I have just laid a new floor and someone suggested a steam mop. Why had I not bought one before now? I hated mopping. Now I love cleaning my floor. I did my research and this mop has been faultless. The mop is light and very easy to use. The water tank is 600ml and more than does the downstairs of my townhouse and both bathrooms with water to spare. it leaves little to no water on the floor. The cord length is great. It came with 2 pads a bottle of antibacterial which I use as I have 2 dogs and a carpet attachment which I have not yet used. It s dear than most steam mops but certainly worth spending the money. Cleans beautifully. Highly recommended.
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Very satisfied with this steam mop, easy to use & very efficient. Will never go to mop and bucket. Now no more backaches and super clean house. One pad is sufficient to do my entire house then I take it off & wash it. Easy to wash pads also.
Highly recommend this product.
Must have item in home .
I love this product.
Value for money.
We had been sceptical about steams mops as we purchased a different brand 4 years ago which didn’t live up the expectations. The Monster mop is brilliant, our large tiled home was up for the challenge and we cannot believe how good the Monster Steam Mop brings up tiles. Easy to use, it has its own boiler and one tank lasts about 30 minutes. It’s a very dry steam so you can almost walk on the floor within a few minutes. Only early days into our purchase, but at this stage, its a very good machine
Can it be brought back to life?
I bought my monster steam mop less than 6 months ago. I use it on a daily basis. I told all my friends what a fantastic "machine" is - No more mop and bucket. Unfortunately disaster struck and I broke the little sliding anti-bak thing. I was so annoyed with myself as I knew to be careful in that area of the kitchen, but too late it's broken. I couldn't stand to be without it. I live in a small country town, I knew that there would be no one here to fix it, and if it could be fixed at all I would have to send it away. After pondering this for ...a day or so, I realised that there was only one solution, I needed to buy a new one. So that's what I did, I ordered it and it was here in a few days - swearing to be more careful this time around. My problem now is where do I get it fixed. It is still new as good as new. Any reps reading this able to tell me what I can do about getting it fixed?
Questions & Answers
Do you need to hold down any trigger to operate the steam mop or to release the steam
Hi no trigger for it to steam you. It will steam as soon as you pull the handle down from vertically upright. If you want to release a squirt of the antibacterial spray you do need to pull a trigger for a second. I don't do this much and you can buy the cheaper model minus the antibacterial spray option if you like
This mop is only 1200 watts. How hot can that possibly get?
Hi Siner, in the way of providing some explanation, this model is an upright steam cleaner compared to other models which are a steam mop. As an upright steam cleaner, it uses a steam generator (also called a boiler) to produce the steam. Water goes into the boiler to superheat the water to 130 degrees C, the superheating process dries out most of the moisture out of the steam to produce a steam that has a higher proportion of heat and a lower proportion of moisture. The lower moisture means that the floors are not soaked with water and floors dry fast before water marks or streaking can occur. This is ideal for water sensitive floors such as timber and laminates. The higher heat means that more heat is present at the bottom of the pad, to help soften and dislodge dirt (heat softens dirt and grime to make it more easily removeable). The boiler continues to make steam automatically until the water runs out, so that there is a constant supply of steam, and the boiler keeps the steam hot and dry during the process. The 1200watts is used to indicate how strong the heating element is to get the water to 130 degrees C in the boiler.
Steam mops on the other hand use a "drip feed" method to generate steam. Water goes into a plastic container and the mop is turned on so that the heating element or the heating block heats (say at 1600watts in the case of Black and Decker). Upon pushing a trigger water is "drip fed" from the plastic tank to the heating element and the water is converted into steam and it is pumped to the pad. Steam is made at the point of contact of water and the heating element, sometimes the steam can be said to contain too much moisture with this method of steam generation. Users generally want lots of steam, but by pushing the trigger too often can result in too much water hitting the heating element and it cannot convert the water into steam fast enough and floors that are too wet can result. If the trigger is pushed less often then there is no steam made and the pad gets cold, (which is less effective at removing dirt and grime). This drip feed method is similar to how a steam iron works for clothes ironing.
There are pros and cons to a steam mop versus an upright steam cleaner (Euroflex models are the only ones that are an upright steam cleaner). Which is best for you might depend on how you like to clean (quick or deep cleaning), floor types (if water sensitive or they steak), how big is the floor area/house that you are cleaning, how often you clean, budget.
I hope that helps to explain the different steam generation methods and to clarify that the watts are used to determine the power of the heating element rather than how hot the steam may be.
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