cheap, basic, steam cleaner?

(15 Posts)
phantomnamechanger Sat 15-Mar-14 13:08:41

can anyone recommend something? would mainly want to use it for the upholstery but have seen posts about cleaning tiles/grout etc too

Don't want to fork out £££ in case it never gets used much!

TIA smile

Jenda Sat 15-Mar-14 13:13:16

looking for the same so marking my place smile

phantomnamechanger Sat 15-Mar-14 13:16:30

welcome! I've seen the X5 mentioned on a few threads, just been over reading the mixed reviews on argos - some love it others say it was crap, hard to know what to believe!

phantomnamechanger Sun 16-Mar-14 16:28:10

surely someone must have one, this is good house keeping isn't it? pretty please (I know, you are all out enjoying the sunshine!)

WishUponAStar88 Sun 16-Mar-14 16:35:45

I got a vax one through groupon at half the price of aegis etc. They regularly have different brands on there smile love love love mine but haven't really used it on upholstery. Our floors are a combination of wood/ tiles/ laminate so mainly use it for floors. So much quicker and better than the mop!

phantomnamechanger Sun 16-Mar-14 19:35:07

ah, I had not thought of groupon, I usually delete most of those offers pretty quickly but I will keep my eyes open. Thanks.

Jenda Sun 16-Mar-14 23:22:43

There is one on there today, have you seen it?

Jellybellyrbest Mon 17-Mar-14 14:42:32

I bought a Which Best Buy one made by Abode for £45 just last week. Got it from Tesco Direct. It's really simple to use, super fast & floors are dry almost immediately after use. It's got a detergent tank so it really does clean the floors. The detergent comes with it, but can't be used on all
surfaces so we're using our own ATM.

minicc Tue 18-Mar-14 13:44:39

I have an x5! I love it, it's easy to use, not too heavy and does everything I need it to- steam floors inc manky laminate, cots after they've been vommed on, buggies bought on eBay that look a bit suspicious, high chairs, windows, vertical blinds. It's probably not the most thorough or most industrial but for a quick scrub here and there it's brilliant.

ForTheLoveOfSocks Wed 19-Mar-14 05:04:01

I've recently bought one from B&M. It's called the Prolex 6 in 1. It essentially has all of the same bits as the x5 (I've also used the x5, as DMIL has one) but it's cheaper at £50.

I've only cleaned the floors and carpets so far, but I really like it

pudseypie Wed 19-Mar-14 07:51:35

I'm also looking for one that will clean carpets and upholstery as well as tiled floors too! Is there a cheap ish cleaner that does all that?

KMR281 Wed 19-Mar-14 11:45:00

hi, I got a £25 one from amazon (adobe I think it was) - does floors - hard or carpeted. I decided to get a cheap one, then if it was rubbish or not what I wanted, I haven't lost too much. I totally love it, fabulous on smooth vinyl floors, and laminate (although, I try not to use it on laminate too often, to prevent it warping). Have also used it with the carpet glide and it really lifted an old stain from when ds2 vomited up all his halloween sweets -yurk. Go for cheap first! I now want one that I can use to do windows and other stuff - so a hand-held one.

fedupandfifty Thu 20-Mar-14 07:04:53

Adobe (abode)? here too, reduced to £22 in Tesco. Haven't used the carpet attachment yet. Love it. I agree on going for cheap first.

stuckindamiddle Thu 20-Mar-14 08:44:19

Oh I was going to post a new thread asking how to use stream cleaners...
Can I hijack here? My parents have one and have offered to lend it to me. We've got wood and tiled floors downstairs, a rug and carpets upstairs. Dad reckons we can use it on all those and on the sofas, the windows, shower cubicle and tiles? I get that steam will disinfect and deodorise but does it also clean i.e. remove stains from carpet and upholstery etc?
Thanks!

phantomnamechanger Sun 23-Mar-14 19:47:00

Thanks all, I think I will get something cheap to try it out and see how we go.

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