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Steam mops don't use chemicals for cleaning. Read more



Find out what to look for before you buy a steam mop. Read more


Models we tested

Check the models of steam mop included in our test. Read more

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Do steam mops live up to their intimidating names?

Steam mops are advertised as a chemical-free and “sanitary” way to clean floors. They may suit people who have an allergy or want to reduce their use of household chemicals – but they’re an expensive alternative to the conventional sponge mop, bucket and elbow grease.

We've tested 16 steam mops – find out how well they performed.