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Sure, April showers might bring May flowers, but they also bring muddy, dirty floors. No matter how hard you try, keeping the dirt, mud, and grime associated with wet weather off your floors can be harder than it appears, especially if your house is home to pets or kids traversing in and out on the regular.
Luckily, there is plenty of gear out there aimed at keeping your floors in tip-top shape all year long. One gadget currently on our radar? The OApier S5 Steam Mop from Amazon. This lightweight design (it weighs under four pounds without water) helps free up dried dirt and debris on your tile, wood, marble, and linoleum floors. The key lies in its 212-degree steam heat, which comes to temperature in under 20 seconds and makes quick work of stuck-on messes ranging from mud and dirt to sauce and soda.
Outfitted with a washable pad on the base, this fan-favorite steam mop wins praise from buyers for its ease of use and quick setup that rivals big-name brands like Shark and Bissell. “It took less than five mins to snap the pieces together, less than three mins to fill with water, less than two to three minutes to heat up, pumped the handle a couple of times since it was the first time using it, and *poof* steam baby,” says one reviewer. “It was so easy to move it across the floor — each time you push it forward, it releases lots of hot steam all the way up, and as you come back the pad cleans the floor while absorbing any moisture. The floor was walkable within seconds, fully walkable in about five mins. LOVE IT! I had just moved into an apartment supposedly pre-cleaned but clearly wasn’t. My floors were literally shiny and had no stickiness after, even the apartment smelled better.”
The OApier S5 Steam Mop features a modern white body and looks much sleeker than other steam mops, and a long cord keeps you mobile enough to tackle larger spaces like a kitchen or long hallway. While it may be void of the bells and whistles of pricier models (like specific attachments), it’s streamlined enough for anyone looking for a good basic steamer. “This one is exactly what I needed, a steam mop, nothing more nothing less,” says another fan. “It’s a lot lighter than my old one so it’s easy to maneuver, and I love how it stands upright! It’s so convenient as I don’t have to lean it against the wall. It’s also stylish with the white and brown, it goes well with my furniture and other cleaning items so it’s pleasing for the eye which makes me want to actually use it as opposed to a clunky one that I avoid using.”