Kalorik SFC 24713 Steam Mop with Removable Water Tank
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- Steam mop with foldable handle for easy storage
- Unique microfiber head absorbs dirt and excess moisture, leaving floor spotless, dry and sanitized
- Super long 15 feet cord; carpet glider accessory
- 17-Ounce removable; easy-fill water tank
- Uses ordinary tap water
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The main problem here is that steam mop technology just isn't quite there yet. The steam alone isn't enough to get a lot of stains up, but since you can't use any type of chemicals in conjunction with this mop, it does very little to get the floor clean. Even worse, the process of steaming leaves a fine silt-like film all over the area after you're done. You pretty much have to break out the old mop and bucket just to clean up the mess that this "new and improved" mop made. I believe someone was good to try to apply steam cleaning to a handheld mop, but the process of just squirting the steam out of the bottom with nothing more than a cloth cover to clean the floor isn't really a good idea. Match that up with the $90 price tag, at least when I purchased it, and it makes this mop pretty pathetic as far as value is concerned.
Overall, please save your money. You'd be better to buy a large steam vacuum for a little more that will at least have rotating brushes or some other gizmo that actually breaks down stains and stuff on the floor, instead of just relying on steam alone. I think this is pretty common with all of the steam mops out there, so again...please save your money.
After about the 3rd use, my steam cleaner overheated after about 5 minutes of use. It was so hot it burned my finger to hold the button down. I didn't try to take it back because I no longer had the receipt plus I had it a few months before I even used it. I tried it again after about a month and it did the same thing. Money thrown away.
The pad stayed on well during use and washed well.
It heats up fair temp wise and while its not super hot steam wise, it did remove grime and made a decent amount of moisture. If you over steam it will leave the floors pretty wet. My main complaint with its use was design..the triangle head wants to lift off the floor in front as you pull the mop back..and the small head, while being perfect for bathrooms and baseboards etc... ends up being too small for larger floor surfaces, takes a long time to cover the entire area.
I gave the mop to my son who has smaller square footage to clean and will be trying another steam mop. The jury still seems to be out on this whole steam mop revolution. I think the over-all technology and construction still needs to be improved based on the many, many reviews I have read in here.
On that note..I greatly thank amazon for the review system here, it is a very helpful tool for consumers.
(EDIT) I payed $75 for this mop, from Amazon, now I see its been reduced considerably and is sold by another company, I assume they are being clearanced out.
I may try another one in the hope that this defect is atypical. I did not buy another Kalorik.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I bought this steam cleaner about a month ago. Initial impression was that it did a fair job, less hassle than a mop and bucket. Read morePublished on January 19, 2011 by Buckeye Mom
I love this mop. It seems to deep clean my floor & dries faster than conventional mopping. I love that I am not using chemicals. Read morePublished on February 9, 2010 by Dorothy
I did not read the reviews before I bought the SFC but after using it for 8 months I have to disagree with the previous reviews. Read morePublished on November 4, 2009 by Thomas Ford
I bought the Kalorik steam mop I am satisfied with the mop and I wanted to buy extra mop pads went on line to kalorik placed a order waited more than two weeks they said it was... Read morePublished on May 3, 2009 by Robert W. Vowell