Jumped On The Wet Jet Bandwagon But I'm Hopping Back Off
These things are everywhere now so I thought I'd jump on the bandwagon and give it a shot by purchasing the Wet Jet at my local Walmart.
Seems like a great design and super easy to use except the pads get dirty very quickly and I found that with my large home it was a real pain always having to replace the pads.
Dust is a real problen here since there has been major construction going on across the street from my home.
My previous mop used microfiber pads and they seemed to last much longer than these disposable things.
I also notice that when the Swiffer picked up a small rock or sand grain it would drag it across the floor thus causing scratches, whereas with my old mop it had a microfiber mop pad that had a deep nap to collect this kind of debris without causing scratches.
This was a problem since I used it both on my tile floors, but my hardwood floors as well.
Also the Swiffer does a poor job of cleaning in the tile grout lines but with my old mop the microfiber pads had no problem picking up dirt from the grout lines of my ceramic bathroom tile floors.
Anyway, the Wet Jet seems like a great idea but it's not ideal for my situation.
I also found it expensive and inconvenient to have to keep buying refills for this thing.
I'm going back to my microfiber mop if I can find a replacement pad for it somewhere.
Thanks for your review Jenn, sorry this didn't work well for you.
I do see the fact that you must buy both replacement cleaner and cleaning cloths for this product all the time as a major con, especially if you're trying to save money.
I know some people have hacks for making their own cleaners, refilling the bottles of cleaning solution, and making their own cleaning cloths so if you've got any tips like this which make this product less expensive to use I'd love to hear them. You can share your homemade remedies for Swiffer refills here!
My Complaints With This Mop Plus The Multi-Purpose Floor Cleaners
I recently purchased the Swiffer Wet Jet starter kit and have been less than satisfied.
The best thing I can say is that it has a light weight aluminum shaft.
On the other hand here is a list of problems I have had after two uses.
1. The cleaning solution and cleaning pads didn't last long enough to finish my floors.
2. The trigger should be on the bottom instead of the top. I can't tell you how many times I sprayed the wall not meaning to.
3. The price is too high for such a disposable product.
4. The multi purpose cleaner left my hardwood floors with a haze over them and my tile floors were rather sticky.
For the $20 I spent I feel like I have to keep using it, and now I have buyer's remorse that I didn't just buy a different mop.
Maybe it works great on linoleum floors, but I don't have any in my house.
Thanks for sharing your experience with me Gina.
You're right, this product isn't cheap, especially when you need to keep buying refills for it.
When you first said you used the cleaning solution on both your tile floors and your hardwood floors I thought maybe that was the problem, since often such a multi-purpose cleaner can't do well on both types of floor. I don't know this for a fact though, never having personally used the product myself.
I did confirm, however, that the multi-purpose version of the cleaners are at least safe for hardwood, as well as for glossy ceramic tile and laminate floors.
I did note that Swiffer has a cleaning solution made specifically for wood floors. I am wondering if that would have given you a better result, at least for the hardwood?
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