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Recommend your steam mop please

Think I might get one.  I saw pretty good reviews on the Shark Steam Pocket Mop, is there one better?

Re: Recommend your steam mop please

  • I have the Shark Steammop and I LOVE it!  So easy and quick to use!
  • I feel like I have to pump my shark constantly to keep it steaming but maybe I'm doing it wrong.
  • Haan slim and light steam mop hands down.
  • I have the Shark Steam Pocket.  I picked it for the longer cord (30') and because you can flip the pad without stopping.  I also like that it heats up in like 1 minute (maybe they all do?).  If I didn't have so much hard surface floorspace, I would have probably chosen based on price.

    The handle pumping isn't a big deal to me.  It pumps naturally as I slide the mop around.  Are you holding the mop by the end of the handle?  Maybe you need to adjust the extension?  I only have to pump it at the beginning or on stained spots.  Ok, I'm having trouble writing this post because my mind keeps going to a dirty place.

  • image littlefootann:
    I feel like I have to pump my shark constantly to keep it steaming but maybe I'm doing it wrong.

    I've had the same experience with the Shark.  I got tired of it working sometimes and not so much other times, so I bought a Bissell steam mop, and it works great!

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    image Mrsosh:

    image littlefootann:
    I feel like I have to pump my shark constantly to keep it steaming but maybe I'm doing it wrong.

    I've had the same experience with the Shark.  I got tired of it working sometimes and not so much other times, so I bought a Bissell steam mop, and it works great!

    Yep, this. I have a Shark. I loved it at first... now not so much. It leaves streaks all over my floors and it only spits out steam for a couple minutes before it needs a break to re-heat the water (to a lame temperature of 110* F - water boils at 212*F and dishwashers should run between 160-180*F to sanitize dishes).

    So between the streaks, constantly having to stop and let the water "re-heat", and the fact that it nearly gives my cat a heart attack every time I use it (it sounds like a gigantic hissing cat when it spits out steam), I'm kinda upset that I forgot to put it out for the trash guys this morning.

    Back to the tried and true vinegar/hot water on a microfiber mop for me.

  • image beachbabe12:
    Haan slim and light steam mop hands down.

    Love ours  

  • The one that has the best reviews (on Amazon) is the Eureka 313A Enviro Steam Mop.  I think I will probably be going with it based on reviews alone.
  • I have the Eureka Enviro Steam Mop and love it.  It's super easy to use, easy to push and I usually just refill the tank once when cleaning my kitchen and powder room (tile) floors.  My kitchen is fairly large so I think it's reasonable to need to refill the tank.  Someone here (or on the Green Living board) did a very lengthy review of steam mops and this one was judged to be the best (by her and a few of her friends).  I was looking back in December so perhaps a search of the archives would bring you all the reviews.

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