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Hurricane Spin Scrubber Review: Does it Work?

Hurricane Spin Scrubber Review: Does it Work?
3.02 (60.45%) 1016 votes

Hurricane Spin Scrubber is a cordless power scrubber which takes the hard work out of scrubbing. Read our Hurricane Spin Scrubber review.

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About Hurricane Spin Scrubber

Hurricane Spin Scrubber is a power scrubber which “does the work for you.” The official product website is hurricanespinscrubber.com, which was registered in March 2016. The screen capture below shows the official website as it appeared in July 2016.

hurricane spin scrubber review

Claims & Features

  • Cordless, rechargeable power scrubber
  • 300 scrubs per minute
  • Doesn’t use abrasive chemicals
  • Indoor or outdoor
  • Works on soap scum, mildew, grime, or dirt
  • Bristles fit into cracks and crevices

Cost

Hurricane Spin Scrubber costs $39.99 + $9.99 shipping. You can add a second unit for another $19.99. This brings your total to $49.98 for one, or $69.97 for two.

We found it at a local Bed Bath & Beyond for $39.99.

Hurricane Spin Scrubber Review

Most As Seen on TV aficionados clearly recall the Hurricane Spin Mop which heavily advertised on television for nearly two years. Now the brand is back with another spinning cleaner, the Hurricane Spin Scrubber.

With this product, we have an electronic scrubber that is designed to take the hard work out of cleaning the bathroom. Its 300 “scrubs per minute” spinning action is powered by a rechargeable NiCad battery. Although our tests found that a competitor (see below) outperformed Hurricane Spin Scrubber in some basic battery tests, a representative explained that the decision to go with a NiCad battery over an NiMh battery was to avoid potential overheating issues found with NiMh batteries, which could potentially damage the unit. Thus, there could be a slight tradeoff in performance for what the company considers a more stable battery.

Using Hurricane Spin Scrubber is as easy as attaching your desired brush head and pressing a button. The spinning action at the end of the handle can be used to clean a variety of bathroom surfaces with far greater ease than scrubbing manually.

Hurricane Spin Scrubber features flexible bristles which can get into cracks and small crevices in order to help break up dirt and grime. You will probably have to apply some pressure to facilitate the cleaning process, although you shouldn’t expect to press as hard as you might with an old-fashioned hand-held scrubber. In fact, you’ll want to apply some pressure or the head may bounce as it spins against the surface.

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hurricane spin scrubber with extension handle

Hurricane Spin Scrubber with extension handle.

Hurricane Spin Scrubber dome brush

The dome brush is the most versatile of the three brushes included with Hurricane Spin Scrubber.

This device is better suited for some cleaning jobs than others. Mildew may still be problematic even when using this scrubber, but dirt and soap scum are easily removed. Overall, our tests found that the Hurricane Spin Scrubber removed most buildup rather efficiently.

The handle and extension arms allow you flexibility to work efficiently in a variety of spaces. It’s not just beneficial to those suffering from arthritis (as the website notes), but those with knee or back problems who find traditional scrubbing to be difficult. Our reviewers were mixed as to whether the handle was useful or not. One found it to be “wobbly” while the other said she preferred the added length. We like the addition of a special corner brush which helps tackle those problematic areas.

It will take a full 20 hours the first time you charge it, and then 8 hours per charge after that. Each charge should give you about an hour of cleaning time.

The television offer gives you an opportunity to buy two, although one unit should be sufficient for most consumers.

Overall, we quite like the Hurricane Spin Scrubber, as it makes bending and scrubbing easier, and who wouldn’t want that? If you have realistic expectations, you’ll probably find this to be a helpful tool that you’ll use regularly.

Alternatives

As much as we like the Hurricane Spin Scrubber, it is only fair to point out that its design is very close to the Tub N’ Tile Power Scrubber by Quickie. The similarities are so stark that it may not be unreasonable to call the Hurricane Scrubber a knockoff of the Quickie product.

That item features regular scrubbing brushes and corner brushes that look nearly identical to Hurricane’s brushes. The Quickie scrubber currently holds a solid 4 star rating on Amazon. You can find the Quickie scrubber – and replacement brushes – in some stores such as Lowe’s or Walmart.

Turbo Scrub is another power scrubber that seems to borrow somewhat from the Quickie design. Read our Turbo Scrub review here.

Our Video Reviews

Watch our video review and demonstration in the video below.

You can also see a head-to-head comparison of Hurricane Spin Scrubber and Turbo Scrub.

Your Hurricane Spin Scrubber Reviews

If you’ve used Hurricane Spin Scrubber, tell us what you thought by leaving a comment below and a star rating above.

Updated December 2016

  • annieside

    This video doesn’t show much change on the shower glass and I didn’t see an improvement on the grout on the floor. My conclusion is that on a clean bathroom, it works great as seen in the commercial, in a dirty bathroom as shown in this video, not so much. At that rate, you would need way more than an hour’s charge to clean the bathroom thoroughly and would have to wait another day to complete. Just my observation.

  • Laura Graves

    This thing is a total waste of money. It doesn’t ‘scrub’ anything. If you try to add any sort of pressure it slows down to nearly a stop. I thought maybe it wasn’t charged up enough, so plugged it in for several hours. Still bad. Taking it back today for a refund. Don’t buy this product.

    • Starkeraving

      TY your review answered my main question. i was concerned about the actual power of a battery operated scrubber,

      • swatter

        I thought as such…

        • swatter

          Not enough power like some cheap weed trimmers

    • Karlly

      Thanks for your review. I’ll pass on buying this…

  • TruthOrConsequences

    I would have liked this review better if I had seen the before and after on those surfaces that were cleaned. I came away not knowing if it had worked or not.

  • cfbcfb

    Do not buy from this company, they represent a bunch of telemarketing businesses. You will get numerous calls trying to sell you jewelry and other crap. They also use that “Can you hear me?” scam where they record your “yes” response and say they had your agreement to send you stuff. Run away.

  • Viola Wahnon

    Waste of money! Doesn’t run for 60 min. Runs about 20 min. so work fast. Lol And yes I charged it for the recommended 20 hrs. Also awkward to use.