Published on June 4th, 2013 | by Greg0
Black & Decker 2-in-1 Steam Mop: Chemical-Free Cleaning
It might not be Spring anymore, but that doesn’t mean that we’re done with cleaning. Quite the opposite, in fact- we trek more in and out during the summer, and make more messes inside as we cook and grill and entertain. With wood, stone, tile, or cement floors, they need regular attention, otherwise dirt and germs build up quickly.
We’ve been testing out the Black & Decker 2-in-1 Steam Mop, and like it’s versatile design. It makes mopping a breeze, though it is an investment over some cheaper, disposable options. We’ve seen other steam cleaners before, and they generally offer a few advantages- no chemicals to purchase or use or leave residue, safer for pets and kids and everyone. They still kill 99.9% of germs using only water, and though they usually take a bit to heat up, one of the most impressive things about this model was how fast it was ready to go. Less than a minute after turning it on, we were cleaning.
Of course, this mop is corded, which is really the way to go for steam cleaning. Battery-powered or cordless models rarely have the juice to do the job justice. It’s not very heavy though (six or so pounds), but can feel like a bit of a drag on your arms versus, say, a Swiffer. One nifty thing is that this one features a removable steamer for hand cleaning- to reach those areas where a floor mop or steamer can’t go. We used it on kitchen appliances and in the bathroom to great effect; it’s much easier than some other options, and takes only a moment to convert between floor/hand-held modes. The water tank is detachable for easy fill-up, and the unit feels solid and well-built
It won’t clean carpets very well, and it can’t pick up crumbs- but the 2-in-1 Steam Mop will disinfect like a champ. Let your floors shine- check out the Black and Decker line of steam-cleaning options, and especially their BDH1850SM 2-in-1 Steam Mop, available now online and in stores for around $140.