If you’re tired of mopping your floors using harsh chemicals and buckets, here’s a product that might interest you. Back in March, I decided to buy a steam mop. After conducting a decent amount of research, I purchased the BISSELL PowerFresh Steam Mop.
There are so many things I love about this little machine.
Lightweight (under 7 pounds)
Heats in seconds
Three heat settings
Helps eliminate germs and bacteria
Cleans and steams with just distilled water
Large water tank capacity
Works on sealed hardwood, ceramic, linoleum, granite, marble
Comes with two washable cleaning pads
We have tile in the kitchen and bathroom, the rest of the floors are hardwood. The steam mop does a great job cleaning on both types of floors. With two dogs, kid, and daily cooking, out kitchen floor gets dirty in no time. The steam mop is pretty amazing, actually.
You don’t know your floors are dirty until you mop with steam. The steam mop lifts up dirt, mold, dried food, and mud. It doesn’t leave streaks and dries almost immediately.
I like to put a few drops of my lemongrass essential oil on the pad. This makes the whole house smell like lemons.
Although the water tank doesn’t look very big, it holds enough water to clean my 1,050 square foot home.
I really like the fact that the steamer has three different steam levels. I use the first level for hardwood, the kitchen and bathroom get the level three treatment.
One of the things that came up during my research, was the debate whether steam mops are safe on hardwood floors. Bissell claims their steam mop is safe on sealed hardwood floors. I have 50 year old, sealed red oak flooring in my home. So far, I haven’t had any issues. As I said, I keep the steamer on its lowest setting and make sure to keep the steamer moving.
Besides the clean floors, I love that I can get them clean with just distilled water. What a great way (and fairly easy) to cut down on chemicals.
Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored review. Also, I’m not a flooring expert… just wanted to share my experience with the Bissell Steam Mop.