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Welcome to our big electric floor mop test 2021. Here we present all the electric floor mops that we have tested in detail. We have compiled detailed background information and added a summary of customer reviews on the web. We would like to make your purchase decision easier and help you find the best electric floor mop for you. You will also find answers to frequently asked questions in our guide. If available, we also offer interesting test videos. Furthermore, you will also find some important information on this page that you should definitely pay attention to if you want to buy an electric floor mop.




First of all, the most important things

  • Electric floor mops allow you to clean your floors effortlessly and perfectly.
  • You can choose between a robotic floor mop or an electric floor mop with a handle for manually guiding the device. Cordless and corded floor mops are available in this model.
  • We have listed the most important factors such as height, price, water tank, etc. that you should consider before buying in our article.

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Guide: Questions you should ask yourself before buying an electric floor mop

What exactly is an electric floor mop and what is it used for?

An electric floor mop helps you with your housework thanks to its electric drive and effortlessly removes light to stubborn stains from your floors. The device can be used in every household.

Wiping removes light to stubborn stains on your floor. You can do this effortlessly with an electric floor mop. (Image source: pixabay.com / StockSnap)

Who doesn't know it? The good feeling of relief when you have finally finished cleaning and vacuuming the whole flat or house. Then you've earned the right to put your feet up. But then you have to clean the whole house again? That is very tedious. For this very reason, a floor mop is available on the market that makes your work a lot easier thanks to its built-in electric function. With the model with a handle, you save yourself time-consuming effort. Thanks to the steam power, stains disappear without tedious scrubbing.

What features/functions does an electric floor mop have?

The various functions of an electric floor mop are an extremely important factor in the purchase decision. Two different models with different functions are available on the market:
Electric floor mop with handle Robot mop
Handle to guide the device Automatic room cleaning
Power supply with cable Room detection
Power supply with battery Programming
Available with suction function Available with suction function

Which of the functions listed here you need is entirely up to you. Apart from that, the price also plays a role. You can find out how much an electric floor mop costs in the next section.

What are the alternatives to an electric floor mop?

The alternative to the electric floor mopis clearly the oldschool version - the ordinary mop. Dip the mop in water, squeeze it out, move the style back and forth, and for stains, the motto is: scrub like hell!

Studies prove: Wiping with hot water removes significantly more bacteria than wiping with cold water. (Image source: pixabay.com / Myriams photos)

Another alternative to the electric floor mop with handle is the robotic floor mop. With this model, you even save yourself the manual operation during cleaning. Since the robot mop does the work automatically, you don't even have to be present during the mopping process. But a steam cleaner can also be a good alternative.

Laminate, parquet and tiled floors: Is there an electric floor mop for all floors?

This question is easy to answer: Yes, there is! Most models are even suitable for all types of floors. This criterion is most often mentioned in the title or product description. Since it often varies from product to product, the best option is to simply read up directly on the electric floor mop. Some devices mention the phrase "suitable for hard floors", which covers laminate and parquet floors as well as tiled floors.

Decision: What types of electric floor mops are there and which one is right for you?

Making the right decision among the multitude of electric floor mops on offer is not so easy. To make this decision easier for you, we will inform you about the different versions. Basically, electric floor mops can be divided into 2 types:

  • Electric floor mop with handle/handle
    • With cable
    • Without cable
  • Mop robot

You decide which model is right for you and what appeals to you. We have listed the two different types with their advantages and disadvantages.

What distinguishes an electric floor mop with handle and what are its advantages and disadvantages?

This model is available in two different versions. On the one hand, electric floor mops are offered with a cable, on the other hand without a cable. The cordless model is powered by a rechargeable battery. We have listed and explained both options separately.

Electric floor mop with cable

This model is powered by a cable. When mopping large households, the cable may need to be reconnected. We have summarised the advantages and disadvantages for you again:

Advantages
  • No battery to charge
  • Always ready to use
Disadvantages
  • Smaller action radius than with the battery-powered mop
  • Not in vogue

Electric floor mop without cord

The cordless device is the successor to the electric floor mop with cable and is therefore the more modern model. It is powered by a rechargeable battery that is recharged after each wipe. Electric floor mops with handles or robotic mops are available on the market for the cordless model. There are the following advantages and disadvantages:

Advantages
  • Greater range
  • Not tied to sockets
Disadvantages
  • Only ready for use when charged

Apart from the above factors, cordless electric floor mops and corded models have the same advantages and disadvantages:

Advantages
  • Independent cleaning
  • No need to check cleaning performance
  • Time and labour saving
  • Environmentally friendly due to low water consumption
  • Usually better cleaning results due to the power of technology
Disadvantages
  • Manual room guidance necessary
  • Reconnection necessary for devices with cables
  • Power consumption
  • Size of the device

What distinguishes a robotic floor mop and what are its advantages and disadvantages?

