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what should I attack with my new steam cleaner?

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wigglybeezer Sat 17-May-14 19:46:31

Yes I am that sad and old that I actually received Lakeland vouchers for my birthday and put them towards a steam mop/ cleaner ( and I am talking about it on a Saturday night).

I have done the kitchen floor and the cooker hood and hob, what other jobs are they good at?

thenightsky Sat 17-May-14 19:48:57

Pull the detergent drawer out of the washing machine. Now look in the hole. Look at its 'ceiling' (this requires bending down and peering upwards). See if you've got the same black mouldy mess that I've got.

If yes, please blast it with your blasting steam attachment thingy and report back.


wigglybeezer Sat 17-May-14 19:50:55

Shame you can't clean grubby children or de flea cats with it.

BobPatandIgglePiggle Sat 17-May-14 19:53:25

If you have a gas cooker do the holes under the burner ring thingies (technical eh?) Brings them up a treat. Saturday nights aren't the same these days!

wigglybeezer Sat 17-May-14 19:58:02

I wasn't actually planning to do any more cleaning tonight, eating some nice dark chocolate at the minute, just planning ahead.

thenightsky Sat 17-May-14 20:53:43

Please do the detergent drawer <pleads>

I'm preparing myself to buy a steam cleaner based on your results.

I can wait for you to report back another day though. chocolate is chocolate after all grin

wildernessagogo Sat 17-May-14 20:56:50

I could do with a facial...

Roseformeplease Sat 17-May-14 20:59:20

I took mine out of the box today (Vax) and have had a tremendous time with it.

I have cleaned 2 very mandy bathrooms, getting in under shower doors, round toilets and scrubbed tiles and steamed the floors.

I have done some of the windows, but more to do tomorrow.

Tomorrow I am doing the kitchen - dishwasher, cooker and floors and, thanks to this thread, the washing machine too.

What else?

I felt very middle aged when my colleague was off to spend the weekend getting drunk and going to a concert while I was going to steam my house.

middleagedspread Sat 17-May-14 20:59:58

The grotty bits at the bottom of the shower where the glass attaches or is that just me get shot away. Back of the loo, behind the cistern. i'll think of some more in a minute

thenightsky Sat 17-May-14 21:29:52

Rose I await your feed back on washing machine detergent drawer hole, seeing as OP has gone on a chocolate bender!

HeyMicky Sat 17-May-14 21:35:28

Defrost the freezer with it. S'amazing

TheRedQueen Sat 17-May-14 21:42:13

I use mine when I need to defrost the freezer speedily. Does the whole fridge-freezer sin about 20 mins. Also use it (with care) on the windows, the doors and frames, kitchen cupboard fronts and the granite worktops.

EverythingCounts Sat 17-May-14 21:43:55

How much was this wondrous item? All recommendations for well-priced ones by other enthusiasts on the thread will be gratefully received.

TheRedQueen Sat 17-May-14 22:13:50

Mine cost about £120. It's the Kärcher SC2500. It's fab but I believe it's much pricier in the UK than here in Germany.

thenightsky Sat 17-May-14 22:16:33

OMG at reports of freezer 20 min defrost shock

wigglybeezer Sat 17-May-14 22:16:53

Never thought of defrosting the freezer.

Was £80 pounds from Lakeland, but I had vouchers towards it.

It will report back tomorrow on further experiments.

So far it seems very good at the greasy dust you get in kitchens and dirty child handprints on wipeable walls.

thenightsky Sat 17-May-14 22:19:10

Lordy TheRedQueen your model is £211 here in Argos.

Roseformeplease Sat 17-May-14 22:19:36

Mine was 89.99 on Amazon. The Vax S6, I think.

Am resisting spending Saturday night steam cleaning my drawers (ooh missus) but will report back.

wigglybeezer Sat 17-May-14 22:21:18

Offended at being accused of being on a binge, it was a small amount of posh chocolate I'll have you know.

I confess I partially bought my steam mop as a treat for DH who sometimes does the kitchen floor in the morning, I thought a gadget would encourage him.

fingersonbuzzers Sat 17-May-14 22:21:33

I've got this little beauty and I spent Saturday night using it the night it arrived blush

FamiliesShareGerms Sat 17-May-14 22:23:29

Please keep going - I'm trying to convince myself I need a steam cleaner...

thenightsky Sat 17-May-14 22:24:46

hey I never said 'binge' OP... I said 'bender' grin

VivaLeBeaver Sat 17-May-14 22:28:11

Is there anything they're not safe to steam? I'm thinking of getting one.

Are they ok on tile grout? How about the sealant round a bath edge?

SixImpossible Sat 17-May-14 22:34:45

Oven and splashback.

The bits were the loo seat connects to the pan, the hinges and whatnot. But make sure to hold a folded cloth behind, otherwise the steam sprays the gunk onto the wall or cistern.

thenightsky Sat 17-May-14 22:38:53

SixImpossible Loving the toilet seat idea.

<mother of boy>

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