Product Spotlight | Swiffer Wet Jet

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I recently received the Swiffer Wet Jet from My Blog Spark. I was so excited to get this. It's seriously not right to get that excited over a cleaning device! :) But, I have been contemplating the purchase of one so I was a little giddy!!

I want to share with you my personal unbiased review of the newly remodeled Swiffer Wet Jet. Feel free to leave any questions or comments of your own experience!

Cost

The Swiffer Wet Jet All-In-One Starter Kit retails for around $22. The Starter Kit comes with the Power Mop, 2 Disposable Cleaning Pads, 1 Scrubbing Strip and 1 500 mL Multi-Purpose Solution.

Use

You use it like you use any other mop to push around the floor. Only with the Wet Jet, the solution sprays out at the push of a button. So, no putting a mop head into a bucket to saturate with cleaning solution. I always hated that part!

As you are mopping, you can quickly turn the mop to use the scrubbing pad (shown immediately below). Having everything in one package makes it efficient to get the mopping done.

Swiffer Wet Jet Scrubbing Head

Personal

This got up a LOT of dirt – seriously, a lot! The disposable cleaning pads are supposed to be used twice. However, I had to toss it after one time! Now, we do have a family of 5 and lots of dirt, so maybe yours will last longer. I'm sure square footage plays into that too. I did talk to a few others about the cleaning pad and they had the same issue. If you pick up the Starter Kit be sure to get a box of refills too so you don't have to run out if you're out!

The Wet Jet Scrubbing Pad is AWESOME! My other mop was a swivel head mop that had a reusable microfiber velcro pad. It had no scrubbing power. It would clean up surface dirt, but didn't get into the nooks and crannies as I needed (did I mention we have 3 boys :).

I loved that the Wet Jet has the cleaning pad AND this scrubbing pad to scrub on those tough spots. Having the ability to quickly flip the mop and use the scrubbing pad to get those tough spots makes cleaning more efficient. I still have the original scrubbing pad on after several times mopping. I would always spot clean AFTER I cleaned with my other mop – crazy, I know but I didn't have a better alternative at the time.

I also love that the solution is attached IN the mop. Again, with my previous mop, I would just wet the microfiber pad several times during mopping since it would dry up. Having the nozzle to press and get solution immediately on my floor is so much more efficient!

One container of solution lasted us through four mopping sessions (I know it's not a *session* but what else do you call it??). I may have used more solution than I needed because I was excited about having it at my disposal :) They have a separate solution for wood floors too.

The Power Mop itself is easy to clean with. The only issue I had is the height of the mop. I'm only 5'6 but I felt like I had to bend over a lot to clean. So, if someone is taller than me, they would definitely be hunching over during the cleaning process.

Cheap

There are typically coupons available in the P&G Sunday Inserts for discounts on the Starter Kit or Refill Items (solution, cleaning pads, scrubbing strip).

There is currently a money-back guarantee, a Swiffer Refills Reward/Rebate when you purchase products from the Swiffer Line, and even printable coupons to save as well!

Of course, you could accumulate ECB's and purchase one for very little or nothing thanks to CVS shopping!

Swiffer Wet Jet Mop

Product Recommendations

I do have a few recommendations with regards to sustainability.

I'm not a Green Fanatic, but I would think there has to be a more green and economical way to package the solution refill. As it is now, you need to purchase a new bottle of solution when your old bottle is gone. I wonder if reusing the older bottle has been considered? It would save the landfills AND some of the savings in a more economical packaging can be passed on to the consumer. I have a few thoughts, but won't give those all away here ;)

I would also love to see the Wet Jet market their own line of reusable cleaning pads. The current disposable cleaning pads have a suggested usage of two cleanings, and they are tossed. I used an old microfiber velcro pad during a cleaning session and it worked fine. Maybe they could come out with a line of reusable cleaning pads that can be tossed in the washer after each use? There are probably other ideas for this as well.

With all of that being said, I love the Wet Jet and will be using this mop exclusively. Now I understand the commercial where the old mop is so sad singing that song “Baby come back…” because the lady loves her new Wet Jet. YES, it's totally corny, but it's true for me!

