Anyway I'm looking at the new ones and there are all sorts they have big ones, the ones that squirt cleaner and now this vaccum one?
Which do you like and why? I use microfiber towels with them can you fit the towel on the other ones? The vaccum one sounds really appealing to me, right now I swiffer the floor then get the vaccum out to suck up the pile of stuff the swiffer can get.
The Wet Jet
I doooooo. I use diapers on the bottom instead of the tossaway pads.
I don't know about the vacuuming one, as I have never used it but maybe that's a little over the top?
I was never fond of the swiffer dry because I didn't like pushing the dirt and dust bunnies around and then using the dustpan at the end..but the swiffer vacuum looks interesting. I have never tried it though.
It makes me want to try the wetjet.
How much do the cost? and how good is the suction?
The wetjet uses batteries. The vac has to be plugged in to charge up, then you unplug to use it. It works great on my hardwood floors. It really has been easier to keep up with the crumbs since I've gotten it. I used to swiffer and then broom and dustpan = more time and effort. And my broom and dustpan always scattered things a bit.
HOWEVER, the vac came with a warning about lead and handling the cord. So I do not let my children help me with it, though they really want to. And I am careful to wash my hands afterwards, before picking up my toddler, for example.
I really think the warning should be on the outside of the box so that a decision can be made BEFORE purchase. I'm not sure if I can continue to use this product although I love the results. HTH
|I like them both, though I use my own solution in the wetjet and micro towels with both.|
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I'm also trying to decide whether to get the wetjet and the regular swiffer. I'm not a big fan of throwaway stuff, but I'm such a bad housekeeper that anything that will work is worth it to me. I really love the microfiber towels, but the ones I have are too thick to fit into the swiffer.
I have a great microfiber mop that I love from vileda. It's called the ultramax system and comes with a bucket that you can squeeze out the excess water (the mop actually bends in half). I got it at Walmart. Wondering if I will like the swiffer wetjet for the times when I don't feel like lugging out the whole bucket thing.
I have one but rarely use it because I don't like throwing away the pad (doesn't it look just like an Always maxi?)
What kind of cloth pad are you using on it and how do you attach it? I can't figure out how to get anything to stick to the vecro stuff on the bottom.
My husband put a hole in the swiffer wet jet solution container that I fill with a funnel and stopper it up with a rubber stopper. I just do it without removing the container each time. I'm not sure what tool he used to do that. I'll have to ask and get back to you.
I'm still in experimental mode with it -- I'm currently just doing a vinegar/water solution but I'm thinking about trying Murphy's Oil Soap. I'm open to hearing other suggestions...
With the vac, the cheapo micro towels from walmart work well. Mine are pretty thin, maybe from being used in diapers for so long, and I poke them in well using a popsicle stick.
With the wet jet, I wrap the towel around the "foot" and secure. I've experimented with this a bit. I have some heavy duty clamps that work pretty well, better than safety pins, for example. I've tried folding one towel to make a pad and used another wrapped over it to hold it on. I've never tried to find something that would work with the velcro... it just doesn't seem very secure. I *would* like to improve the slide action, though I do think the micro is a better cleaner than their disposable pads.
What else... I have not researched the lead issue yet. I was very dismayed to find the warning inside the box. If I was pregnant or planning to become pregnant I would not use it, period. To me, not worth an unresearched risk. But (and I'm still a little sad to face this) I'm done. So I'm carefull to wash my hands, and I don't let my children handle it at all.
These tools have made it sooo much easier to keep up with the house. I'm trying to find ways to use them with an environmental conscience.
Also, I just put cheap washcloths folded in half on the bottom of the wetjet for cleaning pads. They work perfectly.