In testing at all three of the sites mentioned above, the Bissell PowerFresh Steam Mop 1940 performed well in cleaning a variety of messes, including ground-in dirt and dried food spills. It also had the ability to produce just the right amount of steam to get floors clean, without leaving them overly wet. YourBestDigs.com notes that it took only about two minutes for the floors to dry after using the 1940, or, as they note, about the time it takes to put the unit away and walk back across your floor without leaving a trail of footprints.
Tried to save a few bucks, paid for it with an absolutely terrible broom. Inflexible yet brittle, only have used it twice and already bristles are falling out constantly. Should have just paid another $4 and gotten a plastic one at the local store.
Add hooks to rafters to maximize greenhouse storage. Hang herbs to dry, small tools, watering cans or buckets! This greenhouse/potting shed in Oregon is super charming and offers a dual-purpose shelter for getting a lot of gardening done! The outside blends in beautifully with the garden (see below).
Bring an end to messy storage closets full of tangled brooms, mops, rakes and sports equipment that crash and fall every time you move one item. Trying to keep your home clean and tidy shouldn’t be so…
The cleaner’s 300ml reservoir is good for 15-20 minutes of steaming on the lowest setting, or half of that on the maximum scrub setting. One real boon is that it uses tap water alone to steam off dirt, eliminating the need to buy pricey detergent.
“Okay, so I waited a couple of months to try this and then do a review. I have to say, this machine is awesome! I live in a fully tiled house in the desert with six big dogs. I clean about two times a week, and I’ve used this on the carpet in our house, too. The only problem is that I go through the solution you can buy from Bissell so fast. I decided to try the Mr. Clean concentrated cleaner, and I just put two drops into the whole bottle of water.”
So far it seems ok. But there were not enough tool holders. I used almost all of them on the first two 2 foot panels I installed. I am going to look at a local big box store to see if I can find suitable alternatives. If not, I may contact the manufacturer to see if they offer additional packages of these holders. But it is is a disappointment-considering the price of these organizers. Probably would not recommend without a warning.
I am very big on reviews. I always try hard to read them before buying something that I think is of value…and even before places (restaurants, salons, etc). However, I did not get a chance to read the reviews on this product because it was a spur of the moment purchase while I was already in the store. Lesson learned. Two months ago, I bought a cheaper $33 steam mop from the regular mops/swiffer/cleaning supplies section. It is the Quickie HomePro Steam Mop…which I prefer if you just need very basic cleaning. I was surprised at how easily it cleaned the floor. (I had just moved in and my kitchen tile floors were disgusting.) This mop worked wonders. HOWEVER, I went to clean under the floor cabinets and the mop hit the bottom of the cabinets and broke with ease. So of course I was upset that something could break so easily. It was almost like a cheap toy. Nevertheless…the half of the floor that I did clean was SPOTLESS. I figured if I paid a little bit more that I would alevite the cheap aspect and still have spotless floors. I went over to the actual vacuum section this time. MISTAKE! This mop literally did nothing. I could have scrubbed the floors with my hands and it a better job. I went over the floors 3 times…and once with Pine-Sol. Still nothing. I am shocked that it is even being advertised as such. Maybe it should be labeled as a fancier version of a swiffer wet jet…but even that does more than this. For those that appreciate these reviews as much as I do…this will definitely be going back tomorrow and I will NOT be purchasing anymore Shark products. *Oh and just for those wondering how dirty my kitchen floor was…I mean dirty as in…footprints from walking outside in the rain in sneakers and walking back in. That is NOT so dirty that this mop shouldn’t work. I hope this helps.
I saw a great idea in a small organizing pamphlet by Martha Stewart! You put some nails in your beams and string a short bungie cord from one nail to the other. Then you store your shovels and rakes, etc. in those spaces within the wall between the beams. This is great for us because we don’t have a garage, only a storage shed about 6 x 8 and the tools don’t take up room in the shed so much as almost disappearing along the walls of the shed.
Thanks Emily, They were a challenge due to lack of light and not enough space for a tripod. Some are better than others but I shot a whole bunch of duds as well. Thank goodness for digital photography!
After two weeks of testing (and moving around appliances so we could find new areas to steam), we found the Bissell 19404 PowerFresh Steam Mop Hard Floor Steam Cleaner to be the easiest steam mop to use. It was also the steam mop that gave us the best results, leaving brighter, shinier and cleaner-feeling floors.
At around $90, the PowerFresh is a pretty average price for this quite limited tool. Cheaper models are more likely to break and less convenient to fill and push around. More expensive mops are loaded with features that aren’t necessary for the primary job of a steam mop.
Designed to do just one thing, steam mop your floors, these feature a built-in water tank, an element to create hot-water vapor and a flat mop head. You just fill it with water, turn it on, wait for it to heat up, and start steaming. Some reach hot enough temperatures to sanitize as well, while with others you may have to hold the mop on the spot for 10 to 20 seconds to sanitize. Basic steam mops are inexpensive to operate and environmentally friendly. Most include microfiber mop pads that are washable and reusable.
They also extended the cord by two feet and improved the range of the swivel motion (it is pretty impressive). We tested the S3601D, with the “D” option adding an triangle mop head and pocket pad to the deal. The triangle mop head is useful to get deeper into corners and clean tight spaces, but for larger jobs, the rectangle mop head is more effective and we found we didn’t want to switch mop heads just to finish a single room.
Organize your laundry room, kitchen, garage, toolshed and utility room with the Mop and Broom Holder with Hooks. Mop Broom Holder. Rolling Balls adjust automatically to handle thickness with secure gr…
I have no idea what .375 plywood is, but apparently you are not in the U.S. Plywood installed and painting looks like…wait for it…painted plywood! The exposed joints and wood texture give the appearance of what it is–cheap and quick finish!