Black + Decker FSMH1351SM-GB Steam Mop
GOOD FOR: Handheld tasks, hard floors, fabrics
Black and Decker are incredibly well respected when it comes to cleaning and power tools, and this steam mop is no different.
The 1300W of power and 0.5L tank will give you around 20 minutes of use before it needs refilling, which should comfortably clean one room’s flooring. The tank is fully removable, making it easy to take to the tap with no struggles.
Autoselect™ Technology will automatically adapt the amount of steam required for each floor surface, and you get a special fabric cover head which is perfect for windows and glass. There is also a squeegee included to get them dry, and Black and Decker also say you can steam fabrics such as clothing or curtains for a freshen up. This makes it an ideal multi-surface item.
The tank detaches from the main body of the cleaner so it is a bit more adaptable and able to reach higher surfaces or steam your hob and shower area with the included brush fittings. Anti-calc technology should help if you want to use tap water, but we would still say it is a good idea to use it post-filtered.
- Tank capacity: 0.5L
- Heat up time: 25 seconds
- Runtime: 20 minutes
- Great attachments included
- Nice run time
- 6m long cord
With nothing negative to say, this is by far one of the best steam mops around at the moment. Easy to move around, a great selection of attachments and a fab price tag under £100 makes it a bit of a steal
Bissell 2234E Steam Mop with Detachable Handheld
GOOD FOR: Handheld tasks, hard floors
Bissell have a whole host of fabulous steam mops to choose from, but we have selected this one as their best. It is a similar shape to a cordless vacuum, so there is no bulkiness or struggling to move it around the floor.
You can take the top section off to transform it into a handheld model, perfect for around the shower and grouting. Or keep it all together for the hard floors in your home. It comes with soft, hard and scent pads, and a three piece brush set for when you want to use the handheld on the hob/tiles/benches. One tank of water will see it clean for 15 minutes, giving you plenty of scope to get the job done thoroughly.
When you’re done, it can be stored on the wall mount. This means it is not only always within reach, but it won’t take up room under the stairs nor get damaged.
- Tank capacity: 0.3L
- Heat up time: 30 seconds
- Runtime: 15 minutes
- Good size
- Wall mounted in between use
- Good run time
A fabulous piece of kit, and well worth the price to say you get both a handheld and floor cleaner all in one, which both work excellently
Morphy Richards 720022 12-in-1 Steam Cleaner
GOOD FOR: Carpets, hard floors, handheld tasks
An update of the 9-in-1 720020 model which made our list, the 720022 ups the game and gives you a huge 12 functions within one little device.
There are both upright and handheld modes depending on the task at hand. Upright gives you the option to choose between hard floor or carpet glider functions to give it a freshen up, and handheld will allow you to tackle the kitchen benches, shower tiles, grimy oven and BBQ or even give your garments or curtains a little hygiene boost.
The 400ml water tank isn’t huge but should allow you to tackle those more minor jobs with plenty left over, and it also makes it nice and easy to slot under the tap for a refill, although it is always recommended you use filtered water.
It is compact, ready in quick time and the head is a great size which will cover more as it goes, saving you time to do something which is a bit more enjoyable. Having said that, it is certainly one of the most enjoyable steam mops to use, and if you’re still on the mop and bucket method, then the price and change will be huge.
- Tank capacity: 0.4L
- Heat up time: 30 seconds
- Runtime: 14 minutes
Morphy Richards 720022 12-in-1 Steam Cleaner User Manual
- Range of adaptations
- Gives a good wash to hard floors
- Lightweight to manoeuvre
- Have to hold down button for steam so your thumb can ache during the bigger jobs
A great steam mop without breaking the bank, and the fact it can tackle all areas of the home is a big plus.
Shark S6003UK Smartronic Deluxe Klik N’ Flip Steam Mop
GOOD FOR: All types of hard and sealed floors including hardwood, marble, tile and stone
Able to tackle the most stubborn mess and stains, this steam cleaner from Shark is incredibly efficient at its job.
The Klik n’ Flip name comes from the ease of turning over the Dirt Grip cleaning pad. Designed to be touch-free, all you need to do is flip it over to get even more out of it in one go. Once you are done, the pad can be removed and washed in the washing machine which helps you cut down on waste and the cost of buying a new one with each clean.
