LIGHT ‘N’ EASY Multi-Surface Steam Mop

Last updated date: June 4, 2020

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LIGHT ‘N’ EASY Multi-Surface Steam Mop

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Overall Take

This multi-surface steam mop can handle any cleaning job, no matter how tough. It's lightweight and easy to move from room to room around your house. The steam dries quickly without leaving streaks, so your floors will shine. In our analysis of 79 expert reviews, the LIGHT 'N' EASY LIGHT 'N' EASY Multi-Surface Steam Mop placed 2nd when we looked at the top 12 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

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Expert Summarized Score
11 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
208 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
Fast heat-up time. Reasonably priced. Good for daily cleaning.
- Steam Cleaner Master
This steam mop is among the lightest we have tested to date.
- Modern Castle
The most interesting feature of this steam mob is steam ready time because it only takes 30 seconds to prepare the steam.
- Disposal of Garbage
It's super lightweight and has a 20 foot long cable to get those hard to reach areas.
- Good Housekeeping
High-tech, ergonomic design has a soft-grip handle and is easy to maneuver without physical strain. Heats up and dries in 20 seconds.
- 10 Best Ranked
The steam mop doesn’t have a switch and will stop steaming automatically as soon as you let go of the handle, which will help prevent accidental burns of your kids or pets, as well as will protect your flooring and furniture from damage.
- Merch Dope
The machine also features a smart set digital control system that helps you to control the amount of steam flowing while cleaning.
- Home Cleaning For You
The mop head has four velcro contact areas to “grab” the microfilber pad firmly.
- The Wife Choice
Heats quickly. Can spot-steam carpet. Lightweight.
- ReviewThis
The six pound steamer feels super light while cleaning and thus easy to move.
- Clean Home Zone
What experts didn't like
Small water tank. Only comes with 1 cleaning pad.
- Steam Cleaner Master
The Light and Easy struggles with thicker, set in stains on your hard floors.
- Modern Castle
Hard to push on some surfaces.
- Disposal of Garbage
Mop shuts off automatically when you pause cleaning.
- 10 Best Ranked
The mop shuts down when paused
- Home Cleaning For You
One of the things that we don’t like about this modle is that, unlike Shark Genius, you have to remove the dirty pad manually.
- The Wife Choice
You may need to switch power outlets depending on size of the floor.
- Clean Home Zone

From The Manufacturer

The steam is ready within 30 seconds. 212°F Super-heated Steam kills 99.99% of dirt and grime, while drying quickly without any streak. 3PCS Bonus Mop Pads: To thank you, new model comes with one basic pad plus 2 extra pads! Just type “Light n easy steam mop pads” in the Amazon search bar. Ultra Lightweight: Say goodbye to messy mops and heavy buckets! The whole idea behind our lightweight steam mop is that it offers you convenience for effortless housework. Carpet Refreshing: Remove nasty odors and refresh your carpet with additional carpet glider. (Carpet glider is sold separately). Versatile Floor Types: The Light 'n' Easy 7618ANB floor steamer works on all kinds of floors, including hardwood floor, tile, grout, laminate, carpet, vinyl, ceramic and more. Skin Safe: With the simple application of water, the Light ‘n’Easy floor mop fits with your squeaky clean needs water. Ultimate safe for Children, Pets, Pregnancy and Yoga Lovers.

Overall Product Rankings

BISSELL PowerFresh Steam Mop
1. BISSELL PowerFresh Steam Mop
Overall Score: 9.2
Expert Reviews: 7
LIGHT ‘N’ EASY Multi-Surface Steam Mop
2. LIGHT ‘N’ EASY Multi-Surface Steam Mop
Overall Score: 8.9
Expert Reviews: 11
Dcenta Multifunctional Steam Mop Cleaner
3. Dcenta Multifunctional Steam Mop Cleaner
Overall Score: 8.7
Expert Reviews: 1
Shark Steam Pocket Mop
4. Shark Steam Pocket Mop
Overall Score: 8.7
Expert Reviews: 8
Shark Genius Hard Floor Cleaning System
5. Shark Genius Hard Floor Cleaning System
Overall Score: 8.5
Expert Reviews: 6
Bissell PowerFresh Steam Cleaner System
6. Bissell PowerFresh Steam Cleaner System
Overall Score: 8.4
Expert Reviews: 3
O Cedar Microfiber Steam Mop
7. O Cedar Microfiber Steam Mop
Overall Score: 8.3
Expert Reviews: 6
Oreck Steam-It Steam Mop
8. Oreck Steam-It Steam Mop
Overall Score: 8.1
Expert Reviews: 8
Sienna Luna Plus Steam Mop
9. Sienna Luna Plus Steam Mop
Overall Score: 7.5
Expert Reviews: 2
Hoover Floormate Floor Cleaner
10. Hoover Floormate Floor Cleaner
Overall Score: 6.7
Expert Reviews: 10
Shark Steam Mop
11. Shark Steam Mop
Overall Score: 6.6
Expert Reviews: 2
Light N Easy Multipurpose Cleaner
12. Light N Easy Multipurpose Cleaner
Overall Score: 5.7
Expert Reviews: 4

