Steam Mop Buying Guide
This handy steam mop buying guide is an overview of the features, pros, and cons of all the most popular steam
mops. This is meant to give your more perspective on which steam mops might best suit your needs so you can
narrow down your choicies.
Eureka Enviro Steamer -
This is priced moderately. It retails for around $80 but you can find it for a little less at Amazon.
This will be the case for all the steam mops on this list. Amazon usually carries them below suggested retail
and with free shipping.
The Eureka Enviro Steamer has a 20 foot cord, good size water tank, and comes with two cloth mop pads. It
has a high profile since the water tank is located in the base. An adjustable handle adds to the ease of use
of this steam mop. The 12 1/2 inch cleaning path is a good size. This is a well built, sturdy mop with
many good customer reviews.
Shark Steam Mop - The Original
Shark Steam Mop retails for around $100 but you can often find it much cheaper. This is a rather poor quality
steam mop. It is prone to breaking...both the handle and the heating element often fail in this
Many uses experience a very short life span with this mop. It has a rather small water tank, at only 10
ounces, and a 20 foot power cord. Heats up fast but only emits the steam from a single steam hole.
Also, it doesn't reach a temperature hot enough to sanitize the floors while it is cleaning them. It's
very lightweight, only 3 lbs. Comes with two microfiber mop pads.
Dirt Devil Steam Mop - One
of the more budget friendly steam mops. The Dirt Devil retails for around $70. This mop comes with a
lot of features for the price. At 1500 watts, it heats up rather quick. It is typically ready for
use in about 30 seconds. It has a triangular shaped mop head. This is different than the typical
rectangle shaped mop head most steam mops have and is better for cleaning corners and other tight spaces.
The Dirt Devil Steam Mop comes with two mop pads, a dusting pad, and a carpet glide attachment.
Use the carpet attachment to clean and sanitize carpets and other fabric surfaces.
Haan FS20 Steam Mop - This steam
mop is very lightweight, weighing only about 3 lbs. It has a deluxe sanitizing tray which can be used to
sanitize carpet and just about any cloth or fabric surface. Mattresses, rugs, bedding, and upholestry just to
name on few.
It has an adjustable handle and an 11 1/2 inch cleaning path. A hot temperature, 212 degrees F, means this
mop does a good job of sanitizing. The water tank is pretty small though, at just under 12 ounces.
Comes with two microfiber pads and has a sturdy build.
Bissell 1867-7 Steam
Mop - The Bissell 1867-7 is a low profile mop with a head that swivels 360 degrees. It does
have a rather short power cord. Only 17 feet long. The removable water tank is easy to fill but
requires a water filter which needs replacing every few months. This will cost around $10 or
so. And indicator light alerts you when the filter needs changing.
The Bissell Steam Mop heats up quickly but requires you to push a trigger to release steam. Comes with two
microfiber mop pads which tie on the mop head. Quick release cord wrap and easy carry handle are other
H20 Ultra Steam Mop - A
three in one steam mop that works as a steam mop, handheld steamer, and carpet sanitizer. It has a
triangular shaped mop head that can pivot 360 degrees. It offers continious steam and a lightweigh, ergonomic
design. The handheld steamer is built into the body of the mop and lets you clean and sanitize surfaces such
as showers, tubs, counter tops, and tables. The carpet attachment allows you to clean and sanitize rugs
Quite a few consumer complaints on this steam mop though. Customers complained about the mop pads
being made of flimsy cloth, it leaving too much water on the floor, and the steam mop just having a short life
span (many had it break in less than a year).
Steamfast SF140 Steam Mop -
Another budget friendly steam mop. This one retails for $70 but you can probably find it for around
$50. It does however have some flaws including a water tank that is way too small and a slow heat up
time. It has continious steam and a telescopic handle that swivels. A 19 foot power cord and two
microfiber mop pads that velcro on are other features.
It's flaws lie in the small water tank, slow heat up time, and what some consumers described as a flimsy plastic
design. If the water tank were bigger, this would be a pretty decent mop but with it's small size and a 3
minute heat up time, you will be constantly refilling it up and waiting for it to heat up.
H20 Steam Mop - Not too much to
say about this one other than it got a lot of low ratings and would probably be best to avoid. It does have a
triangle shaped mop head and a 360 degree swivel. A carpet glide attachment comes with it. But
the cord is short, only 17 feet, and there is a filter that needs to be replaced every six months or so.
Customer reviews reveal a whole list of complaints, the biggest of which were problems with it's life span, poor
customer service from the manufacturer, and poor quality construction described as plastic and flimsy.
Euroflex Monster Steam Mop -
This steam mop is one of the hottest you can buy if you want to sanitize. It's 266 degrees. It has four
steam levels so you can adjust to your floors and dirt level needs. Steam jets are located both underneath
and in front of the mop so you can clean corners and baseboards as well. It has a very long cord, at 25 feet,
it is actually on of the longest steam mop power cords. It's water tank is a decent size at 17 ounces.
This mop also comes with a carpet glide attachment of rugs and carpets. The mop pads that come with it are
velcro so they are easy to attach.
Some report the handle being flimsy and a few experienced it breaking. Has a higher profile mop
head so getting under cabinets is harder but the front steam jets help a little with this problem.
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