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Steam Mops Rss

I've decided I'd like to get myself a steam mop, so I'm asking all of you that own one in Huggies land to tell me which ones you would recommend, which ones you wouldn't, what to look for in a good one and to let me know any pros and cons there are of having one...thanks. smile
I had one a couple of years ago. I brought a vaccum from godfreys and they were giving them away with every vaccum purchase. Can't think of the brand but it was yellow laugh It wasn't very good either. After that I gave up on steam mops.




I had one a couple of years ago. I brought a vaccum from godfreys and they were giving them away with every vaccum purchase. Can't think of the brand but it was yellow laugh It wasn't very good either. After that I gave up on steam mops.




Same here. I got given one when we bought a vaccum. I didn't like it. It came with 2 pad thingys and they got so wet and dirty when cleaning that I would change it halfway through. I liked the idea of the stream cleaning but the actual pad thing just got gross and felt like I was cleaning with a dirty mop.

I'm sure the more expensive ones won't be bad but just something to check before you buy. My floor was soaked by the time I finished cause the pad was so wet.

I've heard that those free ones were no good, but I'm just wondering about the ones people have spent some money on - are they any good?
I'm hoping the more expensive ones wouldn't leave your floors sopping wet! Lucky you guys didn't pay for them hey? smile

Same here. I got given one when we bought a vaccum. I didn't like it. It came with 2 pad thingys and they got so wet and dirty when cleaning that I would change it halfway through. I liked the idea of the stream cleaning but the actual pad thing just got gross and felt like I was cleaning with a dirty mop.

I'm sure the more expensive ones won't be bad but just something to check before you buy. My floor was soaked by the time I finished cause the pad was so wet.

Thats what happened for me aswell.

Yep I'm glad I didn't pay for mine. Before getting it I had told DH for a while that I wanted to get a steam mop. He gave me crap about it after I'd used it a couple of times. TBH I wouldn't spend the money on one, I prefer a new kitchen appliance laugh



We have a Wertheim which we bought from Godfreys. It was $199 and we are quite happy with it. Well DF is, i've never actually used it. He usually gets throught our four bedroom house which is totally floorboards and tiles using just one pad. He only needs a second pad if it has been a while and the floor is extra dirty.

When we were looking some things I remember most people were saying to look for was how often you need to refill the tank and how easy it is. (some don't have a removable tank and you have to get a jug and take it to your steam mop!)
Plus some of the cheaper ones don't have an on off switch on the actual unit. (You have to turn it off at the wall) Ours has an on/off switch but it also has a sensor in the handle that as soon as you let go of the handle it switches off. Great if you have to run and do something for the kids, grab the phone etc. You don't have to worry about it being left on and destroying your floorboards or the kids burning themselves. (Well less likely anyway)
Check how long they take to heat up. Ours literally takes a few seconds. Probably 5 sec.




We have a Wertheim which we bought from Godfreys. It was $199 and we are quite happy with it. Well DF is, i've never actually used it. He usually gets throught our four bedroom house which is totally floorboards and tiles using just one pad. He only needs a second pad if it has been a while and the floor is extra dirty.

When we were looking some things I remember most people were saying to look for was how often you need to refill the tank and how easy it is. (some don't have a removable tank and you have to get a jug and take it to your steam mop!)
Plus some of the cheaper ones don't have an on off switch on the actual unit. (You have to turn it off at the wall) Ours has an on/off switch but it also has a sensor in the handle that as soon as you let go of the handle it switches off. Great if you have to run and do something for the kids, grab the phone etc. You don't have to worry about it being left on and destroying your floorboards or the kids burning themselves. (Well less likely anyway)
Check how long they take to heat up. Ours literally takes a few seconds. Probably 5 sec.

So you're happy with the way it cleans then? How well does it clean the tiles, does the grout clean up well?
I have a yellow Kenwood and I hate the thing. MIL gave it to me brand new in a box but I cant say if it was one of those freebies - probably <img src='https://www.huggies.com.au/forum/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/dry.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='<_<' />

It didn't clean all that good and the main thing that I didnt like was having to wait it for it to heat up then when you need to change powerpoints to move to another room you have to wait all over again and when most of your house is hard floors... its super annoying and time consuming. Left my floors quite wet and didn't get the grout inbetween the tiles.

But... I did just buy a Sabco Freedom mop about a week ago and LOVE IT!!!! Its one of those mops you put water/solution into and spray as you mop so no bucket!! Its awesome and the pads wash up great in the machine and as its only from bigw they're not that hard or expensive to buy!! grin

So you're happy with the way it cleans then? How well does it clean the tiles, does the grout clean up well?


Sorry I only just noticed your question!

I really can't give you an honest answer on the tiles and grout question as the only tiles we have are in our bathroom and ensuite and I usually just end up using the old style mop to clean those as I noticed when DF tried to use the steap mop it was quite awkward trying to get around the toilet and stuff. Plus I like to finish the bathrooms all at once and he's rarely mopping the floors while i'm cleaning the bathrooms.

Also, I stand corrected on the heating up issue. DF said it's more like 10 - 15 seconds initially but around 5 sec. to restart if you stop half way through.

Yep! Overall DF is happy with it! The only other one we considered buying was a Bissel (sp?) But everyone we asked said go the Wertheim and we liked our Wertheim Vac. So we decided to go that way!



Thanks...I'll have to have a good think about it, and do a bit more research. smile
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