These Editor-Favorite Steam Mops Do All the Hard Work for You

published Jun 24, 2022
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When the weather outside warms up, it’s only natural to want to spend more time outdoors. And more time outdoors means there’s bound to be more dirt and debris being tracked inside that will eventually have to be cleaned up (even if you don’t get to it right away). If you have sealed hard floors, a steam mop is a fantastic method to maintain the cleanliness of your flooring through the season. They’re great because they only need water, converting it to steam, to break through dirt and grime that accumulates on the floor each day. Then, it all gets swept up by the machine so you don’t have to get down on your hands and knees to scrub a thing!

There are more than a few steam mops that we have tried in our own homes and gotten amazing results, ruling out the need to pull out a bulky 2-in-1 vacuum every time the floor needs a touch-up. If you’re in the market for an efficient steam up, look no further. Here are five steam mops we swear by to keep floors sparkling clean all year round:

1 / 5
was $79.99

This fan-favorite mop absolutely shocked us when we wrote about it earlier this year with how quick and easy it is to use! It features a modern white body and looks much sleeker than other steam mops, and a long cord keeps you mobile enough to tackle larger spaces, like a kitchen or long hallway. It's a reliable steam mop without any complicated bells and whistles that you can even use nightly if you want to.

2 / 5
Bed Bath & Beyond

For maintenance cleaning, the Shark Genius Steam Pocket Mop cleans just as well as a traditional mop and bucket, but with two advantages: You won't need to buy floor cleaning products because you only need to use water, and there's virtually no cleanup afterwards. The mopping pad can even be thrown into the washing machine to clean, ruling out any extra steps to your everyday housekeeping.

3 / 5
was $185.39

Bissell's PowerFresh Vacuum and Steam Mop is an all-in-one tool that will transform your mopping experience. It cleans and sanitizes using just water and the power of steam. It has separate canisters for debris and water along with washable mop pades. Most impressively, it vacuums and steam mops at the same time.

4 / 5
was $69.99

This speedy Shark steam mop is beloved for its ease of us and zero need for special cleaning solution. Editors and shoppers alike were surprised by how much dirt this mop can pick up with only steam, saying it was just as good as scrubbing the floors — with less effort and in half the time!

5 / 5
was $89.99

This game-changing 10-in-1 steam mop can do it all, so it's no wonder why our editors love it. The mop tackles all types of floors, rugs, blinds, glass, mirrors, and grout — and even converts into a handheld clothing steamer for easily ironing out wrinkles from clothing! That’s a lot of functionality for a lightweight, easy-to-use steam cleaner that’s under $70.

This post originally appeared on Apartment Therapy. See it here: These Editor-Favorite Steam Mops Will Do the Hard Work for You