Steam Mop Rating Sources
Total of 26 Sources
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Ratings & Recommended Steam Mops
by Editors of and Contributors to ConsumerReports.org
Our AssessmentConsumerReports.org reviews and rates 10 steam mops, ranking them on their effectiveness on certain flooring types, residual water left on the floor and how long they can produce steam. In addition, it offers a buying guide and forums to discuss common questions about steam mops. Though there is an area for user reviews, at the time of this report no user reviews have been posted.
The Top Steam Mops: Results of Steam Mop First Hand Comparisons & Studying of Comps
Our AssessmentThis detailed comparison review by a resident of Austin, Texas, is highlighted among other owner-written reviews of steam mops at Amazon.com. Amazon.com Hall of Fame reviewer "Chandler" enlists her neighbors in a comparison test of seven steam mops and uses a commercial cooking thermometer to measure the temperature of the steam from each mop. The review judges the Bissell and Shark steam mops uncomfortably short, dislikes the manual pumping or trigger pulling to release steam and finds neither mop gets steam hot enough to sanitize. Also, the Bissell requires removal of the tank to refill the water. Top ranking goes to the Eureka Envirosteamer, for sturdy build, light weight, a longer handle, hot steam and the longest running time between refills (more than 20 minutes). The Euroflex Monster EZ1 Floor Steam Cleaner is judged a close second; though heavier and more expensive, it does have attachments to clean carpets. The review also covers the Haan FS-20 steam mop, which is judged too flimsy.
7 on Your Side: Why Mop When You Can Steam Clean?
by Editors of KGO
Our AssessmentThis report sums up steam-mop testing done in 2007 at the Good Housekeeping Institute. Editors test only three steam mops but use them on a variety of floors stained with chocolate syrup, ketchup and fruit juice. Top ranking goes to the Steamfast SF-292 for speed of cleaning, ease of use and versatility (since its handle detaches for use as a handheld steam cleaner). That model has earned the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval. The reviewed Lysol steam mop takes much longer to clean, while the Reliable Steamboy was fast but ranks second to the Steamfast mop. We were unable to find an account of the test on Good Housekeeping's website.
More Elbow Grease Needed
by Willa Plank
Our AssessmentNone of the five steam mops tested elicits enthusiasm from the reviewer. Three of the mops do a better job of cleaning stains: the Reliable Steamboy T1, Shark Steam Mop Deluxe and Shark Steam Pocket Mop S3501. (The Shark Steam Mop Deluxe S3102 is a version of the Shark Steam Mop S3101 offered at certain retailers that has a larger water reservoir, a longer power cord and comes with three extra cleaning pads.) Tests here find the H2O Mop Ultra hard to push, while the Bissell 1867-7 Steam Mop leaves the floor visibly wet.
The Best Steam Mops
by Sarah Aguirre
Our AssessmentThe About.com guide to housekeeping recommends five steam mops and writes separate reviews for each, with ample detail and lists of pros and cons. Two steam mops earn near-perfect ratings of 4.5 on a 5-point scale: the Eureka Envirosteamer (which the reviewer says she'd choose for her own home) and the Bissell 1867-7 Steam Mop. A few readers add their own ratings and comments. The H2O Steam Mop and the Steamboy T1 both earn 4 stars out of 5. The Lysol Steam Mop is only given 3.5 stars, but is rated as a good budget buy. (Note: ConsumerSearch is owned by About.com, but the two don't share an editorial affiliation.)
by Contributors to Amazon.com
Our AssessmentAmazon.com invites consumers to post candid reviews of the products they own. These reviews and ratings often cover several years of use, making it easier to compare steam mops for durability, performance and ease of use. Several brands get high average ratings here, with most owners satisfied, but the complaints highlight specific drawbacks. The Haan SI-35 Slim and Light Sanitizing Steam Mop gets the highest average rating, with more than 85 percent of users rating it 4 stars or higher out of 5. The Haan FS-20 Plus Steam Cleaning Floor Sanitizer (the Haan FS-20 Sanitizing Steam Mop with the carpet-sanitizing tray and attachments) ranks second with a 4.1-star average, followed by the Bissell 1867-7 with a 3.9-star average. The Eureka Envirosteamer 313A is the most reviewed steam mop, with over 1,700 owners weighing in on its merits. The Shark Steam Pocket Mop S3501 and the Steamfast SF-140 Steam Mop also receive above average ratings from large numbers of customers.
by Contributors to Sears.com
Our AssessmentOn Sears.com you can now buy not only Sears products, but products from other sellers as well. Despite the increase in products, only a few steam mops have user reviews. Of note, the Haan SI-35 Slim and Light Sanitizing Steam Mop has a perfect 5-star rating from over 20 users, while the Shark Steam Pocket Mop S3501 earns a high average rating of 4 out of 5 stars from around 45 users. The Bissell 31N1 Steam Mop Deluxe also has a high average rating, but it is noted that the steam temperature is very low. Other models don't receive enough ratings to reach a consensus.
by Contributors to Epinions.com
Our AssessmentEpinions.com invites consumers to post reviews of the products they own, and you can sort the models by their average rating to find the top-rated models. Unfortunately, only a few steam mops have accumulated enough owner-written reviews here to make their average ratings significant. For example, at the time of our report, the Haan FS-20 earns a perfect 5-star rating, but from only four owners. The Bissell 1867-7 Steam Mop is the most popular steam mop, with reviews from over 90 consumers who give it a 4-star rating out of 5, though some users complain that it leaves streaks on their floor.
