What Is Hurricane Spin Scrubber?

By HighYa Research Team
Updated on: Dec 6, 2016

Using a built-in rechargeable battery that spins the head at 300 RPM, the Hurricane Spin Scrubber promises to rinse, clean, and leave your shower spotless in less than 30 seconds. We’re also told that the “incredible” torque it delivers can cut through any caked-on dirt and grime.

Attached to Hurricane Spin Scrubber’s head are three interchangeable brushes, each of which the company claims feature flexible bristles that mold into cracks and crevices. This way, the company tells us you’ll be able to attack soap scum, mildew, and more, in tracks and corners.

On top of this, Hurricane Spin Scrubber features an extension arm that can help those with arthritis clean hard-to-reach areas. It can even be used outdoors!

Who doesn’t want to restore the luster and shine of the shower, faster, easier, and without harsh chemicals? And perhaps most importantly, without scrubbing or rubbing?

But will Hurricane Spin Scrubber really “do the hard work for you,” or will you end up disappointed? Before you hand over your credit card information, that’s exactly what we’ll help you figure out here.

How Much Does Hurricane Spin Scrubber Cost?

The Hurricane Spin Scrubber is available at the following retailers:

  • Amazon: $39.90
  • Walmart: $39.37
  • Target: $39.99

What Is Hurricane Spin Scrubber Designed to Clean?

That cloudy film covering your shower (informally known as soap scum) is the result of calcium and magnesium in water reacting with the fatty acids in soap. Not only does it look unsightly, but by creating a prime breeding ground for bacteria, soap scum can even pose a health hazard in some instances.

Now, soap scum isn’t exactly a new problem, so there have been thousands of different home remedies and products to remove it over the years, including baking soda and vinegar solutions, borax, ammonia, pumice stones, dryer sheets, and much more.

See Also: Super Simple, Natural, & Cheap Cleaning Solutions Already In Your Kitchen

How Does Hurricane Spin Scrubber Stack Up?

While these options rely mostly on chemistry to remove soap scum, mechanical devices like Hurricane Spin Scrubber work like brushes to physically scrape soap scum from a surface. To do this, they rely on two things: 1) speed and 2) power.

While we’re told Hurricane Spin Scrubber’s head spins at 300RPM, we’re not told much about its torque, or the power at which it spins. Why is this important?

If Spin Scrubber’s head delivers too little torque, pressing it against surfaces (such as tile or glass) with enough force to remove soap scum might cause it to slow down.

If this occurs, then the fact that Hurricane Scrubber’s head (or any other competing product) spins at 300 RPM won’t mean much as far as real world benefits.

The good news is that we tried out the Hurricane Spin Scrubber in multiple scenarios to see just how closely it matches the manufacturer’s claims.

Our Hurricane Spin Scrubber Hands-On Test

We had the opportunity to perform some in-depth testing the Hurricane Spin Scrubber. Did it live up to the manufacturer’s claims? Here’s the video:

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Cleaning a Stand Up Shower With Hurricane Spin Scrubber

After some quick and easy assembly and spraying the shower with a mild cleaner, we found that Hurricane Spin Scrubber’s extension handle really did help us improve reach and scrub the floor without bending down.

While we didn’t have to press down very hard on the Hurricane Spin Scrubber to get it to clean, we quickly learned that because of the head’s spinning motion, it had a tendency to pull to the right when in use.

In order to maintain control, we found we often had to grip tightly; at times, even holding the device with both hands.

After we were finished, Hurricane Spin Scrubber seemed to have cleaned well while the floor was still wet. Once the floor dried for 24 hours, however, we found numerous spots that the scrubber didn’t adequately clean.

Next, we used the corner brush on the shower’s ledge and door rails. It did a great job of working its way into corners, but like the flat head, it was difficult to keep it stable without slipping from side to side.

We then used the dome brush on the same area, which seemed to do a better job than the corner brush at getting rid of mildew.

Finally, Hurricane Spin Scrubber’s flat brush delivered a big improvement in soap scum and mildew after just a few minutes scrubbing the glass shower door.

Overall, we thought Hurricane Spin Scrubber did an OK job on the stand up shower, but to get stains out of the grout, we’d likely need to use a stronger cleaning agent.

What About Cleaning a Dirty Bathtub?

After spraying some mild cleaner on the wall of a shower that had seen better days, we used the dome brush on the tile wall, the corner brush for corners and grout, and the flat brush on the floor.

