Steam Mops

If your home has mostly hard floor surfaces rather than carpet, then you need a piece of cleaning equipment that is lightweight, versatile, and powerful to keep all your floors looking good. A steam mop is the perfect solution because it fits that description perfectly. Most steam mops weigh less than ten pounds so that they are easy to carry from room to room and easy to use as well. They are appropriate for cleaning all kinds of hard surfaces such as ceramic tile, vinyl, laminate, stone, marble, or sealed hardwoods because they do not use any harsh chemicals that could damage the floors. In addition, the steam mop machines usually do not leave a lot of water behind so there is no risk of damaging your floors that way either. Finally, steam is a great natural cleaner. It is hot enough to kill most bacteria that can be found on your floors and it will break up almost any stain.

A steam mop has an electrical cord because you need power in order to heat the water to make steam. Most steam mops have steam on demand meaning that the steam is dispensed with the push of a button on the handle. However, certain models work slightly differently. The Euro-Pro Shark S3501 Deluxe Steam Pocket Mop, for example, dispenses steam whenever the mop moves in a natural mopping motion. That gives you a continuous supply of steam as you mop the floor. With this Shark steamer you do not have to worry about how much steam to dispense because the mop does it for you.

With all steam mops, the longer you dispense steam with the mop in one position, the hotter that area of the floor will get. Therefore, if you have a particularly bad stain or an area that you are particularly concerned about when it comes to bacteria, you should hold the mop in place and push the steam button. Some steam mop manufacturers recommend eight second of continuous steam to reach an appropriate temperature. With the Shark steam mop, you can pump the handle to dispense steam while it is in place since normally the steam is dispensed when the mop is in motion.

Some people might be concerned about the longevity of a product like this because over time and after much use, most mop heads wear out and the mop needs to be replaced. Steam mops come with reusable mop pads that are usually washable so that you do not have to buy a new mop every time the pad wears out. You can remove the pad after each use and wash it. Some mop pads are machine washable and others have to be washed by hand. If a pad does wear out then you can replace it instead of replacing the entire mop.

Certain brands of steam mops have special mop pad features that make them more desirable than others. For example, the Eureka! Magic cloths are machine washable and can be washed just like any other piece of laundry. The Bissell Deluxe Mop Pads for the Bissell Steam Mop have a ribbed bottom and are thicker than other brands so they are more durable and better at scrubbing hard stains and rougher surfaces such as slate tile. The Shark mop pads come in different shapes to go with the interchangeable mop heads. The Shark Pocket Steam Mop has a rectangular and a triangular head and there are mop pads to match both orientations.

Bissell Steam Mop

If you are looking for an easy to use, easy to store, and lightweight tool for cleaning hard floor surfaces, then the Bissell Steam Mop is the product for you. This little steam cleaner has many fantastic features and comes in two different models depending on your floor cleaning needs.

BISSELL 1867A Steam Mop┬┐ Hard Floor Cleaner for an all natural chemical-free clean. Steam Mop has quick release cord wrap with slim, lightweight design. 100% Chemical-free product with steam on demand.
Steam Mop deluxe hard floor cleaner. Featuring water purification system. Great for spotless cleaning.

100% Chemical Free

One advantage of the Bissell Steam Mop and Bissell Steam Mop Deluxe is that they use only 100% steam for cleaning and there are no chemicals or fumes to worry about. Not only is this chemical free cleaning tool good for your floors, but it is also good for the environment and your health. Steam is one of the most effective ways to kill bacteria and germs that might linger after being cleaned with other cleaning agents.

Steam on Demand

Another great feature of the Bissell Steam Mop series is that you only get steam when you want it. There is a trigger on the upper handle that you push when you want steam to come out of the machine. That means that you can control how much steam you use and you will not be left with wet and messy floors when you are done cleaning the way you are with continuous steam cleaners. In addition, when you plug the machine in, you will have access to the powerful cleaning abilities of the steam in just thirty seconds. Some of the larger machines take much longer to heat up and are not ready to use so quickly.

Easy to Use and Move Around

The Bissell Steam Mops come with head that swivels three hundred sixty degrees so that you can reach into hard to reach places more easily. The unit is lightweight, weighing only about nine pounds so it is easy to push around as well as move around for storage. Moving the steam mop from place to place is made easier by a carrying handle in the middle of the machine.

Removable Water Tank

The small water tank is removable which makes filling the Bissell Steam Mop very easy. You just pop out the water tank and take it to the sink for filling. Then you can fit it back into the machines and be on your way in less than a minute. Some of the larger steam cleaners for tile and grout cleaning have large reservoirs that you need to fill with buckets and funnels. This process can be messy and time consuming.

BISSELL 3255 Steam Mop Microfiber Pad Replacement 2 pack

Washable Microfiber Mop Pads

Perhaps the best feature of this steam mop is that the mop pads are washable and reusable. Instead of disposable mop pads that you need to throw away after one use, each Bissell Steam Mop comes with two mop pads that can be washed in the washing machine and dried for reuse. The microfiber pads are especially good at collecting dirt and allow the steam to flow freely because of their porous nature.

Deluxe Carpet Refresher

The Bissell Steam Mop Deluxe comes with a carpet refresher attachment that allows you to use the steam cleaner to freshen carpets as well as clean hard floor surfaces. The carpet refresher attachment goes on the bottom of the machine after you attach the mop pad and allows the machine to glide easily over carpeted surfaces.