Rated 3.3 out of 5 by 433
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by CARY GREAT!
excellent, COSTUMER SERVICE, EXCELLENT PRODUCTS, LOVE TO BUY IN HOMEDEPOT.
June 7, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by ellannecee Terrible on wood floors
Although the company claims that this machine is "easy to use and safe on tile, finished wood and laminate floors" it left terrible streaks on my sealed wood floors. After reading some online comments mirroring the same problem, I added a half teaspoon of white vinegar into the water. This helped slightly, but it's too late. The streaks are obvious and not going away. Very disappointed.
April 28, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by lillterror Expensive novelty.
From the first use I was very disappointed in this product. I love my wet jet so thought this was an upgrade. Wrong. All it does is push dirt around. I have two dogs that love leaving muddy paw prints on my tile floor. I tried using this product a few times to clean up the wet paw prints. All it did was push dirty steam water into the grout lines to dry. The pads for it are weak and flimsy. They tear very easy and don't trap dirt. The design for attaching the pads are flawed. They fall off easy because all you do is push four corners into corner holes. Unlike the wet jet that velcros on. So after steaming the floor I found myself on my hands and knees hand cleaning the grout lines with a sponge and water then recleaning the whole floor with my wet jet. My wet jet is getting old and showing it's age. Thats why I tried the steam model. Wish I could trade it in on a new wet jet..
March 14, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Fabi Not what I expected...I am going to return it.
I purchased this steam mop to save me time when cleaning my floors. It doesn't.
For starters, it's very small and covers smaller areas. You can only use pads that are sold for use with this mop. Each box is $9.99 and there is only one option...scented. I used the two samples that came in the box.. I found that they left a residue on the floor and thus, it did not look clean. The scent is strong and really all I wanted was for it to clean/disinfect the floor. For $50.00, there are better options out there, even if you have to spend a little more money. I am returning this to Home Depot and requesting a refund.
December 15, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by kharndt Convenience and ease of use are winners
I have laminate wood floors and had been dying to try a steam cleaner. After doing a ton of research on whether steam was going to ruin my flooring (most industry experts say it will, homeowner anecdotal evidence suggests probably not), I went ahead and gave it a try.
The unit comes unassembled, but it takes only a minute to snap the handle together to ready it for use. The water tank is plenty large and easily accessible--I cleaned my kitchen, dining room and living room without having to stop to refill. Nothing is added to the water, the cleaning power comes from the disposable steam cloths.
After a very short warm-up, the steamer is ready to use and is activated by squeezing a trigger on the handle. The steam wasn't always visible, but you could always hear it, so I knew it was working. The starter kit comes with 2 steam cloths which are so easy to install. Open the wings, sit the steamer head on the cloth and pinch each corner into the steamer head (see picture). I used both cloths for the area I cleaned. There was a tiny bit of streaking, but not nearly as much as with another brand's steamer. After the floor dried, I did a quick follow up with a chamois polisher I got from Costco to get rid of the streaks. Love that the cord is super long and that there is a hanging loop on the end of the handle!
I also used the steamer in the laundry and bath, the unit worked great on the vinyl surface in those rooms, also. Overall, I'm very happy with the steamer and highly recommend it!
January 6, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by GregB Steam boost for a cleaning boost
This product is light weight and portable, makes using at multiple sites a better option then a mop bucket. Works well on many surfaces ! This is a great value, leaves no residue behind, and removes spots or build up that a mop would not! I highly recommend this product to anyone for household cleaning and maintenance work on multiple sites!
February 10, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by DIYgurl Simply Cannot compete with other more heavy duty Steam Mops
Upon Opening up the Swiffer Steam Mop, I thought that it was a bit flimsy. It just doesn't "Feel" substantial. I put it together and attached the disposable cleaning towel/wipe, added the correct amount of water, and plugged it in. On the upside, it heated up FAST. It's very lightweight, and not hard to manipulate around the rooms.
However, on the downside, the cleaning towel is too lightweight. It simply cannot get INTO the grooves and notches in the floor tiles. My ceramic floors are grouted, and the dirt stayed trapped in the grout lines.
It also does not get into the corners very well. It trapped the dirt into these corners and I had to then go back in with a brush, and remove the trapped dirt.
For the Price Point, one could do better. With the Swiffer Steam Mop, one is going to be forced to purchase the disposable towels, on a continual basis. This is the ONLY steam mop that I can find that asks you to replace and not wash the cleaning towel. Perhaps there are people that like having a disposable towel. I did not. I also feel that a cleaning towel that must work with the delivery of steam, should have more than just a flat surface to deal with the dirt and debris that is coming off of the floors. Dirt and hair, seem to roll up into a ball, and then got distributed back onto the floor in clumps.
For the cost of the Steam Boost, and the further cost of the Cleaning towels, my suggestion would be to get a different product. This one just seems like it wanted to compete with the other products on the market, with somewhat disappointing results. I really wanted to like the Steam Boost mop, but, I just find that it needs improvement.
January 10, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by PJCC Luv it as a Post Cleaning system, lightweight & sanitary
Mine arrived with 2 Individually wrapped Steampads in the OpenWindow Fresh scent. It's a clean scent, not overpowering, but not enough pads to finish a fair test of the product. I purchased a 20 pack box of the same scent.
The pads are secured like all other Swiffer products, at the four corners of the pad over a rubberized bottom, as pictured.
Lightweight, it's nearly the weight of an aluminum cane. The cord is more than 18 feet long. It is attached to the Steamer about a foot above the floor. An extra clip secures the cord is at the top of the handle. It easily moves across the floor without the cord getting in the path.
The temperature for realistic cleaning stays at about 170-180 with constant use of the steamer button, see the pics. I used a meat thermometer, pictured. That temperature may be useful on bacteria but will not sterilize to kill some pathogens. Depending on how long you are willing to spend holding the pad over parts of your floor you may kill bacteria.
I did a pre-cleaning. I daily clean a room that has a cat litter station. Depending on your preference a disinfecting product might be used and then the steamer. The steampads pick up some surface dirt and particles but push cat hair and larger particles around. Post-cleaning is the best use of the steamer.
This changed my life because I boil water to clean floors. My daily work is cut in half. I enjoy using it.
As a piece of engineering, it is a simple product that heats water. Tiles clean easily, the grout is not cleaned. On cement floors the pads fray and tear, but they take a beating before they do that. I've also tried washing the pads and using them again, that works.
Realistically, as a product that works for post-cleaning, it's worth the price. I particularly like moving it from the litter area to the kitchen to clean floors without worrying about cross contamination.
January 5, 2014