Monday, May 18, 2015
Product review: LELEC 1200W Steam Mop
I like this steam mop. It does a good job cleaning and it is quite light (4 pounds).
The mop went together nicely, all pieces fit together easy, the piece felt solidly connected, I did not need any tools. The instruction were very clear (words and diagrams). The only somewhat tricky part was attaching the water reservoir as the bottom of it is open and the water spills out a bit as you tilt it down. I did it over a sink and I was glad I did to avoid a puddle.
This mop is designed for sealed hard wood floors, tile, and vinyl floors. It also comes with a glider that can be attached to the bottom to use on carpets. The cleaning pads attach to the mop by Velcro. The bottom of the mop has heavy duty built-in Velcro strips that grab the Velcro on the bottom of the pad. I suppose with time they will pick up dirt and will not hold as well, but so far the hold is very secure, the pad did not come off during cleaning and took a strong pull to remove it. The mop came with two micro fiber pads.
The handle is adjustable and from the floor to the tip of the handle is 47.5". It comes with a nice long cord which is 114".
I thought the mop did a fine job cleaning. The steam level can be adjusted by controls on the body of the unit, right above steam control is an on/off button. When the steam is going full force the steam reaches the buttons and one needs to be careful not to get scolded. It might have been better if the controls were on the handle away from the steam. Pushing the mop on the tiles floor were easy. The mop head is fairly large (10.5" inches across) and there were some places where I wanted to clean but could not fit in in.
I liked that the steam level can be controlled and I can tell the difference when I use +/- buttons. The steam function works well and the mop does not leave the floor too wet as you can see in attached video.
I liked most things about the mop. The summarize the minor nits I have are
1) The water container is tricky to put back as the water spills a bit.
2) Control buttons are the area that get steam vapors
Overall, I thought the mop did a nice job. It was easy to use, it did a nice job cleaning.
You can find it on Amazon by following this link.
Ali Julia review ★★★★★