My Blog Spark sent me a Swiffer Wet Jet. The views and thoughts are all ME! My disclosure can explain anything you could ever want to know about anything that may need disclosing :)

by Savings Lifestyle: Andrea on September 08, 2009

87 Comments

  • bluebonnet - September 08, 2009 @ 10:48 am
    1

    I like my Wet Jet, too. You can google how to reuse the wet jet bottle. I haven’t done it yet, but there’s a modification you can make to refill it with your own solution. That’s much more economical than buying the refills. I think there are also ideas for a cloth you could make that could be washed and reused.

  • Kathy - September 08, 2009 @ 10:54 am
    2

    I am always “tempted” by such products. However, I had the
    “old” wet and the old dry one, and found it really expensive to
    keep replacing the pads. There are 3 of us and a dog, but I still found they needed it often. I know they are running tons of cpns now, but am afraid it will “fade out”, and I only have so much room to buy ahead. Keep us posted, if it keeps working well… I HATE reg mops, too.

  • L. Whitt - September 08, 2009 @ 1:10 pm
    3

    I think the Wet Jet is one of the best inventions ever! And I also recently discovered that CVS brand has come out with a generic of the Swiffer replacement pads that are cheaper than the Swiffer brand (if you’ve run out of money saving coupons). This made me VERY happy, as it’s upsetting to spend so much for something that is used so quickly and for a 1-2 time use. I too have 3 kiddies (girls) that I am constantly cleaning up after. I am still a huge Swiffer fan and love the smell of the cleaning solution (had to add that). :)

    • mommysnacks - September 08, 2009 @ 3:16 pm
      3.1

      L, thanks for that tip!!!

      Honestly, it’s great to save but I am willing to spend a little more on something that works on a household chore like mopping. It makes it go faster and I know when it’s done, it will be clean and..well done. I am definitely interested in the reusable options though for the savings but also for the environment.

  • Tara - September 09, 2009 @ 10:58 am
    4

    Andrea- do you have wood floors? I hated this thing. I got my money back and its sitting in my basement with a full container of cleaning solution in it. We have hardwood floors and it left a horrible film all over them. I loved the concept though, and it was really easy to use. Has anyone else had similar problems? I ended up going back to my Bona cleaning stuff, which took the film right off.

    • mommysnacks - September 09, 2009 @ 12:21 pm
      4.1

      Tara, I do have wood floors. Did you use the wood floor solution for them? I definitely don’t want a film on the floor though! I wanna see my face shining in it!

  • Carolyn - September 10, 2009 @ 8:50 am
    5

    I’ve had my Wet Jet since shortly after they originally came out. One of its best benefits was the fact that my twins actually used to fight over who got to use it to clean the kitchen floor! Of course, now at 14, that’s about the only thing they don’t fight over – haha. Anyhow, I still love it. I’ll have to check out the CVS generic pads. That would be great to save some money on those!

  • Tara - September 10, 2009 @ 2:23 pm
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    They make a wood floor solution? Ah Ha…obviously thats my problem. Thanks for the heads up. Maybe I’ll give it another go around.

    • mommysnacks - September 10, 2009 @ 2:43 pm
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      Tara, I think the regular solution is multi-purpose BUT I just saw the wood floor solution last week when I picked up a refill bottle. So, maybe that will work better. I’m going to get that now for my wood floors since you shared your experience. I’m not about to mop and have my work be covered up by a film!! :)

  • Frugal Femina - September 11, 2009 @ 9:15 am
    7

    I always want to try this, but I haven’t shelled out the $$ yet. My sister loves hers!

  • Cathy - September 11, 2009 @ 9:58 am
    8

    I love swiffer products! Would love to win one;)

  • nicole - September 11, 2009 @ 10:34 am
    9

    I use my dry one so much—would LOVE to give this one a try–especially if I win it! :)

  • Chris - September 11, 2009 @ 11:23 am
    10

    Sounds like they’ve made some good changes. I’ll have to try it again.

  • Danna Reynolds - September 11, 2009 @ 11:29 am
    11

    You have convinced me! I want to try it on my kitchen floor and entry wood floor.

  • Victoria - September 11, 2009 @ 11:50 am
    12

    I would love to use it on the wood floors on the first floor of my house.

  • Leanne - September 11, 2009 @ 12:07 pm
    13

    I used to have one of these but got rid of it because you weren’t supposed to use it on our type of floor! We have different flooring now and could really use one!

