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Eureka EnviroSteamer

Eureka EnviroSteamer Steam Mop

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The Bottom Line

I mop a lot. But I've always been skeptical of steam mops and their ability to clean my floor. Of course they are a greener option, using only water to clean and disinfect...but how well could they really work? The Eureka Envirosteamer shows just how well a steam mop can work. This steam mop is amazing. It puts out a continuous amount of steam that powers through the toughest and stickiest messes your floor can come up with. Its edge cleaning is outstanding. It's maintenance is effortless. The Eureka Envirosteamer is on my list to purchase for my own home, because it's changed how I mop, forever.
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Pros

  • The Eureka Envirosteamer has a continuous steam design.
  • The Eureka Enirosteamer's thick oversized Magic Cloth works well on absorbing water and dirt.
  • The Envirosteamer comes with a preheating/cool down tray to protect floors.
  • The adjustable handle makes the Envirosteamer storage efficient.
  • The edge and corner cleaning of the Eureka Envirosteamer is amazing.

Cons

  • The Envirosteamer's continuous steam means that care is required in leaving it standing in one spot.
  • Magic cloth may shrink if dried in the dryer.
  • Ideally, a magic cloth for each room would be needed, which adds to the expense.

Description

  • The Eureka Envirosteamer retails for $79.99. Additional magic cloths are available in packages of 2 for $19.99.
  • Owners with hard water may need to periodically run vinegar or a decalcifying product through the steamer.
  • 5.4 lbs.
  • 25 inch power cord.

Guide Review - Eureka EnviroSteamer

Occasionally I try out a new product and it changes how I clean, forever. The Eureka Envirosteamer is one of those products. I've always been a little skeptical of steam mops. If a mop and bucket were good enough for my great grandma, they're good enough for me. But I think even my great grandma would have been over the moon for the Eureka Envirosteamer. Using only water and an oversized magic cloth, the Envirosteamer puts out a continuous amount of steam that removes the worst messes from your floors with very little effort required.

On all surfaces, the Envirosteamer worked magic, removing dirt and stuck on debris from floors I thought were already clean. The low profile and swivel handle made getting under cabinets and into corners easy. The oversized magic cloth mopping pad tucked up into the top of the unit provided the best edge cleaning by a mop that I've ever seen. The continuous steam removed cereal that had been glued to the floor by milk, and left the floor underneath a toddlers booster seat, spotless. Even a ring on a tile floor from a potted plant was removed.

The Envirosteamer comes with a heat up/cool down foam tray to protect floor surfaces. The unit is easily filled with a measuring cup and funnel. An indicator light shows when the unit needs to be refilled.

Although the manufacturer's instructions say that the magic cloth should be rinsed out and line dried to prevent shrinking. I successfully washed my magic cloths in the washing machine on the gentle cycle before line drying them.

With all the products that I test, there are only a small handful that I put on a list to buy for my home. The Eureka Envirosteamer is one of those products.

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User Reviews

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 4 out of 5
Third time's a charm!, Member MomToThreeCats

I love the way it cleans. I only gave it 4 stars because the first Eureka Steam mop lasted2 1/2 months. It was replaced and that one lasted 2 months. The final replacement is now 2 yrs old and no longer under warranty. If it does stop working, I won't have anything to lose with the vinegar although I can't see how it would hurt. The first time I used the first mop, it left water standing on the tile and the tank emptied very quickly. It hasn't happened since with any of the 3 that I've had. The floor seems to stay clean longer than when I used traditional mops.

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