Today, I’m trying out the O-Cedar Microfiber Steam Mop. Before I bought this steam mop, I didn’t even know that O-Cedar made steam mops. I knew they made those handy spin mops (my neighbor has one), but I didn’t know they made other products. Anyway, I have had the opportunity to use it for a few days and wanted to pass along my thoughts on it.
My first impression of this steam mop is that it’s really lightweight. By far, it was one of the lightest steam mops I’ve ever used. It didn’t take much effort at all to push it along my floor or my carpet. However, while using it I did feel like it was not only lightweight but maybe not as durable as it should be. I’m not saying that it’s flimsy – after all, I’ve used it several times without a problem, it just feels like it. Of course, I guess it’s really just a balance between its weight and its durability. You can’t really expect a 5-pound unit to feel indestructible.
The next thing I noticed was that it snapped together really quickly and without tools. In about 2 snaps I had it together and ready to work. I also liked the fact that it had a cord that wasn’t too long but wasn’t too short either. For me, it was just the right length to get the job done.
What I didn’t like about the unit was how it had to be filled. It comes with a custom measuring cup so that you can put exactly 400 ML of water into the unit. However, there is no place to hang the cup on the unit. Which means you have to keep going back and getting it when you want to refill it. They could have at least put hooks on the steam mop to hang the cup. Definitely not convenient in my book.
However, I did like the fact that once you started the O-Cedar Microfiber Steam Mop, it produced steam within 20 seconds. Yes, you read that right. It was fully heated in under half a minute. And I’m talking about quite a bit of steam, too. Hot enough to kill 99.99% of the bacteria on the floor – not just as listed in the features, either. No, you feel like it’s killing all of the bacteria off of the floor.
The mop directions said it could be cleaned on all hard floor surfaces, even carpet, which really excited me. So I gave it a shot. And I had mixed results. While it cleaned all of my floors perfectly, it had a few problems on my carpet. For one, the carpet glider attachment kept snapping off for some reason. Then I checked it and realized that I didn’t have it snapped on all the way and had to fix it. Once I did that, it seemed to work just fine. Although I have to say that using this steam mop only freshens your carpet, it doesn’t deep down clean it.
All things considered, it did a pretty good job on my floors. While it didn’t clean the grout on my tile floors, it did a good job of cleaning just about everything else. This thing really puts out a ton of steam and sanitizes the floor without any chemicals. It also should be said that while it isn’t the most inexpensive steam mop, it isn’t the most expensive one, either. The O-Cedar Microfiber Steam Mop seems like a fine steam mop and if I had to buy it again, I wouldn’t hesitate.
While it didn't clean the grout on my tile floors, it did a good job of cleaning just about everything else.
- Heats up in 20 seconds
- Adjustable steam levels
- Easy to assemble
- Custom measuring cup is a pain
- Carpet snap-off tends to snap off too easily
- Doesn't feel very sturdy