If you’re in the market for a very powerful and versatile machine – this one would be a NEAT choice.
Regardless of whether you want to steam clothes, clean your mattress or your floors – this one can do it. This is truly a remarkable piece of tech that is very simple to use, very easy to store and even though it is quite expensive – it’s still a great value for money!
All in all – this is a great product!
This steam cleaner from Kärcher claims it destroys 99.99% bacteria and although we’re not quite sure about that, it does leave your floors squeaky clean.
You can use tap water with this one, which also makes it a value pick. The cleaning cloth is easy to remove due to the EasyFix floor tool and the machine looks like a regular vacuum cleaner, so it’ll be very easy to operate, use and store.
Overall, it's one of the best cylinder steam cleaners we've ever had the pleasure of using.
This upright steam mop from Kärcher will leave your tiles sparkling. Even though it is primarily made for tiles, you could be steam cleaning wooden surfaces with this automatic steam mop, too. It heats up remarkably fast, so you’ll be ready to clean in 30 seconds.
Once again, you’ll need nothing but water to clean your home and once again, you’ll be able to remove the cleaning cloth without using your hands thanks to the new EasyFix floor tool.
This steam cleaner is very compact and easy to store, as well.
This steam cleaner, codenamed 750512 is one of the most versatile and affordable products we’ve come across.
It comes with 12 different attachments, including a round brush, mop head and 2 microfiber cleaning cloths, so you can use it in various situations and on various surfaces.
Alongside being so versatile, this carpet-glider can also be used both handheld and upright, so anything from a mattress to a carpet should be a piece of cake to clean.
The tank could be bigger, but since that would impact its portability, we don’t mind it as much.
If you need something portable and lightweight, then, you should look no further. This handheld steam cleaner is not ideal for cleaning floors and it's not the most long-lasting one you could find, but its cleaning power should help you get rid of some dirt.
It could be quite useful for cleaning a mattress, but we wouldn't really use it to clean floors. It does heat up rather quickly, but it is a small tank, so that's a given.
Also, it comes with various attachments and it could be used to steam clean just about anything, but it won’t be as effective on all surfaces.
If you're in the market for something that does more than just steam clean your house, then, this is the product for you.
Here we have another product from BISSELL and this one is just great. It vacuums and steams at the same time! It's very easy to use, thanks to one-touch controls on the handle.
The tank boasts Drop-It technology that allows for easy and mess-free disposal of dirt and debris.
However, it has a rather small tank for an upright steam cleaner.
SpinWave from BISSELL is one of the best steam cleaners we’ve had the pleasure to use. Although it is somewhat limited to the hard floors and hard surfaces, this device does it so well, that you could practically eat off the floor.
It comes with 2 sets of washable, reusable spin pads, it has an almost 7m long cord so you can easily clean even the largest rooms and a 0.8L tank makes it so that you don't have to re-fill the tank that often.
The pads spin as you clean, so your floors aren't only steamed, they're also thoroughly scrubbed.
The Dirt Grip technology ensures that dirt and dust are trapped and eliminated, while the Steam Blaster mode provides a powerful direct blast of steam that can take care of even the toughest stains.
And with three different automatic steam settings, you can customize your cleaning depending on what surface you're dealing with. Just remember to use distilled water!
The best part about this Shark steam mop is that it's so easy to use. You don't even have to touch the dirt – just ‘Klik' on the double-sided cleaning pad and flip it over to clean twice the floor area. And with a 2-year manufacturer warranty, you can rest assured that this baby is built to last.
Before you decide on a steamer, you first have to consider your needs and how you plan on using it. Now, to figure out which steamer fits your needs the best, you first have to understand the defining features of each product. So, here are 4 of the main features you should consider before you buy a steam cleaner.
One of the most obvious differences between steam cleaners will be their application, or which surfaces are they designed to clean. Not all of them are the same and if you’re looking for a steam cleaner for your mattress, you probably won’t choose the one that’s designed to clean hard surfaces such as tiles or wood. To be fair, those could probably clean the mattress, but there are other models that are more compatible.
In general, a steam cleaner will either be designed to clean hard surfaces like tiles and wood or they’ll be made to steam clean clothes, mattresses, curtains etc.
Next up, steam cleaners come in all kinds of shapes, sizes and weights. In general, they’re either handheld or pushed around. Naturally, bulkier models are usually the ones that are pushed around and they’re the ones designed to clean floors and other hard surfaces. To be fair, there's a thing in between these two which would be steam mops. A steam mop is both pushed around and handheld if you think about it.
On the other hand, small, handheld and portable devices are the ones that are mostly used to clean clothes, curtains and so on.
What you want to use the steamer for will greatly affect your decision when it comes to the size of the product.
Another thing to consider is how large of a water tank does a steam cleaner have. As you know, the only way for a steam cleaner to produce steam is if it has water in the tank. Naturally, smaller, portable models will come with a smaller tank, that you’ll probably have to refill mid-cleaning. On the other hand, the larger models usually come with larger water that you don’t have to refill as often.
Also, keep in mind that steamers with larger tanks take longer to heat up, if that’s something that might be of importance to you.
Finally, you have to think about attachments. Attachments are what makes the steam cleaner versatile and the lack of various attachments usually indicates a product that will have quite a limited use.
To be fair, most steam cleaners come with a set of standard attachments that make them applicable in most situations. However, if you need extra versatility, pay attention to all the possibly attachments you could get separately.
Also, keep in mind that not every attachment can fit onto every steam cleaner, so, if you have some attachments from your previous model just laying around, make sure they’ll fit.
As you already know, not every steam cleaner is the same, otherwise, you wouldn't be reading this. With that in mind, we wanted to give you a few tips for buying and using the best steam cleaner.
First up, read the reviews. With so many products on the market, it's easy to choose a bad one. To prevent that from happening, read the reviews and see what other people have to say about a specific product.
Next up, just because a product is expensive doesn’t mean it’s high-quality. Sometimes, you could just be paying for the brand, just like with any other product. So, avoid overspending.
Finally, look for extra features like a continuous refill or combo steam cleaners. Those are even more versatile than the regular steam cleaners and they allow you to do the same job, only faster and better. In a nutshell:
What is the point of even getting a steam cleaner if you don’t know what you get from it? Here are some of the various benefits of owning the best steam cleaner.
First up, they’re fast and efficient. You won’t need to spend hours on end cleaning your home with one of these. They’re much more effective than a bucket and a mop and if they’re a combo vacuum/steam cleaner, they’ll do the job twice as fast.
Next up, these machines are very eco-friendly. Since they only need water to clean your house, they’re not only healthy for you and your family, but they’re also very good for the environment, as well.
Finally, these machines are very easy to clean and maintain. You could say they’re just as effective to clean, as they are effective for cleaning. All you need to do is clean the water tank from time to time and machine-wash the filter that comes with it and that’s it. In general, they’re:
In the end, we wanted to wrap things up by answering some questions about steam cleaners. You see, just because you know which steam cleaner is the best does not mean that you'll know what kind of a cleaning solution you could use with it etc. Fortunately, we have the answer to that and a couple of other questions.
You shouldn’t use any cleaning solutions that could damage your steam cleaner. Distilled water is your safest choice here.
You should clean your steam cleaner as soon as you notice some mineral build-up that seems to be clogging your steam cleaner.
In general, steam cleaners last anywhere from 4 to 6 years, but some higher-quality models that were only filled with distilled water could last more than 8 years.