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Swiffer Wet Jet Refill Recipes

March 5, 2020

I love cleaning with the Wet Jet, but the multi purpose solution leaves a sticky residue on my ceramic tile floors. I am at a loss as to how to fix the problem short of re-mopping with plain water and a traditional mop, double work for someone with bad knees and balance issues.


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March 7, 20200 found this helpful
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You can use a multi-purpose solution in the machine but you need to water down the solution you are using. It is way too strong and normally you clean with solutions like this from a bucket. When I clean the tile with one of these dolutions I add around a gallon of water to the bucket and just a capful of the solution to my water. Try this and it should work a lot better for you.

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I would just eliminate the chemical they use and create my own mixture that I know worked with the floors, such as vinegar or ammonia or simply soapy water

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Swiffers are great design but not necesarily great product

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April 25, 2011

I'm quite taken up with your site as I found out I don't need to replace refills for Wet Jet, but can do recipes. What is 2 parts to 1 part mean?

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April 25, 20111 found this helpful

Example:1 cup vinegar to 2 cups water... Hope this helps.
I much prefer making my own cleaning products.
Sandie

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September 21, 20170 found this helpful

Remove top by submerging top of empty Bottle into coffee cup of boiling water with a towel. Tip: microwave water 1-1.5 minutes.
Fill Bottle with Hot Water & 2 Tablespoons White Vinegar & 1 teaspoon PineSol or other preferred cleaner.

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TILE Floors SPOTLESS!

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July 7, 2009

I have a Swiffer Wet Jet. I don't like the way it leaves streaks on my laminate floors no matter how much or little I use of the liquid. I would like to fill the bottle with something else a little more effective (vinegar solution?). Has anyone tried this? Any ideas?

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April 25, 2011

Use old washcloths on your Swiffer. Instead of buying a refill for the cleaning solution, use soapy water instead.

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September 13, 2010

What is the recipe for vinegar and water solution (how much vinegar to water) to use in the Swiffer Wet Jet?

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December 30, 2008

Does anyone know how to make the solution for the Swiffer Wet Jet?

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