About Big Boss Insta Mop

Big Boss Insta Mop is a rotating mop that comes with its own bucket and promises to be better than a regular mop because it can be used wet or dry and includes a spinning centrifuge with areas for clean and dirty water.

Big Boss is a brand name used by Emson, Inc., a NYC-based direct marketing firm for products such as the Big Boss Oil-Less Fryer and Big Boss Slice-a-Roo. Emson has a B+ rating from the BBB, due to a failure to respond to one complaint and 24 complaints in the last 12 months (as of August 2014).

How Big Boss Insta Mop Works

Big Boss Insta Mop seems very similar in design and concept to the Hurricane Twin Spin or Hurricane 360 Mop sold by Telebrands. All of them utilize a round mop that swivels 360 degrees as well as having a machine-washable head that they claim attracts dust and pet hair. All models also have a centrifuge in their accompanying bucket that, when pushed down upon (or in the case of the Hurricane 360, activated by a foot pedal) they claim spins the mop dry.

The main difference between the Big Boss Insta Mop and the Hurricane-brand Mops appears to be the bucket. The Insta Mop has 2 separate areas, one for clean water and one for dirty, with the centrifuge over the “dirty” side; they claim this will prevent you from washing the floor with dirty water. In addition, the Insta Mop has a drain plug on the dirty side and the bucket separates in half for storage.

To use Big Boss Insta Mop, they instruct you to snap on the mop head and simply start cleaning. If you are using it in dry mode, they claim electro-static energy from the mop will attract dirt as you move it. They add because of the 360 swivel, you can reach areas that other mops can’t.

If you are using in “wet” mode, fill the side without the centrifuge with water and submerge mop. Again, use the mop head anywhere, and when its time to wring it out, place on the centrifuge side and push; they state this will activate and spin your mop head dry, depositing the dirty water in the separate area underneath.

Big Boss Insta Mop Pricing and Returns

Big Boss costs 1 or 2 payments totaling $39.90 plus $7.95 S&P for a total of $47.85. If you would like a second mop head, add another $5.95 in processing at checkout. You have 30 days to try Big Boss Insta Mop and if it doesn’t make mopping as easy as they promise, you can return it for your $39.90 (so long as you pay to ship it back).

When you order Big Boss Insta Mop, it should be noted that you are also signing an arbitration agreement preventing you from suing or joining a class action lawsuit for damages.

Bottom Line: Is Big Boss Insta Mop a Scam?

As we mentioned, Big Boss Insta Mop seems almost identical to the Hurricane 360 Mop, with a few minor modifications to the bucket. Although they do seem to be sold by 2 different companies (Telebrands and Emson) it is quite possible they are purchasing the mop from the same vendor and re-branding.

Again, since they are so similar, let us point out the main product problems listed in some of the 90 reviews we’ve accumulated from Hurricane 360. Namely:

  • The product appeared cheaply made.
  • The mop handle broke easily.
  • The mop head was impossible to clean even after washing.
  • The centrifuge didn’t spin very well or get the mop dry.

Big Boss Insta Mop may or may not have similar issues. If you do order Big Boss Insta Mop, let us know below how it works for you!

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33 Customer Reviews for Big Boss Insta Mop

Average Customer Rating: 2.2
Rating Snapshot:
5 stars: 3 4 stars: 7 3 stars: 2 2 stars: 2 1 stars: 19
Bottom Line: 34% would recommend it to a friend
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  • Angry

    A friend of mine picked this up for me. When I opened the box, the piece where the handle attaches to the mop head is not made correctly, and it cannot stand straight up. I called the number inside the box to ask them to send a replacement. I was told that I had to pay to send back THEIR defective part in order for them to send me a properly made piece. This is not acceptable customer service.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • Concept was good but mop handle doesn't make the grade.

    The mop handle consists of several screws and pieces. It does not stand up to wear and tear. First, the middle piece broke so I took it out and shortened the handle by screwing the top into the bottom. Then after a few uses, that broke. The mop is not worth the money.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 3 out 3 people found this review helpful

    LOVE this Big Boss

    • Brampton, Ontario, Canada,
    • Dec 26, 2016

    I have just read all of the reviews on this Big Boss InstaMop and I recognize some of the issues. I have owned mine for a year and absolutely love the results. It does take awhile to get used to, so I would like to share my experiences with you.

    The mop is nice and fluffy and does a great job cleaning. The absorbency of the mop head requires more water than the old string mops did but it does a better job.

    My method: Green pail, soapy water (spin), floor, EXTRA pail rinse in clean water (spin), green pail with soapy water.

    It is not absolutely necessary to use an extra rinse pail as it is a pain. You may have cleaner floors where a little dirt in the wash water is no biggy. In my home pets and children and my poopy parrot are messy so it would only be a 'two steps forward, one step back' situation if I did not use the extra clean pail. When I do a final rinse on the tiles with a touch of vinegar in the water, no second pail is used!

    If you like the idea of rinsing the floor without the extra pail, it is almost as effective that, when the floor has been washed, just rewash with vinegary water.

    I use Pine Sol on tiles and on hardwood (works VERY well.) I use Murphy Oil Soap for streakless results. It is not too easy to get right into the corners and one must be careful as there is no easy way to get close to the baseboards without washing them too.

    One could eat off my mother's floors and we have tried every type of system and found string mops are the best. Sponge mops – even with absorbent attachments, just seem to push the dirt back and forth.

    I have somewhat arthritic hands and have found it increasingly difficult to wring out a regular mop. This mop picks up dirt very well and the system does a fabulous job of washing and wringing the mop out. On occasion, the mop head has an attitude so I need to straighten it by hand to get it into the spin position.

