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List of brands we tested in this review.
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enter value/s in increments of 1 between 45 and 599
Steam mops come in barrel/canister form as well as the more typical stick type and we define both types as being steam mops (steam mops can sometimes be referred to as steam cleaners or steam systems). Steam cleaners which have suction abilities are not part of this category.
Is this a traditional steam mop/cleaner, or does it use an alternate method of cleaning (like a thermal pad).
Time in use (min)
How long you can use steam mop for before tank is empty.
enter value/s in increments of i between 5 and 34
Ease of use score
The ease of use score is made up of: mop head moving score, ease of using the controls, mop reach and replacing the mop pad.
enter value/s in increments of i between 54 and 82
Steam ready indicator
Does the mop have an indicator that says when its ready to work/function with a full head of steam?
A carpet glider attachment is designed to freshen up and rejuvenate your carpets, although we find they won't actually clean them.
A Similar model is identical in most aspects except for a few. This means that a majority of its test results are identical so you can reasonably expect to get the same results from the model we tested, but for those aspects which aren't identical, we'll note these as "Not Tested" in the Compare tables.
A Tested model refers to a model that is still current and available in the Australian market. You should be able to order this model through your local retailer, or find it online.
These models can't be found in retailers or online or are no longer manufactured. You may still find these models on second hand websites, or in second hand dealers. Test methods may change over time, so criteria which can't be directly compared will contain an N/A.
An Identical model is exactly that. Performance characteristics will be identical and the only difference will be something trivial such as colour, which won't have an impact on performance.
These are models we haven't yet tested but that are available.
Included in this review
- CHOICE buy
- Buy now
- Overall score
- Floor wetness score
- Ease of use score
- Brand reliability score
- Brand satisfaction score
- Time in use (min)
- Measured wattage (W)
- Good points
- Bad points
- Product type
- Water tank volume (L)
- Carpet glider
- Telescopic wand
- Removable water tank
- Handheld tool
- Jet nozzle
- Refill while cleaning
- Steam ready indicator
- Steam 'on' lock switch
- Steam 'off' lock switch
- Water low indicator
- Adjustable steam output
- Accessories supplied
- Weight (kg)
- Reach (m)
- Waiting time recommended before reservoir can be filled (min)
- Warranty (years)