  • Tammy K. - September 11, 2009 @ 12:15 pm
    14

    This would work GREAT in my “BRAND NEW HOME” I have so much floor to do, I think I may have to hire a maid service! WHAT was I thinking when I built this house?

    I would love to try one!

  • Angel S. - September 11, 2009 @ 12:31 pm
    15

    I would love to try this and see if it’s ease of use would make me like this chore more!

  • Julie - September 11, 2009 @ 12:35 pm
    16

    I have been researching this product online JUST this week and looked all over this morning for printable coupons! Left the grocery store sad because I couldn’t justify buying one of these without a coupon! Please, please let me win of these!

  • Emily M. - September 11, 2009 @ 1:54 pm
    17

    I’ve been looking for an easier way to mop since we moved and I hate getting down on hands and knees. This is my least favorite cleaning activity!

  • Kristin R. - September 11, 2009 @ 2:01 pm
    18

    I would LOVE one of these! I need to mop our kitchen and two bathrooms more often….just hate the chore! I think this would make it a lot easier!
    As far as your comment about re-using the cleaning pads: My mother uses the swiffer wet clothes and when the cloth/pad she’s using gets really dirty and the job isn’t finished, she holds it over the kitchen sink and uses the faucet sprayer to rinse the pads and then goes back to swiffering! Of course she then cleans the sink when the housework is finished!

  • bevb - September 11, 2009 @ 3:34 pm
    19

    looks like a great aid for floor cleaning!

  • Tanya - September 11, 2009 @ 3:45 pm
    20

    I have my entire house to mop. We removed all of our carpets due to my son’s allergies.

  • Chrissy - September 11, 2009 @ 3:45 pm
    21

    The Swiffer Wet Jet would make cleaning my many hard floors so much easier. Thanks for all the great info!

  • Kris - September 11, 2009 @ 4:02 pm
    22

    I would LOVE to win this to try it out for myself! Majority of my floors are tile or hardwood — with 2 cats & kids — I think I’d LOVE IT! Swiffer Wet Jet could be my new “Sanity Saver” :-)

  • the mama hood - September 11, 2009 @ 4:05 pm
    23

    sounds wonderful! I love things that save time!

  • Shannon - September 11, 2009 @ 4:36 pm
    24

    I love swiffer products. They are always thinking of ways to make my life easier and I love them for it. I have wood floors in my entire house and a toddler, so anything to make things easier would be a great!

  • Shar - September 11, 2009 @ 4:54 pm
    25

    I would love to win a Swiffer Wet Jet as I haven’t wanted to shell out the extra bucks to buy one. Thanks!

  • Shar - September 11, 2009 @ 4:56 pm
    26

    I am a subscriber also. I have many floors to use this Swiffer Wet Jet on…..desperately need this…..if only I could also win someone to clean my house too!

  • Jill - September 11, 2009 @ 5:28 pm
    27

    I’d love to try it!

  • Laura - September 11, 2009 @ 6:10 pm
    28

    This looks like a good buy. I wish that they would come up with a more reusable system, but this seems to be able to be used for a while.

  • Toni - September 11, 2009 @ 6:33 pm
    29

    I have been wanting to try this product. Now that we have a new puppy I am going to have to watch for the next sale to get one.

  • Erika - September 11, 2009 @ 7:02 pm
    30

    I have a kitchen and 2 bathrooms to mop. Being seven months pregnant, this would be wonderful as it is getting harder and harder to bend over to clean all the spills.

  • Erika - September 11, 2009 @ 7:03 pm
    31

    I am already a subscriber.

  • Gina - September 11, 2009 @ 7:14 pm
    32

    I love my Swiffer dry but haven’t tried to wet one yet. Would love to win one!

    Anyone have Pergo? What is best to use on it? I’ve always been advised to only use water.

  • janet - September 11, 2009 @ 7:28 pm
    33

    Looks interesting. Would like to try the product.
    Hope I win!!

  • Heather - September 11, 2009 @ 8:06 pm
    34

    I have to mop my foyer, 3 bathrooms, kitchen and laundry. Not my favorite task…although, none of them are.

  • Heather - September 11, 2009 @ 8:06 pm
    35

    I subscribe!

  • Heather - September 11, 2009 @ 8:07 pm
    36

    I tweeted!

