32 of 32 people found the following review helpful
Having recently seen this advertised on tv, and ealising floor wipes just aren't cutting it for me I decided to order this, my first steam mop. Of the 3 variations available this one covered all the bases I needed, and combined with the laready glowing feedback I took the plunge and ordered one.
This is my first steam mop and overall I am extremely happy with the product and it's results. The mop itself is very easy to assemble and the parts just click into each other. It is extremely easy to setup but there is a quick start guide in the box too.
Once the water tank was fullI clicked it on and as the advert promised I was steaming away in no time. You select the floor type on the dial and away you go. The swivelling head makes it easy to navigate around objects. One thing I did find though was that after a little while it started to feel 'heavy' to push but if that becomes an issue one could pull it around instead I suppose.
I have used it on both my laminate and vinyl flooring and after the first use I was suprised just how much it picked up as I considered that I kept my floors as clean as possible.
My only two niggles are that I wish the mop could have a longer handle as I am quite tall and I feel the inclusion of just 1 microfibre pad is a touch stingey. I bought the pack of 3 from another seller which came recommended.
Overall I am very pleased with the mop and it has done away with the need for floor wipes or a mop and bucket. The proof is in the pad and judging by the dirt it's lifted I am confident it is keeping my floors very clean.
11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
This mop arrives requiring some assembly however there is a very simple photo guide and in 5 minutes you will be up and running. It has a detachable water reservoir for vey easy filling. Once plugged in and filled with water it takes less than 30 seconds for the steam to start. There is a dial to select the floor type and off you go. If you stand the mop up it turns off and turns on when you start mopping again. Basically this mop does away with the need for chemicals and a bucket. It is perfect to cover large areas such as laminate or tile flooring and it is easy and light to carry from room to room. Also the drying time is much quicker than a conventional mop. The only downside is that if you have a seriously dirty floor as you only have 1 pad to absorb all the dirt this will not cope. We have a muddy sheepdog in the kitchen who continually carries in dirt. For this job I will keep the standard mop and bucket. For all other rooms the steam mop is best.
23 of 26 people found the following review helpful
I have a home with a mixture of carpets, laminated hardwood, stone tiles and lino, with 4 children and 3 Persians ruling the roost. Clearly vacuuming, scrubbing and mopping is a daily chore (twice-daily in cases of spilled cereal and other accidents). Cleaning the wood and tiling is the worst; I've actually ended up snapping a few different mop handles, as I had to put so much pressure onto the mop to remove all of the daily grime that ends up being tracked around the house.
Needless to say I was excited about trying the Black & Decker Steam Mop - but would it turn out to be empty hype or something that actually would make cleaning easier?
I have a mixture of flooring to test this on and it's full marks all round. Normally I have to go over the same patch several times, but the steam mop cleans it all on the first sweep. Impressive. I don't even need to refill the water canister - the first lot is enough for me to clean everything that needs cleaning. Also; this mop doesn't require e to buy any cleaning solutions, to add to the water tank - unlike other brands model's of the steam mop.
I also must say that this is the light and easy to steer, so far I haven't suffered any of my usual backaches after use. Not only is the design lightweight, but it's just a matter of pressing buttons to adjust to whatever flooring I'm cleaning in that minute. This mop is my new favourite thing :)
I've been the most impressed by how easily the mop removed the drips of wax from the wooden flooring; I accidentally dripped out some melted black candle wax onto the floor last year, and I've scrubbed and soaked the stains almost daily since then, although the wax marks faded, they never totally disappeared. The very first time I ran the mop over the spots, guess what happened? That's right - the stains had vanished and my floor shone.
You can also use the mop to steam clean your carpets. I've tried this in one of the bedrooms, after one of the cat's had an accident, and was as impressed by the results as I was on the wood and tiles. I used disinfectant on the carpet first and then ran the mop over the area I wanted to clean; the carpet ended up stain & odor free, and the area dried within a couple of hours.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 10 December 2013
Very excitedly tore open the box and set it up. The first time nothing happened, but after jiggling the water container it fired up. I mopped slowly, and it was nice to see the steam and all, but most of the stains on the floor needed so much going over compared to a quick swish of the mop I'm not sure about the worth of it. (I'm talking mostly tea and coffee stains, although it was the coffee granule stuck on the floor that gave it the most trouble)
Saying that, it's lovely to be able to just fill it up and get going rather then having to get the mop, bucket and chemicals out. Drying time was within seconds too which does make a difference.
All in all I'm sure for a daily once over it'll be great but I'd still keep the mop for the heavy duty times
22 of 26 people found the following review helpful
I awaited the arrival of this potentially wonderful device with great anticipation. I had heard of steam mops before and anything that would rid me of heavy water buckets and mops was to be applauded. My mind was thus open and my hopes correspondingly high.
