The floors in your house are dirtier than they look. Aside from dirt and dust, there will also be bacteria and germs. Don’t want to surround yourself with things like that? Then make sure that you make a habit of cleaning regularly! This means taking out the vacuum and mop every once in a while. It might not be the most fun thing to do, especially on a weekend, but what can you do about it?
For those of you who are shopping for a mop, make sure to pick one that’s suitable for your floors. After all, there are many different kinds. For instance, there are sponge mops, microfiber mops, electric mops, and robot mops. While they’re all essentially the same function-wise, they do have their differences.
In this post, we’ll be taking a look at a spin mop by Tsmine. What’s a spin mop? Basically, they come with a wringer that allows you to “spin out” the dirty water. That way, you can clean the mop head more efficiently.
How well does this particular mop work? Are there any flaws in its design? What does it come with out of the box? You’ll get your answers if you read our review!
The Tsmine Spin Mop Bucket System
Tsmine is an Amazon brand that offers various products including Bluetooth mice, dish racks, mops, and more. While they’re not particularly well known, their items seem to sell fairly well, according to the reviews that they’ve amassed on the site. If anything, their spin mop bucket system is the most popular with over 500 positive reviews.
The Tsmine Spin Mop Bucket is designed so that you can wash the mop head quickly and easily. All you have to do is use the metal wringer that’s included with the bucket. Done correctly, you’ll be able to drain the excess water without dirtying your hands. You won’t have to lug the bucket around when it’s full either since it comes with wheels.
As for the mop itself, it’s incredibly versatile. Besides the floor, you can also use it to clean the windows, shower stalls, boats, cars, and more. What’s more, is that you can use it both wet and dry!
For those of you who are curious, here’s everything that you’ll get with the Tsmine Spin Mop System:
- 1 Mop Handle (separated into three parts)
- 1 Bucket with Wringer
- 1 Cleaner Dispenser
- 6 Mop Refills
Assembly: The spin mop is very easy to assemble. Start by removing the nut that’s on the base. From there, put the handle into the plate. Once you’ve done that, tighten the bolt. All that’s left then will be to put the pad on. To do that, just align the mop head with the plate. Step on it gently with your foot and you should hear a click once it’s attached.
Perhaps one of the greatest things about this mop is that it comes with not one, not two, but six mop refills. Seeing as how they’re also washable, that should be enough to last you many months.
The highlight, however, is probably the bucket. The way it’s designed, it comes with a metal wringer on the left-hand side that you can use to get out the dirty water. As you can see in the photo, it also has two wheels, which makes it easy to move around. On top of all that, there’s a drainage plug on one side that makes draining the water easy peasy.
Last but not least, it also comes with a soap dispenser, which is located right next to the wringer. Basically, you can use it to dispense extra soap when you’re wringing and washing the mop head in the bucket.
Build Quality of the Tsmine Spin Mop Bucket System
Nowadays, mops are typically made of plastic. With that said, many do come with a metal handle and that’s the kind that you want. Put it simply, they’re much more durable. Ideally, those that are made of aluminum are the best but stainless steel is also a good choice.
In terms of the Tsmine Spin Mop…both the handle and base plate are made of metal—or more specifically, stainless steel. The bucket, however, is mainly plastic, with the exception of the wringer, which is also metal. Having said that, it’s relatively durable. It being made of plastic also means that it’s lightweight so that you won’t have trouble pulling it on its wheels. It’s worth mentioning that it doesn’t have a pedal either so there aren’t any extra parts that will break.
The six mop pads that you get are also good quality. Made of microfiber, they can be used dry as a dust mop and wet for regular cleaning. Not only that, but it’s soft enough so that you can use it for most floors including hardwood, tile, laminate, marble, and more.
