If you’re about to buy a spin mop then hold off until you’ve read our reviews and buying guide. We’ve done the research and are happy to share our findings of the 7 best spin mops for 2020. Below our List, you’ll find short Overviews of each spin mop, for those that want to make a quick buying decision and get on with their day. If you prefer digging deeper into which spin mop to buy, scroll down to the Detailed Reviews that are included after the Spin Mop Buying Guide.
Our Top Spin Mop List
Here are the 7 top spin mops we’ll be looking at in more depth below. Click any link for the best prices on Amazon.
“One of the first spin mops on the market, the O-Cedar EasyWring has racked up a lot of sales over the years. It’s currently the #1 seller for Wet Mops at Amazon.”
“The first push-type spin mop, winning innovation awards in 2011 when introduced.”
“The current Hurricane spin mop pedal has been redesigned and, to most users, improved. It’s stronger, so if you’ve heard the Hurricane’s pedal broke easily, that shouldn’t be the case with this version.”
“The Mopnado spin mop is one of the higher end options – and you get more with it. It’s the type with a push-down handle.”
“The Casabella spin mop shares many features with the Mopnado and Happinex mops. Priced similarly, it does not include any extras.”
“Libman is one of largest manufacturers of household cleaning tools, so you’re likely familiar with its stock in trade: Decent quality at a competitive cost.”
“This top spin mop has an upgraded handle and bucket for durability and ease of use. It goes head to head with the Casabella spin mop and the Mopnado but doesn’t have wheels.”
The Best Spin Mops for 2020 – Overview
These mops obviously have a lot in common.
- They spin out excess water for hands-free wring using centrifugal force
- Have handles that pivot 180 degrees. They lay flat for reaching under furniture
- Use absorbent, washable microfiber heads
- Are much easier to use than non-spinning mops and wringers
- Could not be called “heavy duty,” and excess pressure on the handle will eventually break it
But our reviews identify differences as well as similarities, so you can determine which has the features you want.
O-Cedar EasyWring Microfiber Spin Mop Bucket Floor Cleaning System
This spin mop gets high marks for value and ease of use. We also have it rated as one of the best hardwood floor mops.
Did you know? The O-Cedar spin mop has been on the market longer than most and has excellent ratings. That’s the definition of a proven track record.
- Unique Shape: The EasyWring is the only mop on the list with a triangular head. The triangle allows you to push the narrow part into corners and behind toilets.
- Foot-pedal design: Push down to operate the spinning wringer, and the entire mop spins.
- Splash guard: The guard encircles the wringer, so stray water won’t splash onto you or the floor.
Twist and Shout Mop – 2019 Edition – Award-Winning Original Hand Push Spin Mop – Life Time Warranty (2 Microfiber Mop heads Included)
The Twist and Shout works via a spinning mechanism in the handle. This is one of our top mops for tile floors too.
Did you know? The first push-type spin mop, winning innovation awards in 2011 when introduced.
- Fewer moving parts: Less chance of parts breaking. But no wheels, so you’ll have to carry it rather than pull it.
- Larger mop head than most – And 2 of them: The 14”-diameter heads cover more ground than O-Cedar’s 11” head.
- Longer handle than most: The 56” long handle is the same length as the Mopnado’s handle. They’re longer than the others.
Hurricane Spin Mop Home Cleaning System by BulbHead, Floor Mop with Bucket Hardwood Floor Cleaner
The Hurricane spin mop uses a bucket with a pedal, like the O-Cedar. But it has its differences.
- The head turns 360-degrees: This is true for most of the spin mops with round heads. The design allows for the mop head to be run along a wall on its edge to clean the baseboard.
- Plastic wringer: Plastic wringers break at a higher rate than metal wringers used by other brands.
- Nice add-ons: Microfiber dusting heads and a bucket dolly with wheels can be bought separately.
Mopnado Stainless Steel Deluxe Rolling Spin Mop with 2 Microfiber Mop Heads – Lime
The Mopnado spin mop is one of the higher end options – and you get more with it. It’s the type with a push-down handle.
Did you know? This mop definitely has the most entertaining demo video! It’s on the Amazon product page.
- Better reach, bigger mop head: The 56” handle and 14” head match the Twist & Shout’s and exceed most others.
