Wondering if a steam mop can really clean as good as a traditional mop? Today we’re going to be taking a look at the Comfyer steam mop to see how it compares. Follow along, we’re diving in now!
Basic Steam Mop with Multiple Modes
Comfyer Vapor Steam MopThe Comfyer vapor steam mop is designed to clean hard surface flooring or carpeted floors. It has three cleaning modes and great flexibility. Overall performance left me disappointed due to significant streaks on our hardwood flooring. Steam feels too concentrated along the nozzles, making some areas very clean, while others are starved for moisture (creating the streaks). If you have matte flooring this will be less of an issue vs. high gloss / reflective floors. Check Price
- 3 cleaning modes (for varying levels of steam output)
- Automatically starts and stop steam, based on position, so you don’t over-saturate any one area
- Offers multi-surface cleaning for hard surface floors or carpet steaming
- Left a considerable amount of streaking on hardwood floors
- Uneven steam distribution — takes a bit of “spreading” to get the whole area clean
- Thinner mopping pad, compared to other models like the Bissell PowerFresh steam mop
The Comfyer vapor steam mop has a white and black body with all controls located on the front lower portion of the vacuum, which also contains the water tank.
At the base of this mop is the cleaning pad and steam output nozzle, which evenly distributes steam across the floor directly in front of the mopping pad.
The mopping pad itself has a microfiber feel that smoothly glides across hard surface flooring, but with enough friction to scrub where needed.
The controls are simple and intuitive. It includes a power button and a few cleaning modes to choose from.
There are three different cleaning modes available on the Comfyer steam mop:
- Scrub (deep clean)
The dust mode releases the least amount of steam and is designed for quick, light cleaning cycles. Because this mode has the least amount of steam, that also means that it will dry the quickest on your floors.
The mop mode releases a bit more steam, which allows for deeper cleaning, like light mopping your floors. This mop still certainly uses less moisture than traditional wet mopping, while still providing a deeper clean than dust mopping.
The scrubbing mode is designed for the deepest clean. It releases the most steam and moisture for cleaning and is best for high-traffic areas or spaces that need a lot of attention. Keep in mind, because of the higher levels of steam used, this mode will also take a longest to dry from the floors.
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The Comfyer steam mop is designed with a fast-heating on-board 400 mL water tank that heats up within 15 seconds.
With continued use, you can expect to be able to use this mop for 15-30 minutes (depending on the exact cleaning mode selected).
When fully heated, the steam distributed is around 100°C (or 212°F).
How does it work?
The Comfyer steam mop works very simply. Using water that is poured into the on-board reservoir, the mop will heat up and convert the water into steam in less than 15 seconds.
Once the water has turned into steam, the mop will release the steam onto the floor in varying levels of dampness, depending on which cleaning mode you are in.
When does it release steam?
It releases steam when it is used at a 45° from the floor.
When does it STOP releasing steam?
This Comfyer mop does not release steam when it’s not in motion or when it is held more upright, closer to a 70-90° from the floor.
Size & Dimensions
Overall, the size of the Comfyer steam mop is comfortable for what it is.
It has a telescoping handle which extends from 43″ up to 51″. This makes it a little more compact for storing or still a solid option for tall users as well (when fully extended.)
For reference in the image below, I am about 6′-1″.
The Comfyer steam mop has the following dimensions and weight:
- Length: 43-51″ (expandable)
- Width: 10.6″
- Depth: 5.9″
- Weight: 4.16″
Parts & Accessories
The Comfyer steam mop comes with a few simple accessories that add to the overall usability of this mop.
What’s in the box?
- Comfyer vapor steam mop
- Microfiber cleaning pads
- Steam cleaning carpet tool
Steam Cleaning Carpets
One unique feature of the Comfyer steam mop is the ability to steam clean carpets.
There are few mops that offer cleaning solutions for carpeted floors; generally, this would be a separate cleaning tool entirely.
During our cleaning tests, we ran a few different tests to see how this steam mop performed on a variety of surfaces.
