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When it comes to floor-cleaning appliances, vacuums get most of the attention. And, sure, lots of our homes are at least partially carpeted. But just about no one has a home that's completely carpeted. More often than not, the kitchens, bathrooms and entryways we trod on all day long are covered in tile, laminate or hardwood. And they get filthy, the kind of filthy that even the most dutiful sweeping and mopping can't quite vanquish. With all due respect to the folks at Hoover, Bissell and Roomba, our non-carpeted floors need something designed just for them.
And here it is: OApier's S5 Steam Mop. The S5 will awaken you to some deeply unpleasant truths (i.e., the dirt, grime and schmutz) lying just beneath the visible surface of your floors, then make them a thing of the past. Your home-cleaning arsenal needs one of these, and there's never been a better time to grab one: Thanks to Amazon's Memorial Day sale, it's half price — just $40, down from its usual $80.
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This appliance is an ingenious as it is simple. You just fill its tank with plain water, plug it in and wait a mere 20 seconds for that water to become steam — steam released automatically as you push it across your tile, laminate or hardwood floor. Yeah, you heard us right: plain water. No detergent. Surprised? Don't be. Have you ever seen a professional steam cleaner take on an oil-stained driveway or aluminum siding blotched with decades of weather-borne gunk? They're no match for the intensity of good old 212-degree H20.
Why not bring that power to bear on your indoor surfaces, the ones you walk around barefoot on and that your toddler crawls across? The S5 weighs just 3.5 lbs and comes with a 20-foot power cord which, in combination with its capacious 450ml tank, will allow you to make the longest hallway immaculate in one go. It comes with two microfiber cleaning pads, which are, of course, washable. Oh, and no need to move that dresser or bed to clean and sanitize the floor underneath — just tilt the handle back and watch the S5 take its miraculous power on the down-low.
Is it any wonder that hordes of happy shoppers are singing its praises? No, it is not.
This minimalist praised the OApier's ease of use: "I love that this is just a steam mop. There are no complicated buttons, just the basics — hot steam! I put the pad on and plug it in and it goes... It is also very light to maneuver. I am older and I have had heavier steam mops with way too many buttons and dials. This takes up very little space in my cleaning closet too and stands up by itself. I would purchase this again."
"A godsend," raved a worshipful user. "I absolutely LOVE this thing.... I have two dogs and two pigs (yes you read that right) and they are constantly tracking in dirt and mud into my kitchen from the backyard... It was so easy to put together and get it running... It came with an extra pad, which I can appreciate because I have a feeling I'm going to be using this bad boy a LOT."
"I'd been using a Shark, with mediocre results; it conked out after only three years!" said this OApier convert. "This was a snap to assemble, ready to use in minutes. I have only used my new OApier twice, but I was immediately pleased. It is lightweight, maneuverable and it steams more than my old Shark... I would highly recommend this!"
The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.
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