Sunday, March 27, 2016

Kazoo Microfiber Steam Pocket Mop

Steam mop, 2 microfiber pads, a cup for filling the reservoir, and a piece/glider for use on carpets

I've used a Eureka Enviro Hard-Surface Floor Steamer, 313A for several years. It's done a decent or better job at cleaning floors. However, I had some things that I wasn't particularly happy about when using it. First, the pads it comes with are very nice quality. However, they are so thick that the steam doesn't get hot enough, I presume, to kill bacteria on the floor. That's very important with a steam mop. Second, it takes a couple minutes to warm up enough to steam. It's not something you necessarily want to leave and go do something else, but you don't want to wait that long to start either. Finally, it doesn't enter corners very well. As you can understand, I was looking for a different steam mop that was capable of doing those things.

The Kazoo steam mop does a much better job at getting into corners. It also heats up much quicker, and it gets much hotter. I can put my hand underneath the Eureka steam mop for a short time. I can't do that with this steam mop. This is going to sound minor, but it's something I really like...the top knob where you wrap the cord around before storing slides out and rotates in any direction. This is nice, because you don't have to unwind every strand or pass you made with the cord when wrapping it up. You just turn the knob down and pull the entire length of the stored electrical cord off and you're done. I love that feature even if it's minor.

I like that I can check the water line at any time to see if I will need to refill it soon. I didn't measure the cord, but I'd say it's either 20-25 feet long. If you need an exact measurement, leave a comment below and I'll do so. Finally, I like the shape of the head. It does a much better job at getting into corners than the Eureka steam mop. I haven't used the carpet cleaning attachment yet. I just haven't had any potential stains where I would need to use it, so I can't comment on how well that works unfortunately.

-You can wash the pads in the washer
-You will need to sweep before steam mopping if your floors have dirt
-Steam mops are not recommended for use on wood floors (it could result in damage if left on wood floors too long)

Overall, I'm very pleased with this steam mop. I have contacted the manufacturer to ensure that the water reservoir capacity is listed properly. I think it's closer to 300 mL than 450 mL. In terms of operating, it doesn't really matter much since it heats up so quickly. You can more than likely expect to get approximately 3-4 rooms mopped with 300 mL. Other than that, I have no complaints.

I received this product for free. However, the opinions expressed herein were formulated based on my personal use of the product. I welcome all suggestions, feedback and/or product questions!

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