Steam mops are a revolutionary way to clean. They use steam power to remove even the toughest stains and dirt from all kinds of surfaces all with no chemicals. With steam mops, gone are the days of hulling around buckets of water and chemicals and mops, only to push dirt around on the floor. But, with different models on the market today, how do you pick the best steam mop?

In the following guide, we looked closely at eight different steam mops, and we believe we have found the best steam mop to buy in 2019. Read on to find out!


Best Steam Mop FAQ

WHAT IS A STEAM MOP?

WHAT DOES A STEAM MOP DO?

HOW DOES A STEAM MOP WORK?

WHERE CAN YOU BUY IT?


How We Reviewed

The following products were reviewed based on the following parameters: Features, Pros & Cons, Price, and Where to Buy. We reviewed the mops based on these parameters because they tell us a lot about the features and user-friendliness of the steam mops. Understanding the pros and cons of each mop also lets us see the reasons for the price range.


OVERALL PRICE RANGE OF THIS PRODUCT (AND SIMILAR PRODUCTS)

Steam mops range in price from $50 to $230. Some steam mops cost drastically more than others because they can be converted into handheld cleaners to clean above-the-floor surfaces. Moreover, the difference in cost is also due to the added features, such as vacuum functionality and extra steam settings.

WHAT WE REVIEWED

Sale
Shark Genius Hard Floor Cleaning System Pocket (S5003D) Steam Mop,...
  • Water tank capacity - 220ml. 3-Setting Intelligent Steam Control
  • Double-Sided Dirt Grip Washable Pads
  • Genius Head with Direct Steam Channeling

FEATURES

Bona's hardwood floor care system contains an entire supply of items that is everything you will need to clean your hardwood floors. It comes with a durable, 4-piece mop handle with a 4-by-15 inch head, a microfiber machine washable pad, a machine washable microfiber dusting pad, and Bona's non-toxic, no-residue 32oz hardwood cleaner spray. If you're looking to jump right into cleaning your hardwood floors and lack the necessary equipment and supplies, this floor care system may be the one for you!

PROS

  • Easy to use
  • Easy to put together
  • Works great on hardwood floors

CONS

  • Water drizzling from the steam nozzle
  • Leaks
  • Leaves behind streaks

Sale
BISSELL PowerFresh Steam Mop, Floor Steamer, Tile Cleaner, and Hard...
  • Clean and sanitize sealed hard floors without the use of harsh chemicals. Eliminates 99. 9Percent of germs and...
  • Power through tough, sticky messes with the flip down easy scrubber
  • Choose from high, medium, or low steam based on your cleaning needs with the smart set digital steam control

FEATURES

The Bissell PowerFresh Steam Mop features swivel steering and a 23-foot power cord to allow maximum area coverage. You can choose from three steam settings: high, medium, and low depending on the conditions of your floor and the type of surface.

Bissell promises that this mop will remove 99.9 percent of germs and bacteria. The water tank is removable, which makes it easy to fill up. The continuous steam feature lets you clean the floors without having to hold down a button. The best part about this mop is its fragrance discs that you can insert.

The mop comes with one soft microfiber pad, one microfiber scrubby pad, two spring breeze fragrance discs, and a carpet glider. If you want your floor clean and smell good, look no further than this mop. Bissell PowerFresh Steam Mop could well be the best steam mop on the market today.

PROS

  • Water tank
  • Easy to use
  • Works great on wood floors

CONS

  • Broke down after short use
  • Leaks
  • Faulty parts

Shark 2-in-1 Blast & Scrub Steam Pocket Mop
  • Transforms into a powerful scrubber with concentrated Blast & Scrub Technology
  • 3-setting Electronic Intelligent Steam Control provides the right amount of steam for dusting, mopping, or scrubbing...
  • Converts into a handheld steamer for above-floor cleaning


FEATURES

The Shark 2-in-1 Blast & Scrub Steam Pocket Mop features a foldable body and powerful scrubber and blast technology to remove the most stubborn stains on your floors. The mop comes equipped with three different settings to allow you to cater to your cleaning needs. You can easily transform the op into a handheld steamer to clean other surfaces in your home, including the walls and ceiling.

