Updated 4 Apr 2016

Vax

Duet Master VSTDUET1600

Snapshot: The Vax Duet Master VSTDUET1600 steam mop has a non-adjustable handle, removable 0.4L water tank and weighs 3.1kg. But how well does it clean?

Duet Master VSTDUET1600
Consumer score
SCORE
Price guide

$249

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Test results

Overall score
79
Stain removal
?/10
Ease of use
?/10
Floor wetness
?/10
Hand-held mode
?/10

Good points

  • Very good stain removal.
  • Little water residue left on floor.
  • Easy to use.
  • Mop head easy to manoeuvre.
  • Comes with heat-up/cool-down pad.
  • Can be refilled on the go.
  • Has a swivel head.
  • Removable water tank makes filling fast and easy.
  • Hand-held function makes it easier to clean walls.

But

  • Handle not height-adjustable.

How we test

Overall score includes:

  • Stain removal (50%)
  • Ease of fill and use (30%)
  • Floor wetness (20%)

Prices are from a February 2015 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
$249

Specifications

Water tank capacity (L)
0.4
Measured power (W)
1430
Stated power (W)
1600
Reach from socket (m)
8.5
Weight (kg)
3.1
Heating-up time (min:sec)
0:30
In-use time (min)
12

Features

Height adjustable handle
×
Removable water tank
Yes
On-the-go refill
“Steam on” lock-switch
×
Swivel head
Yes
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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