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Russell Hobbs 21180 Steam and Clean Steam Mop Lite - 300 ml - 1500 W

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  • 1500 watts
  • 300ml water tank capacity
  • 30 seconds heat up time
  • Steaming tiem 18 mins
  • Rapid steam out
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Technical Details
Brand Russell Hobbs
Model Number21180
Item Weight2 Kg
Product Dimensions60 x 32 x 15 cm
Capacity0.3 litres
Power / Wattage1500 watts
Operating Radius6 metres
Runtime18 minutes
Special FeaturesCorded, Portable, Steam Regulation
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank 196,564 in Kitchen & Home (See top 100)
Shipping Weight3.5 Kg
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Date First Available9 Oct. 2013

Product Description

Product Description


Steam and Clean Lite Steam Mop 21180

The Russell Hobbs Steam and Clean Lite takes the hard work out of housework

Get the dirty work done fast with a Russell Hobbs Steam and Clean Lite Steam Mop. It’s a great way to tackle dirt on hard surfaces such as tiles, lino, sealed laminate, sealed wood and you can even freshen up dusty carpets. There’s no need to mess around with old fashioned mops and a bucket full of water. The Steam and Clean Lite is a compact version of the Russell Hobbs Steam and Clean and it delivers all the cleaning power of natural steam but is simply smaller and lighter. With 13 minutes’ of steam time from a 300ml water tank, and an angled, swivel head that can get into tricky corners, It’s ideal for giving floors a quick yet thorough clean in no time.

The Russell Hobbs Steam and Clean Lite cuts through dirt and it kills 99.9% of germs.*

With a Steam Mop the floor surface dries almost instantly so you don’t have to avoid using your room. Unlike traditional mop heads that need to be hand washed after use, the microfibre cleaning cloths on your Steam Mop can be washed in a washing machine and re-used.

It also saves on the expense of additional detergents which can add up over time. If space is at a premium, a Lite Steam Mop is an ideal solution as it can be stored easily in a small space. With so many positive benefits, it’s little wonder then that the Lite Steam Mop is gaining popularity and converts in modern households.

*Test method based on EN13697, excludes carpets, applies to sealed floors only.

Detachable Water Tank

The detachable water tank makes it quick and easy to fill, simply pull it out and fill it directly from the tap. A 300ml water tank creates enough steam for 13 minutes of use. Ideal for those quick cleaning jobs that need to be tackled thoroughly.

Lightweight and Compact

At a light enough weight to pick up and move around easily; compact enough for storing in smaller spaces to its ideal if space is at a premium.


The attachments are really easy to clip on and clip off. They include:

  • Carpet glider to refresh your carpets and rugs
  • Filling funnel jug and funnel with anti-calc
  • Microfibre cleaning cloths

Use on a range of sealed hard floors

Designed for use on wood floors, laminate, vinyl, tiles and to freshen carpets. Great for combating mildew and mould too.

Swivel Head

Ergonomically shaped to tackle dirt in awkward corners.


About Russell Hobbs

At the heart of your home

At Russell Hobbs, our products offer more than just quality, style and innovation – they help create delicious moments to be savoured. That first cup of coffee in the morning, the warmth of a freshly ironed shirt, the simple joy of sharing a freshly cooked meal with family – these are the things that truly matter.

We put you at the heart of everything we do, which gives us the insight to design things better. From kettles and toasters to irons and food preparation, all our appliances offer stylish ways to make life easier. We design with real people in mind, for solutions that help make home life even more enjoyable.

We’re Russell Hobbs, at the heart of your home.

Box Contains

1 x Russell Hobbs 21180 Steam & Clean Steam Mop Lite
2 x Cleaning Cloths
1 x carpet glide
1 x Merasuring jug with anti calc
1 x Instruction Booklet

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By Sid Nuncius #1 HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWER on 13 Mar. 2014
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This is a good steam mop which does the job. It is light, simple to set up and use, and I found the cleaning results pretty good.

Once assembled, you fix a cloth onto the head using the drawstring. Then simply add water to the tank using the well-designed filter jug which should prevent limescale damage. It really does take less than 30 seconds to heat up and start producing steam, and off you go. The results seem good to me, with a very clean-looking kitchen and bathroom floor. I'm less convinced by the results on carpet, but it does improve things and I may persevere. The swivel-head makes it easy to manoeuvre and it gets into the corners pretty well because of the shape of the head. The cloth is easy to machine wash on 40 degrees.

