The Best Steam Cleaners 2017

Are you looking to buy a steam cleaner in the UK?

We've combined the owner rating scores from Amazon UK, Argos, John Lewis and Tesco to calculate a Top 5 of the highest scoring products for you to consider.

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£40 - £140

This report shows you five established, reliable steam cleaners, performing as owners expect. Our unbiased recommendations are based on combined owner rating scores, which we also share with you.

This ratings-driven view of the market often highlights unexpected models for sale. It can also steer you away from a 'bestseller' - if the owner ratings reveal poor performance.

The Best Steam Cleaners 2019

How does it work?

We begin by building a list of steam cleaners with more than 50 ratings at Amazon UK, Argos, John Lewis and Tesco. This jumps straight to the established products, and the rating scores reveal how they've actually performed, according to numerous owners.

We then remove the steam cleaners with less than 4 stars. We now have a list of the higher rated models, with a credible amount of opinion.

We use the same criteria for all our consumer reports: each product must have over 50 reviews and more than 4 stars. After sorting the list by ratings, we compile this Top 5.

The Best Steam Cleaners 2019

Make & Model Total RatingsAverage Rating£ GuideQuick view
Shark Steam Cleaner4474.6£Amazon
Dirt Devil Steam Mop12914.5£Argos
Vileda Steam Cleaner2234.5£Amazon
Adobe Pro704.5££Amazon
Kärcher SC24614.4£££John Lewis

Total Ratings = Combined ratings from Amazon UK, Argos, John Lewis and Tesco on April 7th 2017. Report only considers products with more than 50 verified reviews. View all rating scores here.

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Below are links out to UK stores selling these top rated steam cleaners. There you can learn more about product features, and find today's best prices.

Feature & Review Highlights

The Shark 2-in-1 Steam Mop

  • .3 Litre Capacity
  • 6m Power Cord
  • 7 Steam Tools
  • “The mop part is brilliant on my laminate flooring, it dries almost instantly & leaves the floor streak free.”
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The Dirt Devil 5-in-1 Steam Cleaner

  • .3 Litre Capacity
  • Washable Pads
  • Lightweight
  • 5 Steam Tools
  • Converts to Handheld
  • Easy to use and effective steam mop – great price for this item. Works as well as my previous more expensive version.
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The Vileda Steam Mop

  • .4 Litre Capacity
  • 6m Power Cord
  • 7 Steam Tools
  • 2 Year Guarantee
  • First time ever using a steam mop and it’s brilliant. So light and easy to use. Brilliant on both ceramic tiles and laminate flooring.
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The Abode Pro Steam Cleaner

  • .5 Litre Tank
  • 2-in-1 Device – Mop and Vacuum
  • 20 Seconds to Heat
  • 8m Long Cable
  • 3 Year Guarantee
  • “… was amazed by its performance, both steamer and hoover, could not fault it, light easy to use.”
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The Kärcher SC4 Steam Cleaner

  • 1 Litre Tank
  • 25 Minute Use per Tank
  • All Floor Types
  • 5m Long Cable
  • The result was very impressive and it was very easy to use.
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Well Rated Finds The Best UK Products

Our Notes on this Market

The UK steam cleaner market is busy, with quite varied ratings. It is easy for the consumer to navigate, as there are clear differences in names and product styles.

Our 2016 Top 5 has changed a little. The best three steam cleaners shuffle around, and we see the Vax and Abobe mops take the last two positions – pushing out the H2O Mop and Bissel Cleaner. Our 2016 ratings table is here.

The main manufacturers in the UK steam cleaner market are Karcher, Shark, Vax, Dirt Devil and Vileda.

Scores are mixed  – there were issues with build quality with the lower rated steam cleaners. As well as a lack of cleaning power.

The steam cleaners in our Top 5 scored the best across the four shops we use to research ratings. They were quick to heat up, had good cable length and produced a good amount of steam for cleaning with. Build quality was also notable and there were thousands of satisfied customers.


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