Rubbish sponge mop
Sponge has no grip i.e. just slides over floors without any ability to rub surface clean. After one use just disintegrates during the next use. I have fallen into the expensive trap of buying these refill sponge mops thinking I may have had a dud batch.... but they are all useless. I will be returning several of them to the retailer.
Not happy with my Sabco product!
Am absolutely over shoddy Sabco floor mop sponge...used to be good but sponges do not last and the sponge pulls out of the mounting holes when sponge dries and curls up and hard to get back in...This is the green model ... had big problems with the model previous... No more Sabco mops for me!!.
The sponges fall apart after around only 6 uses
I have used Sabco sponge mops for decades. In the last 3 years or so, the sponges are of very poor quality. They degrade after a few uses and seem to "rot" and fall apart, leaving bits all over the floor and then no "mopping" ability ie won't hold water. I always rinse them out thoroughly after use and air dry them. I use small amount of standard detergent in the water. Basically used them exactly the same way I have for decades. Sponges used to last over a year, now lucky to last a couple of months. I will throw out my 3 Sabco mop handles and try some other method. The sponges used to be very good but are now simply expensive for very poor quality ($13 for 2).
The sponge is expensive, short lasting rubbish.
The mop principle function is fine but the sponges are shoddy, short lived and ridiculously expensive. Maybe someone out there can fill the breach?
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.
This mop is dreadful. I struggled to get the sponge off the mop to take the packaging off. Now, every time I wring it, the sponge falls off, often into the bucket of hot, soapy water. Te sponge does not wring out well even if I hold it on myself during and after wringing, so my floors end up very wet, and so I end up with streaky, nasty looking floors. Terrible product.
Sponge falls off, packaging frustrating, screw pins very difficult to use, sponge stays too wet, leaves floor covered in a lake
Sabco Lightning Mop
your mop is junk it marks and takes paint off around the lower of cubords and around the outer of the bath as you get near them or try to get under the foot area it is far to high (thick) i got that mad i went outside and smashed it on the ground i cant belive anyone would put a thing like this on the shelf for sale
Save your time & money!
Complete rip off buy. Fell apart in no time. Expected better from an Australian company! It appears the A in Sabco should stand for abroad as that's the main influence for product it appears. Shame! Not the only time I've tried their products and felt disappointed. Had enough. I'll stick to Oates brand.
Waste of time & money no quality at all.
Hopeless, after only a few uses, the sponge falls of as the screws went straight through the flimsy bits of plastic that are supposed to hold them. Mop is therefore useless and we have to buy another. Also can't find receipt however, retailer would possibly refund to maintain their reputation
Can't use it anymore
Mopless in Melbourne
Staggeringly poor design - do not purchase!
This mop is made to an incredibly poor design - the sponge is held in place by tiny, flimsy wafers of plastic. These broke off after only a few uses, and the mop is now unusable.
I cannot understand how Sabco could release such a shoddy product onto the market. Clearly their quality control department was not on the ball at all.
Incredibly poor design!!!
Not the best.
It was really hard to undo the bolts to remopve the plastic wrap packaging. I had to use pointy nose pliars to remove the back 2. I used it on tiles and lino. After you squeeze the mop out it still drips because of the white scrubing pad on the front. It does not soak up the water from the floor very well so it takes a long time for the floors to dry. I would not buy this mop again.
My last mop was a Sabco and I was quite happy with it and as it needed replacing I bought a Sabco Lighting Mop.....I had trouble from the start, I couldn't remove the screws (nuts) to remove the plastic wrapping. I did manage to undo the front two screws but the back two screws had no space to get your fingers around the screw. I contacted Sabco and was told to use pliers or rubber gloves (I can't get fingers around the nut let alone with rubber gloves on) and I don't have pliers...I will borrow some though and give it a try but really don't feel I should have to do this everytime I have to put a new sponge on the mop. Unfortunately I don't have my receipt otherwise I would take it back. I was also told by Sabco "due to similar feedback about the screws being too tight to undo, we have changed the design slightly". I feel if they have had previous complaints they should have recalled the product till they sorted out the design.... it is bad luck for me though as I got the dud design and am out of pocket $18.00. I have tiles in the bathroom and timber floors throughout the house, I also felt the mop was too bulky as it wouldn't go under the vanity or low furniture, it needs to be flatter like their older models and maybe swivel like some other mops I have seen.
Bad design, too bulky,
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