Used to be good
Vileda first changed the mop sticks made them tiny and cheap. Now the microfibre mop heads are paper thin making it difficult to move the mop across the floor without expending lots of energy. Vileda have become very cheap and nasty. The mopheads in the supermarket are like the ones I've purchased previously - Good quality. The latest ones I recieved were direct from Vileda.
Purchased in September 2019 for $139.00.
Best mop ever
I have been using the Vileda ultra max mop for years. I brought it with me to AU from Europe over 8 years ago. I have had to get a new system in that time because pole was rusted but, I was fortunate enough to find a set. I have also bought new cleaning pads over the years. It is very easy to use however, they do need to go back to the old bucket design.The handle on the new one interferes with squeezing the mop. It’s such and easy mop to use so I don’t understand the complaints about it being difficult. My latest pole is rusting away and I have had to tape the handle at the right length but I won’t part with it. Please vileda bring back the best mop ever.
Great mop ever
Reading other comments it is quite obvious people don't know how to use the mop. You can wash the mop and don't need to put your hands in the soapy water to rinse. As I am a professional home cleaner I have used this product extensively, although the handles do give up and I guess I have had at least 10 and a lot of refills but that's fine. Why it is no longer available I can not work out as it was the only mop of its kind, I used it for cleaning showers, walls and of course floors. TIME TO BRING BACK A TOP PRODUCT AND IF YOU MARKET THE PODUCT CORRECTLY YOU WILL SELL HEAPS.
Terrible mop head and bucket
Hate this mop head too big to fit the bucket & Micro fibre head leaves the floor wet. A few years ago best mop ever with cotton mop head & different bucket. Why O Why did you have to change it. Used to be a fabulous product please bring the original one back I would be first in line to buy it.
NOT A FAKE REVIEW !! Used properly this beats any other mop by a MILE!! Sadly Discontinued??
Have used mine for years (maybe 10 to 15) for polished floors and tiled floors. Have only ever had one pad and just throw it in the wash now and again. Wanted to buy a replacement pad and new handle set (Both worn out now) which is when I discovered they're discontinued... Anyone who hates the one they have please private message me so we can get in touch. I'm in Mornington Victoria.
Good product but - bad marketing - keep changing heads or refill sizes
The design in my opinion is good. But the company keeps changing the head or something so if you still have the old one but pole has rusted, and had bought many refills refills/microfibre pads, they will not fit the new one, cos they keep changing them. It's a money making gimmick, stupid marketing strategy. For the price, the quality should be better. The pole should not rust and the size of head and clips and size of bucket or where you insert the mop into the bucket should remain the same. SO it's sad that the company is only interested i...n making more sales, not bothered with keeping customers happy with a lasting design. I bought several refills for the ultra max. Liked the product but had to change pole twice as it rusted very quickly but as they keep changing them in size/fit they all are different so the old design refills do not fit. Bad marketing strategy.I will not go back to using them as they are not interested in building their customer base but in quick sales. Fooling the public/customers. Very disappointed. And when i look at the reviews here, there has been little or zero response from the company or their representative in australia. Not impressed at all. What a shame. i'd give it a 4 rating but because they keep changing the design, i think it deserves a 2 or 3 at the most.
Why should it be this hard ??
This is a mop. A useful and necessary piece of household cleaning equipment. It should be simple to use. It should be effective after years of design and it should be durable.
This mop is none of the above. A complete and utter piece of junk. I defy anyone who can even determine how to wring the water ...that is if you are fortunate enough to have a giant sized bucket to fit the useless head.
Ignore the fake positive reviews.
Best Mop Ever
Ultra max Mop can not be beaten !!! I am a cleaner of new construction sites .
1 mop last me about 4 years and it gets a hard work out in that time .1 replacement pad twice a year it is great for picking up and removing the dust. I find it easy to use and know i am picking up the the dust with the microfibre pad and not pushing it back into the grout lines like most mops do. It dose rust at join with the old red pole .. that is my only criticism!
