Thursday, January 20, 2011

Rubbermaid Micro-fibre Mop Review & Giveaway!!

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."


20 comments:

  1. Oh Caz, I have tonnes of those little splotty black marks all over my floor. Is it ok to use on wooden floor boards? I think i'll have to invest in one when they get into the shops...i'll keep my eye out. With the amount of mess that 4 kids get on the floor....i think it will be a great help and it sounds even simple enough for the kids to use. Thanks for the review Caz. miss ya. x

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  2. *weeee* My floors are disgusting, I need one lol

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  3. a recent new follower here(in google). sounds great and i would love on of those so i don't have to go around squirting first then mopping (i use a microfibre mop but not one with the fancy spray built in LOL)

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  4. I need one. You know I need one. My three are the grottiest grot monsters around, and although we have dark slate floors, the juice dribbles adn the stickiness drive me mad! xx

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  5. I like the idea of a quick solution to those spills! Would love to be part of the draw :)

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  6. this looks cool! I want it. Am following you.

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  7. Oooh this would come in very handy, I think I need one :)
    following via google :)

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  8. I love a good mop and as my family are just about to move into a mopper's haven (glossy tiled floors plus floor boards)I'm going to get lots opportunity!
    I love the attached spray bottle and would be chuffed if I could be included in the running for this mop.

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  9. Oh this mop sounds fantastic, how lucky you were to try it!
    Oh my look how much My life has changed I am getting excited over a mop! But it makes cleaning quicker and easier and with all my tiles that is a must in my book! I need one!

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  10. this sounds amazing - I currently spritz my wooden floor with a spray bottle then mop it - such a pain trying to find them in the laundry while at the same time stopping my 1 year old from climbing in the machine... what is it with kids and washing machines? Anyhow, yes please, I'd love to win one of these :)

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  11. Oh i didn't relise it spray's water even better Now if i dont win might have to go and buy one anyways looks fun lol
    :)

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  12. Would love to be in the draw :)

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  13. I soooo need to win one of those,With Bub Number Four on the way and our dusty country roadside property My floors are always needy!!! lol!
    P.s I am now "Following " you, Found you via KATRINA.....Good to meet a Victorian Blogger!

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  14. Currently laid up in bed with a bad back. I'd do anything to get myself a mop like that to save any bending down with paper towel. In the mean time, wet paper towel under my feet will have to do.

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  15. Think I need this mop! Wonder how my *evil* kitchen floor would scrub up?

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  16. Ooh, I need a new mop, and that was a good review!

    Already a follower too, yay!

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  17. I am a new follower and would love to be in the draw!

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  19. To live up to my name "Cindy" short cut for Cinderella...I really need this magical wand mop..'Reveal' micro-fibre spray mop to turn me from a Classic Cinderella to a 21st Century Cinderella ;)

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