CLOSED! Hoover Floormate – Review and Giveaway

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on July 19, 2010

UPDATE! This giveaway is now closed!

And the winner is…Jodi…who said, “I have the worst time with floors, the issue…a 109 lb. German Shepherd whom we love dearly but a times wishes was hairless!!! I am sure your Hoover giveaway would help with our “hairy” situation…”

Congrats Jodi!!!

So terribly sorry that one of the first things you see here today is this nasty water. I truly am. (But it’s the proof…and I needed you to see it!)

When the folks at Hoover wrote and asked if I’d like to try out the new Hoover FloorMate, I took one look at my kitchen floor and replied with YES!

We pretty much have an “open back door” policy around here…the boys run in and out, in and out.  I *try* to be the back door police, but I often miss them as they fly by with sandy feet and dirt covered toes. This makes for nasty, nasty, nasty floors by the time noon rolls around…and throw a crawling baby into the mix. Ack!

Before I share with you about the Hoover FloorMate, I need to confess something. I need to get something off my chest.

For the past 3 years, I have been cleaning my kitchen floors in a NOT-SO-FRUGAL way. It involves me. My hands and knees. And baby wipes.

(I know. I’m hanging my head in shame.)  It’s a SERIOUS waste of baby wipes. And $$$$$!

But I can hold my head up a little higher now…as I have a new friend that keeps me off my hands and knees, and keeps me from wasting wipe after wipe, after wipe….after wipe.

I have used the handy dandy Hoover FloorMate several times now.  The first time I used it, I let the floor get good and dirty.  I wiped the crumbs off the counter straight onto the floor. I didn’t wipe up the little bit of juice that fell onto the floor as Charlie was putting his dishes into the sink.  I wanted the nastiest, stickiest, crumb-iest floor when it came time to put this thing to the test.

The Hoover FloorMate has 3 settings…dry vacuum (for the crumbs), wet cleaning, and dry cleaning. It runs on scratch-free rubber wheels, has a 13″ wide cleaning path, and a super cool trigger that allows you to distribute the soap here and there as you wash the floors. It has uses 2 different water tanks…one for clean water and the soap, and the other for the dirty water (again, sorry about the photo.)  During the wet cleaning process, it utilizes these crazy cool spin brushes to get the sticky up off the floor. (I admit, I was a bit skeptical that it would do as good of a job as my baby wipes…but it did a better job!!!)

I found it easy to understand, set up, fill up with water and clean. And most importantly, it left the floors sparkly clean!

I am most impressed with the FloorMate! Now if your kitchen floor (or any other hard surface) is anything like mine, then you could certainly benefit from the Hoover FloorMate!

And you can, as we’re giving 1 away this week!  Giveaway entry details below…

Giveaway Details

1. Contest ends Wednesday, July 21st at 5 pm EST. Winners will be announced back here on this post, and notified via email with further instructions.

2. Entry #1: Leave a comment telling us how many times a day or week are you sweeping or mopping your kitchen floor.

3. Entry #2: Follow me on Twitter, become a Facebook Fan, or subscribe by email or in an RSS reader! Leave a SEPARATE comment.

4. Entry #3: Become a fan of Hoover on Facebook (and they will donate $1 to Cleaning for a Reason), and follow Hoover on Twitter! Be sure to leave another comment for your third entry. :)

5. Winner will be selected by Random.org.

**NOTE: If you receive the email newsletter and wish to enter this giveaway, click on the title of this giveaway to get to the site and leave a comment on the site with your name and email address to be entered!

*Disclosure: I now have a shiny kitchen floor, thanks to the Hoover FloorMate!

Mary Kate July 21, 2010 at 3:56 pm

Living in Florida with 2 kids..I am vacuuming every day..or sweeping…sometime twice a day…and I am washing the floors every other day!! I would LOVE this.
thank you,

Carol Walter July 21, 2010 at 3:57 pm

Already a facebook fan

Jessica Marlene Slonaker July 21, 2010 at 3:57 pm

I follow on twitter and am a fb fan.

Cyndi Boyd July 21, 2010 at 3:58 pm

I do not clean my floors which is why I need one!

Bernadette C July 21, 2010 at 3:58 pm

I already follow on Twitter (@ackaty)

Bernadette C July 21, 2010 at 3:58 pm

Facebook Fan!

Kim Costello July 21, 2010 at 3:59 pm

I wash my floors way to often, with 6 boys it seems I am always washing or sweeping up someone elses mess. I would love this Hoover.

Jessica Marlene Slonaker July 21, 2010 at 3:59 pm

I’m now a fan of Hoover on fb and following them on twitter!

krista Sweigart July 21, 2010 at 4:00 pm

Always cleaning kitchen floor, my daughter is disabled and likes to roll around on floor, she wc bound. Got 2 dogs so it gets messy.

KAtie H. July 21, 2010 at 4:02 pm

I clean my floors once a week, but I sweep everyday
I have 3 smalls dogs and we live off a field!!

I am a fb fan!

alexis d. July 21, 2010 at 4:02 pm

folow on fb.

KAtie H. July 21, 2010 at 4:02 pm

I am a fan of you on fb

KAtie H. July 21, 2010 at 4:03 pm

I am a fan of hoover on fb

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