I Tried This Super-Popular Mop With More Than 65,000 5-Star Amazon Ratings — and It’s Totally Worth the Hype
When I was younger and first learned how to clean, mopping was always the chore I dreaded the most. I was extremely conscious of getting my hands dirty, so I hated wringing the mop with my hands. Thankfully, mops have evolved since then with self-wringing capabilities that do the hard work for me. Years after moving out of my parents’ house, I experimented with a series of self-wringing mops that didn’t quite cut it (there were soggy mops galore). A quick search on Amazon led me to the O-Cedar EasyWring Microfiber Spin Mop and Bucket … aka the mop of my dreams.
In my new apartment, there are two areas that need mopping: the wood laminate floors in the kitchen and tile in the bathroom. Both floors have seen an increase in foot traffic in the months-long process of getting settled and constantly moving things around. I thought the O-Cedar mop could be just the thing to give my floors the thorough cleaning they needed. Right out of the box, the spin mop took only a few minutes to put together. The handle screws into the base, which then snaps onto the microfiber mop head. From there, it’s ready to use.
My favorite feature of the mop is the wringer that’s built into the bucket. Once the mop is submerged into the soapy water, you put it into the wringer, push the pedal to make it twirl like a salad spinner, and shake the water out. Compared with all those years I spent hand-wringing mops, I much prefer the pedal-wringing mechanism of the spin mop’s bucket. Not only was it fun to watch the mop spin around while releasing excess water, but it also saturated the mop just enough for an effective swipe across the floor before needing to rinse it again. The fact that I wasn’t using a soaking wet mop also lessened the drying time of the floor significantly — I’m talking no more than 30 minutes. I can also throw the reusable mop head in the wash in between chores.
Also important to note is that the handle reaches 48 inches when fully extended. It extends near the bottom where the handle screws into the base, as well as at the upper half of the handle. This double extension allows you to use the mop at varying distances, which was helpful for me when I needed it to reach a wider range of space in my kitchen (as opposed to the smaller width of my bathroom). Being able to shorten the mop kept me from getting in my own way while cleaning.
My floors have never looked better, and mopping is a much more tolerable task for me now. When I’m finished, all that’s left to do is to put away my O-Cedar mop and admire the shine of a job well done.
Buy: O-Cedar EasyWring Microfiber Spin Mop and Bucket, $29.98 (normally $37.99)
This post originally appeared on Apartment Therapy. See it there: I Tried This Super-Popular Mop With Over 65,000 5-Star Amazon Ratings — and It’s Totally Worth the Hype