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Perfect - if I could use it!
My steam mop arrived from Kmart Australia with a US plug! No adaptor in box.
Cannot use it until I can get out of lockdown to buy an adaptor! Disappointed.
Purchased in June 2021 for $49.00.
I love the clean feel steam gives a floor. My first gadget was an expensive one worth nearly $300. It lasted about 2 years. I promised myself I wouldn't pay that much again. Thanks Hahn. Well, sometimes I go out on a whim and try cheaper products. Who would've guessed the KMart machine does the same job?!? Sure it's a bit of a cheaper build, but steam is steam and my floors certainly can't tell the difference. Let's see how long it lasts. So far, over a year - it's halfway there :) and at a fraction of the price.
Oh, we use it on our wood floors - no problems. Obviously we wouldn't let it sit in one spot steaming away. It's a great little machine.
Purchased in May 2020 at Kmart Retail Stores.
Refill twice to clean terrace house. Floors are left wet but okay if leave for a bit. Replace pads after each use but that is easy. Cord length is good.only problem is the unit stops working properly after only a couple of months or so. It make s all the right noises but there is barely any steam the unit does not seem to heat up enough to make steam so it is now useless.
Purchased in August 2020 for $49.00.
It works really well and I'm impressed
The refill tank has a tiny hole
The floor is a little wet, which makes sense because it's a steam mop but it makes the floors look amazing! I thought the floors were clean until we used this mop and were shocked at the dirt it got off.
I wish I bought some extra cleaning pads though, it only comes with one.
the chord length is alright.
I've only used it once but I'm excited to use it again.
If you're worried about spending big bucks on a steam mop, give this one a try, it's not expensive and cleans the floors really well.
We have lino and tiled floors, I haven't tried it on carpet yet though.
Purchased in July 2021 at Kmart for $49.00.
Stopped working after not much time.
Worked great before.
Loved it before it stopped working.
Do not buy if you want something that lasts.
Only want to clean my house today and can't.
Excellent piece of household cleaning equipment, v easy to operate and does a great job
I think this economical steam mop from K-Mart is FANTASTIC!! I have high gloss tiled floors and it brings them up with such a shine. I put a small amount of vinegar in with the water and only need to refill the water tank once during the process. The microfibre cloth attachment gets quite dirty but is easy to clean. I use it with a 3m extension lead which is adequate. I definitely recommend this steam mop.
Purchased in February 2021 for $49.00.
Great product with good price tag
I'm abit shocked by the reviews as I'm pretty happy with it. I live in a reasonable sized house and I find I always have some water left over in the tank. I haven't used it on the carpet but on tiles it does the job. This is the first time owning a steam mop but I have used one previously for work and find this one works alot better (though I have to admit the one at my work was pretty old and probably been dropped multiple times). The cord length is abit shorter than expected but nothing like an extended cord can't fix. It cleans the floor beautifully and have little to no trouble getting the marks off the floor.
Purchased in May 2021 at Kmart Retail Stores for $49.00.
Breaks after only a few uses
I’m on my second one now. The first lasted a few months and then stopped working but had been good prior so I bought another tho it’s slightly different to the first and uses different pads and the previous pads weren’t compatible as the steam isn’t strong enough to penetrate the thicker material.
The second one has only lasted 5 uses and now will not produce more than a trickle of steam, it literally stopped working after one room. I tried turning it off and letting it sit a while which had worked before but it’s having none of it and just w...ill not work :-( I use it every other day so it not sat around without use for long periods of time. Not worth the time or money, spend a bit more and get something that actually lasts. I would return it but do t have the receipt anymore :-(
Purchased in January 2021 at Kmart for $50.00.
Won’t last long
Short cord, broke/didn’t function after 5 uses ie no steam, basic tiled floor, small home and didn’t keep up. Hard to fill, had to refill often, pads fall off just Velcro. But it is cheap and you get what you pay for.
Purchased for $49.00.
