The Viral O-Cedar Spin Mop Is a Beloved Cleaning Tool, So We Tested It Out

Mopping no longer has to be a chore you deplore, thanks to the O-Cedar spin mop.

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After trying the O-Cedar spin mop for myself, I can see why over 130,000 Amazon shoppers gave it a five-star rating. This amazing cleaning tool went viral when clean freaks on TikTok showed us how easy and effective it is. TikTok reports over 125 million views of O-Cedar mop content. CleanTok is alive and well! With our interest piqued, we decided to see if the spin mop is truly worth the hype. Let’s get into it.

What is the O-Cedar spin mop?

The O-Cedar EasyWring mop and bucket system is a revolutionary way to clean floors fast. Much like a salad spinner, the mopping system spins out excess water with the help of a handy foot pedal on the bucket. Just give it a few pumps—look, ma, no hands!—and you’re good to go.

The oversized bucket has space for the spinner and room for rinsing. I like how sturdy the bucket is and the handy easy-pour lip. The fluffy microfiber mop head is triangular-shaped, so it cleans corners while covering a 12-inch cleaning swath. The convenient telescoping handle extends from 22 to 48 inches, and the mop tilts to slide under furniture. Where can’t you clean with it?

Whether you have laminate, vinyl, hardwood or tile flooring, the O-Cedar spin mop cleans like a dream without drenching the floor like other mops.

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Why is the O-Cedar spin mop viral?

O Cedar Spin MopSheri Kaz/Family Handyman

Everyone loves a quality cleaning tool, and when that tool cuts your cleaning time, like the O-Cedar EasyWring spin mop, you’re sure to be obsessed. Shoppers enjoy the foot pedal to spin out excess water, and having a bucket and mop in one bundle at an affordable price is a no-brainer. With no hand-wringing, levers to pull or dripping messes, the O-Cedar has revolutionized cleaning floors.

How We Tested It

O Cedar Spin MopSheri Kaz/Family Handyman

I love clean floors, especially in the summer when I’m barefoot. On the other hand, mopping floors has never been a favorite chore. If using the spin mop is as easy and fun as the TikTok hype, I’m in—but I was skeptical.

Out of the box, the mop was simple to set up. It took less than five minutes to extend the locking handle, screw on the base and pop the mop head into place. I added my usual detergent to the water to compare how the O-Cedar performed against my old mop. I loved how the mop didn’t drench my floors with excess water but still picked up grime. The mop head is on the small side, which worked well for me in the tight space between my fridge and the counters (unlike my clunky sponge mop). It slid under the furniture with ease and cleaned corners like a champ.

O Cedar Spin MopSheri Kaz/Family Handyman

The bucket barely fit in my kitchen sink, so when it was time to replace the dirty water, I filled it in the bathtub. Next, I used the new O-Cedar Floor Cleaning Pacs on my bathroom floors. The scrubbing power is visible when the pod dissolves and the cleanser bubbles in the bucket.

Last up was using the O-Cedar spin mop on my dusty hardwood floors—and it did gentle, yet effective, work. I quickly dust mopped my living room, followed by the damp mop using a vinegar water mix instead of detergent. I was impressed with how little moisture the mop left behind. The final result was a streak-free shine and sparkling clean floors, done in record time.

O-Cedar Spin Mop Features

You can use the O-Cedar spin mop wet or dry as a dust mop, and the soft microfiber mop head was designed to not scratch or damage floors (and it didn’t in my experience). The manufacturer claims the mop will remove 99% of bacteria with just water, but if you have a favorite detergent, the mop works equally as well. You get to control the amount of water extracted from the mop. For me, three taps of the toe worked best.

The mop head is machine washable, and for best results, the manufacturer recommends replacing the microfiber mop head every three months. O-Cedar also offers deep-clean mop head refills for extra-tough cleaning jobs with 40% more scrubbing power.


  • Ergonomic foot pedal wringer
  • Effective, easy to use and agile
  • Damage-free microfiber mop head
  • Telescoping handle for tight spaces
  • Triangle shape gets in corners
  • Entire system weighs just over 5 pounds
  • Can be used wet or dry
  • Machine washable with mop head refills available


  • Hard to remove hair from mop head
  • Mop head dries slowly


O Cedar Spin MopSheri Kaz/Family Handyman

How do you use the O-Cedar spin mop?

