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  1. #1
    enigma Guest

    Default Re: Steam mops

    Sheldon <[email protected]> wrote in
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    > Brian Christiansen wrote:
    >>
    >> I am sure that some people here mop their kitchen floors
    >> occasionally, even I do sometimes. �I have used both a
    >> regular mop and a Swiffer wet jet mop.
    >>
    >> I prefer the wet jet mainly because it is easier. �With
    >> the wet jet you don't have to fill a bucket (or the sink)
    >> with water, you don't �have to wash the mop head (I like
    >> to do it no more than every second use), and the floor
    >> seems to dry faster, and you don't have to wait for the
    >> floor to dry before you can go in the kitchen.
    >>
    >> They are just a lot less hassle, and therefore I get to
    >> mopping my floor more often, which is probably the most
    >> important thing. �There is probably a greater expense
    >> involved, but I believe it is not enough to overshadow the
    >> advantages.
    >>
    >> What I was wondering was whether anyone has experience
    >> with the steam mops that they are hyping on the
    >> infomercials? �According to the commercials they are
    >> easier to use than standard mops, cheaper (in the long
    >> run) than the wet jet mops, and work better than either of
    >> them. �Also, according to the commercial, you don't have
    >> to wear gloves and a gas mask to use it.

    >
    > My kitchen floor is hardwood. Hardwood floors are not
    > supposed to be mopped. I vacuum and then use the Bonakemi
    > system. My kitchen floor doesn't get very messy... I
    > can't imagine a home kitchen floor being so filthy that it
    > needs steam cleaning.


    my kitchen floor is ceramic tile (which i loathe). it is the
    main entry to the house for the family, including 4 dogs (the
    6 indoor cats don't go out & Faye won't let the 2 barn cats in
    *her* house. they used to come in until we adopted Faye), 3
    adults & a child all of whom track in sand, mud, chicken
    droppings, hay, etc. from the barns & gardens.
    *i* am constantly sweeping, vacuuming & mopping that damn
    floor, but i certainly wouldn't eat off it! (i want a mud
    room! with a floor drain & a dog wash).
    obviously, as a single person with indoor only cats & being
    suburban, you wouldn't understand how messy a floor can be,
    even if it's swept & vacuumed twice/day
    lee


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  2. #2
    Dave Smith Guest

    Default Re: Steam mops

    enigma wrote:

    >
    >
    > my kitchen floor is ceramic tile (which i loathe). it is the
    > main entry to the house for the family, including 4 dogs (the
    > 6 indoor cats don't go out & Faye won't let the 2 barn cats in
    > *her* house. they used to come in until we adopted Faye), 3
    > adults & a child all of whom track in sand, mud, chicken
    > droppings, hay, etc. from the barns & gardens.
    > *i* am constantly sweeping, vacuuming & mopping that damn
    > floor, but i certainly wouldn't eat off it! (i want a mud
    > room! with a floor drain & a dog wash).
    > obviously, as a single person with indoor only cats & being
    > suburban, you wouldn't understand how messy a floor can be,
    > even if it's swept & vacuumed twice/day
    >


    I know that feeling,. My wife wanted ceramic tile on our kitchen floor,
    and it is the main entrance to the house. The store could not get the
    colour we originally wanted and I made the mistake of getting egg shell.
    We have always had large black dogs, and every hair that lands on the
    floor stands out like a sore thumb, as do their dirty foot prints. It
    is very unforgiving for anything breakable that falls and hits the
    floor. There are no close calls. If it hits the floor it breaks, and
    that includes a Henkle bread knife. Thank goodness for store warrantees.

    Sure, it is easy to clean with a pail of water with a bit of detergent
    and some cheap vinegar..... at least once a day.


  3. #3
    Sheldon Guest

    Default Re: Steam mops

    Dave Smith wrote:
    >
    > My wife wanted ceramic tile on our kitchen floor,
    > and it is the main entrance to the house. �The store could not getthe
    > colour we originally wanted and I made the mistake of getting egg shell.


