Good value for money, but not the best steam mop
For it's price tag, the Kmart Steam Mop is perfectly serviceable. As you should expect at that price point, it's not as good as others on the market, but, if like us, you want for occasional use, then it's great value for money. Pros: Price tag, has a decent size tank, the pad is reasonable quality and washes well.
Cons: It takes longer to heat up than others, and has a much shorter cord than my previous branded model, is a little tricky to fill without spilling water and only comes with a single pad - I haven't been able to find any additional pads in store yet.
Great for the price
I brought this steam mop based on the reviews. The machine is very compact and lightweight. I did need an extension cord. The microfibre mats were easy to attach and replacements extremely cheap at $9.50 for 3. I had been using a Vileda mop and bucket for 3yrs prior and was happy with it. After using the steam mop I was shocked at how much dirt was on the mat . I am now hooked and won't be using my mop and bucket anymore which was the same price in comparison. I did have a few streak marks but ok with this as I prefer the floor to be clean. ...Heats up very quickly and is easy to manouver. The only draw back is getting used to the cord and holding onto it as you steam. But overall a fantastic little steamer well worth the small price tag. Very happy.
You get what you pay for
Compared to other steam mops out there this was one of the cheapest. It does do what it's meant to, however the quality of the microfiber cloth is cheap and leaves streak marks on my tiles. I prefer my Kmart spray mop to this one.
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Leave streak marks on the floor
Bought this recently at K Mart after our HAAN steam mop no longer works (after almost three years). It left streak marks and the cord was quite short so an extension cord is required. Read many good reviews on the Homemaker Steam Mop that K Mart used to sell but sadly it has been replaced by this newer model which isn't very good.
Purchased in September 2019 for $49.00.
Stopped working after 2 months!
Was good at the beginning worked really well and was really happy with it. Then 2 months in it started leaking water everywhere and then stopped producing steam!! Don’t waste your money!!
Better Than Any Expensive Brand
This mop is absolutely brilliant. I have been using a more expensive brand for around 8 years and was getting fed up mopping the floor with towels every time I used it. Given the cheap price of this mob I gave it a try. I could not be happier. The fact that it doesn’t need a filter is also a bonus. The floor does get a little wet at times, but nothing like my old mop which in turn, saves me time. The other thing I like about it is you do not have to hold a button to get the steam. This mop automatically starts steaming as soon as you sta...rt to mop and it stops when you put it in the upright position. The cord length is quite good also, but I always use an extension cord as I have large areas of tiles. The pad is so much easier to clean also. Just rinse under running water and most of the dirt comes off. I had to soak my old one, and still was badly stained. The water tank holds a good amount of water also. 9/10, only because the floor gets a little wet at times. Highly recommend this product.
REVISED REVIEW MODEL JC-23O
This is a revision of my previous review which expressed disappointment with this product. My main complaint was that the micro-fiber mop head did not collect grime from the floor (only around the edge) Determined to find a way around the problem I manufactured a pad and attached it to the base, then placed the micro-fiber pad over it, worked beautifully. The tanks capacity is very adequate to cover 3+ tiled rooms, steam flow exceptionally good and the floor dries almost immediately. Cord length could be longer - I attach an extension to save...from moving to several points. In my opinion more than one pad should be included with the initial purchase. Local K Mart does not have them in stock, will have to purchase on-line. To sum up, I am now very happy with the product (after my resourceful improvement) and believe the purchase was good value for me, for the price of $49.00
Good Product, Reasonable Price
Bought this a few months ago so I have had time to assess it's performance. I chose to buy this one as researching other brands found this one to be rated well but also had a reasonable price. So far I have found it cleans, is easy to use and store. I only use it in the bathrooms and laundry. I did try it once on my polished wood floors but decided steam may deteriate the surface. My downstairs bathroom and laundry are large areas and mopping resulted in drying time of hours. With the steam mop, floors dry in one hour. I would recommend this product
Great price, excellent steam output.
I bought this steam mop from Kmart after my other more expensive steam mop stopped steaming after only 6 months. I had intended to use this new mop for only a short time until I purchased another more expensive brand but Ive had it much much longer than the previous one.
I have been absolutely blown away by how easy to use and well it cleans. This mop is super light weight and easy to use. It puts out lots of steam and gets off stubborn marks on our floor easily just by holding the mop head on top of the mark for a few seconds.
The only down si...
Fantastic product for the price
*A lot cheaper than other brand. I also own a Haan (old model) which was great but it died on me after 5-6years and was replaced once and costs over $200
*Heaps of steam power
*Water reservior isn't too bad. Not 100% but i think i can get about 10mins of steam out of it.
Only comes with 1 mop mat (additional mat x3 was about $15 if i recall correctly)
Not detachable but I think you lose steam power if it's detachable like the Haan model I've had...
Questions & Answers
Is this ok to use on wooden floors?
Is it good for carpets as well? I have toddler so I am bit concerned about my carpet cleaning.
Hi Iqra I used it once on my rugs with the glider and a little dirt came out. They arnt really that dirty but i might see if I can use without the glider. Personally I think if you have a toddler you may be better off with an appliance that does everything . Check them out at the Goodguys they have ones that do hard floors and carpets. X
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