i have struggled to find a way to clean our hardwood floors since we moved. the swiffer and it's compadres just seem like i am running a dirty diaper or maxi pad over my floors. the traditional mop and bucket routine felt like trying to bathe in the river with soap. sloshing dirty water around on the floor just didn't seem sanitary....ewwww.
maybe it's just my neuroses. scratch that. i am sure it is my neuroses but i needed to find an alternative to cleaning the floors....STAT!
so i started looking in to steam mops and stumbled upon the haan fs20. i looked at bissell, shark and some other contenders but ultimately it was the haan that won me over. it received glowing reviews on the amazon, home depot and walmart websites too. some of it's competitors were not so lucky to receive a medal in olympics of floor cleaning.
it is not available in any stores around my way so i ordered it from walmart. with tax and 97cent shipping, the haan cost me only $86 and arrived only 3 days after i ordered it. it arrived yesterday and i was so excited to try it. my haan fs20 did not disappoint!!
it was a snap to put together. a small stick vac approximately the same size as the swiffer. it packs a powerful punch though and steams at 200 plus degrees! this is not for the faint of heart...ha! it boasts the ability to clean and sanitize without the use of chemicals. makes me love it even more. it took about 5 minutes to assemble and about 2 or 3 minutes for the water to heat up and another maybe 10 minutes to clean the floors.
in under 20 minutes, i had cleaned and sanitized my floors. i would eat off my floors now because they are so clean. my uggs actually emitted a tiny little squeak when walking on the floors....like the old school gym when i was little and the hardwoods had the crap waxed out of them. that kind of squeak.
the haan fs20 did not disappoint. it was easy peasy lemon squeezy.