As far as home cleaning goes, this is really the only product you need. As with all steam cleaners, it removes the need for harsh chemicals and corrosive substances in your home. However the true beauty of this device is that it allows you to operate it as either an upright steam mop and it includes a detachable handheld steam cleaner which allows you to get into messy corners, countertops and onto upholstery. It performed well in nearly every one of our tests, but struggled when it came to excessively heavy grease during our barbeque test. For everyday cleaning, you won’t find many better products on the market, and certainly not for the price.
There are many aspects of this device that we enjoyed during the test phase. To start with, the 400 mL water tank capacity meant that the operating time of this mop surpassed most other comparable products. With most devices this can take upwards of 5 minutes, which just adds more time to your cleaning schedule. The boiler system is second to none and allows for instantaneous cleaning without having to wait for warm-up. This also means that when you do have to refill, you can fill and immediately move back to cleaning without having to wait.
There is also a detachable handheld steam cleaner which can be used for any surface from countertops to ovens and grout to carpet. It can also extend to be used for windows, clothing and tiled floors, depending on your cleaning needs. The great thing about this extension is that it does not lose any power when it is used. Many other detachable handheld options don’t perform at the same level as the mop.
Unfortunately, the device is not without its faults. At only 14 minutes of runtime, it allows you a bit less cleaning time than most steam mops. However, we felt this was counteracted by the fact there is no heat up period, meaning the refill process is quick and easy. The steam mop carpet attachment was also not as good as others we have tested, although it got the job done.
What We Love:
– Very powerful for a steam mop
– Great detachable handheld steam cleaner for multiple surfaces
– No heat up time
What Can Be Improved:
– Shorter runtime than some steam mops we tested
– Carpet attachment is okay, but not great