Green Tip #75: Steam Clean Kitchen Tiles

My Shark Steam Mop
Image by Loggerhead via Flickr

While I must admit that I am a bit of a procrastinator when it comes to thoroughly cleaning the entire kitchen, when I do get around to it I use steam. A couple of years ago we bought this steam clean mop on sale and have enjoyed it ever since. Essentially you put a reusable cleaning pad on the bottom of the mop, fill it with water, plug it in and let it heat up and when it starts to steam, its time to mop. Once I am done and the mop has cooled down I take off the pad and throw it in the wash. While the cost of the mop originally was more than you would pay for a swiffer, there is no additional cost every time you need new cleaning pads or cleaning liquid.

11 thoughts on “Green Tip #75: Steam Clean Kitchen Tiles

  1. Mrs.SPF, Which steam mop do you use? We have the Shark Steam blaster but haven’t used it enough to say we got our money’s worth on it so far. It does save a lot of elbow grease.

  2. I think a lot of people don’t consider the “recurring” cost of a product — like cleaning pads for a mop — when they buy the original product. This can end up costing them a LOT more money in the long-run!

    It’s usually better to pay more upfront for something with lower recurring costs down the road.

    1. It may work, never tried! We also have a hand held steamer device that has brush attachments for scrubbing. We use it to clean the dirt and grime from inside channels of windows. It definitely works in the bathroom.

    2. You can use a steam cleaner for anything. We have one at it works great. We use it to clean glass, floors, tubs, counters; you name it it can be steamed. It also works good as a steam ironer too so if you have a shirt that is really wrinkled, hang it on a hanger and then blast it with some steam. Steam cleaners are one of the best things you can spend your money on.

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