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Home Steam Cleaners 5 Best Steam Cleaners Under $50 in the US - March 2020

5 Best Steam Cleaners Under $50 in the US - March 2020

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Updated 26 February 2020
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5 best steam cleaners under $50

What Steam Cleaner Under $50 to Buy in March 2020?

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Shark S3501 Shark S3601D Russell Hobbs RHSM1001G Shark S3251 Pyle PSTHH05
Shark S3501 Shark S3601D Russell Hobbs RHSM1001G Shark S3251 Pyle PSTHH05
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1,200W
0.45L
CAPACITY
1,550W
3 Bar
STEAM
1,189W
3 Bar
STEAM
0.38L
CAPACITY
2.3kg
3 Bar
STEAM
900W
3 Bar
STEAM
0.3L
CAPACITY
1.7kg
89
Reviews
18 Reviews
84
Features
Fully-Featured
90
Popularity
Very Popular
84
Value for Money
Very Good
84
Kagoo Score
Excellent
95
Reviews
106 Reviews
86
Features
Fully-Featured
91
Popularity
Very Popular
86
Value for Money
Very Good
88
Kagoo Score
Excellent
90
Reviews
90 Reviews
81
Features
Fully-Featured
78
Value for Money
Very Good
78
Kagoo Score
Very Good
70
Brand Rating
Very Good Brand
85
Features
Fully-Featured
91
Popularity
Very Popular
85
Value for Money
Very Good
85
Kagoo Score
Excellent
78
Features
Good Features
68
Value for Money
Good
64
Kagoo Score
Good
Our review analysis indicates that this steam cleaner iseasy to damage or scratch. It's a cheap and classic 1,200W upright steam cleaner, with a very good spec. The highest scoring upright steam cleaner on the market, with a very good spec. Multiple reviews mentioned that this steam cleaner isvery easy to use and lightweight, and easy to assemble. A classic and fully featured 1,189W, 3 bar steam pressure steam cleaner, with a reasonable price. Our review analysis indicates that this steam cleaner isvery easy to use and lightweight, and easy to assemble. The cheapest upright steam cleaner around. A good spec but only moderate value for money 900W, 3 bar steam pressure steam cleaner.
4 Reasons For
Bigger Water Capacity
More Shops Are Selling it
Two Months Newer
Better Brand
6 Reasons For
Better Kagoo Score
More Shops Are Selling it
User Reviews Are Better
Overall Reviews Are a Lot Better
Better Brand
Easier to Use
3 Reasons For
Hard Floor Brush
Expert Reviews Are Better
Has a Better Price
3 Reasons For
More Shops Are Selling it
Two Months Newer
Better Brand
2 Reasons For
Window Cleaning Nozzle
$22 Cheaper
4 Reasons Against
Worse Kagoo Score
$43 More Expensive
Lower Expert Review Score
Appreciably Lower User Review Score
4 Reasons Against
Does Not Have a Removable Water Tank
$22 More Expensive
Over One Year Older
Has a Worse Price
10 Reasons Against
0.07L Smaller Water Capacity
Vastly Heavier
Worse Kagoo Score
$33 More Expensive
Fewer Sellers
Two Months Older
Lower User Review Score
A Lot Lower Overall Review Score
Worse Brand
Harder to Use
1 Reason Against
Worse Kagoo Score
5 Reasons Against
34% Smaller Water Capacity
Worse Kagoo Score
Less Retailers
Over One Year Older
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Shark S3501

$69.99
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Shark S3501
1,200W
0.45L
CAPACITY

The Shark S3501 has a Kagoo Score of 84. However with a price tag of $69.99 this steam cleaner is a bit expensive. For further details check out our full review of the Shark S3501.

Our review analysis indicates that this steam cleaner iseasy to damage or scratch. It's a cheap and classic 1,200W upright steam cleaner, with a very good spec.

89
Reviews
18 Reviews
84
Features
Fully-Featured
90
Popularity
Very Popular
84
Value for Money
Very Good
84
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Our review analysis indicates that Shark S3501 has good user reviews but average expert reviews with an average overall rating of 69%, based on 18 reviews.

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4 Reasons For for Choosing the Shark S3501

Bigger Water Capacity

Shark S3501 is 0.45 capacity. That's 0.07L bigger than the Pyle PSTHH05 and the Russell Hobbs RHSM1001G (0.38L). More ...

The capacity of a steam cleaner measures how much water it can store at once.

