Why don’t people just use the old school mops? Why not use the mops that have a cleaning solution built in? A lot of people are getting into steam mops in the past few years. What’s nice about steam mops is you don’t have to use a solution that could actually leave hard floors sticky, which leads to more cleaning. They’re also more environmentally friendly because you don’t need to use all the chemicals and waste more plastic bottles that may not be recyclable.
Some people also like these mops because most of the mop heads are washable. This saves people money because they don’t have to keep buying replacement heads for their mops. Being washable is also environmentally friendly because they’re not throwing away the spongy material that a lot of mops are made of. Let’s take a look at these mops and see which one would suit your family the best.
- 1 10. BISSELL 1940 Powerfresh Steam Mop
- 2 9. Shark Steam Pocket Mop
- 3 8. SKG 1500W Powerful Non-Chemical 212F Hot Steam Mops & Carpet and Floor Cleaning Machines
- 4 7. Shark Original Steam Mop
- 5 6. Shark Light and Easy Steam Mop
- 6 5. Shark Professional Steam Pocket Mop
- 7 4. BISSELL Symphony Pet All-in-One Vacuum and Steam Mop
- 8 3. Shark Steam and Spray Professional
- 9 2. Bissell 1132A Symphony All-in-One Vacuum and Steam Mop (4 Mop Pads Included)
- 10 1. Oreck Steam-It Steam Mop, Steam100LRH
10. BISSELL 1940 Powerfresh Steam Mop
This Bissell steam mop helps kill 99.9 percent of germs and bacteria by using hot, steaming water to clean. You can flip this mop down and use a scrubber that help you clean up really tough messes, grout, sticky and dried-on spots. They say it works two times faster because of the easy scrubber. This mops comes with some really Febreeze spring breeze discs for added freshness. The water tank is on top of the mop so that it’s easily refilled even during use. This mop is safe for all hard wood floors. It may be a strong cleaner but it’s also gentle.
9. Shark Steam Pocket Mop
This Shark steam mop can be ready in 30 seconds. That’s really good for how long some others take to heat up and be ready for use. Like the others, this mop kills up to 99.9% of germs and bacteria with no need for harsh chemicals. This mop has something they call an on-demand variable steam system. This means that your natural mopping motion will deliver super-heated steam. This mop also has extra water capacity for those large areas. That’s really nice because refilling the take over and over can get tiring and time consuming.
8. SKG 1500W Powerful Non-Chemical 212F Hot Steam Mops & Carpet and Floor Cleaning Machines
This 1500-watt hot steam mop cleans and kills up to 99.9% of bad germs and bacteria. It says that it removes stubborn stains plus left behind dirt. It can also dissolve residue from babies, pets, can kill fleas, parasites, ticks and other eggs from pets as well. It provides a non-toxic environment so you don’t have to worry about harmful chemicals. This mop cleans both hard wood floors or other hard floors plus carpet. There is a snap on glider is for refreshing carpets and get a deep clean even with tough, sticky stains. This mop is a triangular shape to get into those corners that we all hate trying to clean properly.
7. Shark Original Steam Mop
The Shark Original Steam Mop features a quick, easy and lightweight cleaning experience. That’s all we want right? It’s chemical free and ready to use in 30 seconds. It seems like this is a common feature among the Shark cleaning family. The steam is so hot that is leave floors virtually dry. Be careful with the word virtually because that basically mean almost. It just sounds a little better. The steam on demand feature means it delivers steam when and where you want it. This one doesn’t feature an extra-large tank so refilling might be a necessity, depending on you floor.
6. Shark Light and Easy Steam Mop
This mop doesn’t have as many features as its counterparts, but that might be fine for some people who just want a simple mop. This mop also kills 99% of harmful bacteria and germs. The washable microfiber pads make for a cleaner floor because you can wash it after every use. With other mops that use sponges or a different material that you can’t just replace every time you wash your floor. This mop is fast cleaning and fast drying because of the temperature of the heat that the water is. It says that it’s safe on hard floor surfaces so you don’t have to worry about damage to your floors.
5. Shark Professional Steam Pocket Mop
This Shark mop comes with an extra mop head! Which means if you’re in the middle of cleaning and you notice that one mop head is already dirty you don’t have to wash the mop just to finish the job. You just snap the clean on in and call it a party. Just like the others, this kills 99.9% of harmful germs and bacteria. I would quit repeating myself, but this might be important for someone to know. You can adjust the steam level on this mop so that you can control how much steam you get because tasks vary and they understand that.
4. BISSELL Symphony Pet All-in-One Vacuum and Steam Mop
This Bissell may have a bigger price tag, but for those with pets, this might be best. It not only mops, it also vacuums. Pet hair can get everywhere so having a universal tool makes it a lot easier. You don’t need to buy two things, which in the end could cost more than just buying one piece of equipment. What’s nice about this is it is also a steam mop, just like the others. Like the others, it has very similar features. Except, this one has disposable mop pads instead of washable ones. This might be more of a down side to some who prefer the washable option.
3. Shark Steam and Spray Professional
Oh my goodness… Another Shark! Along with the other sharks that this review includes this mop deep cleans and sanitizes wood and hard floors. What this one can do that the others can’t is, it is not only corded, but it can be cordless. This is nice for the areas of the house/building that may not have an electrical outlet near-by. The steam energized cleanser breaks down tough dirt and stains. This mop includes a steam energized cleanser, disposable sanifiber pads and washable multilayer pads. It’s nice that this mop not only includes the washable mop, but a disposable one for sanitary purposes.
2. Bissell 1132A Symphony All-in-One Vacuum and Steam Mop (4 Mop Pads Included)
It seems like when you step over that $100 threshold, you not only get a steam mop but you also get a vacuum as well. What’s neat about these things is you can save time by vacuuming and steam mopping at the same time. The features included in this mop are easy touch digital controls, 5-way adjustable handle, and quick-release mop pad tray. There are four mop pads included when you purchase this on amazon. It recommends that you read the user manual so you use this tool appropriately. That’s probably because of the dual feature.
1. Oreck Steam-It Steam Mop, Steam100LRH
This is one steam mop that hit the $100 price tag without the vacuum cleaner abilities. Let’s see if this thing has some extra features to back up the price tag. This mop produces about 40 minutes of steam on the high setting. That’s really good since my steam mop will do about 20 minutes of steam. This mop has an adjustable steam setting so that the steam fits your particular needs. This mop also includes a universal cleaning clip. This clip allows you to use regular household towels instead of the washable or disposable mop heads.
All in all, all of these mops do pretty similar things. That doesn’t mean they’re not good. Some of these have some pretty cool features that the other ones don’t. Opinion is opinion though and someone might think the price tag is worth the features, while others don’t. Steam mops are becoming more and more popular and companies are coming up with more and more features to include. Keep that in mind while you’re doing your research.