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Best steam cleaners 2021 – reviews of the 10 top steam mops

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  • Looking for the best steam cleaner? We’ve reviewed the top ten steam mops from Bissell, Shark, Vax, Black and Decker, Polti, and Kärcher. Steam cleaners come with attachments to clean wall tiles, shower screens, sinks, and (of course) your floors. Much like the best vacuum cleaners, they’re only getting smarter, and the latest models come with convertible designs to get into even the tightest corners in your home.

    Many people use the best steam cleaners to keep marks and stains at bay, but another big advantage of owning a steam mop is the way they kill germs. Steam cleaners kill 99.9% of bacteria, which makes them perfect for bathrooms and kitchen use. What’s more, they do it without any nasty chemicals, just the power of the stream.

    What is the best steam cleaner in 2021?

    Caramel has voted the Vax Steam Fresh Combi S86-SF-C as the best steam cleaner in 2021. Alternatively, if you want something a little more versatile, then the Polti Vaporetto Smart 100_B also comes (very) highly recommended. Read on to check out the full reviews.

    Best steam cleaners

    1. Vax Steam Fresh Combi S86-SF-C

    Best steam cleaner overall

    Vax Steam Fresh Combi S86-SF-C Steam Mop

    Capacity: 460ml
    Dimensions: H: 116cm W: 31cm D: 30cm
    Weight: 3.7kg
    Power: 1600 watts
    Reasons to buy: Onboard tools, handy triangular brush
    Reasons to avoid: Small fill hole

    This upright steam mop has a triangular floorhead as well as the floorhead, two cloths and carpet glider. You can pop the head off to reveal a medium-sized triangular brush perfect for scrubbing.

    This is a traditional upright steam cleaner with a pop-out handheld in the middle for use with detail tools: squeegee with cloth cover for upholstery, concentrator, scraper and four different brushes. Unusually, there’s onboard storage for six tools on the back of the upright. There’s also a mesh bag for the others and lugs for storing the 8m cord.

    The 460ml tank pops off for easy filling. There’s also a 200ml detergent tank and a bottle of detergent included. We used this with the floorhead and carpet glider to clean the tide marks on an old, colourful rug. It worked to great effect and we only needed to switch to the brush a few times.

    It’s ready to use in less than 30 seconds and when you take your finger off the steam trigger it stops 2 seconds later. Steam is variable and powerful on the top setting. We also liked the fact that it can stand up independently when you need to pause cleaning.

    Ideal Home’s rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Read our full Vax Steam Fresh Combi S86-SF-C review

    2. Polti Vaporetto Smart 100_B

    Best powerful steam cleaner

    Capacity: 2 litres
    Dimensions:
    H 52.4 x W32.4 x D32.4 cm
    Weight: 
    5 kg
    Power: 
    1500 watts
    Reasons to buy: Large water tank, can clean under low-lying furniture
    Reasons to avoid: Pricey

    The Polti Vaporetto Smart 100_B has a large 2 litre water tank that feeds the boiler, but you can pop out the tank at any time for a refill without waiting for it to cool down or even disrupting cleaning.

    The body boasts variable steam control and an anti-calc collector. You can stow the cleaning head and two-part tube when not in use, or to pause, and there’s onboard storage for tools. It comes with a squeegee with cloth cover for cleaning upholstery, plus concentrator, scraper and two sizes of nylon brush.

    The floorhead is an unusual shape: neither triangular nor a rectangle. It comes with a floor glider and one cleaning pad. The floorhead is slim to fit under furniture and has a small brush on the back so you can reverse slightly to scrub stains. It also features a small tank for optional detergent.

    Steam took over one minute to heat up and then can stop and start instantly with a press of the trigger. It’s powerful: the lowest setting is similar to the steam offered by most steam mops, the highest setting is much stronger.

    We loved using the Polti. The controls are excellent, the design is practical and it feels weightless in the hand, so much so that you can lift it to clean tiled walls, windows, curtains and more.

    Ideal Home’s rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Read our full Polti Vaporetto Smart 100_B

    3. Black & Decker 10-in-1 Steam Mop FSMH13E10

    Best lightweight steam cleaner

    Capacity: 350 ml
    Dimensions:
    H: 115cm W: 30cm D: 15cm
    Weight: 
    1.9kg
    Power: 
    1300 watts
    Reasons to buy: Lightweight and easy to store
    Reasons to avoid: Short cord

    The design of the Black & Decker 10-in-1 Steam Mop FSMH13E10 is immensely lightweight. It has a great selection of tools and manoeuvrability is easy. It’s also one of the best options in terms of storage, so if you’re short on space, look no further.

    The Black & Decker 10-in-1 Steam Mop FSMH13E10 took just 12 seconds to heat up and start cleaning. You can’t choose different steam levels, so controls are a simple on and off. While it’s great on floors, we did find that tile and wood took a while to dry after use.

    The middle pops out and converts to a handheld. It made quick work of lifting grime from upholstery, tiled walls and more. At this price, it’s a great buy and does more than most steam cleaners.

    Ideal Home’s rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

    Read our full Black & Decker 10-in-1 Steam Mop FSMH13E10

    4. Bissell PowerFresh SlimSteam 2234E

    Best steam cleaner for speedy cleaning

    Bissell PowerFresh SlimSteam 2234E

    Capacity: 300 ml
    Dimensions:
    H: 110cm W: 35cm D: 26cm
    Weight: 
    4.74 kg
    Power: 
    1500 watts
    Reasons to buy: Wall mount for convenient storage
    Reasons to avoid: Handheld function is awkward to use

    Pretty much all convertible steam mops have a handheld that pops out of the middle of the upright cleaner. This, however, is designed more like the best cordless vacuum cleaners. You hold the handheld and then add tubes below to clean floors. As a result, it’s nippy but top-heavy. It won’t stand up by itself then and there’s no carpet glider.

    We liked the design and how easy it was to convert back and forth. We loved the plastic tray that clips to the underside and holds all four supplied tools (concentrator, scraper and two shapes of brush). If your steam cleaning is a mix of floors and fiddly smaller things then the Bissell is hard to beat because your tools are always on board and converting is a doddle.

    There are a great many other thoughtful design touches. The fill hole for the 300ml tank is a good size and it comes with a jug. There’s a Velcro strap for stowing the 7.6m cord. There’s also a mesh bag for if you buy additional tools or don’t want to store them on board.

    Cleaning is versatile and the two steam levels are good enough for all uses. It’s not the most powerful steam on test and yet it’s the cleaner we’d pick up and use again and again.

    Ideal Home’s rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

    Read our full Bissell PowerFresh SlimSteam 2234E

    5. Shark Klik n’Flip Automatic Steam Pocket Mop

    Best powerful steam mop

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    Capacity: 380ml
    Dimensions:
    61 x 46 x 42 cm
    Weight:
    2.8kg
    Power:
    1200 watts
    Reasons to buy: Two-year warranty, quick heating time, lots of accessories
    Reasons to avoid: Big floor pad isn’t great on tough corners

    Uniquely, the Shark’s floorhead and cleaning pad are double-sided, giving you twice the surface area for more cleaning. It comes with a second cleaning pad, too. It’s only designed for cleaning floors, so there are no accessories except a filling jug. We like the way this clips to the pole, so you always have it to hand. There’s space to coil the 8m power cable too.

    There are two steam levels: a button on the front of the body of the cleaner cycles between these and off. It heats up in under 30 seconds.

    On the main side of the pad, you steam clean as normal. The pad is big and rectangular, ideal for cleaning large areas fast. Flip the floorhead back on itself to use the other side, then push the whole machine down to get a powerful steam blast that sprays directly forwards onto the floor.

    After use, squeeze two tabs together on the body of the cleaner and the floorhead comes open, so the cleaning pad falls off into the laundry basket with no need to touch it.

    If you only want a steam cleaner to clean floors, this is powerful and the double-sided floorhead and two cleaning pads mean it can tackle large homes with ease. Check out the best shark vacuums for more options.

    Ideal Home’s rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

    6. Hoover Steam Capsule 2 in 1 CA2IN1D

    Best value steam cleaner

    Hoover Steam Capsule 2 in 1 CA2IN1D review

    Capacity: 350ml
    Dimensions:
    H: 117cm W: 31cm D: 18cm
    Weight:
    3.5kg
    Power:
    1700 watts
    Reasons to buy: Ergonomic, self-standing
    Reasons to avoid: Heavy to steer

    The Hoover Steam Capsule 2 in 1 CA2IN1D is an all-rounder. It’s got a design that many in search of the best steam mop will gravitate towards. Our first impression was that it’s an annoyance to assemble it, as you’ll need a screwdriver. It does look great though, and the handle is very ergonomic.

    It comes with a steam hose and a number of accessories, such as brushes and cloths. There isn’t any on-board storage, but the power cord is long, at 7 metres.

    You can pop out the handheld from the back of the Hoover Steam Capsule, and there are three levels of steam controls to choose from. It’s possible to pop off the steam head, leaving a scrubby triangular brush which is amazing at picking up stubborn areas of dirt and grime.

