile floors; if you are not used to using a steam mop there is a slight learning curve but aside from that highly recommended.

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