Best Floor Steamers

Review & Comparison, Last Update October 3, 2019
If you're looking for an alternative way of tidying up your house that would not require using any chemical products, then we'd like to turn your attention toward electric floor steamers. These handy appliances do a great job of cleaning by simply generating steam. Want to know the details? Keep on reading this review. ...Read more ...Read less
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PROS
CONS
OUR VERDICT
Power
Water tank capacity
Mop head width
Steam adjustment
Attachments
Cable length
Weight
Warranty
 
PROS

This tool comes with a bunch of nozzles for different purposes so you can clean various kinds of surfaces, as well as baths, windows, kitchenware, junctures between tiles, furniture, and even car wheels.

CONS

The handle could be more comfortable.

OUR VERDICT

If you are the kind of person who's not ready to settle for subpar products, the Bissell 1544A PowerFresh with its excellent performance and one of the richest sets of attachments may be the best choice for you. It offers a safer way of mopping floors and kills up to 99.9% germs and bacteria. 

detailed parameters
Power

1500 W

Water tank capacity

13.5 oz

Mop head width

13"

Steam adjustment

3 levels

Attachments

1x Angle Concentrator Tool, 1x Bristle Brush, 1x Cleaning Cloth, 1x Extension Hose, 1x Flat Surface Tool, 1x Grout Brush, 1x Window Squeegee

Cable length

25 ft

Weight

10 lbs

Warranty

2 year limited

PROS

The triangle pads contribute to the versatility of this floor cleaner allowing its use on virtually any surfaces. 

CONS

Manual steam control. 

OUR VERDICT

Aside from the necessity to control the steam manually, this floor steamer offers all the same benefits and functions that the rest of the models. It is powerful, effective, and quite cheap at that. 

detailed parameters
Power

1550 W

Water tank capacity

15 oz

Mop head width

12"

Steam adjustment

Manual (pump)

Attachments

2x All-Purpose Cleaning Pads, 2x Steam Duster Cleaning Pads, 1x Rectangle Mop Head, 1z Triangle Mop Head, 1x Carpet Glider. 

Cable length

20 ft

Weight

4.85 lbs

Warranty

VIP Lifetime Service Guarantee

PROS

The additional carpet refresher attachment allows removing all kinds of contamination.

CONS

The mop gets very hot after use, so you may need to wait a bit for it to cool down. 

OUR VERDICT

The easy-to-use Bissel steam mop will cope with any cleaning task quickly and faultlessly, leaving a pleasant aroma in your home upon completion of the job. One of the better options for those who need a high-quality and inexpensive electric steamer for laminate floors, tiles, and hardwood.

detailed parameters
Power

1600 W

Water tank capacity

16 oz

Mop head width

13"

Steam adjustment

3 levels

Attachments

1x Carpet Refresher, 1x Removable Easy Scrubber, 2x PowerFresh, Pet Steam Mop Pads

Cable length

23 ft

Weight

5.8 lbs

Warranty

1 year limited

PROS

The Smart Switch ensures comfortable and easy unit activation by simply tilting the handle. It will prevent excessive water consumption and save you the need to refill the tank too often.

CONS

The quality of cleaning pads is a bit low.

OUR VERDICT

Multifunctionality is definitely the forte of the LIGHT 'N' EASY steam mop. Powerful and efficient, the appliance can be used not only as a floor cleaner but also as a handheld steam cleaner for removing dirt from different surfaces.

detailed parameters
Power

1550 W

Water tank capacity

11.5 oz

Mop head width

11.8"

Steam adjustment

3 levels

Attachments

1 x Pad, 1 x Attachment for window cleaning, 1 x Attachment for furniture

Cable length

20 ft

Weight

4.9 lbs

Warranty

1 year

PROS

Thanks to the capacious water tank (54 oz), this steamer offers 50 minutes of continuous runtime without refills. The reservoir has a built-in funnel that allows you to add water without splashes and spills. 

CONS

The trigger button takes some effort to push down.

