Updated 4 Apr 2016

Vax

Duet Master VSTDUET16

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 VSTDUET16
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$185

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Test results

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

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%)
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
$185

Brand survey results

Brand reliability (%)
77
Brand satisfaction (%)
38

Specifications

Water tank capacity (L)
0.40
Measured power (W)
1430
Stated power (W)
1600
Maximum reach from socket (m)
8.5
Weight with full water tank (kg)
3.1
Heating-up time (min:sec)
0:30
In-use time, non-stop steam clean (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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