For any hard to remove stains, just give it a quick blast with the concentrated, superheated steam nozzle. The head can be flipped back into place to wipe afterwards. There are three steam settings for use across all types of hard floor, whether it be wood or tile.
Up to 99.9% of all bacteria is removed, which is fabulous for any allergy sufferers or homes with little ones around.
- Tank capacity: 0.38 litres
- Heat up time: 30 seconds
- Runtime: 11 minutes
- Pads absorb water well for quick drying time
- Jet steam is powerful
- No on/off switch, has to be done from the mains
A very efficient steam mop which can be used across all hard floors, making it great value for money
Shark S3255UK Lite
GOOD FOR: Sealed hard floors
The benefits of thorough cleaning with no chemicals required. 99.9% of bacteria can be removed from hard flooring with this fab cleaner.
A height adjustable handle and swivel head makes it easier to manoeuvre. Plus, you can adjust to make it all a comfortable experience and reach right into the corners and edge of your home. If there’s any particularly ground-in stains, the steam blaster mode can remove them with no extra effort from you.
The heat pads which are included are really effective in picking up all the dirt and locking it in, so you won’t just be spreading it about your floor. They are machine washable, so there are no extra costs involved when concerning replacement pads and detergents.
To release the steam, you must pump the handle which can prove difficult until you get used to it. This could have be made easier if there was a button to press instead.
- Cord length: 6m
- Steam flow rate: 18mg/s Overheat safety protection
- Water capacity: 0.25L
- Doesn’t leak water
- Lightweight and easy to control
- Easy to set up
- Difficult method for releasing steam
- Doesn’t sit up unless leaned against something
Not the most simple to use, but a powerful steam mop from a well-loved brand
Vileda Steam Mop 146575
GOOD FOR: Sealed hard floor types such as tiles, vinyl, wood and laminate
With a dedicated carpet glider for refreshing your living areas, this Vileda model is perfect for all of the floor steaming requirements around your home.
It can heat up in only 15 seconds, ready to kill 99.9% of bacteria with no need for chemicals and detergents. Easy to lift and manoeuvre, it can be taken all around the home, with no need to worry about stairs or obstacles.
It is suitable for use on hard sealed floors, as well as on both laminate and wood flooring, so you don’t have to worry about the surface of your room. The variable steam strength options will tackle a range of stains, no matter how tough.
If you are looking to make the switch to a steam mop from an ordinary mop and bucket, this is an affordable option with great cleaning power for the price. You won’t regret the change.
- Weight: 2.5kg
- Water tank: 400ml
- Cable: 6m
Vileda Steam Mop User Manual 146575
- Carpet glider fitting
- Long handle and slimline design for easy control
- Stands up vertically by itself
- Carpet fitting can come off easily
A great product for those entering the steam mop world, or those who need a new one with loads of benefits
Russell Hobbs RHSM1001
GOOD FOR: Laminate, refreshing carpet
Effective and affordable, this Russell Hobbs offering is incredibly efficient at coping with those quick scoots over the flooring to remove any spills or disinfect the area. There is an 8-metre power cord, which is a lot more generous than a lot of the others on the market and great if you have large areas to cover. It is lightweight, and the 360-degree swivel head will help you tackle all of those corners and edges.
Great for pet owners and households with any young children, the steam will kill up to 99.9% of bacteria. It will soon become one of your most-used appliances in the bathroom, kitchen and entrance hallway.
It is a simple set-up, and even though there is no boost button, for a constant supply of steam which won’t soak your floor it is a steal.
- Tank capacity: 0.3 litres
- Heat up time: 15 seconds
- Runtime: 15 minutes
Russell Hobbs RHSM1001 Steam and Clean Steam Mop User Manual
Cheap and cheerful, but without sacrificing quality and good work
H2O HD Steam Cleaner
GOOD FOR: Sealed hard wood, Laminate, Ceramic tiles, Slate, Marble, Granite, Vinyl, Carpet
Versatile, with the ability to clean hard floors, carpets, windows, glass and your oven or cooker, this H2O steam cleaner is ideal for those hectic homes.
It converts from upright to handheld with the flip of a switch so that you can cover the house with no hassle. It heats up in just seconds, and the 360° head makes manoeuvering it all a bit easier. When combined with the easy digital steam control, so your needs are catered for.
When storing, the foldable handle makes it more compact. It is also lightweight, so easy to carry and move from room to room in ready for the big Spring clean. A long 6m power cable will help you cover the full room without any limitations or extension cable needs.