Poor design, unsafe, doesnt actually get hot enough to clean anything. Ok if $20 maybe but not $50
Heres the facts,
-The steam temp at the mop head (the microfibre pad, is around 45 to 50 degrees. Initially.
-You cannot put anything in the water tank so it relys on steam alone to kill, and clean the floor.
-The pads (only one in the box) get soaked and the velcro tabs are insufficient to hold the pad on, meaning the pad falls off, even when dry unless you play around and force ot to stick.
-Theres no simple on/off switch, meaning you have to pull the plug and watch the sparkes fly if it falls over while your unplugging it. Potential electrocution.
-They leak water, no easy way to drain it out, and even with the mop head removed the steam pressure comibg out is luke warm and in my opinion less than my $12 steam irons pressure....-It buzzes and feels like its live, tingling sensation on the handle, and the appliance IS NOT EARTHED? Double insulated aparently, but who trusts the labour camp that made this to do that correctly? -The cable is short. -Why anyone would use this on their carpets blows my mind? May as well get a pump sprayer and just damp down all your carpets with water. (It doesnt get hot enough to do anything, apart from introduce moisture to an allready thriving carpet bacteria breeding ground.) In summary i will be taking ours back and just buying another oats folding mop and using boiling water with detergent again in a cat litter tray. Same time, same damp level on floor, cheaper, no electricity use, and you know its chemically cleaning the floor. And not to mention cheaper, no steam mop falling over and carrying on crazy squirting water out everywhere while you try and unplug it from the wall.
Purchased in November 2020 at Kmart for $50.00.
Inferior to previous model!
I purchased this model as a replacement for a previous model with a rectangular head that I was very happy with. This model however is nothing like it and I’m very disappointed in it. As mentioned by another reviewer, the pad does not adhere to the bottom of the mop and if you lift it slightly it falls off. The handle even when clipped into place slides back down with the slightest pressure. After 2 uses, the water no longer heats up so no steam! It’s going back to the shop. Please bring back the old model which whilst it only lasted two years. It did a brilliant job until the handle broke. Build them to last so we are not constantly contributing to our landfill!
Purchased in September 2020 at Kmart Online Store.
Cheap and nasty
At first this steamer was ok, but on the second use the extendable handle kept going down when you used it because it simply is not made well enough to stay in place. Then the pads would not stick to the steamer and now it just rolls up underneath. I bought this because I thought one steam mop does exactly what another does, heats up to steaming point and the pad cleans it. Nope will need to get one that will keep the pad on because this one is going in the bin!
Purchased in January 2020 at Big W for $50.00.
Left my tiles streaky and that’s enough for me to say no thank you.
Pro: it’s cheap so I don’t feel so bad about wasting my money.
Honestly if you have carpet I’m sure it’s fine but if you have tiles I wouldn’t bother you’ll have to mop over it anyway.
Works great, my floor is left shiny and clean.
You have to make sure you use the cleaning pad it comes with otherwise it will leak water with the wrong replacement pad.
Doesn't clean carpet very well though.
Purchased in February 2020 at Kmart Online Store for $39.00.
Good for price
For the price I am pretty happy with this little steam mop. Refilling the tank is easy and quick so not sure why people complain? If it was double the capacity others would say it was too heavy to push.
Floor is dry pretty quickly and I do like the option to glide over my carpets after vacuuming, I learned from a friend's experience to never ever put oils in your tank as it will ruin mop so I spray some eucalyptus on the capet then glide over, smells amazing and fresh - helps kill germs that maybe hiding. (Steam mops never actually clean carp...
Purchased in March 2020 for $49.00.
Questions & Answers
Can I buy a replacement pad
Kmart do sell replacement pads. I got some I dont need as my machine doesn’t work anymore!
The brand of Home & Co steam mop prior to this triangular one is great! I've had the rectangular head one (model STM-501) for 3 years now. Its frustrating that Kmart don't sell the replacement pads anymore. Can these still be purchased at all anywhere?
Did anyone elses buzz like a welder or giant transformer when plugged in for first use? Little bit worried its dangerous.
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