It Spins, But Does It Clean Well? Find Out in This Review of the 2023 O-Cedar EasyWring Microfiber Spin Mop.
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Finally, someone figured out you can’t clean corners with a round mop head! The mop of the O-Cedar EasyWring Spin Mop & Bucket System is triangular in shape, perfect for getting into every nook and cranny in a home.
But this is much more than a spin mop. O-Cedar created a self-contained floor cleaning system that actually makes cleaning floors a quick and effortless chore. There are some missteps, though. More on them a bit later. But, the O-Cedar EasyWring is definitely a step up from the traditional spin mop.
Spin Mop Versus Floor Cleaning System
When it comes to defining the EasyWring, it’s more of a floor cleaning system than a spin mop. What’s the difference? Let’s compare the two.
A spin mop is a single unit. It basically uses some form of powered spinning action to clean floors. Some units have a reservoir for the cleaning fluid, which you disperse as you go.
A floor cleaning system is comprised of several components: the spin mop and a bucket for wringing out the mop. So it actually does double the work and provides an added convenience.
With a complete floor cleaning system, it’s like having a mini sized commercial janitorial cleaning unit for your home.
Components of the O-Cedar EasyWring Spin Mop Bucket Floor Cleaning System
The O-Cedar floor cleaning system comes with the spin mop, a telescoping pole, a plastic base, a microfiber mop head and a push pedal bucket.
Out of the box, you need to assemble the mop, which is easy enough, but still added steps for those who like ready to use out of the box spin mops.
You first attach the telescoping pole onto the mop’s handle. Then, adjust the height by turning the mop’s handle to the left. Turn the handle to the right to lock in place.
Next, attach the handle to the plastic base. Finally, the mop head snaps into the plastic base.
The bucket system requires no assembly. It features two sides: one that holds the water and the other that wrings out the mop. The push pedal on the wringer side allows you to control how much spin to put on the mop. The more spin, the less water on the mop.
- Triangular mop head to get into tight spaces;
- Microfiber mop strands for a deeper cleaning;
- A built-in bucket wringer;
- An easy to operate foot pedal replaces wringing out the mop by hand;
- Can use on all hard surfaced floors, including hardwood, tile and laminate.
A mop head refill can be purchased separately. The manufacturer recommends changing the mop head every three months. However, go by usage. If you don’t use the mop every day, you might only have to change the head every six months.
How the EasyWring Microfiber Spin Mop Works
The workings of the spin mop and bucket are pretty basic. When you’re ready to clean, fill the water side of the bucket to the max line. The bucket is sized perfectly to fill in a regular kitchen sink.
For those who like to clean with water and vinegar, this type of system accommodates that because you’re not actually putting the cleaning solution inside the unit’s reservoir. Instead, you put the mop in the water and move it about to get it evenly wet.
Once completely wet, remove the mop and place it in the wringer side. Push the pedal to create the spinning action to the moisture level you want. While doing so, hold the mop handle loosely and at a 90 degree vertical angle to allow it to spin. Remove the mop and clean your surface.
When you’re done cleaning, you can detach the mop head and machine wash or hand wash in warm water. As with all spin mops, avoid using bleach and fabric softeners. Additionally, this microfiber mop should not go in the dryer. Rather, lay flat to dry.
Here’s a good feature to keep in mind. Although it’s a mop, you can use it wet or dry. So, if you want to just dust your floors, you can. And here’s another bonus: You can also remove the mop head from the handle and use it to dust furniture and other surfaces. Sort of a two-for value there.
Some Notable Differences
There are some areas where the O-Cedar EasyWring Spin Mop works better than other spin mops. Most notable are:
- The triangular shape of the mop headDefinitely makes a difference when it comes to getting into corners and hard to reach areas. Besides the shape, the mop head pivots 360 degrees, so it really gets into tight spots and nicely glides around and under furniture. It would pass the white glove test, for sure.
