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Steam mop reviews

We test 16 steam mops in the CHOICE labs, including models from Bissell, Black & Decker, Karcher, and Kenwood.

Last updated: 8th May 2015

Steam mops are a handy household ally that can help you cut down on costly (and sometimes harsh) chemicals in your home. But do they perform any better at cleaning floors than a simple mop and bucket?

We've tested 16 models, priced from $49 to $499, to tell you:

  • what to buy
  • which clean floors best
  • which are easiest to use
  • which have the most features.

Brand reliability and owner satisfaction

A steam mop may be reliable, but does it meet your expectations? For the first time, we've also asked you whether you're satisfied with your steam mop purchases. Our latest brand reliability and brand satisfaction results are featured in our full results (these aren't incorporated into our overall scores). 

For more buying tips, see our new steam mop buying guide and more expert advice here.

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