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!

Stacy July 20, 2010 at 4:54 pm

I sweep probably once a week and mop less than that…but it should be done more! The couple I clean for requires 2-3 times a week sweeping and mopping, but with the dog hair accumulation, it could certainly be done more often!

Valerie July 20, 2010 at 4:55 pm

Do we have to be honest about this? OK, probably sweep once a week and mop every 2 weeks.

Katie @ goodLife {eats} July 20, 2010 at 4:55 pm

I really need this. I don’t know how many times I’m cleaning the floor, because honestly I loose track by day 3….but I do know it’s not as often as I want the floor clean because I constantly feel like my floor feels gross.

Katie @ goodLife {eats} July 20, 2010 at 4:56 pm

I follow you on twitter

Rocio H. July 20, 2010 at 4:57 pm

Oohhhh would love this for my really hard to clean floors, yep on my hands and knees too.

Katie @ goodLife {eats} July 20, 2010 at 4:58 pm

I am following Hoover on Twitter and Facebook now

Nicola July 20, 2010 at 5:34 pm

Do I have to be honest? Do you promise not to tell anyone? Ok I aim for once a week. :)

njfoley at sbcglobal dot net

Nicola July 20, 2010 at 5:35 pm

I’m an email subscriber.

njfoley@sbcglobal dot net

Ashley July 20, 2010 at 6:29 pm

I sweep once or twice a day. This product would be great to have!

Emily July 20, 2010 at 6:38 pm

I feel bad admitting this but I’m not sure the last time I swept or mopped the kitchen!

Emily July 20, 2010 at 6:39 pm

I am an email subscriber.

Megan July 20, 2010 at 6:44 pm

We probably sweep 3 times per week and mop every 2 or so.

Brandis July 20, 2010 at 7:12 pm

Hmmm…is the question how many times I sweep & mop my floors or how many times I SHOULD sweep & mop? :) Now that our baby is crawling, we’re sweeping 4 or 5 times a week and mopping 2 or 3 but I hate my mop & would LOVE a Hoover Floormate!!

Jen July 20, 2010 at 7:21 pm

I sweep probably 2-3 times a day, because I am home all day with little kids and they make a lot of crumbs. I don’t mop more than once a month though. I usually just get a wet towel and clean the areas that look gross as needed.

Chandra July 20, 2010 at 7:26 pm

I sweep the floor on a nightly basis.

Chandra July 20, 2010 at 7:27 pm

I am an e-mail subscriber.

Chandra July 20, 2010 at 7:27 pm

I am a fan of Hoover on Facebook and follow on Twitter.

Nikki July 20, 2010 at 7:29 pm

Way cool! I do the floor once/week…usually either mop-n-bucket or swiffer.

Nikki July 20, 2010 at 7:29 pm

I subscribe to your RSS feed. Love it!

Meredith July 20, 2010 at 7:55 pm

I teach, so during the summers I sweep the floors at least three times a day everyday. I have a very independent 2 year old who does not wany any help with any part of eating, therefore a lot goes in the floor.

Judy July 20, 2010 at 8:14 pm

I clean my kitchen floor almost every day.

Judy July 20, 2010 at 8:14 pm

I subscribe by email

Nancy Chapin July 20, 2010 at 8:45 pm

I try to sweep the floors every night after my 3 year old goes to bed, and wash the floors about once every other week, spot cleaning if needed in between :)

charli svedin July 20, 2010 at 8:56 pm

I sweep the floor once to twice a day and mop once a week it really should be more. haha

charli svedin July 20, 2010 at 8:57 pm

I subscribe by email

charli svedin July 20, 2010 at 8:59 pm

fan of hoover on facebook!!!

Melissa Woodman July 20, 2010 at 9:04 pm

Sweep – every day, and mop every week – or try to.

Rocio H. July 20, 2010 at 9:06 pm

I became a Fan on Facebook, Thanks!

Lee Ann C July 20, 2010 at 9:18 pm

I sweep daily and mop weekly. this sounds wonderful…sign me up!

Lee Ann C July 20, 2010 at 9:19 pm

I fanned Hoover!

Julie July 20, 2010 at 9:19 pm

I sweep my floors at least once a day and mop every few days (although they could use them daily).

Lee Ann C July 20, 2010 at 9:20 pm

I am a FB fan and subscribe by e-mail…and bought your book ;) pick me! pick me! pick me!

Julie July 20, 2010 at 9:21 pm

I subscribe via RSS.

veronica July 20, 2010 at 9:44 pm

I am a fan on facebook

veronica July 20, 2010 at 9:45 pm

I subscribed to your RSS feed

Patricia H July 20, 2010 at 9:46 pm

Wow! I have been looking for a new floor cleaner. We just moved back and are getting ready to put in new tile everywhere and this sounds like a great new toy for women(like tim the tool man taylor—–AAARRRRRRR!

veronica July 20, 2010 at 9:46 pm

I sweep every other day and try to mop weekly

veronica July 20, 2010 at 9:47 pm

I am now a fan of hoover on facebook

Maribel P July 20, 2010 at 9:50 pm

I sweep everyday and mop once a week.

jessica wagg July 20, 2010 at 9:50 pm

i have 4 dogs that shed way to much, i vaccum 2 times a day and swifer then mop my floor once a day QUITE A CHORE

Maribel P July 20, 2010 at 9:50 pm

I follow you on bloglines!

Morgan July 20, 2010 at 10:47 pm

I sweep every day or every other day. I usually “swiffer” with a wet cloth once a week.

Morgan July 20, 2010 at 10:47 pm

I subscribe using an RSS feed.

Granny July 20, 2010 at 11:01 pm

I clean my floor once a week

mary July 20, 2010 at 11:14 pm

following on facebook and twitter

bethany July 20, 2010 at 11:43 pm

I could sweep and mop 2034234938 times a day and it would still not be enough! But in all honesty, I sweep a few times a day (I have a crawler) and I mop twice a week.

bethany July 20, 2010 at 11:44 pm

I subscribe to email updates :)

Sarah Harvey July 21, 2010 at 4:22 am

not enough…once a week.

Jena July 21, 2010 at 5:22 am

I sweep my floors about once a week…i should be sweeping/mopping them every day!!! with 3 boys (5, 3, and 2) and a new baby girl (3 mo) definately need something to make it easier!!

Jena July 21, 2010 at 5:22 am

i follow you with my google reader

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