I use this little machine nearly everyday. I have been able to remove stains that have not come out with any other cleaner, no matter how much I scrubbed. Sometimes I need to spray a little cleaner to the stains, let it sit for a bit, and then apply the steam. That works 99% of the time. I have only two recommendations for future improvements: (1) A water level indicator would help prevent both overfilling and running on empty. Starting with an empty tank and filling per instructions, it should run approximately 50 minutes. However, I typically only use it for 30 minutes. Without anyway of knowing how much water I used, I need to dump out what is left and start over the next day. Even doing that, I still inadvertantly overfill upon occasion. (2) Design the scraper tool to accommodate a typical household cleaning rag, so it isn't necessary to buy their special made replacement covers. I have improvised by using a rubber band to hold a microfiber cloth onto the tool. It works, but having clips on the tool would be handier. With those two improvements, I would give it 5 stars.
Small and easy to handle. Produces a good amount of steam - at first I was worried I would have to keep refilling to get the job done, but it goes and goes. Comes with all of the tool attachments - so of course I have had to try a few, and have not been disappointed.
The Hoover TwinTank Steam Mop is a fairly impressive little tool. It seems to be a well thought out design. It was comfortable to use on both tile and wood floors (I haven't tried it on carpet yet). The cleaning pad is large enough that it didn't take forever to clean the floors but also small enough that it didn't feel like pushing a heavy block around. The hooks for wrapping up the power cord are large and sturdy feeling. Some vacuums could learn from this. The two fluid containers (1 for holding water and 1 for cleaning solution) are easy to handle and install. Those containers are conveniently labeled so you don't mix up which one is water only (for making the steam) versus which one has the cleaning solution in it. They are also both small meaning they aren't heavy and they easily fit under the kitchen faucet for filling. One more happy detail is that the head pivots making it easy to get into corners and around furniture. Because it uses steam, there is a minute or so delay after pressing the power button before it is actually ready to use but it wasn't a problem. That left time to pick up the last few stray toys from the floor. Now, how is the price justified versus using the normal old spray cleaner and microfiber pad on a stick? First, it just feels better to use. The ergonomics are nicely done. Mainly though, it's the steam cleaning capability that seals the deal. Cleaning sprays are good but having steam to sterilize the tile in a kitchen or bathroom gives a certain piece of mind. The Hoover has a dial allowing adjustment of the mixture from all steam with no solution up to all solution with no steam. So it can do a normal floor cleaning or actually sanitize. One important observation is that I had to keep the setting at mostly steam (very little cleaning solution) on our wood floors. Getting too much solution on the floor left the wood looking dull and streaked. However, after going back over it with just water and a clean microfiber pad, the floors looked great and even felt really good. After a few more uses, I think I'll have figured out the best settings so that it doesn't streak on the wood. I've only used it twice and the second time definitely had better results than the first. Thanks to a 1yr old child leaving half chewed food for us to find, there were some tough spots that still took a good hand scrubbing to get off the tile but the Hoover did a good job in general. The Hoover is definitely worth trying out.
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