Hurricane Spin Scrubber Review: Does it Work?

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

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Where to Purchase

Hurricane Spin Scrubber was about $40. As of this 2020 update, the product is no longer marketed and only appears to be found by resellers who have a few left (and are typically marked up significantly). You can still find the nearly identical Turbo Scrub for a reasonable price (linked here) and Clorox Scrubtastic (link) often even less. Below is a short 2020 update on the product.

About Hurricane Spin Scrubber

Hurricane Spin Scrubber was heavily marketed in 2016-2017 as a power scrubber which “does the work for you.” The official product websites were spinscrubber.com and hurricanespinscrubber.com, but neither is active as of 2020. 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

Hurricane Spin Scrubber Review (2016)

Most As Seen on TV aficionados clearly recall the Hurricane Spin Mop which heavily advertised on television for 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 my 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.

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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.

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, my 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. I found the handle to be “wobbly” while others have said they preferred the additional length. I do like the addition of a special corner brush which helps tackle those problematic areas. That brush, however, was the fastest to fray of the bunch.

It takes a full 20 hours to charge it the first time, and then 8 hours per charge after that. Each charge should give you about an hour of cleaning time. I’ve had a few comments on YouTube that stated the red light stayed on past the 20-hour charge window. If that happens, you should be able to unplug it and use it as normal, and then charge for 8 hours after that.

Overall, I 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 I 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. That item features regular scrubbing brushes and corner brushes that look nearly identical to Hurricane’s brushes. The Quickie scrubber currently holds a 3.7-star rating on Amazon. You can find the Quickie scrubber – and replacement brushes – in some stores such as Lowe’s or Walmart.

Turbo Scrub and Clorox Scrubtastic are other power scrubbers that seem to borrow somewhat from the Quickie design. Read my Turbo Scrub review here, or my Clorox Scrubtastic review here.

2020 Update

I continued to use the Hurricane Spin Scrubber, Turbo Scrub, and Clorox Scrubtastic for a few years, and I could rarely tell them apart. All of them still work, although the battery life is probably about half of what it was four years ago. I should also point out that I almost exclusively used the dome brush on all three scrubbers. The corner brushes frayed and became useless almost instantly, which the flat brush didn’t seem as effective.

It would appear that the Clorox model survived the longest of these three, as it can still be found in stores more than the others. Hurricane Spin Scrubber is nowhere to be found, outside of online re-sellers. Even BulbHead – the company that sells it – makes no mention of this product on its website in 2020.

Video Reviews

Watch my 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 any of these scrubbers, tell me what you think in the comments below!

Updated July 2020.

About the author

James White is based in Las Vegas, Nevada, and has been reviewing strange gadgets since 2011. He also runs the successful "Freakin' Reviews" YouTube channel.