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help. not liking using my karcher steam cleaner

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ghostisonthecanvas Thu 21-Aug-14 12:19:26

Please can I have tips on how to make the best of it. Seems to me that its faster with a scrubber and spray. I steamed the bath, wiping as I went. Didn't really seem to make a difference. Bath wasn't particularly dirty but I had to go over it again with a cloth. I felt I was just killing germs rather than cleaning.

everydayaschoolday Thu 21-Aug-14 20:37:59

I feel the same. I thought I missing the point. I now only use my steam mop for the floors, and even then I still use the Aldi floor spray cleaner in conjunction with the steam mop. I think I just have a need to scrub and use cleaning products.

Daddypigsgusset Thu 21-Aug-14 22:39:15

The only thing I use my steamer for is cleaning my oven (along with ovenpride! ) as I find it easier than keep wetting a sponge. Totally useless and a waste of time for cleaning any surfaces

thenightsky Thu 21-Aug-14 22:45:53

God I love mine! I did use all my tesco vouchers on an expensive one though.

My toilets are all fresh as a daisy now I've blasted all the years of dried on bloke wee out of the hinges and the shower screen corners are like new. The washing machine drawer no longer harbours black mould and the dishwasher hinges and hard to reach bits have all been blasted clean. I do all the floors a lot often as its so much easier than boiling kettles and getting mop buckets out.

Best of all... my chest freezer that was coated in such thick ice the lid wouldn't shut properly is now ice free after being thoroughly defrosted and re-filled within half an hour!

Daddypigsgusset Thu 21-Aug-14 23:27:05

Ahhhhh. The toilet hinges! Thank you, I was going to buy a new seat smile

erin99 Thu 21-Aug-14 23:32:44

I've never tried mine on the bath. It's quite good on cupboard doors and windows. Mind you, so is Windolene smile. I don't think there is a trick to it really.

Washing machine drawer is a good idea though, mine is rank.

ghostisonthecanvas Fri 22-Aug-14 08:19:32

Thanks for the washing machine idea. Actually managed to make a good job of the shower but I think it warped the plastic bits on the bottom of the door. I have a septic tank so think I will persevere. I used it on the walls beside the toilet shock Why can't boys aim better?

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