    Ideal Home’s rating: 4 out of 5 stars 

    Read our full Hoover Steam Capsule 2 in 1 CA2IN1D review

    7. Kärcher SC 2 Upright EasyFix

    Best steam mop for hard floors

    Karcher SC2 Upright Easyfix Steam Cleaner

    Capacity: 400ml
    Dimensions:
    H: 119cm W: 17cm D: 31cm
    Weight:
    2.5kg
    Power:
    1600 watts
    Reasons to buy: Great on hard floors, slim and nifty design
    Reasons to avoid: No carpet glider

    The Kärcher SC 2 Upright EasyFix is powerful and easy to control. It doesn’t come with carpet attachments, but its ‘stick’-style design is reminiscent of a cordless vacuum cleaner, which is very pleasing for those who love the convenience. You can even clip away the cord so it doesn’t get stuck underfoot.

    In terms of attachments, it’s a little minimal. It just comes with one microfiber pad for the floorhead and a descaling cartridge. There is no spare for when the pad is in the wash, and nothing for carpets either.

    On hard floors it was very effective, with strong steam that lifts dirt with ease. There’s also a descaling cartridge to tackle limescale in tap water: the machine alerts you when it’s time to replace it.

    Ideal Home’s rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Read our full Kärcher SC 2 Upright EasyFix review

    8. Thane H2O HD

    Best folding steam cleaner

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    Capacity: 450 ml
    Dimensions:
    125cm (H) x 32cm (W) x 28cm (D)
    Weight:
    3.4 kg
    Power:
    1500 watts
    Reasons to buy: Can fold away nicely, long power cord
    Reasons to avoid:

    This upright steam cleaner boasts a “why didn’t I think of that” design which folds in half for easy storage in smaller cupboards. Simply squeeze the circles on both sides to fold it. And you can wrap the 6m cord around lugs for storage, even when it’s folded. The curvy green and black design, with colourful lights, is attractive too.

    Assembling it for first use requires a screwdriver to attach the triangular floorhead, which comes with one cloth and a carpet glider. After that, it stays on and you pop out the middle bit if you want to convert to handheld cleaning. The fill hole on the 450ml tank is very small but there’s no funnel.

    The Thane boasts three steam levels but all switches are on the front of the handheld, so you have to reach down to turn it on or off, or change setting. As an upright, you must use the floorhead. The concentrator nozzle and two brushes attach directly to the handheld.

    There’s also a 30-inch extension hose to which you can connect the window squeegee (with cloths to adapt it for garments and upholstery) or duster attachment. The latter was our favourite tool thanks to its “coral” cover with fat, absorbent cloth fingers that pick up dust brilliantly.

    Startup takes around 30 seconds but after that it’s quick and responsive. Aside from a few niggles, we liked the design and it cleaned floors and more well.

    Ideal Home’s rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

    9. Kärcher SC5 Easyfix

    Best canister steam cleaner

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    Capacity: 2 litres
    Dimensions:
    43.90 x 30.10 x 30.50 cm
    Weight:
    6 kg
    Power:
    2200 watts
    Reasons to buy: Removes extremely stubborn dirt, works on carpet, 6m cord
    Reasons to avoid: You have to wait for it to heat up

    This premium, cylinder-style steam cleaner is a completely different animal from a steam mop. It does an outstanding job of cleaning so much more than floors and it can keep cleaning for hours. It has a 6m cord and a large 1.5 litre water tank and the water is then pumped into a pressurised steam tank. This means you can refill the machine at any time, even when it’s in use, without pausing your cleaning.

    The only downside of its constant, powerful steam is that you must wait 3 minutes for it to come up to temperature initially. Tools and onboard storage are superb. The 2m hose can be extended with one or both sections of lance, for cleaning floors and high-up or hard-to-reach places.

    Then you can attach various tools. There’s a large, rectangular floor head which comes with two Velcro cloths and a clip-on carpet glider. This steam cleaner also has a large square brush with cloth and large round brush – with space on the Kärcher to stow.

    But there’s more! Lift a flap on the cleaner’s body and you’ll also find a small, round brush for detailed cleaning and a concentrator nozzle. Outstanding selection of steam cleaning tools and storage. The only thing it’s missing that we care about is a window squeegee. However, Kärcher offers a wide selection of accessories if you care about this or other tools.

    Cleaning was outstanding – the floor head is much more than a floor head. It’s on a lightweight lance, so we found ourselves instinctively lifting it up and cleaning the bathroom’s tiled walls, right up to the ceiling. This took two minutes and the room has never been so clean. You could do the same with a mattress. This is steam cleaning in 3D.

    Steam is highly controllable, with a trigger under your finger and a dial on the body. The top setting didn’t seem OTT but dialling it back to its lowest setting was very impressive. Wooden floors were treated gently and were left nearly dry. The Karcher steam cleaner’s tools are equally impressive. We had to dial it back to avoid the bathroom becoming a steam room.

    Ideal Home’s rating: 5 out of 5 stars 

    10. Bissell Vac & Steam

    Best vacuum and steam cleaner combi

    Best-steam-cleaners-mops-Bissell-Vac-n-Steam

    Capacity: 380 ml
    Dimensions:
    28 x 23 x 118cm
    Weight:
    4.8kg
    Power:
    1600 watts
    Reasons to buy: Easy to fill water tank, 3-year-guarantee
    Reasons to avoid: No handheld cleaning tools

    The first rule of mopping or steam cleaning is that you vacuum first. You lift as much dust and hair as possible dry, then use water to lift the remaining grime. It therefore makes sense to have a machine that does both.

    This Bissell does double duty, with a cyclonic vacuum cleaner followed by a steam mop. There are no handheld cleaning tools, it’s just for floors. It’s heavy (4.4kg) but does the job of two appliances.

    Vacuuming is straightforward: stiff brushes help lift dirt but there’s no rotating brush bar. For steam cleaning you just need to fill the 380ml tank and add the fabric pad (it comes with two, one plain and one with lines to scrub dirt, each with a pocket for adding an optional fragrance disc). There’s no carpet glider because it’s really designed for hard floors.

    The cyclonic vacuum is bagless, with a 950ml dust container. There are two steam levels and it takes just under 30 seconds to heat up. There’s an anti calc filter and lugs to store the 7.6m cable when not in use.

    You can use each feature independently but the Bissell Vac & Steam is at its best when you use both at once to save time. You can whizz round the house at double speed if dirt isn’t too ingrained.

    The Bissell is a jack of all trades, master of none. But it comes quite close to mastering both jobs. If you want to vacuum and mop every time it’s well worth your consideration.

    Ideal Home’s rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

    Black Friday steam cleaner deals

    Last year we saw some amazing Black Friday steam cleaner deals on brands like Bissell, Hoover, Vax, Black and Decker, Polti, and Kärcher. While many steam cleaners are available for under £100, some of the most expensive models on the market received some of the biggest discounts. The Polti Vaporetto Smart 100_B received a £50 discount, and we’re expecting more of the same great deals on some, if not all, of the best steam cleaners in our guide.

    The best places to look for Black Friday steam cleaner deals would be Amazon, Argos, Curry’s, and (if you want their steam cleaner) Shark.

    How we test our steam cleaners

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    Image credit: Black & Decker

    Our tester Caramel has decades of experience of reviewing technology products, writing for, among others, The Evening Standard, The Express, The Guardian, The Independent, The Mail on Sunday, The Sunday Mirror, The Telegraph and The Sunday Times. She’s long been part of the Ideal Home family, and knows exactly what you’re looking for in a good steam cleaner. And when it comes to steamers, she’s an expert, having tried out the best clothing steamers for this year too.

    With two teenage children and a pet dog to clean up after, Caramel has been able to give each steam cleaner a rigorous test at home over several weeks. She’s looked at every aspect of each cleaner, taking into account its ability to clean, to manoeuvre (taking into account its weight and the reach of its cable), the tools that come with it and therefore its versatility, and how easy it is to control.

    How much should I spend on a steam cleaner?

    The most straightforward steam mops start at £50, but up to £150 is average for a convertible upright. These are steam mops that double as smaller, handheld cleaners. Budget upwards of £300 for a cylinder model with much more steam power.

    What are the different types of steam cleaner?

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    Image credit: Dupray

    Steam mop

    If you only want to steam clean floors, consider a simple machine that doesn’t convert to a handheld. It will be light, easy to manoeuvre and you won’t have to store fiddly tools that you’ve no intention of using.

    Convertible steam cleaner

    A.k.a. 2-in-1 cleaners, these are upright steam mops where the steam generator can pop out from the middle to be used as a smaller, handheld cleaner. They come with various tools for steam cleaning smaller stuff.

    Cylinder steam cleaner

    For the ultimate in powerful, long-lasting steam, get a cylinder cleaner. They generate a constant flow of strong steam that make light work of anything. But they take up more cupboard space.

    What else should I look for in a steam cleaner?

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    Image credit: Vax

    1. Variable steam

    If you have wooden floors, avoid models that don’t let you adjust the level of steam. You’ll want to dial back steam to its lowest setting to avoid damaging them. A good steam cleaner can use a small amount of steam, then pick up the moisture with the floorcloth, so the floor is left nearly dry. If in doubt, check with your flooring supplier in case they advise against steam cleaning.

