What Is Hurricane Spin Scrubber?

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.

Hurricane Spin Scrubber vs. Turbo Scrub

The HighYa team has been reviewing ASOTV products for years, and one thing we’ve learned is that it’s fairly common for these companies to “share” products.

In other words, we’ll often see a product appear from one company, only for its website to be pulled and reappear weeks (or months) later, sold by a completely different manufacturer.

What’s the point? A few months ago, we reviewed a nearly identical product named Turbo Scrub, which—except for the blue accents on Hurricane Spin Scrubber—appears to be the identical product.

One HighYa reader had given Turbo Scrub a 5-star rating at the time of our research, claiming that the motor turns fast, it operates quietly, and is effective for addressing grout and other hard-to-reach areas.

Outside of this, if you search online for “powered shower scrubber,” you’ll quickly learn that there are other functionally identical products like Quickie Tub N’ Tile Power Scrubber (which appears to be the original).

This also appears to come with mostly positive online customer feedback, with many claiming that it cleans several different surfaces well and features quality construction.

Several customers noted that Turbo Scrub was heavy, though, that it didn’t clean as well as expected, and that it didn’t come with multiple brush heads. At least from this perspective, Hurricane Spin Scrubber seems to have a leg up.

If you’re willing to venture outside this design, you’ll find even more products that could feasibly deliver the same cleaning power (even power drill attachments!), but might not always improve reach.

What’s the point? Hurricane Spin Scrubber is not a unique product. But will it deliver superior performance?

We’ll get to that in a second, but first, let’s find out how much you’ll pay.

How Much Does Hurricane Spin Scrubber Cost?

One Hurricane Spin Scrubber set will cost you $39.99, plus free shipping and handling. This includes:

  • 1 Hurricane Spin Scrubber Brush
  • 1 Extension Arm
  • 1 Set of Scrubbing Heads
  • 1 Mesh Storage Bag

During checkout, you’ll be able to purchase a second set for an added $19.99 fee.

Hurricane Spin Scrubber is brought to you by the same company who makes Hurricane 360 Spin Mop and Hurricane Twin Spin Mop (Telebrands), who provides a 30-day refund policy, less S&H charges, on most of their products. In order to request one, you’ll need to call customer service at 855-668-1655.

Now, let’s get back to examining Hurricane Spin Scrubber’s performance potential.

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 we’re not sure 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.

Hurricane Spin Scrubber Reviews

Since writing our original review, seven HighYa readers provided feedback about Hurricane Spin Scrubber, giving it an average rating of 1.7 stars. We’ve found that this is fairly common among all As Seen on TV products.

While one customer claimed to have had a positive experience, several others claimed to have experienced extensive shipping delays and unresponsive customer service.

Despite these complaints, AJ Khubani’s Telebrands is the largest company in the ASOTV industry, having been in business for more than three decades. In addition to the other Hurricane models mentioned earlier, the company is responsible for recent runaway hits like Red Copper Pan, Atomic Beam USA, Ped Egg Power, and many others.

We’re definitely not saying you’ll experience the same, although HighYa readers have given these products (and all ASOTV products in general, regardless of the manufacturer) an average rating of 2 stars. Why? From a product perspective, the most common complaints typically revolve around lower quality than expected and not working as advertised.

Other common complaints often revolve around business practices, such as long shipping times and difficulty processing refunds.

Again, this doesn’t mean you’ll experience the same. We’re simply providing you with a complete view of the information.

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, we’re not sure we’d recommend it 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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79 Consumer Reviews for Hurricane Spin Scrubber

Average Consumer Rating: 1.5
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  • Scrubs well but falls apart.

    • Easton, PA,
    • Jul 13, 2018
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    I bought the scrubber two days ago. I charged it and it worked great while scrubbing, until the unit fell apart. I took the original unit back to the store where I purchased it and they replaced it without any problem. Thank you Boscov's.

    I am now using the second unit. It is also falling apart. I called customer service and all I was told was to return the unit. I agree with earlier reviews that the company needs to reinforce the center clip where the extension bars click in.

    As I said, the scrubbing action is great, however, I am not able to use the unit with the extension bar.

    I would recommend the unit for the cleaning action but not if you need to use it with the extension bar, which is the reason I purchased it in the first place.

    Thank you.

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

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  • 1 out 1 people found this review helpful

    Very disappointing

    • Jacksonville, NC,
    • Jul 12, 2018
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    I am really very disappointed in this product and feel like it has never worked, should it even fully charged. It dies quickly and does not have the torque as advertised. I was hoping that the extended handle would help my back, but it actually makes more work.

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

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  • 3 out 3 people found this review helpful

    Crap product

    • Adelaide, South Australia,
    • Jun 21, 2018
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    I’ve had three Spin Scrubbers, all of which have stopped working after a short time. Today I rang as the third one has stopped working, apparently I no longer qualify for a replacement, let alone refund as my original purchase for the first spin scrubber was March 2017, which is now over a year ago. The fact the last replacement is only six months old doesn’t seem to matter. I’ve totally wasted my money. Do NOT buy this product!

