Pros – someone mentioned that the Black & Decker BDH1850SM 2-in-1 Steam Mop is quite an interesting mop and suggested I review it. The first thing I noticed about this Black & Decker cleaning machine is that it had a detachable, hand-held attachment and operating it was very easy. Other than that, I also noticed the following positives:
- It is very versatile because it can clean different surfaces from tiles, carpets and windows.
- Comes with two microfiber cleaning pads that are washable
- Heats up within a short time (30 seconds or so)
- Has a carpet cleaning attachment
- Long cord
Cons – among its negative aspects include its turn-on button which proved rather difficult to press. Pushing it around was also a bit difficult especially on vinyl. This makes it a bad choice for the elderly and most especially for those with arthritis and other disabilities. Other drawbacks are the following:
- Lets out clouds of steam which can damage some flooring like laminates and hardwoods.
- It also leaves small lines of dust or dirt when the floor is not swept beforehand.
- The bristles on the brush tools have bristles that are somehow hard
- It also quite heavy or bulky
In-Depth Black & Decker BDH1850SM 2-In-1 Steam Mop Review
This is a 2 in 1 steam machine that can clean when handheld or upright. It effectively eliminates most stains easily with only a few attempts. It disinfects 99.9% of all household germs without the need of any chemicals. While it is true that it has various attachments, they can all fit in a little bag and are easy to assemble.
Among these attachments include two washable microcelluclose cleaning pads, an accessory pad, a resting mat, a carpet glider, two triangular-shaped pads, grout brush, squeegee, detail brush, fill cup, 25ft cord and 4ft hose.
Another interesting aspect about this steam machine is that it has a “ready to go” light that will change from red to blue as soon as the water hits the right temperature. Also, the mop will always shut off the steam automatically whenever you park it upright. This will allow you to rest for short intervals even as you clean.
- Type – 2 in 1 steam mop
- Weight – 9 pounds.
- Chemical-free cleaning and disinfection – this steam cleans and disinfects up to 99.9% using water alone. This means that you don’t have to use any harmful chemicals especially when there is children and pets involved.
- Simple and versatile – the digital SmartSelect technology enables users to choose the appropriate steam amount for different surfaces.
- Large and removable water tank – this means that you can get a lot of cleaning done before re-filling time.
- Ready-to-clean Illumination – it has a lighting that changes from blue to red as soon as the water is hot enough
The fact that it is designed with a detachable, hand-held attachment gives it a classy appearance. It comes with a lot of attachments but they fit the provided accessory bag well and they are easy to attach.
The fact that it utilizes the digital SmartSelect technology makes it easy, versatile and safe to use.
The bottom-line concerning the Black & Decker BDH1850SM 2-in-1 Steam Mop is that it does a pretty good job as long as the surface is swept beforehand.