It’s constant (from the downward-facing jets) until you set the unit in the upright position, as designed. The steam exits simultaneously from 2 tanks — with jets on the bottom of the mop shooting steam through the cleaning pad (automatically), as well as jets on the sides of the mop shooting steam above the pad directly onto the floor’s surface (whenever you pull the trigger). There’s a thermostat to control electricity flow, so it’s as if you’re using commercial steam cleaning equipment in a compact design. With the Monster steam mop, you’re using the power of pressurized steam. It has a stainless steel boiler (1,200w pressurized boiler) that creates a drier steam for faster — and drier — cleaning. Specifically, a built-in pressurized boiler system superheats the water for a drier steam, making the Monster many times more effective at tough cleaning jobs than regular steam pumps. So, once you’ve got your standard cleaning ingredients on hand, it’s easy to mix up a variety of homemade cleaning products.
For example, if you step onto the spot that you’ve just steam cleaned, it IS wet — like a light misty dew on your deck. This prevents floor damage that can result from leaving anything that’s hot and steamy in one spot on your floor for too long. I’ve dry dusted them and spot cleaned them, but this was the first time every corner got thoroughly cleaned. However, it’s not quite as dry as I thought it would be. It’s lighter weight than I thought it would be. Lighter is always better when you have a lot of floors to clean and/or wide surface areas to clean at once. The carpet attachment makes it possible to steam clean (or “refresh”) even high-pile rugs. I have several low-pile throw rugs and one thicker shag carpet remnant. The other one is a large bathroom, but there’s minimal space between the toilet and the tub (on one side) and the toilet and the vanity (on the other side). It comes with a long (23-foot) power cord — making it easier to reach more floor space without having to keep unplugging and moving to other outlets.
They’re both awesome microfiber mop options for any kind of floor and won’t break the bank, either. If you’re loathe to do that, at least make sure you wash the more durable kind of cloths regularly at 60 degrees. Combine that with the fact that you’re blasting micro-particles of wet, hot steam into the cracks and crevice of hardwood floors… and I personally didn’t feel comfortable continuing to use the Monster steam mop on my hardwood floors — especially since I couldn’t find any documentation or flooring experts who agreed with steam cleaning hardwood floors at all. Don’t miss these other 16 cleaning hacks professional house cleaners use. You can also use a vacuum cleaner without a beater bar. Although vinyl tile flooring can look quite different than plank flooring, and you may have had to use a different installation technique, the two are very similar. It comes with two microfiber pads that you can easily wash in your washing machine.
The Monster steam mop works more like a cappuccino machine with a boiler inside. I like how the Monster cleaning pads can be cleaned in the washing machine. Needless to say, the rugs have benefited dearly from their very first Monster steam cleaning! Overall, my bathrooms are much cleaner now, and I definitely like using the Monster steam mop on tile floors. The Monster steam mop is much easier, faster, and drier than using a traditional wet mop or squeeze mop on tile floors. It takes much less effort too, since there’s no bending or squeezing at all. There’s no streaking left behind on the tile floors after using the Monster steam mop… with this one caveat: At first there were streaks on the first pass while cleaning my tile floors, but I think that’s because they hadn’t been properly cleaned in years. A big plus is the fact that there’s no need to buy any cleaners, filters, or additional supplies in order to use the Monster on a regular basis. After plugging it in and letting the boiler heat up, the Monster steam mop is ready to use in 3-5 minutes. So, for the sake of my floors, I decided to use the Monster on everything but my hardwood floors going forward.