The Tsmine Spin Mop Bucket System has a few drawbacks and we’ll be pointing some of them out below:
Instructions Are Unclear
The mop comes with a manual but the instructions aren’t exactly clear. In fact, some of the pictures will not match the parts that you’ll get. One main problem is that the mop comes with small plastic stoppers and they’re not mentioned once in the manual at all, which is confusing.
The Unit Is Small
The actual mop is a lot smaller than what it looks like in the images. Because of that, it might not be the most efficient thing to use if you have a big house. The good news, though, is that because of its size, you can use it to clean corners, etc.
Handle Has to be Loosened For Spinning
To “spin” the mop head with the bucket, you have to loosen the handle. That’s not a problem by itself but because of that, you have to tighten it afterward, which can be annoying. After all, it adds another step that you have to do. It would be better if you could release the spin head with a trigger or something.
Scratches Are a Possibility
While the microfiber mop head is soft, it’s not very big. Because of this, there’s a chance that the metal plate can scratch your floor when you’re cleaning. You’ll know when that’s happening as there will be a loud scraping sound.
The Soap Bottle Isn’t Very Useful
The bucket comes with a tiny bottle next to the wringer and while it’s a nice extra, it’s not very practical. It’d be much easier and quicker to just pour the cleaning product into the bucket directly. So it’s more of a “gimmick” than anything.
The Bucket Isn’t Split
The bucket doesn’t have a separate section for the dirty water so everything will be mixed. Given that, you’ll want to empty it frequently—that way, the water won’t be too gross. At least it’s not too big so that it’ll be hard to empty!
Drain Hole Isn’t Very Efficient
Like we said earlier, the bucket system comes with a hole on one side that lets you drain the water. While it seems practical in theory, it actually doesn’t work all that well due to its size. Don’t get me wrong, you’ll be able to get the water out but it’ll take a long time. It would be much quicker to just empty the whole thing by lifting it with your hands.
Does It Clean Well?
The Tsmine Spin Mop is practical, despite its small size. While it might not be the best thing to use for stains and whatnot (it can easily scratch the floor if you push down on it), you can use it for light cleaning. Given that you use it wet with a cleaner, you should be able to remove loose debris such as pet hair, dirt, and dust. The handle is also extendable so you can set it according to your height.
As for how well the bucket cleans the mop head, it’s so-so. For one thing, it’s not automatic so you will have to put some force into it. Since the head doesn’t swivel, you also have to manually angle the handle each time. This means that your hand will be touching the mop every time you wring it out, which kind of defeats the purpose of having a hands-free design.
The good thing about it, though, is that it’s compact—so you can easily fit it into a closet or storage room. This makes it a suitable option for those living in small houses or condos.
Cost and Pricing Information
The Tsmine Spin Mop Bucket System usually retails for $79.99, which is a bit more than what most spin mops go for. However, it does seem to go on sale quite often. In fact, it’s currently listed for $56.99 at the time of this writing. As you can probably guess, it also comes with free shipping on Amazon. Returns are also free (you’ll get a return label) if you change your mind.
Seeing as how they start you off with six mop pads, you probably won’t need to buy any extras for a while—unless you lose them or something. If that’s the case, you can buy refills from their store. From the looks of it, however, it doesn’t seem like they always have it in stock. When in doubt, you can always contact and ask the company directly regarding replacements.
Besides the pads, you’ll need some sort of cleaner but you can pretty much use anything—including the ones that you have at home. The important thing is to double check that it’s suitable for your floor type.
The Tsmine Spin Mop System comes with a bucket that allows you to wring the mop quickly and easily. It even has wheels so that you won’t have to lug it around when it’s full. While it’s not particularly cheap, it does come with six mop refills so you won’t have to spend money on extras until you’re done with those. Like most mops, however, it does have a few “flaws”. First and foremost, don’t expect the instructions to be clear—they’re not. Also, the mop is a lot smaller than what it looks like in the photos so it’s probably not the best thing to use if you plan on using it to clean a large area. The bucket isn’t split either so your dirty water will be mixed with clean water.