@Woody1 Glad I saw your comment and watched the video… I’ve still got the Shark steam mop I bought from here a couple years ago for have this price:
It has a built in tank so that you don’t have to repeated return to the base station to reheat the pad… Still works great though the cover is in pretty rough shape… Guess I need to see if I can find replacements for that and pass on this deal…
@snapster@Woody1 The pad gets cold almost as soon as it hits the floor. Mostly you’re just pushing germs around and giving them a bath. The only time you’re really killing any germs at all is when you’re reheating/steaming the pad. Some of the unlucky germs that happen to be on said pad MIGHT get steamed alive.
This is crap. Or should I say “Meh”. No. crap was correct.
@snapster@Trinityscrew@Woody1 Killing germs on the floor though is a lost cause. You know - shoes, feet, pets… Not to mention if the floor is actually dirty it is going to take a lot of trips back to the base to clean off the pad, get it hot again, dump the dirty water in the base, wait for it to heat back up… Reality for most is not likely to be similar to the video where they are whipping through the house “cleaning” an already clean floor.
There are good reasons why clothes irons actually have the heat and steam producer in the iron rather than having to repeatedly place it on a hot stove/in the fire and then use a spray bottle. From my point of view this thing is rather like need for a hot stove in order to be able to iron.
Might be useful for spot cleaning or if all you have is a tiny area of stone, tile (although both are cold so will increase the speed of the cooling), or wood floor area to clean though. In my case I have no problem using corded devices, presuming the cord is long enough, in areas with power outlets. Like anywhere inside my apartment. Clearly I am not the target market here.
@Kidsandliz what resonates to me is your first sentence. We don’t live in laboratories and it’s silly to think that carrying a large appliance around blasting steam at your actual floors is resolving anything more than cleaning them with a freshly steamed pad.
@Kidsandliz@snapster I see you guys are having a heated (ah!) argument, so I won’t intrude. But I want to point something out about the use of this specific appliance vs steaming mops: in the comments in the Italian Amazon people praise it for cleaning windows, since they can basically wash a window without using chemicals and, especially, without having to pass many times. It is so light that there is no sweat in cleaning multiple windows.
It seems that a heavy steaming mop won’t be easy to use in that way. Just my 2c
@salpo (Yes I caught that pun :laughing). Never thought about using this on windows.Then it might be useful if it dried without streaking and they were picture windows rather than with the usual small panes. Would also depend on how heavy this is. Be better though if they then made the wand part to come apart to dust buster size for most normal sized windows as this could be unwieldy on normal sized windows. There are other ways to clean windows too though. Of course, as I said before, I am not the target market for this… Someone thought is would be useful or it wouldn’t have made it to market and meh has sold something like 200 of them so far. Hopefully they don’t have 20,000 of them in the warehouse.
And with what is going on in the economy right now I am sure there will be (unfortunately) plenty of businesses in trouble such that @snapster and crew will be buying, ahh, interesting things at fire sales for us to entertain ourselves with on the forums buy.
In what universe do pads not wear out, accidentally get torn…? They’d certainly last longer if you actually are only cleaning clean floors doing it like the video shows - quickly and lightly swiping it back and forth… but reality for most of us is we will have to push harder due to actual dirty floors where the muddy paw prints have dried, we’d likely go over some areas more than once due to caked on crud on the floor by the stove or fridge. Thus one would eventually need replacement pads.
BTW @snapster nice to see you back on the forums again… even if it is just to defend a product you apparently like a lot against skepticism… Although what is going on here with that seems pretty mild compared to conversations on some product threads.
@Kidsandliz When @Seeds asked me to look at this product I was wary because of the questionable availability of refill pads. Upon a short period of reflection however I decided that the design and construction of said pads are probably not much more complicated than a shower cap made out of towel. I am fairly confident if need be my sewing machine and I can knock out a reasonable, if not more durable, facsimile.