Updated 4 Apr 2016

Wertheim

W500R1

Snapshot: The Wertheim W500R1 steam mop has a Non-adjustable handle, 0.4L water tank and weighs 2.4kg. But how well does it clean?

W500R1
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$169

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Test results

Overall score
75
Stain removal
?%
Ease of use
?%
Floor wetness
?%

Good points

  • Very good stain removal.
  • Easy to use.
  • Mop head very easy to manoeuvre.
  • Can be refilled on the go.
  • Has a swivel head.

But

  • Fair amount of water residue left on floor.
  • Handle not height-adjustable.
  • Non-removable water tank.

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
$169

Brand survey results

Brand reliability (%)
Not enough data.
Brand satisfaction (%)
Not enough data.

Specifications

Water tank capacity (L)
0.40
Measured power (W)
1400
Stated power (W)
1500
Maximum reach from socket (m)
5.6
Weight with full water tank (kg)
2.4
Heating-up time (min:sec)
0:30
In-use time, non-stop steam clean (min)
17

Features

Height adjustable handle
×
Removable water tank
No
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
Exclusive to Godfreys.