The first spin mop worked great, it was very absorbent and the mechanization worked very good; although the mop was the first to stop spinning and broke only after two years of once a week use in a two bedroom 900 sq ft. apartment. It worked so good for the time we had it that we decided to replace it with another. When the new mop arrived; it was clear that the company had gone as cheap as it could on the newer units. First the new mop-head wasn't absorbent at all; seems made from polyester instead of cotton leaving the floor very wet after spinning. Next the bucket is smaller and the spin mechanism is so cheaply made it hardly spins rubbing against the bucket. "A complete waste of money!" I no longer recommend this product as I once did.