- Stainless Steel wringer: It’s tough and won’t corrode.
- Scrubber and extra mophead included: Versatile cleaning, and you won’t have to order a replacement mop head right away.
Casabella Spin Cycle Mop with Bucket – Graphite/Orange
Similar to the Mopnado, the Casabella spin mop has a push-down handle, bucket wheels and a stainless steel wringer.
- Wash your mophead every time: There’s a small projection in the bottom of the bucket that allows the mop head to spin in the water as you push down, flushing out dirt.
- Built-in drawer: Store a sponge or mop head in the bucket drawer.
- Dual handles: They allow the bucket to be less tippy when full.
Libman Mop and Bucket Green/White Spin
This spin mop is priced in the value range. It uses push-down action for wringing and has a rotating head.
Did you know? Libman takes an ecofriendly approach. This includes 2,600 solar power panels and LED lighting at its facilities and the use of recycled materials where possible.
- Locking handle for length: Adjust the handle to your length, and lock it with the lever.
- Stainless steel bucket and handle: They are corrosion-free.
- Removable wringer: Buckets eventually get grungy, and this makes cleaning the inside of the bucket a little easier.
HAPINNEX Spin Mop Wringer Bucket Set – for Home Kitchen Floor Cleaning
The Happinex spin mop is a push-handle design.
Did you know? The current model is redesigned for 2019, so reviews written prior to 2019 might not contain accurate information.
- Cleaning glove: This is the only spin mop kit with one. It’s a nice duster, but can be used damp too.
- New stainless steel handle: The new handle is thicker, so it should be sturdier than the old version.
- Balanced bucket: The handle is offset. With water in the bucket, the offset compensates for the extra weight at one end, and the bucket is balanced.
Spin Mop Buying Guide: Choosing Your Best Mop
Spin mops are a small niche of mops, and they have many similarities as noted earlier.
However, understanding the differences between models is essential to deciding which is best for you.
Foot Pedal vs. Push Handle
How the mophead spins – how it is wrung out – is the key difference in design.
Foot pedal spin mops have been around longer. The wringer spins when the pedal is depressed. The more times you pump the pedal, the more water is wrung from the mophead. Use a fairly damp mop for water-resistant flooring like ceramic tile and sheet vinyl. Use a less damp mop for hardwood and wood-based floors like laminate.
- Pros: Foot pedals often require less effort than push handles.
- Cons: Older adults and anyone with balance issues might be unstable using a pedal spin mop. Over time, some pedals loosen and allow the bucket to leak.
Push handle spin mops are a newer innovation for mops. When the handle is pushed down, a piece within the handle spirals, causing the mophead to spin. The same principle is true – customize how damp the mop is by how many times you push down the handle.
- Pros: You don’t have to stand on one foot to wring the mop.
- Cons: On most push-handle spin mops, the handle has to be unlocked before and locked after wringing – and that’s the most consistent complaint about them.
In terms of overall durability and spin mop cost, the individual spin mop is more important than the type.
Read our product reviews and reviews online for details about each mop’s reliability when comparing spin mops. Prices can be seen by clicking through to the Amazon product page links.
Wheels: Yes or No?
Most spin mops do not have wheels. The wheels add weight and another moving part with the potential to break. It’s worth noting, though, that wheels breaking is rarely reported. Bent and broken handles and failed spin gears are more common.
- Pros: Wheels eliminate the need to lift the bucket when moving from place to place. Both the Mopnado and Casabella spin mops have extending handles, though their designs differ, that allow for easier pulling.
- Cons: While the handles on the wheeled buckets are helpful, you will still probably have to stoop to pull the bucket. Some users will find that puts more strain on their back then lifting the bucket. If you have back issues, then you’ll surely know which activity would be better for you – lifting the bucket or stooping to pull it. Tall buyers often avoid wheeled models because of how low they have to stoop to pull them.
Will you lift a bucket without wheels, or will you drag it across the floor? This is the deciding factor.
If dragging is more likely, consider a wheeled bucket. Dragging a heavy bucket with gritty dirt beneath it might damage your floors. If you’re probably going to lift the bucket anyway, then wheels aren’t needed.
Rinsing Dirt Out of the Mophead
Do you want to rinse the dirt out of your mophead before wringing it out?
