An accounting of the things spilled on my floors in a day's time is actually astonishing. Between food, beverages, craft supplies, general dirt, muddy footprints, and a lot of stuff I can't identify, my floors are mopped daily. I've always used a traditional mop. I've always used the same mopping solution. I always doubted the ability of a steam mop to make a dent in the mess attached to my floor. But these 5 steam mops passed the test. I don't think I can ever go back to my mop and bucket.