Which should I get?
https://www.bestbuy.com/site/bissell-po ... Id=4877704
This one is nice because 1. It's slightly cheaper and 2. It has a spotboost brush for difficult spots (which my mom's house typically has a lot of). 3. I can pick it up locally, which means that returns will also be stress free in the event my mom doesn't want it for some reason or I find something better.
https://smile.amazon.com/Steam-Mop-Mult ... +mop&psc=1
This one is nice because it's a 5-in-1 steam mop with a handheld steamer that would be great for the counters and tables to sanitize them. My sister and her kids are going to be moving in the house soon so it's going to have to be kept much cleaner than it's kept now. Also this way when I come over it won't be so traumatic for me hopefully, because if it looks clean, it probably actually is, because steam sanitizes. Normally I'm scared to touch anything. Last Christmas I had a mental breakdown trying to clean the kitchen I was planning on cooking in. It was so disgusting that I ended up just going into my old room and crying. So assuming this actually gets used, it would be a huge relief.
But on the down side, there is no spotboost brush for the tough spots, and I'm not sure how many times the floor would have to be gone over because it lacks that attachment. Might have to physically kneel down and scrub with a sponge, which my mom has a hard time doing based on her asking me to pick up anything she ever drops. Or maybe she's just worried her butt crack will show, IDK.