The bigger the capacity of your steam cleaner, the longer it can go between refills, meaning a more efficient use of your time.

More Shops Are Selling it

A greater number of retailers increases the price competition amongst retailers for this steam cleaner and also increases the chances of the product remaining in stock.

Two Months Newer

The Shark S3501 was released three years ago, but the Pyle PSTHH05 was released five years ago, the Russell Hobbs RHSM1001G was released four years ago and the Shark S3601D was released five years ago

Better Brand

Shark steam cleaners have an average rating of 95%, however Pyle only has an average rating of 51.7% and Russell Hobbs only has an average rating of 62.6%.

4 Reasons Against for Choosing the Shark S3501

Worse Kagoo Score

The Shark S3501 has received a Kagoo Score of 84, but the Shark S3251 scored 85 and the Shark S3601D scored 88.

$43 More Expensive

The Shark S3501 is more expensive than the Pyle PSTHH05 by $43, more expensive than the Russell Hobbs RHSM1001G by $10, more expensive than the Shark S3251 by $41 and more expensive than the Shark S3601D by $21.

Lower Expert Review Score

The Shark S3501 only has an average expert rating of 68%, but the Russell Hobbs RHSM1001G has an average expert rating of 73% (based on 1 review).

Appreciably Lower User Review Score

The Shark S3501 only has an average user rating of 71%, but the Russell Hobbs RHSM1001G has an average user rating of 81% (based on 89 reviews) and the Shark S3601D has an average user rating of 87% (based on 106 reviews).

The cheapest price that we could find for the S3501 in the US is $69.99 but in total we found only 2 prices for it.

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Shark S3601D

$49.00
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Shark S3601D

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Shark S3601D
1,550W
3 Bar
STEAM

The Shark S3601D has a Kagoo Score of 88. With a price tag of $49.00 this steam cleaner is fair value for money. For further details check out our full review of the Shark S3601D.

The highest scoring upright steam cleaner on the market, with a very good spec. Multiple reviews mentioned that this steam cleaner isvery easy to use and lightweight, and easy to assemble.

95
Reviews
106 Reviews
86
Features
Fully-Featured
91
Popularity
Very Popular
86
Value for Money
Very Good
88
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Multiple reviews mentioned that Shark S3601D has great user reviews with an average user rating of 87%, based on 106 reviews.

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Euro Pro Shark S3601 Professional Steam Pocket Mop Review

6 Reasons For for Choosing the Shark S3601D

Better Kagoo Score

The Shark S3601D has received a Kagoo Score of 88, however the Pyle PSTHH05 scored only 64, the Russell Hobbs RHSM1001G scored only 78, the Shark S3251 scored 85 and the Shark S3501 scored 84.

More Shops Are Selling it

A greater number of stores increases the price competition amongst retailers for this steam cleaner and also increases the chances of the product remaining in stock.

User Reviews Are Better

Based on 106 user reviews, the average review score of the Shark S3601D is 87%, however the average rating of the Russell Hobbs RHSM1001G is 81% (based on 89 reviews) and the average rating of the Shark S3501 is 71% (based on 17 reviews).

Overall Reviews Are a Lot Better

Based on 106 reviews, the average review score of the Shark S3601D is 87%, however the average rating of the Russell Hobbs RHSM1001G is 76% (based on 90 reviews) and the average rating of the Shark S3501 is 69% (based on 18 reviews).

Better Brand

Shark steam cleaners have an average rating of 95%, whereas Pyle only has an average rating of 51.7% and Russell Hobbs only has an average rating of 62.6%.

Easier to Use

Comparing the product reviews on average people thought the Shark S3601D was easier to use. More than 10 people thought that the Shark S3601 was really easy to use and four people thought that it was also very easy to assemble.

4 Reasons Against for Choosing the Shark S3601D

Does Not Have a Removable Water Tank

The Shark S3601D does not have a removable water tank, however the Pyle PSTHH05, the Russell Hobbs RHSM1001G, the Shark S3251 and the Shark S3501 have this feature. More ...

'Removable Water Tanks' denotes whether the water tank on the steam cleaner can be easily removed and reinserted whenever necessary.

A removable water tank makes refilling the steam cleaner far easier, and you're less likely to spill water all over the place.

$22 More Expensive

The Shark S3601D is more expensive than the Pyle PSTHH05 by $22 and more expensive than the Shark S3251 by $20.