I just wish they would bring them back to stores to buy . But u can buy online on velida website.
MADE MY WORK EASER:) AAA
Complete piece of junk!!
I bought this to replace the trusty old sponge kind of mop. It's rubbish. The bucket says on the side "Easier Wringing", I'd hate to have seen the other bucket they brought out. The mop head doesn't seem to fit into the squeezing bit so you have to hold the head and poke it in. The handle wobbles about, it doesn't seem to wring out any water and my 3 year old daughter has learnt a new word today which she hasn't stopped using. I'm waiting on a call back from customer service where I hope they offer me a refund. Pretty disappointed with this product.
Love This Mop!
My only criticism is that the plastic coating on the handle, where it screws into the mop head mechanism ends up rusty and the plastic coatings breaks off. Aside from that I Love This Mop! It only takes changing a couple of mop heads to get used to the press studs. I have about 12 mop heads, i change mine every night when I mop the floor. Most of the time I mop only with hot water, every so often I will add a dash of disinfectant. I've just broken my handle, may fault and am now shopping for a replacement. Will stay with this same mop as I love it, glides across my timber floors with ease :)
Caution in matching mop to bucket
Caution - There are different mops and buckets that are not necessarily interchangeable - my mistake. Maybe if the company colour-matched mops to buckets it may help. Have spent ages trying to get the large label off the bucket and ended up with a big sticky mess, so I can't return the bucket. It would be so easy to use a more suitable glue.
Not bad for a wet mop
This mop was purchased to spot clean dirty areas on highly glazed tiles. E. G. Kitchen floor, between full floor steam mopping.
It does not clean as good as the steam mop.
The cleaning cloth head leaves the floor as dry as the steam mop providing hot water is used.
Attaching & detaching of the mop cloth is not the easiest and requires quite a bit of finger pressure.
Removing excess water from the mop after rinsing requires a bit of practice but is effective. The swivel head does not make this the easiest of tasks.
Considered overpriced for the material quality of the product.
A long step backwards in mop design
If you follow the instructions, prepare for foul language. The buttons don't clip on properly, and there seems no reason the spongy bit isn't attached with plastic screws. To bend and squeeze the pad, you'll end up handling this rather than the older technique of pulling a lever or pushing one with a foot. The head will wobble around madly, because there's no way to fix it in position
Expensive, clumsy, inefficient
I hate this mop. It doesn't wring out properly in the expensive matching bucket, therefore it leaves water streak marks all over my hardwood floors. The only time this doesn't happen is when the weather is really hot and the floors manage to dry super fast. If it had been a cheaper product I wouldn't be as bothered but in my opinion it is not worth the money.
I've given it a good 2 months in the hopes that it would grow on me and my technique would perhaps improve the results but no such luck. I will start searching for a new mop this weekend!
Swivel head makes it easy to maneuver
Expensive, doesn't wring out properly
This has been my mop of choice since swapping from one of the those old sponge ones. It is the best! It glides around the floor with easy and is easy to wring out in the matching bucket. It has a swivel head so its easy to clean along skirting boards and tight spaces. I believe it is machine washable but I havent tried as I dont want to waste water washing it on its own! It can take a little getting used to the the 'lock' mechanism once the mop is wrung out, but it doesnt take long to get the hang of it! It can be a little pricey for the out...lay of the handle, bucket and mop pad, but often they are sold as a pack and they last a while which makes them more economical Cleans floors with ease Price, cleaning the floor pads. Takes a bit of getting used to
Questions & Answers
Hi my name is Michael, I have a Velida mop and bucket, when working it is great, but the foot pedal stops retracting when you take your foot off it, it is the second time i have experienced this problem you have to spin the bowl backwards to raise the pedal, this is the same problem with the other bucket i purchased, it has a red top and pedal. not impressed with this product plus it is expensive to buy.
may have to look for something else that will do the job with out any problems.
My Email address is [contact details removed], would appreciate a reply.
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