OUR VERDICT

The Dupray Neat is a stylish and compact floor steamer that comes with a number of convenient attachments. It is very practical since you can use it on different surfaces to not only remove the dirt but also sanitize the floor by killing germ and bacteria. Meanwhile, the steam lock function will help get rid of the most stubborn and dried out stains. 

detailed parameters
Power

1500 W

Water tank capacity

54 oz

Mop head width

~ 12"

Steam adjustment

Smooth adjustment 

Attachments

1 x Rectangular Floor Tool, 3 x Microfiber Pads, 1 x Window Tool, 2 x Extension Tubes, 1 x Lance, 1 x Microfiber Cloth, 1 x Triangular Tool, 1 x Triangular Tool Microfiber Bonnet, 5 x Nylon Brushes, 1 x Brass Brush, 1 x Addfresh Fragrance Disc

Cable length

16 ft

Weight

9 lbs

Warranty

2 years, Lifetime on steam cleaner boiler

Bissell 1544A

Best Vacuum and Steam Mop Combo: 2 in 1

The Bissell PowerFresh Lift-Off Pet Steam Mop is a versatile appliance that unites the functions of a steam mop and a steam cleaner. It's equipped with a powerful 1500-W steam generator, which gives it enough strength to do a great job of cleaning both above and on the floors. Three steam levels let you vary the power of steam for cleaning wood floors, hardwoods, windows, counters, and plumbing. The water tank is integrated and has a capacity of 13.5 fl oz. According to users' feedback, this is enough for up to 20 minutes of operation, depending on what settings you run it. The cleaning head of the mop is big and wide, allowing you to cover larger areas in fewer passes. The mid section is removable so the steam mop can be used in a handheld mode, too. Two included scrubbing attachments add to the versatility of this steam mop, allowing its use on carpets, tiles, and furniture. This makes it an ideal choice for owners of various types of floors.

Review of Bissell 1544A PowerFresh Lift-Off Pet Steam Mop, Floor Steamer, Tile Cleaner, Bathroom Cleaner, and Hard Wood Floor Cleaner

A Bunch of Attachments

The Bissel 1544A floor cleaner has variable steam control with two settings, 13 specialized cleaning tools for vacuuming surfaces like sinks, kitchen counters, bathroom tiles, wood floors, etc, and scent discs for eliminating unpleasant odors. Also, it has a special scrubber and an angle tool for picking pet messes and sanitizing toys. Owners of pets love the smell the Bissel 1544A floor cleaner leaves after cleaning. What else many customers love is how easy it is to remove and wash the mop pads in a washing machine. Being thicker and heavier than many other floor steamers, the Bissel 1544A gives you the advantage of better contact with the floor without you having to press down on it. This results in the cleaner staying close to the area rather than pulverizing steam in different directions. Though bigger than the majority of steam mops, the Bissel 1544A is easy to stow away. It doesn't occupy plenty of storage space, and all of its attachments can be removed.

The Bissell PowerFresh is powerful, effective, and easy to use. Fitted with a long 25-ft cable, it allows you to move freely around the house. Thanks to its powerful steam output, the cleaner heats up and gets hot in mere seconds. It has a capacious water tank and can work for around 15-20 minutes on one refill, if you don't use it on high settings. 

Though the Bissell PowerFresh isn't one of the smallest models we've seen, its storage is simple due to its ergonomic design and flip-down attachments. Some users wish it were a bit slimmer to glide under low furniture, but if you don't have a lot of low furniture around, you'll certainly not regret purchasing it.

