Kitchen Cleanup: Looking For One Good Mop

Kitchen Cleanup: Looking For One Good Mop

Emma Christensen
Apr 20, 2009

Please, just one! We've tried all sorts of mops, from those sponge-type ones to smaller home-versions of the industrial cotton string mop. They're unwieldy, messy, and half the time we just feel like we're pushing dirt around. We're in the market for a new one and we'd like a good one this time!

Because we're not quite willing to spring for one of those fancy, expensive wet-vac or steam mops (yet), here are the mops we're considering:

The StarMop Pro, $29.95 from Starfiber - Though we're a little skeptical of a mop we first spotted on a TV promo, we like the idea of the re-usable microfiber pad. Plus it's gotten some good reports around the web.

Libman Tornado Microfiber Mop, $11.99 at Target - Traditional cotton string mops tend to frustrate us because they get heavy and don't seem to absorb so well after a while. We're hopeful that a microfiber version would be an improvement.

Oxo GoodGrips Roller Mops, $29.99 from Oxo - We've been burned by sponge mops before, but Real Simple gave this mop a thumbs up, so we'd be willing to give it a chance. It looks like the wringing mechanism would be easy to use and far less annoying than the butterfly squeeze mechanisms on other sponge mops.

Have any of you tried these? What kind of mop would you recommend?

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