The 10 Best Electric Mops

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This wiki has been updated 17 times since it was first published in January of 2019. Nothing refreshes your home faster than spotless floors, but buckets of dirty water and endless scrubbing are hassles that absolutely no one wants to deal with. Fortunately, there are plenty of user-friendly electric mops that steam and scour away messes, saving you time, energy, and sweat. We've added some that can tackle rugs, as well, so you can revitalize your high-traffic areas in a flash. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. SharkNinja Shark Genius

2. O-Cedar Microfiber

3. Bissell SpinWave

Editor's Notes

November 01, 2020:

We removed the Oreck Orbiter for this update, since it’s more of a floor scrubber and polisher, and doesn’t provide the soft touch we’re looking for in a residential mop. We also removed the Elicto Wireless due to availability issues, and the Nellie's Wow Cordless because of quality control concerns.

We added two additional steam options, the PurSteam 10-in-1 and the Shark Pocket. Shark brand models are generally well-respected, and the Shark Pocket is a nice budget-friendly option for those who aren’t looking to spend too much. It’s also a compact model that weighs less than five pounds, so it would also be good for apartment dwellers who don’t have a lot of extra storage space.

We also added the Vmai Cordless, a multi-functional model with a 60-minute runtime. You’ll have to provide the solution, but this option can also be used as a floor waxer. It even includes the special pads needed for waxing. Its adjustable handle caught my attention, a feature that allows you to reach all the way under large tables, or other furniture, without bending over too much.

If these options are too pricey, or you don't think an electric mop is for you, a standard sponge mop or spray mop might be a better choice.

January 16, 2019:

Investigated models from popular manufacturer Bissell, adding the PowerFresh as a top choice despite past issues with the cap, which seem to have been addressed. Also selected the SharkNinja Shark Genius because of its overall durability and functionality as well as the Oreck Orbiter for tougher jobs.

4. Bissell PowerFresh

5. PurSteam 10-in-1

6. Vmai Cordless

7. Light 'N' Easy 10-in-1 System

8. Bissell CrossWave

9. Alldio Spin Scrubber

10. Shark Pocket

Alexander Rennie
Last updated by Alexander Rennie

Alex Rennie is a writer from Los Angeles, CA, and holds a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Missouri. Having been a successful residential and commercial carpenter for six years in New York City, he has a comprehensive knowledge of woodworking, power tools, and the world of home DIY. His passion for construction and carpentry keep him up to date on the latest gadgets and techniques, and he never misses an opportunity to patch up a drywall dent or sand down a rough edge. In his spare time, he enjoys hiking the Santa Monica mountains with his family and their dogs, and fostering rescue animals.

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