Top 12 Best Steam Mops – every hard floor & carpet deserves one

Mopping the floor is not exactly easy,  having to rinse the mop is a cumbersome job even with the best gadget to help you do that. You often leave water puddles or slippery spots that pose as a safety risks. What if there is a new mop that will make your cleaning job easier and faster.

You would still need to rinse the cleaning pads after use but as it is flat it makes washing and drying a lot easier. Evan better, some cleaning pads are machine washable. Also, as it cleans with steam, it gets the job done quicker and with heat, the water will evaporate quickly keeping the floor dry and safe. This new generation mop is called a multi-floor steam mop and if you get one that doubles as a steam cleaner it can clean anything; sinks, toilets, bathrooms, ovens, wheel trims and much more.

Why a steam mop and what its good for…

A steam mop offers an efficient and new way of cleaning using high temperature steam to help kill most household germs, and removes stubborn grease and grime from floors and carpets. But, it does not stop there, here are some of the benefits:

  • Steam mop will eliminate 99% of harmful bacteria for up to 7 days
  • Breaks down grease and grime better than steam alone
  • Lightweight, manoeuvrable and easy to use, mostly cabled as it needs to be powered via mains supply
  • Environmentally friendly, no harmful chemicals, just steam or use with biodegradable detergent
  • Cleans hard floor (tiles, lino, laminate and wood) – with micro-fibre cleaning pad
  • Cleans carpets and rugs – with carpet glider
  • Cleaning detergents sometimes included for units that support this
  • The list goes on…

What else can it clean (in pictures)

They say a picture speaks a thousand words, we leave you with a few pictures to say a few of those to give you ideas on how you can use the steam cleaner.

Steam Mop Applications Steam Mop Applications

And here are a few more pictures in case you are not quite convinced yet on why you should get one. Why stop with carpets, hard floors, stairs and counter tops. You can use the steam cleaner on windows, mirrors, tiles, grout, grills, hob, BBQ, oven, splash back, steel pans, baking trays, sink, clothes, refresh rugs, upholstery, curtains and drapes.

Top 12 Best Steam Mops

Now that you are convinced, time to check out what is out there. Here we have the top 12 best steam mops in the market. While most steam mop has detachable handheld steam cleaner making it dual or multi-purpose, some are fixed as steam mop only. Check out our line-up below:

  1. Babz 10 in 1 Steam Cleaner Mop & Hand Held – HANDHELD & MOP
  2. Vax Steam Mop S2S+ Upright Hard Floor Cleaner – MOP ONLY
  3. Morphy Richards 720506 Luna 12-in-1 Steam Cleaner with Illuminated and Vibrating Floorhead – PORTABLE, MOP & LIGHT
  4. Vax S86-SF-CC Steam Fresh Combi Classic 10-in-1 Handheld and Steam Mop – HANDHELD & MOP + DETERGENT
  5. Black & Decker FSM1620 Deluxe Steam Mop – MOP ONLY
  6. H20 Mop X5 5-in-1 Portable Steam Mop Multi Purpose Floor & Window Cleaner – HANDHELD & MOP
  7. Vax Steam Mop S7 2-in-1 Upright and Handheld Steam Cleaner * – HANDHELD & MOP + DETERGENT
  8. Black & Decker FSM1610 Steam Mop – MOP ONLY
  9. Vax Steam Mop S3S+ Upright Hard Floor Advance+ – MOP ONLY + DETERGENT
  10. Morphy Richards 720501 Multi-Floors Steam Mop – MOP ONLY
  11. Vax Steam Mop S2S-1 Bare Floor Pro – MOP ONLY, DETERGENT
  12. Abode ASM2001 Steam Mop – MOP ONLY

Others

Babz 10-in-1 Steam Cleaner Mop & Hand Held – HANDHELD & MOP

Babz10in1

  • Power: 1300watt
  • Capacity400ml
  • Profile: handheld and upright steam mop
  • Attachments: carpet glider, grout cleaning tool, medium scrub brush, small scrub brush, angle nozzle scraping tool, window and garment cleaning tool

Vax Steam Mop S2S+ Upright Hard Floor Cleane – MOP ONLY

Vax Steam Mop S2S+

  • Power: 1600watt (15 seconds heat-up time) – QUICK HEAT-UP TIME
  • Capacity: 500ml (up to 30 minutes)  – LONG STEAM TIME
  • Profile: upright steam mop
  • Attachments: use on hard sealed floors (tiles, lino, sealed laminate and sealed wood floors) and refresh carpets.