After spending nearly an hour cleaning the tub, we though Hurricane Spin Scrubber did a decent job of removing soap scum and mildew. However, this required quite a bit of time concentrating on each individual area to ensure everything was clean.

We spent so much time cleaning the shower, in fact, that Hurricane Spin Scrubber’s battery died, although we would have probably needed another 30 minutes to fully clean (without using stronger cleaning chemicals).

Cleaning a Sink Faucet

For our final test, we used the corner brush head on a standard sink faucet. As with our other tests, we often found it difficult to keep it stable and in place. We also learned that the head was too big to get into all the small crevices.

In the end, we didn’t find that Hurricane Spin Scrubber cleaned the faucet any better or easier than by hand.

Our Bottom Line Regarding the Hurricane Spin Scrubber

After finishing, Hurricane Spin Scrubber was easy to clean; simply run under water to rinse and allow time to dry.

Throughout the process, we found that the device really can make cleaning bathtubs and showers easier, and in some instances, faster. It can also make the process physically easier since you won’t have to bend down as often.

It seems to do a fairly good job of cleaning up everyday spots and stains, although it almost certainly won’t be as effective without using cleaning agents or chemicals.

While Hurricane Spin Scrubber seemed to clean well, it’s worth noting that we had to spend quite a bit of time focusing on each area in order to remove all the mildew and soap scum buildup. In short, don’t expect this buildup to miraculously disappear, or you might end up disappointed.

The Hurricane Spin Scrubber is also a bit heavy and takes a lot of effort to keep it in place, so it's uncertain how ideal it would work for someone who suffers from arthritis.

Lastly, keep in mind that it took about 20 hours to charge the first time and 8 hours to fully charge every time thereafter, while power only lasts about an hour.

Will Hurricane Spin Scrubber Help You Win the Battle Against Dirt & Grime?

Can Hurricane Spin Scrubber help you get your shower clean? As with any kind of friction between two surfaces, it’s hard to imagine that it won’t help remove at least some dirt and grime in your shower. Will it make it easier? With its extension arm, this also seems possible.

Perhaps most importantly, though, will Hurricane Spin Mop help make that inevitable soap scum a thing of the past?

In general, it appears that chemical reactions often provide the best results at removing soap scum. Sure, you can definitely get rid of it with enough time and elbow grease, but liquid solutions (even homemade ones) might deliver better results with less effort. What does this mean for you?

Based on our testing, Hurricane Spin Scrubber’s extension wand and rotating head really do seem to make it easier to remove soap scum buildup from bathtubs and showers.

It’s not perfect, though, since it’s heavy and can take a lot of concentration and effort to keep the head in one place long enough to adequately clean.

Given this, this may not be an ideal option for those with arthritis or other types of joint pain.

The good news is that if you feel like rolling the dice on Hurricane Spin Scrubber, it comes with free S&H and the company seems to stand behind it with a 30-day refund policy. Just be sure to hang onto your original box, since it probably won’t be cheap to send it back to the manufacturer.

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  • Great Scrubber, but?

    • By Jesse E.,
    • Rocklin, CA,
    • Apr 7, 2020
    • Verified Reviewer
    Overall Experience:

    I got, read the instructions, used it and was very satisfied, it worked as advertised.

    BUT, after the third time I used it, I noticed that it didn’t run as long as the first time.

    The fourth time I used it after an all-night charge it lasted about ten minutes.

    I should have known better, it has a Ni-Cad battery.

    The worst kind.

    If they had just put a Lithium-Ion battery in it, it would have been perfect and gotten my highest praise.

    But, I wouldn’t recommend it to anybody because of the battery.

    If they made a conversion kit I would buy it and be very pleased indeed.

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

  • Absolutely disappointed!

    • By Arif P.,
    • Mississauga, Ontario, Canada,
    • Oct 9, 2019
    • Verified Reviewer
    Overall Experience:

    I bought the Hurricane Spin Scrubber hoping it would help with some nagging stains in my bathtub, but instead as I put pressure towards the scrubbing area, the rotating head starts to stop and slow down, thus I am pretty sure this is due to a cheap battery not providing enough torque, hence, in the end, it's garbage for me to use. Also, one of the removal bristle heads was badly packaged that it was bent on half the side making it look like a deformed mushroom. Not impressed!

