A basic steam mop is a good way to clean your floors utilizing steam instead of chemicals to deep clean and sanitize your floors. Some steam mops have extra features, such as special attachments to clean carpets, garments, curtain, car upholstery, grout, and more. With all the options, how do you choose? Here are some of the best you can buy.
Control the amount of steam released with the touch of a button. The SpotBoost scrub brush is perfect for spot cleaning.
This model has a removable hand-held steamer you can use on windows and clothes. It also comes with different nozzles to get into every nook and cranny.
This one has a removable hand-held steam cleaner, which is perfect for garments, countertops, the inside of your oven, and much more.
This streamlined steam mop has a three steam setting and a nice thick Dirt Grip pad that can be changed without touching it.
This basic steam mop doesn't have the bells and whistles like others on this list, though there is an optional carpet glider attachment (opens in new tab) sold separately.
This heavy-duty number has a separate, large-capacity water tank. It also comes with an 18-piece accessory kit so that you can do just about anything.
Which one should you choose?
The best cross-section of price, function, and reliability is the Bissell Powerfresh Deluxe Steam Mop (opens in new tab). Eliminate 99.9% of germs on your floor without the use of chemicals, just the power of steam. An onboard spot boost brush lets you really get in and scrub sticky messes. Warm-up time is just 30 seconds. Choose between a high or low steam setting, depending on the job at hand. Leave behind a lovely scent as you clean using the built-in scent disc tray. It's safe to use on hardwood, marble, linoleum, ceramic, tile, or any other sealed surface.
If that's not quite enough power for you, check out the Dupray Steam Mop (opens in new tab). Clean, disinfect, degrease, and deodorize just about any surface including floors, grout, furniture, and appliances with superheated steam (275°F/135°C). The large capacity tank means you get up to 50 minutes of cleaning before needing to refill it. Though it comes with a couple of microfiber pads, there is no need to buy expensive replacement pads once you're done with them. You can just use any old towel or cloth for the job. The Dupray Steam Mop comes with an 18-piece accessory kit to get into hard-to-reach areas.