4 Best Steam Mops

Steam mops claim to work without chemicals. But can heated water alone do the job? Of the 16 mops we tested, four were true grime-fighters.

Oreck Steam-ItOreck Steam-It

Super Swiper

The Oreck Steam-It ($179, amazon.com) cleans continuously on one tank for 35-plus minutes, cutting through the smears and stains in its path. Not just for floors, this mop has attachments that clean windows, countertops, and toilets.

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Sienna Aqua ProSienna Aqua ProStorage-Friendly

Speedy, thorough, and convenient, the Sienna Aqua Pro ($130, amazon.com) zaps sticky and oily residue from floors, and its handle folds down for easy storage. But in our tests, its water tank was tapped out after only 13 minutes.

Reliable's Steamboy T2Reliable's Steamboy T2 Extra-Clean Sweep

Pass on the broom: Reliable's Steamboy T2 ($149, amazon.com), our sweep-and-mop pick, sucks up crumbs and grit before mopping floors. The cleaning pad is a nice perk - it adheres when you press the mop against it (no fussing with clips). Our run time: about 20 minutes.

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Bissell Steam Mop DeluxeBissell Steam Mop Deluxe Bargain Power

Nicely priced, the Bissell Steam Mop Deluxe ($70, amazon.com) works especially well on ceramic tile, blasting through tough greasy stains. But it left surfaces wetter than most, and its tank emptied after 15 minutes.

If you're in the market for a steam mop, be sure to check out our handy shopping tips. For more great floor cleaners, be sure to check out our favorite vacuums!

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