    2. Powerful steam

    At top whack, powerful steam is great for loosening stubborn grime. For example, you can bring old oven grills back to life or finally get bathroom taps squeaky clean.

    3. Steam cleaner tools

    Convertibles and cylinders come with smaller tools as well as a floorhead. Expect brushes for scrubbing and a concentrator nozzle for a precise, powerful jet of steam. A mid-sized cleaning head with cloth is great for furniture and a squeegee is handy if you want to clean windows. If a steam cleaner comes with lots of tools, bonus points if it also comes with a way to store them.

    4. Steam cleaner cord length

    This may matter, depending on where your power sockets are. We found a 4m cord was too short to reach our bathroom.

    Sours: https://www.idealhome.co.uk/buying-guide-reviews/best-steam-cleaners-best-steam-mops-198043

    The 8 Best Steam Cleaners of 2021

    McCulloch Heavy Duty Steam Cleaner

    McCulloch MC1275 Heavy-Duty Steam Cleaner Review

    Surface Type: Flooring/appliances/countertops/tile/grout/outdoor furniture | Dimensions: 13.5 x 10.5 x 17.2 inches | Weight: 10 pounds | Tank Capacity: 48 ounces | Heating Time: 8 minutes | Wattage: 1500

    What We Like
    • Multi-surface cleaner

    • Large water tank

    • 18 attachments

    • Long steam hose

    What We Don't Like
    • Relatively long heating time

    This powerful steam cleaner has a 48-ounce tank and outputs steam at 43 PSI, with a rate of up to 37 grams per minute. The mighty McCulloch takes 8 minutes to heat and offers up to 45 minutes of steam, great for cleaning sealed floors and grout lines, appliances, kitchen or bath fixtures, upholstery, and more. If you have a cleaning marathon ahead of you, a button on the hose engages continuous steam so you can move freely through your space.

    With powerful steam output and plenty of attachments to address a variety of cleaning needs, the McCulloch Heavy Duty Steam Cleaner is a versatile option that will meet most household needs. We especially like this steam cleaner's mobility, thanks to the rolling wheels and almost 10-foot long steam hose. When paired with one of the 18 included attachments, you can reach high areas (like ceilings) or easily access deep crevices (for instance, between appliances).

    What Testers Say

    "When used in a small and relatively clean place like a bathroom, this product works well. It's easy to maneuver in small, awkward spaces—like grimy shower corners—and not having to hold the base saves you energy while cleaning. When used in larger spaces that have messier floors, like the kitchen, this product is less effective."—Kaitlyn Wylde, Product Tester

    Shark Genius Steam Pocket Mop System (S5003D)

    Shark Genius Steam Pocket Mop Review

    Surface Type: Flooring | Dimensions: 47.1 x 13.8 x 7 inches | Weight: 5.77 pounds | Tank Capacity: 350 milliliters | Heating Time: 6 minutes | Wattage: 1,400

    What We Like
    • Lightweight

    • Budget-friendly

    • Reusable cleaning pads

    For an affordable steam cleaner mop, check out the easy-to-use Shark Genius Pocket Steam Mop. With its low price and reusable, double-sided cleaning pads, this mop will save you money in both the short and long term. Its swiveling Genius head delivers three levels of steam to freshen and sanitize your floors. A Steam Blaster option gives you the ability to send a direct column of steam to power through sticky messes or soiled spots.

    What Testers Say

    "The blackened mop pad is proof that the Shark steam mop really does clean floors. Our one complaint is that we wish that it took less effort to scrub; we really had to push hard to remove anything stuck to the floor."—Joline Buscemi, Product Tester

    Poulan PRO PP270 Portable Power Steam Cleaner

    "Small but Mighty:" Poulan Pro Portable Steam Cleaner Review

    Surface Type: Flooring/carpet/upholstery | Dimensions: 11 x 5.3 x 10.9 inches | Weight: 6.3 pounds | Tank Capacity: 25 ounces | Heating Time: 5 minutes | Wattage: 1,500

    What We Like
    • Lightweight

    • Long power cord

    • Multi-surface cleaner

    • Heats quickly

    What We Don't Like
    • Not ideal cord management

    Shine your tile and clean your grout with this steam cleaner from Poulan PRO. This model is ideal for cleaning tile floors, thanks to the included steam mop attachment. Unlike other cleaners, the steam trigger locks, so you won't have to hold it down while cleaning large areas of tile. The lock eliminates hand strain and makes things run quicker. Two included microfiber pads give a thorough clean to sealed floors, including tile, laminate, marble, and more.

    If you're looking to clean tile grout lines in the kitchen or bathroom, use the nozzle or included accessory brushes to lift dirt and grime. A 15-foot power cord helps to ensure that you can reach the corners of your shower or the edges of your kitchen backsplash without having to carry or constantly lift the steam cleaner. "While you're cleaning your floor tiles with your steam cleaner, baseboards are also a good area to tackle with a steam cleaner," says Simonelli. "[They're] otherwise often forgotten or tedious to clean on your hands and knees."

    This model heats in just 5 minutes, so it'll be ready for your next home cleaning project in no time.

    What Testers Say

    "This steamer is the perfect cleaning tool for families. I love having an effective way to remove stubborn dirt and stains that don’t require any cleaning product or chemicals for my home. When I steam clean, I know I’m killing germs and removing dirt and grime safely."—Deanna McCormack, Product Tester

    The 9 Best Tile Floor Cleaners of 2021

    Dupray

    Surface Type: Flooring/carpet/upholstery/tile/car interior | Dimensions: 10.5 x 10.5 x 9.5 inches | Weight: 9 pounds | Tank Capacity: 54 ounces | Heating Time: 7 minutes | Wattage: 1,500

    What We Like
    • Large water tank

    • Long power cord

    • Multi-surface cleaner

    What We Don't Like
    • Difficult to store

    • Sometimes expels too much water

    The Dupray NEAT Multi-Purpose Steam Cleaner includes a floorhead attachment for large surface areas, like your living room carpet or large area rugs. The steam cleaner comes equipped with wet/dry pads that attach to the floor-head, but it’s worth noting that you can use any towel or microfiber cloth for this purpose.

    The cube-like shape of the 10.5 x 9.5 inch Dupray Multipurpose Steam Cleaner isn’t the only thing that makes it unique. Aside from functioning in all the ways you would expect of a steam cleaner (kitchen clean-up, bathroom duty, wrinkle eliminator), this model is also suitable for steam cleaning carpets. It helps eliminate dirt, dust mites, and other unwelcome inhabitants of your carpet fibers and uses no chemicals.

    With a tank capacity of 54 ounces and up to 50 minutes of run time, use this steam cleaner to refresh your living room after entertaining or freshen up carpeted bedrooms, hallways, stairs, and more.

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    Bissell 1544A PowerFresh Lift-Off Pet Steam Mop

    Bissell PowerFresh Pet Lift-Off Steam Mop Review

    Surface Type: Flooring/countertops/tile/grout | Dimensions: 13.2 x 11.14 x 44.7 inches | Weight: 10.6 pounds | Tank Capacity: 13.5 ounces | Heating Time: 0.5 minutes | Wattage: 1,500

    What We Like
    • Multi-surface cleaner

    • 13 accessories

    • Detachable handheld cleaner

    • Heats quickly

    What We Don't Like
    • Relatively small water tank

    With two modes of operation, the Bissell PowerFresh Lift-Off Pet Steam Mop is a versatile steam cleaner suited for any home (whether or not you have pets). The 13 included accessories include helpful tools like bristle scrub brushes, a window squeegee, a grout cleaning tool, a fabric steamer, and more.

    This multi-purpose steam cleaner functions as an upright unit with a floor cleaning attachment and stretchy microfiber cleaning pads. The body of the mop detaches for use a handheld steam cleaner, which makes it easy to transition between surfaces and tackling hard-to-read areas. You can opt for continuous steam to clean larger spaces more thoroughly, and the high and low steam settings give you the right power for each task.

    Note that the water tank is somewhat tricky to fill due to its angle but holds 13.5 ounces and heats up in 30 seconds.

    What Testers Say

    "What's great about this product is it's more versatile than your average steam mop. The body detaches from the handle, which allowed us to use it as a handheld device with several different attachments, including a steam brush, scraper, and squeegee." —Brie Dyas, Product Tester

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    BISSELL Steam Shot™ Handheld Cleaner

    Bissell Steam Shot Handheld Hard Surface Steam Cleaner Review

    Surface Type: Flooring/countertops/tile/grout/glass/wood | Dimensions: 12.9 x 8.1 x 9 inches | Weight: 3 pounds | Tank Capacity: 6.6 ounces | Heating Time: 0.5 minutes | Wattage: 1,000

    What We Like
    • Budget-friendly

    • Heats quickly

    • Multi-surface cleaner

    • Lightweight

    A handheld steam cleaner is a great option for small tasks both inside and outside of the home. The Bissell Steam Shot Deluxe Hard Surface Cleaner weighs about 3 pounds but has a generous 20-foot power cord, giving you plenty of reach to tackle messes in the bathroom or kitchen or to banish wrinkles from clothing.