Overall, the cleaning performance was pretty good. We mopped around our studio for about 10 minutes and when the test was done, we took a look at the cleaning pad to see what exactly it was able to pick up.
It certainly made a difference in the flooring, but it didn’t come without a few shortcomings.
Disadvantages During Cleaning
- Difficult to push: The Comfyer was somewhat difficult to push around the floor before the mopping pad was fully saturated. If you plan on cleaning a small, isolated area, you could find that this model takes a bit of effort to get started.
- Uneven performance: The performance of this mop is the best right in front of the steam output nozzle. This is to-be-expected to a degree, but I would have liked to see a little more even performance along the width of the entire cleaning head.
- Streaking: Streaking was another pretty noticeable problem with the Comfyer. After cleaning, it left streaks along the cleaning path. This would certainly be more noticeable on glossier hardwoods, or glossy tile floors, as matte finishes tend to hide this a little better than other surfaces.
Setting up and using the Comfyer steam mop is pretty simple.
To get started:
- Unbox the mop and attach all necessary parts and pads.
- Fill the water reservoir at the back of the mop (up to the “MAX” line or less if you’re running a shorter cleaning cycle.)
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The maneuvrability of the Comfyer steam mop is quite good compared to some other models we’ve reviewed to date.
The head of the mop has a 180° flexible cleaning mop head which makes it easy to pivot side-to-side or to squeeze under hard-to-reach places.
Pivoting downward, the Comfyer steam mop can reach an almost completely flat position.
It also has a 26′ power cord which is pretty generously sized if you like to simply plug-and-go.
There is also a cord wrap located at the back of the mop (shown above).
Proper maintenance of the Comfyer steam mop basically involves washing (and / or replacing) the microfiber mopping pads as necessary.
You’ll also want to make sure that the water reservoir always has enough water in the on-board tank to run a cycle.
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Is the Comfyer steam mop a good value?
Overall, I would say that the Comfyer is an okay value if you’re looking for a steam mop.
It’s not the cheapest steam mop out there, but it also has a few nice features, like the changeable cleaning modes, adjustable height, and large on-board water tank.
The carpet cleaning attachment is also a nice feature, although it was difficult for us to test exactly how well this actually cleaned carpets.
My biggest complaint is the level of streaking left behind. The Comfyer just cannot seam to spread the steam around enough to avoid streaks. If you have hard surfaces that are more reflective this will be a more significant issue, making the value worse.
However, if you’re floors have less gloss and more of a matte finish the streaking should be less of an issue.
Comfyer Steam Mop Specifications
|Model||Vapor Steam Mop|
|Floor Type||Hard flooring & carpet|
|Water Tank Capacity||400 mL|
|Steam Output||10-25 mL / minute|
|Continuous Use||15-30 minutes (depending on mode)|
|Cordless||No - 26' cord|
|Returns||Varies by retailer|
Should you buy the Comfyer Steam Mop?
So specs, features, and performance aside — are you still wondering if the Comfyer steam mop is the right mop for you?
I would recommend the Comfyer if you’re looking for the following in a steam mop:
- Multiple cleaning modes – This steam mop has a light dusting mode, mopping mode, and deep cleaning scrubbing mode as well. This provides some nice variety and allows you to only use as much steam as you need.
- Smart steam – Depending on the position that the mop is in, it will only release steam when the mop is moving or at the appropriate angle. This helps to avoid over-saturating any one space.
- XL water tank – The Comfyer steam mop can hold up to 400 mL of water in the on-board tank, which should translate to around 15-30 minutes of continues use before you’ll need to refill the tank.
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Good Build Quality, But Leaves Streaks
The Comfyer vapor steam mop is a simply styled mop that is easy to use and has three different cleaning modes you can operate. It is designed to steam clean hard surface flooring or even carpet. That being said, I wasn’t completely impressed with the cleaning performance overall. This mop tends to leave a streaky path and doesn’t spread the steam out very evenly while it is cleaning. You’ll need to use the mop head to spread the moisture around a bit more for an even cleaning.