Best Mop and Bucket Sets (UK 2017)

Last updated: August 28, 2017

If you’re looking for a new floor mop and bucket set to mop tiles or a wooden floor, you’ve come to the right place. There are lots of mop and bucket sets available on the market in 2017, and it can be hard to know which is the best. We’ve picked out four of the top-performing mop and bucket sets available in the UK.

Of course, there’s no such thing as a single best mop and bucket set; the best set will depend on your requirements. One mop might be great for mopping a small kitchen with a tiled floor, but not suitable for mopping a large hardwood floor. Therefore, you should bear in mind that while the mop and bucket sets selected here are all quite versatile, some are better for certain purposes than others.

Vileda Supermocio 3 Action Mop and Bucket Set

The Vileda Supermocio 3 Action Mop and Bucket Set includes a mop head with a 3-piece handle as well as a bucket and wringer. The mop head is divided into three parts, each designed to tackle a different kind of dirt. The red spot next to the base of the handle is good for removing tough bits of dirt, the blue microfibres next to it are good for removing grease, while the strips contain red smart fibres to pick up bits of hair and dust.

Features

  • 10-litre capacity bucket
  • Red spot eraser for getting rid of stuck-on dirt
  • Microfibre strips for cleaning greasy marks
  • 3D red spots to collect dirt and hair
  • Wringer is designed to require 40% less effort than a standard mop bucket
  • You can buy replacement mop heads separately
  • Handle length: 123 cm
  • Dimensions: 27 cm long x 26 cm wide x 37 cm high

Washing and replacing the mop head

The mop head can be washed in a washing machine at 60 degrees Celsius or less. You can buy replacement heads and attach them easily.

Pros

  • Stable mop bucket that won’t tip over when you wring the mop
  • Floor dries quicker as the bucket is more effective at wringing the mop
  • Safe and sturdy
  • Compact size

Cons

  • Bucket doesn’t have a separate compartment for dirty water

Verdict

The Vileda Supermocio 3 Action Mop and Bucket Set offers good value for money (see price on Amazon). The mop bucket is sturdy and efficient at wringing the mop. The mop itself is well designed and versatile for tackling all kinds of floor cleaning challenges.


Vileda Easy Wring and Clean Turbo Microfibre Mop and Bucket Set

Like the Vileda Supermocio mop reviewed above, the mop you get with this set contains microfibres for picking up 20% more particles than a standard mop head. The bucket a bit different to most in that instead of having wheels, it has a carrying handle. It also uses a foot pedal to wring out the mop rather than requiring you to wring it by hand. This is good if you hate wringing mops.

Features

  • Carrying handle designed for better balance
  • Front spout for emptying the bucket easily
  • Triangular shaped mop head makes it easier to clean corners
  • Spout for easily emptying the bucket
  • Dimensions: 48.5 cm long x 27.5 cm wide x 28 cm high
  • Telescopic handle that extends 55-130 cm
  • Bucket capacity: 6 litres

Washing and replacing the mop head

You can put the mop head in the washing machine at any temperature up to 60 degrees Celsius. You can buy replacement heads and attach them easily.

Pros

  • Bucket is very large
  • Bucket feels strong and sturdy
  • Bucket can be easily emptied using the spout
  • Mop can be extended, which is good for tall people
  • Good for marble, tiles and solid oak flooring
  • Wrings itself out using a spinner
  • Mop is light and easy to manoeuvre

Cons

  • Bucket doesn’t have a separate compartment for dirty water

Verdict

The Vileda Easy Wring Mop and Bucket Set has some smart features such as self-wringing spinner that help make the chore of mopping the floor more bearable. If you’re looking for a mop and bucket set that will make your life easier, it’s a good choice.


Super Spin Dry Mop Bucket & Wringer

The Super Spin Dry Mop Bucket & Wringer from In-Excess is a more straightforward mop and bucket set compared to the Vileda sets reviewed above. This simplicity is reflected in its low price.

Features

  • Spin dry
  • Machine-washable microfibre mob head
  • Can be used on tiles, wooden and laminated flooring

Pros

  • Wringing mechanism is well designed and efficient
  • Good value for money
  • Sturdy bucket
  • Comes with an extra mop head

Cons

  • Bucket is quite small
  • Bucket doesn’t have a separate compartment for dirty water

Verdict

The Super Spin Dry Mop Bucket & Wringer is a good budget-priced mop and bucket set. It’s well designed and does a good job at cleaning floors without getting them too wet.


Professional SYR Kentucky Style Lady Bug Mop Bucket

This large bucket and mop set is designed for professional use, but also works well at home. The bucket has a 14 litre capacity, which is much more than the 6 litres or so offered by regular home mop buckets.

Features

  • Sump and grid feature for trapping dirt
  • Bucket capacity: 14 litres
  • Dimensions: 8 cm high x 40.6 cm long x 31 cm wide

Pros

  • Efficient at wringing the mop
  • Sturdy and strong
  • Durable and should last for years

Cons

  • Quite hard to empty and clean due to the size. It could do with a spout like the Vileda mop buckets reviewed above.
  • No foot pedal for wringing the mop.

Verdict

The Professional SYR Kentucky style Lady Bug Mop Bucket set might be too big for the home, but if you’re buying it to clean a larger building it’s an excellent option. It’s sturdy, large and durable.


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