Bissell 1544A PowerFresh Lift-Off Pet Steam Mop, Floor Steamer, Tile Cleaner, Bathroom Cleaner, and Hard Wood Floor Cleaner in the use

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Shark S3501

Best for Hardwood

The Shark S3501 Steam Pocket Mop is a powerful tool that's able to deal both with everyday dust and with ground-in dirt. It is fitted with a water tank of 15 fl oz and this means it'll provide you with up to 15 minutes of operation time. The water tank in this model is not removable, which some users may find to be a disadvantage. In our opinion, however, this shouldn't be an issue for most consumers because integrated water chambers, unlike those that can be removed, do not tend to leak. The Shark S3501 Steam Pocket Mop comes with a 1550-W steam generator which heats water in 30 seconds after starting. This allows it to dry out all moisture almost instantly so the floor doesn't get sticky. The steam intensity is adjusted by pressing the control buttons located on the cleaning unit. You can increase and decrease the flow with a quick press depending on what type of floor you need to clean. All of these characteristics make this floor steamer one of the better choices for hardwood. Users who need a multi-functional floor steamer for chemical-free sanitation of their floors will not be disappointed with the Shark S3501 Steam Pocket Mop.

Review of Shark S3501 Steam Pocket Mop Hard Floor Cleaner

For Many Uses

Double-side microfiber pad of this steam mop allows you to cover twice the cleaning area with a quick flip of the mop head. The Shark Steam Pocket Mop will please you with a good kit including a rectangular mop head with 2 all-purpose cleaning pads and 2 steam duster cleaning pads. All the pads are washable and reusable, so you don’t have to purchase them every time you’re doing the clean-up. In addition, the package includes a triangular mop head that expands the applicability of the mop. The triangle pads are perfect for cleaning corners or curvy items. Maneuvring the steamer is easy and convenient due to its comfy soft-grip handle and smart design. The model has compact enough dimensions to glide under low furniture and other hard-to-reach places. Besides, it comes with a carpet glider, meaning you will also have an option to use it on carpeted floors.

The feature we like about this Shark steam mop most is that both sides of its cleaning pads are suitable for use. This means once one side gets dirty, you'll be able to turn the mop head over and go on cleaning. As a result, cleaning will take you twice less time. Aside from this feature, the Shark steam mop comes with a convenient telescopic handle which you can pull to whatever height you'd like. All is very easy. However, the best thing about this mop is it's compatible with all surfaces. 

So if you have a variety of floor types in your home, you'll be able to use it on all of them. The package contains several additional nozzles for cleaning wood, tiles, linoleum and vinyl floors. The cord of the unit is not the longest at 20 ft, yet the option to release and wind it back at a single press is certainly what we like.

Shark S3501 Steam Pocket Mop Hard Floor Cleaner in the use

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Shark Steam Pocket Mop Review
 

Bissell 1940

Specifications Overview

The BISSELL 1940 Powerfresh features a powerful 1600-W steam generator and heats up in approximately 30 seconds. The water tank is big enough to accommodate up to 16 fl oz of water, thus providing you with the option to run the appliance for about 12 minutes on high settings without stops. The steam levels are customizable and can be changed in three steps: low, medium, and high. In addition to adjustable steam levels, the BISSELL 1940 bundles a great set of attachments including Removable Easy Scrubber for cleaning grout and dirt in crevices. The carpet refresher attachment will make it easy to remove pet odors, leaving your house smell nice and fresh.

This steam mop does an excellent job of cleaning ceramic, vinyl, wood floor, and dirty grout. The mop comes with 2 PowerFresh® Pet Steam Mop Pads, Carpet Refresher Attachment and Easy Scrubber. The white microfiber pad is best for delicate flooring like sealed hardwoods and laminate. The gray and white striped pad can be used for scrubbing heavily soiled floors.

Review of Bissell 1940 PowerFresh Steam Mop, Floor Steamer, Tile Cleaner, and Hard Wood Floor Cleaner

Performance

This model is equipped with a flip-down scrubber. This handy tool will help you to get rid of dirt in the cracks that are typical for parquet floors. What is more, the steam mop is able to sterilize your floor; you just need to hold it in the same place for 15-20 seconds. Its effective high-pressure performance can deal with practically any mess and kill all bacteria, making your place safe and clean in no time. However, be careful: the mop gets hot after use, so you may need to wait for it to cool down.

