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Hoover Heritage 5630

Hoover Heritage 5630

2.2 from 18 reviews

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WENDYGreater Melbourne (Inner), VIC

Sore thumb


I agree with the previous person, your thumb gets incredibly sore from pressing the steam button constantly. I had a Bissell and it is a much better design. The 5630 design re the bottom hook for the cord gets in the way of being able to lay the mob flat to get under things. I fail to understand the triangle head. I would not recommend this mop

Purchased in November 2018 for $240.00.

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I wish I read these reviews instead of listening to the Godfrey’s salesperson.


1. If I knew you had to hold the button down the whole time I never would have bought it. I’ve just used it the first time and my hands are in crippling pain
2. the mop pad already has a hole in it after 2 rooms. I explained I had rough slate style floors and this didn’t raise any alarms with the salesperson
3. Like another reviewer, there is no where to stash the cord so you have to hold it up.
4. I can’t pull the drawstring tight enough and the fabric head keeps coming off
I haven’t had a problem with it being too wet out I feel thoroughly ripped off and in pain. Avoid like the plague.

Date PurchasedSep 2018
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First steam mop


I’ve just used my first steam mop so don’t know how to compare to others but very happy. It’s cleans beautifully! There is some wetness but there is with any mop. By the time I’ve done upstairs downstairs is dry. Lifts dirt no problem. Love it!!
I found it easy to manouvere and do much better than a normal mop. I’m happy with this purchase!

Date PurchasedJul 2018

SAbeeSA, 5085

  • 10 reviews

Tooo wet


As other review says, it does it job perfectly especially with the vibration on. Easy for storage as it can fold into half.
The Cons of it are:
1. Too wet and not good for wooden or floating floor board. I have to dry it with cloths after using it so cost more time!
2. Plastic body make a squeaking sound --- to me I am so worried that it will break in half!
3. Hands feel tired after cleaning as the the weight and pressing trigger all the time.

In conclusion, I would not recommend this mop unfortunately.

Date PurchasedNov 2016


KenR60South East Queensland, QLD

  • 4 reviews

Should have read reviews before buying ad wasting $100


After using this Hoover Steam Mop my tiled floor is covered in water and while using a normal mop and bucket it takes less then 15min to dry, after an hour using this steam mop my tiles are still wet. Went straight back to where I bought it and was told it was because my tiles are cold??? Wrote to Hoover and because i’d Had it for just er 10 days they couldn’t refund an unhappy customer even though I only used it once

Date PurchasedSep 2017

Rubbish! Don't Buy!


Steam mop stripped the top polished off my vinyl leaving deep strips. Hard to manoeuvre and sticks to floor. Steam button has to be held down all the time at an odd angle resulting in tendonitis. Leaves tiles wet and doesn't get the grout clean. Haven't had a good experience with any of the hoover products

Date PurchasedApr 2017


maldemerPeel, WA

  • 13 reviews

Still happy


Re my review of November 2014 - still happy with this Steam mop after a year and a half, although the idiot that designed placing the operating lever on top of the handle should be fired, as this places a lot of strain on the thumb holding it down to generate steam. I also find the vibrating head to work well on hard to clean stains, and the handle is a little too flexible when pulling the cleaning head sideways. Otherwise still very happy with this machine!



  • 11 reviews

Expensive disposable RIP gadget.


Crap. better off with s $2 variety store mop


After a few months the mop broke. Hoover have no contact number. Their email response was to return to retailer for repairs. Crap crap crap. Don't but hoover. Absolutely disappointed. It said continuous steam for 40 mins. Thats with it set on low. It took toughly 3hrs to mop my floor due to thr mop needing to completely cool before refilling.



Just over 1 year old, this morning blew the circuit breakers in the house the steam mop has obviously failed, leaked water onto an electrical component. The cheap price now long forgotten, now have the memory of a poor product used 5 times, that's about $20 per floor clean.


sugarPerth, WA

  • 2 reviews

Heavy and hard to use


Its a heavy machine with a horrible plastic handle that you need to keep pressing for steam. It does a good job cleaning the floor but its tiring pushing this heavy monster around the house while pressing fir stream. Regret purchase. Got it from Godfrey for $199. Over priced! Do not recommend anyone to buy it unless you want to work on your biceps and thumbs.



  • 2 reviews



Doesn't clean. Just spreads the dirt around. Even after vacuuming the hard floors first. Leaves them wet and the vibrate function does nothing. Dont waste your money. For the time and effort a traditional mop does a much better job. Its now back in the box collecting dust. Hate it



  • 2 reviews

No issues part from steam button, not ergonomic




  • 3 reviews

Doesn't even deserve one star. Horrible


Replaced my old steam mop with this Hoover. Extremely disappointed. It uses heaps of water, which is obviously why it leaves the floor extremely wet and streaky. The trigger at the top needs to be constantly held down by your thumb when mopping, which becomes extremely painful and your thumb goes numb. There is no where to clip the cord in at top of handle so constantly mopping over it or standing on it. The cloth triangles always slipping off. Terrible. KEEP CLEAR, not user friendly.



  • 2 reviews
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worst mop ever


leave the floors wet with wet streaks. not very ergonomic and to have to constantly push the button is annoying.very heavy . made the floor look worst than before.. didnt expect this from a brand like hoover.. they should be recalling this product, cant understand how it ever launched........................... ...



Soaking wet floors


I purchased this direct from Godfreys, first time i used it my floor was soaking wet, it was heavy to use and after using it 4 times the scrub button does not work at all, hate it,. I found it didnt clean my floors very well either, i have tiles and lino, my arm was aching after each use.
Not much
Heavy, soaking wet floors took 1 hour to dry


i couldnt agree more.. My opinion is the same. I will be going back to Godfrey's to return this product. I will rather use my old traditional mop instead of this..



  • 3 reviews
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Beautiful, streak-free floors in no time!


This steam mop is easy to set up, begins producing steam quickly, and glides across the floor easily. There are three steam settings: "dust" (minimal steam), "mop" (moderate steam), and "scrub" (heavy steam). There is also a vibrate mode which I found helped me to clean stuck-on stains. There is also a plastic attachment used for steaming carpets. It comes with only one cleaning pad but extra pads are cheap online. The only con to this machine is that the water tank is slightly clumsy to change. Otherwise, worth every penny!
Excellent cleaning power, easy to set up and use
Water tank clumsy to change



  • 4 reviews
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Good quality product. Quick & convenient way of cleaning hard floors.

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agree totally with Mareke's review of this product. i have used the steam cleaner a couple of times but have not met with any problems filling the water tank. all in all, a good product from Hoover. george.

Questions & Answers

Dick W

Dick Wasked

We have had a Hoover 5630 steam mop for the past 3 years and overall find it good and effective to use. However are we able to put any type of detergent/cleaning fluid through the mop's reservoir?

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Can this be used on wooden floor boards?

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When the sonic vibration worked it was very useful with my wooden floors. With little steam and using the coral pad with the sonic vibration the dirt was gone very easily. The coral pad without the vibration sticks to the floors and it does not do a proper job.
Having said that, if it's given to you for free you have time to save for something more reliable. Otherwise, I wouldn't get one of these again.


Sorry can't help, I have Tiles thru my home and it works OK on them, in another post someone use a special pad and the vibrating function, you could try that!

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CategorySteam Mops
Price (RRP) $199

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