This article tells about the best steam cleaners for refreshing carpet floors
Steam cleaners; often known as steam mops, are great for cleaning and maintaining carpet floors. They are perfect for lifting grime from carpet floors and rugs and they are also great for mopping hard floors like vinyl and laminate flooring . These devices come in a variety of different types and some of them even have small tools for steam cleaning everything, including windows, bathroom tiles, furniture, oven trays and kitchen surface.
A good quality steam cleaner ensures that no dirt on the carpet floors or keeping it perfectly clean without damaging the flooring or scratching the surface on vinyl or laminate floors. This article sheds light on the best steam cleaners for carpet flooring that are available in the market.
The Hoover SteamJet is a sleek, light and fantastic cleaner which provides great maneuverability to ensure pristine cleaning of your floors. It is an upright cleaner which includes a plastic carpet glider along with a floor cloth. The two items clip over the cloth and make the head compatible to clean rugs and carpet floors. However, the Hoover SteamJet does not come with an extra cloth. The water tank attached to the cleaner has a capacity of 330 ml. The cleaner comes with a long, 5m cable, which provides ease of access to difficult cleaning areas of your flooring. The floorhead and handle both are easily detachable and after separating them, your device becomes a small and handheld steam cleaner.
That’s not all with the Hoover SteamJet – it also includes small tools including a concentrator nozzle. Some multiple small brushes, including a metallic one, are also provided along with the cleaner. The button to trigger steam is present at a very convenient location and can adjust easily under your fingertip. Priced at £50, the Hoover SteamJet is cost-effective, efficient, superb, and provide great value for your money.
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Black & Decker 15IN1 steam-mop with SteaMitt – best handheld steam cleaner
This mid-priced steam mop is more versatile than most, thanks to its unusual SteaMitt. This is a glove on a hose that lets you steam clean with your hand. You feel like a housework superhero. It serves fine as an upright mop, with 6m cord, 500ml tank, two floor cloths and a clip-on carpet glider. There’s no trigger on the mop handle, but a dial on the body lets you turn it on and select steam level. Handy graphics indicate floor types, from wood and laminate that require gentle steam up to stone and marble that can take more.
This steam cleaner is powerful, better than many steam mops, and the controls are responsive. Turn it off and the steam stops pretty much immediately. The middle pops out and converts to a handheld. It comes with an easy-to-attach hose and lots of tools. These include a concentrator nozzle, window squeegee, a small brush and three larger brushes, including one with metal bristles. The tools all use the 1m long steam hose, which is easy to attach.
But by far the best tool is the SteaMitt. You literally put your hand inside it (either hand will do) and stroke things to clean them. The SteaMitt comes with its own hose and two cloths. The silicone mitt’s fabric inner comes out for cleaning from time to time too. We used it to quickly clean vast swathes of a tiled bathroom. It would be good on suitable walls and worktops too. The cloth lifted grime and felt like a good way to cover a large area quickly.
Kärcher SC5 Easyfix Premium – overall best steam cleaner
This premium, cylinder-style steam cleaner is a completely different animal from a steam mop. It does an outstanding job of cleaning so much more than floors and it can keep cleaning for hours. It has a 6m cord and a large 1.5 litre water tank and the water is then pumped into a pressurised steam tank. This means you can refill the machine at any time, even when it’s in use, without pausing your cleaning.
The only downside of its constant, powerful steam is that you must wait 3 minutes for it to come up to temperature initially. Tools and onboard storage are superb. The 2m hose can be extended with one or both sections of lance, for cleaning floors and high-up or hard-to-reach places. Then you can attach various tools. There’s a large, rectangular floor head which comes with two Velcro cloths and a clip-on carpet glider. This steam cleaner also has a large square brush with cloth and large round brush – with space on the Kärcher to stow.
But there’s more! Lift a flap on the cleaner’s body and you’ll also find a small, round brush for detailed cleaning and a concentrator nozzle. Outstanding selection of steam cleaning tools and storage. The only thing it’s missing that we care about is a window squeegee. However, Kärcher offers a wide selection of accessories if you care about this or other tools.
Cleaning was outstanding – the floor head is much more than a floor head. It’s on a lightweight lance, so we found ourselves instinctively lifting it up and cleaning the bathroom’s tiled walls, right up to the ceiling. This took two minutes and the room has never been so clean. You could do the same with a mattress. This is steam cleaning in 3D.
Steam is highly controllable, with a trigger under your finger and a dial on the body. The top setting didn’t seem OTT but dialling it back to its lowest setting was very impressive. Wooden floors were treated gently and were left nearly dry. The Karcher steam cleaner’s tools are equally impressive. We had to dial it back to avoid the bathroom becoming a steam room
Polti Vaporetto Pro 95 Turbo Flexi– best affordable cylinder steam cleaner
This cylinder-style steam cleaner is pricier than a steam mop but affordable for a cylinder, and good value for the powerful cleaning it offers. It follows you round as you clean and comes with a 2.5m hose and two-part steam lance. Although the 4m power cord is a bit on the short side. It’s tool-tastic though. It comes with two sizes of window squeegee, concentrator nozzle with four different tiny brushes and a larger rectangular brush with two cloths. Then there’s a rectangular floorhead with two cloths that clip securely over the floorhead at each end.
The water tank doesn’t detach but you can refill it at any time because the water is pumped into a separate, pressurised tank to make steam. It takes a few minutes to come to temperature but then you get impressive steam and control. This ranges from very powerful right down to gentle enough for delicate floors. A knob on the body of the cleaner controls the steam level, while a trigger for it sits under your finger.
There are clear indicator lights on the body too. The two-part lance is long and light, which makes it easy to reach cleaning tasks with tools and even with the floorhead. We found it was possible to use the latter to clean the tiled bathroom walls quickly and easily. A great machine if you want powerful steam cleaning for floors and much more.
Author: Caramel Quin
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