Mopping the floor is a simple chore. Still, there’s a right and wrong way to do it. For one thing, you always want to sweep beforehand—that way, you won’t have to worry about dragging larger particles around when you’re mopping, which can result in scratches. The amount of water that you use is important as well. If anything, this is especially true for hardwood as it can warp if it’s exposed to too much moisture.
In addition to that, you want to consider the type of mop that you’re using. For instance, it’s probably not a good idea to clean a large area with a sponge mop—those are better for small spaces. Fortunately, there are many kinds out there so you can get the one that’s right for your home. Some common choices include microfiber mops, steam mops, spray mops, and robot mops.
On this page, however, we’ll be focusing on spin mops. More specifically, the Mopnado. Basically, it’s designed so that you can spin away the dirty water from your mop head without having to touch it with your hands. Sounds convenient, right?
What types of floors can you use it on? How well does the wringer work? Does it come with any accessories? Find out the answers by reading our review!
The Mopnado is the brainchild of Kevin and Jin Chon. Based in Los Angeles, the company strives to maintain a direct-to-consumer model. Aside from their official website, you can purchase the mop at many retailers including Amazon, Walmart, and Bed Bath & Beyond.
Product Description: The Mopnado can be used on almost all types of floors including hardwood, vinyl, laminate, concrete, stone, and tile. Not only does it come with a 180-degree swivel mop head, but it also includes an extendable handle that allows you to easily clean windows and ceiling fans. Compared to other spin mops, it’s also easier to wring with its patented mop plates. As for the bucket, it features large wheels and handles so that you can easily move it to where it needs to go.
The Mopnado kit comes with everything that you need to mop your floors. Here’s what you’ll get:
- 1 Adjustable Mop Handle
- 1 Mop Bucket System
- 2 Microfiber Mop Heads
- 1 Scrub Brush Attachment
- 1 Cleaning Solution Dispenser
Assembly: Start by putting the handle together (make sure it’s not too tight, otherwise, it won’t rotate freely on the spinner). Once you’ve done that, attach the mop head onto the mop plate—they should snap together. To adjust the length of the handle, twist the green locks. Once you’ve extended it, twist the green piece to lock it again.
Aside from the mop handle, there’s the green bucket, which comes with a stainless steel wringer. Like we mentioned earlier, it comes with wheels on both sides and a handle on top so that you can easily take it with you when you’re cleaning. It’s worth mentioning that there’s also a built-in agitator, which helps to loosen dirt and debris when you’re rinsing the mop head.
As for the mop heads, you get two, which should be enough for you to get started. Made of microfiber material, they’re soft and can be used with a variety of cleaners; you won’t have to worry about them scratching the floor either. Eco-friendly, they can be put in the washing machine after each use.
Accessory wise, you do get a small scrub brush that you can use for small messes. To use it, all you have to do is attach it to the mop plate. If anything, the process is very similar to how you install the microfiber pad.
Finally, there’s a small cleaning solution dispenser on the side of the bucket, which you can take out to fill up.
Build quality is not something that you want to gloss over when you’re shopping for a mop. After all, it’s the thing that will determine how long you’ll be able to use it. As a general rule, the more metal it has the better. For example, a mop with an aluminum handle would be more durable than one with a plastic handle.
How well built is the Mopnado? Well, for one thing, the extendable handle is made of stainless steel. In other words, there’s a smaller chance that it’ll break. Even if it does snap, you can get it replaced as it’s backed by a 1-year warranty. The mop plate, however, is made of plastic. If anything, that might actually be a good thing as you won’t have to worry about it damaging your floors.
The wringer on the basket is also made out of stainless steel—this makes it that much more durable. The rest of the system, however, including the handle and wheels are made of plastic. While it might not be the most durable of materials, it is lightweight so there’s that.
The Mopnado isn’t perfect; it does have a few cons. Here’s what you need to know about the product.
