i am toying with the idea of one
we have moved into a new house with quite alot of tiles / wood floors
we have a dog who is inside alot and a 3 year old DD with another on its way in 4 weeks
the steam mop looks so easy to fire up and run over the tiles to keep them clean especially for when the new bubs starts to move around, but a cpl of people i have asked who have steam mops have said that they aren't that great.. they are slow to use and take alot of manual pushing and shoving.
is this your experience??
also i assume that they cheapo ones you see advertised on TV for around $100 are a total waste of time. anything to make cleaning easier has to be looked at seriously!
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18-01-2012 18:57 #1Senior Member
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do you have a steam mop??
18-01-2012 19:00 #2
I got a $50 cheapie from Godfrey's and it's dodgy. I'd make sure you get one with continuous steam to make it easy, otherwise it is a lot of hard work. I put up with it beacuse I know it's well cleaned without chemicals.
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18-01-2012 19:31 #3Senior Member
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Yep I do it cost about $180 from Godfrey and I love it!!! But if u have black tiles don't get one as u see the water marks.
Iv got white tiles and can't see anything
Don't go cheap tho
18-01-2012 19:32 #4
Does a really good job & floors seem to stay cleaner longer.
Is quite manual & slow.
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18-01-2012 19:43 #5
I have borrowed my sisters steam mop. We both moved and she has carpets everywhere for the time being while we have tiles all over (except bedrooms).
I find it great. Floors are much cleaner after using it and I don't have to worry about any of the girls slipping over and braking an arm. It's still a bit wet at first right after doing it but it dries pretty quickly.
18-01-2012 19:57 #6Senior Member
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I have a $100 steam cleaner from deals direct and love it! I don't think it's any more work than mopping and my floors dry quicker too. I like the hygiene factor too. We have mostly tiles. I am hoping it stops working soon as I would love to upgrade to a proper steam mop and buy a quality one.
18-01-2012 20:04 #7
I have the monster steam mop and LOVE it!!! It's about $300 but worth every cent!!
Avoid the cheapies - alot don't heat to temps hot enough to steralise and kill germs!!!
18-01-2012 20:04 #8
I have one but I don't like it at all. Dh has made us buy them twice for two different homes because he likes the idea of them but both machines in both homes didn't work as well as mopping.
Mopping with boiling water and kero makes my tiles come up so much cleaner and is less manual. It also dries instantly if I do it this way because the water is hot enough and the kero makes it evaporate I think.
ETA... might have been because they were both less than $200. I haven't tried an expensive one
18-01-2012 21:20 #9
18-01-2012 21:23 #10
i have a steam mop and love it. its the kenwood one. i think it was about $200? its great.
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