- The microfiber strandsDo a better job of deep-cleaning. The material is known for its high performance, in terms of absorbency, picking up dirt and easy cleaning. The mop not only removed more dirt, it did a good job tackling grime, dust and hair, too. It is definitely noticeable how smooth and clear the floor is after mopping. However, with pet hair, a quick dry sweep or vacuum first would enhance the mop’s performance.
- The splash guardIs a great and valuable feature. It really kept any splashing and drips in the bucket and off the floor when wringing out the mop.
While this is a good floor cleaning system, there are some areas where this O-Cedar mop falls a bit short.
For example, it would have been nice if there was a divider in the bucket so one side had clean water and the wringing side the dirty water. This way, you’re not dipping the mop into the dirty, wrung out water. Wheels on the bucket would have been cool, too, for easy moving around.
The telescoping handle also raises some concerns. While it’s a great feature being able to adjust it from 33 to 51 inches depending on your height, it could be sturdier. At its highest length, it felt somewhat unsteady.
With regard to product quality, the mechanical parts are made of plastic, which creates some concerns in terms of durability. A stronger material for the mop wringer and foot pedal, for example, might have been a better option since they get the most usage.
- It’s lightweight
- Triangular mop head gets into all nooks and crannies
- The wringer system works really well
- The system is compact for use in small rooms and apartments
- The microfiber mop head tackles tough dirt, stains and grime.
- Can be used on all hard woods
- Hands free wringing
- Leaves no streaks on floors
- Economical price
- Telescoping pole and locking mechanism not that sturdy
- Mop wringer and foot pedal is made of plastic
- No bucket divider to separate dirty/clean water
- The mop head sometimes falls off
- Bucket is not on wheels
- Thin mop strands
The overall dimensions of the O-Cedar EasyWring Spin Mop & Bucket Floor Cleaning System are provided separately for the mop and the bucket.
The spin mop’s measurements are:
- Total Handle Height: 51 inches
- Handle Width: 6 inches
- Head Width: 12 inches
- Mop Head Width: 11.75 inches
- Weight: 1.5 pounds
- Material: The handle is made of metal, the mop head from plastic.
The bucket’s measurements are:
- Height: 19 inches
- Length: 11.5 inches
- Width: 11.5 inches
- Weight: 5.75 pounds
- Material: Plastic
The microfiber mop head is 30 percent more absorbent than other materials and superior in removing tough dirt, stains and grime. It is eco-friendly and machine washable. The mop strands should lay flat to dry.
O-Cedar EasyWring Spin Mop Microfiber Refills are available to purchase. Recommended replacement is three to six months, depending on usage.
According to the O-Cedar FAQs section, there is a satisfaction guarantee on all its products. You can either call the company’s toll-free number or use the website’s Contact Us form to submit a formal product issue inquiry.
The whole point of having a spin mop floor cleaning system is to clean your floors without having to bend down or get wet doing so. In that sense, the O-Cedar EasyWring Spin Mop & Bucket System accomplishes that goal.
However, it goes even further by including a bucket for the cleaning solution of your choice (no bleach) and wringing out the mop. That adds another layer of convenience by controlling how much water is applied to your floor and ensuring a quicker dry.
O-Cedar tops the mop with a 360 degree rotating mop head with microfiber strands to deeply clean in the smallest and hardest to reach places. Adding to the versatility is the ability to remove the mop head from the handle and use it as a duster.
While the mop itself could have been built a bit sturdier, this is a good unit for the price. All in all, if you’re looking for an economical spin mop that gives you cleaning flexibility, this is a good option. After all, it comes from a company that has been making cleaning tools for over 100 years.
The bucket moves all over the place when using the pedal. I have to jam it into a corner for that not to happen.
The mop head is flimsy and flips over to easily and I don’t like the micro fiber material. The bucket is lop sided also when you pick it up. I did like the original one but thus one is aweful. Don’t waste your money.
Mop was very wet. Had to wring it out by hand. Then it took days to dry. Now it smells. Tried it twice. Back to my old mop. Was looking for something better. Waste of money.
