A Detailed Review - H2O Mop X5 Green Steam Mop
The H2O X5 5 in 1 is a great multi-purpose cleaning option that you can use across tiled surfaces, carpet and upholstery. It features powerful steam jets that can be removed for handheld capability which comes in handy for the corners in your home. Additionally, it can be used to clean counter tops, bathrooms, kitchens, sinks, stoves, ovens and patios. It uses enough water to ensure the job gets done properly, but doesn’t require regular refills due to its well-sized water tank. Unlike many other steam cleaners, this steam mop does not require additional parts. Rather than purchasing additional cleaning pads every month, the pads that come with it are machine-washable and can be reused until it is necessary to buy new pads.
Unlike most steam cleaning mops, this beautiful device superheats the steam and releases it more slowly, providing the “dry steam” effect seen with most vapour cleaning systems. This puts it apart from the rest, allowing you to conduct deep cleaning on upholstery and carpets without having to worry about damaging them. The 20 second heat-up time period means you can get to cleaning in no time at all, and the 30 minute run time allows you to clean until the job is done. This makes the X5 5 in 1 one of the fastest steam mops to heat up, and also one of the best run times of any comparable product we have reviewed. This is primarily due to the 440mL water tank which surpasses the capacity of most steam mop water tanks by 50%.
Unlike any other steam cleaning mop we tested, the X5 5 in 1 was able to detach its handheld unit and tackle the steam cleaning of clothing from start to finish. This makes it unique with respect to all other devices - handheld, steam mop or vapour steam cleaners - and sets it above many other products we tested. If this wasn’t enough, it can also be used as a defrosting method for your freezer, a steam cleaner for your car, a carpet freshener and for cleaning shower tiles. Without a doubt, this is one of the most versatile steam mops we have ever seen or used.
In terms of negatives, we have to turn to other reviews because we were unable to determine any ourselves. In some cases, customers reported the X5 5 in 1 breaking under very little pressure. Reports of mop heads falling off should be taken with a grain of salt, however. While we understood to take our time and be careful while operating the X5, we were never in any danger of breaking it.
In some cases, there were reports of weak steam jets or malfunctioning motors. While factory defects are somewhat common, the vast majority of reviews show that this steam cleaning mop operates very efficiently and lasts for years before needing replacement.
What We Love:
- Great for everyday cleaning
- Ability to transform from mop to handheld quickly and easily
- Works on all surfaces equally well
What Could Be Improved:
- Some reviews report flimsy products
- Water jets can malfunction if not used properly
- Might not be strong enough to tackle heaviest dirt and grime