Easy To Use, Gets Floors Clean
I'll start by saying that I don't like mopping. Whether it's with a traditional string mop, a sponge mop, or whatever, it just feels like I'm just moving dirty water around the floor. That's why I was excited to try the Bissell SpinWave. Overall, I found it easy to set up, easy to use, and it really did get my floors clean.
First thing out of the box is setup -- the SpinWave comes in two pieces that snap together very easily. No real assembly required.
Putting the cleaning pads on was very easy as well. Just line them up and press-on. I didn't have them centered perfectly on the bottom of the SpinWave the first time, but it's Velcro, so all I had to do was peel and stick again, easy-peasy. The SpinWave comes with two sets of pads, "Soft" and "Scrubby," depending on how delicate your floors are, and how dirty they are. The pads are machine washable, but I'm sure they will wear out eventually. Currently, $20 will get you a replacement kit (including both types).
Next is the cleaning solution -- the reservior has markings on the sides to show you how much water and cleaning fluid to add, no measuring required. There's one set of markings for a large area and another set for a small area. Pretty convenient. The SpinWave came with two bottles of multi-surface cleaning fluid, and it looks like replacement bottles are available for around $10 each (and come in multi-surface or wood floor formulas).
Once I was all set up, I was ready to clean the floors. There are just two buttons on the device handle, power on/off and fluid spray. I hit the power button, and the SpinWave started... well... spinning. It was very quiet, and the spinning of the heads actually propelled the SpinWave slightly along the floor, so I didn't even have to push, just let it glide along and do its thing. The spray button reliably applied a consistent amount of solution to the area just in front of the SpinWave, which did a nice job cleaning the floors, both tile and laminate.
I was pretty happy with the results. Using the SpinWave was quick and easy, the floor dried quickly, and looked great when I was done.