Better than O-Cedar? This Maneuverable Spin Mop Gave All My Floors a Streak-Free Clean
On everything from linoleum to hardwood, the Tsmine Spin-Mop Bucket System soaks up messes and powers through grime.
Hate or love it, mopping is a chore that many people have to complete every week. While there are many types of mops to choose from, spin mops promise an efficient way to clean the floor without having to touch dirty mopheads. I recently had the opportunity to test six of the best spin mops on the market, and the Tsmine Spin-Mop Bucket System earned the top spot for its cleaning ability and ease of use.
During testing, I used the Tsmine and five other spin mops to clean hardwood, luxury vinyl plank, linoleum, and tile floors in my home. I assessed how well each cleaned and how easy it was to remove the microfiber mopheads. I also performed an absorbency test, wringer test, and stuck-on-mess test. The Tsmine absorbed a half cup of water in only four passes and powered through dried-on ketchup and apple juice. Plus, its handle wringer was more efficient than the pedal-wringer options.
Tsmine Spin-Mop Bucket System: At a Glance
- Includes 6 machine-washable microfiber mopheads designed to last up to 2 years
- Bucket system features a carry handle, pull handle, and wheels for easy maneuvering
- Handle-wringer system is efficient, easy to use, and outperforms pedal versions
- Twist lock on the wringer handle is difficult to use with wet hands
- Removing the mopheads without tearing the microfiber strands is tricky at first
What is the Tsmine Spin-Mop Bucket System?
The Tsmine Spin-Mop Bucket System comes with a bucket featuring wheels, a pull handle, and a carry handle. Rather than using a foot pedal like other popular spin mops, the Tsmine features a handle-wringer system. It also includes six microfiber mopheads and a removable soap-pump bottle. The mop handle is telescopic up to 61 inches. The wringer basket and mop handle are made of durable stainless steel, and the bucket is plastic.
As soon as I received the mop, I decided to test its functionality by filling the bucket with water and cleaning my floors. I started by trying its pump handle-wringer system. The Tsmine locks and unlocks via a twist mechanism near the bottom of the handle. I used the wringer system by first positioning the mop over the spin washer and pumping the handle up and down. Then I placed the microfiber mophead in the wringer basket, and five pumps left the mop at the ideal moisture level for cleaning. Finally, I twisted the lock mechanism back in place before washing my floors.
How easy is the Tsmine spin mop to put together?
The Tsmine Spin-Mop Bucket System came with an assembled bucket and a mop handle that was in five pieces. The mop handle was easy to put together, and it took me less than 5 minutes to assemble. I twisted the three stainless steel pieces together to form the pole and added a plastic connector piece at the bottom to attach the mophead. The microfiber mopheads were also simple to attach. I laid a microfiber mophead on the floor with the plastic disc side facing upward, centered the mop over the disc, and used my foot to push down until I heard a click. Although it took me a couple of tries to get the hang of it, the Tsmine had the easiest-to-remove mophead—a significant selling point when comparing it to the other spin mops I tested. I had to use a lot of force to remove some of the other models’ mopheads, occasionally resulting in torn microfiber strands, but the Tsmine’s process was simple.
After I used the mop, I detached the microfiber mophead by first stepping on the plastic portion of the mophead and gently pulling the mop handle up. Then I switched my foot to the microfiber strands and pulled the mop away from me, and the microfiber mophead clicked out of place.
Is the Tsmine Spin-Mop Bucket System easy to use?
During testing, most spin mops were intuitive to use, but the Tsmine’s handle-wringer and plush microfiber mop heads placed it above the competition. Some of the spin mops I tried would scrape against my floors when I mopped at certain angles. The thickness of the Tsmine’s microfiber strands prevented the plastic head from scraping and made reaching around cabinets, toilets, and furniture a breeze. The wringer was also simple to use. The spin washer allows for pumping the mop while dipping it into the water bucket. It only took five pumps on the stainless steel wringer to dry the mop to the ideal level for cleaning hardwoods. The 61-inch telescopic handle made it more comfortable to clean with, especially in comparison to the shorter 51-inch handle on the popular O-Cedar spin mop. When I used the O-Cedar mop, the handle wouldn’t stay locked in place and felt too small for me, even though I’m only 5 feet 6 inches tall. I didn’t have any comfort issues with the Tsmine.
Does the Tsmine spin mop clean well?
I performed four tests on all the spin mops I tried. These tests included how many swipes it took to absorb a half cup of water, how well each mop cleaned dried-on apple juice and ketchup, how many wringer pumps it took to dry the mophead, and how well each mop tackled everyday messes. It took four swipes back and forth for the Tsmine to absorb a half cup of water. It took only two swipes to remove both the apple juice and ketchup that I allowed to dry overnight on a luxury vinyl plank floor.
The wringer system also scored well, leaving the microfiber mophead damp and ready to mop after five wrings and completely dry after 25 wrings. For everyday cleaning, the thickness of the mophead removed dirt without a problem. It was able to clean up against baseboards and furniture. I even used it to clean the wooden legs of my dining room table. The bucket features a drain plug for easy draining, but I found it easier to dump the bucket in the sink.
Is the Tsmine spin mop worth the money?
At its current price of $49.99, the Tsmine spin mop is worth the money. I tested a total of six mops, ranging from about $35 to $109. While the Tsmine is in the middle of the price range, the quality construction and six machine-washable mopheads that are designed to last up to 2 years make it a good buy. The spin mop is compatible with any mopping solution and works on all sealed hard-floor surfaces. It absorbs liquid, is easy to push, cleans without leaving streaks, and drains via a plug or by dumping the bucket.
This model is also ideal for those who can’t carry around a heavy mop bucket—the wheels and pull handle make it easy to take from room to room. Some of the cheaper options I tested came with fewer mopheads and didn’t score as well on everyday cleaning and wringer functionalities. For those who don’t want to order replacement parts anytime soon, the Tsmine Spin-Mop Bucket System is a great choice.
Is the Tsmine spin mop right for you?
Although individual preferences will help determine which spin mop is right for you, the Tsmine is a great option. It’s easy to push, features durable stainless steel on the handle and wringer, and offers convenient maneuvering. Plus, since the mopheads should last a long time, you shouldn’t have to worry about ordering replacements in the near future.
However, those looking for a product that offers attachments might prefer the Hapinnex spin mop. The Hapinnex also scored high in our cleaning and absorbency tests and comes with four microfiber mopheads, a scrub brush, and a chenille mophead. The scrub brush is ideal for cleaning grout or tile, and the chenille mophead proved useful in removing dust from ceilings and walls. At a slightly higher price than the Tsmine, the Hapinnex model is also a good buy. One of the biggest differences is that it doesn’t feature wheels or a pull handle, making it less ideal for those who don’t want to carry a bucket around.
While the Tsmine spin mop isn’t as fancy as a steam mop or robot mop, it delivers a streak-free and dirt-free clean thanks to the plush microfiber mopheads and efficient wringer basket. After use, the mopheads can go in a washing machine to remove dirt and grime, leaving them ready for your next cleaning session.
Meet the Tester
Katie Barton has over 10 years of experience in product writing, has tested dozens of cleaning products, and has authored hundreds of articles for major media outlets. Her cleaning and organizing advice has been featured on GOBankingRates, Realtor.com, Yahoo!, Cabin Life, and more. She takes an unbiased approach to product testing, using each product multiple times or for several days to determine efficacy. Her goal is to help readers decide which products are worth their hard-earned money and which fall flat.