Same thing here! There is no amount of spinning that will get all the water out of this mop. It is hard to believe that others are not having the same problem. There is no way possible that this would not cause harm to a hardwood floor.
The mop head strands are very thin
I keep hitting the plastic potion that the mop head attaches to,,on the tile..
Is that normal?
I purchased the o cedar spin mop January of 2022. Within the first 2 weeks of us( I mop my floors once per week) the foot pedal quit working. So now I am stuck with this mop that can only be used with a spin bucket and no working spin bucket. What a wait of money. Went back to my old Libman mop. Thanks O Cader for nothing.
Same here. We have had 3 buckets malfunction.
I had the original O Cedar spin mop and worked for years. Recently I bought the new version, which has a pedal with a hole in center and it lasted 3 uses until became almost useless. The mechanism of the pedal is not as good as the original.
I purchased 2 different mops. Both foot pedal stopped working. The gear on pedal sounds stripped and won’t return with out pulling back up by hand. With a waste of money. And there not cheap.!!!!
my telescopic pole keeps popping out of the plastic base
Bought a few months ago just got around using for 3rd time. Foot Pedal broke off. Can’t find any replacement parts. 🙁
How do you get the mop pad from popping out every-time you place it in water?
how do I replace the mop head ? have extras, but don’t want to break anything trying to remove the old one.
Spinner does not wrong out the mop enough for wood floors, must wring by hand.
I loved it for the few weeks I had it when it worked. Now when I press the pedal it spins but as the pedal lifts, it spins in the opposite direction. I did hear a weird click/ noise when it happened. I have been relentlessly looking for a solution in how to fix and find nothing. I sent in a form on the o cedar site. Hope they help or I lost $40 easy!’
I’m on my second one that’s done this on the second use! I took the first back and got this one. Just like the first, this one worked great the first time and just like the first, it stopped spinning for the second use. I didn’t do anything different or notice anything off….it just stopped spinning. Now it spins but when the pedal comes back up (slowly), the wringer spins the other way. It’s awesome when it works, which was only for one cleaning.
The mop handle socks. What a disappointment. I have had to duck tape the handle, just took it out of the box.
I put off buying one for MONTHS because I was afraid it wouldn’t work and would be a waste of money. Finally bought one a week ago. AMAZING!!! I loved it! So fast so easy, even bragged to my mom friends about it. Go to mop today and the pedal is stuck. The basket doesn’t free spin anymore and I can’t get anywhere near enough water out of it to be of any use. No videos or forums on how to fix the issue. Stuck with a $30 mop that works worse than my old mop I’ve had for years.
The pedal sticks so you can’t spin the mop head to ring out water. You can’t fix this even if you watch videos. Used one for a month bought another and it only worked for a day!!!!
I like this p but the telescopic handle does not work. Killing my back!
Yes, I agree with Barb, the handle doesn’t lock!!! It’s even too short for my grandson. VERY INFURIATING!!!!
Loved it at first! But it stopped spinning after 3 weeks. Looked up videos to repair… hate it! Wadte of money!
Pedal stick so it won’t spin
Spray the gears with a lubricant and it will work fine .
Definitely need to separate dirty water from clean! I would also love the option to have it on wheels. I can’t believe this company has not come out with these needed features!
Yes,yes,yes …I wanted wheels and you are right the bucket needs to be divided for clean and dirty water. Then it would be super. Also wish the mop heads could be of a substance that you could wash in bleach.I wash in Lysol to disinfect but bleach would be nice for whitening too.
I have one and I really like it, yes it would be great to have a separate container to rinse instead of using the dirty water that spreads dirty stuff. But I still like it! It would be great also if it came with an extra mop head!
Crticism, which I cannot believe anyone has mentioned.
Bucket does not hold much water & is totally lopsided when you lift the bucket to move to another area so you must use 2 hands – 1 on the handle & one on the end of the bucket which droops down. Really, who designed this & what were they thinking, DUH!