Best Steam Mops iMore 2021

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.

Bissell Powerfresh Deluxe Steam Mop

Basic plus: Bissell Powerfresh Deluxe Steam Mop

Staff Pick

This mop lets you control the amount of steam released from low or high with the touch of a button. The SpotBoost scrub brush is perfect for spot cleaning. This heats up in 30 seconds and gives you a cleaning path width of 12 inches.

$89 at Amazon
PurSteam ThermaPro 10-in-1 Steam Mop

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

This model has a removable hand-held steamer you can use on upholstery and clothes. It also comes with different nozzles to get into every nook and cranny. There is a useful window squeegee attachment for steam cleaning glass.

$90 at Amazon
Bissell Powerfresh Steam Mop

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 more. You also get eight different bonus tools that will help you clean problem areas.

$150 at Amazon
Shark Genius Cleaning System

Sleek and simple: Shark Genius Cleaning System

This streamlined steam mop has three different steam settings. It boasts a nice thick Dirt Grip pad that can be changed by ejecting it without touching it, an excellent hygienic touch for germaphobes. The pad is then machine-washable.

$100 at Amazon
Shark Lift-Away Pro Steam Pocket Mop

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 different steam levels, but you also get a useful removable hand-held steamer. The "Steam Blaster" functionality helps you tackle really stubborn stains and dirt.

$131 at Amazon
Bissell Spinwave Cleaner

The spinner: Bissell Spinwave Cleaner

With this option, two rotating heads spin for thorough cleaning without the elbow grease. It includes two different types of pads: soft or scrubby. The on-demand spray allows you to dispense just the right amount of solution onto your floors.

$100 at Amazon
Bissell PowerEdge Lift Off Floor Cleaner

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. Both cleaners offer an efficient, on-demand steam trigger mechanism.

$70 at Amazon
Dupray Steam Mop

The big one: Dupray Steam Mop

This heavy-duty number from Dupray has a separate, large-capacity water tank. It also comes with an 18-piece accessory kit so that you can clean just about anything. This gives you an impressive up to 50 minutes of cleaning time.

$150 at Amazon
Bissell Crosswave vacuum steam cleaner

Good for pet owners: Bissell Crosswave Pet Pro

This option vacuums and washes your floors at the same time. Designed primarily to deal with pet hair, this has a multi-surface pet brush roll and pet hair strainer for easy multi-surface cleaning. It's safe for use on all sealed hard floors and area rugs.

$300 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 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. 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. 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.

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