Steam Mops and Cleaners
by Contributors to Target.com
Our AssessmentTarget.com publishes owner-written reviews and ratings for the steam mops sold here (Shark, Bissell, Haan, Thane H2O and Oreck). The Shark Steam Mops are the highest rated on this site. Top ratings go to the Shark Steam Pocket Mop S3501, followed by the Shark Steam Mop S3101. Also well reviewed is the Bissell 1867-7 Steam Mop. For the steam vacuums, the Shark Vac-Then-Steam and the Bissell Steam&Sweep 46B4 both receive above average reviews, though some users complain of poor suction power.
Hard Floor Cleaners
by Contributors to BestBuy.com
Our AssessmentBest Buy sells the most popular brands of steam mop, but only some of the models have accumulated enough owner-written reviews to make their average ratings significant. The top rankers include the Bissell 1867-7 Steam Mop, the Eureka Envirosteamer 313A, the Shark Professional Steam Pocket Mop S3601, the Shark Steam Pocket Mop S3501 and the Haan FS-20 Plus Sanitizing Steam Mop. The Haan FS-20 Plus is the same steam mop as the FS-20, but it includes a sanitizing tray for carpets, six microfiber pads and a short handle attachment.
Vacuums & Floor Care
by Contributors to Walmart.com
Our AssessmentOwners at Walmart.com review some of the most popular steam mops. Owners can rate products on value, expectations, features, durability and appearance, and leave a short review. While a handful of reviewers shower praise on Haan steam mops, hundreds of users give 4-star or higher ratings to the Shark Steam Pocket Mop S3501, Eureka Envirosteamer 313A, Dirt Devil PD2000B and Steamfast SF-140. The Bissell 1867-7 steam mop is by far the most reviewed steam mop on Walmart.com; well over 1,500 reviewers rate it an average of 4.3 stars.
Compare Steam Mops
by Editors of and Contributors to AllergyBuyersClub.com
Our AssessmentThis comparison chart covers the features and ratings of the eight steam mops sold here. Each steam mop gets a detailed expert review and star rating, plus reviews and ratings from owners. The experts at AllergyBuyersClub.com rate the Haan FS-20, Reliable Steamboy models T1 and T2 and the Euroflex Monster EZ1 steam mops 4 out of 5 stars. Only the FS-20, however, has accumulated more than 10 customer reviews, earning an above average rating of 3.8 stars out of 5.
The Four Best Steam Mop Cleaners
Our AssessmentThis anonymous reviewer discusses four steam mops and offers helpful ideas on what to look for in a steam mop. The Eureka Envirosteamer 313A receives the most praise for the high temperature of its steam and its long cord, long handle and waffle cleaning pad. The Bissell 1867-7 Steam Mop is effective but does not heat up as well, and its short handle and higher center of gravity make it harder to push. The Shark Steam Pocket Mop S3501 is praised for its interchangeable heads, but is top-heavy and has a short cord. Lastly, the Haan FS-20 Plus Steam Cleaning Floor Sanitizer stands out for its versatility, but the reviewer says its cloth pads are more difficult to attach to the head and it has a short power cord.
Test It Tuesday -- The Shark Steam Mop
by Andrew Stockey
Our AssessmentThis brief review includes a link to a video showing tests of the Shark Steam Mop on tile and wooden floors. The tester, who usually cleans floors on her hands and knees, says the Shark "steams the dirt right out of" the grout and leaves the floors noticeably cleaner -- so the Shark earns the highest possible rating here.
Cleaning Product of the Month -- Bissell Steam & Sweep
by Christina Peterson
Our AssessmentThis reviewer offers a brief description of the Bissell Steam&Sweep and its effectiveness on various stains. While she recommends it for its ease of use on various flooring, one user posts a comment that the Steam&Sweep is hard to maneuver and does a poor job of steaming and sweeping.
Shark Steam Mop: Does It Work?
by Lauren Keith
Our AssessmentReporter Lauren Keith puts the Shark Steam Mop through extensive tests, first in the bathroom and kitchen of a Sikeston, Mo., insurance company, then on a wooden floor in another tester's home. The Shark requires several passes to remove caked-on dirt from a tile floor, but it removes scuff marks that other tools hadn't been able to get off. The Shark makes quick work of sticky soft-drink spills and grease spots on a wooden kitchen floor. Floors dry quickly after use. Though there are no disposable pads to buy the tool still seems pricey to testers, so the overall grade is a B-plus.
