Mint Cleaner, A Review

Over the past month, I had the chance to review the Mint Cleaner. The Mint Cleaner  is designed exclusively for hard surface floors. It works on most hard flooring including wood, tile, vinyl and laminate. Our house has hardwood floors throughout the main traffic areas, and is constantly dusty and littered with debris.  I love having hardwoods over carpeting, but those tiny little dust bunnies on the floors make me a little insane.

10 on 10 #2 @mintcleaner that uses a navigation system to clean our floors. It is awesome. Review coming soon!

My husband was apprehensive to try the Mint Cleaner as we have tried other automatic floor cleaners in our house. He was pleasantly surprised. The Mint Cleaner used a NorthStar Navigation System which works like an indoor GPS. The NorthStar Cube projects a signal that Mint uses to determine its location. Then as Mint starts cleaning, it builds a map of the area as it goes, marking walls, obstacles and drop offs as it encounters them. And really our most favorite part is that the Mint Cleaner works with cleaning cloths like the Swiffer and Pledge dry and wet cloths. You don’t need to purchase any expensive specialized hard-to-order cleaning chemicals to use the Mint.

Once the Mint Cleaner is charged, the cleaning cloth added on, and the NorthStar Cube is placed…you just start the Mint Cleaner. The first time that we used the cleaner, the cleaning cloth was filthy. I swear we actually dust and vacuum our house almost daily. After using the Mint Cleaner for a few days, the cloth got cleaner and cleaner, obviously because the Mint Cleaner was doing its job.

Of course, I had to take some video of the Mint Cleaner in action with my iPhone. This is an amateur video by me.

Seriously, we have been using the Mint Cleaner for the past month and love it. My son just sits on the couch and stares at it. We run the cleaner during the night when everyone is settled down. I always forget that it is running except when I hear it gently nudging around the baseboards in our hallway.

The Mint Cleaner 4200 which I reviewed, retails for $199.99 and can be found at Best Buy, Bed Bath & Beyond, Target, Amazon, Walmart, and several other stores found here.

Disclosure: I was provided with a Mint Cleaner 4200 for review purposes. I was not compensated in any way. All reviews and opinions are mine.

22 comments
tshved
tshved

Can I add a cleaning solution to the water receptacle. I can't find any instructions on this and I think my floor needs more than just water to clean it.

S C M
S C M

I love it too! But after 6 months, it just shudders and moves in a circle of 1 feet, Where can I go for help! My mint is sick and we want it well again!    

ED TYSINGER
ED TYSINGER

I NEED NEW WHEEL TREADS WHERE DO I GET THEM FROM ED

Judie G
Judie G

It travels around carpet.

Dave
Dave

Sounds like just what I need. I am disabled in a walk with a walker. I am on a very limited budget does anyone know where I can buy a good good condition use 1 or a discounted new one ? Thank you very much, Dad Bless, Dave

Conor
Conor

I seriously hope this one's better than what came before. We had one of the original Roombas and it ran like a champ for several years of hard, hard use. We have no carpet but we're a family with 9 boys and 2 girls, plus the parents. When that Roomba died (we held a ceremony, we loved it so much) we got another. It sucked in every way except for picking up dirt. It never ran right, constantly had to be taken apart and put back together and was a hugs waste of money. With a family our size, we can't afford to be extravagant and waste hundred of dollars on anything. iRobot was extremely unhelpful, never gave more than a rote response, basically, 'sorry, suckers!' A friend bought the Scooba and had about the same results we did, for an even greater waste of money. Has iRobot upgraded their products (or really, gone back to the quality they once had) and their customer service? If they haven't, we'll continue to avoid any of their products and keep warning others away from them. I'm glad YOU had a positive experience, at least. I hope it still runs for you 6 months from now.

Connie
Connie

Just got the Mint, it seems just to be going in a small small area (about a four ft area)

Robin
Robin

Just wondering if the pads are washable and how many are included. Can you buy extra pads and if so, where?

Sonya
Sonya

Will it go onto area rugs or jsut go around them?

Heidi
Heidi

Thank you for the review, I am seriously considering, errr, DREAMING of getting one! I do however have a question. Our entire downstairs is either wood (laminate) or tile. Where these pieces meet there are "trim" board type seams. Would it be able to make its way over those or would it stop? Thanks again!

Jimmy
Jimmy

My cleaner worked great, but now the wheels are comming off always shortly after I start cleaning. Jimmy

Angela
Angela

How do you pause and restart to change cloths? The power button? It doesn't state anywhere omthe manual and I haven't had any success doing it! Thanks for your help!

anne
anne

How does it work on tile or uneven surfaces like slate?

Megan
Megan

now i need one of these. thanks.

Jill of All Trades
Jill of All Trades

Well, that was pretty darn cool. Can you pause it to put a clean cloth on it if it gets too dirty? Our whole house is tile and wood floors and the dust bunnies drive me crazy too, especially around the new add-on bathroom. Can't figure that out. Carla

Judie G
Judie G

It travels around the carpet.

Jon
Jon

We have the same question as Heidi. Does any current user know the answer about the Mint getting over the trim strips between wood & tile floors? Thanks!

Julie {Angry Julie}
Julie {Angry Julie}

There is a power button on the top of the unit. It has a circular picture on it.

Julie {Angry Julie}
Julie {Angry Julie}

It works great. It is more of an everyday, catch the tiny stuff like dust bunnies though. For deeper crud, you will still have to break out the mop and bucket, or steam type mop.

Julie {Angry Julie}
Julie {Angry Julie}

Yes, you can pause it to switch cleaning cloths. Seriously, it is awesome. All the dust bunnies crawl up in my house. I love that it went under my couch too, and got those dust bunnies that were hiding from me.

Judie G
Judie G

Mine does not travel over the strips. It goes up to them then navigates in the other direction.