Raise your hand if you like to make cleaning easy.... okay, great. I do too! Well, I have an amazing product for you to hear about today. I imagine that you have heard about cleaning with steam... it really is a great tool to use around the house. No worries about poisons or toxins- just water (a must for any home with children or pets). Well, I have to say, HAAN does steam and the HAAN Agile Steam Mop with Swivel Head is the perfect steam mop to have around the home!
The HAAN Agile steam mom has great agility. The super easy to maneuver mop head gets into those tight spaces easily. It's nice to not have to move all the chairs in the kitchen, and to slip right under the edges of the counters. With 15 steam jets you don't have to worry about whether or not there is enough steam flowing through the mop to get to the floor! Another fun feature of the HAAN Agile is it's ability to stand on it's own. I like that I don't have to find a place to prop it up!
Filling the water tank is really easy... you just use tap water! I love that I don't have to buy water for this. The container says it's about 13 ounces. It's honestly rather small, but we've never ran out of water while using the mop on a day-to-day basis. Just make sure the water tank is full each time you use it and you can mop for about 25 minutes.
The HAAN Agile doesn't only clean... it sanitizes as well! HAAN Agile's steam exceeds 212 degrees in about 20 seconds- so you don't have to wait a long time to get to cleaning either. The HAAN Agile kills 99.9% of household germs, bacteria and dust mites without chemicals. With the included carpet guide you can also keep your carpets, mattresses and cushions fresh as well.
I do want to warn you about something that happened to us. As you just read, the steam in the HAAN Agile exceeds 212 degrees- steam HAS to be hot. Well, let's just say "be sure to use the included floor mat". My husband, who does a lot of the mopping, decided to turn on the mop and then quick take out the garbage. He didn't think to rest the mop on the floor pad while doing this quick job. When he returned, probably about two minutes later, the steam had melted the top layer of our linoleum that the mop had been resting on. Not the mop's fault...but it is good to remember to check the manufacturer's recommendation for your flooring and always follow the instructions of the mop!
Other than that small mishap, we really couldn't find anything negative about the HAAN Agile. While the water tank was small, it was definitely large enough for the job... and if you do need a refill the warm up time is a measly 20 seconds so it isn't a big deal anyhow. The cord is plenty long, we were able to mop our entire kitchen without getting a tight cord. The Agile's cleaning ability was amazing. No scrubbing needed for any areas that we cleaned. A couple swipes over the "stuck on spot" and then it was gone. We even cleaned up some very stubborn stuck on cat litter from underneath the litter pan without any "elbow grease"!
The steam that comes from the HAAN Agile really isn't a lot. I worried about it fogging up windows and making things feel wet... but that didn't happen. I could only see a small amount of steam while the mop was on the floor (if I lifted the machine up there was more steam, though). I was also surprised at how little moisture was left on the floor after run the mop over it- the water evaporated very fast!
The cost of the HAAN Agile SI40 steam mop is just over $100 currently. When you think about the normal cost of a mop, cleaning solutions and pads or scrubbies or other mop head replacements- the HAAN really is cost effective bringing to the table reuseable pads, no cleaning solutions and sanitization without chemicals! Add in the time saved because of how quickly you will clean and you have even more savings!
As far as floor steam cleaners go, HAAN definitely has a great product that combines ease of use with effectiveness for the perfect tool for anyone who needs to mop a floor or freshen a carpet.