The Hoover WH20400 Steam Scrub Pro Steam Mop is a hoover steam cleaner that looks nicely designed and compact. While it’s not the smallest cleaner that I’ve seen since I’ve been using steam cleaners, it is nice and light – weighing around 6.7-pounds or so. However, that isn’t the only thing this unit has going for it. It also has a couple of other features that make it not only easy to use but also useful.
One of the very first things I noticed about this machine was that it had a dial in which you can select the surface you are trying to clean. If you’re cleaning sealed wood, then put it on the “wood” setting. If you’re cleaning “vinyl” or “tile” then merely put it on the appropriate setting. I thought that was pretty neat.
Another thing that caught my attention was that you could use this steamer with a cleaning solution or with just plain steam – your choice. This unit also had dual-tanks that kept clean water and dirty water separate. And the clean water tank was quite large and held about 16.7-ounces of water. I knew right then that this machine would probably provide me with a good amount of cleaning time before I had to refill it – and you know what? I was right.
After heating up for approximately 20-seconds I put this unit to the test. I used it to refresh my carpets, to clean my sealed wood floors and on one of my tile floors using its tile & grout scrub brush. Using its steam trigger I was able to not only clean quickly and efficiently but also sanitize as well. And yes, I did get a pretty good amount of steam time. About 20 minutes on full-blast and about 30 minutes with a lower setting.
I like the fact that when you first turn it on, a red light comes on. When the unit is fully heated, however, this red light will turn to a green light. That lets you know that the machine is ready to start cleaning. I gotta say that I love this visual light system that lets me know exactly when the cleaner is ready to get to work.
I have to say that this unit is pretty powerful and easy-to-use. I was a little skeptical about its lack of accessories, but it really didn’t need a whole bunch of accessories to do a great job cleaning. Overall, I think the only complaint I have with this unit is its price. If it weren’t priced higher than a lot of other steam mops, then it would’ve ranked higher.
- Easy to use
- Heats up quickly
- Long lasting water tanks
- Kind of expensive