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distilled water or tap water in steam mop?

hi ladies!  i just ordered the eureka steam mop and i was wondering whether you use distilled water or tap water in your steam mop?  does it matter?  thank you!!

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  • I just use tap water in my Shark steam mop - we have hard water and have had it for over a year with no problems yet!
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  • I think it really depends on what your owner's manual says.  It did say in the Shark manual that I had for best results used distilled, so it does leave a residue on your floor.  Whereas, my new Haan just says to use tap water, and I have had no streaking or filmy residue unlike my old Shark.  If you still aren't sure, just call the hotline and see what they say.
  • I've used both with my Shark and have had no issues with residues.
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  • image IamMrsF2U:
    I think it really depends on what your owner's manual says.  It did say in the Shark manual that I had for best results used distilled, so it does leave a residue on your floor.  Whereas, my new Haan just says to use tap water, and I have had no streaking or filmy residue unlike my old Shark.  If you still aren't sure, just call the hotline and see what they say.

    Same here, I just use tap water in my Haan and it cleans beautifully.

  • Sorry to hijack -- but I have a closely-related question...

    My steam mop (Bissell) instructions recommends distilled water.  I know that filtered water and distilled water are two different things, but do you think a Brita takes out enough of the bad stuff that the water is okay to use?  We have really, really hard water.

    Thanks!

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  • I also have the Eureka (and I love it!).  I'm not sure what the manual says, but I just use tap water, and I've had no problems!
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    Sorry to hijack -- but I have a closely-related question...

    My steam mop (Bissell) instructions recommends distilled water.  I know that filtered water and distilled water are two different things, but do you think a Brita takes out enough of the bad stuff that the water is okay to use?  We have really, really hard water.

    Thanks!

    A Brita pitcher reduces chlorine, copper, and mercury.  Do you have a water softener?  That is what you need to reduce hardness.

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