When you’re looking for a spin mop and bucket cleaning system then convenience and efficiency are generally the main selling points. There are many different types of automatic cleaning systems available, and today we’re going to be looking at the Yamtion 360 Spin Mop Bucket System, so let’s get right into it.
Yamtion 360 Spin Mop Bucket System
Yamtion are a company that supply a range of goods. As well as their spin mop bucket system, they also supply a few flat mops, as well as backpacks and even a camera. A quick read of the product description on Amazon will probably give away that the company isn’t from an English speaking country, and a quick internet search didn’t enable me to find a website for Yamtion, however I did discover that Yamtion was a tradename for the Xiamen Shengyage Clothing Company in China, before it transferred to Liu’s Legal Solutions Ltd based in Scotland, in the United Kingdom. My conclusion is that Yamtion is a wholesale company that acts as a middle-man to supply Chinese products to the West.
- Stainless Steel mop pole in 3 parts (Adjustable)
- A 5-liter bucket constructed from ABS toughened plastic
- 2 Traditional microfiber mop heads
- Dehydrating/wringing basket
The first thing to look at with any cleaning product is the quality of the materials used in manufacture, and the Yamtion 360 Spin Mop Bucket System has a mop pole made from stainless steel, which is stronger than aluminium, and guaranteed to remain free from rust. Although there is not a huge amount of feedback from customers, which I’ll come to later, there are no complaints from users about any problems with the pole. It comes in three sections, joined together by plastic connectors and can be expanded from a minimum of 30 inches, up to a maximum of 39 inches.
The head of the mop is connected to the pole by a hinge, so a mopping position of anywhere from 0 to 180 degrees is possible, and the mop head is able to swivel through 180 degrees, making it fairly useful when cleaning under furniture and in hard to reach places. The mop heads are made from microfiber, our recommended type known for great absorbency, and although the bucket is only 12 inches across, the mop head is slightly larger at 13.5 inches in diameter, however it still fits comfortably in the basket for easy storage.
The bucket has advantages and disadvantages compared to other cleaning systems, firstly the bucket is half the size of other buckets, with only a five liter capacity. Many users remarked that the smaller size was an advantage due to their limited storage space, but the downside of this is that there is only room for the wringing basket in the bucket, without another section designed to clean the mop. In order to clean the mop users must manually remove the spinning basket in order to get to the water reservoir below. Unlike other cleaning systems, the basket does not spin through an automatic process either, instead the user must manually spin the mop head in the basket, which then cleans the mop head, although reviewers did note that it doesn’t particular dry the mop head out.
The bucket is constructed from ABS plastic, known for being tough and durable, and also light, and some reviews noted that it was very light, in part due to it being only half the size of most other cleaning system buckets. In addition, the bucket also has a spout at the bottom of the bucket to make it possible to empty it without tipping it over.
There is not a great deal of customer feedback for Yamtion products online, the Yamtion 360 Spin Mop Bucket System has only 27 reviews on Amazon, and although 26 of them are generally positive with four or five stars, the sole one star review mentions that the mop began to come apart during the first wash. Yamtion also sell a similar non-microfiber mop, that comes complete with exactly the same bucket, and although the small number of reviews for that product were also positive, a single one star review noted that both the bucket and the mop were falling apart after only a few uses.
Does it Clean Well?
Microfiber mops are known for great cleaning ability, but there are a few advantages to the Yamtion 360 Spin Mop Bucket System over other rival products. The large 13.5 inch mop head is great for cleaning fairly large areas quickly and efficiently, and the 180 degree spin ability of the head, combined with a pole that isn’t fixed at one angle does make this mop particularly useful if you have a lot of difficult to reach places to clean.
The manufacturers state that the mop is suitable for all types of surfaces, both inside and outside, although it would seem to be most suitable for wooden and tile floors. The mop heads are quite thick so they will be able to deal with grease, spills and ‘stuck on’ stubborn stains, but although the mop heads are machine washable, using the mop outside or on dirtier areas will reduce its lifespan significantly. One reviewer noted that the mop head was virtually as good as new after two or three uses on his wooden kitchen floor, and he estimated that the mop head would last him at least six months with similar use, but currently there are no replacement mop heads supplied by Yamtion, and contact information for the company appears to be impossible to find.
The spin system for cleaning the mop head during use is not automatic, and not as convenient as other mop and bucket cleaning systems, mainly due to the reduced size of the bucket. One reviewer noted that not only did the mop head not dry out in the basket, it also came into contact with the dirty water underneath the basket and didn’t end up any cleaner.
All in all, although this microfiber mop has a large mop head and is well-constructed, making it perfectly suitable for large areas in the home, the system as a whole is not as convenient and easy as other similar mop and bucket cleaning systems, particularly when it comes to the basket wringing system.
Cost & Pricing Information
The Yamtion 360 Spin Mop Bucket System comes in at $30.99 on Amazon. Other mop and bucket cleaning systems with automatic wringing systems are available for the same price or even slightly cheaper, so overall this system is not the best price if convenience and ease of use is your main priority.
If storage space is a problem for you then the reduced size of the bucket may be an advantage, and the large mop head is a bonus if you have a large area to clean. My biggest concern over this product are the lack of a company website, lack of replacement mop heads, and the limited number of customer reviews. If you are after a safer option, there are other similar products, with automatic wringer systems, available for the same price on Amazon, and with far more feedback from users. Currently there is no information on a warranty being offered by Yamtion for this product.
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Yamtion 360 Spin Mop Bucket System – Overall Rating
MicroFiber Mop Head (Our Recommended Type)
Ideal for difficult to clean areas
Requires less storage space than other systems
Wringing system is not automatic
Replacement mop heads are not available
Limited feedback from other users
All in all, the Yamtion 360 Spin Mop Bucket System is a versatile cleaning system that can handle both domestic and commercial uses with ease. Although the automatic wringing system is not as convenient as other systems, it does have the advantage of requiring less storage space. Depending on what you need, this system could be ideal, but rival systems with a similar price make cleaning far easier.