Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Real Simple MicroFiber Mop


Applesauce, candlewax, juice, something else I'm not familiar with...
What do all the above items have in common? They are all stuck to my kitchen floor AS I TYPE! I think, however, I have found the American Idol of mops - Enter the Real Simple Microfiber Squeeze Mop!
Details:
The Real Simple Microfiber Squeeze Mop works wet or dry. Think of the mop head as a spongecake with a cool microfiber cloth frosting. And its handy scraper insert offers a smart way to defeat stubborn, sticky spots. (Like there is any other kind of spots?)

The insert gets put back into the handle when you are done, so it is one less handy tool you'll never find again at the back of your utility closet. (By the way, it takes candle wax off of laminate like a dream...) It is made of a lightweight aluminum, so it is sooo easy to push. It also has a smaller head than some mops, so it is perfect for getting behind toilets and under highchairs!

The mop itself ( $14.99) is found at Target stores and select online retailers. The replaceable mop head runs about $4.99, but I found that I can prolong the life and cleanliness of the mop head by throwing it in a load of laundry and NOT drying it.

I will not go back to another mop again.. Anyone else tried this beauty? Comment below, and while you are here - Please visit a sponsor or two and keep Lille Punkin' writing super handy reviews for our favorite products!

7 comments :

Viktorija said...

I love it, but i can't find refills anywhere, Target doesn't care them anymore, and it sucks to buy refills online, but i don't have other choice.

Debra said...

It's great, but they changed the way the refill gets attached and nobody, even online, carries the older refills with the push in knobs. Let me know if you can trade in the mop for the new one.

Lisa B said...

Has anyone found the refills? I can't find them - not even Target where I bought the mop just a few months ago.

Anonymous said...

I love this mop as well. It is so light and much easier to clean with. Again, though, I cannot find another one, let alone refills. Does anyone really care about the landfills as I buy mop after mop?

Anonymous said...

Well, my mop wasn't even used much because I live alone and the sponge came loose on one end and in order to finish the job, I had to put some packing tape around the head. I have liked most of the other tools from Real Simple, but this sounds like I'll have to go back to some other brand if I can't get a refill for the older type. At least I know others are having the same problem of finding a refill.

Jan


Jan

Returning Teacher said...

OK here's the solution my husband came up with: pull the old hard plastic knob holders from the old mop head. Then he glued velcro onto those same plastic pads in four corners. Voila! Now you can use the new replacement mop heads with the old mop. It works very well.

Anonymous said...

Welll I just purchased a new mop from the Casabella website. Unfortunately, they don't carry the refill at this time. I searched, using the stock #, but to no avail.I will contact the company directly to get the scoop on refills. Check back later

 
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