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Does The "Swiffer" Actually Work For Anyone?

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    Does The "Swiffer" Actually Work For Anyone?

    Ok, so this is one of those WTF??? kind of questions, but I'm bored. Does anyone here actually use the Swiffer and it works for them? I have the the Wet Jet model; you know, the one that squirts out that little stream of cleaner.

    All I get is a grimy nasty looking black wet lint rope line that accumulates along the front edge and just gets pushed around. Then half of it breaks off when you turn a corner. Nothing seems to stick to the stupid Swiffer pads either.

    Well, that's my Swiffer rant. The most useless piece of home cleaning crap ever invented. What ever happened to a regular mop and bucket?

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    Quote Originally Posted by emrah View Post
    Ok, so this is one of those WTF??? kind of questions, but I'm bored. Does anyone here actually use the Swiffer and it works for them? I have the the Wet Jet model; you know, the one that squirts out that little stream of cleaner.

    All I get is a grimy nasty looking black wet lint rope line that accumulates along the front edge and just gets pushed around. Then half of it breaks off when you turn a corner. Nothing seems to stick to the stupid Swiffer pads either.

    Well, that's my Swiffer rant. The most useless piece of home cleaning crap ever invented. What ever happened to a regular mop and bucket?

    Emrah
    Wife got one...didn't last long. I tossed the POS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by emrah View Post
    Ok, so this is one of those WTF??? kind of questions, but I'm bored. Does anyone here actually use the Swiffer and it works for them? I have the the Wet Jet model; you know, the one that squirts out that little stream of cleaner.

    All I get is a grimy nasty looking black wet lint rope line that accumulates along the front edge and just gets pushed around. Then half of it breaks off when you turn a corner. Nothing seems to stick to the stupid Swiffer pads either.

    Well, that's my Swiffer rant. The most useless piece of home cleaning crap ever invented. What ever happened to a regular mop and bucket?

    Emrah

    My wife runs an in-home daycare and she uses our dry swiffer LOTS during the day. It works really well on our wood floors, but not so well on our linoleum floor in the laundry/mud room. We don't use the wet jet model, but we do use the wet swiffers (like the dry ones but come in a tub and wet with a cleaner). Works good for a quick clean-up every night once all the kids are gone. For doing a really good cleaning/mopping we still use a normal mop.
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    the swiffer cloth is great for dusting. But I never liked the dry swiffer because the cleaning surface is way too small.

    for my hardwood/pergo flooring I use my canister vacuum. It will get all the dust bunnies.
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    my bike is parked in an underground garage,gets dusty.
    i keep a swiffer in my truck,parked next to my bike and i use it to dust off the bike before i go out riding.
    it gets the dust off really well and doesnt scratch the paint at all.

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    simple is better. sweep, vacuum, mop.
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    Basically in my experience, the swiffer wet jet is for the "i'm too lazy to mop this time, but damn it needs it." moments. It delays the inevitable mopping. It works well on tile and linoleum if you change the pad very often. I use one in my kitchen, but then again i have a small kitchen that doesnt get very dirty.

    As for the dry swiffer, its purpose remains a mystery, its too small to sweep well, nothing sticks to the pad, why not just vacuum? Or at the very least put your 2yr old in their jammies and slide them across the floor a few times.

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    Yeah, I mean I really don't get its purpose. Are you just supposed to push the thing around? All the dirt and gunk piles up on the front edge. What the $%$% is the rest of the pad for? You know, the part that slides along the floor. It's like 99.999% of the pad is wasted.

    I'm only asking this because everyone I know has this stupid thing and most of them love it. I just didn't want to be the idiot that didn't know how to "work" a simple Swiffer.

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