Some things aren't so great. I found it very hard work on any textured floor (like stone). The cloth was inclined to come off occasionally, even with the string drawn very tight. The cable hook at the top swings loose as you wind the cable onto it and dumps it off if you're not careful, and the plug ends up in a very awkward position when the cable is wound on - small things, but annoyances nonetheless and they should have been put right at the prototype stage.

However, the good points outweigh the bad by a considerable margin and if you need a small, light steam mop for smooth, sealed floors, this will do you pretty well, I think. Russell Hobbs have a good reputation for quality and durability and I expect this to last well, so I can recommend it.
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I already have & reviewed the Russell Hobs 20570 Steam Mop - 1500 watt - which I think is wonderful.

They both have good cleaning features & I am a steam mop convert!

So how does this slightly smaller one compare.

This was so easy to put together and to set up and use. There are 2 mop cloths provided 1 to use and 1 to wash.

I used it on - Quarry tiles in my kitchen - these were cleaned very quickly and moreover the floor was dry very quickly - minutes later.

I used it on - Vinyl floor in the bathroom - this is quite a large surface - a large bathroom with lots of corners - and once again dry very quickly. The swivel part of the mop head was good in this awkward shaped room.

I used it on - a pale rug - the carpet glide is to easy to put on - NO CLIPS or fiddly bits when using the machine. It certainly freshened up the rug - I think it is best to vacuum first as clumps of hairs etc are brought together on the surface. Once again dry very quickly.

With this one you have to filter the water first & then add this water to fixed water tank. I thought this might be a problem but it is very easy to do.

This one has a permanent ON button which is switched off which makes it slightly easier to use than the larger model which has a trigger which has to be HELD ON all the time.

This one is only a little bit lighter to carry which might make a difference to some people - but neither are as heavy as my vacuum cleaner.

With both mops you have to be aware that although the power cord is fairly long, in many situations it might not be long enough, depends on where your electricity sockets are.

However on this mop the cord is too long for the hook that it is meant to wrap around which is a nuisance when you come to store it - hence 4.5 to 4 stars.
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By Rosey Lea TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 27 Mar. 2014
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For a basic steam mop this has a couple of big points in it's favour. The microfibre cloths fit the unit perfectly and hold in place much better than other steam mops I've tried - they don't roll off as you push the mop around. The unit also heats up quickly, which is helpful.

On the down side, the cleaning area is quite small and I personally find triangular headed cleaners a pain. You get much better, faster coverage from rectangular ones. Also the water tank is very cheap and a bit on the small side. It's not removable, so you have to tip the unit upside down to drain if you don't want to store it with water in. I'm not a fan of the cheap stopper used for the water tank either.

The steam mop works perfectly well, but for me the triangular head just isn't big enough to do anywhere other than small clean-ups, rather than a big spring clean.
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By Sandford VINE VOICE on 22 Feb. 2014
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I do like the fact that this is a light and easy to use appliance, and makes it very handy for a quick sweep of the kitchen floor, (particularly with 3 golden retrievers marching in and out). The instructions seem actually written for an English audience, which is in itself a bonus, so very easy to get started.

Practically, and also from a psychological perspective, this is far easier to use than a standard steam cleaner, because of its lightness and ease of use. The carpet glider is also a great addition. I do actually like this product per se, but however, there are two major caveats here.

For this appliance, the anti-calc filter must be replaced. The instructions state that in soft water, this will last for 100 uses. How many people are in soft water areas? This will undoubtedly radically reduce the efficiency for hard water consumers, and I feel that this is an appliance, like a vacumn cleaner, that will be used everyday. Also, the cloths supplied, (two with the appliance), won't last for ever, so what is the cost of replacement?

For me this is the ultimate key to purchase. Looking on the website for Russell Hobbs, as indicated in the instructions, [...] there is nothing about being able to buy these replacements, (cloths and anti-scale cartridge). My gut feeling is that the relative inexpensiveness of this product will be outweighed by the expense of replacement items. This market is competitive, so I can't recommend this product, purely because of potential long term costs for replacements. I suppose, in many ways, if money is not object, then it could get a 5 star, but most of us need to look after the pennies.
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