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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.
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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
Find directions on how to use the O’Cedar spin mop down below.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Here are some of our answers to the Internet’s most popular questions about the O-Cedar EasyWring Spin Mop System.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
Keep reading for instructions on using the O-Cedar mop, including tips, or scroll further down to watch their video.
- Start with a freshly vacuumed or swept floor ( a surprising number of folks skip this step—please don’t).
- Fill the bucket with hot water and a little bit of soap to the Max line (soap is optional).
- Place a mop head on the floor and align the mop on top of it. Press firmly into place.
- Wet the fully assembled mop inside the bucket and rotate it gently in a side-to-side motion, similar to a washing machine.
- Place the mop head flatly inside the bucket’s EasyWringer at the top (spin agitator).
- Make sure to hold the mop loosely in your hand and that no strings from the mop head are sticking out.
- Pump the pedal at the base of the bucket until the desired level of dryness is reached—generally 2 to 5 rotations.
- 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.
- Once you’ve finished washing the floors with soap, empty the dirty water.
- Refill the bucket with plain water to rinse the soap off the floor.
- Continue to mop as you were during the Wash Phase.
- 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.
- 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)
- Empty and rinse the bucket clean.
- 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.
Is the O-Cedar Spin Mop the Best Microfiber Mops?
Is it the O Cedar Microfiber Spin Mop best microfiber mop out there?
Performance-wise, we’d have to say no. But it’s still pretty close to being one of the best when compared to other options that are equal and often double the price. In truth, it’s certainly better than many others within the same category.
O-Cedar vs. Higher-end Expensive Mops
One of the best microfiber mops that I’ve used was the Mopnado, which was a lot more expensive and a little less reliable, despite its many bells and whistles. But I’ll touch on it later in the post.
The O-Cedar head is a pretty close 2nd. It does a fantastic job at cleaning and picking up debris—especially for a mid-range spin mop.
Note: Mopnado seems currently impossible to find or may be out of business. (Updated: 11/27/2022). The newer EasyWring OCedar mop with RinseClean is a good alternative.
Would We Repurchase the O-Cedar Spin Mop?
Short answer: Yes. In fact, I’ve repurchased it twice now.
It was actually one of the first things I immediately replaced my original Ocedar when I moved and left my old O-Cedar mop behind.
I realized then how much I liked it when I found I hated mopping with my mother’s various floor tools and mops in comparison, including ones I’ve previously owned too.
So far, we don’t plan on switching anytime soon unless I decide to do another review. We’ll see!
Final Tip #1 Make sure to purchase extra mop head refills. This way, you’ll be able to wash more at the same time and will always have a clean one available each time you mop.
Final Tip #2 Regardless of which mop brand you get, we always recommend spin mops. Just make sure to check reviews, particularly video ones, and that the microfiber mop head is of good quality.
Original O-Cedar Spin Mop vs. RinseClean Spin Mop
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