Stop right here, read this & immediately buy a Bissell Symphony! This is a product I've been dreaming about for years - a steam mop and vacuum in one that you can USE AT THE SAME TIME!! Yes, you can steam and vacuum at the same time! I have an incredibly messy toddler & a bunch of animals...if there's one person who needs this, it's me! My Symphony lives in my kitchen - it gets used so much that I don't even put it away! It's compact & attractive so it's not an eye sore. The vacuum is really powerful - it looks so low to the ground that I figured it wouldn't pick bigger things up but it does! It comes with an attachment for a reusable (washable) pad - included with purchase are two types of washable pads - one fluffy one & one fluff one with rubber stripes for scrubbing. It also has an attachment for disposable pads (came with a few to try but you must purchase separately if you want to continue using) for yucky messes you just don't want to deal with & lastly an attachment to elevate the brush so it can be used on carpet!
Overall I'm really impressed with the quality, how lightweight it is & that it really is my all-in-one!