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The O-Cedar EasyWring Spin Mop is easily one of the most popular mops on the market, but how well does it actually work?

Keep reading our in-depth, hands-on review of the O-Cedar Spin Mop & Bucket System to find out. You can also skip ahead using the main bits listed below.

In this post…

How Does the O-Cedar Spin Mop Work?

Using a spin mop like the O-Cedar EasyWring Spin Mop and Bucket feels a lot like using a traditional mop and bucket, and the mop head is basically like a regular string mop.

The main difference between this system and traditional mops is the spin feature and how much faster it can be and typically requires fewer passes.

Using the O-Cedar EasyWring Mop

  • Using a spin mop is a lot like a traditional mop; only you wring it out easily by using the spin mechanism.
  • Control the wetness or dryness of the mop head by using the spin mechanism feature of the no-slip bucket and a few presses of the foot pedal to wring it out for you quickly.
  • The microfiber material efficiently picks up dirt, debris, and dirty water, resulting in fewer passes with the mop.
  • Speed up drying times in the end by drying the mop head out as much as possible using the Easywring spinning mechanism.
Digby-inspecting-ocedar-spin-mop-and-bucket-for-catapulting | Photo by Meg C. at All rights reserved.
No, Digby, it’s not an i-Fetch

Find directions on how to use the O’Cedar spin mop down below.

What to Like & Dislike

The O-Cedar EasyWring Mop and Bucket System is likely one of the most popular mops in today’s market—especially where spin mops are concerned.

Much of the O’Cedar system’s popularity comes from its overall effectiveness, durability, useability, and affordability, along with a few other exceptions.


Key Benefits

The O-cedar Easywring Clean Spin Mop & Bucket leaves a cleaner-feeling floor as a result, aside from one product that was a lot more expensive and eventually broke on me (see Conclusion).

Ever since I started using spin mops like this on our vinyl wood plank floors—where grit is particularly noticeable—as well as wood and tiled floors, that clean, under-the-foot feeling is something I’m always looking out for and have come to expect.


  • Extendable handle, between 32″ to 56″ (some sources say 51″)
  • A washable, good-quality microfiber head
  • A sturdy foot pedal for the EasyWring agitator
  • Affordable mop head replacements
  • Hands-free operation and wringing
  • Replaceable O’Cedar spin mop parts (i.e., mop head attachment)
  • Easy to store and clean
  • Great for getting at some types of baseboards
  • Corner-shaped head


  • Some people with super-glossy laminate flooring reported streaks after mopping
  • Could use a scrub brush attachment for grout
  • Although plenty tall for me (5’10”), some mention wanting a longer handle to match their height
  • The mop head could use a bit more density & weight for better scrubbing
  • A second agitator inside the bucket for better rinsing would be great
  • It could be prettier and—well, it’s bright red

For tips on how to wash and maintain your O-Cedar EasyWring Spin Mop heads, along with your microfiber cleaning cloths and products, check out our post on 14 Tips How to Wash and Maintain Microfiber Cloths, Towels, and Pads.

Why Use a Spin Mop Over Other Mops

Many factors contribute to spin mops, like the O-Cedar Mop, being the most popular choice for most households, particularly when compared to traditional mops, such as needing to make fewer passes with the mop.

Traditional Mops

Traditional mops typically include string-style mops, generally outfitted with a wring bucket, sponge mops, and mops that may come with reusable microfiber mop pads or covers.

  • String mop
  • Sponge mop
  • Reusable microfiber pad mops

Common Upsides

  • Often ideal for deeper cleaning jobs
  • More thorough than a jet, microfiber spray, and disposable mop types
  • Typically inexpensive
  • Mop heads are usually replaceable or washable
  • Wide variety of options to choose from online and offline
  • Some types are great if you lack space

Common Downsides

  • Often have to wring out the mop and change the water continually.
  • Typically have to make many passes just to get the floor clean and the water to “come out clear” after doing a final pass with clean water only, signifying a clean floor.
  • More water is typically left on the floor, resulting in longer drying times.
  • Having more water on the floor often means it’s a no-go for most hardwood floor owners.
  • Time-consuming and not always efficient.