Casabella, Happinex and the Mopnado have a cone-like piece on the inside bottom of the bucket for this purpose. Rest the bottom of the mophead plate on the cone, and push the handle down. The mophead spins in the water, rinsing out dirt.
These three spin mops are among the most expensive on the list, so cost is a consideration.
If flushing action sounds to you like a cleaner way to mop, it might be worth the money.
Note: The in-bucket pieces can be seen on the product page links in the Overviews above and Full Reviews below. A picture is worth a thousand words for understanding how they work.
If you’re roughly 5’-10” or taller, you will probably find that a handle 52” or longer will be more comfortable than a shorter handle. Spin mops with longer handles include the Mopnado, Libman, Twist and Shout and Happinex.
Space is a factor too. If your hard floors are in bathrooms, hallways or a small laundry room, a longer handle can be a nuisance, possibly bumping walls behind you and damaging the drywall.
Twist and Shout, Mopnado, Happinex spin mop kits include an extra mophead. Having a spare allows you to keep a clean backup for use when a spill happens that needs immediate attention and one mophead is dirty.
The Mopnado includes a scrubbing brush, and the Happinex adds a cleaning/dusting glove. You’ll have to determine if the value of the accessory is worth the higher cost of these mops.
Stainless Steel vs Plastic Wringers
There’s no doubt stainless steel is more durable than plastic. Neither will corrode, of course. But when manufacturers want the strength of metal, it has to be stainless since most other metals rust.
The data shows, though, that the wringer cage rarely breaks whether it is plastic or stainless steel. If you’d like the extra assurance of steel, your options are the Libman, Happinex, Casabella and Mopnado spin mops.
Full Spin Mop Reviews:
Here are the in-depth spin mop reviews for the products on our list.
O-Cedar EasyWring Microfiber Spin Mop Review
One of the first spin mops on the market, the O-Cedar EasyWring has racked up a lot of sales over the years. It’s currently the #1 seller for Wet Mops at Amazon.
The foot pedal wringer was revolutionary when introduced, and it has been frequently copied. Like the other top spin mops, it has a washable microfiber head that can be used wet or dry.
The mop is safe for use on all hard flooring, but should be wrung fairly dry for wood and laminate.
Best Features: It’s the only mop on the list with a triangular head. This allows it to clean corners more naturally than round mopheads.
The handle telescopes from 24” to 36” and 48”. One of the shorter lengths is ideal for cleaning small bathrooms and other tight spots. Some other mops have a longer handle.
The splashguard in the wringer generally keeps water from spraying you unless you pull the mop out before it is fully wrung.
Biggest Concerns: The wringer is plastic, while other some other spin mops have metal wringers. While fairly durable, they’ve been known to break with typical use.
Overall, durability is a concern, and some users find the kit somewhat cheap. That’s partly to be expected of this budget-priced set.
The handle spins along with the mophead when wringing. It takes a little getting used to – letting the handle spin as you hold it loosely. Some users complain the handle can scratch their hand while it is spinning.
Ratings & Helpful User Reviews: 80% to 84% of the reviews are positive. Negative reviews are 12% to 14%.
The best O-Cedar spin mop reviews show its pros and cons:
- Assembling it was quicker and easier than putting together a spin mop with a push handle.
- You’ll learn how many times to pump the peddle to get the right mop dampness – more for tile, less for hardwood.
- The wringer broke after less than 25 uses…cheap.
- Lightweight for cleaning walls and dusting upper corners.
- Handle broke at a weak point after about 2 months.
- Mophead has been washed in hot water with bleach more than 30 times and still in excellent condition.
- Takes balancing to pump the pedal, so a push-handle spin mop might be better if you have balance issues.
Spin type: Foot pedal
Total length: 51” with mophead attached
Buy this Spin Mop If: Affordability is a top priority and you think you’d prefer a triangular head that does corners and tight spots better than a round mophead.
Twist and Shout Mop 2019 Edition Mop Review
New for the 2019 model is a thicker handle, so it should be stronger, that is 8” longer too. A splash guard has been added to the bucket.
Best Features: To optimize cleaning, the round head rotates, and the handle lays flat for reaching beneath furniture.
The telescoping aluminum alloy handle is reasonably strong.
The self-wringing mechanism functions smoothly.
