Since we moved into our new house, I have a whole lot more floor to clean and it is primarily tile or laminate which makes for a whole lot of mopping. With a dog, 1 baby, and 1 toddler - I as a mom am quite aware of the fact that my floors have to be clean enough to eat off of since more than likely my baby will try to.
Keeping my floors clean and sanitary in an inexpensive yet affordable way has always been challenge. This summer, I had the opportunity to test out and review the Oreck Steam-It. The Oreck Steam-It is a revolutionary (in my opinion) way to clean. It uses pressurized, "dry" steam to naturally kill germs & bacteria, and melt away dirt & grime. Unlike conventional steam mops, the Oreck Steam-It has a unique, pressurized vapor chamber making it easy to clean above the floor without spilling. It's the easy, eco-friendly way to kill germs, bacteria, mites, and allergens, giving you a deep down clean without the use of toxic chemicals or detergents.
At first, I thought of the Steam-It has just steam mop. I have seen other appliances similar to it and thought it was just like them. I was shocked to learn that the Steam-It can do so much more than clean my floors!
It has in fact changed the way I clean as well as made life much easier for me. Here is a video clip that I took of a few things the mop can do besides clean my floors:
Not having to clean the whole house like I do my husband felt it a bit strange that I would lug something as large as the Steam-It into our bathroom but when I explained that I can clean in and sanitize the bathroom in half the time that it takes to clean it with paper towels and chemicals - he stopped griping.
The Oreck Steam-It not only cleans the windows but it also has an attachment that allows me to clean the grout in my upstairs bathroom as well as around my kitchen and bathroom sinks.
I can also use the attachments to steam clean my couch and cushions.
After cleaning my bathroom with the Oreck Steam-It, I took it the kitchen where I am constantly mopping the floors. This is where the Steam-It has seen the most action while I have reviewed it. Here is a video clip of me using it on my kitchen floors:
The way it cleans my floors is phenomenal. It is hands down better than any other mops I have used including a traditional mop, a Swiffer mop, as well as several other different kinds of mops.
I love the way the steam head swivels to get into the hard to reach spots. I no longer have to get down on my hands and knees to remove the tough spots - I just let the mop head sit there for a little longer than normal and the steam removes even stuff I couldn't remove on my hands and knees!
As a mom, I also love that the Oreck Steam-It only uses water and absolutely no chemicals. I can not talk highly enough of this feature. Also the fact that it only uses microfiber cloths, save you money and helps save our environment.
I highly recommend the Oreck Steam-It as the best option around for cleaning your floors. You can purchase it for $175 with free shipping from Oreck online. While the initial cost may seem a bit steep when you consider the fact that you will no longer have to buy cleaners, paper towels, or mop heads - the cost evens out quite quickly. You also have the satisfication knowing that you have a cleaner and safer home for your family.
Disclosure: I was sent a product to review in exchange for thoughts on this product. All thoughts and opinions are my own and were not influenced by the sponsor.