Last Updated on January 4, 2024 by Stewart

Steam mops are brilliant tools for cleaning floors around the house. Thanks to the power of steam, it means that you can significantly reduce the number of harmful chemical cleaners you use whilst cleaning the house. However, not all steam mops are created equal; as such, I’ve spent a fair amount of time trying out various steam mops to see what the best ones currently are on the market.

Karcher SC3 EasyFix

For those that are looking for a steam mop that can be used for other tasks around the house from Karcher, then the SC3 EasyFix is a great solution.

As you would expect with a steam mop, the SC3 Easy Fix excels at this task at cleaning floors. With a very short warm up time of 30 seconds, I was able to get cleaning really quickly. Since time can be of the essence with some stains, it’s good to know that this can be used pretty much as soon as you need it.

What also stuck out for me was the size of the tank. The capacity is 1 litre so it meant I was able to clean for a lot longer when compared to the other two steam mops on this page. I found it to be more than enough to clean several floors in my house to a flawless finish.

The length of the pole is also spot on. Due to it being so long, it means that you don’t have to exert as much force and move around as much for the desired clean. Thankfully, if you do need to move the unit around, this is pretty easy since it has wheels on it.

It also has the ability to clean other parts of the house as well. I found it to be very useful to use the hand attachment and the included microfibre noodle cloth to clean the ceramic towels in my shower, as well as cleaning the glass in the shower cubicle. It made short work of the task, and the finish was flawless.

I’ve also found it to be excellent at cleaning the drains in my sinks. A short blast using the hand nozzle was more than enough to clean them out.

Similarly, I used it to freshen up the fabric seats in my car. When doing this, I wrapped a microfibre towel around the hand nozzle and then went to work on steam cleaning the seats. I normally like to carry out a full extraction on my car seats once a year, and due to using the SC3 EasyFix throughout the year, I don’t need to carry out an extraction any more frequently than that.

Friends of mine have a ceramic cooker, and whatever they had cooked boiled over it wasn’t coming off of the hob. They were reluctant to use any harsh chemicals. Knowing I’ve got this cleaner, they asked if I could try it on their hob. It removed the residue in minutes. They were so impressed with it that they bought their own!

This is a great steam mop and is highly recommended.

Kärcher SC 5 EasyFix Steam Cleaner with hot water connection, steam pressure: 4.2 bar,heating time: 3 min, area: approx.150 m², tank: 0.5 l + 1.5 l, incl. floor cleaning set EasyFix and nozzles yellow
  • Hygienic cleanliness: The Kärcher SC 5 EasyFix Steam Cleaner effectively cleans all hard surfaces in the home with up to 4.2 bar steam pressure and removes up to 99.999 % of viruses* and bacteria**

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Karcher SC2 Upright EasyFix Steam Mop

For those that want a relatively low priced steam mop, that doesn’t have other functions like the SC3 listed above, the Karcher SC2 is a clear choice.

One of the reasons for this is that (at the time of writing) is that it is half the price of the H20 HD. Why pay more for extra features if you won’t use them? Also, the Karcher brand is highly reputable and they have a great lifespan (as well as warranty should the unforeseeable happen).

I really like that it has a detachable tank, which can take 400ml of water. After turning the unit on, you can start using it within 30 seconds which is very impressive. I also like that despite there only being two steam settings on the unit, no matter what I threw at it, it stilled cleaned the floors with ease. As part of my testing I spilled cola onto the tiles on my floor and left it to dry for several hours. As you can imagine, it was extremely sticky afterwards. The SC2 had no issues at cleaning this away. Likewise, muddy footprints were no match for the power of the SC2. It obliterated them with ease.

Kärcher SC 2 Upright EasyFix Steam Mop, heating time: 30 sec, area performance: 50 m², tank: 0.4 l, power: 1600 W, floor nozzle, microfibre cloth and descaling cartridge
  • Cleaning without chemicals: The Kärcher SC 2 Upright EasyFix Steam Mop effectively removes dirt and stains from hard floors in the home and even eliminates up to 99.999% of viruses* and bacteria**

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H20 HD Steam Mop and Cleaner

I previously used the H20 Steam Mop and Cleaner, so when I saw that there was a new version of it, I was very curious to see how it would perform. I already had high expectations since the previous model performed so well, and I’m glad to see that the HD version is even better!

Unlike the previous version, this has a removable water tank. It might not sound like much, but it makes using it a lot easier. Thanks to it being able to take 450ml of water, it means that you can clean for longer without having to fill up. Even better is the fact that it is ready to use in 15 seconds, and the volume of steam coming out of it is also adjustable. This is especially important when using it on surfaces of differing ages and quality.

It made short work of the muddy footprints that were left behind on my kitchen tiles. Likewise on the vinyl flooring in my utility room, it quickly cleaned up the mess less by a tradesman.

What I really like about it though is that it is actually detachable from the base, allowing you to use it elsewhere around the home. It’s got several attachments to it and I found it really good at cleaning the glass doors on my shower. Likewise, they can be used to clean the outside of windows which have been neglected.

If you need a steam mop that also functions up as a steam cleaner for other parts of the house,  and you don’t want to break the bank, then this is highly recommended.

H2O HD Steam Mop and Handheld Steam Cleaner – for Floors, Carpets, Windows, Upholstery, Kitchens & Bathrooms
  • 5 in 1 Floor Steam Mop – Portable floor steam mop cleaner with dualblast steam mop head, specifically designed to be used on hard floors, carpets, windows, mirrors, garments and laminate. Perfect for kitchens, bathrooms and bedrooms

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