Bought this as a replacement for the Leifheit mop, which left me increasingly frustrated because it left the floors too wet. You do need a rectangular bucket for this. It takes a short time to get used to it. It cleans the floors really well. It even makes light work of stubborn mud-paw-prints. Because it is flat it can go under the edge of f.i. a fridge. The best thing is that the floors dry in no time at all. The pad is machine washable, but I haven't tried that yet. It stays upright when you lean it against something, which is not important in the bigger scheme of things, but a nice little touch. It is a simple but effective way of cleaning floors. It's a bit short for me, but I'm above average height. Maybe not suitable for people with weak arms or wrists, you do have to use the lever to wring the mop.
Brilliant mop but can I buy a new pad for this mop??
Bought this item at a good price in B&M Bargains and when I used it seems quite robust; the self wringing mechanism provides some good arm exercise but there is a lack of information about replacement pads