    This cleaner includes an impressive number of valuable attachments that make the most of its abilities (and minimize some of its shortcomings). These include an accessory nozzle, a detail brush tool, a flat scraping tool, an angle concentrator tool, a grout brush tool, a fabric steamer tool, and a window squeegee tool.

    The Steam Shot has a 6.6-ounce water tank, which is smaller than most steam cleaners, but in keeping with the petite size. As a result, it has a more limited run time, making this an excellent option for quicker clean-ups.

    What Testers Say

    "Because the water tank is so small—just 6.6 ounces—we found ourselves being economical with the power button. While it's not hard to refill the canister, it is a hassle, so we relied on the included accessories even more."—Kaitlyn Wylde, Product Tester

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    Steamfast SF-370WH Multi-Purpose Steam Cleaner Review

    Surface Type: Flooring/carpet/tile/countertops/wood/upholstery | Dimensions: 15.3 x 12 x 8.5 inches | Weight: 8.5 pounds | Tank Capacity: 45 ounces | Heating Time: 8 minutes | Wattage: 1,500

    What We Like
    • Large water tank

    • Multi-surface cleaner

    • Kills germs

    What We Don't Like
    • Relatively long heating time

    A steam mop attachment and two microfiber pads make this unit ready to thoroughly sanitize your floors right out of the box. This Steamfast canister cleaner glides across sealed hardwood, laminate, tile, and other hard floors—leaving no residue behind and eliminating dirt in its path.

    It comes equipped with a 45-ounce tank for up to 45 minutes of cleaning power. Like all boiler-equipped steam cleaners, you’ll need to allow 8 minutes for the unit to warm up and start producing steam.

    What Testers Say

    "The 45-ounce tank is great for cleaning, but it makes it larger overall as a portable cleaner. It's easy enough to use and move within a room, but it is cumbersome to carry when the tank is full." —Katie Begley, Product Tester

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    Steamfast SF-1000 JULE Steam Jewelry Cleaner

    Surface Type: Metal jewelry | Dimensions: 10.1 x 6.1 x 10.5 inches | Weight: 3.6 pounds | Tank Capacity: 12 ounces | Heating Time: 4 minutes | Wattage: 900

    What We Like
    • Lightweight

    • Compact

    • Heats quickly

    What We Don't Like
    • Only works with metal jewelry

    A steam cleaner for jewelry is an easy, chemical-free way to brighten up jewelry and make diamonds sparkle. It’s effective at restoring shine to precious metals, like silver, gold, or platinum. Best of all, the Steamfast JULE requires no chemical solutions while still eliminating bacteria.

    Keep in mind that some stones are a no-go for steam cleaning. You should always check with your jeweler if you have any doubts about whether your precious stones are safe to clean this way.

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    Steam cleaners help keep our homes safe and clean by blitzing bacteria off all manner of floors and surfaces. Heat treatment requires nothing but tap water, meaning you can steer clear of harsh chemical cleaning products, and it has been shown to be effective at killing viruses like coronavirus.

    In fact, the Government advises using a steam cleaner to disinfect items that you can’t launder or clean using regular detergents, such as soft furnishings, upholstery and mattresses.

    Here are the GHI's top-rated steam cleaners:

    How do I choose a steam cleaner?

    There are two main types of steam cleaner, so consider what you want from yours before you buy:

    Steam mops

    Compact and lightweight, steam mops are easy to set up and use. They work like regular mops but are much more powerful cleaners. Their handles have built-in water tanks that heat up in about 20 seconds. They'll need refilling more often than cylinder cleaners (below) as they're smaller, but this makes them far easier to manoeuvre around your home. Many come with a swivel head for reaching under furniture and kitchen appliances.

    Though best at cleaning sealed hard floors, many steam mops can also refresh carpets and rugs when used with an attachable carpet glider. Most of the mops in our top 10 are 2-in-1 models that double up as handheld unitsfor cleaning hobs and tiles.

    Cylinder steam cleaners

    Cylinder steam cleaners tend to be heavy, but they have wheels to minimise the need for lugging. They tend to offer the same functions as two-in-one steam mops, only with a more powerful steam output and a higher capacity water tank that needs less frequent refilling. They often come with multiple attachments that connect to the hose and tackle a range of household tasks. Some models can be used on upholstery but others won’t be suitable.

    Key features to look out for

    In addition to accessories, there are some extra features you may wish to consider:

    Water tank capacity

    The smaller the water tank, the more often you’ll have to top it up. The larger the tank, the longer it’ll take to heat up before it’s ready to use, but it will last longer. Cylinder models tend to have large capacities, with some holding up to two litres, while steam mops tend to hold up to 450ml. Note whether the tank is detachable and easy to fill at the tap, or if you need to fill it with a jug (these are sometimes included).

    Time to heat up full tank

    How long a steam cleaner takes to heat up before it starts pumping out steam is largely determined by the size of the tank. This may be as little as 20 seconds for a steam mop and two minutes for a cylinder, but exact timings can vary greatly between models.

    Variable steam

    Every model in our top 10, bar our budget handheld buy, offers variable steam settings, be it an adjustable control dial or buttons. However, if you’re only going to be using your machine for quick and simple tasks, one steam mode should get the job done just as well.

    What steam cleaner accessories do I need?

    The majority of steam cleaners come equipped with attachable accessories suited to an array of household chores. Standard steam mops that don’t have a detachable handheld unit usually only come with additional cleaning pads.

    Cylinders and 2-in-1 mops, meanwhile, tend to feature extra tools such as scrubbing brushes, scrapers and grout cleaners for super-thorough cleaning. Other attachments for specific surfaces may include upholstery tools, ironing attachments for curtains and squeegees for windows and glass. Some models come with detergent, but this merely provides a fresh scent, rather than extra cleaning power.

    How we test

    Our team at the Good Housekeeping Institute tests every steam cleaner on ceramic tiles, vinyl floors, inside an oven, gas hobs, windows, and, if applicable, carpet. We make sure to use them in the same way you would at home.

    We test steam mops on hard flooring, noting how long it takes to remove food stains and muddy deposits. We look at how easy it is to move the mop around awkward areas and judge whether the floor looks shiny and streak-free after cleaning.

    With cylinders and two-in-one models, we also test their attachments. We use the scrubbing brushes to remove dried food from the hob and clean tiles and grouting, and we put the squeegee to work brightening windows and glass shower doors. We use the carpet attachment to clean muddy footprint marks. We also look at whether the controls are easy to navigate, how quickly the cleaner heats up and if the attachments are easy to fit.

    1

    Best steam cleaner and best cylinder steam cleaner

    Kärcher SC5 EasyFix Premium Steam Cleaner
    kaercher.com

    £499.99

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    Score: 93/100

    Kärcher's most powerful steam cleaner is a large cylinder model that comes equipped with ample accessories to cover most household cleaning tasks. We found it straightforward to put together and quiet in use. There's no need to worry about running out of steam before you finish your chores (not literally, anyway!), thanks to a high-capacity 1.5-litre water tank and 0.5-litre steam boiler reservoir. The tank heats up in a surprisingly speedy three minutes and offers a great range of steam outputs.

    This steam cleaner scored top marks for cleaning ceramic tiles in a mess-free fashion and it left vinyl flooring shiny without the need for scrubbing. It left our windows spotless and they dried quickly. It only dropped a couple of marks in our oven and hob cleaning tests, too.

    The only downside was that it produced a lot of steam quickly, and with that came excess water, which meant some mopping up between cleaning. Still, this seems a small price to pay given its all-round excellent performance.

    Key specifications
    Type: Cylinder
    Water tank capacity:
    1.5L + 0.5L
    Weight:
    6kg
    Cord length:
    6m
    Wattage:
    2200W
    Variable steam?: 
    Yes
    Included accessories:
    Small and large round brushes, detail nozzle, extension tubes, decalcifying powder sachets
    Guarantee: 3 years

    Read the full Karcher SC5 EasyFix Premium Steam Cleaner review

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    Runner-up steam cleaner and best steam mop

    Polti Vaporetto SV440 Double Steam Mop
    amazon.co.uk

    £77.99

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    Score: 92/100

    If you prefer uprights to cylinders, look to this Polti model. Its flexible joint helps you clean under furniture and kitchen appliances, and its long 7.5-metre flex means you won't need to keep switching plug sockets. The water tank heats up in just 15 seconds, but it takes several seconds longer to emit steam, even when the ready light is on. 

    There's a variable steam dial and we found the trigger switch on both the stick and handheld unit handy. It's fitted with an anti-calc filter and there's the option of adding freshener to perfume the steam when cleaning and refreshing surfaces. 

    Performance-wise, it fared better on hard and sealed floors than carpet, where it struggled to remove embedded stains. The built-in bristles at the rear of the floorhead efficiently scrubbed stubborn grime off vinyl, but the bristles on the included round brush started to bend after tackling stubborn food remnants. 

