Our Top 4 Must-Have Vacuums & Steam Mops For Sparkling Clean Floors

Our Top 4 Must-Have Vacuums & Steam Mops For Sparkling Clean Floors

Navigating the world of vacuum and mopping appliances can be overwhelming. Barrel or stick vacuum? Bagless or bagged? Cordless vs corded? Upright, handheld, robovac? Are steam mops worth it? There are so many considerations to make - it's hard to know what suits your needs - and home - best. That's why we're here to guide you through our top picks for cleaning appliances - designed to make your life easier and keep your home dust-free and cleaner than ever before.

Whether you're searching for the best vacuum for removing stubborn pet hair, the ultimate steam mop to keep your bathroom and kitchen tiles sparkling, a versatile handheld vacuum for cleaning tight spaces, or a reliable robovac to maintain cleanliness while you're at work, we've got you covered with these recommendations.

The electrical experts at Harris Scarfe have curated this tried-and-true list of the best vacuum cleaners & steam mops to buy in Australia - well, our favourites, anyway! For a general rundown on all vacuum types and what to look for when purchasing one, you can also check out our ultimate vacuum cleaner buying guide and our robovacs buying guide. But if you're ready to discover some of the best market options on offer today, read on to discover our top picks, with some tips and tricks on how to get the most out of your new appliance.

Best Vacuum For Hardwood Floors: MYGENIE XSonic WIFI H20 Robot Vacuum Cleaner & Mop

So, what's the best vacuum for cleaning hard floors - whether they're laminate, cork, hardwood or otherwise? Introducing the MYGENIE XSonic WIFI H20 Robot Vacuum Cleaner & Mop, your ultimate companion for maintaining pristine hardwood floors with ease. This innovative device seamlessly combines cutting-edge technology with powerful cleaning capabilities, ensuring your floors gleam with minimal effort. With its intelligent navigation system, this robovac effortlessly manoeuvres around furniture and knows precisely where to focus its cleaning prowess. Say goodbye to tedious sweeping and mopping, and hello to sparkling floors at the touch of a button.

Key features

  • Advanced Wi-Fi connectivity for convenient control and scheduling via smartphone.
  • Dual-functionality as both a vacuum cleaner and mop for comprehensive cleaning.
  • Intelligent navigation system with advanced sensors for efficient cleaning coverage.
  • Long-lasting battery life for extended cleaning sessions.
  • Slim design to reach under furniture and tight spaces with ease.

How to use the MyGenie robot vacuum

  1. Before first use, ensure the robot vacuum is fully charged by placing it on the charging dock.
  2. Download the MYGENIE app and connect the robot vacuum to your Wi-Fi network for remote control and scheduling.
  3. Place the vacuum in the desired area and select the cleaning mode via the app or the onboard controls.
  4. Regularly empty the dustbin and clean the brushes and filters to maintain optimal performance.
  5. For the mopping function, fill the water tank with clean water and attach the mop pad before initiating the cleaning cycle.

What are robot vacuums best used for?

  • Daily maintenance cleaning to keep hardwood floors free from dust, dirt, and pet hair.
  • Tackling light spills and stains on hard surfaces such as hardwood, tile, and laminate flooring.
  • Maintaining cleanliness in high-traffic areas and under furniture where manual cleaning is challenging.

Robot Vacuum FAQs

1. How does a RoboVac know where to clean?

RoboVacs utilises advanced sensors to map out your home's layout and navigate obstacles, ensuring thorough cleaning coverage.

2. Can robot vacuums go over rugs?

Yes, most robot vacuums are designed to traverse low-pile rugs and carpets. However, thicker rugs may pose challenges, and it's recommended to monitor the vacuum's performance to prevent entanglement.

3. Are robot vacuums suitable for all floor types?

Yes, modern robot vacuums are designed to be versatile and suitable for various floor types, including hardwood, tile, laminate, and carpet. They typically feature adjustable settings and sensors that allow them to adapt their cleaning methods to different surfaces, ensuring efficient and thorough cleaning throughout your home.

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Best Vacuum For Pet Hair and Carpets: SHARK Navigator Pet Upright Vacuum with Self-Cleaning Brushroll ZU62

Best Vacuum For Pet Hair and Carpets

Meet the SHARK Navigator Pet Upright Vacuum with Self-Cleaning Brushroll ZU62, the ultimate solution for pet owners battling stubborn hair and debris. This powerful vacuum is specifically engineered to tackle pet hair on carpets and upholstery with ease, making it an indispensable tool for maintaining a clean and fur-free home. With its innovative self-cleaning brushroll technology, you can say goodbye to tangled hair and hello to hassle-free cleaning.

Key Features

  • Self-cleaning brush roll technology that actively removes tangled hair and prevents clogging, ensuring consistent performance.
  • Powerful suction for lifting embedded pet hair and dirt from carpets, rugs, and upholstery.
  • Lightweight and manoeuvrable design for easy navigation around furniture and tight spaces.
  • Large capacity dust cup for extended cleaning sessions without interruption.
  • Versatile attachments for targeted cleaning of pet hair on upholstery, stairs, and other surfaces.

How to use an upright vacuum

  1. Begin by assembling the vacuum and ensuring all components are securely attached.
  2. Adjust the height setting of the vacuum according to the carpet pile height for optimal cleaning.
  3. Turn on the vacuum and select the appropriate cleaning mode for your floor type.
  4. Maneuver the vacuum around the room, using the attachments as needed to target pet hair on upholstery and stairs.
  5. After each use, empty the dust cup and clean the brushroll to prevent clogs and maintain optimal suction.