Last but not least, let’s have a look at the usability features. The BISSELL 1940 Powerfresh Steam Mop is incredibly handy, having a mobile head and low profile for convenient cleaning under tables or wardrobes. The long 23-ft power cable will let you use the mop in large rooms without extension cords. Despite the fact that this steam mop is very powerful, this model is very lightweight and easy to carry around the house. It has a smart-designed ergonomic grip. Moreover, this floor steamer is equipped with 2 Spring Breeze Fragrance Discs. You should insert these discs into the mop pads before cleaning to get a pleasant and refreshing scent in your home. This feature is quite unique, making the BISSELL 1940 stand out from the crowd.

All in all, the Bissel steam mop will tackle any cleaning task quickly and efficiently. If you need a high-quality and budget-friendly electric steamer for laminate floors, tiles, and hardwood, this one will fit you just right.

Bissell 1940 PowerFresh Steam Mop, Floor Steamer, Tile Cleaner, and Hard Wood Floor Cleaner in the use

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User Manual     Manufacturer


VIDEO
Review - Bissell PowerFresh Steam Mop, 1940
 

Light 'N' Easy S3601

Functional Flexibility Is the Key

Cleaning is the least favorite task for most homeowners, especially when it comes to removing some old or ground-in dirt from different kinds of surfaces. To make cleaning chores less of a trouble, manufacturers of household appliances resorted to the steaming technology and applied it in steam mops and compact handheld steamers. Meanwhile, the Light ‘N’ Easy goes even further and presents its multifunctional steam cleaner that combines the functionality of several units in a single appliance.

What you’ll get is an efficient steam mop with a detachable handheld steaming unit onboard that also serves as a water reservoir for the mop. Hosting 1550 Watts of power, this model consistently generates really hot steam to kill any germs, bacteria, and viruses and efficiently sanitize the house surfaces without the use of any chemicals, giving you the peace of mind regarding the safe and healthy environment. Meanwhile, 3 steam settings will help select the right steaming intensity and temperature for different cleaning tasks that range from light dedusting to deep cleans.

When used as a mop, this professional cleaner perfectly suits for cleaning all types of hard flooring, be it wood, tile, stone, or laminate. It will quickly and easily remove dust, grease, stains, hardened scum, and even mold. With an optional carpet glider, you’ll be able even to refresh low and high pile carpets. Along with a standard floor head, the package also includes a flexible hose, jet steam nozzle, and a smaller head with a cloth pad to quickly turn a removable water tank into a garment steamer, counter cleaner, furniture cleaner or window cleaner. De-wrinkling clothes and drapes, cleaning sofas and coaches, removing oily stains from kitchen tiles, sanitizing sinks and hoods, and a lot more other cleaning tasks can be accomplished in an effective and almost effortless manner.

Review of Light 'N' Easy S3601 Multifunctional Steam Mop

Simple and Smart Helper

In addition to the ultimate functional versatility, the Light ‘N’ Easy steam mop offers the benefit of extremely easy operation. Once plugged in, the appliance will heat the steam to piping hot and be ready to use in less than 30 seconds. All made of highly durable plastic, the device is pretty lightweight and a breeze to handle and carry around. An upright design and ergonomic handles make it comfortable and convenient in use while a 20-ft power cord ensures easy maneuvering and pretty large coverage

.What’s more, to start steaming, there is no need to constantly press the handle or switch. Thanks to the built-in Smart Switch technology, it is enough to simply tilt the mop handle to release the steam and move back to the vertical position to stop steaming. A handheld unit also features a smart sensor to control the steaming by covering the sensor with your hand.

To round things up, if high cleaning efficiency and multifunctionality are what you need for your household cleaning routine, the Light ‘N’ Easy will fit you just right. This professional appliance fully lives up to its name making cleaning chores light and easy tasks.

Light 'N' Easy S3601 Multifunctional Steam Mop in the use

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Dupray DUP020WNA

Capacious Water Tank

Tired of exhausting cleaning and fighting with dried stains on the floor that simply don’t want to come off? With the Dupray Multi-purpose Heavy Duty Steamer, cleaning will become a breeze.