On receipt, I speedily laid out the parts and instructions. Assembly was done in a flash and it was really easy to swing into operation. The mop is very light and just right for me and it was, therefore, so far so good. It was also aesthetically pleasing in pretty pastel blue and white.
I then set it my cleaning tasks. This comprised Karndean floors in my kitchen, landing and hall, vinyl in the utility room and tiles in the garage. This meant that I could put the various steam settings through their paces. Now, I own five cats and they leave me all manner of detritus to clear up so would it do the trick? I vacuumed each hard surface before I started and got to work. The kitchen, landing and hall floors shone when I had finished but I did find that any difficult to remove marks remained and I had to scrub these by hand, whereas the mop and bucket would have made short work of them. The same applied to the utility room with its muddy paw marks and garage with the well used litter trays. The product maintained that it deep cleaned and killed 99.9% of germs. The former is only the case if you include my hard work whilst it sat lazily by on its floor pad. The latter could be the case, for the marks may now be verging towards brief and blissful sterility.
My feeling was that I shall continue to attack my hard floors with my trusty hand held mop - a huge well built beast and gives me great delight and efficiency. The steam mop can then come out and purr its way across my surfaces to offer some extra quality assurance. I shall continue to use it and see whether further trials change my mind but I suspect that my heavy duty needs plunge it into defeat.
In summary, if your floors are fairly lightly used or barely get really grubby then this may well be the product for you but, for the rest of us, may I recommend continuing with large amounts of soapy water mixed with a good detergent and a dab of elbow grease.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 7 December 2013
This is the second review i write on this product. After initially - after few days- having the impression that it was up to the expectations, now after little less than 1 year and having been barely used I can confidently say that the product is a disappointment. After few uses I realized that the mop does not heat enough, the steam power is very weak to the point that if you the surface you clean is completely dry after passing it. Terrible. And to complete it all the handle broke in half. I am writing the B&D customer service right now. Don't bother buying it.
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
I reviewed Black & Decker FSM1600 Steam Mop4 months ago. This is a better model. The results are the same, very clean floors, and you still feel as if you have done a workout in the gym afterwards. However the build is better. This one does not feel as though it is going to break everytime you bend the handle to start mopping. It is also less likely to fall over when you stand it up. It always suprised me how much muck these mops pick up every week. Dries almost immediately because it is a steam clean. As I stated earlier it is not for people with weak shoulder and arm muscles. It does not 'glide' over the floor you really have to push it. The old mop and bucket was so much easier but not as effective! It is easier to fill with water (no detergents or bleaches required) as the water tank is detachable. The one disadvantage of this mop over my earlier mop is that the power cable is a fair bit shorter. Probably 2/3 yards shorter which required an extra plug in of the power cord, no big deal. I have just read that there is supposed to be a carpet glider in the box, not in my box Black and Decker! There was one with the last mop and to be honest I only used it once and wasn't that impressed, so I won't miss it!
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
This would be the first time I will use steam for cleaning, that's why I had some doubts about the product.
However, it was enough to use it once in order to understand how it does the job very well! It is an excellent, light, easy to use cleaner and it is also possible to use it almost on every type of floor. As we have a kid, it is important for us to use very limited number of chemicals for cleaning at home - pure water cleaning is a very strong plus. Highly recommended!
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on 21 October 2013
A steam mop is something I have been considering for some time now, after all just use water, no more chemicals, no more slopping about with a mop and bucket, more often than not trying to wash second half of floor with water contaminated with dirt from the first half, no more waiting for the floors to dry. Found this model on super duper offer in Costco and bought it, assembly simplicity itself, let's tackle tiled kitchen floor, fill reservoir with water, slide into place, drop cleaning pad onto floor, velcro side up, place mop head onto it, sticks on securely, no bending, select floor type by turning dial, press on/off button, water reservoir glows with red light which a few seconds later turns blue indicating ready for action,please note nothing will happen with body and handle in upright position, steam will only appear when angled, a gentle back and forth action, and your floor is cleaned and sanitised with very little effort on your part, and lo and behold a very few minutes later completely dry. The surprise comes when you remove pad and see just how much dirt has been collected, as necessary pop pad, two supplied, into washing machine (no softener) and they come up like new. Works just as well on sealed wood flooring. It also comes with a carpet glider which I have not tried out. My only reservation is a slight haze left on tiles as they dry, although I must admit the more I use it the less noticeable this becomes. An effortless way to clean a variety of surfaces, recommended.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 12 December 2014
The mop is easy to fill and very quick to come up to temperature. Cleans well with very little pressure needed and dries almost immediately. A tip - if the steam does not appear to be coming through the pad, pull the handle down 90 degrees and that will release any air bubbles, then put the handle back to the usual position and the steam will work.