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!

Marion July 21, 2010 at 3:41 pm

I am a facebook fan and get your emails.

Emmy July 21, 2010 at 3:46 pm

I sweep at least once per day, mop once per week and swiffer wet in between.

D. Hamron July 21, 2010 at 3:47 pm

daily

Joanna July 21, 2010 at 3:48 pm

I sweep just about every day and mop once a week~ following you on Twitter ;-)

Michelle @ Traditional Simplicity July 21, 2010 at 3:48 pm

Oh my…we sweep our kitchen floor A LOT. With a dog, it seems that his food and hair accumulates under our table. It doesn’t get washed nearly enough though, because like you, I’m on my hands and knees scrubbing (with water though). I would love to win this!!

Cortney July 21, 2010 at 3:48 pm

I clean my floors everyday b/c the toddler and baby are always throwing food and the dog sheds more than I’d like.

Katie Kimbrell July 21, 2010 at 3:49 pm

I “liked” Hoover (and helped Breast Cancer research!)

Michelle @ Traditional Simplicity July 21, 2010 at 3:49 pm

I follow you on Twitter via @shelbylyn1982.

Cortney July 21, 2010 at 3:49 pm

Google reader subscriber and facebook fan!

Kelly B July 21, 2010 at 3:49 pm

I mop my floors at least once a week, but it sure does need it more than that!

Kelly B July 21, 2010 at 3:49 pm

I am a fan on facebook!

Laurie Hardison July 21, 2010 at 3:50 pm

Just “followed” you on Twitter

Marci Loehner July 21, 2010 at 3:50 pm

With our home being for sale I sweep and mop (with a Swiffer) at least every other day. I like to keep up on the floors since they are hardwood and so difficult to keep clean. Thanks for the chance!

Kristina July 21, 2010 at 3:50 pm

I sweep our kitchen floor at least once a day. Haven’t had to mop it yet because we’re in the middle of renovations but would love to use this on our new floor!

Erika July 21, 2010 at 3:50 pm

I need to sweep more!! We could easily sweep a few times a day with 3 kids and a dog running in and out!

Elizabeth July 21, 2010 at 3:50 pm

Oh my – sweep daily and mop weekly – at a minimum! No littles at home anymore, but we do have a Golden Retriever. :-O

Marci Loehner July 21, 2010 at 3:50 pm

Been a fan on facebook!

Carol Walter July 21, 2010 at 3:51 pm

I clean my floors once a week in the winter, 2 times per week in the winter.

Heather C. July 21, 2010 at 3:51 pm

With a husband, dog and 4-year old using the back door (where my kitchen is) numerous times a day, my kitchen needs sweeping DAILY. I usually swiffer it nightly too… :( Thanks for the chance.

mjcommets at embarqmail dot com

Elizabeth July 21, 2010 at 3:51 pm

I follow you on Twitter – and you were one of the first one’s I followed!

Marci Loehner July 21, 2010 at 3:51 pm

Follow you on twitter, @CintiCoupons.

Andrea Cseh July 21, 2010 at 3:51 pm

I don’t sweep/mop as much as I should! It always seems to be that last thing I can’t get to! Maybe a floormate would help me!!

Leanna Glasgow July 21, 2010 at 3:51 pm

I am a working mom, I am ashamed to say, I ussually mop every saturday–unless there is a spill!!!

Marci Loehner July 21, 2010 at 3:52 pm

Facebook fan of Hoover

Jala July 21, 2010 at 3:52 pm

I mop at least every other day and about once a week on my hands and knees…ugg!

Lacy B July 21, 2010 at 3:52 pm

I sweep my kitchen floors about 3 times a week, but we just got a high shedding dog, so it will probably be everyday soon!

Andrea Cseh July 21, 2010 at 3:52 pm

I am already a fan of yours on Facebook – I love your website!!!

Erika July 21, 2010 at 3:52 pm

I follow you on facebook!

Lacy B July 21, 2010 at 3:52 pm

I am a facebook fan!

Heather C. July 21, 2010 at 3:52 pm

I am your fan on Facebook. :)

mjcommets at embarqmail dot com

Jenny July 21, 2010 at 3:52 pm

I sweep or run the Roomba (awesome, btw) at least once a day. The floors get mopped once a week.

Marci Loehner July 21, 2010 at 3:52 pm

Following HooverClean on Twitter. Thank you for the chance…I need this unit!

Ann July 21, 2010 at 3:53 pm

I am tired of spending so much time on my hands and knees scrubbing and rinsing my floors! What I wouldn’t do to try this thing!

Michelle S July 21, 2010 at 3:53 pm

Now that “e” is crawling ALL over the house the kitchen will have to be swept/cleaned at least every day to every other.

Melanie G July 21, 2010 at 3:53 pm

I follow you on Twitter @mellielynn

Jenny July 21, 2010 at 3:53 pm

I’m already a FB fan!

Missy July 21, 2010 at 3:53 pm

I sweep every day, too many teens coming in and out, not to mention two cats! Mope once a week (my son has to do it, after having back surgery, I can’t mop anymore)

Lacy B July 21, 2010 at 3:53 pm

I am a hoover fan on facebook!

Michelle S July 21, 2010 at 3:54 pm

I follow in RSS and on Facebook!

Missy July 21, 2010 at 3:54 pm

I follow you on Facebook!!

Kathy H July 21, 2010 at 3:54 pm

I ashamedly admit that I often don’t clean my floors very well. I sweep and mop every two weeks or so. They look so dingy after 10 years of use. I’d like to change that!

Saundra Richline July 21, 2010 at 3:54 pm

I sweep/clean the floor about every other day sometime more depending on how dirty my daughter gets the floor.

Kathy H July 21, 2010 at 3:55 pm

I am a fan on Facebook.

Missy July 21, 2010 at 3:55 pm

I’m not following Hoover on Facebook!

Saundra Richline July 21, 2010 at 3:55 pm

I follow you on Facebook too!!

Marci Loehner July 21, 2010 at 3:55 pm

Thank you for reminding me to sign up for the newsletter. Been meaning to do that for awhile now!

Missy July 21, 2010 at 3:56 pm

Oh SHOOT, I meant I’m NOW following Hoover (not not following) Geesh Sorry

Bernadette C July 21, 2010 at 3:56 pm

I have hardwoods throughout my house so I sweep daily, mop weekly (except the kitchen, which is 3-4x/week.

Heather C. July 21, 2010 at 3:56 pm

I “Like” Hoover on Facebook! Thanks again. :)

Jessica Marlene Slonaker July 21, 2010 at 3:56 pm

I sweep my floors at least 3 times a day.. once after every meal. Kind of like brushing teeth. Ha.

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