    Key specifications
    Type: 2-in-1 mop
    Water tank capacity: 0.3L
    Weight: 2.4kg
    Cord length: 7.5m
    Wattage: 1800W
    Variable steam?: Yes
    Included accessories: Small nylon brushes, small brush with window cleaning fitting, carpet accessory, steam concentrator, washable microfibre cloth, sockette, funnel
    Guarantee: 2 years

    3

    Best steam cleaner for ovens

    Hoover Steam Capsule 2-in-1 CA2IN1D

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    Score: 88/100

    This robustly built steam cleaner has a triangular brush that can detach from the floorhead for scrubbing and deep cleaning. It offers low, medium and high steam settings and can convert into a handheld for tackling windows and worktops. It cleaned our oven of stubborn food deposits in less the seven minutes, which is a lot quicker than we could manage manually. 

    It comes with a great range of tools, including a carpet glider, but the round brush's bristles bent out of place after only one use. Floor cleaning requires screwing the handle into the main body - there's no need for a screwdriver, but it's stiff and fiddly all the same. We found the trigger switch uncomfortable to hold down for long periods and would have preferred a wider hole for refilling the 350ml water tank. That all said, it feels reasonably priced at just shy of £100. 

    Key specifications
    Type: 2-in-1 mop
    Water tank capacity: 0.35L
    Weight: 3.5kg
    Cord length: 7m
    Wattage: 1700W
    Variable steam?: Yes
    Included accessories: Carpet glider, copper round brush, deep cleaning pipe, detail brush tool, window squeegee tool
    Guarantee:
    1 year

    4

    Best steam cleaner for awkward spaces

    Shark Floor & Handheld Steam Cleaner S6005UK

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    Score: 87/100

    If you're struggling to clean awkward spaces properly, this steam cleaner can help - once you get past the fiddly assembly requiring a screwdriver, that is. It has an extra-long flex, allowing you to clean all surfaces from one plug socket, and the mophead is easily maneuverable, turning into corners and tilting to reach under furniture. It comes with lots of useful tools and you can order more online, but we'd have liked a window squeegee and carpet glider in the box. 

    Its multiple steam settings include a steam blast feature for eradicating embedded floor stains, but there's no way of telling when the steam is ready until it starts emitting. The mophead detaches at the press of a button, no handling required, but the cloths shrunk when we washed them according to the manufacturer's instructions. It's not freestanding and the handle isn't telescopic, but it can also be used as a handheld. It's a trusty choice if you've got a lot of cleaning to do and not much time to do it!

    Key specifications
    Type: 2-in-1 mop
    Water tank capacity: 0.5L
    Weight: 2.8kg
    Cord length: 8m
    Wattage: 1050W
    Variable steam?: Yes
    Included accessories: Concentration nozzle, steam blast scrubbing tool, copper brush, steam crevice tool, small above the floor pocket tool, filling flask, dirt grip pads
    Guarantee:
    2 years

    5

    Best handheld steam cleaner

    Hoover SteamJet Handy
    currys.co.uk

    £49.99

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    Score: 86/100 

    It's hard to beat a reliable handheld steam cleaner for battling the most stubborn stains on your worktops and windows. This model cleverly concentrates its steam on one small area at a time to prevent messy splattering. It cleaned the inside of our oven in no time and the included wide window squeegee covered a large surface area of glass efficiently. However, this wasn't an enjoyable task, as the unit felt heavy and its handle proved too chunky to use comfortably for long periods. 

    We like the choice of wet and dry steam modes, and the trigger switch has a safety lock if you're worried about small children playing with it. Unfortunately, it takes over two-and-a-half minutes to heat up the water tank, which is longer than it takes to tackle most basic cleaning jobs! Said tank isn't see-through, either, meaning it has to fully run out of water before you know it needs refilling. With these downsides in mind, we'd only use it when we've got a lot of grime to clean. If its bulky weight doesn't put you off, it's an affordable and highly effective dirt blaster. 

    Key specifications
    Type: Handheld
    Water tank capacity: 0.37L
    Weight: 1.74kg
    Cord length: 5m
    Wattage: 1000W
    Variable steam?: Yes
    Included accessories: Deep cleaning conical pipe, refresh conical pipe, curved nozzle, round brush, copper brush, comb nozzle, shovel plate, scraper, multi-purpose nozzle, measuring jug, descaling tool, textile pad
    Guarantee:
    1 year

    6

    Best steam cleaner for carpets

    Polti Vaporetto Pro_95 Turbo Steam Cleaner
    amazon.co.uk

    £294.99

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    Score: 86/100

    This versatile cylinder model with adjustable steam output boasts a useful “turbo steam” function for banishing stubborn stains. The handy display unit lets you know when the 1.3-litre water tank is ready to go (in about six minutes) and when it needs refilling. It comes with plenty of attachments, including a carpet accessory for sanitising and refreshing carpets and soft furnishings. Everything fits onboard the machine for convenience and the full setup requires less storage space than most.

    We were highly impressed with its cleaning performance. It was especially good at cleaning carpets, ceramic tiles and sealed floors, removing muddy stains with ease. The bristly brush at the back of the floorhead successfully scrubbed embedded dirt from our carpets, softening and lifting grime away without damaging the fibres. 

    Unfortunately, when cleaning smaller surfaces like ovens and hobs, the steam caused dirt to splatter onto the surrounding worktops, meaning more time cleaning. It's bulky and heavy when full and the flex is on the short side, meaning you may require an extension lead at times. Niggles aside, if you’re looking for a durable and efficient all-in-one, it's a worthy investment.

    Key specifications
    Type: Cylinder
    Water tank capacity:
    1.3L
    Weight:
    5.8kg
    Cord length:
    3.75m
    Wattage:
    1100W
    Variable steam?:
    Yes 
    Included accessories: Small nylon brushes, small brass bristle brush, detail nozzle, carpet glider, anti-limescale sachets, microfibre protection covers for brushes
    Guarantee: 
    1 year

    Read the full Polti Vaporetto Pro_95 Turbo Steam Cleaner review 

    7

    Best steam cleaner for hard floors

    Shark Klik n' Flip Automatic Steam Mop S6003UK
    amazon.co.uk

    £99.00

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    Score: 86/100

    This Shark steam mop offers three steam levels, so you can select the necessary setting for each task. Its 350ml water tank heats up in under 30 seconds, but there's no indicator light to tell you when it's ready. It emits steam through the double-sided floorhead - simply flip it over for twice the cleaning area per machine-washable pad, before pressing the button to release and reload touch-free.

    Its cleaning performance on hard floors was impressive, scoring just shy of top marks on vinyl flooring. It dried quickly and the cleaner left it shiny. Reaching under furniture and kitchen appliances was easy and the powerful steam blast feature helped to break up tough stains. 

    It has a long cord, but it felt quite heavy in use, and note that it’s only designed for use on hard and sealed floors. It's not free-standing, there's no detachable handheld unit and extra accessories must be ordered separately. 

    Key specifications
    Type: Mop
    Water tank capacity:
    0.35L
    Weight:
    2.8kg
    Cord length:
    8m
    Wattage:
    1200W
    Variable steam?: Yes
    Included accessories:
    2 x double-sided cleaning pads for floorhead
    Guarantee:
    3 years

    Read the full Shark Klik n' Flip Automatic Steam Mop S6003UK review

    8

    Best budget steam cleaner

    Vytronix 10-in-1 Multifunction Steam Mop STM01

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    Score: 85/100

    This affordable steam mop is lightweight, compact and ideal for common spills and big clean-ups alike. Its removable 450ml water tank heats up rapidly and offers a decent range of steam outputs, but it takes a few seconds to register a reduction in power. 

    It scored highly in all our cleaning tests, leaving tiles shining and easily lifting dried-on stains from vinyl flooring. As a handheld, it cleaned our gas hob quickly. The oven results were similar, but removing dried-on dirt required some further scrubbing. It left out windows smeary, too. 

    It comes with an array of tools, including a grout cleaner, and its rotating triangular floorhead proved helpful when reaching into corners and awkward areas. It moved clunkily over hard flooring but we loved how comfortable it felt to hold and use. Overall, it offers fantastic value for money at under £35.

    Key specifications
    Type: 2-in-1 mop
    Water tank capacity:
    0.45L
    Weight:
    2.8kg
    Cord length:
    6
    Wattage:
    1300W
    Variable steam?: Yes
    Included accessories:
    Medium brush, carpet glider, grout cleaner, scraper tool, ironing attachment
    Guarantee:
     1 year

    Read the full Vytronix 10-in-1 Multifunction Steam Mop STM01 review

    9

    Best steam cleaner for cleaning windows

    Dupray Neat Multi-Use Steam Cleaner DUP020WUK
    amazon.co.uk

    £159.99

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    Score: 85/100

    This cube-shaped steam cleaner is neat and stylish, with a wide range of functions and accessories. It's an effective machine that can reach a steam temperature of 135C , but its powerful steam output of 120g/min may prove too much for lighter cleaning jobs. It's heavy, weighing 5.6kg with a full tank of water, and it takes more than eight minutes to heat up. If time isn't an issue, it offers good value for its cleaning power and the range of jobs it tackles.