Using this mop couldn’t be easier. First, fill the bucket to the max line, drop in a Floor Cleaning Pac or whatever cleaning solution you prefer, wet the mop, put it in the basket and step on the pedal to wring it out to your deserved level of moisture.

To care for your mop, the manufacturer recommends not using bleach or fabric softener when washing and allowing it to hang dry. 

What is special about the O-Cedar spin mop?

O-Cedar takes the hassle out of wringing out your mop with the convenient foot pedal. Mopping with the EasyWring system takes less time than traditional mops and results in a drier mopping experience.

What solution do you use for the O-Cedar spin mop?

O Cedar Spin MopSheri Kaz/Family Handyman

The spin mop is compatible with any cleaning solution, although O-Cedar cautions against using bleach with the microfiber mop head. If you like using pre-measured detergent pods, let the enzyme-powered O-Cedar Floor Cleaning Pacs, which come in citrus and lavender scents using 97% natural ingredients, do the work for you.

If you want to avoid cleaners altogether, O-Cedar advertises (on the box) that the microfiber EasyWring mops remove 99% of bacteria using water alone.

Can you use the O-Cedar spin mop on hardwood floors?

The O-Cedar EasyWring spin mop works exceptionally well on hardwood, because the microfiber mop head is gentle, leaving floors dirt-free without residual moisture.

What Other Shoppers Had to Say

The O-Cedar spin mop has nearly 162,000 reviews just on Amazon, resulting in an average of 4.6 out of five stars. Real-life users are sharing what they love about the mop and bucket system.

John R. Shivy, a verified purchaser, says, “I heard about this product and guess what? They revolutionized the mop to a smaller, more highly effective product. I am a guy. I used to hate mopping. But this made it easy and enjoyable and I mopped two Saturdays in a row!”

“I can’t express how much I love the O-Cedar EasyWring microfiber spin mop!” writes five-star reviewer, Nurul Muneim. “This ingenious floor-cleaning system has completely revolutionized the way I clean my home, making the chore of mopping floors an absolute breeze. First and foremost, the microfiber mop head is a game changer. It effortlessly picks up dirt, dust and grime, leaving my floors sparkling clean without the need for harsh chemicals.”

“Perfect for seniors,” shares Janet, a verified buyer. “I have had this for a year and it is the best mop I have ever owned. I wish I had known about this 30 years ago! I simply fill the bucket in my shower, spin and mop baseboards, rinse and mop floors. It can spin as much water out as you wish. I use it on my tile with a little more water [and it mopped and spun] really well for my hardwoods. I love, love it! I know when I use it, my floors are as clean as they can be.”

Product Comparison

O-Cedar also makes the EasyWring RinseClean spin mop, which includes a two-in-one bucket system, keeping clean water separated from dirty water in the same bucket. The RinseClean bucket saves time without the need to empty the bucket when the water gets dirty.

Comparing the Swiffer WetJet to the O-Cedar mops, you’ll save money with O-Cedar because any cleaning solution works, and you don’t need to continually buy new pads or batteries to operate them. However, if the O-Cedar microfiber mop head wears out, you can pick up replacement mop heads.

Final Verdict

I couldn’t help myself from singing the O-Cedar jingle of yesteryear, “O-Cedar makes your life easier,” while I was cleaning. It truly was effortless to maneuver this mop. I’ve used rag mops, sponge mops, spray mops and more over the years, and they were clunky, drippy, hard to wring out and a pain to operate. The TikTok hype has merit because the O-Cedar spin mop make life easier.

This featherweight tool is agile and reduces fatigue. And the star of the show—the built-in wringer—is brilliant and effortless. It’s impressive how well it minimizes water seeping into your floorboards. Floors dry instantly. The whole experience is beyond efficient.

Where to Buy the O-Cedar Spin Mop

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The TikTok-favorite O-Cedar EasyWring spin mop is available at a variety of retailers, including Walmart, Amazon, Target, The Home Depot and Ace Hardware, for $35. Once you try out this spin mop, you’ll never want to use anything else ever again.

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Sheri Kaz
As Associate Shopping Editor, Sheri helps Family Handyman readers find well-designed products to enjoy their time spent at home. Her expertise lies in interior design and gardening. When she’s not searching for the next inspired home or garden solution, she enjoys dancing, painting and the great outdoors.