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Best Steam mops

Consumer Reports Ratings for Best Steam mops

Best Steam mops

We tested 8 steam mops to determine the best-performing models. Our expert lab technicians tested each Steam mop based on the following criteria:

  • Residual water left on floor
  • Convenience
  • Cord length (ft)
  • Vinyl-floor cleaning
  • Time steaming

Below lists the Steam mops that rated best in each of the tests our experts looked for. Learn about how these tests were performed and find out which Steam mop is rated best when you subscribe.

Consumer Reports Ratings for Best Steam mops

Best Steam mop for Residual water left on floor

Comparative amount of water left on wood floors.


This Steam mop which tested best for Residual water left on floor has the following features: Heats in under a minute, Steam can be varied and Unit must be pumped in use.

Best Steam mop for Convenience

Comparative use tests, comfort and convenience.


This Steam mop which tested best for Convenience has the following features: Heats in under a minute, Wide-angle swivel head, Ready light or indicator and Steam can be varied.

Best Steam mop for Cord length (ft)

Length of cord in feet.


This Steam mop which tested best for Cord length (ft) has the following features: Heats in under a minute, Wide-angle swivel head, Steam can be varied and Unit must be pumped in use.

Best Steam mop for Vinyl-floor cleaning

Comparative performance cleaning an array of everyday food soils.


This Steam mop which tested best for Vinyl-floor cleaning has the following features: Wide-angle swivel head, Empty light or indicator and On-off power switch.

Best Steam mop for Time steaming

Comparative length of time unit can continuosly steam.


This Steam mop which tested best for Time steaming has the following features: Wide-angle swivel head, Ready light or indicator, Steam can be varied and On-off power switch.