An Overview On Steam Mops

For many, steam mops are an essential cleaning tool for the home. The various models and brands all use natural steam heat to clean. They have a lot of similarities, so it can be hard to choose the best one. We’ll take you through the basic functions and added features so you can choose the right steam mop for your home and life.

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Steam mops are especially good for people with allergies and those who are sensitive to harsh cleaning chemicals and fragrances. Steam mops work by heating water in a reservoir or tank to about 250 degrees Fahrenheit. The hot steam travels to a microfiber pad through one or many jets that dampen the pad. The combination of steam and damp pad help moisten and break up dirt and dust from flooring. This way, you get a deep clean for your surfaces using water alone.

Because steam mops get so hot, they can also sanitize your surfaces by eliminating germs, bacteria, dust mites and even fleas. This, and the lack of chemicals and residues, can make steam mops perfect for families with young children who spend a lot of time on the floor. A steam mop can also help prolong the life of your grouted flooring by loosening dirt, soap, mold and other gunk so they can more easily be scrubbed away.

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Most steam mops recommend only putting water in the tank or reservoir. This is because other substances can make the steam cleaner work improperly or even get clogged. Some, like the BISSELL PowerFresh Steam Mop, does allow for some scented extras if you prefer a fresh scent to along with your cleaning.  BISSELL includes replaceable scent discs with the mop and offers optional demineralized water with a variety of scents like eucalyptus mint and citrus.

Steam mops come with microfiber mopping pads that are usually reusable and washable. Some come with extra features, like the Shark Steam Pocket Mop pads, which are double-sided to give you more uses before washing. The BISSELL PowerFresh Steam Mop comes with one regular pad and one with added scrubbers.

Many steam mops have some kind of controls that allow you to decide how much steam you want to use. The BISSELL PowerFresh Steam Mop and Light ‘N’ Easy Steam Mop have high, medium and low settings. The Shark Steam Pocket Mop doesn’t have settings and instead relies on pumping the handle to produce the amount of steam you want.

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How you want to use your steam mop is also an important consideration. Most steam mops are focused on cleaning hard floors only. However, models like the Light ‘N’ Easy Steam Mop have a detachable handheld steamer. This comes in handy for all sorts of things, from refreshing and steaming clothes to cleaning couches, drapes and even tile and grout on walls in your kitchen and bath. Most steam mops aren’t meant to be used on carpets, but some can.

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Whatever steam mop you choose for your home, carefully read the manufacturers instructions before using. This way, you can make sure to keep yourself and your floors safe and get the most out of your handy new cleaning tool.

DWYM Fun Fact

Steam mops are a relatively new invention. A woman from South Korea, named Romi Haan developed the steam mop starting in the late 1990s as a way to avoid scrubbing her floors on her hands and knees. In Korean culture, it’s very important to keep floors very clean and sanitary because much of daily life is centered around the floor. Families eat, spend time together and, in some cases, even sleep on the floor. By creating the steam mop, Haan liberated herself and others from this daily chore by providing an option that both cleans and kills bacteria without all the extra elbow grease.

The Steam Mop Buying Guide

  • Be sure to fill the water reservoir and add the mop pad before you plug in the steam mop. Once plugged in, it may automatically heat up and become too hot to handle or too hot for the floor without the pad.
  • Unless the mop manufacturer says otherwise, only put water in your mop. Any good steam mop should be able to clean and sanitize without any additional cleaner.
  • It’s important to only use distilled water in your steam mop. Plain tap water can have minerals that build up and clog your mop, rendering it totally ineffective over time.
  • You can’t start steam mopping until you have already swept up or vacuumed. Getting little pieces of debris and hair stuck on the mop head will hinder its ability to clean your surfaces well and will just spread stuff around.
  • You will likely still need to use some elbow grease to clean away debris once you’ve used your steam mop to clean grout. A nylon-bristled brush usually does the trick to break it up the rest of the way. The Light ‘N’ Easy Steam Mop may be a good option for you if you plan to also clean grout in a shower. It has a detachable handheld steamer for directing the steam to different types of surfaces.