My house has a lot of hard wood floors and tile. And for the life of me, outside of getting down on my hands and knees (no thank you), I have not found a good way to keep them clean. So I set out to find a steam mop that does its job on Twitter.
I heard from a few people, but one of the first people to respond was Oreck. And far from being spammy, they just seemed like company really excited about their product. I checked it out on various sites and was happy with what I was finding. This looked like a great product.
So I reached out to Oreck and asked them if they would be willing to send me their Grab-It & Steam-It. And they happily agreed.
Just so that I would be able to accurately review the cleaning powers of the Grab-It & Steam-It I didn’t wash my kitchen floor for a few weeks. That is my story and I am sticking to it. Ahem. It was pretty bad. Silas had colored on part of it with markers, there were several smushed Craisins stuck, and some apple cider had spilled next to the fridge.
Everyone knows before you mop you have to sweep. I hate sweeping. I sweep like 10 times a day because my life seems to be full of crumbs. But the Grab-It & Steam-It has BOTH a Turbo Broom AND a Steam Mop. So I am going to be kicking that nasty broom to the curb.
As for the nastiness of my floor. It was no match for the Grab-It & Steam-It. It has a steam dial so you can choose how much steam you want depending the kind of floor you are cleaning. Since my floor was pretty gross I dialed it up kind of high for hard wood, but in the future, hard woods can be cleaned on the lowest setting. And it has a crazy long cord which allowed me to do three rooms in my house without unplugging it.
A few of the stains that had been there for longer than I care to admit were a little bit more challenging to get up, but with a few times over the spots and a little help from my finger nail, they came right up. My bathrooms and bedrooms that were far less foul were super easy to clean. My parents even noted when they came over how great my floors looked.
One of my favorite things about the Grab-It & Steam-It is that it takes NO chemicals to clean. One of my goals for 2012 (and why not start a little early) is to clean up our cleaning. So it is really important to me to have equipment that lets me do so. It also uses washable cleaning pads so I am not throwing things away with every use. Green cleaning!
The downsides I see is that has a swiveling head which allows it to get into tight spaces and corners. While that is an awesome feature, sometimes the head starts to swivel when you don’t want it to. And to be honest there are some edges and corners that it just can’t get to. But in its defense I am not sure if there is anything that does it better.
The Oreck Grab-It & Steam-It mop retails for around $180, but Oreck has generously offered one to my readers just in time for Christmas. I am so excited for this great giveaway!! There are several ways to enter and you will need to leave a SEPARATE comment each entry. :
- MANDATORY: Visit Oreck.com and tell us one thing you learned about the Grab-It & Steam-It (you must do this one for any of your other entries to count)
- Participate in Things I Love Thursday
- Tweet about this giveaway (sample: Come enter this giveaway at @diaperdiaries for the Grab-It & Steam-It Mop from @oreck: http://t.co/KGyRtFqR )
- Sign up for Oreck’s email list
The giveaway is open to residents of the US in the lower 48 states. The winner will be drawn at random on December 7th. Good luck!!
Disclosure: I received a free steam mop in order to facilitate my review, but as always all opinions are my own. Seriously people. I CLEANED five rooms today. That is how excited I am about this thing. Oreck Corporation provided the prize for the sweepstakes but is not the sponsor of the sweepstakes.
What are you loving this week? I am hoping to get some Christmas ideas from your posts!! How about as a little Christmas present to your fellow bloggers you visit and comment on three posters. Here are all the Things I Love Thursday guidelines. Link on up (and don’t forget to leave an extra comment for the giveaway.