    @abbysmomtx

  • Lori Ledermeier - September 11, 2009 @ 9:46 pm
    37

    I enjoy using my wet jet for quick clean ups. I have lots and lots of tile. It is especially great with snowy weather when the kids are tramping in and out all day!

  • Rhonda - September 11, 2009 @ 10:32 pm
    38

    I have been tempted to buy this mop but haven’t yet. I would love to win this and try it out.

  • Stephaniex33z - September 11, 2009 @ 10:43 pm
    39

    I really like the nice purple color. lol

  • christy - September 11, 2009 @ 11:09 pm
    40

    I have the old wet jet and do not know what I would do without it! I would love to have the new one with the scrubber on it. It would have been very helpful so many times thus far. Thanks for reviewing this for us!

  • Veneliza - September 12, 2009 @ 12:19 am
    41

    Looks very nifty, and the purple color is a plus.

  • Cheryl F. (The Lucky Ladybug) - September 12, 2009 @ 1:09 am
    42

    Thanks for your review — it sounds like a wonderful tool! I look forward to trying one sometime.

  • Megan - September 12, 2009 @ 1:45 am
    43

    I keep deciding if I should actually invest in this. I have to mop every room in our house as we have all hardwood and tile. It’s hundred year old house so it gets so dusty. I need something to make it easier!

  • renee - September 12, 2009 @ 9:07 am
    44

    thanks for the review!

  • Joshlin - September 12, 2009 @ 10:28 am
    45

    I would like to try this, but I am just a little nervous. This review helps. Thanks!

  • Valerie C. - September 12, 2009 @ 12:35 pm
    46

    You’ve sold me on this product! Now I want one :) Thanks!

  • itsmecristin - September 12, 2009 @ 2:07 pm
    47

    id love to win one!

  • Kimberli - September 12, 2009 @ 6:52 pm
    48

    I have an 18 month old who doesn’t mind tossing his yogurt bowls off his highchair tray a couple of times/week, so I’m always looking for ways to make cleaning the floors easier. I’ve wanted to try this product but keep putting it off – glad to hear you really like it!

  • Leslie - September 12, 2009 @ 7:25 pm
    49

    Would love to try one of these. I think at some point my home will be totally Swifferized!
    Thanks again for doing the giveaway!
    -Leslie
    [email protected]

  • Erin from long island - September 12, 2009 @ 7:57 pm
    50

    this sounds like a really good weapon to fight the war on dirt in my place

  • Nadia - September 12, 2009 @ 8:54 pm
    51

    I Love it, especially with babies crawling around!

  • Nadia - September 12, 2009 @ 8:55 pm
    52

    I subscribed!

  • Nadia - September 12, 2009 @ 8:55 pm
    53
  • Nadia - September 12, 2009 @ 8:59 pm
    54

    I sent you a comment on facebook of the areas to be mopped

  • Carolyn Barnett - September 13, 2009 @ 9:28 am
    55

    I have been needing one of these for such a long time.
    I hope i win because this looks like it would be so easy.

    Thanks for the chance.

    [email protected]

  • Jenn - September 13, 2009 @ 11:25 am
    56

    Hi! I’m hoping to WIN! :) I have a long entry, my kitchen, master bath and quest bath to mop. And two little ones that keep me always mopping…I’ll share on my blog. Thanks!

  • Tamara B. - September 13, 2009 @ 12:51 pm
    57

    I really love the fact that with the Wet Jet, the solution sprays out at the push of a button. So, no putting a mop head into a bucket to saturate with cleaning solution.

  • Diane - September 13, 2009 @ 1:42 pm
    58

    I love mine! I have used the same one for years. Could really use a new one.

  • Cathi - September 13, 2009 @ 4:26 pm
    59

    Love this! I’ve used it for years… since it first came out. I worked in TV news then and got it as a promotion. I have used it faithfully since. However, it just broke! I’m going to buy a new one, unless I win your giveaway! By the way, this is so simple to use, young kids can do it. My 5 year old begs to be able to mop the floor, and you better believe I let her do it.

  • Lorie - September 13, 2009 @ 9:09 pm
    60

    Thanks for the chance to win.

  • Danielle - September 13, 2009 @ 9:41 pm
    61

    I love anything that makes my life easier and this looks like something I NEED!