The dual-sided pocket cleaning pads are super absorbent and do not leave behind unwanted streaks. This mop comes with a world of accessories, including, to name a few, rectangle washable steam pocket pad, above-floor accessory hose/direct steam nozzle, scrub blast pad, and two washable blasts & scrub pads.

PROS

  • Easy to put together
  • Great for tile floors
  • Easy to use

CONS

  • Fell apart
  • Little steam
  • Not as portable as expected

Sale
Bissell Pet Steam Mop, Steamer, Tile, Bathroom, Hard Wood Floor...
  • Buy BISSELL, save pets. BISSELL will donate $10 to BISSELL Pet Foundation for each PowerFresh Lift-Off Pet purchase upon...
  • A Safer And Easier Way To Clean Homes With Pets. No Need To Use Harsh Chemicals On Your Floors
  • The Lift-Off Pet Model Features A 2-In-1 Steam Mop, Allowing You To Tackle Pet Messes Both On And Above Your Floors


FEATURES

The Bissell 1544A Powerfresh Lift-Off Pet Steam Mop is great for sealed floors. The mop features all the attachments and accessories you need for freshen up your floors or to clean it from inside out. Some attachments that come with the mop include a squeegee, grout cleaner, and detail brushes. Like the basic Bissell Powerfresh mop, this mop also comes with a 26-foot long power cord to allow for maximum reach.

In addition, this mop promises that it can remove 99.9% of germs and bacteria while making your floors smell like spring with the insertable fragrance discs. Finally, the mop is powerful enough to clean pet messes on the floor and other surfaces as well. With so much to like about this mop, no wonder it’s on our list for the best steam mop to buy this year.

PROS

  • Water tank
  • Easy to use
  • Smells great

CONS

  • Stopped working after short use
  • Faulty parts
  • Leaks

O-Cedar Microfiber Steam Mop with 1 Extra Refill
  • Heats from plug-in to steam in just 20 seconds.
  • Adjustable steam level settings.
  • Kills 99. 9% of bacteria* on floors without any cleaning chemicals. (Tested on E. Coli bacterium)


FEATURES

The O-Cedar Microfiber Steam Mop features a lightweight design at only five pounds. The snap-on glider makes it easy to install the pads while making your faces smell refreshing. The mop is so light to use, and with the power of three steam settings, the mop promises to kill 99.9 percent of germs and bacteria. All it takes is 20 seconds to heat the water, and the mop is ready to go to work.

The mop’s swivel design gives you the flexibility to get into tight spots and crannies easily. Also, the triangle head lets you effectively clean corners and edges with minimum effort. The mop comes with two microfiber pads, which are washable up to 25 times. We could go on and on about its features, but for now, we are convinced that it might be the best steam mop to buy in 2019.

PROS

  • Long cord
  • Heats up quickly
  • Easy to use

CONS

  • Clogged after short use
  • Stopped working after a short while
  • Leaves a permanent mark on the floor

Sale
BISSELL Symphony Vac and Steam 2 in 1 vacuum and steam mop for...
  • Save time by vacuuming debris and steaming hard floors at the same time. Cleaning Path Width:11", Tank Capacity:12.8 oz
  • Sanitize with steam, using just water to eliminate 99.9% of germs and bacteria*. Surface Type:Hard Floors, Bare Floors....
  • Easy to use with Easy Touch Digital Controls, 5-way adjustable handle, and Quick-Release Mop Pad Tray - 4 mop pads...


FEATURES

The Bissell Symphony Vac and Steam Mop can be used as a vacuum and mop simultaneously. This ingenious combo of a cleaning tool features powerful steam to remove 99.9% of germs and bacteria. There are three settings in which you can customize your mop: low steam, high steam, and suction. Dry tank technology on this mop means that you can empty the stored dirt without making a huge wet mess.

