Top 6: Best Cylinder & Mop Steam Cleaners for your Kitchen Floor (2020)
Steam cleaner are, arguably, the most effective method of cleaning kitchen floors due to their high heat which kills all germs, bugs, allergens and viruses (including coronavirus!). Steam cleaners have been around for ages and vary in size, shape, price and functionality. They use the power of heat to kill and clean, which is therefore chemical free. Generally speaking you have cylinder or mop steamers. Each pose benefits and downsides, of which we will discuss below.
Cylinder steamers tend to be more professional and capable. Due to the appliance having a 'tank', the run times tend to be a lot longer than mops, and the water heating tends to be quicker. Usually, these products come with more attachments and can therefore are not just limited to the floor. However, with this comes price. Good cylinder steamers tend to be over 150 pounds.
This cylinder Karcher steamer is really powerful and removes even them most stubborn dirt! This product has a medium-sized capacity of 1 litre, which only took about 30 seconds to heat up! The product is built to a very high standard, like usual Karcher products, and even has an energy-efficiency class of A. We found this product to be great on our tiles and floors, and even better on windows using the smaller attachment. This machine even has a descaling cartridge, unlike other competitors.
This cylinder steam clear from Dupray is really portable and durable. This product has the capacitilites of a professional cleaner yet is built and priced for personal use. This clever design has a retractable handle to make carrying easy. This product is very hot, so do be careful when using it on soft materials such as plastics and seals. More impressivley, this product has a run time of 50 minutes, allowing even the biggest of ktichens to be cleaned in one go. The steamer generously comes with 18 different attachments, meaning pretty much any where can be cleaned (appliance, doors, glass, cars, bathrooms, furniture etc).
If you didn't want to pay for a branded-expensive steam cleaner, but still want to steam clean to a high standard then Masthome's high-pressure steamer is amazing for under £100. This product, still, has a medium capacity of 1.2 litres, however heating does take around 6-7 minutes. This is the biggest differentiator between other competitors, however its a small sacrifice to pay if you're saving almost 100 pounds. The steamer still comes with plenty of attachments, allowing you to clean everywhere, however only has a run time of 20 minutes. Perfect for those on a budget, or those in flats.