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

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  • 2 out 2 people found this review helpful

    Highly recommend

    • Memphis, TN,
    • Jun 1, 2018
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    I have used this on tile floors, bathtubs, shower, sinks and now my white vinyl fence outside. It works as advertised. I even bought replacement brushes since I use it so much. No problem with recharging. I really like this. I purchased this at Bed Bath & Beyond using the 20% off coupon.

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

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  • 7 out 7 people found this review helpful

    Stay away from this company and this item.

    • National City, CA,
    • Apr 27, 2018
    • Verified Reviewer

    I ordered the Hurricane Spin Scrubber, and it broke after only four uses. They will replace it if I pay the shipping back and the shipping for the new replacement. By then there is nothing left.

    I'm not going to pay to send it back when it obviously breaks down quickly. I don't need another one like that, but there are no other options; they don't stand behind their product. STAY AWAY, there are others to be had; keep looking.

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

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  • 4 out 4 people found this review helpful

    Cleans great, tends to bend when pressure is used.

    • Moreno Valley, CA,
    • Apr 25, 2018
    • Verified Reviewer

    I bought it and charged it then went to work on my tub. It worked great for me, but after a few uses, it broke in the middle. My husband was able to strengthen it by wrapping it with duct tape several times until it didn’t bend (this took many wraparounds). The company needs to redesign this product so it doesn’t do this when a person uses normal pressure to clean.

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

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  • 7 out 7 people found this review helpful

    Garbage

    I bought the Hurricane from Walgreens in the "As Seen On TV" section about a year ago. I used it a couple of times, then put it away. Well, I recently got it out again and plugged the charger in, the light came on, which, according to the directions, meant it was charging. Since it had been a while since I used it (probably 9-10 months), I let it charge for 24 hours. Dead. From what I've read the battery cannot be replaced. The thing is still in the box, looking brand new, and now it's GARBAGE! I will NOT buy another! Lesson learned! Don't buy any battery operated appliance that does not have a replaceable battery!

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

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    • Apr 23, 2018

      Brigitte Gullatt

      This is so disappointing. I purchased from the infomercial. I used this only once, then put it away. I’m trying to use it today on my kitchen floor and it completely slowed down, then stopped on me. I plugged in the charger, thinking it will keep going while charging but still no action. Never again will I purchase anything from TV. This is a piece of crap.

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  • 5 out 7 people found this review helpful

    Doesn't work

    • Missouri,
    • Apr 15, 2018
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    I've used it a few times and hate it. They thought I wasn't spending enough time with it. It does not work as advertised. Very disappointed and it's passed my 30 days. Brushes don't last one use. I wished I would have read these reviews first.

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

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  • 7 out 7 people found this review helpful

    Very disappointed

    • Otwell, IN,
    • Mar 30, 2018
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    I bought this with all hopes of it working as advertised and I charged it the 20 hours as required when you first but it. I mean, those hours were just awful because I had wanted to get this for a while but didn’t wanna spend the 40 bucks on myself.

    The next day after the initial charge, I was so excited to go clean my bathroom and it seemed to work great, except you couldn’t put much pressure on it for those hard-to-get spots without it flexing, so I got that all figured out and I was just shocked at what a great job it did. I went and cleaned the kitchen sink etc. with it until the battery went dead (I was so sad because I was on a roll).

    So I placed it back on charge for the 8 hours it said to, and it barely charged, and I wasn’t able to use it again. I have read several reviews about this happening. So I went back to Walmart where I bought and it and they refused to return my money or even let me exchange it. They told me I had to contact the company and they said 8 out of 10 sold were being returned because they are defective in some way.

    I called Telebrands, the company that makes them, and they wanted to give me the runaround, but I stood my ground with them and they said they're sending me a new one for free. We will see because I later got an email from them saying I had to take it back to Walmart. I called them again and she told me again she would send a courtesy one to me this one time. I said no, you will replace the junk one I bought.

    So we will see if they send me another. If they could just get a few things fixed on them, they would be perfect.

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

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  • 6 out 6 people found this review helpful

    Garbage

    • Lancaster, OH,
    • Mar 30, 2018
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    What a waste of money. Fully charged, it runs for 5 minutes. When does run, it doesn’t scrub. The brushed pop off if you actually try to scrub. Sadly I wasted my money. Don’t waste yours.

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

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  • 5 out 5 people found this review helpful

    Bad product

    • North Carolina,
    • Mar 23, 2018
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    Hurricane Spin Scrubber is a total waste of your money. The battery will not hold a charge after using only twice. The brushes lose bristles on first use. Wands don't stay coupled and are always falling apart, and you have to bend over to pick them up, which defeats the purpose of not having to bend over to scrub your shower or tub.

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

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