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5 Best Steam Mops 2019 For A Sanitized And Clean Home

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BEST CHOICE

SKG 1500W

 

Reasons to buy:

  • 1500W
  • 212F (100C) hot steam
  • 180-degree swivel triangle head
  • 6-IN-1 accessories
  • 3 microfiber pads are included

Vacuuming isn’t such a fun chore, but a man got to do what he’s got to do. Unfortunately, after vacuuming every part of the floor, your job doesn’t stop there. There is one final touch before your floors are clean and shiny – mopping. Yeah we know – everybody hates this (even more than vacuuming). Carrying the bucket full of water across the room, submerging the mop head into it every few minutes, and scrubbing the floor until your hands are fatigued is not only time-consuming but also frustrating.

Well, luckily, there’s a much better way to sweep the floors – with the best steam mop. It is very easy to use, and more importantly, it’s so effective that you may even start to like mopping the floors. If you’re curious about this handy unit and would also like to know how to find the best steam mop for you, stay with us. We bring you the most important information about this home device to help you make the right choice.

How it’s better than a traditional mop?

Cleaning floors with a traditional mop are messy, time-consuming, and requires the use of various cleaners (these, of course, contain harmful chemicals).

On the other hand, a steam mop uses forced, high-temperature steam, so it successfully cleans flooring surfaces without the help of chemicals. This means that you will save money on buying cleaners.

In addition, this way of cleaning is eco-friendly, perfect for use in homes with kids, pets, or people with allergies. Or simply for those who want to preserve the environment while also not sacrificing the cleanliness of their home. Using a steam mop ensures sanitized flooring because the steam kills harmful bacteria and also reduces mold in the grout and tiles. So rest assured that your floors will be completely cleaned.

IMPORTANT: Can your floors handle a steam mop?

Before we move on to the buyer’s guide, please first read this part.

  • Check if the floors are sealed

A steam mop is suitable for almost all types of sealed flooring – laminate, linoleum, tile flooring, hardwood, etc. However, if you aren’t certain whether your floors are sealed, it’s best to check that. Take a look at the floors’ warranties, and test a small part of the floor to see if there will be some reactions to steam cleaning. When the floors aren’t sealed, a steam mop can damage them, or even completely destroy the finish.

  • Check if the steam mop can be used on the floors

But even if the floors indeed are sealed, that doesn’t mean that they can handle the power of a steam mop. Some floors may have delicate finishes or are simply more prone to warping (such as wood floors), so it’s a good idea to call the installer and see how resistant your floors really are.

  • Show some respect for your floors

In case the floors in your home can be cleaned with a steam mop and you eventually buy one, thoroughly read the manufacturer’s guidelines BEFORE using a steam mop. Every type of flooring is unique so it’s important to learn what the best way to clean it is.

Which is the best steam mop to buy?

Here are some things that will help you find the best steam mop for your needs and means.

  • What type of flooring will you be cleaning?

As mentioned above, it’s crucial to check how your floors will react to cleaning with a steam mop. While most steam mops are designed for cleaning all types of sealed flooring, some may excel in cleaning tiles while not being good at cleaning hardwood floors, and vice versa. So, you would want to buy the steam mop that will leave your floors clean and undamaged.

  • Would you like a multi-purpose steam mop?

Those appreciating versatility may be happier with a crossover mop. This one comes with attachments so you can use it as a handheld cleaner to clean the rest of your house.

Likewise, you may consider buying a steam mop with a built-in vacuum. Clearly, this type doesn’t require pre-vacuuming as it is a combination of a vacuum and steam mop. It’s a great time saver!

  • Reservoir Capacity

When buying a steam mop, you should check the size of a reservoir. The more water it can hold the better. This is especially important if you live in a big house as you don’t have to refill the reservoir so often.

  • Cord Length

Another thing to factor in is the length of the cord. With a long cord, you will have increased flexibility and maneuverability, so cleaning around obstacles will be easier.

  • Swivel Head

Another feature that can help you navigate around obstacles (read: behind furniture, and around the table) and through tight spaces is a swivel head. A swivel head also lets you clean corners in the room.

  • Ease of cleaning pads

The next thing to consider is how easy the pads are to clean. Can they be washed in the machine – and stay in one piece? Or would you have to hand-wash them?

  • Budget

Last but not least – you need to settle on your budget. This way, you’ll be able to narrow down your search and save some time. Also, when you know how much you can spend, you can focus on searching for the best steam mop that brings maximum efficiency for the price.

Best Steam Mops 2019

We have provided an overview of best steam mops that we’re going to review so you get a general sense of what each one has to offer.