The Handles Fall Off Easily
The bucket has two handles—one on the front for pulling and another on the side for carrying. Unfortunately, they’re not the most durable as they both have a tendency of falling off. The good news is that you can put them back on but still, it can be quite annoying.
The Soap Dispenser Isn’t Very Practical At All
In theory, it seems nice to have a soap dispenser in the basket but really, it’s not that practical at all. For one thing, it only holds about 3oz of liquid. In other words, it won’t dispense nearly enough cleaner for proper washing and sanitizing.
The Mop Handle Is On the Short Side
The mop handle is extendable, however, it’s rather short even at its full length. Given that, there’s a high chance that you’ll have to bend over to use it if you’re on the taller side, which isn’t exactly the best for your back. Note- you can buy extra to make the handle longer but that would cost you extra money.
The Bucket Doesn’t Have a Drain Plug
Unlike other spin mops, the Mopnado doesn’t come with a drain plug for the bucket. Basically, what this means is that you have to pick it up and turn the whole thing over to empty out the water. As it is, that’s not doable for all people (e.g. elderly). After all, it gets quite heavy when it’s filled with water.
You Have to Untwist the Mop to Spin
You have to loosen the screw on the mop handle each time when you’re spinning the head. When you’re done, you also have to tighten it back. So it’s not the most convenient. With that said, it does work so there’s that.
The Mop Head Is Rather Small
The mop head doesn’t completely cover the plastic plate. If you’re not careful, the latter can easily hit the floor. The small size also means that you won’t be able to clean the floor as fast as you’d like. It’s also worth noting that the head has a tendency of flipping around when you’re mopping.
Larger Particles Can Stick to the Mop Head
Larger particles including hair and fur can stick on the mop head even when spun clean. The only way to remove them would be to do it manually with your hands. That’s why it’s so important to sweep or vacuum first before using the Mopnado.
Does It Clean Well?
While the mop head itself isn’t very big, it does do a decent job of cleaning the floors (you can use it dry, but it works a lot better wet). If anything, you can tell just how well it works by looking at it—that is, it’ll likely turn grey after mopping. For the best results, definitely sweep first (we do not recommend that you use it beforehand). The brush attachment can also be used to loosen up dirt and other debris on grout lines.
In terms of the bucket, there’s a bit of a learning curve with how the spinning works, but once you get it down, it’s not that difficult. It might not be perfect, but it is effective at getting water out of the microfiber head.
Who Should Get The Mopnado?
- People who live in apartments, small houses
- People who want a mop that comes with a wringing system
Cost and Pricing Information
Unfortunately, the Mopnado isn’t the cheapest. You’re looking at around $65, which makes it one of the more expensive spin mops on Amazon. Fortunately, shipping is free so you don’t have to pay anything else other than tax. They also accept returns within 30 days. In other words, you can get your money back if something happens and you change your mind.
Note: The spin mop does go on sale occasionally. In fact, it’s listed at $59.99 at the time of this writing!
The company does offer individual parts for those who are interested. For example, you can get a pack of replacement mop heads for $17. Like we said earlier, you can also get an extra piece for the handle to make it longer. You can take a look at what’s available in their shop.
And as you might have noticed, the Mopnado doesn’t come with any cleaning solution—so you will have to provide your own. For those who don’t have a cleaner, we recommend a water and white vinegar solution.
The Mopnado is a spin mop that you can use on most floors including laminate, hardwood, concrete, and tile. Featuring microfiber mop heads, it comes with a green bucket that you can use to spin out the water. All you have to do is push it down on the wringer. As convenient as it may be, however, it does have a few drawbacks. First and foremost, the mop handle is not the longest, even when extended fully. The bucket can also be hard to empty as there’s no drain plug—that is, you have to pick it up manually. Large particles also have a tendency of sticking on the microfiber material. Then there’s the price—it’s slightly more expensive than other spin mops. With that said, it does do a decent job of cleaning, especially when used after sweeping.