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Old 04-22-2008, 02:11 PM   #11
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Not a fan. I used it for little spills but not to clean the floor, I think it just pushes dirt around and leaves the floor sticky with the cleaner stuff.
I threw it away when we sold our last house.
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Old 04-22-2008, 02:11 PM   #12
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i've got one. the concept is cool, but i'd still rather scrub the tiles.... :D
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Old 04-22-2008, 02:39 PM   #13
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I like mine for getting muddy paw prints off the linoleum floor, or if I see a spill that has dried, but yeah, what GB said. They need an improvement on their pads.
Since that's all I use it for though, I've had the same cleaning solution bottle in it and same pad for three years now.
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Old 04-22-2008, 03:41 PM   #14
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It is okay and yes the refills get pricy. I really don't like the strong smell of it though.
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Old 04-22-2008, 04:51 PM   #15
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I didn't especially care for the swiffer brand cleaning solution - it seemed to leave a residue behind.
I found the exact same thing. The floor felt sticky and didn't look clean. I ended up rewashing the floors after I used the Wet Jet the first time. It was a wait of $$. I get better results with a bucket, a good sponge mop and good old Mr Clean.
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Old 04-22-2008, 04:55 PM   #16
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I got one when it first came out with one of those introductory offer coupons... used it once and tossed it. I didn't like the chemical smell of the stuff that is in the cloths that cleans the floor... and I didn't like how my tile looked afterwards, either. I ended up on hands and knees to get the stuff off my floors.
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Old 04-22-2008, 05:26 PM   #17
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That is one thing I hate about these so called "convenience" products, is that you have to keep buying re-fills for them all.
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Old 04-22-2008, 05:28 PM   #18
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... It is for a large (1000 sq ft) tile floor.thanks.
Thinking out loud... with 1000 sq ft to clean, have you thought about a Scooba? I have not tried it as yet, but have been very pleased with the Irobot (roomba). (Bought one on ebay, & another w a 20% off coupon for Linens 'n Things.) You might have to change/empty? the cleaning solution? one time for a larger than standard size floor. Not sure.

iRobot Corporation: How Scooba Works


Re the Swifter, there are some coupons, if anyone is interested:

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Old 04-22-2008, 06:19 PM   #19
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I love my Roomba too and have heard even better things about the scooba. I doubt it could do all 1000 sq ft in one go, but maybe it could do it on two.
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Old 04-22-2008, 06:33 PM   #20
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I love my Roomba too and have heard even better things about the scooba. I doubt it could do all 1000 sq ft in one go, but maybe it could do it on two.

I'm so happy you like yours, GB. Couldn't be more pleased w Roomba/Irobot.

Here's what the site says re room size:

Scooba will clean a standard size kitchen on a single tank full of cleaning solution.

Any time I can use an appliance w the touch of a button & walk away, sign me up. I may have just taked myself into getting one.

If only they made one for carpet cleaning...
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