As a result, steam cleaners have become quite a popular purchase. I searched Amazon.com for five steam cleaners that are both economical and efficient. Here are the results:
This model – Hoover TwinTank Steam Mop is very economical to maintain, because it comes with a machine washable, very absorbent pad. Hoover also offers their own cleaning solution for really dirty jobs.
It is designed with two tanks so you can clean with just steam or Hoover’s 2X Steam Plus cleaner. You can also clean with both at the same time. It also has a Clean Control Dial that you can adjust for light or heavy cleaning. It’s swivel triangle head makes it easier to maneuver and to clean hard to reach areas.
An added bonus is that if you do use the cleaning solution, there are no worries where your family or pets are concerned. Hoover’s cleaning solution is biodegradable and non-toxic. Other features include a Solution Control Dial that quickly adjusts the amount of cleaning solution you are using, removable tanks for easy cleaning, a Steam Ready Indicator, a generous 30-foot power cord and a cooling tray that protects your floors during cool-down and storage.
“56% of consumers rated this steam mop 5 stars. Users were very happy about how easy it is to operate and maintain. They were amazed at how thoroughly it cleaned their ceramic tile floors, with many users saying it restored them to brand new condition.”
This model – Hoover FloorMate Deluxe Hard Floor Cleaner has Spin-Scrub Brushes that counter-rotate to gently wash and scrub your floors from every angle. It’s dual-tank technology keeps clean and dirty water separate.
It’s 1.5 liter tank enables you to clean a larger surface before having to stop and refill, and the 11.5″ nozzle uses both a squeegie and suction to dry floors quickly. Designed to provide the best clean on ceramic tile, it also includes specialty brushes to deep clean tile and grout.
A clean boost control feature allows you to apply extra detergent where needed at the touch of a button, and the squeegie and suction nozzle removes easily for cleaning. At just 13.8 pounds, this model is lightweight and easy to maneuver.
“60% of consumers gave this steamer a 5-star rating, and are very impressed with how well this machine cleans their floors with so little water. Users are also quite pleased with how quickly the floor dries and with no streaks left behind. They were very satisfied with how well the brushes scrub the tile and the vacuum removes dirt from the grout.”
This model – Oreck Steam-It offers complete chemical-free cleaning, but you must use distilled water, however, to avoid calcium build-up, which can clog the machine. The Oreck’s cleaning pads are washable microfiber.
It produces 40 minutes of steam on a full tank, and adjustable settings enable you to clean ceramic tile well. It heats up in under 60 seconds, and it uses dry steam to deep clean without leaving water on the floor. It is easy to maneuver, despite a generous 11.5″ cleaning path.
An added bonus is that this steam cleaner can actually clean upside down without any spillage! A great feature for cleaning ceiling fans, windows and drapes.
“48% of consumers gave this steam mop a 5-star rating. Users were impressed with how clean their grout joints were after just one use and also stated that their floors looked brand new again. They were also very impressed with the ability to use this steamer to deep clean walls and ceilings.”
This steamer – Bissell Steam Mop Hard-Floor Cleaner is also designed to use water only to clean. It’s 360-degree swivel mop head makes it easy to maneuver and to clean hard to reach places. It also includes an internal water filter, two washable microfiber pads and a quick-release cord wrap.
It is safe to use on ceramic tile and deep cleans the grout without using chemicals. The steam dries in seconds so you are able to use it at any time to keep your home sparkling.
It offers fast and simple assembly, a removable water tank that’s easy to fill and a 1-year limited warranty.
“45% of users rated this steam mop with 5 stars. Consumers who used other steamers in the past felt that this Bissell model cleaned their floors easier and better than any other steamer they have tried. They were also impressed with the Bissell’s ability to clean up after kids and pets.”
This model – Bissell Powerfresh Steam Mop boasts some extra features, such as variable digital steam control and a flip-down easy scrubber for thorough cleaning of sticky or dried-on messes.
It also offers optional fragrance discs that you insert in the mop pad to leave a clean, fresh scent behind after using it. The Smart-Set Steam Control feature allows you to clean all types of messes perfectly, from light to heavy cleaning. The flip-down Easy Scrubber uses bristles to clean up the most stubborn messes and to get deep down into grout and crevices.
Other features include two different mop pads, one for day to day cleaning and the other has scrubbing strips for heavier work, a 23-foot power cord for extended distance and a mop head that can reach edges and corners.
“68% rated this model 5 stars. Users loved how easy it was to assemble, the beyond reasonable price and the added bonus of never having to buy cleaners again. They were most impressed by this unit’s ability to clean grout in seconds, even 10-year-old grout that had never been steam cleaned before.”
These five steamers range in price from $68.00 to $139.00 and several of them include free shipping . If you are looking for a safe, efficient, economical way to clean your ceramic tile, any of these five models should be up to the task.
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