My Obsession: Bissell Steam Mop
by Danny Seo
Our AssessmentDanny Seo, who blogs about green living, recommends the Bissell 1867-7 Steam Mop that he uses on his engineered wood floors. The review itself is brief, but readers describe their own experiences with this mop and the Shark Steam Mop in the comments section. One Shark owner loves it, but two others are disappointed; one says that the handle broke, and the other says the Shark did not clean wood floors as thoroughly as expected.
Shark Steam Mop Review
by R.C. Stanley
Our AssessmentThis blogger does an excellent job of highlighting the pros and cons of a Shark Steam Mop S3101. The reviewer, a computer programmer and mother of four, tests the Shark in her home and finds that it cleans about as well as a standard mop. She notes that it works well on her wood floors and that you can refill the tank without waiting for the mop to cool. She lists the required handle pump action for steam as a benefit because it gives her arm a workout. However, the mop stops working after three years, and she decides that she doesn't miss it enough to purchase a replacement. Many readers add comments pro and con.
Haan FS20 Steam Mop Review
Our AssessmentThis blogger details the pros and cons of the Haan FS-20 Plus Steam Cleaning Floor Sanitizer (the Haan FS-20 Sanitizing Steam Mop with the carpet-sanitizing tray and attachments). She praises the Haan FS-20 Plus for its light weight, quiet use, adjustable handle and ease of cleaning the mop heads. Her only critiques are that the power cord is not as long as she would like and that the mop leaves water behind when she tries to sanitize the couch or pillows.
Vacuums & Floor Care
by Contributors to HomeDepot.com
Our AssessmentCustomers of HomeDepot.com put Steamfast steam mops at the top of pack. The Steamfast Steam Mop SF-140 receives the most reviews and the highest rating, accumulating an average of 4.6 stars out of 5 from over 175 users. The Steamfast SF-141 also does well, with over 85 reviewers giving it a 4-star rating. The Steamfast SF 292, the Haan FS-20 and the Shark Steam Pocket Mop S3501 also receive positive reviews from HomeDepot.com, but from significantly fewer users than Steamfast's SF-140 and SF-141 models.
by Contributors to Drugstore.com
Our AssessmentWhile Drugstore.com offers several types of steam cleaners, only one steam mop has accumulated enough positive reviews to suggest a consensus: the Shark Steam Mop S3101. Over 10 users rate the Shark S3101 4.4 out of 5 stars. Most users find the steam mop easy to use and fast, but a few feel the Shark S3101 lacks the muscle for heavy cleaning jobs.
Best Steam Mop
by "Tina H."
Our AssessmentThe choices here are apparently based on features and owner-written reviews, with no actual testing documented. Because the reviews include links to so many owner-written review sites, this can be a good place to check out ratings once you've narrowed your choice to two or three steam mops.
by Contributors to Viewpoints.com
Our AssessmentThis 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. Of the positively received steam mops, the Shark Steam Pocket Mop S3501 has the most reviews, with 114 users giving it a score of 86 out of 100. The Eureka Envirosteamer, the Bissell 1867-7, the Haan FS-20 and the Haan SI-35 also receive positive product scores of over 80 from significant numbers of Viewpoints.com users.
Steam Mops & Accessories
by Contributors to QVC.com
Our AssessmentThis site offers user reviews and ratings, but its main attraction is the question-and-answer section, in which owners answer specific questions from prospective buyers. The Haan S60 Select Steam Cleaner is the best-reviewed steam cleaner currently available on the website, with over 30 users rating it 4.4 out of 5 stars. The Sharper Image SM088 Steam Mop and the Bissell 31N1 Steam Mop Deluxe also accumulate enough positive reviews to warrant mention.
Steam & Deep Cleaners
by Contributors to Costco.com
Our AssessmentCostco.com only offers a few steam mops. The Haan HD-60 Total Steam Sweeper is the most and best reviewed of the pack, with almost 25 reviewers giving it an average rating of 3.8 out of 5 stars. The Steamfast SF292 Three-in-One Steam Mop is also well received, with a 3.6-star rating from over a dozen users.
Expert Review: Euro-Pro Shark Steam Mop S3101W
by Experts at ConsumerGuide Products
Our AssessmentThis glowing review of the Shark Steam Mop S3101W lists the steam mop as a ConsumerGuide Best Buy, giving it 5 out of 5 on its rating scales for value, performance, ease of use and features. The steam mop's light weight, powerful steam and multi-surface use are among the positive attributes cited by the reviewer. As for drawbacks, the lack of an on/off button is the only one mentioned.