Over One Year Older

The Shark S3601D is older than the Russell Hobbs RHSM1001G by 14 months, older than the Shark S3251 by 16 months and older than the Shark S3501 by 16 months.

Has a Worse Price

On average reviewers thought the Shark S3601D has a worse price.

The cheapest price that we could find for the S3601D in the US is $49.00 but in total we found only 2 prices for it.

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Russell Hobbs RHSM1001G

$60.30
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Russell Hobbs RHSM1001G

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Russell Hobbs RHSM1001G
1,189W
3 Bar
STEAM
0.38L
CAPACITY
2.3kg

The Russell Hobbs RHSM1001G has a Kagoo Score of 78. However with a price tag of $60.30 this steam cleaner is a bit expensive. For further details check out our full review of the Russell Hobbs RHSM1001G.

Features We Love:
Lighter than average (2.3kg)
Hard floor brush

A classic and fully featured 1,189W, 3 bar steam pressure steam cleaner, with a reasonable price. Our review analysis indicates that this steam cleaner isvery easy to use and lightweight, and easy to assemble.

90
Reviews
90 Reviews
81
Features
Fully-Featured
78
Value for Money
Very Good
78
Kagoo Score
Very Good

Owners report that Russell Hobbs RHSM1001G has good expert reviews and great user reviews with an average overall rating of 76%, based on 90 reviews.

3 Reasons For for Choosing the Russell Hobbs RHSM1001G

Hard Floor Brush

The Russell Hobbs RHSM1001G has a hard floor brush, but the Pyle PSTHH05, the Shark S3251, the Shark S3501 and the Shark S3601D do not. More ...

'Hard Floor Brush' denotes whether the steam cleaner comes with a brush specifically designed for cleaning hard floors.

A specialised brush will make cleaning hard floors significantly easier.

Expert Reviews Are Better

Based on 1 review, the average expert review score of the Russell Hobbs RHSM1001G is 73%, whereas the average rating of the Shark S3501 is 68% (based on 1 review).

Has a Better Price

The Russell Hobbs RHSM1001G reviewers thought the Russell Hobbs RHSM1001G has a better price.

10 Reasons Against for Choosing the Russell Hobbs RHSM1001G

0.07L Smaller Water Capacity

The Russell Hobbs RHSM1001G is a 0.38 capacity steam cleaner. That's 0.07L smaller than the Pyle PSTHH05 and the Shark S3501 (0.45L). More ...

The capacity of a steam cleaner measures how much water it can store at once.

The bigger the capacity of your steam cleaner, the longer it can go between refills, meaning a more efficient use of your time.

Vastly Heavier

The Russell Hobbs RHSM1001G is a 2.3 steam cleaner. That's 576.35g heavier than the Pyle PSTHH05 (1.7kg). More ...

'Weight' denotes the weight of the steam cleaner, without accessories attached.

A lighter steam cleaner is advantageous, because it makes it far easier to carry from room to room.

Worse Kagoo Score

The Russell Hobbs RHSM1001G has only received a Kagoo Score of 78, whereas the Shark S3251 scored 85, the Shark S3501 scored 84 and the Shark S3601D scored 88.

$33 More Expensive

The Russell Hobbs RHSM1001G is more expensive than the Pyle PSTHH05 by $33, more expensive than the Shark S3251 by $31 and more expensive than the Shark S3601D by $11.

Fewer Sellers

Only 1 seller sell the Russell Hobbs RHSM1001G, but 2 retailers sell the Shark S3251, 2 shops sell the Shark S3501 and 2 retailers sell the Shark S3601D. More ...

The smaller the number of stores that stock this steam cleaner, the lower the competition amongst stores to keep prices low.
Two Months Older

The Russell Hobbs RHSM1001G is older than the Shark S3251 by two months and older than the Shark S3501 by two months.

Lower User Review Score

The average user rating of the Russell Hobbs RHSM1001G is 81%, whereas the average user rating of the Shark S3601D is 87% (based on 106 reviews).

A Lot Lower Overall Review Score

The average overall rating of the Russell Hobbs RHSM1001G is only 76%, whereas the average overall rating of the Shark S3601D is 87% (based on 106 reviews).

Worse Brand

Russell Hobbs steam cleaners have an average rating of only 62.6%, but Shark has an average rating of 95%.

Harder to Use

Comparing the product reviews on average people thought the Russell Hobbs RHSM1001G was harder to use.

