Product Review: Swiffer WetJet
Recently, the lovely people at Swiffer sent over a Swiffer WetJet Starter Kit for us to try out. What does this have to do with cooking, you ask? Well, a novice cook like myself is always spilling things on the floor (pasta sauce, oil, crumbs…) and I hate cleaning them up. I was eager to give the WetJet a shot and see what it could do. Check out my review after the jump!
The kitchen floor in my apartment can get pretty nasty sometimes. Our back door leads straight into the kitchen, so there’s always dirt being tracked in. Also, combine the food spills and the fact that my roommates have 3 cats, and you get a food and fur-filled kitchen floor. Gross. We usually use a traditional mop and bucket, but I always feel like it just pushes around the filth. It was time to try something new.
When I got the Swiffer out of the package, assembly was simple, but I was disappointed to see that batteries weren’t included (it required 4 AAs). Otherwise the starter kit was great- it included two cleaning pads, a bottle of cleaning solution, and a scrubbing strip. I stuck the cleaning pad on, popped the bottle of solution in, and I was ready to go!
Here’s what I thought of the Swiffer experience overall:
-Handled turns and corners really well
-The thin spray of solution meant that as I was cleaning the second half of the kitchen, the first half was already dry
-I was able to thoroughly clean my entire kitchen in about 5 minutes or less
-I felt like I was actually cleaning, not just pushing around dirty water
-The button you press to spray the solution was right where you grip, so I kept accidentally pressing it
-For a larger kitchen, you may have to use more than 1 pad
Most importantly, did it work? I’ll let the photos speak for themselves.
The pad after I cleaned the kitchen:
I definitely enjoyed using the Swiffer WetJet. It took the mess out of traditional mop and bucket cleaning, and my kitchen was dry within minutes. I look forward to using it again- next time, I’ll do my living room!
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