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steam mops, I know, but I need help!

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JaxTellerIsMyFriend Wed 02-Jan-13 01:01:28

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.

JaxTellerIsMyFriend Sun 06-Jan-13 12:23:15

ooh never let me know how you get on. Going to get DH to have a look at the shark 2 in 1. thanks

BettyBum Sun 06-Jan-13 13:07:39

The x5, it's brilliant!

neveronamonday Sun 06-Jan-13 22:47:50

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BettyBum Mon 07-Jan-13 11:42:55

You know you can take the handle off when you use it hand held don't you?

JaxTellerIsMyFriend Mon 07-Jan-13 17:10:27

thanks never well I am going to speak to DH some more. My back is totally knackered again, so am not able to do anything at all so he is doing all cleaning. Think he would like a new gadget. grin

SadAboutSister Mon 07-Jan-13 17:12:55

I also think the Shark is amazing, fab results every time.

neveronamonday Mon 07-Jan-13 21:08:11

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BettyBum Tue 08-Jan-13 21:08:01

Oops sorry! Thought you bought the x5!

JaxTellerIsMyFriend Wed 09-Jan-13 08:55:42

does the shark/x5 dry the floors?

TiggerWearsATriteSmile Wed 09-Jan-13 09:17:15

I have a Vax one, without detergent.

I read something from a 'professional' when I was researching mine. He said that steam will denature the detergent anyway so it's no benefit to have a detergent one. The steam is what cleans IYSWIM.

I only have it about a month and find it good so far. I would say wash the pads before you use it because the first time I used mine (fresh out of the box- eager) it left streaks. After washing the pads it was fine.
I have the knobbly coral microfibres pads on order now, they're meant to be good too.

Oh, I chose the vax because it wasn't that expensive and it is just a mop really. You don't need to spend a lot.

BettyBum Wed 09-Jan-13 11:27:32

Floors dry mega quick with the x5

WildRumpus Wed 09-Jan-13 11:34:31

even my 5 year old DD gets excited by the idea of a steam cleaner. Eager to hear more.

Bakingnovice Fri 11-Jan-13 09:47:56


I love mine. I didn't open it for a fortnight as I tend to go berserk with things like this and true to form when I did open it I was in my bathroom for hours!! It's addictive. And empowering when you hold that big hot, erm, steam jet in your hands and blast away dirt. It's amazing.

I've only used it once, albeit in one long satisfying session, As I then got the bloody norovirus and still don't feel 100%. Like I said I need to know I've got a whole uninterrupted day with my toy when I next use it.

Bakingnovice Fri 11-Jan-13 09:48:48

Oh dear, why does my post sound pervy? Totally unintentional. So sorry everyone!

Sinkingfeeling Fri 11-Jan-13 12:11:29

Where can you buy the X5? Only on shopping channels?

MrsBungleBear Fri 11-Jan-13 12:15:55

I've got the x5.

It's great. Does all floors inc carpet. Attachments for Windows, grout, window blinds etc.

I find it really good.

I bought mine from internet.

Mine doesn't get the floor too wet.

TheReturnoftheSmartArse Fri 11-Jan-13 12:29:33

I was watching some shopping channel at 2am this morning (don't ask!) and was fascinated by the X5. It said you could also get it at Robert Dyas.

sooperdooper Fri 11-Jan-13 12:31:19

I must be doing something wrong with mine, it's a vax one but I think it's crap!?

fussychica Fri 11-Jan-13 15:32:19

X5 is available on Amazon - thought I might get one but the reviews of the product are poor, though everyone on here loves it.

BettyBum Fri 11-Jan-13 21:07:57

If you don't buy from Thane or Robert Dyas it's fake.

That's why reviews are poor.

Buy from Thane or RD and pay £99.99. See reviews on Thane, they rave about it.

JaxTellerIsMyFriend Sun 13-Jan-13 19:03:15

after reading reviews I am going with shark 2 in 1.

mercibucket Sun 13-Jan-13 19:20:49

I want the one you use, bakingnovice

Wingdingdong Mon 14-Jan-13 19:45:42

I just used my new Morphy Richards 2-in-one last night for the first time. I have spent all day today wondering what else I can blast tonight... Only used the mop, not the detachable handheld, but it did a great job on our seriously challenging kitchen floor (3yo and 10mo DC).

JaxTellerIsMyFriend Mon 14-Jan-13 21:14:34

thats good wingding. want to come do my bathroom tiles?

Bakingnovice Tue 15-Jan-13 10:32:21

Mercibucket - it's fantastic. The only prob is I just can't schedule the time to use it often enough! I get carried away and like to have a good couple of hours to do a proper deep clean. It's addictive.

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