Throw away your other spray dispensing mop devices! At last there is a spray mop that doesn't require proprietary sprays or the endless replacement of pads. The Rubbermaid Reveal Microfiber Spray Mop should have been on the market a long time ago! It's more enjoyable and easy to use than other spray mops I've had, like the Swiffer Wet Jet. It isn't what I would utilize for those deep floor cleaning sessions, however. I'll stick to the regular mop and bucket for that. It IS a great in-between when you want a quick clean and shine, which is about 80-90% of the time. The Reveal also helps maintain a clean floor by mitigating the accumulation of dirt between washes. The mop pad itself is substantial and can be used over and over again. We just toss it in my washing machine when it needs to be cleaned. It isn't perfect -- the microfiber pad only picks up debris for so long before it starts adhering to the floor. It is great for a quick wipe if you want to freshen up your home. I really like the fact that you can fill the dispenser with a cleaning fluid of your choice. Instead of being forced to smell the same old proprietary cleaners, you can mix dilute and change up the scents at will. I mixed a lavender cleaner with water and had my whole house smelling fresh, clean and floral after a 10 minute run-through with this mop.
This is a fun mop to own and use. I also think this is a wise choice if you are committed to recycling and responsible consumerism. All of those empty bottles and pads add up over time. The basic handle comes with one Mop Cleaning Pad and the empty Mop Bottle, while the Kit version comes with 3 pads and two bottles. All accessories are available separately, including a Dry Dusting Cleaning Pad.
The Reveal's handle seems a little flimsy (though it's lightness makes it easy to use) and I can only imagine that it's lifespan will be limited. The bottle insertion portion seems a little weak too, but the core mop arm and base section appear strong enough to last through a lot of use. The spray nozzle and pump grip work well and I have yet to run into the clogging issue other reviewers have mentioned. For the price, it's worth having it at one's disposal for those quick, spontaneous cleanings with decent results without dragging around bucket/mop or having to hunt down changeable pads. I would recommend vacuuming first if you want to extend the clean time before debris build-up compromises the Reveal's performance.
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