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A Clean Kitchen for the Holidays with the Swiffer Bissell Steamboost Steam Mop

This holiday cleaning tips post is brought to you by Swiffer® as part of a Type-A Parent Community Sponsored Post.

It is the holiday season, and time to get your home clean, organized, and ready for holiday guests. This year make cleaning your kitchen easier with the Swiffer Bissell Steamboost Mop. I have been using the Swiffer WetJet for the past couple of years so I was curious to try out the new steam mop.

If you're like me, you are probably putting off cleaning your kitchen until last. It is probably getting a lot of use right now, baking cookies and preparing foods for holiday meals. The oven has seen better days, and the floor is getting dirtier by the day.

Swiffer Steamboost Mop

As I finish up my holiday cooking and baking, here is my kitchen cleaning checklist:

  • Clear off kitchen counters, put all extra appliances away
  • Clean out refrigerator to get ready for storing holiday leftovers
  • Clean oven, or at least give my ceramic stove top a good cleaning
  • Wipe down microwave
  • Wipe down outside of kitchen cabinets
  • Mop kitchen floor

Will I get this all done? It's hard to say, but I will start working my way down the list. If I run out of time I may skip down to the bottom of the list and at least get the floor clean.

I tried out the Bissell Steamboost Steam mop a few days ago, and I was really happy with the results. Unlike the Swiffer WetJet, with the new Steamboost mop, you only replace the pads. There is no extra cleaning solution to buy, the cleaner is included in the pad.

The last time I went to Walmart I checked out the price of the pads, expecting them to be a lot more expensive than the WetJet pads. I was very surprised to see that the Steamboost pads were actually cheaper than the WetJet pads, at least at Walmart. So as far as future expense goes, the Steamboost mop is cheaper to own and operate.

The ONLY thing I dislike about this mop is that because it is steam driven it has to be plugged in while you use it. However, the cord is pretty long so most people haven't found this to be a real issue. It's just a little inconvenient.

You put a little more than a cup of tap water in the mop and then plug it in. It takes 30 seconds for it to heat up and then it's ready to use. You just wrap the pad around the bottom and press the edges of it in holes on the top. One of the things I didn't like about the WetJet was the velcro on the bottom got all dirty and messed up after awhile. This mop does not have the velcro on the bottom.

The mop left my floor very clean. The cleaner also smells good. This mop doesn't get your floor as wet as the WetJet, and it dried very quickly. All and all I am very happy with it. Customers on Amazon gave it 4 out of 5 stars. You can read a lot more reviews about it there .

Happy holidays! If you don't get all your cleaning done, don't worry about it and spend the time with your family instead!

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