What are stick vacuums best used for?

  • Removing pet hair and dander from carpets, rugs, and upholstery.
  • Tackling stubborn dirt and debris embedded in high-traffic areas.
  • Regular maintenance cleaning to keep your home clean and pet hair-free.

Stick & Upright Vacuum FAQs

1. Does the self-cleaning brush roll really work?

Yes, the self-cleaning brushroll technology effectively removes tangled hair and prevents clogging, ensuring consistent performance.

2. What are the advantages of an upright vacuum for pet owners?

Upright vacuums typically offer stronger suction power, making them ideal for lifting embedded pet hair from carpets and rugs.

3. Can the SHARK Navigator Pet Upright Vacuum be used on hardwood floors?

Yes, this vacuum comes with adjustable suction settings, making it suitable for use on a variety of floor surfaces, including hardwood.

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Best Steam Mop for Tiles: SHARK Steam Mop S1000

Best Steam Mop for Tiles

The SHARK Steam Mop S1000 is your secret weapon for sparkling, germ-free tiles. This innovative steam mop harnesses the power of steam to effortlessly lift dirt and grime from tile surfaces, leaving them sanitized and streak-free. With its lightweight design and easy-to-use features, achieving a pristine home has never been simpler.

Key features

  • Utilises the power of steam to effectively clean and sanitize tile surfaces without the need for harsh chemicals.
  • Lightweight and maneuverable design for easy navigation around furniture and tight spaces.
  • On-demand steam feature allows you to control the amount of steam emitted for customised cleaning.
  • Washable microfiber pads that trap and lift dirt and debris for thorough cleaning.
  • Quick heat-up time, allowing you to start cleaning within seconds of powering on the steam mop.

How to use a steam mop

  1. Fill the water tank with clean water and attach it to the steam mop.
  2. Plug in the steam mop and wait for it to heat up, typically within 30 seconds to a minute.
  3. Once heated, select the desired steam setting and begin mopping the tile surfaces.
  4. For stubborn stains, hold the steam mop over the affected area for a few seconds to allow the steam to penetrate and loosen the dirt.
  5. After each use, detach the microfiber pad and wash it according to the manufacturer's instructions. Empty and rinse the water tank to prevent mineral buildup.

What are steam mops best used for?

  • Cleaning and sanitizing tile floors in kitchens, bathrooms, and other tiled areas.
  • Removing dirt, grime, and stains from grout lines for a fresh and revitalized appearance.
  • Refreshing tile surfaces without the use of harsh chemicals, making it safe for pets and children.

Steam Mop FAQs

1. How does a steam mop work?

Steam mops heat water to high temperatures, producing steam that loosens and lifts dirt and grime from hard surfaces without the need for harsh chemicals.

2. Can a steam mop be used on other floor types besides tiles?

While steam mops are primarily designed for use on tiles, many models are versatile enough to safely clean sealed hardwood, laminate, and vinyl floors.

[H4] 3. How do I maintain my SHARK Steam Mop for optimal performance?

Regularly cleaning the mop pads and descaling the water tank will help ensure consistent steam output and prolong the life of your steam mop.

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Best Handheld Vacuum for Car: Smith & Nobel Rechargeable Handheld Vacuum Cleaner TM-WHV0232

We recommend the Smith & Nobel Rechargeable Handheld Vacuum Cleaner TM-WHV0232, the best solution for keeping your car spotless on the go. This compact yet powerful handheld vacuum is specially designed for automotive use, with versatile attachments to tackle every nook and cranny of your vehicle. Say goodbye to crumbs, pet hair, and dust, and hello to a showroom-worthy car with minimal effort.

Key features

  • Rechargeable lithium-ion battery for cordless convenience and extended runtime.
  • Compact and lightweight design for easy maneuverability and storage in your car.
  • Versatile attachments including crevice tool and upholstery brush for targeted cleaning of car interiors.
  • Washable filter for easy maintenance and prolonged performance.
  • Designed for automotive use, making it ideal for cleaning cars, RVs, and boats.

How to use a handheld vacuum cleaner

  1. Ensure the handheld vacuum is fully charged before use by connecting it to the charging adapter.
  2. Attach the desired cleaning tool, such as the crevice tool or upholstery brush, to the vacuum nozzle.
  3. Power on the vacuum and select the appropriate suction power setting for your cleaning needs.
  4. Use the attachments to clean the interior surfaces of your car, including seats, carpets, and dashboard.
  5. After each use, empty the dustbin and clean the filter to maintain optimal suction and performance.

What are handheld vacuums best used for?

  • Removing dirt, crumbs, and debris from car interiors, including seats, carpets, and floor mats.
  • Tackling pet hair and dander for a clean and fresh-smelling car interior.
  • Convenient spot cleaning of spills and messes while on the go or during road trips.

Handheld Vacuum FAQs

1. What makes a handheld vacuum ideal for car detailing?

Handheld vacuums offer portability and versatility, allowing you to easily reach tight spaces and clean upholstery, carpets, and car interiors effectively.

2. Are handheld vacuums powerful enough to remove pet hair from car seats?

Yes, many handheld vacuums, including the Smith & Nobel model, feature strong suction power and specialized attachments for removing pet hair from upholstery.

3. How long does the battery of the Smith & Nobel Handheld Vacuum last?

The rechargeable battery provides ample runtime for thorough cleaning sessions, typically lasting around 20-30 minutes on a single charge.

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