Top 4 Steam Mops in 2020

By Michael Seeff

May 15, 2020

Steam mops, otherwise known as steam cleaners, are great for sanitising and cleaning floors. They can be used to remove grime and dirt from both carpets and hard floors. Most steam mops also come with smaller attachments which are great for windows, bathroom tiles, oven trays and furnishings.

What impresses me about steam mops is how much dirt comes off a seemingly clean object - take a mattress for example. This is our roundup of best steam mops to meet your budget!

1. Best Quality Steam Mop - Karacher SC5 Easyfix Premium

Karacher SC5 Easyfix Premium

This steam cleaner is on a completely different level to other steam mops. With a large 1.5L water tank which pumps the water into a pressurised steam tank, you can refill the machine at any time without pausing cleaning - which is GREAT for all you clean freaks out there! The cleaner comes with various attachable tools to enable you to clean different surfaces and get into tight spaces.

The only downside is the 3 minutes it takes to come up to temperature and the hefty retail price of $899.

2. Best Value Steam Mop - Hoover Dual Steam Plus Steam Mop

Hoover Dual Steam Plus Steam Mop

This Steam Mop is slender, lightweight and easy to move around. It comes with a one floor mop and a plastic carpet glider which clips over the cloth to change the head in order to clean rugs and carpets. The tank is smaller than the Karacher at 330ml, there is no spare cloth and only a 5m power chord.

However, it only takes 20 seconds to become operational and has a much more reasonable asking price.

The Hoover’s handle and floorhead can be removed to convert it to a small handheld steam cleaner. This Hoover comes with six small tools for when you use it as a handheld steam cleaner.

The steam mop is powerful and controllable and for $279 represents great value for money!

3. Best Powerful Steam Mop - Shark Klik n’Flip Automatic Steam Mop

Shark Klik n’Flip Automatic Steam Mop

This steam mop comes with a double sided floorhead and cleaning pad, and a backup cleaning pad! However, it is only designed to clean floors. There are two steaming levels and it heats up in only 30 seconds.

The cleaning pad is big and rectangular, allowing you to clean large patches of floor quickly. You can detach the cleaning pad without even touching it!

If you are looking for a steam cleaner or steam mop to only clean floors, this is a great option, however, it appears to be sold out in Australia at the moment. People must be getting really into their home cleaning during COVID!

4. Best Affordable Cylinder Steam Cleaner - Karacher SC 3 EasyFix

Karacher SC 3 EasyFix

At less than half the price of the SC5, the SC3 provides a great value alternative which is more than suitable for home cleaning. It is powerful, smaller, and half the weight of the SC5.

The steam cleaner comes with a floor nozzle and hand nozzle, two extension tubes for getting to hard-to-reach places, and the machine lets you know when it is time to replace the water! It also heats up much quicker than the SC5 - just 30 seconds!

This steam mop is powerful, agile and overall pretty darn impressive!

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