Review: Dirtdevil Aqua Clean steam mop M318

Ever since MumInTheMadhouse did her Black and Decker Steam Mop review I’ve been wanting a steam mop myself. But reading the reviews on the one she had gotten ment I’ve decided against that one.

So I did some more research and decided on the Dirtdevil Aqua Clean steam mop M318.

DirtDevilI’ve been mopping the floors the old-fashioned way ever since we moved in about 18 months ago. But the kitchen floor, which is tiled, was getting dirty, especially around the cooking area. That’s the main reason I wanted a steam mop.

The other reason is that with our cats, there’s bound to be bacteria all over the floor. Despite my efforts, I still haven’t managed to get them to clean their paws when they leave the litter tray…

But having only 4 tiled floors in the whole house made me a bit of a cheap skate. I’ve spent over 200 euro on a vacuum cleaner after we moved. I didn’t want to spend another large sum on a piece of cleaning material. That’s one of the reasons I chose the Dirt Devil. The other reasons were that it’s light, easy to manoeuver and it’s quiet. All according to the reviews I read. So is it true? Yes, it is.

What I liked:

  • It’s easy to use, even if you don’t want to read the manual.
  • It’s light.
  • You don’t need chemicals. You may want to, but it’s not a necessity.
  • It heats up pretty quick, mine is ready to use in 45 seconds. Which may seem long to some of you, but I always forget to move thing beforehand, so I can do it in the time it needs to heat up.
  • It’s easy to store, I’ve put it under the stairs next to the vacuum cleaner (which is a lot harder to get in and out of there than the Dirt Devil).
  • The triangular footpad means I can get in the corners as well.

What I didn’t like:

  • The button is hard to keep pushed. I have a condition in my hands which means I can’t hold on to things for a very long time. This button made my hands hurt a lot. I might need to place a piece of string around it to make it easier.
  • The cord is relatively short and gets in the way when using the steam mop.

So, all in all a good steam mop for a small price (we paid 66 euro for it).

Note that we bought this steam mop. It hasn’t been given to me for a review, nor has Dirtdevil asked me for this review.



5 Replies to “Review: Dirtdevil Aqua Clean steam mop M318”

  1. Hi, thanks for the review. Can you tell me where can you buy this steam mop?



    1. Well, Christina, that might be a bit hard for me. I bought mine from a webshop in the Netherlands. Which, most likely, is not an option for you. You might try Amazon.

  2. Thank you for your review, I just bought this used with no manual. What does it mean when while using the mop the light switches from green to orange? Thank you for your help.

    1. It means it has to heat up again. Nothing serious, I usually don’t even wait for it to turn green again… (that might not be the best thing, but it still works fine)

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