Morphy Richards 720506 Luna 12-in-1 Steam Cleaner with Illuminated & Vibrating Floorhead – PORTABLE, MOP, LIGHT

Morphy Richards 720506 Luna 12-in-1 Steam Cleaner with Illuminated and Vibrating Floorhead

  • Steam Cleaner cleans with LightThe floorhead illuminates your cleaning path making it easier to see hidden dust and dirt with built-in light, and a vibration mode on the floorhead means that you can agitate ground in dirt and achieve a deeper clean.
  • Power: 1500watt (30 seconds heat up time)
  • Capacity: 430ml (up to 17 minutes)
  • Profile: portable cleaner with carry strap and extension host or upright steam mop – 2-IN-1
  • Attachments: vibrating head, lights, carpet glider, angled jet nozzle, 2x round nylon brushes, 1x brass brush, upholstery nozzle with cloth, shoulder strap, extension hose, easily manoeuvrable floorhead.

Vax S86-SF-CC Steam Fresh Combi Classic 10-in-1 Handheld and Steam Mop – HANDHELD & MOP, DETERGENT

Vax S86-FF-CC Steam Fresh Combi Classic 10-in-1 Handheld and Steam Mop

  • Angular head ensures thorough cleaning including hard to reach areas. Extra clean with detergent to help penetrate stains quickly and removes dirt.
  • Power: 1600watt (20 seconds heat-up time) – QUICK HEAT-UP TIME
  • Capacity: 260ml (Water) + 200ml (Solution) – up to 15 minutes cleaning time – DETERGENT
  • Profile: handheld steam cleaner and upright steam mop – 2-IN-1
  • Attachments: 10 pieces accessory kit; microfibre pad, carpet glider, metal brush, small plastic brush, large plastic brush, window and upholstery tool, window and upholstery cloth, scraper, concentration tool, grout brush, detail nozzle, accessory bag.

Black & Decker FSM1620 Steam Mop – MOP ONLY, WATER FILTER

Black & Decker BSFSM1620 Deluxe

  • Swivel steering, with a 180° pivoting mop head for manoeuvring around furniture and in tight spaces. AutoSelect™ Technology – select the floor type, and the right amount of steam will be released, leaving floors dry in seconds. In-built water filtering system protects the steam mop from lime scale.
  • Power: 1600watt (15 seconds heat-up time) – QUICK HEAT-UP TIME
  • Capacity:  460ml (up to 15 minutes cleaning time)
  • Profile: upright steam mop
  • Attachments: 2 x Easy Glide™ Micro Fibre pads, 1 x Carpet Glider, 1 x Resting Mat

H20 Mop X5 5-in-1 Portable Steam Mop Multi Purpose Floor & Window Cleaner – HANDHELD & MOP

H20MopX5

  • Available in white, black, red, lime green, purple, blue or pink. The 5-in-1 multifunction refers to floor steam cleaner, carpet steamer, handheld steamer, window cleaner, garment and fabric steamer with super manoeuvrable 180° pivoting head.
  • Power: 1300watt (30 seconds heat-up time)
  • Capacity: 400ml (up to 30 minutes cleaning time) – LONG STEAM TIME
  • Profile: handheld steam cleaner and upright steam mop – TWO-IN-ONE
  • Attachments: microfibre pad for mopping, a jet nozzle concentrator, a 85cm long extension hose, a hard bristle brush and a stainless bristle brush, a window and mirror cleaner head, a dusting and polishing head, a carpet glider and a garment steaming tool

