Over the past couple of weeks we’ve been trying to figure out which steam mop is best. I’ve tried the Shark Lift-Away Professional Steam Mop and really liked it. You can read my full review here. But today I want to compare the Shark to the Oreck Steam-It Mop.
Pros and Cons of the Oreck Steam-It Mop
- Cleans with steam. According to the manufacture, the steam is an ideal temperature to thoroughly clean and sanitize surfaces. That means no chemicals!
- Easy to use. Turn it on and easily glide it across the floor.
- Lightweight. You shouldn’t be out of breath after cleaning with it!
- Large water reservoir. Can hold enough water to steam clean several rooms.
- Adjustable cleaning settings. Allows you to adjust the amount of steam based on what type of surface you’re cleaning.
- Washable cleaning cloths. The cleaning pads are easy to change. Plus you can also use your own rags or towels as cleaning pads
- Has four cleaning attachments. This allows you to steam clean almost everything in your house from top to bottom including countertops, stovetop, sinks, refrigerator, windows, glass shower doors, and even curtains.
- One-year limited warranty. Always a good thing when the company stands behind their product!
- Takes a little longer for the steam to heat up but I don’t think this is a big deal.
- Power cord isn’t that long so you have to change outlets periodically
- No removable canister so some areas are difficult to clean when using the attachments.
Both the Shark and Oreck work well on tile, linoleum or hardwood floors and can clean other areas of your house like shower doors, countertops, etc.
I personally like the removable canister on the Shark to clean areas other than the floor. Having to hold a mop as long as a broom seems kind of awkward to me. I also like that you can use both sides of the cleaning pad on the Shark. However, the Oreck makes it easy to switch cleaning cloths and even use your own towels.
Using the sale price as a guide, I think I would spend an additional $20 for the Shark just because the removable canister is so convenient for cleaning the oven, showers, faucets, etc. However, if cleaning floors are your only concern, then I think I would recommend going with the least expensive of these two.
Have you tried either of these steam mops? Which do YOU think is best?
By the way, these are not sponsored posts. I’m just a wife, mom, homemaker trying to figure out which steam mop is best…for your sake and mine!