PreviewProduct nameWeightPower Cord LengthCleaning Path WidthTank CapacityRemovable TanksWarrantyMore information
SKG 1500W5.78 lbs22ft12''11.8 fl.oz.No1 year
Shark Genius S5003D4.65 lbs22ft12''9 fl.oz.No1 year
Best LIGHT 'N' EASY Mop Cleaning SteamerLIGHT ‘N’ EASY S73388 lbs20ft11.5''9 ozYes1 year
Hoover TwinTank WH20200Hoover TwinTank WH202007.7 lbs30ft15"16.9 ozYes2 year
BISSELL PowerFresh 1940BISSELL PowerFresh 19406.2 lbs23ft12.5"15 ozYes1 year

Steam Mop Reviews

If you’re asking questions like “What is the best steam mop for tile floors?” or “What is the best steam mop for laminate floors?” below you’ll find the answer. We present you five best steam mops in 2019 that you can buy.

SKG 1500W – Best versatile steam mop

KEY FEATURES

  • 1500W
  • 212F (100C) hot steam
  • 180-degree swivel triangle head
  • 6-IN-1 accessories
  • 3 microfiber pads are included

The SKG Hot Steam Clean Mop comes with various attachments, so it makes cleaning the entire home a whole lot easier – and much healthier and safer. The mop uses the power of steam (212F / 100C), so there’s no need to add any chemicals. Yet, the results are remarkable! Bacteria and germs are eliminated, while dirt, dust, and stubborn stains are removed, leaving your floors clean and safe. So, if you have children, you can let them play on the floor without worrying about their safety.

This is basically a 6 in 1 cleaner that comes with all the attachments that you might need to clean your home. You can clean an oven, cook, curtains, and windows, the grout in the bathroom, etc. Oh, and don’t worry about how you will clean beyond your floors. The lightweight shoulder strap helps you clean without getting tired. In addition, the mop comes with a 180-degree swivel triangle-shaped head for reaching corners and edges with ease.

It’s suitable for cleaning any type of sealed floor, be it hardwood, linoleum, or carpet. Yep. The steam mop also comes with an attachment for cleaning the carpet (perfect when your kids aren’t kind to the carpet). Thanks to the brush for grout, this unit is also considered the best steam mop for tile floors.

Thanks to steam control settings, you can adjust the power of the steam based on how dirty your floors are. For everyday “maintenance: cleaning you can use MIN to LOW, whereas for the toughest stains you can use HIGH to MAX settings. The water canister holds a minimum 8 oz. of water, and the mop will produce a beeping sound when there’s a time for a refill. The steam mop comes with 3 pieces of microfiber pads that can be washed and used over and over again.

On the downside, you cannot use tap water for cleaning due to scale. You can only use filtered water. Also, the handle of the mop doesn’t have a loop for better control over the unit.

What we like:

  • Multi-purpose cleaner, perfect for cleaning the entire home
  • Swivel triangle head for cleaning edges, corners, and tight areas
  • Shoulder strap for easy cleaning
  • Lightweight
  • Reasonably priced
  • Comes with a 2-year warranty

What we didn’t like:

  • Can only be used with filtered water
  • The handle is hard to maneuver

Shark Genius S5003D – Best steam mop 2019 for all types of hard floors

KEY FEATURES

  • Dual-sided grip pads
  • Steam Blaster for stubborn stains
  • Touch-Free Technology
  • 3-setting Intelligent Steam Control

If your home has different kinds of hard flooring, the Shark Genius Pocket Mop could be just what you need. This is the best Shark steam mop as it is designed with maximum convenience and efficiency and mind. You can go through Shark steam mop reviews as well, but first, take a look at our review.

The ergonomic handle lets you have complete control over the mop so as to direct it wherever you want it to clean. Next, the dual-sided pads work like a charm. They are super-absorbent and feature strips of gripping material in order to lift and capture the dirt. They will clean your floors super fast. The gripping material is also great for cleaning grout lines and stubborn messes. Speaking of which, when you come across such messes, simply turn the pad on the other side and use the Steam Blaster to target the dirty area and remove messes.

The next thing that makes this model one of the favorites is touch-free technology. When you’re done with cleaning, there is no need to touch that dirty pad (Thank God!). Just press the button and the pad will release from the mop head. Isn’t that perfect? Oh, and the icing on the cake is that the pads can be washed in the washing machine.

The Shark Genius cleans all sealed hard floors. However, make sure to read the guidelines and check if your floors can handle steam cleaning. The 3-setting Intelligent Steam Control lets you control the steam to give every flooring the attention it deserves.

Just like the previous model, this one also requires the use of filtered water which is an additional cost. Other drawbacks are that you will need to refill the tank often since it only holds 350 ml of water and that the mop is a bit heavy compared to other models.

What we like:

  • Easy to use
  • Powerful
  • Dual-sided pads for wiser clean
  • Steam control
  • Ergonomic handle for maneuverability

What we didn’t like:

  • A bit heavy
  • Requires filtered water
  • Needs to be refilled often due to a small water tank

LIGHT ‘N’ EASY S7338 – Best cheap steam mop

KEY FEATURES

  • Automatic Steam Control
  • Bendable Handle

If you would like to keep your floors clean and sanitized without the use of chemicals, you should take a look at steam mops. Take the Light’n’Easy Steam Mop as an example. Although this model is cheap, it still does a great job of cleaning tiles, hardwood floors, laminate and even carpets (more on this one later). And let’s be honest here, spending this little on a steam mop that does the job is definitely something that will put a smile on your face.