If you have a big house, this model is the right fit for you. Thanks to the super capacious water tank that can handle 54 oz of water, this floor steamer offers 50 minutes of continuous runtime without refills to cover larger areas faster. Besides, the reservoir has a built-in funnel that allows you to add water without splashes and spills.

One of the biggest perks of the floor steamers is that they can remove dirt, germs, and bacteria from different surfaces including hardwood floors, carpets, tiles and even furniture (sofas, armchairs, beds and so on). You don’t have to use any chemical solutions that can harm your health and cause allergies. Just fill the reservoir with tap water and a powerful steam flow 275°F will do the job. The heating element of this model has a pretty average working power of 1500 Watts, however, it heats up relatively quickly - in just 7 minutes.

The other thing that is worth mentioning is a steam lock feature. It allows you to remove even the most stubborn stains with the consistently strong steam flow.

This model is portable and easy to carry around, thanks to the lightweight unit design. The body is fitted with smooth-rolling wheels and has a retractable handle that you can hide when the device is not in use for easier storing. There is also a built-in cord wrap to neatly store a long power cable and prevent tangling.

Review of Dupray DUP020WNA Multipurpose Heavy Duty Steamer for Floors

Rich Set of Attachments

The floor steamer from Dupray comes with a decent mop head that has a width of approximately 12”. The manufacturer added a pretty rich set of handy add-ons including replaceable microfiber pads for the mop, a microfiber cloth, an additional cleaning tool for floors and windows and many more. Thus, you will be able to make your whole house spic and span. And to make your house also smell nice, you can use an Add fresh fragrance disc that also comes included in a set.

Like all of the advanced steam mops, this one has adjustable steam levels. However, the trigger button takes some effort to push down.

This heavy-duty steamer has a long service life. Its durability is proven by a 2-year warranty. And you'll also get a lifetime warranty on a steam cleaner boiler.

In the end, the Dupray Multi-purpose Heavy Duty Steamer is a compact yet capacious cleaning assistant that won’t disappoint you. It has a rich set of attachments and can remove even ground-in dirt from carpets, tiles, upholstery, and other surfaces. So, we dare to say that this steamer offers truly great value for this money.

Dupray DUP020WNA Multipurpose Heavy Duty Steamer for Floors in the use

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What Is a Floor Steamer?

Though floor steamers are relatively new appliances on the market they've already revolutionized the process of house cleaning and become a favorite for many users. As the name suggests, these cleaning appliances are designed to remove stains, dust, and dirt by generating steam. Contrary to the common myth that steam cleaners can be used only on wooden and tiled floors, a lot of them can be applied on other surfaces seeing that they include special attachments. Thanks to the produced heat, floor steamers can not only effectively remove stains and ingrained dirt saving you time and effort but also kill up to 99.9% germs, bacteria, and parasites. However, the biggest advantage is that they don't require any chemical products, which makes them a safe choice for consumers who have kids and pets. For this article, we've picked five of the most popular floor steamers so you can choose the one that fits all your needs.

In case you're interested in purchasing a smaller hoover for quick cleanups, you're more than welcome to read our reviews of five best handheld steam vacuum cleaners.

What Features to Compare

Design

Before buying a steam mop, there are a few important characteristics to pay attention to. One of them is design. A floor vacuum cleaner, just like a handheld cleaner, should be convenient to hold and operate. As a rule, it has a long ergonomic handle, a cleaning unit, and a cloth mop pad. The cleaning unit includes a steam generator, a water tank, and control elements. Though floor cleaners look rather bulky, operating them is easy and requires no special effort. They have long power cords and you can freely move them around. Just like most modern vacuum cleaners, floor steamers come in different sizes, designs, and colors, so everyone can choose the one to their liking.