    We were particularly pleased with its window cleaning ability. It blasted away embedded dirt, drying quickly and leaving the glass shiny and smear-free. It cleaned vinyl flooring with just as much ease, but it's too bulky to reach underneath appliances, despite its swivel floorhead. It proved less efficient at oven cleaning - despite softening and lifting dirt away, it splattered a lot of food deposits around the oven.

    Key specifications
    Type: Cylinder
    Water tank capacity:
    1.6L
    Weight:
    4kg
    Cord length:
    4.9m
    Wattage:
    1500W
    Variable steam?: Yes
    Included accessories:
    Nylon brushes, small brass brush, extension tubes, cleaning pad for floorhead, microfibre protection cover for brushes, fragrance sachet, travel adapter plug
    Guarantee: 
    2 years, lifetime on boiler

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    10

    Best budget handheld steam cleaner

    Tower RHS10 Handheld Steam Cleaner

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    Score: 84/100

    This handheld steam cleaner offers excellent value for money, but don't expect the bells and whistles of other models on our tried and tested list. It's a great budget buy for everyday maintenance clean-ups, effortlessly removing stubborn food residues on test. The wide squeegee tool included in the box lets you clean glass and windows quickly, but there's only one steam mode and you can't see when the water tank needs refilling. The power cord is short, too, meaning you'll have to plug it into a closer socket when you move between areas. 

    It produces a lot of water as it cleans, so much so that it dripped down our ceramic tiles and windows. If you can live with the need to wipe as you go or wait while your surfaces dry, it's a helpful little machine to have at your disposal. 

    Key specifications
    Type: Handheld
    Water tank capacity: 250ml
    Weight: Not available
    Cord length: 3m
    Wattage: 1050W
    Variable steam?: No
    Included accessories: Fabric steamer, long nozzle adapter, angled nozzle, squeegee, nylon brush, funnel, measuring cup, microfibre cloth
    Guarantee: 3 years

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    Best steam cleaners 2021: The best for carpet, tiles, floors and more

    Steam is an amazing thing for cleaning with. Without having to turn to harsh chemicals, steam can clean grout, kill germs, remove stubborn stains, get a hard floor to look amazing and even tackle dirty windows. With the best steam cleaner, you’ll never look back and you’ll have a sparkling house in a fraction of the time it would take using elbow grease.

    At Trusted Reviews, we’ve reviewed every single major steam cleaner and we continuously get new products in for review to keep this list up-to-date. As we put every product through a variety of real-world tests, you can rely on our choices: we list the best cleaners that have been tested; we don’t just list products based on best-seller lists or user reviews.

    We’ve selected a range of different steam cleaners and steam mops below, catering for every use and budget.

    The best overall steam cleaner is the Karcher SC5 easyFix Premium Steam Cleaner

    Specifications:

    Steam cleaner type: Cylinder | Dimensions: 439 x 301 x 305mm | Accessories: Floor cleaning kit, EasyFix + extension tube (2 × 0.5 m), hand nozzle, detail nozzle, round brush (small), microfibre cover for manual nozzle | Water tank: 1.5-litres | Steam pressure: 4.2bar

    The pros:

    • Staggering steaming power
    • Very fast hard floor mopping
    • Good tool selection with storeage
    • Great VapoHydro cleaning
    • Easy to carry

    The cons:

    • High price
    • No squeegee window tool
    • Cable too short (5.9m)

    Yes, it’s expensive, but there’s a good reason for that: the Karcher SC5 easyFix Premium Steam Cleaner is the best cleaner that we’ve tested. With its near 2-litre capacity, 2kW+ heater and powerful VapoHydro mode, this is a steam cleaner that can handle everything.

    Variable steam control power lets you control the SC5’s output, so you can tackle more delicate jobs. It’s the VapoHydro that really grabs attention: this mode mixes water with steam, giving a kind of pressure-washer action.

    Karcher provides accessories for almost every job. There’s an Easyfix floor mopping head complete with washable microfibre cloths and a carpet glider. A large square brush gives you power for tough cleaning. And, a detail nozzle which takes a small round brush, small detail brush and power nozzle. In fact, the only thing missing is a window cleaning tool.

    On all surfaces from hard floors and carpets, to tiles and window sills, the SC5 proved itself to be a powerful performer, shifting stubborn dirt. And, it can do it at speed; in fact, we’ve never seen a steam cleaner that can clean a hard floor so quickly.

    For all-round cleaning ability, the Karcher SC5 easyFix Premium Steam Cleaner is the ultimate choice.

    Read our full Karcher SC5 easyFix Premium Steam Cleaner review

    The best steam cleaner and vacuum cleaner is the Bissell Vac & Steam 1977E

    Specifications:

    Steam cleaner type: Steam mop and vacuum | Dimensions: 439 x 301 x 305mm | Accessories: Floor head (carpet and hard floors) | Water tank: 380ml

    The pros:

    • Vac cleans in front of steam mop
    • Fast heat-up time
    • Good run-time per tank
    • Decent-length cable (7.5m)

    The cons:

    • Limited suction power
    • Average steam power
    • No pivot on head

    The Bissell Vac & Steam 1977E is a fantastic time-saver, vacuuming and cleaning at the same time. We loved the original, and now the 1977E model has had a small update and now comes in a fetching blue colour. As a standalone steam cleaner or a standalone vacuum cleaner, this model won’t win awards; yet, the combination of the two features produces some powerful cleaning results.

    With a 400W bagless vacuum cleaner and 1100W steam heater, small particles are sucked up before the microfibre pad steams the floor and picks up stains. For well-trodden areas in your home with hard floors, the Bissell Vac & Steam 1977E can effectively halve your cleaning time. Bissell recommends three passes for a dirty area and that worked well, picking up dust and removing stains.

    The downside of the system is that it’s not very flexible, and it’s neither a good vacuum or a flexible and powerful steam cleaner. Still, it’s the combination of parts that is important, and the Bissell Vac & Steam 1977E delivers on hard floor cleaning.

    Read our full Bissell Vac & Steam 1977E review

    The best steam mop is the Shark Klik n’ Flip S6003UK Steam Mop

     

     

     

    Specifications:

    Steam cleaner type: Steam mop | Dimensions: 1190 x 110 x 100mm | Accessories: Floor head | Water tank: 330ml

    The pros:

    • Powerful, fast steam cleaning
    • Double-sided pads
    • Effective steam blast
    • Good range of steam levels
    • Sturdy and well made

    The cons:

    If you’re looking for a steam floor mop to quickly clean up hard floors, the Shark Klik n’ Flip S6003UK Steam Mop could well be the model for you. This well-priced steam mop is focussed on floor cleaning, shipping with a double-sided mopping pad that clips to the bottom of the mop. It’s a huge mop, making short work of floors, as you can clean large areas with a single swipe.

    Cleverly, the Klik n’ Flip head can flip over partway through a clean, giving you the clean side of the pad to keep cleaning with, without introducing a lengthy changeover. Cleaning performance was excellent, with the Shark Klik n’ Flip S6003UK Steam Mop tidying up mud on a tiled floor with ease, and picking up everyday kitchen stains: the steam blast function is particularly useful for cleaning up tougher stains.

    Easy to use, easy to move and brilliantly priced, the Shark Klik n’ Flip S6003UK Steam Mop is the best steam mop that we have ever tested. If you’ve got lots of hard floors, this is a great model to buy.

    Read our full Shark Klik n’ Flip S6003UK Steam Mop review

    The best cylinder steam cleaner is the Polti Vaporetto Smart 100_B

    Polti Vaporetto Smart 100_B hero

    Specifications:

    Steam cleaner type: Cylinder | Dimensions: 290 x 270 x 400mm | Weight: 5kg | Accessories: Mop head with microfibre pad and carpet glider, squeegee tool with microfibre cover, two small round brushes, curved nozzle, scraper tool and two extension tubes | Water tank: 2-litres | Steam pressure: 4bar

    The pros:

    • Large water tank
    • Easy to fill
    • Heats up quickly
    • Powerful steaming
    • Versatile

    The cons:

    • Unclear steam dial
    • Bulky for small jobs
    • Noisy

    If there’s one problem with cylinder steam cleaners, it’s that you have to wait for most of them to cool down before you refill and continue cleaning. Not so with the Polti Vaporetto Smart 100_B, which has a removable water tank, so you can fill it as many times as you need to complete your cleaning job, all without any cool-down time.

    This makes this cylinder steam cleaner a great choice for large and difficult jobs; indeed, its bulk means that it’s not an ideal tool if you only want to tackle smaller jobs or just mop floors.

    Although the controls are a little confusing on this model (the steam dial goes from min to max, but it’s not clear where about you are in the range), performance is mostly excellent. The Polti Vaporetto Smart 100_B coped well with our tough floor challenge, brought grout back to life and easily managed to clean up a hard floor.

    There are tools to tackle most jobs, but only one mop pad in the box is a little disappointing. That said, for the price, this is an excellent choice and the continuous cleaning makes it brilliant for large jobs.