The cheapest price that we could find for the RHSM1001G in the US is $60.30 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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Shark S3251

$28.99
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Shark S3251

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Shark S3251
3 Bar
STEAM

The Shark S3251 has a Kagoo Score of 85. With a price tag of $28.99 this steam cleaner is good value for money. For further details check out our full review of the Shark S3251.

The cheapest upright steam cleaner around.

85
Features
Fully-Featured
91
Popularity
Very Popular
85
Value for Money
Very Good
85
Kagoo Score
Excellent
Shark Light and Easy Steam Mop (S3251) by Euro-Pro review
Shark Light and Easy Steam Mop (S3251) by Euro-Pro review

3 Reasons For for Choosing the Shark S3251

More Shops Are Selling it

A greater number of retailers increases the price competition amongst retailers for this steam cleaner and also increases the chances of the product remaining in stock.

Two Months Newer

The Shark S3251 was released 22 months later than the Pyle PSTHH05, released two months later than the Russell Hobbs RHSM1001G and released 16 months later than the Shark S3601D

Better Brand

Shark steam cleaners have an average rating of 95%, whereas Pyle only has an average rating of 51.7% and Russell Hobbs only has an average rating of 62.6%.

1 Reason Against for Choosing the Shark S3251

Worse Kagoo Score

The Shark S3251 has received a Kagoo Score of 85, however the Shark S3601D scored 88.

The cheapest price that we could find for the S3251 in the US is $28.99 but in total we found only 2 prices for it.

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Pyle PSTHH05

$27.00
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Pyle PSTHH05

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Pyle PSTHH05
900W
3 Bar
STEAM
0.3L
CAPACITY
1.7kg

The Pyle PSTHH05 has a Kagoo Score of 64. With a price tag of $27.00 this steam cleaner is good value for money. For further details check out our full review of the Pyle PSTHH05.

Features We Love:
Very light (1.7kg)
Window cleaning nozzle

A good spec but only moderate value for money 900W, 3 bar steam pressure steam cleaner.

78
Features
Good Features
68
Value for Money
Good
64
Kagoo Score
Good
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Pyle PSTHH05 Handheld Steamer Review

2 Reasons For for Choosing the Pyle PSTHH05

Window Cleaning Nozzle

The Pyle PSTHH05 has a window cleaning nozzle, but the Russell Hobbs RHSM1001G, the Shark S3251, the Shark S3501 and the Shark S3601D do not. More ...

'Window Cleaning Nozzle' denotes whether the steam cleaner comes with a nozzle specifically designed for cleaning windows.

A specialised nozzle will make cleaning windows significantly easier.

$22 Cheaper

The Pyle PSTHH05 costs $33.30 less than the Russell Hobbs RHSM1001G, costs $42.99 less than the Shark S3501 and costs $22 less than the Shark S3601D.

5 Reasons Against for Choosing the Pyle PSTHH05

34% Smaller Water Capacity

The Pyle PSTHH05 has a water capacity of 0.3. That's 0.15L smaller than the Russell Hobbs RHSM1001G and the Shark S3501 (0.45L). More ...

The capacity of a steam cleaner measures how much water it can store at once.

The bigger the capacity of your steam cleaner, the longer it can go between refills, meaning a more efficient use of your time.

Worse Kagoo Score

The Pyle PSTHH05 has only received a Kagoo Score of 64, however the Russell Hobbs RHSM1001G scored 78, the Shark S3251 scored 85, the Shark S3501 scored 84 and the Shark S3601D scored 88.

Less Retailers

Only 1 shop sell the Pyle PSTHH05, whereas 2 retailers sell the Shark S3251, 2 shops sell the Shark S3501 and 2 retailers sell the Shark S3601D. More ...

Smaller numbers of retailers reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this steam cleaner and also reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock.
Over One Year Older

The Pyle PSTHH05 is older than the Russell Hobbs RHSM1001G by 20 months, older than the Shark S3251 by 22 months, older than the Shark S3501 by 22 months and older than the Shark S3601D by six months.

Worse Brand

Pyle steam cleaners have an average rating of only 51.7%, whereas Russell Hobbs has an average rating of 62.6% and Shark has an average rating of 95%.

The cheapest price that we could find for the PSTHH05 in the US is $27.00 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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Shark S3501
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Shark S3601D
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Russell Hobbs RHSM1001G
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Shark S3251
Reasons For
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Best Prices
Pyle PSTHH05
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