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I am looking for product recommendations for steam cleaners,
the hard surface type of machine, not the carpet cleanine
type. Anyone have any experience with any brand of these
machines? What do you like about it and what don't you like
about it. What surfaces have you used it on? Where did you
Yes - we have the Eureka Enviro Steamer. We bought it at
Costco maybe 5 years ago. We've used it almost exclusively
for mopping the kitchen floor, which it does very well -
without soaps. It depends on what kind of flooring you
have. We originally used one when we stayed with some
friends for a long while. They used it all over the place -
to disinfect around the base of toilet, clean grout, clean
the nooks and crannies of the dishwasher and so on.
Overall, I really like it. Though the heated water smells a
little funny. I'm not sure what it is - perhaps if it is
flowing through plastic tubing, it's really the heated
plastic I'm smelling? Who knows.
Does anyone have experience with general purpose steam cleaners,
such as the Euro-Pro Shark Steam-in-a-bottle? I searched the
BPN archives and couldn't find anything about this. I am
intrigued by the infomercials on TV. These steam cleaners would
be great to clean my house without chemicals and would be great
for cleaning my baby's toys. I looked at reviews online
(amazon.com, target.com) and the reviews for these types of
products are so mixed. Some people like them, some people say
they are horrible and don't work. My questions: does anyone
have experience with these steam cleaners? Do you like any of
them on the market? Why or why not? Are they worth buying?
Thanks so much!
I wonder if you have some experience with portable steamer,
especially the Sharker one. I want to buy one for household
cleaning. We have young kids around, so I want to avoid
chemical if possible. Since it's quite expensive, I want to
get some first-hand experience to help me make the decision. I
hope it worth the $200 investment.
I have recently purchased a hand held steam cleaner (from eBay)
and I just love it! I cannot tolerate strong chemicles and I
have tried everything on the market to get rid of soap scum and
build up in the grout between my tiles. I steam cleaned all
three of my bathrooms with great results. Mine came with lots
of attachments for various jobs. I steam cleaned the baseboards
where dog hair and ''buildup'' had accummulated, came off without
scrubbing. I will never buy chemicles again.
Bissell Steamcleaner. I bought one last fall for area rugs and
it works great. I wouldn't recommend it for a house that is all
wall-to-wall carpets and you want to do the entire house. But,
for small rooms, or area rugs, its really easy to use and does a
fantastic job. I was just about to toss our living room carpet
thinking I could never get the stains out and it looked like new
when I was done. The best part is that it sold for under $100!
I can't remember where I found it, I do know that I had to go to
Union City but if you go to the Bissell website you can search
for the dealer nearest you.
I live in a very small apartment in Albany Village. We laid carpet, and it
has gotten very stained. It's driving me crazy, but I'm tired of spending
hours scrubbing with carpet cleaner. Can anyone reccommend a cheap option
for getting it clean? Do you own a wet vaccuum that you're willing to
"rent" to me for a fee or know of a very inexpensive service? There's
hardly any floor space here once you factor in furniture, but the spotting
is pretty bad and it's time for cleaning.
As for steam cleaning, we bought a steam cleaner from Price Costco some
years back for about $200. Target may have some too. It has more than paid
for itself. When we rented steam cleaners, they cost about $40-60, if I
remember correctly. We tried renting from grocery stores (not sure if they
still do this around here) and I believe one of the rental equipment places
like Berkeley Equipment Rents (I think this is the name). Check in the
yellow pages. You have to buy the solution and pay an hourly basis usually
with a minimum number of hours.
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