    Read our full Polti Vaporetto Smart 100_B review

    The best 2-in-1 steam cleaner is the Hoover Steam Capsule 2in1

    Hoover Steam Capsule 2in1 hero

     

     

    Specifications:

    Steam cleaner type: Steam mop and handheld | Dimensions: 1170 x 305 x 176mm | Weight: 3.5kg | Accessories: Mopping pad, carpet slider, triangular brush, large metal brush, small metal brush, round brush, curved nozzle, conical tool, hose, window squeegee, small cloth | Water tank: 0.35-litres | Steam pressure: Not disclosed

    The pros:

    • Easy to use
    • Versatile
    • Lots of accessories
    • Powerful cleaning

    The cons:

    • Fiddly to use the hose
    • Best for shorter cleaning jobs in handheld mode

    If you want a steam cleaner that can do everything, the Hoover Steam Capsule 2in1 is a great choice. It looks and acts like a steam mop, and it is: you get two microfibre cloths, a lift-out brush, and there’s a carpet slider, so you can tackle everything from hard floors to carpets with ease. Cleaning performance was very good on hard floors and, use the cleaner on minimum steam, and your floors come out quite dry.

    The trick with this cleaner is that you can lift-out the handheld section and use the selection of tools for detail cleaning, such as for grout, windows and ovens. You get a lot of steam pressure on maximum (although you get a lot of water run off), and can tackle most jobs. The minor issue is that the steam cleaner goes through cycles, so you get a burst of steam for a few minutes and then the system has to refresh.

    It’s also a little fiddly to hold the handheld unit’s trigger in, so longer jobs can be fatiguing. However, as a maintenance cleaner, preventing the build of stains and mould, this steam cleaner excels. Overall, you can get cleaners for bigger jobs on this list, but if you’re after a well-priced mop that can turn its hand to smaller jobs, the Hoover Steam Capsule 2in1 is a great choice.

    Read our full Hoover Steam Capsule 2in1

    The best handheld steam cleaner is the Hoover Steam Express

     

     

    Specifications:

    Steam cleaner type: Handheld | Dimensions: 260 x 220 x 120mm, 1.6kg Accessories: Crevice, detail and scraper tools, 80cm hose, metal and round brushes, window/upholstery tool with textile pad | Water tank: 400ml

    The pros:

    • Powerful
    • Affordable
    • Great variety of tools

    The cons:

    • Steam volume hard to regulate
    • Cable could be longer

    If you don’t have large areas to clean and just need a steam cleaner for close-up jobs, the small and well priced Hoover Steam Express could be for you. Little larger than a water sprayer, this handheld tool comes with all of the accessories to clean up smaller areas in your home. You even get an extension hose, which makes it a bit easier to get into gaps or reach up higher.

    Testing around the home, with the accessories, we managed to clean up limescale around a tap, clean grease off of an oven rack, get marks off a chair and even clean a shower screen. There’s plenty of steam from this model: in fact, sometimes the shot of steam is a bit too powerful and objects can be left quite wet. When we cleaned our shower screen we had to be careful not to drip hot water onto ourselves.

    With lots of accessories and its low price, the Hoover Steam Express is a great choice if you don’t need to tackle bigger jobs; if you do, then look elsewhere on this list for a cleaner that can also manage hard floors.

    Read our full Hoover Steam Express review


    • Best overall steam cleaner: Karcher SC5 easyFix Premium Steam Cleaner
    • Best steam cleaner and vacuum: Bissell Vac & Steam 1977E
    • Best steam mop: Shark Klik n’ Flip S6003UK Steam Mop
    • Best cylinder steam cleaner: Polti Vaporetto Smart 100_B
    • Best 2-in-1 steam cleaner: Hoover Steam Capsule 2in1
    • Best budget handheld steam cleaner: Hoover Steam Express

    Steam cleaner tips

    Do you need a steam mop or a steam cleaner?

    A steam mop is designed specifically for hard floors, with a microfibre cloth used to pick up dirt and steam pushed through the cloth to clean and remove dirty. A steam cleaner is different, as it has different attachments for different jobs: nozzles and brushes for detail cleaning, window cleaning accessories and more. The latter is better for tackling jobs around the house, but a steam mop is more convenient for everyday use. If you want a balance, you can get models that convert from a mop to a handheld unit for occasional detail jobs.

    Should you use detergent with a steam cleaner?

    Steam cleaners don’t have to use detergent, and use clean water and steam alone to remove stains. This makes them more gently cleaners in some regards, as you don’t have to use harsh chemicals to remove stubborn stains. That’s not to say that you shouldn’t use chemicals in the normal way. For example, for cleaning floors and surfaces, using traditional detergent and disinfectant makes sense, although you can then use a steam cleaner afterwards for dealing with some stains. Likewise, you should still clean with cleaning products for the deepest clean, letting the steam cleaner handle deeper jobs.

    What size water tank do I need?

    The larger the tank of water you have, the longer the steam cleaner can keep cleaning. This is more important on some models than others. Many models have a refillable water tank that you can remove and top up when you like. These ones heat water when its pumped from a tank, effectively giving you continuous cleaning. For these models, the size of the tank isn’t so important, as you can get water when you need it. If you have a cleaner with a built-in tank where all of the water is heated at the same time, you have to have a cool-down time (up to 20 minutes or so) before you can refill and use them again. For these models, it’s important to have a running time that will last for the length of job you have, so that you don’t have to pause in the middle of cleaning.

    What accessories do I need?

    Steam cleaners, bar standalone steam mops, will come with a variety of attachments for different jobs. Largely, these are there to make specific tasks easier. Each accessory works by changing how steam is directed, such as a thin nozzle to help push steam towards tile grouting, or by providing a tool to help clean, such as a wire brush for cleaning an oven. Tools can do both, such as an upholstery brush that directs steam over a wider area and gives you a brush to agitate the upholstery and loosen dirt. When you buy a steam cleaner you should think about the jobs you want to do and make sure that your chosen model has the right accessories.

    Can you use a steam cleaner on all surfaces?

    Steam is generally safe to use on most surfaces but there are some exceptions to this. As you’re using water, using a steam cleaner on an unsealed surface isn’t recommended. And, surfaces that may react badly to a lot of water, such as solid wood flooring, may not be suitable, as you could get swelling.

    The situation is worse if you apply steam directly to the surface but also applies with steam mops. Although mop heads will absorb most of the heat of the steam, they can still get very wet, which is no good for many surfaces. For dealing with hard floors, we recommend that you buy one of our best hard floor cleaners, instead.

    Can a steam cleaner kill bed bugs?

    Steam is an effective way to kill bed bugs and their eggs, thanks to the high temperatures proving lethal. If you’re worried about an infestation, then steam cleaning soft furnishings can help. Make sure that you use the upholstery attachment and/or mattress accessory to clean. You should move slowly over the area, taking at least 30 seconds before moving the steam head in order to deliver a killing dose of steam. Make sure that you cover all areas, and press the steam head into crevices and around the bed; for mattresses, cover the sides and underneath, too.

    Can a steam cleaner kill coronavirus?

    Karcher commissioned research that showed that enveloped viruses, such as SARS-CoV-2, can be killed by high temperatures. Spot cleaning for 30 seconds at maximum steam level was enough to kill the virus. This shows that cleaning close-up is required to be effective, so cleaning with a burst of steam can be a good secondary way of disinfecting surfaces, although cleaning with detergent should always be done. Steam can be good on surfaces that are otherwise hard to clean, such as curtains and upholstery.

    Using a steam mop is slightly different, as the microfibre cloth absorbs some heat. Steam mops will remove dirt, bacteria and viruses, but the pad should be cleaned at a high temperature in a washing machine to disinfect it after use. In short, then, a steam cleaner can help disinfect surfaces but should be used as an additional tool after traditional cleaning.

    Sours: https://www.trustedreviews.com/best/best-steam-cleaners-3430493

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    11 Top-Rated Steam Mops That Will Cut Your Cleaning Time in Half

    If you want to minimize the time and effort it takes to complete one of the most dreaded chores known to man—yes, mopping—then you should consider adding a steam mop to your collection of cleaning supplies, pronto. We're not exaggerating about the "most dreaded chore" part; a 2018 survey reported that 20 percent of Americans have listed mopping as the bane of their household jobs list.

    There's certainly a lot to miss from the days of yore, but having to get on your hands and knees to scrub the floors definitely isn't one of them. Thankfully, modern technology advancements in home appliances have made the cleaning game easier. Although you might not be jumping for joy at the thought of cleaning your floors, a good steam mop is guaranteed to change the way you view this task forever.

    Benefits of a Steam Mop

    With all the benefits a steam mop can provide, chances are, you'll never want to go back to a regular old mop and bucket after you give it a try. Once you fill a regular bucket with hot water, it immediately starts getting cold and losing its disinfecting and sanitizing properties—not to mention, it often gets dirty after the first mop rinse. A steam mop, on the other hand, retains its heat, so it always stays at the optimal temperature to disinfect floors. Thanks to this, you'll never have to use harsh chemicals with overpowering scents—which aren't ideal for use around kids, pets, or anyone with allergies—to make sure your floors are as clean as possible.

    Another plus is that the high temperatures a steam mop reaches lift tough stains without requiring extra scrubbing, providing a deep clean for even the yuckiest of bathroom floors. It also gets them spick and span in a fraction of the time because it eliminates the need to stop, re-soak, strain, scrub, and repeat. With a trusty steam mop in hand, you just pass over the whole floor once, and voilà.

