H2O HD Steam Cleaner
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.
- 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
- Dimensions: 125 x 32 x 28 cm
- Capacity: 450ml
Russell Hobbs RHSM1001
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.
Cheap and cheerful, but without sacrificing quality and good work
- Tank capacity: 0.3 litres
- Heat up time: 15 seconds
- Runtime: 15 minutes
Russell Hobbs RHSM1001 Steam and Clean Steam Mop User Manual
KARCHER FC5 Hard Floor Cleaner
Sometimes, getting a hard floor clean means sweeping or vacuuming it all before getting out the mop and bucket, or steam cleaner if you are lucky. This Kärcher model vacuums and steams in one, using SmartRoller technology. No need for exerting yourself any more than the minimum required. It will also remove any excess water, ensuring your floors are dry after just a few minutes so everything can get back to normal. It seems to push itself along without much need for pushing it, so if you have a large area to cover it shouldn’t be problematic.
The only problem with there being a ‘vacuum’ aspect too is that it can get a bit clogged up, just like an ordinary vacuum. An ordinary steam mop would just push this to be collected at another date. As long as you clean the space thoroughly before you use it, this should not cause any huge problems.
- Rollers are machine washable
- Fresh water tank can be filled under tap
- Could clog up if not maintained
Brilliant for using across all hard floors, there will be no marks or crumbs left behind at all. Great if you vacuum and it is as bad as ever two minutes later.
- Tank capacity: 0.4 litres
- Heat up time: N/A
- Runtime: N/A
Shark Klik n’ Flip Smartronic Deluxe Steam Mop
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.
- 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
- Tank capacity: 0.38 litres
- Heat up time: 30 seconds
- Runtime: 11 minutes
Shark S3255UK Lite
The benefits of thorough cleaning with no chemicals required, 99.9% of bacteria can be removed from hard flooring.
A height adjustable handle and swivel head makes it easier to manoeuvre and adjust to make it all a comfortable experience and reach right into the corners and edge of your home. If you have 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, and this could be made easier if there was a button to press instead.
- 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
- Cord length: 6m
- Steam flow rate: 18mg/s Overheat safety protection
- Water capacity: 0.25L
Bissell Steam Shot 2635e
So while it’s not a steam mop, we couldn’t resist adding this one in here as it’s a great alternative product.
The Bissell Steam Shots are compact handheld steamers, perfect for using around the home. This newest model comes with 9 attachments enabling you to clean anything, anywhere, including a window squeegee. It’s easy to use and lightweight, but it can be tricky to use for any extended amount of time thanks to the position of the trigger, which can hurt your thumb after a while.
With a steam time of around eight minutes, the Bissell Steam Shot is powerful and definitely worthwhile. It’s lightweight and easy to use, making it one of the best handheld steam devices around.
- Effective for household cleaning
- Attachments are easy to use
- Awkwardly placed trigger button
- Only suitable for light-medium duty tasks
It’s not quite a steam mop but you can tackle most of the house with the Steam Shot, meaning you don’t need to resort to bleach or chemicals.
- Tank capacity: 0.36 litres
- Runtime: 8 minutes
- Power: 1050W
H20 X5 Steam Cleaner
This is an impressive 5-in-1 multi-purpose steam mop. It can be used on floors, carpets, glass and windows, garments and fabric. It can become a handheld steamer to clear harder-to-reach areas, like grout and ovens.
The X5 steam cleaner doesn’t use any harsh detergents or chemicals, so it cleans just using steam. It can eliminate dust mites and bed bugs, keeping your house smelling fresh and spotless and free of irritating allergens. It has a cleverly designed mop head (360 degrees swivel) so it can reach tucked away corners and narrow gaps.
Overall this is a very good all-round steam cleaner for keeping your house spotless and beating lingering odours.
- Flexible mop head
- 30 minutes of run time
- It has a small tank so need to refill often
- It can have moments of being unreliable
- No automatic shut-off valve
We think the H2O Steam cleaner is practical, great value for money and would happily have one of these around the house. The reliability issues may be a turn-off for some.
- Tank capacity: 0.4 litres
- Runtime: 30 minutes
Morphy Richards 720020 Steam Cleaner
The Morphy Richards 720020 is an impressive 9-in-1 cleaner. This multi-purpose steam cleaner is powerful and effective for basic household dust and bacteria. The 720020 is versatile as it can be used as an upright cleaner or a handheld steamer for those hard-to-reach places and smaller appliances like ovens and showers.
It can be used for a lot of different surfaces like floors, carpets and windows, making it a great steam cleaner for any home. One thing missing from the 720020 is variable steam settings, which doesn’t give much control for the user.
- Versatile (9-in-1)
- Can stand by itself as an upright cleaner
- Easy to manoeuvre
- Not much water residue
- A little heavy to use at times
- Microfibre cloths can be tricky to attach
The feature-packed Morphy Richards Steam Cleaner makes this the heaviest portable steam mop we tested, but this is more than compensated for by the ease of manoeuvrability once on the floor.
- Tank capacity: 0.4 litres
- Heat up time: 30 seconds
- Runtime: 14 minutes
Morphy Richards 720020 user manual
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. The Kärcher SC1 is lightweight and good value for money, whether being used as a simple steam mop or a smaller handheld steam mop.
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.
- 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.
- Tank capacity: 0.2 litres
- Heating up time: 3 minutes
- Runtime: 7 minutes