Rubbermaid Reveal Spray Mop

Rubbermaid Reveal logoRubbermaid always comes up with innovative new products, especially when it comes to food storage containers. Did you know that they make tons of other household products, too? Most recently, Rubbermaid has introduced the Reveal Spray Mop. This new mop allows you to clean your way while saving money and wasting less. They say that the average user can save up to $50 a year vs. the leading spray mop!

How does the Rubbermaid Reveal Spray Mop work?

It may look heavy-duty, but the mop is actually very lightweight. It comes with a microfiber pad that attaches tightly and magically to the mophead, almost like Velcro. It also comes with a refillable bottle that you can fill with your own custom cleaning solution. Simply mix two tablespoons of your favorite cleaning product with hot water, close the cap, and click it into the Rubbermaid Reveal Spray Mop.

Reveal Refillable BottleCleaning with Reveal

While mopping, you can control the amount of solution you dispense by putting little or a lot of pressure on the trigger. Spray a little for a small mess and a lot for those tougher messes. This is a little tricky, though, because I found myself frequently spraying the wall or table legs if I didn’t aim the mop correctly. It can be tilted back or forth to increase or decrease the spray area.

I love that the mop needs no batteries or special refills. And the pad doesn’t slip off! I was a Swiffer user for a few years, and always felt that it was wasteful and expensive, but continued to use it because it was convenient. But no more… I’m now a Rubbermaid Reveal convert!

The Pad

Close Up of Microfiber Pad

Microfibers are ultra-thin fibers (1/100 the thickness of a strand of hair!) that grab onto dirt and grime and hold on tight, leaving you an amazingly clean floor. This microfiber pad is thick and wide, which allows it to reach deep into cracks and crevices to pick up more dirt than traditional sponge mops. It also helps floors dry faster and can be washed and reused up to 100 times. A closeup of the pad is pictured to the right. Microfiber is definitely the way to go!

Reveal Recipes

Rubbermaid provided me with a few cleaning solution ‘recipes’ to try with my new Rubbermaid Reveal Spray Mop, all using products that I already have in my pantry, under the kitchen sink, or in the bathroom. Just mix the ingredients together in the refillable bottle, close the cap, and click it into the mop. To give your custom solution a clean scent, add a few drops of lemon juice or your favorite scented oil to the mix! Note: Be sure to follow all manufacturer recommendations when choosing products to clean your floor! ;)

Cleaning Solution 1 (works well on hardwood floors)
2 tablespoons ammonia
½ cup white vinegar
½ teaspoon of baby shampoo
Fill the rest with hot water.

Cleaning Solution 2 (perfect for glazed tiles, vinyl, soft tile, cement, brick, and laminate)
2 tablespoons white vinegar
2-3 drops liquid soap
Fill the rest with hot water.

Cleaning Solution 3 (great for unglazed tiles, marble, stone, and slate)
2 tablespoons baking soda
2-3 drops liquid soap
Fill the rest with hot water.

Cleaning Solution 4 (also works well on hardwood floors)
1 tablespoon white vinegar
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
Fill the rest with hot water.


Rubbermaid Reveal Spray MopThe Rubbermaid Reveal Spray Mop is available for purchase at Home Depot, Target, and select Walmart stores for around $30. It comes with one pad and one bottle, but extra pads and bottles can be purchased separately. For more detailed information on the Reveal Spray Mop, please visit


One lucky reader will win their very own Rubbermaid Reveal Spray Mop kit. To enter, please leave a comment telling me what your favorite cleaning solution ‘recipe’ is!

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  • P.S – My friend Carolyn is also giving one away at The Art of Random Willy-Nillyness! Go enter her contest and come back and leave a comment here saying you did so, for an extra entry into my giveaway!

Contest ends September 18th, 2010 11:59 pm EST. US and Canada only; one person per household may enter. Leave a separate comment per entry & a valid email address. Winner, chosen at random, has 3 days to claim their prize. Note: Canadian winners might get charged C.O.D. The sponsor has no control over this and cannot do anything to refund the charges.

Disclosure: Rubbermaid provided me with a sample of the product pictured above to facilitate my review, but all opinions are my own.


  1. dianad says

    We just bought a product called Pro-Tek which is a great cleaner for everything. The supply we bought should last our lifetime. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway

  2. says

    I neeeeed all the help I can get with mopping. I never have time to pull out the real mop but the disposable system I’m using just isn’t cutting it. As for a cleaning solution…..I used to use a vinegar/water mix but I’m not sure that really worked. ha!

  3. Nicole says

    I have been using vinegar and water for years. I don’t like to use chemicals around my kids, and the mixture will clean just about anything. Sometimes I add a few drops of essential oil- like lemon or orange- so it doesn’t have such a strong vinegar smell.

  4. nicole says

    I use the Vinegar and veggie oil on our hardwoord floors! I also like to use pine sol at times. I just love the smell!

  5. Judy Bradley says

    I usually like vinegar and hot water, nothing harsh or smelly as I have allergies and my little grandchildren come over here & I have to remember to be child proof here (if there is such a thing!)

  6. Susan says

    I use vinegar + baking soda + hot water once a month to get all the nastiness out of my sink/drain. Works wonders!

