About Lynx Mop
The Lynx Mop cleaning system was designed to provide all the tools you’ll need in one easy-to-use package. And by having everything in one place, you’ll be able to “turn any messy place into a perfectly organized storage space.”
Basically, the Lynx Mop system is made up of five parts:
- Broom Head – Features dense, ultra-fine bristles ideal for household sweeping.
- Mop Head – Features an ultra-absorbent mop heat with a scrubbing layer on the outside. Grabs and cleans the dirtiest messes in minutes.
- Duster Head – Uses wet/dry pads that are easy to attach and are ideal for quick cleanups. Swivels 360°.
- Multi-Function Handle – Features a special mechanism on the end that makes disconnecting each head as easy as twisting and then clicking to connect to a new one.
- Docking Station – Features easily accessible areas for each head, including the handle.
But is Lynx Mop really “designed to fit any home,” or is it just designed to provide little in return for your hard-earned money? That’s what we’re here to help you decide.
Lynx Mop: Original, Or Just a Standard ASOTV Product?
Although there are certainly other products that hint at Lynx Mop’s design, such as interchangeable mop/broom heads, docking stations/organizers for floor cleaning tools, etc., there doesn’t seem to be anything out there exactly like Lynx Mop. So, at least from a design perspective, the company seems to have created something unique.
In a moment, we’re going to talk about why this could be both a good and a bad thing, but let’s first find out how much Lynx Mop will set you back.
Lynx Mop Will Cost You …
… two payments of $19.95 plus $7.95 S&H, bringing your total to $47.85.
In the Lynx Mop commercial, a deluxe package is mentioned, which includes a microfiber duster, 10 dry cloth pads, and 10 wet cloth pads. However, this option wasn’t available when we attempted to check out.
All Lynx Mops come with a 30-day return policy, less S&H.
Pro tip: If there’s a chance you might return your Lynx Mop, be sure to hang on to the original box. Why? Because, considering the handle’s length, you might have problems finding a replacement when shipping it back to the manufacturer.
In order to request a refund, you’ll need to call customer service at 866-322-6352.
Speaking of the manufacturer, who makes Lynx Mop?
What Kind Of Reputation Does Lynx Mop’s Manufacturer Have?
Although a company name wasn’t listed on the Lynx Mop website, the product has the same customer service phone number at the InStyler Wet 2 Dry and InStyler Ionic Ceramic, which is made by TrÉ Milano, LLC based out of Van Nuys, CA.
While they weren’t rated at the time of our research, TrÉ Milano did have 25 closed complaints with the Better Business Bureau, which ranged from problems getting refunds and unauthorized charges to poor product performance. Here on HighYa, the Ionic Ceramic had one reader review with a 4-star rating.
What Kind Of Performance Can You Expect From Lynx Mop?
In total, the HighYa team has reviewed more than 600 As Seen On TV products, and two of the most common complaints we consistently encounter are 1) they don’t work as advertised, and 2) even if they do work as advertised, they don’t work for very long. So when it comes to Lynx Mop, this brings up a couple concerns:
How Well Will Lynx Mop Work In the Real World?
We’ve talked about a lot about infomercials in the past, and how they’re specifically designed to showcase a product in its best light, even though it might not perform as well (or exactly the same) in the real world.
For example, in their commercial, we watched Lynx Mop cleaning floors around a toilet. But despite how the manufacturer makes it seem, it didn’t appear that the head was swiveling. Instead, it seemed like the whole mop was being spun from the handle (perhaps by twisting their hands), just like you would with any other mop.
The point? This is only based on our observation, but even though Lynx Mop might technically swivel 360°, this doesn’t necessarily mean it’s any different than other mops, or that swiveling it is any easier than the competition.
Will You Need Replacement Parts With Lynx Mop?
Since many customers also complain that ASOTV products aren’t exactly high quality, we’d also have to wonder:
- How well Lynx Mop’s locking system really works,
- If it’s as easy to use as the commercial makes it seem, and
- How well it’ll stand up to repeated abuse.
After all, floor cleaning tools are put to the test on a regular basis, so they probably won’t last long if they’re not decent quality.
But even if Lynx Mop breaks the mold and features top-notch craftsmanship, the fact of the matter is that parts will eventually wear out; the broom’s bristles will become frayed and broken, and the sponge will get moldy and fall apart from all the friction. What happens when this occurs? It doesn’t appear that the manufacturer sells replacement parts, so you’ll probably have to purchase a whole new Lynx Mop system.
The Bottom Line About Lynx Mop
Ultimately, it’s all about value, right? From this perspective, do you live in a small apartment where space is at a premium? Do you need an extra cleaning kit for a part of the house you don’t frequently use (such as that creepy half-finished basement)? In instances like these, Lynx Mop might provide a solid value.
On the other hand, are you expecting Lynx Mop to instantly replace your trusty broom, mop, and wet/dry scrubber? While we’ll certainly update this review once customer reviews start rolling in, we’d have to wonder how long the Lynx Mop system would stand up to normal, everyday use.