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best steam cleaner for all round use?

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schneebly Tue 25-Mar-08 09:05:45

I would want to use it for kitchen, bathroom, windows and upholstery too maybe. I would prefer small price grin


schneebly Tue 25-Mar-08 14:07:28


babyjjbaby Tue 25-Mar-08 16:03:51

a hometek one from pricedrop tv bid tv or speed auction tv they are like a cylinder vacuem and are fab and bout £20-£30

ColumboGoesBananas Thu 27-Mar-08 23:38:26

How small £ is small £? You get what you pay for unfortunately, but the Karcher ones are really fab.

I just got the SC1122 which is really really excellent and was £120 including loads of free cloths and nozzles. Have seen them on Ebay for £65 though, and I bet one of the less all singing all dancing models would be pretty damn good for less £££ too.

I just spent ages researching steam cleaners and in terms of performance for money Karcher is the best bet I reckon (german engineering) though Polti probably best overall but very £££.

I got mine from here which has them the cheapest as far as I could find.

I am in steam heaven! I will never mop again - no stupid slopping buckets and wipe wipe wipe just a quick going over with the cloth and floor tool and it came up a treat. Highchair cleaning now a joy. What a complete sad life I lead, you must be thinking...wait till you get one, then you will understand. Bit like having a kid really.

motheroftwoboys Fri 28-Mar-08 14:22:44

We have a Polti 2400 vaporetto which is FANTASTIC. Bought from John Lewis. It is totally addictive. We used the wallpaper stripper last week and it made the job much easier. It does everything you can think of but you have to be careful not to go at paintwork too heavily as it can melt it!! Particularly brilliant for shower cubicle.

ColumboGoesBananas Sat 29-Mar-08 13:52:54

I just sold my Karcher and bought a Polti! I'm evangelical about them.

MeMySonAndI Sat 29-Mar-08 13:58:34

where did you get it from?

ColumboGoesBananas Sat 29-Mar-08 20:32:59

Got mine from here free delivery and lowest price I could find after a good trawl...

MeMySonAndI Sat 29-Mar-08 21:36:03

Thank you

DJWasp Fri 25-Jan-13 11:33:52

Hi, thanks for the advice, was looking for steam cleaner too and didnt know where to start.
wanted all doing all singing one, so thank you for info, have just bought the Polti 2400!

ThingummyBob Fri 25-Jan-13 11:42:22

I've been thinking about a steam cleaner for a while, but my max budget would have to be about £80.

My step mum saw one on QVC but didn't mange to get the details for me sad

Does ayone know if I am dreaming at getting a decent-ish one his price? I'd want it for general houselhold cleaning as I struggle with scrubbing/wiping for longm, thing like bath, tiles and windows etc.

Nospringflower Fri 25-Jan-13 16:16:57

Came on here to look for info about steam mops. I only really want something to clean our wooden floors. Was looking at this Lakeland one but now am wondering if this shark one would be better. Any advice would be gratefully appreciated.

Alternatively should I just stick with my old fashioned mop?

Tinkerisdead Fri 25-Jan-13 16:22:32

Ive got the polti vaporetto comfort its a good all rounder for less than £80.00

Nospringflower Fri 25-Jan-13 16:59:32

Is the difference with the polti one a bit like the difference between hoovers - some prefer upright and some prefer cylinder or are there other differences? Thanks

ThingummyBob Fri 25-Jan-13 20:35:19

Thanks Doctor. I htink I will order one of those now! I've seen reviews that are good about polti so its time to take the plunge.

<<my house will finally be sparkling clean again soon grin >>

Tinkerisdead Fri 25-Jan-13 21:01:22

My one was on ideal world and my mum got one. She steam cleaned all my carpets and my oven and I was sold. Ideal world's are more expensive but they often do a demo on the model which is worth watching for tips.

racingheart Sat 26-Jan-13 21:17:44

Are these for carpets too? I'm looking for one that does carpets.
The Polti sounds brilliant.

e1y1 Sun 27-Jan-13 00:10:53


Do you mean this Steam Mop from QVC?

orchidee Sun 27-Jan-13 00:25:28

I have a Polti. It's gone out on loan to a few people over the years. What do you use yours for?

bootsycollins Sun 27-Jan-13 00:41:01

The Karcher window cleaner vac is excellent as is the Shark steam pocket mop no complaints. I've used a Lakeland steam mop also and it's decent, basic but effective and good price wise. The worst steam mop I've ever used is the Vax, I'd honestly rather get the mop and bucket out, useless.

Tinkerisdead Sun 27-Jan-13 14:27:33

I use my polti to steam mop floors, steam carpets, i clean my leather suite with it. I've done my hob, kitchen and bathroom but i prefer to do it with flash and then use the steamer to keep it fresh.

Think of it in terms of any hard surface you could get a bucket of water and wash it down but with the steam cleaner your wiping that moisture away so everything comes up clean but dry!

ThingummyBob Sun 27-Jan-13 15:14:09

e1y1, it might have been that one, I didn't see it.

The reviews of that one don't look great tbh. Have you used it?

Its around the price I have to spend, but I want the best possible for my cheapo budget grin

normanmac321 Sun 09-Mar-14 16:07:05

Some of the best steam cleaners for all round home use seem to be the Polti comfort or the smaller Vax models. I found some helpful reviews at this site

chocolatespiders Sun 09-Mar-14 18:08:25

I have been looking at these had decided on a vax or a karcher but now may get a polti!!!
Was hoping to use on car seat marks before it goes back to car company - anyone used one for this?

rollonthesummer Sun 09-Mar-14 19:17:15

I really want a steam cleaner but am put off by the Amazon reviews! For every one that has 200/400 5 star reviews, they seen to have 60 saying they're rubbish?! I wouldn't mind 5-6 bad reviews but none seem to have a generally good rating.

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