Cleaning with this steam mop is truly light and easy. The unit is lightweight and easy to maneuver. The design of the head makes it easy for cleaning tight spaces and corners. But, what you will really love about this model is the bendable handle. When cleaning under the sofa, coffee or dining table, simply bend the handle for easy access. Moreover, it takes about 20 seconds for the water to heat up so you can start cleaning almost immediately.

This model doesn’t have the steam intensity settings like the Shark Genius. However, it does come with an automatic steam control – this means that the faster you move the mop, the more powerful steam will come out. So, this mop can handle stubborn stains and messes too.

Not only this is one budget-friendly mop but it also comes with a 1-year warranty, making it a great investment.

While this model can be used to clean the carpets, the carpet glider isn’t included. So, if you do plan to clean your carpets, you must buy this accessory separately. Also, the pads get dirty quickly, which means that you have to have several pads ready for cleaning. Otherwise, you may have to stop the cleaning process and wash the pads.

What we like:

  • Bendable Handle for easy cleaning under the furniture
  • Steam control
  • Great for cleaning laminate, tiles, and hardwood floors
  • Cheap
  • Comes with a 1-year warranty

What we didn’t like:

  • The carpet glider is sold separately
  • Doesn’t come with extra pads
  • Make sure to buy several pads for the whole house

Hoover TwinTank WH20200 – Best steam mop for hardwood floors

KEY FEATURES

  • 30-foot power cord
  • Comes with 3 microfiber triangle pads, carpet glider, and cooling tray
  • Triangle swivel mop head
  • 4 cleaning modes
  • Steam Ready Indicator

The Hoover Twin Tanks is one of the top-rated steam mops and is great for cleaning hardwood floors. This model differs from others on our list because it features two tanks. One is for water, and the other one is for cleaning solution. So, if your floors are very dirty and stained, you can use a cleaner for thorough clean. However, if you aren’t a fan of using cleaners, you can just use steam. That reminds us, the mop has 4 cleaning modes – Steam only, General clean, Spot clean and Tough Stains. We believe everything is clear here, so we will not explain each mode separately. The tanks are removable so you can refill them in a short time. But, one thing that we consider a design flaw is the power button placed on the body rather than on the handle. As you can imagine, it’s not at all convenient to use.

This model features a Triangle Swivel Head for easy cleaning around furniture, in corners and other hard-to-reach areas. In addition, the power cord is 30 foot long which saves you time as you won’t have to re-plug it often. However, there is one thing we didn’t like about the cord – storing. Since the two hooks that hold the cord are placed very close to each other, storing the cord takes time.

The Hoover TwinTank mop is great for cleaning hardwood floors, eliminating dirt, bacteria, germs, and stains with ease but at the same time protecting the finish on the hardwood floors. Also, there is a carpet glider included, so you can enliven your carpets anytime you like. However, keep in mind that this model isn’t good at cleaning tile grout.

A handy feature that you will appreciate is the Steam Ready Indicator. Obviously, you’ll know when the mop is ready for use. And after you’re done with cleaning, there is a Cooling Tray that will keep your floors safe and sound. Like most steam mops, this one can also stand on its own, which makes it easier to store. On top of all, the TwinTank comes with 3 Microfiber Pads that are machine-washable.

What we like:

  • Long cord for more convenience
  • 4 cleaning modes let you clean the floors in the best way
  • Offers the possibility of using a cleaner for tough stains
  • Great for hardwood floors and carpets

What we didn’t like:

  • Cannot clean tile grout
  • Store the cord takes time
  • The power button is placed on the body rather than the handle

BISSELL PowerFresh 1940 – Best steam mop for laminate floors (light cleaning only)

KEY FEATURES

  • 23-foot power cord
  • Swivel steering
  • The option to add fragrance discs
  • Carpet glider included

The Bissell PowerFresh is a great choice for everyday cleaning of your laminate floors (sealed of course) and refreshing your rugs and carpets (the carpet glider is included). The padded microfiber pads will clean the floors with softness, and will not cause any damage to the finish.

This model comes with a scrubber brush and unique scrubbing mop pad for cleaning messes and perhaps even tile walls. However, it’s not powerful enough to clean stubborn stains and tile grouts. So, when your floors get very dirty, you might want to clean them with a brush and water first.

The PowerFresh comes at a great price, being a good choice for those who don’t want to spend a lot of money on a steam mop.

What we really love about it is the Fresh Scent Disc. Simply insert the fragrance disc into the small pocket on the mop head and enjoy the fresh scent all over your house.

While this model has 3 levels of steam control, perhaps you would like to use it on the lowest level because the other two are inconsistent.

What we like:

  • Best for light “maintenance” cleaning
  • Great for cleaning laminates and refreshing carpets
  • You can add scent disc for a fresh scent
  • Affordable

What we didn’t like:

  • Not for tile grout and tough stains
  • Steam control is inconsistent
5 Best Steam Mops 2019 For A Sanitized And Clean Home
5 (100%) 6 vote[s]
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