Jet, Microfiber Spray, and Disposable Mops

In this section, we’ve included some of the upsides and downstairs commonly found with other types of mops such as disposable, jet spray, and microfiber spray options.

  • Jet spray (i.e.; Swiffer wet mop)
  • Microfiber spray (i.e.; Rubbermaid, O-Cedar Max)
  • Disposable mops (i.e.; Scentiva, Swiffer)

Common Upsides

  • Generally inexpensive
  • Widely accessible online and offline
  • Certain types can be ideal for maintenance cleaning and quick, isolated cleanup jobs
  • Typically more space-saving

Common Downsides

  • Tend to be faster than traditional methods but generally don’t pick up as much debris, dirt, or grime when compared to a spin-style mop-and-bucket system.
  • Many “jet” spray and disposable mops can leave layers upon layers of residue behind with continued use. This can be difficult to get up off the floor later on and may wind up attracting more dirt than usual.
  • When people use single-pass mops, like disposable ones, they generally only do one pass. This can discourage any water-only passes that help rinse and pick up any leftover debris, soap, dirty water, and contaminants, making them far less effective.
  • Spray mops with microfiber or textured throw-away mop heads can be great for quick mopping jobs and maintenance cleaning. However, spray mops may not always be as ideal or efficient as something like a spin mop, like the OCedar spin mop, or wet-dry vacuum–especially when it comes to achieving a deeper cleaning.

Psst… Looking for a faster mopping solution as you vacuum at the same time? Check out our Tineco S5 Wet-Dry Vacuum review next to see what all the fuss is about next (new tab).

Spin Mops


Spin mops like the O-Cedar EasyWring Mop often surpass the traditional methods and many other options because they usually offer the best of both worlds—plus a few bonuses.

In fact, the very concept of spin mops is what helps people get their floors cleaner in far less time and with a lot less effort…the spinning.

  • O-Cedar EasyWring
  • Mopnado
  • Simpli-Magic

Common Upsides

  • Most spin mops are easy to maneuver and feature 360-degree movement, which can speed up the mopping process.
  • Some mops come with a triangle-shaped mop head that can be ideal for corners.
  • Spin mops can be cleaner and more efficient, often due to the microfiber heads that help grip debris and particles from the floor.
  • Spin-style mops provide a much faster mopping process since the microfiber heads also help to dry the floor and sop up dirty water quickly, typically only requiring one or two extra passes to dry the floor.
  • The spinning feature with spin mop systems allows you to customize the dryness levels of the mop head, allowing for even faster drying times and the ability to use them on delicate floor types such as sealed wood.
  • Having the ability to use the spinning mechanism allows users to rinse-clean any dirty water and debris left on the mop head, much like a washing machine drum. This can result in a far quicker and more efficient cleaning.
  • Some mop systems may come with two separate spin drums or bucket areasone for rinsing and one for drying.
  • Unlike many traditional mops, such as sponge mops, the microfiber heads on most spin mops can be rewashed and reused, often up to hundreds of times, depending on the brand.

Common Downsides

  • Spin mop systems tend to require more space than spray-style, disposable, or traditional mops, which may not be ideal for those who lack space.
  • The spin mechanism or the plastic attachment on spin mops may sometimes break if used improperly.
  • Some less expensive or poorly designed spin mop systems may tip over if used too aggressively.


Here are some of our answers to the Internet’s most popular questions about the O-Cedar EasyWring Spin Mop System.

1. What floor cleaner solution do you use with the O-Cedar EasyWring Spin Mop?

O-cedar Easywring Rinse Clean Spin Mop & Bucket doesn’t mention a specific type of cleaner to use with the O’Cedar Spin Mop.

However, they do mention that you should not use any bleach or fabric softener, just as with most microfiber products since it can ruin the microfiber itself. So that likely includes any cleaning product with bleach.

