Our Consumer Report on the Black & Decker BDH1850SM 2-in-1 Steam Mop

Consumer Report on the Black & Decker BDH1850SM 2-in-1 Steam Mop

How good is Black & Decker’s BDH1850SM steam mop? Advertised as a 2-in-1 steam mop, this cleaning device comes with a hefty price tag. Should you get one for your home?

Based on consumer reviews and feedback posted on a popular online retailer, here’s our consumer report to aid in your decision-making process.

It Can Last for Two Years… Or Not

You read that one right. There are conflicting feedback as regards the Black & Decker’s BDH1850SM steam mop‘s life span. Depending on who you ask, this product may or may not last long.

For instance, according to at least two consumers, they’ve had their unit for 2 years, and it’s still going. A few other buyers, however, disagree. Their units died on them only after a few months or a few uses.

As a side note, here’s a friendly word of advice. Don’t forget to clean the unit from time to time as clogging may happen.

On Steam Quality – Generation Time, Drying, Etc…

Consumers say that this steam mop can heat up quickly, and so you don’t have to wait a long time before steam comes out of your unit.

As for the time it takes for steam to dry out once it touches the floor, the BDH1850SM has also been described to have “quick-drying steam.”

Check out all features of the Black & Decker’s BDH1850SM steam mop here.

It Doesn’t Just Clean Floors

The word is versatile. Because of this steam mop’s ability to convert into a hand-held unit, you can finish different types of chores other than sanitizing your floors.

With the attachments, you can maintain the squeaky-clean surface of your windows, and you can make sure that your countertops remain dust-free. You can do these without having to wear gloves for fear of irritating your skin with harsh cleaning chemicals.

How Does it Compare with a Shark Steam Mop?

One consumer has taken her time to give her thoughts on this steam mop relative to the Shark. For her, the Black & Decker BDH1850SM wins.

To summarize, here’s what she loves about the Black & Decker’s BDH1850SM steam mop.

– larger and more maneuverable mop head
– no pumping involved if you want extra steam

Should You Get One? Here’s Our Recommendation

Overall, the consumer feedback and reviews are favorable. Although the Black & Decker BDH1850SM has its share of complaints, the positive reviews outweigh the cons.

That said, if you’re looking for a sleek, lightweight (it only weighs 4.2 pounds!), and versatile steam mop, and budget is not an issue, consider the BDH1850SM.

RELATED: We’ve also reviewed another Black & Decker steam mop, the BDH1720SM. Click here to read whether or not we recommend this product or not.