The vacuum is equipped with powerful cyclonic suction technology for deep suction on every surface in your home. You can change the mop pads easily and without the use of your hands as it can be done with the detachable mop tray. All you have to do is step on the tray level with your foot to remove the pad.

Oh, and did we mention the nice smelling spring breeze freshening discs that come with the mop? Those and everything we have mentioned, plus more, are what makes this mop possibly the best steam mop available today.

PROS

  • Works great for getting rid of dog hair
  • Easy to use
  • Vacuum and steam clean all in one

CONS

  • Stopped working after short use
  • Vacuum not as good as the mop
  • Leaks

Sale
Shark Lift-Away Pro Steam Pocket Mop (S3973D)
  • 2-in-1 steam pocket mop with Removable handheld steamer for above-floor cleaning
  • Intelli-mop head with touch-free pad attach and release technology
  • Steam blaster blasts stuck-on messes


FEATURES

The Shark Lift Away Steam Pocket Mop features two-sided cleaning pads, a removable steamer body, and hands-free pad removal and installation. The mop features three levels of steam functionality: dust, mop, and scrub. From your everyday cleaning to deep cleaning, you can count on this mop’s deep scrubbing function to get rid of that tiresome gunk.

What’s more, this mop’s removable handheld steamer means that you can clean any above-the-floor surfaces with ease. This mop’s simple design makes it easy to assemble, and its powerful lift-away technology makes it great on hardwood floors. From scrubbing to dusting, this dynamic mop may well prove to be the best steam mop to buy today.

PROS

  • Handheld
  • Works great on hardwood floors
  • Easy to use

CONS

  • The steam button can burn
  • Stopped working after short use
  • No continuous steam mode

Reliable Steamboy 300CU 3-in-1 Steam and Scrub Mop, 1500W, Fast...
  • READY IN 2 MINUTES - Fast heat up steam mop that is ready to work in 2 minutes
  • POWERFUL TILE SCRUBBER - Heavy-duty scrubber brush makes floor tiles and grout lines like new again
  • FOOT RELEASE - This Reliable steam mop features easy press foot release button to switch between scrubber and steamer...


FEATURES

The Reliable Steamboy Pro Steam and Scrub Mop features a heavy duty scrubber brush that cleans deep to remove tough grout and tile stains. The mop also features 180-degree swivel steam and scrubber heads that lets you easily clean tough-to-reach areas without much effort. The press foot release button lets you switch from scrubbing to steaming, and vice versa, seamlessly.

Want to remove dirt and hair on your carpet? Easy, just click the carpet glide button to clean carpets and area rugs. This mop has continuous steam functionality that lets you clean up to 25 minutes without stopping. The 21-foot electrical cord ensures that you don’t miss any area that needs to be cleaned. The mop comes with heavy-duty scrubber brush, two microfiber cloth pads, and one replaceable water filter.

As a mid-range mop, we feel confident that we can stand this one as the best steam mop of 2019.

PROS

  • Easy to use
  • Great on tile floors
  • Heats up quickly

CONS

  • Stopped working after short use
  • Does not clean well
  • Awkward shape

The Verdict

After carefully considering each steam mop’s features, affordability, and pros and cons, we present our verdict for the best steam mop to buy in 2019: Shark Genius Steam Pocket Mop. This mop’s steam power is powerful enough to remove 99.9 percent of germs and bacteria. The dual-sided Dirt Grip pads leave no streaks behind and is tough on stains but gentle on hardwood floors.

With touch-free technology, changing pads have never been easier and hassle-free. All you have to do is press a button to attach or detach the pad. The pads are also washable, so you save the environment and save money at the same time.

Finally, the mop features three settings of steam to allow you to fit your cleaning needs. If you are looking for a steam mop that is affordable and versatile, look no further than Shark Genius Pocket Mop.

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This