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Wotsitsareafterme Sun 19-Jul-15 11:03:55

Which one? I have a puppy and am constantly cleaning the kitchen floor etc. which ones are any good?

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Sun 19-Jul-15 14:37:17

I've had 3 and they've all gone back, I think they're a bit emperor's new clothes tbh.

A good bucket and a Vileda mop which can go in the machine afterwards I far better ime. For in between mops the Vileda spray mop is good.

GallopingFoxley Mon 20-Jul-15 10:19:11

I also remain unconvinced by steam mops. They become dirty very quickly - usually when you're halfway through the job - and they fall off continually too. I am sure that they basically just spread any dirt around

I recommend a vileda mop that you can keep rinsing out. I also use an ecloth mop too with just water. And from time to time I use wood floor wipes.

All the above get better results than steam mopping

BrianneAndrews Tue 21-Jul-15 09:05:06

I have a cat and I just use regular mop and disinfectant. =)

BrianneAndrews Tue 21-Jul-15 09:05:49

P.S. My mum had a steam mop, but she wasn't really impressed.

Notso Tue 21-Jul-15 09:24:51

I love my steam mop. I have a rough slate floor in the kitchen and it used to take me over half an hour to mop with a vileda mop. Boiling the kettle, rinsing the mop under the tap all the time, it was a right pita.

DH bought me a vax steam mop just after Christmas. It was about £30 and I bought 2 packs of extra cloths for it from Amazon for about £6. It now takes me about 10 minutes to do the kitchen including shifting the chairs and table out and back in. I use four cloths, three to get it clean and then I do a final clean with the last one.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Tue 21-Jul-15 12:43:00

Rinsing the mop under the tap? confused Boiling water in the mop bucket and when you've finished bung it in the washing machine for next time . Not sure how steaming is cleaner/ easier. You still end up with a dirty mop head.

MokunMokun Tue 21-Jul-15 13:22:27

I have a Shark one. It took me a while to get used to it, for example pumping it a few times to get the steam going. I do love it as it is quick and easy. One of the main reasons I switched to a steam mop is because my toddler was always playing in the bucket of water.

Notso Tue 21-Jul-15 14:07:24

If you don't rinse the mop under the tap then you have to change the water after each rinse or you are just mopping with dirty water surely?
Either way taking the cloth off the steam mop and putting a new one on a couple of times is much quicker.

flagnogbagnog Tue 21-Jul-15 14:12:47

I'm a cleaner and have used several different steam mops over time. I personally always come back to the vax one. It's all white, their latest models with blue on are not very good. You just need to have plenty of the floor cloths so that you've always got some clean ones on the go. Steer clear of morphy richards and Karcher.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Tue 21-Jul-15 14:43:46

Oh Lord I hated the Vax one, I've come to the conclusion that some people just like making housework difficult for themselves wink

Notso Tue 21-Jul-15 15:02:31

grin Dame I'm really incredibly lazy. With the old mop and bucket I could be arsed to mop the floor about once or twice a month. I just used to Hoover and spot clean the many spillages.
With my Vax I do it nearly every day.

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