Riveting subject, I know, but I am in the market for a steam mop.
What kind do you have? How does it work? How/why is it better than a regular mop? Does it save you time?
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24-04-2012 18:14 #1
Tell me about your steam mop!
24-04-2012 18:24 #2Senior Member
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Ooh subscribing! (Sorry, Shoopuf - I know that can be an annoying type of first reply to a thread...)
I've been looking up reviews online, and most seem average to not great. So that kind of put me off. I like the idea of the floors being dry, but think the cord could be irritating... (I bought a 'stick' vacuum as the whole plugging in/ cable thing annoys me there...)
Hmmm.... I am all ears too!
24-04-2012 18:25 #3
I LOVE mine ! I wasn't sold until my sister bought one, found it again on special and pounced . I've found it so much easier than carting the bucket with me across the house, it heats up fast and has taken everything off the floor that I've tried (stickers, black scuff marks and pen). I have lino and bare boards and have found it great. I only do the boards once a week as I've heard they can over saturate them but not sure about that as I think a wet mop head lets more water out but anyway.
Was a little miffed about not having the nice clean smell that came with using dettol or such but solved that by putting a few drops of essential oil on the pad before I put it on the mop head (eucalyptus, tee tree or lavender depending on my mood ).
Mine is a Bissell CLICK and I've had it for nearly a year and it hasn't skipped a beat.
Good luck with your decision!
PS HUGE coincidence but a friend on FB posted this evening that she has been converted and loves it too!
24-04-2012 18:30 #4Senior Member
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I have a wertheim steam mop and it sits in the garage , I have prob used it 3 times but got it for free with my carpet shampooer so no loss. It needs distilled water as the tap water leaves too much scale and blocks it up so it won't let out steam and it leaves the floors pretty wet after (compared to my Hoover floor mate) but it is ok and really good if you don't like using chemicals. I use eucalyptus oil in the water for a fresh smell too.
24-04-2012 18:32 #5
I got mine free with my vacuum, it's pretty lame. So is the vacuum.
If I had a dollar for every time I went "this thing ever hot?" and burned my feet with it then I would have brought a Dyson by now.
24-04-2012 18:37 #6
Hope you don't mind Shoop (too lazy to type the rest.. but obviously not so lazy when it comes to the over-winded explanation as to why your whole username is not onscreen.. go figure!), but i'm quasi in the market for one also.
Are they worth the effort? My house is 75% tile that I mop at least once a week... so plugging and unplugging like I have to with the vac.. that would drive me crazy... so, are they worth all that effort?
Are they easy to use? As in.. can i give the floors a quick whizz like I do with my current mop (I love my mop, it's one of those where the bottle is mounted on the handle near the head, and I just pull the trigger and it squirts liquid out ahead of me, ready to mop. No annoying bucket, no soaking wet floors!)
Are they really heavy? Or would I just leave it in the cupboard after a while because it's just so much easier to mop..?
24-04-2012 18:40 #7
You're welcome to come borrow mine Nomsie !
25-04-2012 11:10 #8
25-04-2012 12:36 #9
I have a steam mop and absolutely love it!! It's so easy to use and I find it doesn't leave streaks like my old mop used to (I have porcelain tiles).
I have this one http://www.godfreys.com.au/hoover-enhanced-steam-mop and it's great. It heats up instantly, you can use it for carpet too but I haven't.
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