By Pam from Bland, MO
I was wondering about refilling the swiffer bottle today and don't have time to do the injector all of the time. I learned about the boiling water trick and tried it out. I filled a coffee cup full of hot water (my water is very hot but you are supposed to microwave it for a minute or two) and stuck the end of the bottle with cap in the water, let it sit for about 15 secs and then with a towel it twisted right off. :) Woohoo.
If you use pliers you can take the cap off the Swiffer cleaner bottle and then fill it easily. I do it so I can replace the Swiffer cleaning solution with one to which my husband is not highly allergic. Love the Swiffer, love the pads, hate the smell of the cleaning solution!
I have a solution for refilling the Swiffer Wet Jet soap solution. As the lid is sealed on, I used a large turkey basting syringe used to inject flavoring into turkeys. Fill it with 2 "shots" of my favorite floor soap in the existing hole, then I filled the rest with water. I have refilled it 4 times with the original bottle. Hope this helps!
After reading your note, let me add some things. Drill a 5/16 hole on the bottom side of the bottle and fill using a large catheter syringe. They Are used in the OR to add fluid to the bladder. I would think you can get them at a drugstore or on the net. THEN seal the hole with air-conditioning window tape. It is a putty like material that adheres nicely and is waterproof. THEN use infant diapers as pads and trim to fit. WORKS GREAT. Without these additions I would definitely use the clorox mop as the cost on the swiffer is outrageous. (08/23/2005)
By Michael Fajoni
My Swiffer jet mop was always running out of the expensive refills. I tried to refill the bottle by drilling a hole in the end of the bottle and refilling it with my own cleaner. The mop leaked and stop running. I had to purchase another Swiffer. This time when I ran out of the Swiffer cleaner I filled a large spray bottle with my favorite cleaner and sprayed as I mopped.
Trisha from AL
By Patti from CA
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