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Thread: Do you have a steam mop...do you like it or not?

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    Super Member Ditter43's Avatar
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    I bought a steam mop about a week ago and used it today for the first time. It was sure easier then mopping the other way but I am not sure it gets floors any cleaner.
    After I mopped my kitchen and dining room, I noticed streaks on the floor. The pad on the steam cleaner was just dirty in places. I took the pad off and washed it in the sink, wrung it out and replaced it damp on the steam mop. Then I went over the floors again and was amazed at how much more dirt I picked up. My floors really didn't look that dirty!
    Then I decided to give it a real test. I washed the pad again, replaced it and took it to our shower. Of coarse it was a little hard to manuver it to clean in the shower, but I was truly amazed at the results! My glass shower doors got clean enough I could actually see through them. The floor of the shower was spotless. I tried to clean the walls, but it was to hard to manuver it to do a thorough job.
    I am going to buy one of the hand held kind. I can see so many places I will use it. So overall I am impressed. I was able to do the floors and the shower without killing my back like I usually do!
    If you have one, what do you think?

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    Love mine. The only thing I don't like about it is that it takes more work to do grout on the floor, but it sure does dry a lot faster.

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    Ditter, I'm so glad you brought up this subject. I asked for one for Christmas last year - didn't get it though. I was a bit skeptical but you are making me a believer. I hate cleaning my shower doors and the nooks and crannies around the sinks and toilets. Maybe I should get it after all. I've seen the infomercials on both the floor model and the hand held one. Hmmm, maybe it will go back on my Christmas list. Thanks for your opinion. Will be interesting to see what others think as well.

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    Ditter, what brand do you have? I just may need one of these. Our shower glass has so much build up from the hard water, it would be worth it if it helped with that. Hmmmmm this might really be something that I would use. Going to watch for more posts.

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    I have one but I don't think I could clean the shower with it. It does a great job on my old wood floors - it is hard to believe that it sterilizes the surface. I like it. Mine is a Hahn brand

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    I have both the handheld and mop style. They do a great job on the bathroom, laminate floors and kitchen floor. Really shines up around the faucets.

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    I have the Shark...I got it when it was on sale at Sears..My DDil bought one and she loves it. She gave me the idea of cleaning the shower with it. It gets all the soap buildup off the shower doors, but I don't think it is likely to remove hard water deposits...I could be wrong! I am going to start looking for the hand held one on sale!

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    Not knocking the steam cleaner .... in fact I've been wondering about getting one. But you won't even have to use it in your shower if you regularly use Arm & Hammer "Clean Shower". I haven't had to clean the shower or door since I started using it. It even keeps the chrome bright and shiny!

    Bonniebusybee :lol:

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    funny you ask this. I just sort of inherited one. I've used it once. Plan on using it again tomorrow. Then I will speak my mind ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by bonniebusybee
    Not knocking the steam cleaner .... in fact I've been wondering about getting one. But you won't even have to use it in your shower if you regularly use Arm & Hammer "Clean Shower". I haven't had to clean the shower or door since I started using it. It even keeps the chrome bright and shiny!

    Bonniebusybee :lol:
    Does that really work? I used the Scrubbing Bubbles shower cleaner thing and it didn't work at all.

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    [quote=Ditter43]I bought a steam mop about a week ago and used it today for the first time.

    I bought a super dooper one years ago it looks like a vaccuum cleaner it came with lots of attachments. but I can't vaccuum so I can't use it on the floors but it came with an iron and also cleaning wands that do just about everything and they are great, it is just that I can't do the floors with it or I end up in bed in agony for days, I bought a smaller one a H20 and that isn't so hard on me but I only use it occasionaly as it leaves the wooden floors to wet, oh dear I can't win can I

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    I have one and absolutely love it! I would also like to get a handheld, it's next on my list!

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    Do these clean wood laminate floors too? I would be interested if they do.

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    I have the Haan steamer - LOVE it - use it on WOOD floors.

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    Just recently purchased a Shark and I love it. Like Ditter the first time i used it I didnt think much of it but now that I have all the old grime off the floors I love it. I do use mine on hardwood floors and it works fine.

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    My mom has one and it works great. It is so much easier for her than a traditional mop.

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    I inherited 2 of them....long story. My DSisIL recently moved back to this area and purchased an old house from an even older lady. The house needed spruced up before she moved in. I brought over that machine after she pulled out the old linoleum and rugs and I used it to clean the wood floors that were underneath, thinking that we would have to refinish them when we were done. That machine stripped off centuries of crud and old wax off those floor to reveal the hardwood floors. After a light sanding and a fresh coat of the stuff you cover wood with (I can't remember what we used)she has The most beautiful floors. I am hooked on using it now. It works particularly well on greasy buildup in the kitchen and beats scrubbing any day without any harsh chemicals.

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    It REALLY DOES. I used another brand years ago and went back to cleaning by hand. But the Arm & Hammer Clean Shower is marvelous!

    Bonniebusybee

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    Quote Originally Posted by cherylynne
    I have both the handheld and mop style. They do a great job on the bathroom, laminate floors and kitchen floor. Really shines up around the faucets.
    I have been wanting one of the handheld steamers for a long time. I never bought one because of all the negative reviews I've seen about them. You say they do a great job - what brand do you have? Are they really worth the money?

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    I have a Hoover Floor Mate that I use on Ceramic Tile Floors. Love it.

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    I had bought a shark and I loved it. only problem was it only lasted 6 months and then quit. I took it back to the store and they gave me another one but it only lasted 4 months and then quit. I took it back but they say they only replace it once. I then tried another model from London Drugs. It was much heavier and it was too hard for me to use. I returned it the next day and I went and bought another shark. I bought extended warrenty with this one so hopefully it will last. I found out that we have a high sodium content in our water and that could have been the problem so now I use filtered water or distilled water. but I absolutely love the shark!!!

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    I have the Shark steam cleaner & love it. You can get them at Bed Bath & Beyond using the 20% off coupon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by candlequilter
    Quote Originally Posted by bonniebusybee
    Not knocking the steam cleaner .... in fact I've been wondering about getting one. But you won't even have to use it in your shower if you regularly use Arm & Hammer "Clean Shower". I haven't had to clean the shower or door since I started using it. It even keeps the chrome bright and shiny!

    Bonniebusybee :lol:
    Does that really work? I used the Scrubbing Bubbles shower cleaner thing and it didn't work at all.
    I use the Arm&Hammer and it does a great job. I've lived here since January and my shower is spotless..to include the clear vinyl shower curtain!

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    I have one and love it! It cleans without chemicals, which is why I bought it...I am sensitive to some chemicals and try to avoid them as much as possible. Plus, we have the dog...who will lick the kitchen floor if she even thinks that it had food near it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tink's Mom
    I have one and love it! It cleans without chemicals, which is why I bought it...I am sensitive to some chemicals and try to avoid them as much as possible. Plus, we have the dog...who will lick the kitchen floor if she even thinks that it had food near it.
    This is one of the reasons I wanted one. We go barefoot in the house most of the time, as do our grandkids when they are here. My DGS has asthma so I try to keep the chemicals at a minimum. For me too, as I seem to be sensitive to some.

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