Updated 4 Apr 2016

Monster

EZ1-R

Snapshot: The Monster EZ1 steam mop has a height adjustable handle, 0.60L water tank and weighs 2.8kg. But how well does it clean?

EZ1-R
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$298

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Test results

Overall score
80
Stain removal
?/10
Ease of use
?/10
Floor wetness
?/10

Good points

  • OK stain removal.
  • OK to use.
  • Very little water residue left on floor.
  • “Steam on” lock-switch.
  • Height-adjustable handle.
  • Comes with heat-up/cool-down pad.

But

  • It’s a little tiring to move the mop head on the floor.
  • Non-removable water tank isn’t easy to fill.

How we test

Overall score includes:

Stain removal (50%)
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.

Ease of use (30%)
Includes ease of filling, mop head movement, control use and mop pad attachment.

Floor wetness (20%)
How good the mop is at drying the floor. A score of 5.0 or less means there was enough water left to cause a slipping hazard.

Hand-held mode does not contribute to overall score.

Carpet attachment was not tested.

Prices are from a October 2018 survey.

Key data

Model

Avg price
$298

Brand survey results

Brand reliability (%)
92
Brand satisfaction (%)
64

Specifications

Water tank capacity (L)
0.60
Measured power (W)
1200
Stated power (W)
1200
Maximum reach from socket (m)
7.0
Weight with full water tank (kg)
2.8
Heating-up time (min:sec)
3:30
In-use time, non-stop steam clean (min)
13

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
×

More Info

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.

Availability
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