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

  • Does not work

    • By Bonnie T.,
    • Greenville, SC,
    • Sep 13, 2019
    • Verified Reviewer
    Overall Experience:

    This scrubber has never worked for me, I have never been able to get it to start...Very cheap, do not buy, very disappointed in this product. Great ad, but very poor product. I have tried and tried to get this to work, first it comes with no instructions and no number to call if you have a problem.

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

  • So disappointed in this version

    • By Tina M.,
    • South Range, WI,
    • Sep 6, 2019
    • Verified Reviewer
    Overall Experience:

    I bought the original Spin-Brush and absolutely loved it. I even bought my mother one. Well, my original one dies and I picked up the new one and it is horrible. Harder to put together. Once charged did not stay running. Totally dissatisfied with this. Breaks my heart and the original one was so fabulous. Don't change something that works. New version isn't worth the $0.99, let alone $39.99.

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

  • Saved my back

    • By Sharon B.,
    • Cape Coral, FL,
    • Aug 13, 2019
    • Verified Reviewer
    Overall Experience:

    I bought mine at Walmart in the As Seen on TV aisle for $29.99. It was constructed better than expected and very sturdy. I charged it overnight and tried it out on my shower. Wow! I am very pleased with it. Normally, I’d have to be on my hands and knees for half an hour scrubbing but this did it in five minutes with no stooping. I cannot tell you how thrilled I am with this product!

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

  • Scrubber is good, rechargeable system sucks

    • By Tina H.,
    • California,
    • Jul 11, 2019
    • Verified Reviewer
    Overall Experience:

    Purchased my Scrubber at Bed Bath & Beyond. The scrubbers worked well, the trick I found was not to put too much pressure with the scrubber on the surface you're working to clean. But the manufacturer in creating this product seems to have used the cheapest rechargeable batteries. It only works for about 45 minutes in total, then needs another 8-hour charge. While charging, the handle gets a little warm where the battery is too. I'm on the fence about recommending this to others, solely due to the batteries creating safety issues.

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

  • There has to be something better...

    • By K A K.,
    • Colorado,
    • Jun 27, 2019
    • Verified Reviewer
    Overall Experience:

    I purchased this because of some medical issues that make it difficult to clean my bathrooms. The biggest disappointment is that the battery, after being fully charged, doesn't hold the charge very long. It does a somewhat decent job in cleaning but if it were a little more powerful I believe it could do a much better job. While the shaft makes it easy to reach the corners it creates the opposite problem for the close in areas. As I write this I can't use it because I have to wait 6 more hours for the battery to charge so I'm back to manually scrubbing... let's hear it for pain killer!

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

  • Worst product ever

    • By William T.,
    • California,
    • Jun 13, 2019
    • Verified Reviewer
    Overall Experience:

    Should have known when we purchased this at a discount store (formerly 99 cent store), paid $14.99 for this piece of junk. Worked 2 times then quit, won't recharge. How do these companies get away with selling this? I have a bad back/knees, can't get on my knees to scrub shower, this would have been an excellent product had it worked. Have no way to scrub my fiberglass shower until I can buy a new (different brand) scrubber. Wish we could file a class action lawsuit.

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

  • It sucks!

    • By Mark G.,
    • Eagle Point, OR,
    • Jun 5, 2019
    • Verified Reviewer
    Overall Experience:

    The first time I assembled the handle the latches broke and every time since. The battery only lasts 15 minutes on an 8-hour charge. The tiny motor will stall with any amount of down pressure. I got a lot of cleaning done after the battery died using the brush with my own arms doing the work. It’s a great idea but made really cheap and weak.

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

  • Won't work after charging

    • By Dorothy S.,
    • West Yorkshire, United Kingdom,
    • May 23, 2019
    • Verified Reviewer
    Overall Experience:

    I charged this unit up for many hours and when I went to use it, it would not turn on. So I decided it may need to be charged more, come to plug it in, and it will not charge. When I connect to charge nothing happens - no light or anything. It's useless.

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

  • Disappointed

    • By Aurora A.,
    • Texas,
    • May 14, 2019
    • Verified Reviewer
    Overall Experience:

    This Hurricane Scrubber is a waste of money. Battery is good for a short time only. Scrubber doesn’t work unless you apply pressure and then it stops because of pressure applied. Does not do the cleaning it was intended for. Would not recommend. Cleaning with your hands does a better and faster job. Don’t buy it. Don’t waste your money.

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

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