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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  • Hurricane Spin Scrubber - Bait and Switch

    I ordered this product on 11/6/16 for the advertised price of 39.99 and an additional one was free for 19.99 paying separate shipping costs. Well, I called the next day for verification of order and when it will be shipped. I found out my bill charge was 144.99. How did this happen? The Customer rep says he would give me a 20.00 dollar discount on my order. I cancelled my order. have to wait and see if I get my money reimbursed.

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


  • They ship only once they get the product

    • By Todd,
    • North Carolina,
    • Nov 24, 2016
    • Verified Reviewer

    I had order the deluxe model hurricane spin scrubber for the upgraded motor and lifetime warranty with expedited shipping (3-5 days). After a week and multiple calls to the company, they said to allow 3-6 weeks for delivery.

    I explained to them I paid expedited so I wouldn't have to wait, well they said they were sorry and dropped the expedited charge but would still send expedited.

    Then after another week I noticed a charge. GREAT. I will now get the scrubber, NOT. They are sending me the lower rated unit because they don't have the upgraded and I should have that shipped in 7-10 business days.

    So I asked them how can they sell a product that they don't have. They say they are out right now and maybe in 2 weeks call back as they may have some in stock.

    I just canceled my order. It's not worth the headache anymore and they won't tell you much.

    I'm just going to order TURBO scrubber now and see how that goes

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


  • Where is it?

    • By Debra D,
    • Alamo, TX,
    • Nov 29, 2016
    • Verified Reviewer

    Need to know something, why is my payment Pending? It was 11-10-16 that I put the order in. So where is it? I can use the money for other things, if you do not want it, then stop it.

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


  • Do not buy!

    • By Michael B,
    • Glendora, CA,
    • Dec 12, 2016
    • Verified Reviewer

    Ordered on 11-12-16. No charge to my card nor message about the delivery date. Called 11-26 and was told card did not work but they had tried to reach me this very day to use another card. Gave another card number and have not heard from them since. I will try and cancel the order. No communication and apparently they can't fulfill. Avoid the headaches.

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


  • Won't charge and customer service is non responsive.

    I received this product and the box said the first charge would take 20 hours. It has been charging for 2 days now and still not charged. Called "customer service" and was placed on hold for over ten minutes. Would not recommend it.

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


  • Useless item

    • By Maire,
    • Maine,
    • Dec 29, 2016
    • Verified Reviewer

    This scrubber can't clean anything, no matter what kind of soap or cleaner you use. It's all hype.

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


  • I waited 6 weeks for this?

    • By Lee Ellis,
    • Burlington, Ontario, Canada,
    • Jan 5, 2017
    • Verified Reviewer

    I was patiently waiting for this Hurricane Spinner and was excited to try it out.

    It was a total let down, and you may as well go and buy a few toilet brushes because they will give you the same results. This product doesn't even come close to living up to its reputation, and that's too bad.

    Don't waste your money and time, like I did, waiting for this piece of garbage.

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


  • Do not buy!

    • By Regina Rice,
    • Mayfield, KY,
    • Jan 7, 2017
    • Verified Reviewer

    I tried charging this for three days, on three different outlets, and it will not charge!

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


  • Online order will not go through

    • By Christy,
    • Alabama,
    • Jan 8, 2017
    • Verified Reviewer

    Do NOT order this online. You can get this product, with all the attachments, and for the same price at Target, WalMart, and Bed Bath And Beyond.

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


  • Not worth the money

    • By John Johnson,
    • Rosamond, CA,
    • Jan 11, 2017
    • Verified Reviewer

    I purchased my scrubber from Bed Bath & Beyond. I charged up the scrubber for 24 hours before my first use.

    I started to clean my shower. The scrubber did a remarkable job of cleaning my shower for about 15 minutes. The scrubber stopped working while I was trying to use it to complete my shower, and I could not get the scrubber to turn back on anymore.

    I tried to recharge it for another 24 hours, but it still will not activate. Total waste of my $39.99 plus tax.

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


  • Hurricane Spin Scrubber blows

    • By Mike,
    • North Carolina,
    • Jan 12, 2017
    • Verified Reviewer

    I got this for Christmas and just cleaned my bathroom. I sprayed the shower and tub with cleaner and let it sit for five minutes before using the Spin Scrubber. I even went over the entire area twice and even then, soap scum remained. Scrubbing by hand is more efficient, and way faster.

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


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