Named for its unique dual-tank design, the Hoover TwinTank Steam Mop features removable reservoirs for fresh water and detergent. A dial adjusts the mixtures between steam only or a blend of soap and water. The TwinTank is "very effective and very easy to use," says Erica Ryan, a blogger at TheSteamQueen.com. Users say it works best on vinyl and shower floors, but complain about some streaking on hardwood floors and an uncomfortable trigger.
Disinfect with detergent or water alone. Good Housekeeping says the Hoover TwinTank Steam Mop performed well in its tests, smoothly wiping up stains on vinyl and ceramic tile surfaces. It produces ample steam for about 16 minutes straight. The Hoover excels at cleaning vinyl and tile flooring, but the carpet glider is only mediocre and the mop can streak hardwood floors. Hoover's two-year warranty is one of the best for steam mops, and many reviews say the TwinTank is durable with good customer support. A few owners complain about durability issues after a year.
User-friendly setup. Two favorite features on the Hoover TwinTank Steam Mop are its convenient tank design and easy handling. Steam is ready in 30 seconds, with a light that indicates when the mop is ready to go. "It has a 30-foot power cord and a very light design, which makes maneuvering the machine quite painless," says appliance expert Jerry Arlen at Bestcovery.com. "Corners were a breeze -- even under my kitchen cabinets -- thanks to the triangular mop head. It gets right up against the baseboard because of how the mop pad has a surface size larger than the head itself," adds Ryan.
A good value. Appliance expert Jerry Arlen names the Hoover TwinTank Steam Mop as the best model in his Bestcovery.com review, saying it has "a nice blend of features and easy-to-use perks." Users say extras such as the power switch, trigger-activated steam and ready light are convenient, though the TwinTank has a few minor flaws. Holding the steam trigger can cause hands to cramp, and you must bend down to turn the steam mop on and off. Extra accessories include a bottle of Hoover's biodegradable cleaning solution, three microfiber cloths, a cooling stand and a carpet glider.
1. Good Housekeeping
Editors of Good Housekeeping include the Hoover TwinTank in their steam mop comparison test, giving it a B-plus rating. Its advantages include a high steam rate, removable water tank and good cleaning performance.
Review: Hoover TwinTank Steam Mop, Editors of Good Housekeeping, June 2012
Erica Ryan provides a thorough, hands-on review of the Hoover TwinTank on her steam mop blog. She discusses its performance on different surfaces; describes the mop head, controls and tank design; and reviews its accessories. Overall, she likes the TwinTank but lists a few minor drawbacks to its design.
Review: Hoover TwinTank Steam Mop Review, Erica Ryan, June 25, 2013
Jerry Arlen, who describes himself as an appliance expert, includes the Hoover TwinTank in his list of the top five steam mops. The TwinTank gets first place with a perfect 5-star score because of its price, easy handling and convenient features.
Review: Best Steam Mop, Jerry Arlen, March 5, 2013
Gina Badalaty gives a short review of the Hoover TwinTank on Mom-Blog.com, a website with a mix of home and parenting articles. After testing the TwinTank in her home, she reports that it streaks her wood floors but thoroughly cleans her vinyl floor.
Review: Review: TwinTank Steam Mop, Gina Badalaty, Aug. 15, 2012
The Hoover TwinTank is not only one of the most popular steam mops at Amazon.com, with more than 950 owner reviews, but its 4.2 stars out of 5 also make it one of the top-rated models. Most users praise its dual-tank design and easy handling, although a few have minor issues.
Review: Hoover TwinTank Disinfecting Steam Mop - WH20200, Contributors to Amazon.com, As of December 2013
The Hoover TwinTank is one of the top-rated steam mops at HomeDepot.com, with 94 percent of users recommending it. Most are pleased with its handling and performance, giving it 4.4 stars out of 5 for quality and 4.6 stars for value. About 250 reviews come from Hoover.com.
Review: Hoover TwinTank Steam Mop, Contributors to HomeDepot.com, As of December 2013