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I have three teenagers, a 9-year old, a Bernese Mountain Dog, and three cats. For these reasons, I am thrilled to have discovered the Twin Tank Steam Mop. I skimmed the instruction booklet, but was easily able to figure out how to get the mop set up. (Water in one tank, cleaning solution in the other--though you don't have to use cleaning solution and can just use steam, if you wish.) I plugged it in--and noticed the nice long cord--and the steam began almost immediately. I was able to quickly and easily steam clean my floors.
My only issue was that the steam mop seemed a little heavy but what is that compared to the hassle of old-fashioned mops and buckets and squeezing out the mop into the bucket? (Oh, how I hated that.)
You can also use the steam mop to "refresh" your carpets, but I'm not totally sure what that means. I just used mine to clean my tile floors and I was very pleased with the results. The floors dried quickly and the cleaning solution did not leave the floors sticky.
All in all, two thumbs up. Where has this steam mop been my whole life?
(I received a sample of this product to facilitate my review, but my opinions are entirely my own.)
I Am Hutterite is a memoir (my favorite kind of non-fiction). It's the true story of the author's seemingly idyllic life growing up in a Hutterite colony in Canada. The Hutterites are similar to the Amish in that they are a religious group that live together in community, shunning the outside world.)
When the author was ten, her parents made the decision to leave the colony. As you can imagine, this was a major adjustment to the whole family. The family's adjustment to life outside the colony is as interesting as the description of life inside the colony.
Well-written. Excellent read. I loved it.