You’ll also want to avoid fabric softeners and try to keep the heads separate from other items in the wash to avoid lint.

2. Can O-Cedar Mop Heads Be Washed?

Yes, OCedar mop heads can definitely be washed in your washing machine, and this happens to be one of the most appealing things about spin mops in general.

It helps save money while also helping the environment a little bit more at the same time.

3. How do you wash Ocedar Mop head refill?

The O-Cedar website recommends washing your mop heads and mop head refills (same thing) in the washing machine with warm water. As with most microfiber products, O-Cedar firmly states not to use bleach or fabric softener.

While O-Cedar does not suggest a specific amount of detergent to use with their EasyWring spin mop heads or other mop head options, the general rule of thumb for microfiber is that less is more—meaning don’t use too much, especially if using HE detergent. They also recommend laying the microfiber mop head on a flat surface to dry.

TIP: Check out our how-to 14 Tips on How to Wash and Maintain Microfiber Cloths, Towels, and Pads tutorial to learn more about washing microfiber cleaning products like the OCedar EasyWring Spin Mop heads.

4. How Do You Remove an O-Cedar Mop Head?

1. Put the mop head on the floor with the microfiber strings splayed out as much as possible.
2. Place your foot on a large section of the string as well as the floor to hold the mop head in place.
3. Pull the handle up to detach the mop handle from the head, making sure you don’t accidentally hurt yourself.
4. This is the best way to avoid having to grab the mop too much.
5. Otherwise, you can grab the mop strings with your hand and simply pull the head off.
6. See the O’Cedar video down below for a demonstration of removing the mop head.

5. How Do You Replace or Attach an O-Cedar Spin Mop Head?

1. Place the replacement or clean head on the floor so that the plastic part of the mop pad is facing upward.
2. Hover the handle and red triangle mop head cap above the mop refill/head until the mop head’s triangle portion on the handle and the mop head is lined up.
3. Place the mop head and hand portion onto the pad/refill.
4. Press down on the red plastic head until it snaps in place. Try to make sure that the entire red triangle is snapped firmly into place.
5. You may need to press down on it using your foot once or twice more until it snaps firmly and completely in place.

6. How to Get the O’Cedar Spin Mop Head to Lie Flat on the Floor?

To get a spin mop, or the O-Cedar spin mop head, to easily lay flat on the floor so it runs smoothly against the floor, you need to allow the microfiber strings to splay out.

To do this, hold the mop several inches above the floor and give it a slight twisting motion back and forth using your wrist. As you see the strings splay out, quickly rest the mop head onto the floor as you see me doing in the gif below.

This should keep the mop head flat as long as you don’t lift it while moving around on the floor. It should also help prevent the plastic portion of the mop from scraping against the floor while providing efficient cleaning.


7. Does the O-Cedar spin mop separate clean and dirty?

No. The original OCedar EasyWring Spin Mop does not include a separate rinse bucket. However, you can find this addition in their newer version, the O-Cedar EasyWring RinseClean Spin Mop.

8. How many times can you use O Cedar mop heads?

According to the manufacturer, you can use the O’Cedar mop head for about 3 months of use. However, since they’re reusable and washable, we think you can likely get use out of them for far longer than that.

Just make sure to use proper care instructions, particularly for microfiber (i.e., lower heat settings, minimal detergent and soap, and occasional vinegar rinses).

TIP: For cleaning instructions and tips for microfiber products, check out our post on 14 Tips on How to Wash, Use and Maintain Microfiber Cloths, Towels, and Pads next (new tab).

9. What’s the difference between the original O Cedar spin mop with EasyWring and the new OCedar spin mop with EasyWring RinseClean that has blue plastic?

The newer O-Cedar EasyWring spin mop with the RinseClean feature helps keep dirty water separate from clean water for more efficient cleaning. See the video demonstrations for both down below in the Conclusion.

How to Use the O-Cedar Spin Mop

Keep reading for instructions on using the O-Cedar mop, including tips, or scroll further down to watch their video.

