We’re entering the season of slush and road salt, when it’s nearly impossible to avoid tracking the elements into your home. That means it’s a good time to buy a powerful steam mop — and the Strategist-recommended Shark S3501, already a good value at $90 full price, is on sale for $49. It gets high marks for a powerful clean and a 25-foot-long power cord, which means less stopping to change outlets. One reviewer found it effective after housing friends with dogs “and literally every square inch of floor had to be cleaned.” Strategist editor Maxine Builder used it to spend “a Sunday afternoon deep-cleaning my hardwood floors” and advises: “All I want to say is that it turns out I really needed a steam mop, and I would definitely recommend this one to anyone who even dares to think their floors are grime free.”
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