Steam cleaners: Compare features & prices Bionaire BA70264UK review http://www.which.co.uk/home-and-garden/home-appliances/reviews/steam-cleaners/bionaire-ba70264uk/review/
This Bionaire steam mop is pretty quick - once switched on it's ready to steam in just 20 seconds - but has it got what it takes to power through grime? We pitted the Bionaire BA70264UK steam mop against sticky jam and other stains in our test lab to see what kind of cleaning power you can expect.
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The weight of the steam cleaner when the water tank is full.
Cord length (m)
How long the power cord is in metres.
Cylinder cleaners only: when cleaning floors, how far away you can clean from the plug (includes power cord plus hose and tube length)
Tank capacity (ml)
The capacity of the water tank.
Some steam cleaners produce steam continuously until the tank is empty or you switch the machine off. Others either let you control when steam comes out with a trigger, or require a pumping action to produce steam.
If it is possible to adjust the amount of steam for different cleaning tasks.
Steaming time (min)
How long you can steam clean on one tankful of water. This has been rounded up or down to the nearest half minute.
Heating time (min:secs)
How long you need to wait, after filling the tank and switching it on, before you can start steam cleaning.
If the cleaner has a scale filter or other anti-scale device.
Carpet cleaning option
If the steam cleaner is suitable for cleaning carpets.
Steam mop: Swivel head angle (degrees)
Does the mop head swivel, and if so to what extent?
Steam mop: Adjustable handle height
Steam mops only - if the handle is adjustable.
Whether the steam cleaner comes with a water jug or funnel.