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5/10/2011

Black & Decker® Introduces the New Steam-Mop

 Black & Decker® Introduces the New Steam-Mop
 
SmartSelect™ Technology provides a deep down clean on sealed hard floor surfaces

TOWSON, Md. (May 10, 2011) – Move over mop and bucket, Black & Decker® introduces the intuitive    Steam-Mop with SmartSelect™ Technology. With SmartSelect Technology, simply turn the dial to the specific floor type?sealed hardwood/laminate, tile/vinyl, or stone/marble?and the mop automatically releases the right amount of steam. SmartSelect helps to achieve a worry-free, deep down clean on all sealed hard floors and is even safe on sealed hardwoods.

In cleaning with steam, users do not need to rely on harsh chemicals for a deep down clean. Simply use regular tap water to wipe out 99.9 percent of germs to achieve a clean home the all-natural way. Parents of kids and pets alike will enjoy this quick and easy way of attaining a refreshing, thorough clean.

The Steam-Mop is ready quickly with its speedy 15-second heat-up time. A ready-to-go tank illumination changes from red to blue so users know when the water reaches the correct temperature. With swivel steering, users can maneuver easily around furniture and into corners, and the Black & Decker Steam-Mop automatically shuts off the steam when parked upright for those quick pauses during cleaning.

Additionally, the Steam-Mop boasts a handful of convenience features such as hands-free pad removal for easy release by simply stepping on the pad, an attached lid and cup to help avoid misplacing loose items and a tank that holds enough water for more than 25 minutes of uninterrupted cleaning.

“In developing the Steam-Mop, we identified typical user frustrations with hard floor cleaning?like safe cleaning concerns on sealed hardwood, messiness, time-intensive cleaning and concern of chemicals?and designed a solution for each,” said Kira Sconion, senior product manager at Black & Decker. “Our customers are going to see a significant difference using a Black & Decker Steam-Mop over traditional cleaning methods.”

The Black & Decker Steam-Mop is available for $89.99 and can be found at Amazon.com and select Walmart, Target and Lowe's stores. It will come with reusable, machine washable, microfiber pads and a two-year warranty.

About Black & Decker
 
Since 1910, Black & Decker has been setting the standard for innovation and design of power tools, accessories, outdoor yard care equipment, home cleaning products, automotive and lighting products, hardware and other home improvement products. The inventor of the first portable electric drill with pistol grip and trigger switch, Black & Decker has evolved from a small machine shop in Baltimore, Maryland, to a global manufacturing and marketing powerhouse with a broad line of quality products used in and around the home and for commercial applications. When users need to get work done, they trust Black & Decker for the products that will do the job efficiently and reliably. For more information on Black & Decker's extensive line of products, visit www.blackanddecker.com or follow Black & Decker on Facebook and Twitter.
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