steam mops, I know, but I need help!

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so after seeing one in action (Lauriefairycake) I really think I need one, but then I go read reviews and cant make up my mind.

I have all wooden floors downstairs, 2 large dogs, tiles in kitchen, bathrooms and fully tiled upstairs bathroom.

I need a mop that isnt too heavy, cleans well, doesnt leave my wooden floors wet, is hardcore and wont break after 5 minutes. I also want it to clean my windows, bathroom glass and tiles too.

So, lets have your recommendations and reasons behind.

hellyd Tue 15-Jan-13 11:33:51

really keen to get one but DH is worries about the amount of steam it will create in our already slightly damp house. So ladies does you steam mop make your house/room steamy???

This morning, at 5am I purchased a steam mop! grin

DC have had chest infections and were coughing, which woke me up, so I had a quick check of emails and got a wowcher deal for the X7 mop. So, in my sleepy haze I bought it. Will let you know how it is once I get it and use it.

<stupidly excited>

Flisspaps Fri 01-Feb-13 14:33:12

hellyd mine doesn't (a Bionaire) - there's a tiny bit of steam around the pad, enough to clean the floor but not enough to make anything else damp!

So the X7 has arrived! Although my back is buggered I have done a few bits with DH help to hold the hand held part and I cleaned the downstairs windows, the frames and used the little jet part to clean the nooks and crannies of the window frame.

Also did the radiators near where the dogs beds lie, have a few tiles in the bathroom, used it to clean the floor in bathroom and kitchen, but I dont think I will use it on the wooden floors as they are oiled, so not entirely sure if that makes them 'sealed' or not and pretty sure DH would be less than thrilled if I warped the Oak!

Overall it is an absolute gem of an item. Havent used the brass brush (for car wheels and the like) but have used everything else - apart from garment steamer, but that will come in handy to freshen up DH suits inbetween dry cleaning.

I love it. I only wish my back was better and then I would be steaming everything in sight!

Rattitude Fri 08-Feb-13 20:45:02

I had never considered buying a steam mop but the various threads on MN are now swaying me towards one. Not quite sure where I would store it though.

For anybody who might be tempted to get one, Lidl is selling a steam mop as part of their Special Offers on 14 February. Here it is www.lidl.co.uk/cps/rde/xchg/lidl_uk/hs.xsl/index_38924.htm - it costs just under £30.

<Ponders whether this is a nice Valentine's day present or not...>

maybe your house would like a steam mop as its Valentine pressie. grin

I do really like it.

Rattitude Sat 09-Feb-13 23:24:15

wink That is about the only Valentine present this household is likely to get.

Does it create much condensation though? My house already suffers from it, so i would not want to add to the problem.

no not at all. no condensation it evaporates into the air.

Rattitude Sun 10-Feb-13 14:49:38

Thanks, Jax. I may check out the Lidl one then.

ChristianGreyIsAJackass Sun 10-Feb-13 15:13:54

Ooh that lidl one looks great!

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