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Rodney Wilson thought there had to be a better way to finish grout — if you could eliminate the time wasted continually cleaning your sponge instead of wiping away the excess grout, you could get the job done faster and cheaper.  So he invented the Squeez-EZ electric sponge cleaner.

The patent-pending Squeez-EZ drops into any three or five-gallon bucket and automatically cleans and wrings the water out of grouting sponges.  If you’ve got two sponges you can always have a fresh sponge ready when you’ve dirtied the sponge you’re using.  Just put the dirty sponge in the Squeez-EZ, grab the clean sponge, and continue working.

The Squeez-EZ offers many advantages over cleaning sponges by hand:  Your hands are less fatigued, the sponges are cleaner, there’s no excess water to discolor the grout, and you reduce the haze left by the grout because you get more consistent cleaning.

For safety, the Squeez-EZ runs off a 12V DC motor.  A 6′ cord separates the 13A power supply from the Squeez-EZ, keeping the dangerous voltages away from the pail of water.

The Squeez-EZ will squeeze you for about $330 plus another $12 for shipping.  You’ll have to supply your own bucket and sponges.

Squeez-EZ [Corporate Site]
Squeez-EZ [Marshalltown Store]

 

32 Responses to Electric Sponge Cleaner

  1. fred says:

    I’ll ask my tile sub what he thinks. But for the low volume guy you can throw a lot of sponges into a heap – and take a fresh one before you would vere pay for this.

  2. Kris says:

    How hard is it to rinse and squeeze a sponge? Is this worth $340+?

    Reminds me of a quote attributed to Nikita Khruschev after he toured an American kitchen: “is there a machine that puts food into the mouth and pushes it down?”

  3. ShopMonger says:

    330? yeah I think i can ring a few spongesout… actually for that price I could buy enough sponges I could use each side once,….. then just clean them all in a washer (local loundry mat suggested, other wise the wife may hurt you)

  4. Eric Peterson says:

    I paid $400 for mine at a Seattle area retailer just over a year ago and it was worth every penny! It easily reduced my grouting time by two thirds. It is a real life saver when using epoxy or charcoal colored grout with slate. I would recommend this *except * my transformer failed just out of the warranty period :(

  5. Josh says:

    I would paid a $1,000 for one of these Sqeeze EZ’s. They save so much time and effort that any tile installer would be a fool to not have one. A lot of guys say that it’s too much money to spend for cleaning sponges, but what they don’t realize is that this doesn’t just clean the sponges, it also rings them out to the perfect moisture consistency so you don’t over water your grout during the cleaning phase. Overall, this is the best $300 tool money can buy! It pays for itself within the first job or two.

  6. Eli says:

    Does anyone know where I can purchase a squeeze ez. I tried there website with no luck.

  7. Jen says:

    I tried Marshalltown and they said it was an obsolete item. I’m still looking

  8. TERRY says:

    where can i buy one, anyone have a used sqeeze ez for sale ???

  9. Brian says:

    Tiletools.com has the Squeez-EZ now. From what I hear, the original inventors of the Squeez-EZ had some sort of fallout and stopped selling it. And it was unavailable for a couple years.

    It just became available again on tiletools.com about a few weeks ago.

  10. Floors by Josh says:

    Best Machine i ever purchased, The transformer also failded just after purchased but i eliminated it and now have it hooked to a 12 volt Lawn Battery which makes it portable and convient. The only problem is after 3 years of heavy use the drive gears are starting to loose teeth and i am looking for new gears.

  11. Eli says:

    They no longer make them. Is ther any one who knows where I can buy a used one.

  12. I have the plastic gears in stock to fit the Squeeze E-Z. Contact me at wschuetz@hotmail.com

    Thanks!
    Wayne

  13. rodney wilson says:

    i own patents on both squeez-ez’s and am trying to sell; so these machines can get back on market!!!

  14. I would need your email add Rob.

  15. Kevin says:

    I Would like to know if they are making these again and where to buy it. I had one and sold it to a friend who needed it more than me.

  16. Jim Moody says:

    I need some idler gears for my squeeze EZ
    Some of these guys will see it’s worth after the damage is done to their hands. Any help will be appreciated.

    Thanks, Jim

    • dave says:

      i just want to buy one. i’m on my second one. it’s an awesome machine when it works. sure saves the wear and tear on the hands. the two guys that came up with it just needed to tweak a few things. i wish i had one thirty years ago.

  17. Ryan says:

    want to buy an electric sponge cleaner please send me an address to purchase one

  18. Sally says:

    If you have information on where I can purchase one of these machines, could you email it to me? We have one and would like to purchase a second one.

  19. Brian says:

    Rodney I purchased one of your machines and love it but am in need of some parts are they still availible?

  20. Scott says:

    Rodney can I buy parts from you for my machine or did you start new ones?

  21. Doug says:

    I too would like to buy a new machine or some parts! PLEASE!!!!!

  22. Paul says:

    I would like to buy one of your squeeze-eze machines, i live in Scotland , can you help me out , Cheers, Paul.

  23. ROB HARRISON says:

    Rodney , I’m interested in a squeeze EZ sponge cleaner machine could you e mail the price and cost of shipping to Canada,Thanks Rob

  24. southport tile says:

    Would really like to purchase one of these. I have one already but is broken down. Switch is out. Best gadget ever. Please email me back with info on how to get my hands on another one. Thanks Frank

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