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How a Steam Cleaner Works & Why you Should Get One

For many, the modern home is not complete without a steam cleaner (or steam mop), and who can blame them? They are multi-functional, well-priced, versatile, and modern. In this article, we are going to answer some of the most pressing questions out there in relation to steam cleaners, and hopefully, we can shed some light on why exactly buying a steam cleaner for your home might just be one of the best purchases that you can make right now.

How do steam cleaners work?

Regardless of what steam cleaner you buy, most will work in the same way, once you turn it on, water is heated until it is beyond the boiling point. This will cause heated vapour to come from the machine. This pressurised water vapour is amazing because it not only loosens dirt, but it helps to kill bacteria, get rid of stubborn mould and is even known to get rid of bed bugs. For that, it is so much more reliable than a simple mop and bucket.

What can a steam cleaner be used for?

Steam cleaners can be used for a range of cleaning activities and are great ways to keep various appliances and floor types clean in your home. Here are a couple of ways that you can use your steam cleaner that you might not have heard of:

To Clean Your Microwave: Yes, steam cleaners are great for microwave cleaning. If you are tired of using baking soda or other traditional methods, why not use a steam cleaner instead? Steam will loosen up any stubborn dirt and all you need to do is simply wipe it off with a cloth. Seeing as the steam is so hot, it can also act as a disinfectant.

To Clean Backsplash in the kitchen: Nobody likes cleaning up backsplash from their hob but having a steam cleaner makes the process so much easier for everyone. Steam cleaners will not only get rid of dirt, but they will also kill off germs and bacteria. Ideal for keeping your kitchen clean and safe.  

To de-grease an oven: This has to be one of the best features of a steam cleaner. Ovens will often get caked with hard-to-clean residue, and as such, this can be very difficult to clean effectively. By simply using a steam cleaner on your oven, you can loosen up any residue and quickly get rid of any funky smells that may be lying about. 

What is a steam cleaner best for?

A steam cleaner is great for cleaning hard surfaces. The high heat helps it to get rid of any excess germs or dirt. You can always use it on other surfaces or appliances, but it is typically best to use it on harder surfaces, like tiles, laminates or wooden floors. Just be sure that you don't over-saturate the wood as this can cause warping. Some steam cleaners will come with attachments for cleaning sofas, carpets, and curtains. These models can be used for floor and also transform to handheld.

What to look for when buying a steam cleaner?

There are always a number of key components that you should take into consideration before buying any household appliance or item. Here are some of the key things to consider before you purchase a steam cleaner from one of our 23 stores nationwide or online.

Price: Price will always be an important consideration for any buyer. However, the cost will often depend on the type of steamer you purchase. Handheld steam cleaners and steam mops can be found at very reasonable prices that won’t feel like a huge investment. Some models of cylinder and vapor steam cleaners can get very pricey, but they’re useful for a wider variety of jobs and could potentially save you money on other cleaning products, as well as save you time in the long run. Many of the steam cleaners that we stock in-store are well-priced though, so you won’t need to worry too much about the cost.

Accessories and Attachments: Most steamers will come with a basic set of attachments and that is fine, but what if you want something a little different or more versatile? That is where the accessory list comes in handy. Be sure to check what type of accessories are included with the steam cleaner before you jump straight into a purchase, after all, there is no point in having a steam cleaner that doesn’t let you clean what you need to clean or do what you need to do.

Noise: The worst thing that anyone can buy is an appliance that is noisy. After all, we all want a little peace and quiet in our homes. If you’re concerned about how loud your steam cleaner will be, then consider looking for models that advertise being quieter than usual and check what reviewers say about the noise levels. Unfortunately, not all steamers will provide this luxury. Some products may list a decibel level in their specs. If this is listed, it will give you a pretty good idea of how loud you can expect the device to be. 


Can you steam clean your windows?

You most certainly can, and you don’t need any chemicals, just the steam itself will be enough. This makes steam cleaning super-efficient and easy to do

Will a steam cleaner clean bacteria and germs?

Yes, steam cleaners are great for killing bacteria and germs as well as loosening up any excess dirt or grime that can be found not only around the kitchen but around the home.

Are steam cleaners expensive?

The answer is it depends, and it really depends on a few things. For one, it depends on how often you might use it and what you need it to do. It will also depend on your budget and what you are expecting to pay. However, most of the cleaners in our collection are well priced, so you won’t have to worry.