Performance

This is probably the most important characteristic to check for. The power of the floor steamer is directly linked with its voltage: the higher the voltage is the more powerful the vacuum cleaner is. You should also make sure the chosen floor cleaner has a steam regulator so you have an option to adjust steam levels when cleaning different types of floors. All additional attachments that come included with a floor steamer affect its performance as well, broadening or narrowing its scope of application. Check what mop pads come included with a cleaner and make sure that they can be used on your floors. Along with additional attachments and voltage, performance of the cleaner is affected by its water tank capacity. This reservoir should be integrated so that the cleaner wouldn't leak while in use, and be big enough to allow for prolonged cleaning. That being said, with a bigger water chamber increases the weight of the cleaner which is why it's better to opt for "a golden mean" - something big enough to do a good job of cleaning, but lightweight enough to not tire your arms.

Usability

Many floor steamers include such additional features as "lift-away" and "lift-off", which make it possible to use the cleaner with or without the mop head or wand. This gives you the advantage of using it in a handheld mode, in which you can attach a different set of nozzles and clean other surfaces like countertops, kitchen appliances, and many more. The length of a power cord, as we've mentioned earlier, is as important in terms of convenience as all other additional quirks. A long cable will let you clean rather big areas without extensions cords. Finally, make sure the model you choose includes some additional attachments. Most modern models will come with a special scrubbing attachment or mop pad for cleaning tiles. All these features are important and greatly affect the convenience of use.

Did you know?

The idea to use steam for cleaning purposes appeared about 150 years ago. Originally, this method was used to remove grease and dirt from various kinds of machinery, cars, trucks, railways and ships. However, it was only 70 years ago that people took this idea more seriously and started thinking about how to make a steam cleaner. Italian engineers were the first ones who presented steam generating appliances to the world. At the time, not all countries could use them. Because of the difference between the voltage in the USA and Europe, steam cleaners entered the US market only 30 years later after their appearance. Today, steam cleaners are all the rage. They become more and more popular with users from all over the world. Steam cleaners quite literally revolutionized the process of cleaning allowing people to spend less time cleaning and use no chemicals at all. That's one of the biggest reasons why they are so popular. Another reason is that steam cleaners are very versatile. Due to many additional attachments they usually include, steam cleaners can be used for many more tasks than simply mopping floors. Here are a few popular uses:

Easy curtains ironing

If you hate ironing bulky and heavy things like curtains, for example, try to use a steam cleaner. It will save you the need to take the curtains down, wash them, then put them together, and so on and so forth. All you will need to do is direct the steam jet at the wrinkles and they will disappear in a blink of an eye.

Bring your cleaners to the yard

Floor steamers are not only incredibly helpful when cleaning inside your house, they can also do a great job when cleaning outside. If you have garden furniture that requires cleaning, try to clean it with a steam cleaner. A powerful jet of steam which the steam cleaner produces will allow you to remove stains and dirt that ingrained in upholstery, leaving it to look brand new.

Steam vs. Ice

If you don’t want to spend a lot of time waiting for your freezer to unfreeze, a steam cleaner will help speed up the process. Direct the steam inside the chamber and it will quickly melt ice.

Clean other household appliances

Apart from a refrigerator, a steam cleaner can be used for cleaning your dishwasher, oven, microwaves, washing machine, tumble dryer, and many more household appliances.

Help during repair

Removing wallpaper is probably the worst part of a repair. Well, it is, but if you have a steam cleaner you'll have less trouble. By applying hot steam to the wallpaper, it will come off on its own without you putting in any effort.

Wash glass surfaces

You can use your steamer to clean glass doors and windows as well. Just avoid using it on cold glass because it might crack.

Сarpets, rugs and upholstery

Removing dirt from fabric sometimes can be very difficult. However, if you buy a steam cleaner with special attachments, you'll be able to easily remove dirt from carpets, upholstery, rugs, and even your clothes.

All in all, we hope owners of steam cleaners and floor steamers will find these tips helpful. We also hope that those who hesitated whether to buy one or not will make up their mind after reading these reviews.

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Publish Date: 2018-08-30 08:35:51