Wednesday, 10 June 2015

Spontex Full Action System Mop Review



I have come to the conclusion I may be a little strange, I get very happy when I get to play and review a new kitchen accessory.  But it kind of comes in handy for my job as a reviewer.


So when I was asked if I would like to play with review the new Spontex Full Action System Fringe Spin Mop, I got a bit excited.
OK you need the proper description first, its an  exclusive 360 degree self-wringing system, it wrings and rinses the mop head and cleans easily and effectively.
My views when first unboxing was it looked cool, maybe a bit tricky to use and looking at the image assembly, I decided to wait until the man of the house could put it together. I work better with written instructions.
By this time the house was full, daughter home at the same time (yay) with boyfriend in tow.
Now I am chief mopper upper, however Paige loves mopping too, so she was impressed and soon forgot her news about fancy new restaurant in town and dissertation stresses.
She said I hope its one that I can wring out water as I have no muscles at all with your other mops and buckets.

Chris assembled, Ricky got all technical and Chris and he, were saying it does not seem overly practical.

Ha, they were wrong. However with this four person review I will be pointing out, not any negatives as such, but what we would like to see improved.
Chris rolled his eyes as he assembled in seconds. But I was rather busy when the mop came, so I let him do the fixing and he gets to feel superior!!
I was pleased to see the old style mop type head, but improved, not cotton, but as Spontex state, microfibre fringes that are super absorbent and the mop head has an extra microfibre pad underneath for maximum surface coverage.
My explanation is, its similar to an old fashioned cotton mop,  but updated with shorter strands and a cool nifty pad at the centre.
The bucket is different to any I have ever seen, it is round with a pole in the centre a large edge and lip with a small lidded drain.
Time to mop!!

The bucket was filled, the mop is placed on to the pole in the centre of the bucket filled with water and I suggest filling to the point in the picture above so that the mop is covered. I did add floor cleaner to mine, though having read the site after you can use just water because of the microfibres.  


The handle and rotation mechanism the part that spins the mop head to remove the water is easy to work, the first minor though was that I caught my hand between the two, as did Chris. Paige did not, as she saw us ouch!! If the handle at the top was wider or longer or we were less clumsy it may be better.
Next you push down to get the mop wet, then raise up, it stops at the top of the pole. 
Mid Spin!

Then the fun bit, you start to pump the 360 feature, this gives a fab workout for your arms!!
The deep lip stops the water spraying out, no matter how fast you spin, subsequent uses over weeks, revealed when the water was a bit dirtier and you do get small grit particles, these too stay inside as they whizz off in the interior. 
This is a neat benefit not mentioned by Spontex, instantly impressing us, even Chris.

He felt that the mop was too wet after spinning, he was talking out of his hat! It was perfect, for Paige and I with no huge arm strength it was far drier than our normal struggles with a mop and wringer type bucket.
OK so fancy system aside, if it does not clean well, its by the by.
It really does, what is fabulous is the combination of the polyester loops and the pad in the centre, it gets to every area I mopped. No stringy bits flapping about, spreading grit and scratching my floor, but enough to collect the grit and any dust missed when brushing. 
It dried quickly Chris even had to admit it. Ricky was still trying to find faults and after pointing out he may mop at uni, he was wrong, this mop is good. He said its a bit tricky to get the mop back onto the pole after use, we all had a go!
Its angled head did make it tricky on the first few attempts to align it, but that is really just getting used to a new way to introduce a mop to a bucket.
A quick flatten with foot and it slots back on easily. I may not have assembled but I win on sussing out the way to use an item!
The result was a floor that was well covered, dried fast and was polished as well.
Paige and I were very very impressed, Chris reluctantly had to agree it was good, he pooh poohed the water amount, but the timing of drying on the floor won him over.
Finally the little lidded drain means you can pour water away without getting sploshed.

My only two minors


I would like to have written instructions, a) to assemble and b) to not have used detergent. I may have missed this info on the box, but I do get a bit busy.
I would also like to see a handle that when you pump or draw the mop or even as you are rinsing, does not catch my skin.
But a huge thumbs up for a fab system that really does work well to clean the floors with out struggling and a good finish.
Oh and the head is machine washable too. To keep it efficient for longer, do not wash with softener or bleach.
You can find the system on the link below.
Full Action System refills also sold separately.
Price £29.95 

http://www.spontex.co.uk/product/full-action-system/

I was provided with the Spontex System in order to carry out the review, my opinions are my own.

25 comments:

  1. This seems reasonably priced. I am a bit nervous about mopping a wood floor (we already have some water damage - thanks kids!) but I can't deny it could do with a good old clean! Don't tell the husband I actually admitted that though.

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    1. Kids get to everything, mine is wood, not laminate and coated, so I can wash mine. But yes it would make me worry. Your secret is safe ;)

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  2. I've seen these about and wondered what they are like - I would definitely end up trapping my fingers so good to be aware that it can happen to try and stop it happening :) X

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    1. Only did it once, as they say once bitten twice shy, but best to mention, but superb mop, highly recommended.

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  3. I always struggle with wringing out a mop. I often have to get my partner to help! Great idea for the heads to be machine washable. This saves money in the long run! A great, well balanced review.

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    1. They are so tricky to push down, the amount of times I upended the bucket as I pushed down and tilted it. This is great fun to watch as well. Thanks for popping by.

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  4. I also get excited by house hold items more than a pair of shoes these days - oh the glamour!

    #UKbloggers

    Follow me too? Oh So Gawjess

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    1. Hehe indeed, I still love my shoes but yes anything that may detract from the drudgery of chores is more exciting!

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  5. I always find it annoying when mops are too wet, but this looks like a really fuss-free way to get it perfect x

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    1. It is pretty cool, once I got the system sussed I whizz through mopping. Floor dries better for me and a main Mrs Mop that is a bonus.

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  6. You have a pole dancing mop - love it !! Love the way the whole family got involved in the reviewing too ! xx

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    1. Oh yes haha it is as well. See another benefit!! Its actually hard to keep them out of the reviewing these days! Sometimes its a bit too much help ;)

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  7. looks great! im up for anything that makes cleaning a little more fun

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    1. Yes please anything to make chores less boring, only thing more fun is watching somebody else do them ;)

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  8. I need a new mop and loved the review until I see the price. love the idea of it though and the gimmick of spinning the mop in the bucket.

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    1. Yes the price is a consideration. It is for the bucket and the mop the quality is superb. As its washable and fab quality the head will last for ages for me as will the bucket.

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  9. This mop looks great, thanks for the review!

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  10. Great review, descriptive and good photos. The only criticism I have is that the sentences are separated - I think it would benefit from having more cohesive paragraphs, each relating to its own topic.

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  11. The quick to dry bit sounds good to me, why does the cat always run through as soon as I've mopped?

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  12. As a naturally clumsy person...I'm a little bit worried about catching my hand between the handle and the rotation mechanism. I'm pleased though to see that you felt that it polished well because, no matter what I use, I feel like my floors are either streaky or lack that sparkly finish.

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  13. I have a utility room with a tiled floor. We go directly outside from this room so it gets lots of traffic and dirty feet. I need to mop it regularly but it needs to dry quickly as well as it is in constant use. This mop might be the answer.

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  14. Great review! I love the way it's written as if you are chatting away to me!

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  15. That the floor drays so quickly with this mop.

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  16. I'd love to try this looks fab and easy to use

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  17. I want this mop, it looks good.

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