In this guide we’ll look at the best steam cleaners.
We’ve compared pressure, tank capacity, accessories and cost
to give you our top recommendations.
What Is The Best Steam Cleaner?
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Polti Vaporetto Eco Pro 3.0 Steam Cleaner, 4.5 Bar Review
The Polti Vaporetto Eco Pro 3.0 Steam Cleaner is the best steam cleaner on the market – it is powerful, kills 99.99% of germs and removes stubborn dirt, grime and stains.
This Polti steam cleaner is made from stainless steel and has an excellent build quality. It also has a high-performance boiler that provides 4.5 bars of steam pressure. It comes with a range of accessories making it suitable for cleaning floors, windows, car interiors and even engines.
The steam cleaner allows you to deep clean quickly without the need for harsh chemicals. It takes just 11 minutes for the Polti steam cleaner to heat up and it has a 2-litre tank, so you don’t need to stop to refill it too often. It removes bacteria and dust mites and is endorsed by the British Allergy Foundation.
This Polti steam cleaner comes with a great range of accessories including a floor brush, steam lance, concentrator tool, window squeegee and accessory bag.
Overall, this is a professional quality steam cleaner that will make your home cleaner and create a healthier environment.
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Dupray NEAT Multipurpose Heavy Duty Steamer Review
The Dupray NEAT Steam Cleaner heats up to 135 °C, kills 99.9% of bacteria and has a large tank that provides up to 50 minutes of cleaning time.
This neat and compact steam cleaner is light and easy to use. It cleans dirt, grime and stains without the need for strong chemicals. It also kills bacteria and removes dust mites leaving you with a healthier home. The steamer heats up in 7 minutes and has a 16′ cord and 6’6″ hose.
This Dupray steam cleaner is extremely versatile and can clean anything from ovens and floors to delicate upholstery and clothes. It comes with lots of accessories including a floor tool, window tool, lance, triangular tool and nylon brushes. The Dupray cleaner also comes with a brass brush which makes this the best steam cleaner for grout.
The cleaner is CE and ROHS certified and comes with a 2-year warranty.
The Dupray steam cleaner is easy to use, versatile and effective and also offers great value for money.
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Kärcher SC1.020 Multi-Purpose Steam Cleaner Review
The Kärcher SC1.020 Multi-Purpose Steam Cleaner has a fast heat-up time, adjustable steam control and 1-litre capacity.
The Kärcher steam cleaner has a steam flow that can be adjusted depending on the type of surface. It has a 1,500 Watt motor and takes around 8 minutes to heat up. The Kärcher steam cleaner has onboard storage for accessories and tools making it easy to store. The cleaner comes with a good range of accessories including a “Lamellae” tool for cleaning large floor areas quickly. It also comes with a hand tool and a detailed nozzle for crevices.
This Kärcher steam cleaner is lightweight and easy to use but still provides plenty of steam to get your home gleaming and hygienic.
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Simbr 1.1L Multipurpose Steam Cleaner Review
The Simbr Steam Cleaner has a 1.1-litre tank, comes with 13 accessories and offers a good budget buy.
This cheap steam cleaner features variable steam control with a maximum of 4.5 bars of pressure. It kills 99.9% of bacteria and heats up to 105°C. The steamer provides 20 to 30 minutes on a full tank.
The steam cleaner is lightweight, weighing just 1.9 kg and has a carry strap so you can take it around the house easily. It also has a 4-metre power lead and 1.5 metres hose for added convenience.
The cleaner comes with a glass brush, floor brush, carpet glider, ironing brush and nylon brush. For a relatively inexpensive steam cleaner it is very versatile and can clean anything from floors to windows to clothes.
This cheap steam cleaner provides effective cleaning and is lightweight and easy to use.
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Mlmlant Handheld Pressurised Multi-Purpose Steam Cleaner Review
We consider the Mlmlant Handheld Steam Cleaner one of the best handheld steam cleaners on the UK market because it is easy to use, lightweight, has a 1,050 watt motor and is quick to heat up.
This handheld steam cleaner heats up to 120°C and has a tank capacity of 350 ml. It heats up in just 3-5 minutes and a tank lasts up to 30 minutes. It comes with five cleaning tools including a jet nozzle, a clothing tool and a window tool. The handheld cleaner has a 3-metre cord and is light and easy to carry.
This handheld steam cleaner is ideal for detail cleaning kitchens and bathrooms as well as windows and clothes. It’s also quite cheap so offers a great budget buy for an effective and convenient tool.
Steam Cleaner Buyer’s Guide
Benefits of steam cleaning
Steam cleaning requires no harsh or toxic chemicals so creates a healthier environment in your home.
Steam cleaning works on really tough grime and stains such as grease, glue and chewing gum.
Steam cleaners can be used on a wide range of surfaces from plastic to tile to fabric.
Steam cleaners effectively disinfect surfaces and remove germs.
Steam cleaners can kill dust mites, mould and fungus.
Steam cleaning produces a streak-free shine on materials such as worktops, mirrors and windows.
There are a variety of different steam cleaners on the market for different tasks. Larger machines like the Dupray NEAT Steam Cleaner and Kärcher SC1.020 Multi-Purpose Steam Cleaner come with a nice long hose and a large floor attachment that makes cleaning floors quick and easy. These large machines also come with a lance and a variety of attachments to enable you to complete detail cleaning with ease.
Some smaller models like the Mlmlant Hand Held Steam Cleaner are light enough to carry around with you which is convenient for both floors and detail cleaning. Hand held steam cleaners are small and light and ideal for detail cleaning.
Steam cleaners like the Simbr Steam Cleaner effectively remove stubborn grime and stains as well as killing bacteria, mould and dust mites. They do this without the need for harsh chemicals, creating a healthier home for you and your family.
Large steam cleaners can be used on floors, including carpet, tiles, sealed wood and laminate. They can also be used to clean a wide variety of items such as windows, kitchen cabinets and counters. Some are heavy-duty steam cleaners and great for car interiors, ovens, bicycles and even car engines. Smaller handheld steam cleaners are effective for detail work and spot removal on carpets and floor tiles.
You should always check that steam cleaning is suitable for the material you intend to clean. If in any doubt, check on a small inconspicuous area first.
To check that the item you choose is perfect for you, consider the size of the tank, the length of the power cord and hose, the heat-up time and the attachments available.
How do I use a handheld steam cleaner?
You should follow the instructions that come with your machine to ensure the safe and effective use of your handheld steam cleaner. However, in general, these are the steps you will need to follow.
- Fill the water tank ensuring it does not exceed the maximum level
- Screw the cap on and tighten fully
- Attach the hose to your handheld steam cleaner and affix the accessory you require
- Turn the machine on and wait for it to heat up. Most models have a light to show when the cleaner is ready to use.
- Sometimes handheld steamers can eject some water before the steam comes through. Point your handheld steamer into a bucket or sink and press the trigger until the steam flows.
- Once the steam is flowing you can being to steam clean your surface.
Steam cleaners effectively remove stubborn grime and stains as well as killing bacteria, mould and dust mites. They do this without the need for harsh chemicals creating a healthier home for you and your family.
We would recommend the Polti Vaporetto Eco Pro 3.0 Steam Cleaner, 4.5 Bar as it is suitable for use on everything from ovens to floors, kills bacteria and dust mites and is endorsed by the British Allergy Foundation.