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Theres nothing super about this mop
Vileda Super Mop
Member Name: moo2moo
Vileda Super Mop
Advantages: Fits in places other mops don't
Disadvantages: Over priced, design change means that replacement mop heads are no longer available
The recent unexpected snowfalls have been tons of fun for my children. Extra days off school have been spent sledging in the fields, building snowmen in the garden and traipsing through the house in wet wellies. The dog is having a fabulous time playing fetch with snowballs but wet paws mean pools of melting snow everywhere. I've ended up doing far more housework than normal just to keep the mess to a minimum.
My most used household implement of the moment is an archaic Vileda Super Mop. I purchased it shortly after buying the house suckered by a promotion which meant I got a free mop bucket making it cheaper than the supermarket version. Buying the mop on its own will now set you back anything up to £10.
Just to complicate matters there are currently three versions. The "professional" range, a screw thread head and a quick release mop head for easy changing. I have the misfortune of owning the screw thread version for which purchasing a replacement head is not particularly easy, in fact sourcing a supplier of rocking horse manure would be a simpler task.
I'm not entirely sure what Vileda consider to be particularly special about this mop to endow it with the moniker "super" its just a mop, and not a particularly good one at that.
Unlike other mops the Vileada Super Mop comes with a space saving handle which you twist out to use and twist back in to put away, this results in a weak spot in the centre of the mop which bends as you use it to mop the floor and in a short space of time the bend becomes pronounced enough that you can't return the mop to its compact form for storage.
The mop has a diamond shaped head which enables you to get further into corners and small openings but you still can't quite get right into the very corners. The mop head also comes with a two part absorbent fabric strip with an area for scrubbing. This quickly wears off.
The mop now makes a metallic rattling noise as bits have broken off inside the mop handle with use. The head needs replacement but thanks to a design change its not compatible with the replacement heads currently available which is most annoying.
Apparently I can purchase a replacement Vileda mop handle from Tesco with two mop heads and a bucket and a broom and they'll even throw in a dustpan and brush for a mere £22. I think not.
The name has been changed to SuperMocia making it sound more like a cappuccino than a household implement but I won't be rushing to buy another one when I can buy Tesco own branded mop for £3.99.
Summary: Not worth the extra cost over a basic mop.