Rated 2.8 out of 5 by 4
Rated 4 out of 5 by Verified Reviewer Does what it says
Been using it for about a month..gotta say it really does what it says.
saves time when you can do vacuum and mopping together. You will feel the satisfaction when you see clear water turns black after using it. I used a magic clean wipe afterwards to test if there are any dust left on thr floor and it remains white.
Only back thing is a bit heavy and difficult to maneuver around, especially if you a lot of corners or furnitures which you have to shift them out of the way.
Other than that, it's a piece of equipment that I hope it will last as long as it can.
24 May 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by Househubby Lousy Stunner
Looks like a stunner when I visited the Annual Carnival last year and was impressed by the demo.
Was looking for a good vacuum that could help cleaned up the loose hair and other dirt before I do my mopping. This product caught my eye and was delighted that it can vacuum and mop at the same time.
Few weeks after using (weekly usage), realise the product is more of a fustration than an anticipated pleasant experience. No doubt it can clean the hard floors but like to share my following personal experiences.
First, it doesn't reach some corners and other deeper area that my mop could extend. So I still need second mopping.
Second, it keeps on stopping, red light keep flashing. I have to stop and clear the rotary wipes. But there was nothing blocking. This keep on repeating throughout the chores and it really fires up the mood. Imagine 1/3 of the cleaning time, you have to keep on bending down to check on the wiper!
Third, the cleaning of the product after the wet vacuuming. Again,the red light keeps on flashing and have to keep on adjusting the wipes.
Because of the price, reluctant to use back the old way of cleaning as I haven't got any dry vacuum cleaner too. Simply find it regretful to own this over valued product which frustrates me every week.
Expect myself to start visiting the service center anytime soon.
1 May 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by Sadproduct Gd product but dun last long
I bought this product for a few months but ended up in the service centre most of the time .. it a gd product that help us with the sweeping n mop at the same time but the bad abt this is that it keep going to the service centre.
23 April 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by jonolau Permanently removes dust and dirt
I used to mop the home floors with a bucket and mop. But every time I did that, the water in the bucket was always black and dirty. It started becoming a chore having the throw out the water, rinse out the mop twice, refill the buckets with fresh water/floor detergent, and continue mopping the floors. Each mopping session required at least 3 bucket changes, and even so, the water was still dirty.
It hit me that when I mop, all I was doing was spreading the dirty water all over the floors and letting it dry up on the floor. This was clearly obvious when our feet were always black!
In the end, I went down to my regular mega electrical shop to try and find a solution to my problems. However, all they had were steam cleaners (only good for disinfection but not removing dirt), and a wet vacuum from a reputable German brand which was a vacuum cleaner which could dispense a detergent solution and suck up the dirty water. The problem with this German product though was it's designed like a conventional vacuum cleaner with the need for separate hoses, pipes, attachments and base unit. This design is something I've always avoided due to the need for assembly, disassembly, and finding lots of space to store them away after use.
As I walked through the store once more, that was when I came across the Philips Aqua Trio Pro ... I was blown away by its design - no need to spend time putting it together, and storage is easy as it only takes up a very small footprint. It also looks stylish enough to let it stand in a corner of my living room.
The price was pricey though, and almost walked away from it until I did some math. When amortized over its 2 year warranty lifespan, it only costs me the equivalent of 4 eggs a day. Based on my previous experience with Philips home appliances, it would definitely last much longer. Assuming an achievable 5 years without the need for repairs/service, it's only about the cost of slightly below 2 eggs a day! I bought it immediately.
After bringing it home, I opened the box and there were only 3 items, one being the cleaning/storage base tray, the trigger handle and the vacuum unit itself. All I needed was to attach the handle to the vacuum, tighten up a locking screw to hold them together and that's it, all ready to go!
I was very impressed with it's weight and performance the first time I used it. I never realized that there was so much dirt on the living room floor when it came to emptying the full collection container. It also uses so little detergent solution which made it very efficient and environmentally saving. One tank of solution could also cover my 60 square meter living room. As it was the first run, I ended up going through 3 runs of the living room to do a thorough job. The 3rd and final run was only with plain water and it was amazing to see that the collected water was white and slightly cloudy. This meant that there was no more/dirt/dust and it had also done a great job with the 3rd run floor rinse.
Though it was heavier than a cordless vacuum cleaner, there wasn't significant strain on the arm/shoulder/back, and bearing in mind that I recently had surgery a month back to correct a dislocated shoulder from a road accident. The best part: I didn't have to sweep up/vacuum loose dust/hair from the floor prior to using the Aqua Trio Pro. Using the ATP alone could do all of that in one go and saved my shoulder from more strain.
The only downside is that it cannot reach corners and leaves a 2 inch edge with walls that aren't cleaned/vacuumed. Had to use a conventional mop to cover these areas. However, nobody walks along the floor edges along the walls (not unless you're a cat/mouse/lizard), so that wasn't too much of a big deal.
I'm a happy camper.
3 January 2016