Leifheit Mop and Bucket Set
Sorry to say this product is not up to the task!
Bought this mop and bucket because I couldn't replace my old Leifhelt mop pole which had bent in the middle (after a lot of use) the one nearest to it came as a set mop & bucket, I have only used it twice and already it has done just the same as my old one "bent in the middle" the mop pole needs to be made a lot stronger it is far to weak.
19 August 2014
Treated myself to a fabulous mop set, I thought! It is terrible!!! The handle keeps coming off the bucket and the pole keeps coming apart. I was left completely stressed after using it. I have returned it for a refund. Very disappointed indeed. God knows what Mrs. Patmore would have said ...
01 April 2014
Avoid at all costs
Harsh but true. There was no other woulds that would express my disappointment. The only reason I gave it 1 star was because I liked the colour.
The mop head itself flattens out to such an extent that you're effectively mopping with the plastic head of the pole. Now if you even attempt to put anything more than the pressure of a feather on it you end up scraping the floor with the pale green collar at the top of the mop head. Taking the head off is also a complete pain, You have to pull very hard so will probably end up doing what I did and have the mop head go flying over your shoulder with force when it finally releases it from it's clutches.
As has already been pointed out the bucket handle is untrustworthy. I didn't ever dare fill the bucket more than half way for fear of it breaking. When you rest the bust on the ground and let the handle fall, the handle has several times unhooked itself so when you go to lift the bucket again the handle isn't actually attached to it.
I used the set for about 2 months and could tolerate no more. The mop handle is now hanging beside the fuse board which is near the ceiling in the garage. The hook at the end is perfect for reaching and turning off the main trip switch and smaller trip switches if need be; and the bucket is now used for washing out paintbrushes and nothing more.
17 December 2012
Disapointed and a waste of money.
I have three complaints about this product, for starters the bucket handle keeps dropping off which is a pain. The mop handle is really weak and today I managed to bend it whilst trying to wring it out. Also you can only twist the mop out one way because if you don't you end up untwisting the mop head and it drops off. I would not recommend this product at all and if I can find my reciept I intend to return it as it is not fit for purpose. One disappointed customer.
28 November 2012
Really good product, put together easily and works well to squeeze excess water from the mop. Handle a little flimsy otherwise would be 5 star
29 August 2012
Wipes the floor with the competition
Having tried many of the cheapest varieties of mop-bucket-mop combos, I decided to take a step up from these disappointing experiences and see what John Lewis had to offer. When the kit was delivered the mop handle itself was in several parts and required assembly. Unfortunately though, it's not possible to subsequently dismantle the handle-device, meaning it's not suitable as a 'travel-mop'.
The bucket did not feature 'John Lewis' branding. I'm sure you share my disappointment at this discovery as the logo carries with it the mark of quality and the status of a well tended household. This was integral to my decision to purchase this item, but shows a lack of thoroughness in my research so I won't mark it up on the debit side of the ledger.
In terms of appearnce, the mop-bucket set does not go for the garish yellow colour pallette favoured by most designers of mopping accessories. It is very pleasing to the eye and avoids anger arising from the conspicuosness of the filth adhering to the sides of the bucket. The handle, once assembled, is slightly flexible. This makes swift side-to-side mopping very easy, but is not ideal for heavy scrubbing where one's body weight is placed behind the handle and pushed forward. This, again is down to personal mopping style and so I can't bring myself to lower my rating by another merit point.
The squeezer mechanism does not feature a handle but is very efficient at moisture release, and does not pull the lid from the bucket. The material of the mop is durable, and is far superior to what I like to call the 'string' style of mop head, which can disintegrate quickly and become hard to clean. I have mopped my uncompromising kitchen floor several times with this mop now and I am delighted to say that the mop has withstood this daunting task and several sojourns in the washing machine.
02 May 2012
This is a great idea and the rotating mop head speed does a great job of keeping the mop dry. Unfortunately, the mop handle broke on the first use and is not nearly robust enough for the use for which it is intended.
As the bucket and mop are sold together, this is not helpful.
17 November 2011
Absolutely Awful - do not buy
I would definitely not recommend this product at all for the following two reasons
1. The mop handle is weak and bends because it comes in parts so it doesn't clean very well at all.
2. The mop head falls off every time you try and squeeze it.
24 October 2011