How to take a good design and ruin it.
I have used Sabco 4 post mops for years quite happily. But then when I bought the latest one noticed that they had changed the sponge mounting. Instead of the 4 small holes that you fed the threaded posts through and then did up the long tunnel nuts, now they have large diameter holes with "fingers" in them.
This is apparently the dumbed down version that has been foisted on us consumers. It has been expertly designed so that after about 5 uses the tunnel nuts are pulled through the fingers as the sponge dries and contracts. This bends the fingers and like all plastic that is bent, it does not recover.
From then on every time you squeeze the sponge, one or 2 of the tunnel connector pop out leaving half the sponge rung out and the other half dripping wet.
The ultimate product - one that self destructs!
Time to buy a competitors product.
dont buy it
I agree with all the comments, sponges last two weeks at most - leaves bits of sponge all over the floors, probably the worst mop I have purchased, expensive to buy will be ditching it!
Sponges break up really quickly. Plastic edges scrape the floor. I like the replaceable strip at the front. I've had Sabco mops before and they have been fine, but this one is awful.
Used to have a really good model (SAB31019), but this one is junk.
Used to have a Lightning Quick Dry (SAB31019) but for some crazy reason they stopped making the refills for them. My friend has just used the last refill she had and still thinks it's the best mop ever.(31019). Sorry but the 30022 is hopeless (junk). The sponge just falls apart and then falls off. Why make something good and then discontinue it? Looks like it's back to Oates or Vileda.
Very annoying, not happy!
Sponge pulls out off the mounting holes when sponge dries and curlers up. I am sure I am not the only person with this problem.
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