Product Type: Beldray vacuums
Newest Review: ... carpet glider. Assembly wise ... it wasn't too horrific. I discarded the instructions fairly quickly and after a short while managed to ... more
Stains and germs eliminated!
Member Name: Madeinjapan
Advantages: Cleans effectively
Disadvantages: Carpet glider snags, falls off, product hard to assemble
I was torn between this, and the H20 Steam mop, eventually pretty much doing a 'heads or tails' to decide. And I left with the Beldray, purchased at £39.99, almost at half the price of its' competitor. It's a rather ... blunt shade of orange which contrasts and blends with the white all at the same time. But who really cares about how pretty a cleaning device is? In the box, you get the basic mop (self assembly...) and a few other nifty gadgets including a couple of spare pads and a carpet glider.
Assembly wise ... it wasn't too horrific. I discarded the instructions fairly quickly and after a short while managed to figure out how to clip the handle together. Slotting it into the actual body of the mop was equally distressing, you have to push it with an alarming amount of force that you fear will shatter the plastic. Again it was the same case for connecting the base of the mop ... And once it was together I had no intention of trying to separate the pieces again! Though I imagine it would be horribly difficult.
However, once you're all put together, it's dead easy to use. Despite the leaflets suggestion of it taking just 30 seconds to be ready for use, I left the water for a little longer before attacking the carpets. Now, the carpet glider itself was a tad tricky to use. I found it snagged quite frequently, and did provide a bit of a patchy finish. But on the kitchen floor, it was fantastic! It took a couple of times, but it managed to take up stains that had been there since before I had even moved in!
The only issue I have noticed over time, is even though these kind of mops say they require no detergent and take only tap water, there is a problem with this too. The mop itself is obviously a rapid boiling product, and due to the hard water in the area I live in, I have noticed my mop has become horrifically scaly inside. It's quite hard to descale ... though I have found using deionised water, as you would in an iron or something, has really helped with the problem.
This product however, has really converted me to the idea of steam cleaning! It tackles stains, it's hygienic and the pads are fully washable and replaceable. Seriously considering investing in a hand steamer too!
Summary: Would recommend!
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