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H2O Steam Mop

H2O Steam Mop

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The Bottom Line

If you're tired of scrubbing floors, or turned off by the idea of using chemicals to mop, the H2O Steam Mop may be a good choice for you. After a very simple assembly, I poured steam into the reservoir, attached a mopping pad and waited. Within 1 minute the machine was ready. The H2O Mop removed hardened syrup, banana stickers, melted peanut butter in only a few passes. The H2O Steam mop performed best on vinyl, sealed hardwood, and laminate flooring. It cleaned ceramic tile, but tended to leave residue in the grout lines like a sponge mop would do. Pushing the mop wasn't effortless but it wasn't difficult, either.
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Pros

  • The H2O Mop requires only water to clean and disinfect floors.
  • The H2O Mop is easy to use and requires little assembly and maintenance.
  • The H2O Mop is capable of removing the toughest sticky messes nearly effortlessly.

Cons

  • The cord length is shorter than I would have liked.
  • Without care, too much steam can be dispersed leaving floors too wet.

Description

  • Retail price for the H2O mop is $99.99.
  • Replacement pads are available at a cost of 19.99 for two pads.
  • 1 year warranty included.
  • Swivel triangular shaped head make cleaning in tight spaces much easier.
  • 9 lbs.
  • 17 inch cord.
  • Up to 30 minutes of continuous steam.
  • Replace filter every 3 months.
  • Microfiber pads are machine washable.
  • Use tap water and never any cleaning solutions. Residents with hard water can use distilled water for best results.

Guide Review - H2O Steam Mop

Mopping has a reputation as back breaking work...especially if you live in a house filled with small children who spill on a regular basis. Not that I know anyone like that. One of the keys to mopping is to use hot water. The hotter the water, the more effective the mopping will be. But what if the water was so hot it was actually steam?

The H2O Mop uses steam and a microfiber cloth to clean dirt and grime from your floors. Want to know how it performed on our test floors?

Vinyl

On vinyl the H2O mop was perfect. Old stickers, jam residue, dried syrup, and the remnants of a peanut butter sandwich that had been dropped, didn't stand a chance. With a short burst of steam from the trigger and a quick wipe of the pad, the residue was gone. The amount of steam, as controlled by the trigger, was perfect. Floors dried quickly and streak free.

Sealed Hardwood and Laminate

On my sealed hardwood floors, less steam was needed. That was easily accomplished by using the trigger less often. The H2O mop did a nice job on the hardwood floors, although streaking as the floors dried was the same as with a regular mop. I'd hoped that the steam might dry the floors more quickly, eliminating steam, but even using the trigger very little left streaked floors like the ones I find after I mop with a regular mop.

Ceramic Tile

On ceramic tile the mop had some trouble, not with the tile itself. In fact the tile had rarely gleamed so brightly. The problem came with the grout lines. Like other sponge-type push mops, the H2O mop tended to push debris and excess water into the grout lines. If your tile has less pronounced grout lines, the problem might not exist. The test floor had fairly deep grout lines.

Overall the mop did a great job. If your home has vinyl, hardwood, laminate, or tile floors with shallow grout lines, the H2O mop is certainly worth a look.

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User Reviews

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 2 out of 5
Tempermental,, Member jmur91

The mop floods floors, and it does not always work. Sometimes I have had to wait hours for it to generate steam, and continually toping up with water.

12 out of 14 people found this helpful.

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