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Best Steam Mops 2022

Shark Steam Mop
Shark Steam Mop (Image credit: Shark)

Investing in one of the best steam mops is an excellent way to clean your floors utilizing the power of steam instead of chemicals to deep clean and sanitize your floors. Some steam mops have extra features, such as special attachments to clean carpets, garments, curtain, car upholstery, grout, and more. There are a vast amount of very different steam mops on the market, so it can be challenging to know which one is the best for your household's needs. Here are some of the best you can buy.

Which one should you choose?

The best cross-section of price, function, and reliability is the Bissell Powerfresh Deluxe Steam Mop (opens in new tab). Eliminate 99.9% of germs on your floor without the use of chemicals, just the power of steam. An onboard spot boost brush lets you really get in and scrub sticky messes. Warm-up time is only 30 seconds. Choose between a high or low steam setting, depending on the job at hand. Leave behind a lovely scent as you clean using the built-in scent disc tray. It's safe to use on hardwood, marble, linoleum, ceramic, tile, or any other sealed surface.

If that's not quite enough power for you, check out the Dupray Steam Mop (opens in new tab). Clean, disinfect, degrease, and deodorize just about any surface including floors, grout, furniture, and appliances with superheated steam (275°F/135°C). The large capacity tank means you get up to 50 minutes of cleaning before needing to refill it. Though it comes with a couple of microfiber pads, there is no need to buy expensive replacement pads once you're done with them. You can use any old towel or cloth for the job. The Dupray Steam Mop comes with an 18-piece accessory kit to get into hard-to-reach areas.

Anyone who is just looking for a floor cleaning solution and doesn't want the ability to convert into a hand-held steamer or payout for extra plastic accessories should consider the Shark Genius Cleaning System (opens in new tab). It does one thing very well and that's safely and efficiently clean floors. It's a very hygienic solution as you don't have to touch the cleaning pads to remove them — you can simply eject them straight into a washing basket or machine by the push of a button.

Karen S Freeman
Karen S Freeman

Karen is a contributor to as a writer, social media manager, and co-host of the iMore Show. She’s been writing about Apple since 2010 with a year-long break to work at an Apple Store as a product specialist. Before joining iMore in 2018, Karen wrote for AppAdvice and WatchAware. She’s an early adopter who used to wait in long lines on release days before pre-ordering made things much easier. Karen is a wife and mom (and dog mom) who is also a part-time teacher and occasional movie extra. She loves to travel the world and is always looking for portable tech and accessories so she can work from anywhere.