According to ConsumerSearch.com, the Bissell 1940 PowerFresh steam mop has the best consumer reviews as of June 2015. Following right behind are the Bissell Symphony vacuum and steam mop and the Shark steam and spray mop.
The Bissell 1940 PowerFresh has a consistent rating of more than 4.5 stars out of five at Best Buy, Wal-Mart and Target due to its ease in performance and handling and its ability to clean through difficult-to-remove grime. The steam mop is usable on any surface, though users should consult the owner's manual for restrictions. With its heat function, stubborn stains are easier to dissolve. Additionally, the product comes with a two-year warranty.
The Bissell Symphony, which is rated 4.5 out of five stars on HSN and Target, operates as a light-duty vacuum and a steam mop, so users receive the convenience of having two appliances in one and the option of using both functions at the same time or separately. The device is simple to use, and the handle is both comfortable and adjustable to the user's height.
Rated four out of five stars at Wal-Mart, Bed, Bath & Beyond, and Target, the Shark steam and spray mop also operates as a two-in-one appliance, functioning either as a spray mop or a steam mop. It operates by squirting a cleaning solution before choosing to steam or mop it up. Users may purchase cleaning pads that are either disposable or reusable, though the cleaning solution may be difficult to obtain.