The lovely people of Rubbermaid have asked me to review their new 'Reveal' micro-fibre spray mop. Always up for a little challenge I happily agreed. So this is what she looks like
First I’ll tell you what the advertising on the mop packaging told me. Lets see.....”Reveal a better way to clean. Dirt can’t hide from the innovative Rubbermaide Reveal Spray Mop.” Sounds impressive but let’s put it to the test. So I tear off the packaging anxious to get at the mop itself. It looks good ..... it feels good in my hand, BUT how will it work on MY FLOORS? MY FLOORS have suffered the double whammy of major renovations and several toddlers and are now waiting patiently to be replaced – probably couldn’t get a better test ground for mop if you tried! So off I go to the sink to fill up the attachable spray bottle with water and a dash of vinegar. (My own preferred cleaning solution - but you can use any you like.) The bottle clicks back nicely into the mop and after two squeezes of the trigger at hand height on the mop, water sprays forth. Yes it works just like it says .... so far so good but now for the big question
DOES IT CLEAN?
Two more presses on the trigger with the mop on the floor and out flows two nice sprays of water onto my bathroom tiles. Now I should say I’m already a microfiber convert. I love microfiber gloves for cleaning glass and bathrooms; they’re the best. So I guess I was already thinking that the Reveal had a pretty good chance of impressing me and thankfully I wasn’t disappointed. The dirt and spots came floating off onto the microfiber pad leaving me nice clean happy floors. But actually, as good as that is it’s not my favourite thing about the Reveal. What really impressed me was the way the mop moved so beautiful in my hands. It glides and feels smooth as it easily navigates around doors, chair legs and under bathroom stools. It almost made me want to mop more! Freaky I know but I really like this mop.
THE TRUTH ABOUT MUMMY PRODUCT REVIEW SUMMARY
The fact the mop cleans well – good (but you expect that of a mop). The fact the mop is nice to use – great (most of us need all the help we can get to motivate us to do the house work). But the big winner for me is the Reveals practicality for a mum with small kids. You know the scenario with spills on the floor. Those little dark splot splot splot marks that appear wherever the kids spill their drinks and those messy patches under the kids chairs at the dining table. Now I have a way to deal with it quickly and without much fuss. No bucket of water is needed and I don’t have to bend down with a wet cloth to wipe up. Now I don't need to bother getting a bucket of water - just grab the Reveal, press the trigger and mop it all away. Yay for me and thank you Rubbermaid. The Reveal is a winner!
DO YOU WANT ONE? (The giveaway)
So now for the really important bit – the Giveaway! The lovely people at Rubbermaid have promised me they’ll send one of my reader their very own ‘Reveal ‘just for reading my review. So if you too need some microfiber spray magic in your life, and you live is Australia, simply ‘follow’ The Truth About Mummy (if you don’t already) and write me a comment below to let me know you want to be included in the draw. If you mention this giveaway on one of your own blog posts (and let me know by making another comment) you'll get two entries (how good is that??) The giveaway will be open until 12 midnight on Sunday Tuesday 25th of January and the lucky winner announced on Wednesday 26th – just for Australia day.
The fine Print Bit
"I received a complimentary Reveal Mop courtesy of Rubbermaid Australia via Aussie Mummy Bloggers. All opinions expressed are purely my own."