Black and Decker Steam Mop Review

I was recently sent a Black and Decker Deluxe Steam Mop to review. Our house has predominantly laminate or tiled floors so getting our old-school mop out in order to clean takes time and, lets be honest, effort. So I thought the idea of a steam mop, where you simply add water and go, sounded great. We have two cats and two children so there is a steady stream of mess and dirt which travels through our house. I was interested to see if this would have much impact.

Black and Decker Steam MopBlack and Decker Steam Mop

What they say
  • Deep Clean, Hassle Free
  • Kills 99.9% of bacteria and germs- no chemicals required.
  • Removable, easy to fill water tank – just add tap water, no chemicals required! In-built water filtering system – protects the steam mop from lime scale for longer life.
  • Ready to use in 15 seconds! Tank illumination changes from red to blue when the steam mop is ready for use.
  • Digital AutoSelect™ Technology - select the correct floor type, the right amount of steam is released and floors will dry in seconds
  • Extra Steam on Demand – steam boost releases 50% more steam for cleaning stubborn dirt.
  • Swivel Steering - 180⁰ pivoting mop head manoeuvres around furniture and in tight spaces.
  • Self-standing feature + steam automatically shuts off when locked in the upright position.
  • Easy Glide™ Micro Fibre pad for ultimate pick up performance, lasts over 100 wash cycles.
  • Multi-purpose portable steam cleaner – uses the power of steam to clean grease, burnt on foods and grime with ease. Professional cleaning attachments included
Good points
Easy to put together and use.
Simple but effective - the results are great.
It is easy to clean the mop head, you simply pop it into the washing machine and it is done.
It takes up less space than a mop and bucket.

Bad points
It struggled with stubborn stains.
It didn't dry as quickly as I would have hoped. It took around five minutes to fully dry.

Would I buy it?
Yes. I would definitely consider it. It makes cleaning take far less time and gets better results than if I had got the mop and bucket out. It also didn't get the floor as wet as when I use the mop. 

The RRP is £119.99 which is quite expensive, but if you have a lot of surfaces which are not carpeted, I would highly recommend that the time this saves you could be worth the price tag!

To find out more about the mop, click here.

Black and Decker Steam MopBlack and Decker Steam Mop

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