The Hoover WH20445PC Floormate Steamscrub is a 2-in-1 hoover steam cleaner that can be used as a steam mop but also has a detachable portable steamer that can be taken off of it and used on surfaces such as stoves, grills or even your bathroom walls. When I first saw this steamer, I thought that its design was so cool that I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it. And now, I’m reviewing it.
One of the first things I noticed about this cleaner is that is it fairly light – weighing only about 6.7 pounds. Just the right weight to make it fairly easy to use. The next thing that caught my eye was that it had dual tanks, one for clean water and one for dirty water collection. Which is a good idea, although I do have to say that while I liked the dual tank design, I wasn’t pleased that the tanks were so small. The clean water tank only held about 8.7-ounces of water – which is approximately half of what other steam mops hold. I knew right then and there that this steamer was going to have to be frequently filled to get my cleaning done.
And I was right. After taking about 30-seconds to heat up, which isn’t bad but it also isn’t the best I’ve seen in a steam cleaner, I got about 14-minutes of steam on the “Low” setting and about 9-minutes of steam on the “High” setting. A little disappointing, if I do say so myself.
Of course, while the steam time was a little low for this machine, I did find that it got pretty hot. It’s hot enough not only to clean but also to sanitize and this unit did a brilliant job on not only my sealed wood floors but also my ceramic floors. Floors aren’t the only thing you can clean with this unit, however. It also comes with a variety of accessories that make it useful to clean a number of things.
It came with small and large plastic brushes for cleaning things like your bathroom tiles, your sink, and your bathtub. It also came with a grout brush that did a really good job at cleaning your tile’s grout. For tough jobs like your BBQ grill, there is a steel wire brush that works marvelously well. Other accessories that come with this unit include a squeegee, an upholstery cloth, an angled crevice tool, carpet glider, a couple of mop pads and a scraping tool. A nice assortment of accessories, if you ask me.
All things considered, I think this would have been a great steamer if the tanks were a little bit bigger and it delivered a longer steam-time. Sure, I understand they downsized the tanks to make the detachable portable steamer easier to use, but I wish they would have found some kind of workaround. This is a good steam unit, it just doesn’t deliver a whole lot of steam time.
- Easy to use
- Has detachable hand-held steamer
- Has a nice assortment of accessories
- Water tanks a little small