  • carol - September 14, 2009 @ 8:03 am
    62

    This would be great for quick cleanups in the bathroom and kitchen

  • Debbie Moore - September 14, 2009 @ 4:45 pm
    63

    The only floors in the house that I don’t mop are the bedrooms, which are carpeted. I also have a finished basement with tile floors and a sun room with wood floors, so I do a lot of mopping. I do my mopping on my hands and knees and the next day they are sore from doing this.

  • Colleen Neel - September 14, 2009 @ 11:21 pm
    64

    Would love to try it! Esp. in the bathroom with two boys!

  • jen rolfes - September 15, 2009 @ 10:46 am
    65

    I would really like to try one of these out. I wonder if it would be a good idea on the polyurethane on my wood floor. also, does it leave yucky stuff on the grout lines?

  • Katie - September 15, 2009 @ 11:01 am
    66

    I’ve been wondering if this is really worth the hype, guess so :) Thanks for the review, I’m wanting to get my hands on it and give it a go!

  • Kirsten - September 15, 2009 @ 3:47 pm
    67

    I love my swiffer wet jet, but I have the old version and would love to upgrade to the newer wet jet.

  • Mommy Daisy - September 15, 2009 @ 5:36 pm
    68

    This looks like a great product!

  • Rosanne - September 15, 2009 @ 11:30 pm
    69

    I actually like cleaning floors and have wanted one of these for a while.

  • Rosanne - September 15, 2009 @ 11:32 pm
    70

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  • R Hicks - September 16, 2009 @ 2:40 am
    71

    I have mostly carpeted rooms but could use this in my kitchen and bath rooms

  • wendy - September 16, 2009 @ 5:26 am
    72

    this would be great. I have a new puppy who thinks the kitchen floor is for everything. not to mention the other 2 dogs and 3 kids in the house.

  • Carol - September 16, 2009 @ 7:16 am
    73

    Wow, thanks to your review, I know I can but generic pads and save money on those expensive refills!

  • Wendy - September 16, 2009 @ 7:42 am
    74

    I agree that reusable/washable pads would be great! Nice to know from others before me that there are generic pads out there. Thanks for awesome review on product! Would love to try this new version.

  • Brittney - September 16, 2009 @ 10:25 am
    75

    I love these things, they are lightweight and you dont have to worry about having a mop full of germs sitting in the utility closet. i hate regular mops!

  • Charity - September 16, 2009 @ 11:31 am
    76

    I’ve really been thinking about buying one. Thanks for the review.

  • Kim - September 16, 2009 @ 3:49 pm
    77

    I used to have the dry swiffer, and I liked it a lot. I haven’t used the wet jet yet though. I bet this thing works wonders. I love that it has a scrubbing pad. There’s a lot of Kool-Aid consumption in our house and somehow drips always end up on the floor and make the floor sticky in all the wrong places!

  • Melissa - September 16, 2009 @ 4:51 pm
    78

    I’ve been thinking of getting one of these- but I just haven’t yet. It is good to read a review (and I know that I can trust your opinion!)

  • Holly W - September 16, 2009 @ 5:53 pm
    79

    This should have been invented long ago. I’m sure it would make my life a lot easier! I would love to give it a try!

  • allegro - September 16, 2009 @ 6:28 pm
    80

    i just got a swiffer sweeper. and i thought to myself i wonder if they make a mop. Yay!

  • Letessha - September 16, 2009 @ 6:47 pm
    81

    I can’t wait to give it a try in my home, I sure need it.

  • charline - September 16, 2009 @ 8:28 pm
    82

    I have heard such good thing about the swiffer wet jet

  • Katie Jordan - September 16, 2009 @ 10:13 pm
    83

    I haven’t tried this product but would love to. I live at Fort Hood on the Army base and all the floors or tile, so I definitely need some extra help with a 3 year old and a 6 month old and my husband in Iraq. Would love to win one.
    Katie

  • Sandi - September 17, 2009 @ 1:11 am
    84

    Hi. I’m a Newbie.
    I just registered onto your site thanx to the recommendation of The Monroe Public School announcement that you will be speaking about savings.
    We live in a small apartment in Monroe OH so all I have is a Kitchen and Bathroom to keep mopped, me and my trusty cotton mop and bucket. LOL
    Also I did register for the Swiffer Wet Jet too.
    Thanks a bushel.

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