Hoover Twin Tank Steam Mop
Our house is mostly carpeting but we do have linoleum and tile flooring. I have been cleaning all of our flooring on my hands and knees since it seemed a traditional mop never got the floor clean enough. Not having to clean the floor on hands and knees (especially the bathroom floors) was one of the reasons I was so excited to receive a Hoover Twin Tank Steam Mop to review.
The mop arrived with just very little assembly that needed to be done on it, basically it was just a matter of connecting the handle. I had never used a steam mop before so I was rather clueless as to how it would function. This model comes with two tanks, one for water and the other for cleaning solution. There are 3 functions to use on this model, steam only for disinfecting and cleaning, a cleaning tank for cleaning hard surfaces and then the steamer for refreshing carpeting. There are two different kinds of microfiber pads that come with the cleaner, one of them is exclusively for hard wood and the other style is for multi-surfaces.
Setting up the steam mop to clean is an easy process. Both the water and the solution tanks easily lift off of the mop. The water tank gets filled with water and the solution tank can be filled either with straight solution for heavy duty cleaning or equal parts of water and solution for general cleaning. Once you have the tanks filled you can then turn on the steam mop. It only takes 30 seconds for it warm up and a light turns on when it is ready. There is a dial that can be turned to determine the amount of solution you want released when you are cleaning.
I honestly love how easy this twin tank was to use and how effective it was at cleaning. I do not have very much flooring so I only put in 1/3 cup of solution and 1/3 cup of water, even with that I had a lot of solution left over after cleaning all of our floors. I just poured it out into a container to safe for the next time! I think just a little of this solution goes a long way, so it seems to be cost effective as well!
The twin tank does come with a carpet glider which allows it to glide effortlessly over the carpet. You are to use only the steam portion of the twin tanks and not fill the solution portion at all. As far as freshening the carpet, I am not entirely sure what it is supposed to look like after it is “freshened”. I believe it is supposed to do some cleaning since the directions say to move the steam mop backwards and forwards paying close attention to high traffic areas, although it does not have any suction on it to pick up any of the soil. I did notice though the carpeting did actually look like it did have a bit of a pick-me-up after I used it!
Overall I really like using the Hoover Steam Mop on the flooring, it was a huge time savings and did great quality work.
Disclosure: I received a sample of this product to facilitate my review, but my opinions are entirely my own.