Shark steam mop

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I bought the latest model 3 months ago. It cleans all of my floors (wood, tile, vinyl) quite well.

Main problem I have with this mop is that changing mopheads (e.g., the one for all floors vs. the one for wood floors) is nowhere as easy as shown on the infomercial--you need to have very strong hands. And unless you wait till the mop has cooled off, removing a mophead results in being scalded by hot water drips.

Also, it's a good idea to use distilled water, as regular water may leave streaks.
 

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Do they work as well as advertised, though?
 
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Ivan Seeking
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Not sure of the brand, but Tsu loves her steam mop. However, I'm not convinced and will eventually do a "water and soap vs steam test". Not that it will matter... :biggrin:
 
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If you do do one, Ivan, would post results, please? I can't seem to wrap my mind around the idea that steam would make surfaces as "clean" as using a cleanser. And the floor cleanser I use is baking soda and vinegar because I don't want Bean walking across a damp floor with chemicals on it and then licking her paws. It nevertheless strikes me that by adding something to the hot water I use is a superior situation. However, the steam mop looks fantastically quick and easy. It's tempting.
 
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The steam is probably good at making it look clean, because it would help cut grease better than water alone. But, yeah, not sure it would be superior to using a detergent of some sort. I'd be worried about using steam on wood floors. That would seem rather damaging.
 

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