The Oreck Steam-It ranks at the top in professional tests, where experts praise its thorough cleaning performance and 35 minutes of continuous steam. This versatile tool includes extra attachments for washing glass, furniture and bathroom fixtures. A 25-foot cord gives it a long reach, but some say its 10-pound body is too bulky for above-floor cleaning. Oreck includes a one-year limited warranty; a few owners say durability can falter after about 12 months.
Excellent cleaning with plenty of steam. In its 16-mop comparison test, Good Housekeeping names the Oreck Steam-it and its 11.5-inch-wide swivel head the best steam mop overall, saying it "cleans continuously on one tank for 35-plus minutes, cutting through the smears and stains in its path." At Amazon.com, an owner says the Steam-it is "fantastic" for tile, slate and hardwood floors. Many report durability issues after about a year and say Oreck customer service often falls short. There is a 30-day money-back guarantee, allowing users to return the mop if they don't like it, but this is shorter than coverage from other brands.
Ready in 60 seconds. The Oreck Steam-it is straightforward and user-friendly, according to reviews, sanitizing surfaces in about five seconds. Good Housekeeping editors say it "can be used overhead to steam hard-to-reach spots and it boasts an extra-long cord, giving you plenty of room to reach." The built-in reservoir isn't as easy to use as a removable water tank, requiring a cup and funnel to add water. The Steam-it includes four washable microfiber cleaning cloths, which have to be manually attached and secured with clips. They were reported as highly absorbent in Good Housekeeping's testing.
Extra value with included attachments. Here's what Cat Davis, a blogger with FoodFamilyFinds.com, says about the Oreck Steam-it: "Besides steaming floors without needing cleaning solutions, the Steam-it comes with accessories that allow you to clean windows, carpets, grout stains and crown molding." Accessories include a carpet glider, squeegee, utility tool, nozzle brush and spot brush. The no-spill design allows the Steam-it to be turned upside-down to clean vertical surfaces. Some users say it's a little bulky for tight spaces, adding that it can be difficult to heft the 10-pound mop upright.
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1. Good Housekeeping
After a side-by-side test of 16 steam mops, editors of Good Housekeeping name the Oreck Steam-as the best. They list its 37-minute steam time, long-reaching extension cord and top performance on a variety of surfaces as some of its best attributes.
Review: Oreck Steam-It Multi Purpose Steam Wand, Editors of Good Housekeeping, June 2012
Editors of ConsumerReports.org include the Oreck Steam-it in their latest report on steam mops. After scrubbing hardened stains, editors rate each mop on its ability to clean, how long it can run on one tank of water and how much water is left on the floor, among other criteria.
Review: Steam Mops, Editors of ConsumerReports.org, Not dated
Appliance expert Jerry Arlen lists the Oreck Steam-it as the runner-up in his list of the five best steam mops. He names good brand reputation, a long runtime and extra attachments as the Oreck's top qualities, giving it an overall rating of 4.75 points out of 5.
Review: Best Steam Mop, Jerry Arlen, March 5, 2013
The Oreck Steam-it gets an overall rating of 3.6 stars out of 5 after more than 110 customer reviews. The majority says it thoroughly cleans many types of surfaces, producing copious steam. Many add that the Steam-it develops problems after about a year and customer service is hit or miss.
Review: Oreck Steam-It Steam Wand, Contributors to Amazon.com, As of December 2013
Jeff Gedgaud reviews the Oreck Steam-it as part of Yahoo.com's user contributor network. He gives the steam mop an overall score of 55 points out of 100, saying that its bulky weight, difficult bonnet clips and mixed performance fail to impress him.
Review: Product Review: Oreck Steam-It All Purpose Steam Wand, Jeff Gedgaud, Jan. 21, 2010
After using the Oreck Steam-it on her kitchen vinyl and living room wood floors, blogger Cat Davis says its performance is impressive. The Oreck's clips hold the microfiber cloth securely and it removes stains fast and easily, though filling the water tank isn't a convenient task.
Review: Oreck Steam-It Steam Mop Review, Cat Davis, Feb. 17, 2010