Best steam mop brands

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Best steam mop brands

By Sarah Ingrams

Every year we survey hundreds of Which? members to find out which steam mop brands you can rely on, and which to avoid. 

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In this guide, we share what we’ve learnt about some of the biggest steam mop brands, such as Bissell and Vax, based on our tests of almost 100 different models and feedback from those who own them. 

Our insider advice reveals the brands that impress and those you can trust to be reliable – and which you should avoid.

Once you've decided which brand of steam mop you'd prefer, don't miss our full steam mop reviews, which reveal test results for all the latest models. 

Best and worst steam mop brands

Below, we’ve collated all of our unique reliability ratings and customer scores so you can see how brands match up. Which? members can log in to unlock the table. If you’re not a member, you can try a £1 Which? trial to access the table and all our reviews.

Table of steam mop brands
Brand Average test score Reliability rating Customer score
64% - 58%
37% 57%
62% - 56%
48% 55%
63% - 54%
47% 52%
- - 48%
55% 43%
- - 38%
Table notes
Average test scores are based on results of all models tested on our new test programme since November 2015. Reliability rating and customer score based on feedback from more than 800 Which? members who own steam mops (September 2015). Where reliability ratings are missing, we didn't get sufficient sample size to report on these brands.


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Choosing the best brand of steam mop

A great steam mop or two-in-one mop and handheld steam cleaner doesn't just deliver a great clean with minimal effort each time – it should be a gadget you can rely on and ideally be one that you'd happily recommend to a friend. Our brand ratings take all of this into account – including our rigorous test results and feedback from hundreds of Which? members who own steam mops.

We test steam mops from big brands such as Bissell and Vax, as well as own-brand models to separate those that give a great all-round clean with minimal effort from the poor steamers.

Customer scores are based on how satisfied Which? members were with a product, and how likely they are to recommend it to a friend.

We also ask hundreds of Which? members who own steam mops to tell us how happy they are with the brand they own, enabling us to give a customer score. The most popular brand of steam mop gets a customer score of 58%, and the worst just 38%. We also ask about any problems they've experienced so we can calculate its reliability rating.

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