Bacteria and viruses are eliminated with the powerful 1500W steam jet power, creating a cleaner and more hygienic atmosphere. This is all without the need for detergents and chemicals, which not only helps your home but also your bank balance.
The hard floor types are marble, ceramic, carpet, stone, linoleum, sealed hardwood and parquet floors, which should cover you. Using filtered water is best to reduce limescale, although it is suitable to use tap water. You can see how much is remaining in the tank which is handy so you aren’t disturbed and have to stop halfway through.
- Dimensions: 125 x 32 x 28 cm
- Capacity: 450ml
- Quick heat up
- Large mop head
- Water container is a bit fiddly to fill
- Leaves a bit of water behind on floor
Multi use and easy to adapt, this makes this a great product by a rising name in the steam mop world
Vax Steam Fresh Power Plus Steam Cleaner
GOOD FOR: Hard floors, carpets, handheld
If you’re looking for a steam mop for under £100, then you have come to the right place. Falling just under this price tag is this Vax model, which is perfect for a full home clean.
It uses detergent as well as steam to help break down tough grease and grime, so it is one of the best steam cleaners for tougher cleaning. Variable steam and power modes are all within reach so you can cater it to your exact needs, and a steam boost will help budge the harder areas.
There is a quick transition to handheld ability, for when you need to clean the oven or round the bathtub. The soft scrub brush is great for agitating dried on grease and grime, and there is also a precision tool for more targeted results.
A carpet glider attachment helps tackle soft flat furnishings, giving these a freshen up too. It glides easily on hard surfaces, as well.
- Tank capacity: 0.3L Water, 0.165L Detergent
- Heat up time: 20 seconds
- Runtime: 20 minutes
- Quick heating and long running times
- Nice long lead
- Quick drying
- Don’t get many essential attachments with the purchase
A great price to say it is sturdy and effective, without being too extreme or completely useless
GOOD FOR: Hard floors, handheld
The Kärcher SC1 is a 2-in-1 steam cleaner that is versatile and can kill up to 99.9% of all common household bacteria. It isn’t only lightweight but also great value for money, whether being used as a simple steam mop or a smaller handheld steam device.
A handy feature of this steam cleaner is that the water tank is pretty small, so it is easy to fill it up under the sink. The other side to this is that the tank needs to be filled up often, which can be a drawback. It can also take a little while to heat up, taking around 3 minutes.
There is 3 bar pressure though, so it will tackle some of the toughest dirt in your home. It includes a floor tool, hand tool, floor cloth, hand cloth, detail nozzle, round brush, power nozzle and accessory storage bag with the purchase, so you’re ready to get started straight away. It may seem a bit pricier than some alternatives, but for the flexibility and name, we’d say it is the price to pay.
- Tank capacity: 0.2 litres
- Heating up time: 3 minutes
- Runtime: 7 minutes
- Three different steam modes
- Comes with safety valve
- Simple and practical
- Ultra lightweight
- Small water tank so needs frequent refilling
- Takes a while to heat up
A great product from a reliable household name. A solid purchase and a great addition to your household cleaning arsenal if you don't mind the few extra seconds taken to heat up.
Vax Steam Fresh Combi S86-SF-C
GOOD FOR: Hard floors, carpets, handheld
The Vax Steam Fresh Combi is a great 2-in-1 steam mop that is lightweight and manoeuvrable. The Vax works with detergent so can cut through tough grime and grease easily, especially on carpets.
The Vax Steam Fresh Combi comes with lots of handy attachments to help clear stubborn stains and is very effective when used as a handheld. It has two separate tanks, one for detergent and the other for water. These are very easy to remove and refill, giving you more time to focus on cleaning.
This steam mop is multifunctional and can be used on so much more than just carpets. It’s suitable for sealed hardwood flooring, tiles, grout, showers, windows and lots more.
- Tank capacity: 0.5 litres
- Heat-up time: 20 seconds
- Runtime: 12 minutes
Vax Steam Fresh Combi S86-SF-C user manual
- Can be used as a handheld
- Comes with lots of attachments
- Very effective on stains and stubborn dirt
- Can’t change the steam settings
- Handheld can be a little heavy
- Small water tank, so has to be refilled often
A powerful cleaning tool, but you’ll have to refill frequently