Keeping your floor clean. Steam mop Starwind SSM5333
Today we will consider in action a real helper in cleaning the house — a steam mop from the Starwind company. It allows you to remove old dirt, disinfect the flooring from bacteria, clean the limescale on the tile, and successfully cope with dried coffee and red wine stains on white flooring.
- Type: Steam Mop
- Power: 1300W
- Management: on the body
- White colour
- Optional color: blue
- Warranty period: 12 months.
Packaging and equipment
The mop comes in a bright colorful box with a glossy finish. On the front side of the box, the mop itself is depicted in full growth and in color. The name of the manufacturer, the name of the model and the main advantages are also written here. Also in the lower right corner is the power of 1300 watts, which, of course, we will check below. The side of the box lists the benefits of the mop, key controls, specifications, and assembly information.
The mop and all accessories are tightly packed with cardboard, foam and each element in its individual plastic bag. We take out the cardboard packaging and see that the mop is tightly packed in cardboard niches.
In the box we will find a nozzle for cleaning carpets, an aluminum tube for extending the mop handle, a plastic handle with a comfortable grip, a long five-meter cable. And also find the mop itself with a plastic main nozzle. We will also find a measuring cup, two microfiber rags and instructions with a warranty card in Russian.
The aluminum tube is strong enough, 70 cm long, at the end it has a recessed spring-loaded metal button for fixing inside the plastic body of the mop.
There are no complaints about the rags. They are qualitatively stitched along the edges, made of two layers of microfiber fabric. Fastening is implied with the help of five patches with Velcro tape. These patches correspond to the reverse Velcro elements on the mop head itself.
The carpet cleaning nozzle is a plastic cover that fits over the main mop nozzle. It is made of blue plastic and has 4 fixation zones, as well as one plastic lever for removing from the mop.
The plastic pen has a curved body made of glossy plastic, which is made of 2 different colors: white with blue accents. It also has a plastic hook for winding the complete cable. On the left side of the handle, a blue plastic button was placed in order to deepen the metal button of the aluminum tube. This allows you to remove the plastic handle from the aluminum tube without any difficulty.
A 5 m long power cable allows you to clean even in places far from the socket in the room. The cleaning radius is 6 meters. If you have enough outlets, then this allows us to clean the entire area of \u200b\u200bthe house, moving from room to room, without using an extension cord. The network cable has a standard euro plug with grounding.
The mop has a body made of white glossy plastic. Screw fastenings are visible along the entire perimeter of the rear side of the mop body. The name of the manufacturer is written on the front of the mop, placed under the water container. There is also a switch and a status indicator. But most importantly, the main plastic nozzle is put on the mop, which has a swivel joint that allows you to turn the mop as you like and reach any hard-to-reach places. On the reverse side there are ventilation holes, a sticker with parameters and characteristics, a hole for entering a network cable and a hook for winding it, as well as a button to remove the aluminum tube from the body of the mop.
On one side of the case, we notice blue inserts that have a special niche for the aluminum tube.
The main parameters by model, power, rated voltage, manufacturer, importer and assembly are placed on a sticker on the back of the case.
On the front side of the mop placed the name of the manufacturer. Above it there is a compartment for filling water, which has a transparent body with a white plastic cover, there is also a switch washer that has 2 positions, and a status LED for operation.
The switch has only 2 positions: on and off, and both positions are indicated on the case. The LED is pear-shaped. The container has a white plastic lid fitted with silicone seals to prevent water from spilling out.
The main nozzle has a designation on the upper side of the body that warns of the danger of hot steam escaping and a plastic round hinge that allows it to rotate around its axis and reach hard-to-reach places. On the reverse side there are 5 fasteners for Velcro, and holes on a metal strip for steam to escape.
By the way, it is convenient to store the network cable on a mop, wound on complete hooks
First, pour water with a measuring cup into the water container and close the lid, plug the device into the mains, and turn the switch to the on position. We see how the orange LED indicator lights up.
By the way, I forgot to tell you that a day before this action, I specially spill freshly brewed coffee directly on the white flooring in order to check the quality of the steam mop in washing off already dried coffee stains tomorrow. At the risk of getting hit in the neck by a wife who said that coffee painted the white surface of the flooring well. We turn on the steam mop and measure its power consumption at the time of steam generation. The mop consumes about 1200W.
The mop copes with dried coffee stains in just a few strokes. There was no trace of the spilled drink. And I did not notice any problems with painting the flooring.
If you have children, then I think it will not be difficult for you to imagine a situation when stains of various origins appear on the floor, which are so disgusting to wash by hand. Let’s wait a while and accumulate really old stains. Exclusively for testing. The mop soaks dried dirt in 2 counts and launders in just a few movements.
We go to the bathroom and see that we have tiles with chrome inserts on the walls. These inserts perfectly accumulate white spots from lime deposits from water and do not want to be washed off at all. Then we take a mop and go through several times, steaming this capricious surface, we see that as a result we have a clean glossy surface of a chrome tile. It remains only to wipe with a cloth. My son and I even see our reflection)
Also if you are the owner of a wildly sloppy pet. For example, what is our Kuzya,
Then you can imagine what the places of their constant meal turn into. The steam mop perfectly soaks and scrubs all the dried food residues scattered around.
It is also worth noting that steaming destroys germs and bacteria, so it is definitely recommended to go through the entire apartment with steaming as often as your natural industriousness allows you to do. The Starwind SSM5333 mop has, in addition to all its clear advantages, a well-thought-out system for turning off steam production when the mop is not vertical, or you just put it down and do not move. This is to protect your flooring from prolonged exposure to steam. I also tried to process the carpet with a complete nozzle in order to clean it from the traces of sleep on it of the same sloppy Kuzi. It’s amazing how much dirt, hair and dust she knocks out with steam from a long pile. Passing over the already vacuumed place over and over again, we get whole skeins of crumpled hair, dust and dirt, which makes it feel like the carpet has not been cleaned at all. I definitely recommend this mop. For its budgetary cost, it will allow you to do a full and high-quality cleaning of the living space and spend less time on it than if you wash the floor with a conventional mop or by hand.
You can buy this mop in many local networks of our country, for example, in Citylink
To understand the process of work, I shot a full video review.