Rated 5 out of 5Â by sandcastlemom Trusted Floor Care
Floors catches messes, germs, bacteria like "MRSA, Salmonella, Staph" and thats why I was so happy to try the Hoover Twin Tank Steam Mop. I trust Hoover product for my floor care, already having a Hoover SteamVac with Spin Brush for my carpets, I know Hoover makes quality products and I wanted to put their power to work in my kitchen as well. A mom with two little boys, you know a mess is going to happen. My boys are indepentant and love to help in the kitchen and I know with the Hoover Steam Mop messes are no problem and I'm keeping my family safe. Mom has a secret cleaning weapon against germs!! The Hoover Twin Tank Steam Mop is so easy to use! Add the micro fiber pads, filling both removable water tank and solution tank your on your way to clean and disinfect floors. One thing you may be wondering when fill solution tanks, the little tube does not have to be submerged in the water. Once turned on the steam mop takes 30 second to produce steam and that's faster than boiling water:) If you just want steam leave out the solution and this can be done by adjust the solution control dial on the front. To adjust the stream of solution when pulling the trigger set the dial on the front. The head moves with the turn of the handle, it maneuvers very well. Pushing back in lock position to stand straight up on it's own. The thing I enjoy about the Hoover Twin Tank Steam Mop is the speed of using it and the easy clean up after using it. The micro pad are easy to attached and un-attach, when finished cleaning just step on the expose pad and pull free and toss in to the washing machine. This steam mop can clean multiple hard surfaces and refresh your carpet too. Cooling tray provided to set mop on while cooling and in storage. Disclosure: "I received a sample of the Hoover Twin Tank Steam Mop to facilitate my review, but my opinions are entirely my own."
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Lauren at 4BabyAndMom Cleaner home, happier mom!
We have a ton of kids in and out of the house all week long.. not to mention three of our own. My husband works construction, so he's forever trailing who knows what behind him. Steaming to clean is a way I know my home is cleaner. It comes in two pieces; the body of the mop, and the handle. The handle clicks into the body quickly and easily.. in fact, my six year old asked if she could do it- and did. Once those two pieces are together, you can fill the twin tanks, and start mopping. There are two compartments to this mop- hence, TwinTank. The front, larger compartment is for water only. To remove it, you just gently tug it upward. Then, untwist the cap, and fill it up. This mop contains a filter, so you can use tap water. The filter should be replaced approximately once a year, unless you have really hard water. The back tank is for the cleaning solution. The TwinTank Steam mop comes with an 8 ounce container of SteamPlus concentrated cleaning solution. The solution is non toxic, 100% biodegradable, so you can feel good about cleaning your floors because you're not using harmful chemicals.You can add this straight to the solution tank in the back for optimal cleaning results, or mix it with equal parts cleaning solution and warm water. Once your two tanks are filled, you're ready to steam! Push the bottom power button, and as soon as the ready light comes on (about 30 seconds!) you can begin. There are 4 settings- General Clean, Spot Clean, Tough Stains, and Steam Only. Depending on the mess, you can easily switch between each setting by the turn of a dial. I cleaned my Kitchen with the Tough Stains setting, because- face it- I had no idea what some of the spots by the fridge was. Kool-aid, milk, yogurt, and an unidentified spill came up with just one sweep. The directions say that to truly steam the area, and kill the germs, you need to do a few passes. While it takes not much longer than a traditional mop, I feel better about using it, because I know it's leaving my floors clean and with a lot less germs. In fact, Hoover claims that it kills up to 99.9% of harmful germs and bacteria- including MRSA, Staph and Salmonella. This will be especially helpful once our little man starts crawling.. which will happen before we know it. It does leave a little "wetness" behind. For the tiles, I don't mind so much, I just let it dry. For the laminate, I use one of the multi-surface pads to go over it to lift some of the excess water, just because I'm afraid it will get too wet. That being said, I've used this mop multiple times already, and I have to say, the more I use it, the more I love it. This steam mop comes with three pads- two multi-surface microfiber pads and one hard floor microfiber pad. The hard floor microfiber pad is made only for sealed hard floor surfaces. The others can be used on carpet (with the included Carpet Slider accessory). This mop stands on its own, so if you need to stop for a few moments, you can. It also comes with a cooling rack to prevent any damage from heat or moisture, to your floors. The cons? I sweep before I mop, for obvious reasons. That being said, this mop gets everywhere, and sometimes it loosens other junk from my floor. Instead of picking up the mop and wringing it out like a classic mop, I have to push it to the side, and either pick it up, or save it for a sweep. Is this an end-all con? Absolutely not. Some people might be inconvenienced by it, but knowing it's making my home healthier and safer far outweigh that minor con. I do also wish the tanks were a little larger. Because I have to mop in smaller sections, it's not a terrible inconvenience. People with better backs, or larger homes, might want to keep this in mind. One of my girlfriends has the same mop, and she keeps a water bottle with her, so if she's outside of her kitchen she can just refill the tanks without wasting time running to and from a sink. All in all, if you are looking for a great way to disinfect your floors with a steam mop, get a deeper clean, check out this mop. It's reasonably priced for approximately $99, which makes it attainable for almost every budget, and that much more attractive. I received a sample of this product to facilitate my review, but my opinions are entirely my own.
Rated 4 out of 5Â by linda22345 I would highly recommend this ptroduct
I've had the steamer for over a year now, but the reason I decided to write a review is because I can't believe all the negative reviews. Contrary to other people, after cleaning my travertine floor with just water, it is not only steak free but brighter. Also I don't have to worry about sticky floors anymore, which is often the case, when using regular mop with cleaning solution. And I don't need to spray highly unhealthy chemical all over the house. All in all, this steamer has allowed me to cut the cleaning time in half, since I don't have to scrub and constantly having to wipe after wipe to remove the suds from unhealthy cleaning solutions.Â
Rated 1 out of 5Â by Jolynn stopped working
I bought this to use on my hardwood floors. They're only on the main level of the house, about 1000 square feet. They get cleaned every two weeks.
I don't think I've had it any more than a couple years and it gets only light use. But, it was very disappointing to have it working one time, then not the next. I took the tanks apart to see that there was nothing that could have caused a clog. I re-installed them, plugged it back in and tried different settings. I don't think the motor is jammed. Instead, it appears to be a problem with the on-off switch.