    When visiting my bachelor brother in law, I bought him the Big Boss, only to find that he loves the Big Boss he discovered on his own. The Big Boss lost a star because the plug needs to be watched.

    Update: I have just purchased my third Big Boss (one at the house, one at the condo and last one as a gift). This one is the next generation so this plug has a ring that connects to the pail out-spout so it cannot be misplaced.

    Thrillingly, it fit tighter and I also ensured it was tight. Half way through the room's hardwood I felt hot water on my foot but I do not recall kicking the plug. A huge heap of towels and sheets avoided damage... Instead of using duct tape to secure the plug, It is held in by a leg cut off pantyhose. The plug is knotted in the middle of the PH rope, and he rope is then wrapped around the spin pail twice and knotted. The rope is nice and elastic so it is easy to pull the plug out for emptying.

    Even my husband LOVES the Big Boss. I caught him washing the car with it and the process is very fast and easy. He must have enjoyed the experience as he did my car too - a rare occurrence. However, apparently, he is not able to transfer that skill to doing floors. LOL

    My Big Boss Instamop is the cat's meow!

    Review written by 'older moimade' for Amazon.ca

    Mop head removal:

    I put a towel on my counter, lay the mop down with the mop head standing up on its side, braced my palm at an angle on the green plastic ensuring pressure in such a way that it would not block the mop, with my second hand I pulled a hand full of mop fibers away from the green mop surround, and Voila - it popped out. After washing, I anchored one side of the white mop head into the green surround, pushed the opposite end in, Done!

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 4 out 4 people found this review helpful

    Not worth the money

    • Mar 4, 2016

    I bought this mop from one of the retail stores and it is not worth the money you paid for it. Firstly the swivel head doesn't swivel properly so you are constantly fighting with it to get it to go in the right direction. Then you are constantly having to renew the soapy water side, as in order to "spin it out" you have to go to he "dirty water side," even with the brand new never used clean water, so you end up spinning out most of the soapy water on the first two spins. Would not recommend this mop to anyone.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 4 out 4 people found this review helpful

    Do not waist your money

    I give this a NO stars rating, this mop is horrible. I add to change my water times times within 50 feet, because it runs out on the "clean" side. They say it's clean water (nice concept), but in fact, it is only clean once, after the very first dip, then after that it's not. The mop's head design is horrible, and when you try to mop one way, it gives and bends on you. Do not waist your money on this, I am now out $30, and for $20 more, I could've bought the mop I wanted. I only purchased this one over the other because it was cheaper (which I have I just broken), but I have seen the difference between clean and dirty, and this one is a joke. I hope this saves someone else the back ache, and a little money.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 3 out 3 people found this review helpful

    Hard time assembling the mop

    • Long Beach, CA,
    • Jan 6, 2016

    Just as the previous reviews, I had a hard time assembling the mop. One of the holes was off centered. I had to heat up the screw and push it through.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 7 out 9 people found this review helpful

    Dishonest

    • Alberta, Canada,
    • Dec 31, 2015

    WARNING. Only order one deal at a time. This company is very dishonest. I ordered a mop online, buy one get one, then it asks if you would like more for no additional shipping charges. They ask this after they already have your credit card info. It does not return you to your cart so you can view your order, it just says order complete. So I immediately made a call to the customer service department to see if they were all buy one get one free, they confirmed yes so I did not cancel the order.

    After several calls to customer service, I am still three mops short. It will probably cost me more in shipping than they are worth to send them back. Big headache and I have no even tried the mops yet.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 4 out 4 people found this review helpful

    Love my Big Boss Insta Mop.

    • Tallahassee, Florida,
    • Nov 23, 2015

    I am a professional house cleaner for the Tallahassee area and I have just traded out my old mop system for my Big Boss. I've been using it for a couple weeks in my own home and all day at work. It does everything it claims and more! My back doesn't hurt from bending and ringing out mops over and over. It swirls around the baseboards cleaning them as well. It massages the Murphy's oil into the wood floors SO NICE. It picks up EVERYTHING and once my day is done I throw it in the wash with my cleaning rags. Each time I wash it the head comes out looking like brand new. I LOVE mopping now, it takes half the time it used to and is no longer my most dreaded task in my work day.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 4 out 5 people found this review helpful

    I like it!

    I bought this mop at Walmart. I have a stiffer and to be honest, I was tired of buying pads and solution bottles. I use it regularly with just a little bit of Armstrong floor cleaning solution. I have never had the issues of the top head not turning or wringing it out. I love this mop.

    The complaints I do have are the handle is a little on the flimsy side and after wringing it out you do have a tiny bit of residual dirt left on the head when you put it back in the clean water side. Other than that, it works wonders. I was able to mop up water till it was dry when my dishwasher hose started leaking the other day.

    When I clean the mop head, I just toss it into the washer and it's good as new.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 4 out 4 people found this review helpful

    The Handle

    • El Paso Tx,
    • Oct 19, 2015

    I received the mop three weeks ago and can't use it because the last part of the handle won't go in for some reason. I called the customer service number and the lady that answered was lost and had no idea of the product I was taking about, but finally she said they will send me another handle, so far nothing. Can't rate it because I can't use it.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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    • Nov 23, 2015

      Olga Padilla

      It is November 23, 2015 and I still have not received that handle. $43.00 down the drain.

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  • 1 out 1 people found this review helpful

    Big Boss

    I bought mine at Walmart. I clean houses so I use it regularly. I like it. Yes, you do have dirty water in the clean side after the first rinse, I do have to hold the mop up out of the water for about 30 seconds to drain or the dirty side fills up to fast. I like the pivot head on the mop it works well for cleaning tubs and shower walls. It saves my back a lot. So I would recommend this product. I use less cleaning solution in my water to prevent the sudding in the spin side.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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