After all these years, I'm ready to throw out the old mop and bucket!
I'm a procrastinator in regard to floor cleaning because I really hate
to deal with the wringing and I'm just not gonna do it another day!
(WAHOOO how good did that feel to say that!? VERY good! ha) I don't
want these babies to start having black bottomed socks so I have to
make a decision pretty quick!
What steam mop do you all find does a good job for the least amount of
Or should I go with one of the disposable mopping systems? I went to
epinions and the only one they have any info on was listed on Hammacher
Schlemmer was 99.95 and out of stock.
I've checked with everyone I know and they are all still slaves to the
pail so I've not seen either in action. Opinions please? Thanks.
I really like the Swifter Wet Jet--does a good job. However, once a
month, I scrub my floors with Clorox and water, so, I still do use the
bucket--for really tough jobs, there is nothing like a bucket and scrub
I bought the Hoover floor cleaner--used it a couple of times and gave
it to Goodwill. It did not clean very well at all, and was a huge
I have been using the Eureka Enviro-steamer Deluxe for about 5 years. It
does a good job, is easy to use, and is inexpensive. I use it on ceramic
tile, laminate, and vinyl. If you have a Tuesday Morning store in your
area, they have some for $39 in white boxes that were sold under the "Home
Works" brand.. Here is a link to the product:
I bought mine at Lowe's and I have seen them at Costco. If you look around
you will find one at a good price. Bissell makes a steam mop that looks
decent at a good price
Eureka's original model (that may still be available) was not great in
corners as the unit was rounded. The deluxe model has a square head that
does get into corners and against baseboards. Another reason to get the
deluxe model is that it has spring clamps that hold the cloths. That means
you can use pieces of old bath towel or old hand towels instead of the
expensive cleaning pads that come with the mop. The original version used
fitted pads with elastic. You were almost compelled to use them unless you
could sew your own.
There is no reason why you couldn't hand it for storage as it isn't very
heavy. The mop comes with a plastic tray that you set it on when you aren't
using it. That protects the floor while it is heating and cooling.
One thing to consider is that you don't have to ever buy any cleaners when
you use a steam mop. You will start saving money immediately. There are
more expensive models on the market, so even at full price, this is a pretty
good deal in the log run.
The yellow model has a floor mop type attachment and is better for floors.
The red model is for smaller jobs. But I suppose you could use the red model
for the problem areas on a floor, and a another tool for the entire floor.
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