Best steam cleaner?

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Tanuk CGC

Sherpa Tanuk of- Everest
Barked: Wed Nov 3, '10 10:59am PST 
I have just encountered the wonderful world of steam cleaners. We have tile floor and I've always used Swiffer products. After research I decided I didn't want all those chemicals sitting on my floor, plus it really wasn't cleaning that well. I borrowed my mom's Shark steam cleaner and it was awesome.

I'd like to get my own, but would prefer a newer model to hers. The cord didn't go very far and it's bulky to store, plus the pads are hard to wash. Also, do you always have to use distilled water in them?

Thanks for any suggestions!