The Haan SI-35 Slim & Light Sanitizing Steam Mop uses 15 steam jets to produce a fine steam that is hot enough to kill dust mites and bacteria in just one second. The mop is able to heat up to 212 degrees Fahrenheit in half a minute, and its 13.5-ounce water tank allows you to clean for 20 to 25 minutes before refilling. In addition, once the power is switched on, the Haan SI-35 produces steam continuously without the need to pump the handle or pull a trigger, as with models from other manufacturers. Unlike the Haan FS-20 Sanitizing Steam Mop (*Est. $80), which uses a boiler tank method for heating the water, the Haan SI-35 pumps the water through a heating element, which allows for a removable water tank that you can fill at the sink. The Haan SI-35, like the Haan FS-20, weighs less than 5 pounds when filled, but with its low-profile mop head the Haan SI-35 is able to reach places the Haan FS-20 cannot.
The main drawbacks, according to reviewers, are that the Haan SI-35 has a short 19.5-foot power cord and doesn't have a swivel head, making it difficult to maneuver around tight spaces. Also, reviewers say the Haan SI-35 doesn't clean grout or recessed tile very well, though this is a common complaint with most steam mops. Both the Haan FS-20 and the Haan SI-35 are good choices if your goal is sanitization, and if you factor in the cost of the carpet glider (*Est. $10) included with the Haan SI-35, they are comparably priced. If you're looking for something less expensive and don't care about sanitizing, the Eureka Envirosteamer 313A (*Est. $55) is a good choice, according to reviewers.
The Haan SI-35 is not covered by any professional or owner comparison tests. However, at AllergyBuyersClub.com the Haan SI-35 receives a detailed expert review and is part of a comparison chart of steam mops, along with user-generated reviews and ratings. Owners offer reviews and ratings at Amazon.com, Walmart.com and Epinions.com.
The Haan Slim and Light gets a 4.3-star average rating here, with more than 85 percent of reviewers awarding it 4 stars or higher out of 5. These reviews and ratings often cover several years of use, making it easier to compare steam mops for durability, performance and ease of use.
Review: Haan Slim & Light Steam Cleaning Floor Sanitizer, Contributors to Amazon.com
On Sears.com, you can now buy not only Sears products but products from other sellers as well. Despite this, only a few steam mops have user reviews. The Haan SI-35 Slim and Light Sanitizing Steam Mop has a perfect 5-star rating from over 20 users. Reviewers like how quickly the steam mop heats up. One user reports how the slim design allowed her to thoroughly sanitize her son's room after a staph infection without removing all the furniture. The most common complaint is the short power cord length.
Review: Haan SI-35 Slim & Light Steam Cleaner Floor Sanitizer, Contributors to Sears.com
Epinions.com invites consumers to post reviews of the products they own, and you can sort the models by their average rating to find top-rated models. The Haan SI-35 Sanitizing Steam Mop receives only a handful of reviews, but receives 4 out of a possible 5 stars. The Haan SI-35 is praised for its durability, low-profile head that can reach under cabinets and excellent cleaning ability. The only downside noted is a short power cord.
Review: Haan SI-35 Upright Steam Cleaner, Contributors to Epinions.com
This independent user review website provides overall product scores on a scale of 1 to 100. Individuals also review products and rate various aspects of their performance on a scale of 1 to 5. The Haan SI-35 receives a score of 86 out of 100 from close to 35 Viewpoints.com reviewers. Owners find it easy to use, though many would prefer a longer power cord.
Review: Haan Upright Steam Mop SI35 Reviews, Contributors to Viewpoints.com