In contrast to an electric floor mop with a handle, a robotic floor mop not only saves you time, it also saves you work.

The device mops your floors independently and without your presence. According to experts, however, a robot does not replace manual cleaning. All other advantages and disadvantages are as follows:

Advantages
  • Time and labour saving
  • Environmentally friendly due to low water consumption
  • Automatic cleaning
  • No presence necessary
  • Constantly clean flat
Disadvantages
  • Power consumption
  • Price
  • Cleaning performance may need to be checked
  • Does not 100% replace manual cleaning

Buying criteria: These are the factors you can use to compare and evaluate electric floor mops

In the following, we will show you which aspects you can use to decide between the many possible electric floor mops. The criteria you can use to compare the household appliance include:

  • Height
  • Water tank capacity
  • Customer experience
  • Operating time
  • Design and colour
  • Price

In the following paragraphs, we will explain what is important in the individual criteria.

Height

The height of your electric floor mop or robotic floor mop is an important factor to consider before buying. Your chosen floor mop should be lower than your furniture in order to mop efficiently. After all, what good is the device if it is too tall to reach under your sofa? Then you'll have to mop by hand again, and you probably didn't buy an electric floor mop for that. So check the product description of the household appliance for the specified height.

A little tip for the robotic floor mop: To be on the safe side, add one centimetre to the height specified by the manufacturer. Often the height does not take into account the sensors located above the appliance!

Capacity of the water tank

Another important point is the size of the water tank and the amount of water with which the electric floor mop can be filled. The larger the capacity or the more economical the water consumption of the device, the less often water needs to be refilled. Particular attention should be paid to the filling quantity for robotic mops. The robot can only mop as long as there is enough water. If you are not at home during the cleaning process, it is optimal if one filling of the water tank is sufficient for cleaning. The capacity of electric floor cleaners ranges from 200ml to 4 litres. It is best to follow the manufacturer's instructions.

Customer experience

You should also pay attention to reviews of your chosen product. Ratings and feedback from customers who have already purchased the product can be extremely helpful and useful. Customer reviews are usually trustworthy. A customer does not make use of his information or good or bad evaluation of a device. What is in the foreground for him is to warn other interested parties or to support them in their purchase. Often it is just the good will of the customer. In the case of high satisfaction, to praise the manufacturer and the product, and in the case of dissatisfaction, to advise customers not to buy.

So: Before buying, it is better to check again what others think of the product!

Operating time

For a thorough cleaning of the floors in your household, a correspondingly long battery life is needed. That is why the operating time of your electric floor mop also plays a role. For a small flat, a shorter battery life is sufficient. However, if several floors or larger households are to be mopped, it is practical if you can do this without recharging your electric floor mop. Some robot models drive themselves to the charging station when battery life is low. This means they can recharge themselves. But whether you choose a robotic floor mop or an electric floor mop with a handle, make sure you know how long the battery lasts before you buy.

Design and colour

In most cases, the first impression is made by the external appearance. Only when we like the aesthetics do we take a closer look at the features and functions. This is precisely why, in addition to price/performance, the design and colour are also a purchase criterion for some people. Of course, we also hear of cases where no value is placed on the appearance of a device. More often, however, electric floor mops are sold that offer an appealing design in addition to technical factors. If you are spoilt for choice in terms of colour, you will probably go for the coloured model that also matches your interior. Especially in the case of robotic mops. These are usually placed in the area of use for everyone to see.

Price

In addition to the design and colour, another important criterion is of course the price. This usually depends on the functionality, features, performance and brand of the household appliance. It is best to set yourself a limit that you do not want to exceed in terms of price and also make a note of the features you would like to have. Then you sort out and at least one of your desired products will remain. If you are convinced, you can go for it right away.

Interesting facts about electric floor mops

Why is mopping important?

Most people take vacuuming their home a few times a week for granted. But mopping the floor afterwards is not, even though this activity is very important. Mopping not only removes stains from the floor, but also eliminates bacteria, which has a health factor.

According to experts, floors should be mopped at least once a week.

Can I put in any cleaning agent or does it have to be a specific one?

This definitely depends on the appliance. Some manufacturers allow any cleaning agent to be used for the electric floor mop or for the robotic floor mop. With others, a special agent from the manufacturer must be used. This information can be found in the manufacturer's product information. Using the specified cleaning agent will extend the life of your product.

Can the battery of a robot model be purchased separately?

This also depends on the manufacturer. With cheaper models, the battery can often be purchased separately, but not with cheaper devices. This case is a matter of price and whether it is cheaper to buy a new device or a battery.

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