    Wow... yoose guys hasta be really good at pussy footing... hehe

  4. #4
    enigma Guest

    Default Re: Steam mops

    Dave Smith <[email protected]> wrote in
    news:[email protected]:

    > enigma wrote:
    >
    >>
    >>
    >> my kitchen floor is ceramic tile (which i loathe). it is
    >> the
    >> main entry to the house for the family, including 4 dogs
    >> (the 6 indoor cats don't go out & Faye won't let the 2
    >> barn cats in *her* house. they used to come in until we
    >> adopted Faye), 3 adults & a child all of whom track in
    >> sand, mud, chicken droppings, hay, etc. from the barns &
    >> gardens.
    >> *i* am constantly sweeping, vacuuming & mopping that damn
    >> floor, but i certainly wouldn't eat off it! (i want a mud
    >> room! with a floor drain & a dog wash).
    >> obviously, as a single person with indoor only cats &
    >> being
    >> suburban, you wouldn't understand how messy a floor can
    >> be, even if it's swept & vacuumed twice/day
    >>

    >
    > I know that feeling,. My wife wanted ceramic tile on our
    > kitchen floor, and it is the main entrance to the house.
    > The store could not get the colour we originally wanted and
    > I made the mistake of getting egg shell. We have always had
    > large black dogs, and every hair that lands on the floor
    > stands out like a sore thumb, as do their dirty foot
    > prints. It is very unforgiving for anything breakable
    > that falls and hits the floor. There are no close calls. If
    > it hits the floor it breaks, and that includes a Henkle
    > bread knife. Thank goodness for store warrantees.


    yup, the kid is the chicken keeper, so usually at least one
    egg hits the floor per day (that calls for the Kirby mop.
    Kirby is the Great Pyr/Border Collie cross)

    > Sure, it is easy to clean with a pail of water with a bit
    > of detergent and some cheap vinegar..... at least once a
    > day.


    how old is yours? mine is pushing 30 years (it's that 70s
    gold) & it's scuffed, scratched & never looks really clean.
    it's also losing the grout now
    lee
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  5. #5
    Dave Smith Guest

    Default Re: Steam mops

    enigma wrote:

    >
    > > prints. It is very unforgiving for anything breakable
    > > that falls and hits the floor. There are no close calls. If
    > > it hits the floor it breaks, and that includes a Henkle
    > > bread knife. Thank goodness for store warrantees.

    >
    > yup, the kid is the chicken keeper, so usually at least one
    > egg hits the floor per day (that calls for the Kirby mop.
    > Kirby is the Great Pyr/Border Collie cross)


    I have never had much luck at getting my dogs to clean up food messes on
    the floor. I think they expect me to clean it up and put it in their
    bowl.


    >
    > > Sure, it is easy to clean with a pail of water with a bit
    > > of detergent and some cheap vinegar..... at least once a
    > > day.

    >
    > how old is yours? mine is pushing 30 years (it's that 70s
    > gold) & it's scuffed, scratched & never looks really clean.
    > it's also losing the grout now


    Mine must be about 20 years old now. There are a few very small cracks
    and some small chips that have flaked off. It still looks pretty good.
    It still cleans up pretty good, but that egg shell colour shows every
    speck of dirt.


  6. #6
    blake murphy Guest

    Default Re: Steam mops

    On Mon, 03 Mar 2008 15:18:58 -0500, Dave Smith
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >enigma wrote:
    >
    >>
    >> > prints. It is very unforgiving for anything breakable
    >> > that falls and hits the floor. There are no close calls. If
    >> > it hits the floor it breaks, and that includes a Henkle
    >> > bread knife. Thank goodness for store warrantees.

    >>
    >> yup, the kid is the chicken keeper, so usually at least one
    >> egg hits the floor per day (that calls for the Kirby mop.
    >> Kirby is the Great Pyr/Border Collie cross)

    >
    >I have never had much luck at getting my dogs to clean up food messes on
    >the floor. I think they expect me to clean it up and put it in their
    >bowl.
    >


    you need a lower class of dog.

    your pal,
    blake

  7. #7
    enigma Guest

    Default Re: Steam mops

    blake murphy <[email protected]> wrote in
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    > On Mon, 03 Mar 2008 15:18:58 -0500, Dave Smith
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >>enigma wrote:
    >>
    >>>
    >>> > prints. It is very unforgiving for anything breakable
    >>> > that falls and hits the floor. There are no close
    >>> > calls. If it hits the floor it breaks, and that
    >>> > includes a Henkle bread knife. Thank goodness for store
    >>> > warrantees.
    >>>
    >>> yup, the kid is the chicken keeper, so usually at least
    >>> one egg hits the floor per day (that calls for the Kirby
    >>> mop. Kirby is the Great Pyr/Border Collie cross)

    >>
    >>I have never had much luck at getting my dogs to clean up
    >>food messes on the floor. I think they expect me to clean
    >>it up and put it in their bowl.
    >>

    >
    > you need a lower class of dog.


    or a Kirby...

    lee<at least Kirby doesn't chew on llamas>

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