Oh, and if you enjoy bad dancing videos, the Twist and Shout demo on the Amazon page is “must” viewing.
Biggest Concerns: As with every mop on the list, the handle might break if you’re hard on it. The lifetime warranty is against manufacturing defects. The warranty states, “Don’t apply excessive pressure in the middle of the handle while mopping.” That’s not considered a product defect, so won’t be covered.
The bucket handle connects end to end, not side to side. This makes dumping it a little awkward.
Ratings & Helpful User Reviews: 83% to 86% of Twist and Shout mop reviews are positive. About 12% are negative.
Useful reviews include:
- It’s easy to control mophead dampness with the push wringer.
- Not super sturdy – mop with care.
- The last T&S mop lasted 3+ years of mopping twice a week before the spinning part failed.
- The bucket could use a pour spout.
- The mophead is bigger than others, so cleaning goes faster.
- Doesn’t fit behind our toilet.
- To scrub off stuck dirt, step on the mop fibers and scrub with your foot. Works great.
Spin type: Push handle
Total length: 54” with mophead attached
Extras: Second mophead
Buy this Spin Mop If: You prefer push-handle spinning to a pedal type, like having a replacement mophead included and you don’t mind that you will have to lift and carry the wheel-less bucket rather than pull it.
Hurricane Spin Mop Home Cleaning System
The current Hurricane spin mop pedal has been redesigned and, to most users, improved. It’s stronger, so if you’ve heard the Hurricane’s pedal broke easily, that shouldn’t be the case with this version.
Best Features: Besides the upgraded pedal design, the handle feels beefier than some others.
The head rotates very easily, so “cartwheels” nicely along baseboards in vertical position. The moving wheel provides a little more cleaning power.
Biggest Concern: The plastic wringer and handle might need upgrading next. One or both break on a significant number of users.
Ratings & Helpful User Reviews: Positive Hurricane spin mop reviews are about 70%. More than 20% of the reviews are negative.
Helpful user tips include:
- Easy to assemble and use.
- The bucket is large, so has to be filled in a laundry tub or bathtub.
- Very durable as long as used as directed without too much pressure on the mop handle.
- We bought the separate dusters – they’re great for blinds, shelves and light fixtures.
- Quality is worse than the Hurricane spin mop we bought four years ago.
- Microfiber tassels falling out after a few uses.
- The bucket handle is wide, so very comfortable to carry.
Spin type: Foot pedal
Total length: 49” with mophead attached
Buy this Spin Mop If: A stronger foot pedal design vs poorer quality of the rest of the bucket is a trade-off you’re willing to make.
Mopnado Stainless Steel Deluxe Rolling Spin Mop
The Mopnado is a full-featured spin mop with premium design and build.
Best Features: The wringer is durable corrosion-free stainless steel.
Like the Casabella, there’s an agitator in the bucket for spin-rinsing the mophead.
Pulling the bucket is easy with the retractable handle and wheels. It has a standard handle for carrying.
A soap dispenser attaches to the bucket for convenience.
Biggest Concerns: The longer handle and multiple joints might cause the handle to break more easily when fully extended. If height isn’t an issue, you might not want to fully extend the handle.
Ratings & Helpful User Reviews: Positive ratings are 82% to 85%. About 12% of Mopnado reviews are negative.
The best user reviews are:
- Mophead is absorbent. Quick work on spills.
- Between the wringer and the agitator in the bucket, I always feel like I’m mopping with a clean mop.
- The mophead is losing strands.
- Handle snapped after less than 20 uses.
- The soap dispenser holds enough soap for about three buckets of water.
- Scrubber is useful, but takes time to switch with the mophead.
- Replacement parts like the bucket handle are expensive.
- Best quality of the four spin mops I’ve owned.
Spin type: Push handle.
Total length: 56”
Extras: Scrubbing brush and additional mophead.
Buy this Spin Mop If: You are willing to pay more for good quality and the extras.
Casabella Spin Cycle Mop with Bucket
The Casabella spin mop shares many features with the Mopnado and Happinex mops. Priced similarly, it does not include any extras.
Best Features: There’s a small drawer in the bucket for storing an extra mophead or a small scrub brush. The bucket has two handles for better balance when it is lifted.
