Which Steam Mops Sanitize Best?

Not all steam mops are created equal. This becomes more apparent when you find out that not all steam mops get hot enough to actually sanitize floors. This is a fact that many consumers don't learn until after they purchase their steam mop. Here is a guide to the best steam mops for not only getting your floors clean but also for sanitizing them too!

It's important to note that in order for germs, bacteria, and dust mites to be killed, you need your steam mop to be at least 212 degrees.


Steam Mops That Get Hot

Monster Steam Mop – One of the Monster Steam Mop's claims to fame is actually that it is one of the hottest steam mops you can buy. At 266 degrees, it should definitely kill whatever is living on your floors.


Haan Steam Mop – The FS20 Haan Steam Mop reaches a temperature of 212 degrees.  The Haan costs less than the Monster and also comes with a carpet sanitizing attachment.


Haan Slim and Light - More expensive than the Haan FS20 but with a slim and sleeker design, the Haan Slim and Light also reaches a temp of 212 degrees.   A carpet attachment is included and this mop has some of the highest customer reviews on the market.


Eureka Enviro Steamer - A customer favorite, the Eureka Enviro Steamer reaches a temperature of 220 degrees.   This is best low priced steam mop you can get but it doesn't have a carpet attachment.



Steam Mops to Avoid if Sanitized Floors are Important to You

Shark Steam Mop – This will shock many as the Shark has long been the most famous steam mop on the market. But this popular mop only gets the water heated to 110 degrees.  Add to that the long list of customer complaints about this mop and you should really avoid this one.


Bissell Steam Mop - Although this steam mop has lots of positive customer reviews to it's name and has a lot of nice features including a mop head that swivels 360 degrees, if sanitizing is important to you this mop with it's 125 degree temperature isn't your best option!