Hoover Floormate Review (& Giveaway Ends 8/20)


ABOUT:
The new Hoover® FloorMate™ Hard Floor Cleaner with SpinScrub® technology is the ultimate 3-in-1 cleaner that vacuums, washes and dries hard floors with one simple tool unlike any steam mop or mopping systems on the market.
  • New Multi-Purpose SpinScrub® Technology – exclusive Hoover® patented counter-rotating brushes gently wash and scrub hard floors from all angles
  • SpinScrub® brushes – designed to deliver the best clean while gently scrubbing sealed wood and vinyl, grout and tile
  • Dual Tank Technology – keeps clean and dirty water separate so you never put dirty water back on the floor
  • Quick Drying Power – squeegee dries floors quickly so you can get right back to living on them
  • 13″ Wide Cleaning Path – wide cleaning path covers more surface area and shortens cleaning time
  • Removable nozzles and brushes – for easy cleaning and maintenance
  • Beltless design – no belts to replace
  • Deluxe Handle with Fingertip Trigger Control – comfortable, ergonomic grip with trigger right at your fingertips lets you easily distribute detergent when and where it’s needed
  • Simple Mode Selection – turn the dial for stage 1 vacuuming, stage 2 washing, and stage 3 drying
  • 27′ Power Cord with Quick Release – vacuum a large room without re-plugging, release entire cord with a quick flip of a lever
  • Folding Handle – makes storage a snap, perfect for small spaces
  • Rubber Wheels – glide gently over surfaces and won’t scratch hard flooring
Includes:
  • 16oz Hard Floor Detergent
  • 30ct Hard Surface Wipes
MY THOUGHTS:
This is my third house with hardwood floors and I have always dreaded cleaning them.  Now I do like to use different mops and vacuums for different reasons and I do think they each can have their benefits and faults.  For example, for quick cleanups I use a mop and handheld vacuum, but for a deeper cleaning I like to really scrub and vacuum my floors.  My choices before were two separate items, which as a busy mom I don’t always have time for but need to do!
The Hoover Floormate is awesome because it is a vacuum, wet floor cleaner and as a bonus it even dries the floors too!  Assembling the Hoover FloorMate was super easy as it just snapped together.  Then you added water and floor cleaner to it and you are ready to go.  Now having a vacuum and mop in one was definitely nice and a time saver but I will say it doesn’t have a vacuum wand so if you want to really get into crevices this won’t really do it.  Since I have boys who seem to get crumbs everywhere, I really need to do a good vacuum job first so I found myself using the Hoover Floormate but then going back around the edges with a handvac.
Next it was time to clean the floors.  All I had to do was push a button and the floor solution sprayed onto the floor.  Then I just pushed the FloorMate back and forth like a vacuum to scrub the floors.  I definitely saw the scrubbers working as they scrubbed up the spots on my floor, mainly dried milk from sippy cups leaking!  To save time it is awesome to vacuum and scrub with one device and at basically one time.  I also love how the handle folds down to save space.
Right out of the box
The washable filter
The settings
Overall, I have found myself reaching for the Hoover Floormate more than I expected.  Even though I have to add cleaner and water (and plug it in) I found it is easier than pushing a bucket around.  I also like that I am not reusing dirty water and I can actually see the dirt that came off my floors in the dirty water canister.  It is a very easy to use Vacuum/Mop!  Oh and the other day when my son spilled a whole cup of juice, not only did I suck it up with the Floormate  but then I used it to scrub the floors so they wouldn’t be sticky!  No more bending down and scrubbing!  Although, if you do have really stuck on spots on your wood you either have to go over it a few times or get down and really scrub it yourself.  I would recommend this cleaner though for any mom trying to make cleaning hard surface floors faster and easier!
BUY IT: You can buy the Hoover Floormate for $149.99 directly from the Hoover website or wherever vacuums are sold.
Hoover is hosting a giveaway to win your own Hoover FloorMate!  All you have to do is send a picture of your messiest summer spill via email or MMS (cell phone message) to floormate.hoover@gmail.com.
You can read all the contest on the Hoover Facebook page!  One winner will be selected each week through August 31, 2010!
GIVEAWAY: (1) winner will receive a Hoover FloorMate ($150 value)
WIN IT:  Comment on what feature you like the best of the Hoover FloorMate!

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