Tips for Researching and Buying a Steam Mop
1. Don't rely on the manufacturer's websites for unbiased steam
mop reviews. I have noticed that the manufacturer's websites only display positive reviews about
their products. They appear to filter out any reviews with customer complaints. For a more unbiased
view of the product, read reviews at sites like Amazon.com and Walmart.com. You can usually find dozens, if not hundreds of reviews on each
steam mop and it will give you a more complete picture of each mop's build, performance, and life span.
2. Do rely on manufacturer's websites for product specifications. While the product's
website might not be the best place to read reviews of it, it is the most accurate place to get product
specifications. You can find out things like cord length, water tank size, temperature, and more.
3. Know your options before making a decision. There are a lot of steam mops to choose
from. The features they offer can vary greatly. So can their price tags. Knowing what options are
available to you and knowing which of these options are important to you, will help you narrow down your search to
the steam mops that best fit your needs and wants.
4. Don't buy from the manufacturer's website. It often costs $20-$30 or more to buy the
steam mop directly from the manufacturer's website. You will also often have to pay shipping as well.
Buy from Amazon.com which usually offers discounted prices on steam mops and usually ships it free to your house or
from Walmart.com which also has good prices and allows you to ship to the nearest store and pick it up for
Note: Amazon carries about 2-3 times as many steam mops as Walmart so that might be a better
place to start your search if you want a larger selection to choose from.
5. Trust other consumers. If a steam mop has a lot of negative reviews, you should really
trust what other consumers are saying. Often times you will see a pattern....consumers complaining about the
same things over and over again in reviews. If this happens, it is pretty safe to assume that there is a
definite problem with this mop. In some cases, it might be minor and something you can live with....like a
small water tank or short power cord. But I recommend staying away from the steam mops that have reviews of
short life spans, handle breaking, leaking water tanks, and other major problems like that.
A few more things to know about steam mops:
1. Not all steam mops get hot enought to sanitize. A few good ones that do are the Haan
Slim and Light, Eureka Enviro Steamer, Haan Steam Mop, and Monster Steam Mop.
2. Some steam mops have carpet attachments. If you have rugs and carpets in your home,
you might want to consider these models if you are interested in sanitizing and cleaning them. If you are
interested in a carpet attachment, check out the Haan Slim and Light, Haan Steam Mop, Dirt Devil Steam Mop, and
Monster Steam Mop.
3. If you have a lot rooms to steam mop in your home, you may want to look at the steam mops with bigger
water tanks. If not, you will find yourself constantly stopping to refill and then waiting for the
mop to heat back up. This can really increase the time it takes to finish mopping your home. The Eureka
Enviro Steamer and Monster Steam Mop both have pretty big tanks. The Haan Slim and Light has a decent sized
one as well, though not quite as big as the other two.
A Few Top Rated Steam Mops to Start Your Search With
Haan Slim and Light - My personal
favorite. It has a slim, lightweight design and is easy to use. The water tank is located in the handle
which I think makes it easier to push. The water tank removes for easy filling and the mop pads are thick and
have velcro so they are almost effortless to put on. The mop also has a carpet attachment.
Eureka Enviro Steamer - Another great
choice. It is very affordable and does a nice job. It has an adjustable handle and comes with a cup and
funnel for easy filling. The flaws with this one are minor. The pads shrink a little when washed but
not enough to become unusuable and the mop has a higher profile than some because the water tank is located at the
Monster Steam Mop - The Monster Steam Mop gets
super hot. It has one of the hottest temperatures of any steam mop you can buy. It also has four steam
levels and steam jets that come out in two directions. A carpet attachment and a longer than average power
cord are also strong features of this steam mop.
Haan Steam Mop - The FS20 of the Haan Steam Mop is
a good one to consider. It comes with a deluxe sanitizing tray. You can use this
attachment to sanitize carpet and many other surfaces. Mattresses, drapes, rugs, and fabric furniture
are just a few things you could use it on. Reaches a hot temperature although the water tank is a