Best Steam Mops iMore 2020

A basic steam mop is a good way to clean your floors utilizing 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. With all the options, how do you choose? Here are some of the best you can buy.

Basic plus: Bissell Powerfresh Deluxe Steam Mop

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Control the amount of steam released with the touch of a button. The SpotBoost scrub brush is perfect for spot cleaning.

$90 at Amazon

Feature-filled bargain: PurSteam ThermaPro 10-in-1 Steam Mop

This model has a removable hand-held steamer you can use on windows and clothes. It also comes with different nozzles to get into every nook and cranny.

$70 at Amazon

Hand-held detachable steamer: Bissell PowerFresh Steam Cleaner System

This one has a removable hand-held steam cleaner, which is perfect for garments, countertops, bathrooms, the inside of your oven, and much more. Bonus tools let you get into every nook and cranny.

$150 at Amazon

Sleek and simple: Shark Genius Cleaning System

This streamlined steam mop has a three steam setting and a nice thick Dirt Grip pad that can be changed without touching it.

$100 at Amazon

Two in one: Shark Lift-Away Pro Steam Pocket Mop

Not only do you get an effective steam mop with a touch-free release Dirt Grip pad and three steam levels, but you also get a removable hand-held steamer.

$160 at Amazon

The spinner: Bissell Spinwave Cleaner

Two rotating heads spin for thorough cleaning without the elbow grease. It includes two different types of pads: soft or scrubby.

$100 at Amazon

Corner cleaner: Bissell PowerEdge Lift Off Floor Cleaner

This triangle-shaped steam mop is designed to really get into those corners. This steam mop also includes a removable hand-held steamer, yet it's reasonably priced.

$68 at Amazon

The big one: Dupray Steam Mop

This heavy-duty number has a separate, large-capacity water tank. It also comes with an 18-piece accessory kit so that you can clean just about anything.

$150 at Amazon

Which one should you choose?

The best cross-section of price, function, and reliability is the Bissell Powerfresh Deluxe Steam Mop. 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 just 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. 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.

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