  7. NJJ says

    My fave cleaning solution recipe is using 1/4 cup of Mr. Clean w/ Febreze and a bucket of water! Hey, I need something that kills germs and disinfects too LOL! :)

  8. Jennifer B says

    most of my faves were already listed but for the bathtub I fill it up with hot water and add vinegar, lemon juice and peroxide

  9. Cheryl L says

    My recipe is really simple, It’s baking soda and a little water, to create a paste let it sit and then scrub away!

  10. Karie Bentham says

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  11. marci says

    my favorite cleaning solution ‘recipe’ is mr.clean/mop n glo combo–the floor will shine while the house smells fresh. :)

  12. renee says

    I use lemon baking soda paste (mix a little baking soda with water and a few drops of lemon juice to add a clean scent) to clean bathroom fixtures.

  13. patricia says

    My favorite solution:
    2 tablespoons white vinegar
    2-3 drops liquid soap
    Fill the rest with hot water.

  14. Shaunda Eppes says

    My favorite would also be white vinegar and a little water. it’s all my grandmother used when I was growing up.

  15. Yvonne Holden says

    If you have scuff marks or grease spills on the floor, sprinkle with some baking soda and then wipe with a warm, damp cloth.


    I love to clean with vinegar and water it gets tough stains off floors I love Rubbermaid outdoor storage


  17. Amanda Givens says

    My favorite cleaning solution recipe is lemon and vinegar, makes it smell a little better and does a great job of cleaning :)

  18. Natalie U. says

    I don’t have a recipe but I love using pine sol with hot water also
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  19. Michelle jadaa says

    I dont have a favourite recipe yet,We just got hardwood and ceramic so its still a learning curve for me.Id love to try this mop!!Right now im using a spray bottle with various cleaners so far and none im happy with and a mop .

  20. shelly says

    I clean with vinegar all the time because I have kids/pets so I bet the vinegar/oil solution will work great.

  21. Linda Mazziotti says

    I like to clean floors with a Windex and a orange type solution cleaner. Orange solution is any orange solution that is cheap. Cleans great and makes the room smell great. I use the swifter mop, but it is not cost effective and I have been waiting for someone to come out with something like this.I hope I win it to replace the swifter.

  22. Erica C. says

    I like using more environmentally-friendly solutions…whichever is cheapest of those at the store at the time.

  23. Kristie says

    I would say my favorite cleaning solution is using 409. That seems to get everything clean for me. I don’t usually make any type of cleaning “recipes.”

  24. CathyB says

    I normally use a solution similar to Recipe #2. I feel that vinegar or ammonia both work good on my kitchen floor.

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  25. Erin E says

    My favorite cleaning solution recipe is vinegar, water, and a tad of baking soda for extra cleaning power. Thank you for the lovely giveaway.

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  26. Elizabeth George says

    I like to use the Simple Green to clean with. I dilute it down and it cleans most anything. It smells really good. I would love to try it out with this new mop!

  27. Jill Myrick says

    For my harwood flooring I would use 1 Tbs. of Murphy’s oil Soap and Fill with hot water.
    And for my tile I would use Method Lavender All Purpose Cleaner and hot water. I love the smell and it cleans everything perfectly.


  28. Laura Pruett says

    My favorite cleaning recipe is….bleach. Sometimes I use it at full strength, or sometimes I use it diluted – it just depends on how tough the job is. Not only is it a wonderful cleaner, it also smells great!

    Laura Pruett

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  30. Tonya Dean says

    My favorite is someone else doing the cleaning! Ha! We usually just by whatever we can find at the cheapest store.

  31. says

    Vinegar is great for cleaning. You just have to mix it with something that smells good. I often use lemon juice.

    Thank you for the entry, I love that you can use any cleaning solution or mixture with this mop.

  32. Beth Willis says

    I’m a huge fan of bleach I use it for just about everything and might be weird but I love it’s smell :)

  33. raci says

    my favorite cleaning solution is simply vinegar and water…I use it in a spray bottle for kitchen cleaning.

  34. Rachel Higgs says

    I most like Cleaning Solution 2 (perfect for glazed tiles, vinyl, soft tile, cement, brick, and laminate)

  35. Patty Niedert says

    My favorite way to freshen a room is to sprinkle baking soda on the carpets, let sit for 30 minutes and vacuum. Very inexpensive!

  36. trixx says

    My favorite cleaning solution ‘recipe’ is lemon juice + water for countertops and vinegar + water for windows.

  37. Pat Ramey says

    i just signed up for emails.
    thanks for the opportunity.
    looks like a great product.
    you can not go wrong with rubbermaid

  38. Kat Emerick says

    My grandmother and my mother always use MURPHY’S OIL SOAP and now I do too. Great cleaning and smells nice!

  39. kathy pease says

    i like the Cleaning Solution 2 (perfect for glazed tiles, vinyl, soft tile, cement, brick, and laminate)
    2 tablespoons white vinegar
    2-3 drops liquid soap
    Fill the rest with hot water.

  40. Julie Moe says

    I don’t have a real recipe, but I like to get the concentrated Arm & Hammer Solution and mix with water.

  41. Jaclyn Reynolds says

    I don’t really have a recipe, but I do put some dish soap and water in a spray bottle and will use that for spot cleaning.

  42. brian e. says

    Thanks for the giveaway…my favorite cleaning solution is to dilute 1 part Simple Green with about 20 parts of water.

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