    And since floors dry pretty much instantaneously with a steam mop, you won't have to wait eons before you can walk on the freshly cleaned floor. You'll never need to empty out grimy mop water, either, which equals less contact with dirt all around!

    How to Use a Steam Mop

    Although the instructions may vary slightly from model to model, using a steam mop is super easy. Just fill up the steam tank with water, replace the mop cloth—available in disposable, or the more eco- and pocket-friendly reusable wipes—plug it in, and you're good to go. Scrubbing is limited to extremely stubborn, stuck-on stains, but if anything can get rid of those, it's a good steam mop.

    Now that you know why a steam mop tops a regular mop in more ways than one, we found 11 of the best—from trusted brands like Bissell, Shark, and O-Cedar—that'll make cleaning your home a breeze.

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    1Best Rated: PurSteam Steam Mop Cleaner

    $70, amazon.com

    This popular floor cleaner is one of Amazon's best-selling steam mops. Over 11,000 people have given it a five-star review, and even more have left it a five-star rating.  "Cleaning my floors is no longer a dreaded chore," wrote one reviewer.

    Perhaps it's the fact that it includes a built-in handheld steam cleaner for small messes, or that it comes with multiple attachments, so you can get the wrinkles out of clothing, polish glass, clean grout, and shine windows. It's safe to use on hardwood, tile, marble, ceramic, porcelain, and even carpeted floors, and it offers three cleaning modes to give you control of how much steam comes out. For well under $100, the versatile steam cleaner comes at a reasonable price.

    2Best Easy-to-Use: Shark Genius Steam Pocket Mop System

    $120, amazon.com

    When you're done cleaning the floor with the Shark, you simply press a button, and the dirty mop cloth gets released directly into the washing machine or laundry hamper—meaning you don't need to have any direct contact with grime and dirt. This hands-free model also has a steam blaster option for tough spots, getting rid of them with almost zero effort on your part.

    Thousands of reviewers seem to agree that this Shark model is lightweight and easy to use. One of the many five-star reviews reads, "I just had shoulder surgery and carpal tunnel surgery, this is the perfect steam mop. It has made my life so much easier. There's no fighting with the pads to put them on or take them off. Plus, I don't have to touch the dirty ones afterwards."

    3Most Versatile: Bissell 3-in-1 Power Steam Mop

    $130 (was $175), amazon.com

    If you're looking for a do-it-all steam mop, this model from Bissel has you covered. Designed for indoor and outdoor cleaning tasks, it comes with 25 accessories, including a handheld steam cleaner, an extension wand, and an assortment of brush heads and nozzles. The tool is powerful enough to rid garages, boats, cars, and decks of dust, grease, and mold, but it's also a suitable option for everyday stains and dirt inside the house.

    Thousands of shoppers have given it a five-star rating on Amazon, and while some use it for heavy-duty outdoor cleaning, others simply find it to be a good replacement for less powerful mops. "The Swiffer Wet Jet just wasn't cutting it," according to a reviewer. "So after reading many reviews on this product, I decided to purchase it last week. Holy Cow! It is amazing!" 

    4Best for Pets: Bissell Symphony Pet Steam Mop and Steam Vacuum Cleaner

    $216 (was $227), amazon.com

    This pet-friendly steam mop doubles as a vacuum cleaner to help you tackle dirty floors with just one device. It comes with disposable pads for pet messes better left in the trash, as well as washable microfiber pads for lighter cleanups that you can reuse again and again. Along with the cleaning pads, the steam mop offers a powerful vacuum machine to remove pet hair and debris from hardwood, ceramic, granite, marble, and linoleum floors.

    With over 1,000 positive reviews on Amazon, the two-in-one steam mop clearly impresses. "Being able to suck up all the dog hair and dirt while steam mopping is seriously the best thing ever," one reviewer wrote.

    5Best Heavy-Duty: Dupray Neat Steam Cleaner

    $150 (was $200), amazon.com

    To achieve a professional-grade clean on larger-than-average areas, opt for the Dupray Neat steam cleaner. This multipurpose, heavy-duty cleaner can run for 50 minutes before you'll have to fill up the water tank again—cleaning and sanitizing everything in its path—so you can likely reach every room in your home with one pass. With wheels and a retractable handle, it comes with 18 professional cleaning accessories to give your floors their deepest clean yet.

    Customers rave about its professional-grade cleaning abilities, with one writing, "Thank you, Dupray! I have a 1,000-square-foot home…this cleaner holds half a gallon of water and that's more than enough to steam-clean all of my floors in about 30 minutes. It's freakin' awesome!" Another said it offers "professional quality at a reasonable price."

    6Best All-In-One: Light 'N' Easy Multifunctional Steam Mop with Detachable Handheld Unit

    $120, amazon.com

    What sets this steam mop apart from the rest is the fact that it includes a detachable handheld steamer with an array of attachments to make cleaning just about anything a snap. It comes with microfiber mop pads for the floor, grout cleaning brushes for tile, and a jet nozzle for sticky messes that need a little extra scrubbing power. It can even transform into a garment steamer to eliminate wrinkles on clothes or deep clean upholstery.

    The steam mop has racked up over 2,000 positive reviews on Amazon from shoppers who say the results speak for themselves. "I wasn't sure that a steamer would make much difference on my floors. I was wrong. It worked miracles!" one customer said.

    7Best Affordable: Shark Handheld Cleaners Steam Mop

    $70 (was $90), amazon.com

    This affordable steam mop is a basic option that will certainly get the job done. It comes with two washable and reusable microfiber pads that lift and trap dirt. All you have to do is fill the included flask with water and let the mop create a powerful sanitizing steam (it gets going in just 30 seconds). The swivel head is easy to move around, and the pads are two-sided, so you'll get every nook and cranny clean.

    With over 3,600 five-star reviews and 20,000 five-star ratings on Amazon, it's clear this steam mop has a good reputation. One reviewer even claims it's better than other popular floor cleaners, including Swiffers. "I've basically tried every floor cleaning solution that is not this product: string mops, sponge mops, Swiffers, and the Swiffer Wet Jet thing. They all fall short in some way," the shopper wrote. "This product is all of those things combined, but better."

    8Best for Hardwood Floors: Reliable Steamboy Pro Floor Mop

    $119 (was $139), amazon.com

    With its grout-scrubbing, heavy-duty bristles, this steam mop is perfect for any hardwood flooring as it can simultaneously steam and scrub the area with every pass for the deepest and quickest clean yet. "This is my first steam mop and I love it," reported one customer. "It is amazing how clean my floors are and the ease of getting in the corners."

    In addition to cleaning bare floors, the Steamboy Pro can also sanitize carpets thanks to its 245-degree vapor steam temperature. An ergonomic handle, a foot release locking function, and a 180-degree swivel head are a few added bonuses that make for an extremely comfortable user experience.

    9Best Scrubbing: Shark Steam and Scrub Mop

    $130 (was $160), amazon.com

    Sticky, dried-on stains call for a little extra scrubbing power. Instead of doing the work yourself, you can have Shark's new Steam and Scrub Mop do it for you. Like other steam mops, it uses steam to sanitize floors and kill germs, but this model also has two rotating pads to scrub away tough messes. It even has LED lights to help you spot stains you might otherwise have missed, and its cleaning pads are machine-washable, so you can use them over and over again.

    Early reviewers say it works better than traditional steam mops and is easy to assemble and use. In fact, one shopper said their 8-year-old daughter "loves this thing," adding that "mopping has never been easier."

    10Best Lightweight: O-Cedar Microfiber Steam Mop

    $72, amazon.com

    According to the brand, the O-Cedar microfiber steam mop was tested on E. coli bacteria and killed 99.9 percent of it without any cleaning chemicals. Impressive stuff! Heating up in a mere 20 seconds, it has adjustable steam settings and an ergonomic triangular mop head to reach any area in your home. It also comes with two reusable and machine-washable microfiber pads—which are ideal for reducing waste—and a snap-on glider brush that allows you to clean carpets. And at just 5 pounds, the O-Cedar steam mop is one of the lightest of its kind; it's perfect for carrying up and down the stairs or cleaning multiple rooms without getting a sore shoulder.

    "This is an incredible steam cleaner," wrote one customer. "Very easy to assemble and use. It is lightweight and easily gets into corners with the triangle shape head. It is easy to fill and easy to empty when you are finished. It cleans beautifully; I had no idea my floors were so dirty!"

    11Best Vacuum: Bissell PowerFresh Vacuum and Steam Mop

    $150 (was $185), amazon.com

    Both a vacuum and a steam mop, this cleaning powerhouse does it all. No more sweeping before mopping; instead, Bissell's PowerFresh device lets you switch between vacuuming, steaming, and a combination of the two with the push of a button. There's even a smart tank that keeps debris dry while you steam.

    It has over 3,500 five-star ratings on Amazon, and shoppers call it a "game-changer." One added, "Throw your mop away… Trust me you won't regret buying this."

    Sours: https://www.realsimple.com/home-organizing/cleaning/best-steam-mops
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