Steam Cleaning - canister vs. mop?

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Registered: 04-17-2014
Steam Cleaning - canister vs. mop?
Thu, 04-17-2014 - 7:55am

Hi guys,

I'd like to buy a steam cleaner and I'm currently confused about the wide choice. Now I wonder if I should better buy a steam mop or a canister steam cleaner?


Does anyone have experiences or can give some recommendations?



iVillage Member
Registered: 01-16-2013
Thu, 04-17-2014 - 1:33pm

I have tried steam cleaners and have yet to find one that is all it is supposed to be. I find it easier and less expensive to just hire a service for steam cleaning.

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Registered: 04-08-2008
Thu, 04-17-2014 - 3:44pm

I think you're referring to the hard floor ones? If so, my mother-in-law has a Shark and swears by it. I don't recall the model, but I definitely know it's a Shark. I have wood laminate so I can't use steam, but if I could, I would either get a Shark or a Bissell. I was actually looking at this one: