Thursday, April 24, 2008

In which things get steamy...



I hate to mop. And as you can see from the random photo above that I took in my kitchen at some total stranger's home- I don't do it nearly often enough. It could be because I hate the messy, dirty water or it could be that I don't like using chemicals on our floors or it could be that due to a herniated disc in my lower back it actually hurts to mop or it could be because I spend too much time on my laptop. No, wait- I'm sure it's not that last reason...

Anyway.

A while back, thinking I might buy a machine to do my floors, I borrowed my friend L's combination sweeper, scrubber machine. And while it did a good job, it was super heavy and bulky to manuver. And you had to put their special brand name cleaner in it. Frankly, it wasn't a whole lot less work- especially since my kitchen isn't really all that big.

Then yesterday I read this review on a Works For Me Wednesday post and it got me to thinking. So I went online and read some reviews. Then I went to Target and bought one of these-



After a quick sweep, I filled the reservoir with tap water, plugged it in, waited 30 seconds for it to heat up, and started steam cleaning my floor. It only took a couple of minutes, and I have to say that I was impressed with the results-



Even better than how easy it was to use is the fact that it only weighs 3 pounds. And you only have to look at the pad to see how it did-



Now I have to admit that at $79.00 it wasn't cheap, but if you figure how much I spend in cleaning supplies it will eventually pay itself off. In the meantime, I think I'll just enjoy my clean floors. Hey- with all the time I save, I might even have more time for important things...

Like blogging!

LeeAnn

5 comments:

Christy said...

Ooooo, I neeeed one!

ttelroc said...

I have one of those types of things - mine is a enviro-cleaner or something. It works awesome on Lino or any floor that doesn't have any bumps or wiggles or grout. I had a home that was full of linoleum (which I love by the way) and then moved to Florida where everything was tile. My little steamer seemed to only clean the tops of the irregular tile LOL

But it is a great product and uses no chemicals. That is the big plus for me!

Enjoy!
Kristin

ttelroc said...

OK, so I got out my Mop, my vacuum, the dusting cloths, OH and sent my husband out the door, so I could just get it done LOL Thanks for the push. I just had to "re-comment" to let you know.

Thanks!! and go write a letter lol
Kristin

John-Michael said...

Fantastic! I am truly impressed ... no chemicals! Wow! You should get a commission. Great "presentation." You made another sale.

Lovingly ...

Lorrmay said...

Did you consider the Bissel Green Tea one too ? What made you go with the Shark brand? Does it "swivel"