The Bottom Line
- Trigger activated steam allows you to control steam amount.
- Reliable Steamboy removes even tough dirt from laminate, ceramic tile, hardwood floors, and vinyl.
- Maintaining and using the Reliable Steamboy steam mop is nearly effortless.
- The cord length is only 16 inches, too short to use only 1 outlet for most mopping jobs.
- Retail price for the Reliable T1 Steamboy Steam Mop is $99.00 which includes 2 mopping pads.
- Retail price for replacement pads is 9.95 each.
- Another model is available with 6 mopping pads and the T1 Steamboy Steammop for $109.00.
- 16 inch cord length.
- 9 lbs.
- Up to 30 minutes of continuous steam.
- The T1 filter should be replaced every 6 months to 1 year, depending on usage.
- Owners with hard water should use distilled water for optimum results.
- Microfiber pads are machine washable.
Guide Review - Reliable Steamboy Steam Mop
The Steamboy was easy to push on vinyl floors and cleaned most dirt with one easy pass. For stuck on chili and a few stray Dora stickers, a quick 5-7 second burst of steam followed by another quick pass was enough to leave the floor perfect. The vinyl floors dried very quickly.
On ceramic tile floors, the Steamboy turned dingy tile into a gleaming surface. It had some difficulty moving across and cleaning in deep grout lines, and left pooling water and some debris, but on the tile, it shined. Tile floors with more shallow grout lines had much less pooling of water.
On hardwood and laminate
On hardwood and laminate floors, the Steamboy was easy to push. The trigger allowed an intermittent burst of steam and kept too much water from pooling on the floor. Both sealed hardwood and laminate floors tended to dry in streaks, however, much the same as they had after mopping with a regular mop. To prevent streaks it would be necessary to buff the floor with an old towel or cloth.