One of the latest products that have hit the shelves are steam mops, which allow for a much better amount of cleaning in terms of quality, when compared to conventional cleaning methods.

Today, there are numerous steam mops available on the market. Therefore, one can wonder as to which is the best steam mop while making a purchase.

While there are certainly great products out there, here are some of the best steam mops that are available.

1.) Bissell 1940 Powerfresh Steam Mop

This is a steam mop that is very much light and easy to use, doing a great job when cleaning up floors. It does a great job at cleaning things up, without leaving behind any residue like the way a regular mop would.

It heats up fairly quickly and immediately switches to standby mode, which means that it can be used in as little as three or four minutes. The water tank can be easily removed and can hold about two cups of water, whether distilled or demineralized. At a low steam setting, it can be used for up to an hour and about 15 minutes when used at full blast. In addition to this, there is also a medium setting which can be selected for other purposes.

The microfiber pads allow for easily cleaning up normal dirt. In addition to this, there is also a flip-down 'easy scrubber' which is meant to handle sticky messes that can't be cleaned up in any other way. The pads are easy to cleaned up, by both hand as well as washing machines.

There is a drawback, which is that the pause button cannot be found easily. The product is priced at around $90.

2.) Hoover TwinTank Steam Mop WH20200

This is one of the best steam mops available on the market.

It has two separate tanks which allow to switch between pure steam cleaning and more traditional detergent/disinfectant cleaning. The triangular shaped head makes it easy to get into corners and small crevices.

There is a setting that allows for a combination of the solutions to be used, which means that a combined mix of pure steam and one with the chemicals can be used.

It warms up very fast and the product can be used on any type of flooring as well as carpets.

The one drawback is that the steam only comes out when the trigger is pressed, which can cause stress on the hand if used continuously.

The product is priced between $50-$100.

3.) Gruene Clean System Steam Mop & Hand Held Steamer

This is yet another excellent steam mop available on the market.

The one key feature that makes it stand out from the rest of the products is that in addition to being a steam mop, is also a hand-held steamer. This can be used to clean everything, from windows to golf clubs. The mop can be detached from the main body of the cleaner and can be worn in the shoulders with a strap. This allows it to be used as a hand-held cleaner that has a two-foot hose.

The mop itself is quite similar to the rest of the products similar in the market. A small tank needs to be filled with water and heater before the steamer can be used. The steam does an excellent job of removing most of the stains and dirt from surfaces.

One disadvantage is that there is no way to adjust the flow of seam, meaning that it has to be manually directed. Unlike other steam mops, the head is fixed and doesn't swivel.

The product is priced at around $90.

4.) Shark Light And Easy Steam Mop

The shark steam mops is one of the ideal steam mops that one can go for.

It is fairly simple and easy to use. The water heats up in less than five minutes, after which the mop emits steam when the handle is pumped. The amount of water it can hold is sufficient for about 15 minutes of cleaning.

The head has a swivel action and a long power cord which permits for convenience and it works on just about all types of flooring.

5.) Sienna Vibe Steam Mop 

The Sienna Vibe is yet another excellent steam mop that is available on the market.

It produces a constant steam without the need of pulling a trigger, making it a lot easier to use than other steam mops. The water heats up fast and does a really good job of cleaning and disinfecting the surfaces it is used on. The product comes with a carpet glider kit which makes it easy to disinfect rugs and has a swivel head.

There is one drawback which is that the mop tends to clog up from time to time. This problem can however be easily dealt with, requiring a few minutes of attention where a pin has to be used after the product is detached, to remove the clogging that has taken place.

Of all the steam mops that are available in the marketplace, there are some of the best there is.

While this doesn't imply that other competitors aren't good enough, the list can be used by those seeking a good mop without having to spend a lot of time with the decision making process.