Is the New Xiaomi Handheld Electric Mop Useful Tool for Cleaning Your Floors?

Feb. 21, 2018, noon

I want to introduce the Handled Electric Mop from Xiaomi - a modern way to mop hard floors. Thanks to GearBest for giving us the opportunity to test this product. Xiaomi's mission is to improve and simplify our lives with cool products that do our job in the household with ease. Let's face it, not everyone loves to mop hard floors, and we are no exception. 
The Xiaomi SWDK Handled Electric Mop D260 is a device you've been dreaming of, and here is why.

First Glance

The Xiaomi Handled Electric Mop has a minimalist design; no wonder since Xiaomi makes all their products this way. Inside the box, I found an electric mop with a grip divided into four parts, so I had to put together all the pieces to make it look like one of the manufacturer's pictures. The device is wireless, there was an adapter to charge it. It has a 150 ml measuring cup and three types of mopping pads. In any case, the mop looks very useful, which makes me want to clean my floor more often.Xiaomi Electric Mop appearance

Mopping pads

The mop features three distinct types of mopping pads for different user preferences.

A standard durable mopping pad is for cleaning dirt while absorbing water. Two types of fibers located on opposite sides easily remove stubborn stains.

A durable terry mopping pad with a terry edge works by an electrostatic principle that absorbs hair.

Xiaomi Electric Mop - mopping pad

A disposable environmentally-friendly mopping pad is made of a degradable material. It features excellent cleaning capacity without pollution.

The mopping pads are very easy to replace and maintain. Before getting started, place it on the floor and press the device on it. The SWDK is ready to work. After finishing the whole mopping process, you just remove the pad and wash it with water and some washing gel (I use washing gel after every cleaning).

Xiaomi Electric Mop from the bottom

Cleaning Performance

The Xiaomi handled electric mop is equipped with a high-frequency motor that operates with up to 1000 revolutions per minute. The manufacturer claims it removes all varieties of dirt and the most stubborn stains. How does it work in real life? 

Three types of mopping pads work for different cleaning needs.

Xiaomi SWDK Electric Mop

The mop handle rotates at 90 degrees, allowing it to clean in hard-to-reach places.

There is a LED light that illuminates the floor, making dirt and stains visible. The LED light is on when the unit is in cleaning mode. When I turn the grid in an upright stage, the device stops working and turns on the "save-energy" mode.

Xiaomi electric mop with led flashlight

The electric mop makes only 68 dB of noise when it operates. It is not loud, and I can hear what's going on around when mop. 

The charge indicator shows the battery level, so you know exactly when the electric mop needs to recharge. When there is one light on - the unit needs to be recharged. 

To start working, I fill the main receptacle with water, put on any of the three mopping pads, and press the "Power" button located on its long handle. The manufacturer doesn't mention about adding some washable liquids, I do add it when mopping.  There is also a button for the liquid atomizer, so the device is not only for mopping but also works as a floor polisher. 

Xiaomi electric mop power button

There is no stop button. When the electronic assistant finishes cleaning, I push the handle to its upright position, and the device goes into energy-saving standby mode. 

I should say that even the regular durable mopping pad handles hair with ease. For sure, maybe the one with terry would do it better, but if you're not in the mood to change the cloth that is only for absorbing hair, the standard mopping pad does the work as well. For instance, my wife has long hair, it might get clogged as the standard pad doesn't work to remove hair, but it takes a few seconds to remove the hair from the cloth. 

As for me, the electric mop works great. I have a type of tile in the kitchen that is not easy to get clean especially if there are some stains. The polisher performs excellently at removing stains and leaving my floors polished. 

Unboxing and a first test

Operation

Operating this thing is easy. Actually, I can clean with only one hand. The head is flexible, the unit itself is lightweight, so it is effortless to operate the mop. 

Battery

The handled electric mop comes with a 2,000 mAh Li-ion battery. It lasts for almost one hour. It is equivalent to 4-5 cleaning in an area of 100 meters. It takes about 3 hours to charge the battery fully.

I live in a 60 square meter apartment (645 sq.f.), most of the living area is covered with carpets. I charged the unit a few times only since there is not too much of the area to use the mop on. The battery life is long, you won't be annoyed by recharging it if you own an average-size home. It takes about 15-20 minutes top to clean my space.

Xiaomi Electric Mop Main Features:

Weight & Dimensions

Xiaomi Handheld Electric Mop Specs
Weight 2.1 kg / 4.7 lbs
Height 5 cm / 1.9 in
Width 27 cm / 10.6 in
Height 30 cm / 11.8 in

What you get with the Xiaomi Electric Handle Mop

  1. Electric mop
  2. 2-in-1 normal mopping pad
  3. 2-in-1 terry mopping pad
  4. 10 disposable mopping pad
  5. 150 ml measuring cup
  6. Adapter
  7. Connecting rod

Pros

Cons

Why you have to get the Xiaomi SWDK Handheld Electric Mop

The device is easy to maintain and operate. All you need is full it with water, press start, and the unit will do the rest. It easily cleans stubborn stains which is impressive. The floor looks polished after mopping even when I didn't use anything except water. I would recommend this electronic assistant because, with this thing, mopping floor is a joy, not a job you hate.

[Update, 2019] I have used the unit for more than six months so far. I am more than happy to have it, I hated manual mopping. Now all I need to do is take the thing, add water and washing liquid (I love the smell with it), and press the button. It takes not too long to get my floors clean, and what is most important, I love doing it! I have washed the standard pad in the washing machine, it didn't change its shape and looked good and freshly clean. Overall, I am pleased with the SWDK, I wish it could mop my floors on its own though.  


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