Wheels are part of the package, and the handle opposite them extends for pulling. This is a simpler design than the Mopnado’s pull handle and less likely to break.
Additional useful features are a stainless steel wringer basket, spinner on the bottom of the bucket for cleaning the mophead and a soap dispenser. The bucket can be dumped or emptied using the drain plug.
Biggest Concerns: The locking lever on the handle must be released to wring the mop and locked again for mopping.
While nice, the drawback of the drawer is that it reduces water capacity in the bucket.
Ratings & Helpful User Reviews: Positive Casabella spin mop reviews are 66% to 69% while negative reviews are above 20%
Useful comments from owners include:
- Practical design and easy to use.
- Spins very easily, but the locking lever is a pain.
- The handle is too short for some taller users.
- It’s a great dry duster, and wet mopping works well too.
- Be careful not to push too hard, or the mophead disc might scrape the floor.
- The spin recoil broke within a year.
- Takes a little practice to place the mop on the spinner in the bottom of the bucket.
Spin type: Push handle
Total length: 48”
Buy this Spin Mop If: You’re in the market for a full-feature kit and prefer to pull the bucket on wheels rather than lift and carry it.
Libman Mop and Bucket Green/White Spin
Libman is one of largest manufacturers of household cleaning tools, so you’re likely familiar with its stock in trade: Decent quality at a competitive cost.
That’s what this Libman spin mop delivers.
Best Features: The handle adjusts and can be locked at your preferred length up to 53”.
There is a separate handle on the stainless steel wringer that allows you to remove it – for more bucket capacity for other cleaning tasks.
Biggest Concerns: As noted about other push-handle models, you have to unlock the lower portion of the handle to allow the spinner to work. Then it must be relocked for mopping.
The carrying handle isn’t well-balanced, so the bucket is tippy when too full.
Ratings & Helpful User Reviews: Libman green/white spin mop reviews are about 60% positive and more than 30% negative.
Top Libman spin mop reviews include:
- Easy to use, but took 30+ minutes to assemble.
- The bucket handle broke after three months, and the mop handle broke a few weeks later.
- Can wring it out to have the exact amount of water for each task.
- Couldn’t find a Libman brand replacement mophead. Only cheap 3rd party options.
- Mediocre quality, but expected for the price.
- Locking and unlocking the lever is the biggest drawback. Otherwise, it speeds up the work compared to the old wringer mops.
Spin type: Push handle
Total length: Unknown.
Buy this Spin Mop If: You have a limited number of hard floors, so don’t want to spend more for top-quality spin mop.
HAPINNEX 360 Spin Mop Wringer Bucket Set
This top spin mop has an upgraded handle and bucket for durability and ease of use. It goes head to head with the Casabella spin mop and the Mopnado but doesn’t have wheels.
Best Features: An in-bucket spinner ensures dirt particles are flushed from the mophead. The Happinex spinner is larger than those in the other brand buckets, so you won’t have to search around with the mophead to find it.
The clearly visible fill line and new handle design ensure the bucket is well-balanced and not prone to spills. The bucket includes a drain plug. Most users set it in a tub, pull the plug and drain it, and then rinse it out.
The wringer is stainless steel for durability and has its own handle. The telescoping handle is also stainless.
Biggest Concerns: As with all the others, undue pressure, running the handle into furniture and similar events might cause the handle to bend or break at a weak point. It’s best to go easy and let the mophead do the work.
The drain plug leaks in quite a few of these.
Ratings & Helpful User Reviews: 82% to 85% of the Happinex spin mop reviews are positive. Negative reviews run about 12%.
The most useful reviews from consumers show this mop’s pros and cons:
- Light but sturdy – good quality.
- The pivot on the head is stiffer than other mops, so takes a little force to move when mopping.
- Holding up well after 18 months of regular use.
- The bucket is smaller than the Mopnado bucket. Too small, IMO. Holds less water, but easier to carry and store.
- High RPM wringer really gets water out the mophead.
- The drain plug leaks a little.
- Responsive and knowledgeable Happinex customer service was able to answer a question about putting the mop together. Much appreciated.
Spin type: Push handle
Total length: 56”
Extras: Spare mophead and a cleaning glove.
Buy this Spin Mop If: You want a top-rated, full-feature spin mop at a competitive cost.