1. Washing

  1. Start with a freshly vacuumed or swept floor ( a surprising number of folks skip this step—please don’t).
  2. Fill the bucket with hot water and a little bit of soap to the Max line (soap is optional).
  3. Place a mop head on the floor and align the mop on top of it. Press firmly into place.
  4. Wet the fully assembled mop inside the bucket and rotate it gently in a side-to-side motion, similar to a washing machine.
  5. Place the mop head flatly inside the bucket’s EasyWringer at the top (spin agitator).
  6. Make sure to hold the mop loosely in your hand and that no strings from the mop head are sticking out.
  7. Pump the pedal at the base of the bucket until the desired level of dryness is reached—generally 2 to 5 rotations.
  8. Clean the mop head in the soapy water and wring it out again as necessary.

Quick Tip: To flatten the mop head onto the floor, give the handle a quick twist with the mop head a few inches above, using a flick of the wrist. Quickly lower the mop head to the floor as the strings are splayed outward.

2. Rinsing

  1. Once you’ve finished washing the floors with soap, empty the dirty water.
  2. Refill the bucket with plain water to rinse the soap off the floor.
  3. Continue to mop as you were during the Wash Phase.
  4. Repeat step 7 as desired and/or until the water is clear—you may need to switch out the water entirely for clean water every now and then if the floors are particularly dirty.

Quick Tip #1 add a small amount of vinegar to the water to help further remove any remaining soap residue.

Quick Tip #2 It’s usually a good idea to rinse the Ocedar mop in the bucket and run it through the agitator during this phase or as needed. With less water in the microfiber material, you’ll be able to pick up more dirty water from the floor and reduce the cleaning and drying time.

3. Drying

ocedar-easywring photo by Meg C.
  1. Try rinsing the mop head a final time in water only during your final pass. Then spin it dry as much as possible to go over the surface again. (Optional)
  2. Empty and rinse the bucket clean.
  3. Unless the flooring is really dirty, you can reuse the mop head again next time without cleaning it first or washing it, if desired or necessary.

You can find O-Cedar’s other videos here.



In the end, the O-Cedar EasyWring Spin Mop is easily one of the long-standing and best-selling mop options within the cleaning industry.

Highlight Perks:

  • Long mop handle
  • Angled, corner mop head shape
  • Inexpensive mop head refills
  • Durable and sturdy construction
  • Good rinse agitator
  • High-quality and effective microfiber mop heads (compared to lesser-quality types)
  • Swivel head
  • Easy and quick to use
  • It cuts mopping time in half (compared to traditional mops and methods)

Psst… Check out O-Cedar’s latest mops: the O-Cedar EasyWring RinseClean Spin Mop System and O-Cedar Pro Mist Max Microfiber Spray Mop.

Neat-ish Rating

O-Cedar EasyWring Spin Mop

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.


  • Extendable handle, between 32″ to 56″ (some sources say 51″)
  • A washable, good-quality microfiber head
  • A sturdy foot pedal for the EasyWring agitator
  • Affordable mop head replacements
  • Hands-free operation and wringing
  • Replaceable O’Cedar spin mop parts (i.e., mop head attachment)
  • Easy to store and clean
  • Great for getting at some types of baseboards
  • Corner-shaped head


  • Some people with super-glossy laminate flooring reported streaks after mopping
  • Could use a scrub brush attachment for grout
  • Although plenty tall for me (5’10”), some mention wanting a longer handle to match their height
  • The mop head could use a bit more density & weight for better scrubbing
  • A 2nd agitator inside the bucket for better rinsing would be great
  • It could be prettier and—well, it’s bright red

Alternative Options – Click to Expand

Here are a few alternative options for those who are unsure if the O’Cedar Spin Mop is the right choice.

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Have a favorite mop or cleaning tool that you love to use? Let us know in the comments down below! And if you liked our O’Cedar Spin Mop review, keep scrolling for some of our other options down below.

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