Norwex ErgoBend – My Review
Norwex came out with a handy little attachment for their Mop System in 2016, called the ErgoBend. I’ve had almost a whole year to use this attachment, and I’d like to share with you how to use it, it’s pros and cons, and what I rate this product at out of 5 stars.
Remember that this is an attachment, meant to enhance the Norwex Mop System, so you already need to own a Norwex Mop System in order to use this Norwex product.
How to use:
Attach your ErgoBend to your Mop Handle.
Do this by removing the nut and bolt that is in one end of the ErgoBend.
Slide your mop handle into that
If you want your mop base to bend down towards you, push the handle into the set of holes that have two holes on them:
Put your foot on top of the mop base, close to the middle. Push down.
It will bend down, and look just like this:
Now, you can push your mop under furniture to dry or wet mop your floor and remove dust or dirt! When you bring the mop back, and release the pressure you’re putting on the handle, it will spring back up automatically.
If you want your ErgoBend to bend sideways, and get an even further reach for you, here’s how you attach the ErgoBend:
Insert your mop handle into the ErgoBend on the side that has just one hole, NOT two:
With your foot on the base, push down. But this time, you’ll push sideways.
You can now push your mop under furniture, with it turned sideways, and get a longer reach. As with Option 1, when you bring the mop back, and release the pressure you’re putting on the handle, it will spring back up automatically.
So now that you know how to use it, I want to share with you what I love about this mop attachment, as well as what I don’t love so much.
The Norwex ErgoBend: A Review
*Extends the length of your mop handle even more, for those extra hard to reach places.
It will go in places like: waaaay under your king size bed; to the very back of your couch, your ridiculously high ceiling, etc.
*Allows you to go under furniture without having to bend your knees or back.
If you have knee or back issues, this makes mopping easy and avoids pain! You can simply bend the Ero-Bend and slide it under the furniture. Even when you’re reaching under something like a coffee table or kitchen table, this allows you to avoid bending down low
*It bends in multiple directions.
There are multiple holes you can attach your mop handle to. The different holes allow a different function. When attached to the first set of the double holes, you can bend back and down towards yourself. This allows you to push the mop forward and under your furniture. When attached to the single set of holes, you can bend it sideways. This allows you to push the mop forward (when it is faced sideways), and reach even further under your furniture.
*Also attached to your EnviroWand.
This can be done two ways. One, you remove the handle from your EnviroWand and attach the ErgoBend instead. This makes your handle medium length and gives you medium reach.
Or, you attach your ErgoBend to your mop handle, then attach the EnviroWand.
This gives you extra long reach, with a bendable option, too! So, you can bend the EnviroWand, then reach those high corners with cobwebs, or reach your really high shelves!
*It’s a little complicated
The first few times you use this item, it’s going to confuse you. It does come with really great instructions. But make sure you hold on to them! Because you’ll likely need to refer to them again when it’s time to use it again.
*It has parts that can be lost
In order to attach this to your mop handle, it requires a nut and bolt (that come with it). The downside of this is that when attaching and unattaching, these pieces have the possibility of being lost. If you decide to order this attachment, I highly recommend that you attach the ErgoBend to your mop handle and leave it there permanently, instead of only attaching it when you want to use it. It won’t affect the regular function of your mop in any way, and you won’t risk losing those little pieces.
*It doesn’t ‘stay’ bent really well
This attachment can bend and unbend. There is a really good spring inside, so it springs back to it’s starting position very easily. That can be annoying in some cleaning situations. It gets easier with more practice, though.
For the amount of times you are going to use this item, it is really pricey. Personally, I don’t have many uses for it in my home. I also don’t have knee or back pain that make mopping difficult, so I don’t feel it is necessary, as I’m fine with bending my knees and back when mopping. If bending is a big issue for you, I can see you loving this item, and you would use it frequently. But for me, it’s not worth the price.
And the verdict is…
When it comes to a rating, I’d give the ErgoBend 3 out of 5 stars. It’s not something I find that I need, therefore I don’t find the price worth it, so that takes away a star. It’s also more complicated than I prefer, so that knocks it down another star.
However, if this sounds like something you would use all the time, then by all means, head over to my shop to purchase it.