Vax Steam Mop S7 2-in-1 Upright and Handheld Steam Cleaner – HANDHELD & MOP + DETERGENT

Vax Steam Mop S7

  • Power: 1600watt (30 seconds heat-up time)
  • Capacity: 400ml (up to 12 minutes cleaning time)
  • Profile: handheld steam cleaner and upright steam mop – 2-IN-1
  • Attachments: 7 piece accessory kit; microfibre pad x 2, hose, scraper, detail tool, window/squeegee tool, small plastic brush, large plastic brush, metal brush, grout brush, concentration nozzle, window cloth, carpet glider, shoulder strap, accessory connector, accessory bag, cooling base, measuring jug.

Black & Decker FSM1610 Steam Mop – MOP ONLY, WATER FILTER

Black & Decker BSFSM1610

  • AutoSelect technology – select the correct floor type, the right amount of steam is released and floors will dry in seconds. Built-in water filtering system to protect the steam mop from lime scale. Self standing with auto shut down when locked in the upright position.
  • Power: 1600watt (15 seconds heat-up time) – QUICK HEAT-UP TIME
  • Capacity: 450ml (up to 19 minutes cleaning time)
  • Profile: upright steam mop
  • Attachments: none, just cleaning pad.

Vax Steam Mop S3S+ Upright Hard Floor Advance+ – MOP ONLY + DETERGENT

Vax Steam Mop S3S+ Steam Cleaner

  • Surface selector with optimum detergent and steam mix for different floor type.
  • Power: 1600watt (15 seconds heat-up time) – QUICK HEAT-UP TIME
  • Capacity: 500ml with twin tank for water and detergent (up to 30 minutes cleaning time) – LONG STEAM TIME
  • Profile: upright steam mop – DETERGENT
  • Attachments: microfibre cleaning pad and scrub brush agitates and lifts stubborn stains, cooling tray and measuring jug.

Morphy Richards 720501 Multi-Floors Steam Mop – MOP ONLY

Morphy Richards 720501

  • Power: 1400watt (40 seconds heat-up time)
  • Capacity: 270ml (up to 10 minutes cleaning time)
  • Profile: upright steam mop
  • Attachments: none

Vax Steam Mop S2S-1 Bare Floor Pro – MOP ONLY

Vax Mop S2S1

  • Cleans hard sealed floors (tiles, lino, sealed laminate and sealed wooden floor) and refreshes carpets and rugs.)
  • Power: 1600Watt (60 seconds heat-up time)
  • Capacity: 500ml (10 minutes cleaning time)
  • Profile: upright steam mop
  • Attachment: microfibre and carper glider

Abode ASM2001 Steam Mop – MOP ONLY

Abode Steam Mop

  • Power: 900Watt (60 seconds heat-up time)
  • Capacity: 450ml (20 minutes cleaning time)
  • Features: The smallest lightweight steam mop from Abode. 3-corner mop head for hard to reach areas.
  • Colour Option(s): Black or White with Blue

Also available: Abode ADSM4001 Pro+ Steam Mop (1500Watt) and Adobe ADSM5001 Pets Steam Mop (1500Watt)

Final Thoughts

Of the 12 steam mops in our line-up, four supports detergent; these are steam mops from Vax. Five doubles as handheld or portable steam cleaner and upright steam mop; these are Babz 10-in-1 steam cleaner mop, Morphy Richards 720506 Luna, Vax S86SF steam mop, H2O Mop X5 steam mop and Vax S7 steam mop.

Black & Decker models come with built-in water filter to stop lime-scale build up. High powered steam cleaner such as the Vax S2S+ steam mop, Black & Decker FSM1620 steam mop, Vax S3S+ steam mop and Vax S86SF steam fresh have quick heat-up time of 20 seconds or under.

Vax S3S+ steam mop, Vax S2S+ steam mop and H20 Mop X5 steam mop have long steam time of up to 30 minutes until the water reservoir run dry for more cleaning between filling up.