Updated 4 Apr 2016

Home Hero

Steam Mop BS290

Snapshot: The Home Hero Steam Mop BS290 steam mop has a non-adjustable handle, 0.40L water tank and weighs 1.8kg. But how well does it clean?

Steam Mop BS290
Consumer score
SCORE
Price guide

$99

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Test results

Overall score
74
Hard-floor cleaning
?/10
Stain removal
?/10
Ease of use
?/10

Good points

  • Very good at cleaning hard floors.
  • OK stain removal.
  • Easy to use.
  • Mop head moves easily on the floor.
  • Very little water residue left on floor.
  • Can be refilled on the go.
  • Good value for money.

But

  • Non-removable water tank isn’t easy to fill.
  • Handle not height adjustable.
  • Short cord.

How we test

Overall score includes:

  • Hard-floor cleaning (50%)
  • Stain removal (20%)
  • Ease of use (30%)

Prices are from a February 2016 survey.

Stain removal

We assessed stain removal using a large sheet of vinyl with everyday stains like coffee, mustard, red wine, shoe polish, and soy and tomato sauces. We left these stains to dry overnight and then attempted to clean them with the steam mops.

Key data

Model

Price guide
$99

Specifications

Water tank capacity (L)
0.40
Measured power (W)
1500
Stated power (W)
1310
Reach from socket (m)
4.3
Weight (kg)
1.8
Heating-up time (min:sec)
0:30
In-use time (min)
15

Features

Height adjustable handle
×
Removable water tank
No
On-the-go refill
“Steam on” lock-switch
×
Swivel head
No
Heat-up/cool-down pad
×
Cord storage
Yes
Carpet attachment
Jet nozzle
×

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Notes

Steam mops in our database have been tested to slightly different methods, as our test evolves to keep pace with the market and technology.

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