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Steam mop reviews

Last updated: 08 May 2020

With so many steam mops on the market, it can be hard to choose the right one for your home. CHOICE does the hard work for you by testing leading brands on tough stains. 

Our steam mop review covers both stick and canister steam mops. Our expert testers try out every steam mop to reveal:

  • what to buy
  • which are easiest to use
  • which have the most features
  • which have the best member-rated reliability scores.

Our interactive comparison tool helps you find out which brands have features like hand-held accessories and jet nozzles and which ones don't leave floors wet. Our Recommended list will help you see quickly which models come out on top.

We've removed our stain removal test since all the steam mops remove stains fairly well (marginal differences), and tiles tend to be sprayed with an anti-stain repellent these days.

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    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.

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      • Floor wetness score
      • Ease of use score
      • Brand reliability score
      • Brand satisfaction score
      • Time in use (min)
      • Measured wattage (W)
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      • Model
      • Price
      • Availability
      • Water tank volume (L)
      • Type
      • 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)
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