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Do you own a steam cleaner?

Asked by jca (35997points) February 20th, 2017

I am considering purchasing a steam cleaner – not the type for clothing but the type for upholstery and cleaning.

Like this:

About $140. I’ve been researching Youtube videos and they say you can clean a lot of different types of things with them – car interiors, upholstery, carpeting, tile floors, shower tiles, the list goes on and on. They don’t require chemicals, just water that gets heated up to 200 degrees F.

I just had some body work done on my car which is 2 years old. Some clothes detergent spilled on the rear seats so I am considering the steamer to clean the seats, carpeting, and then in the house I can use it for the floors and other stuff.

Do you own something like this?

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Seek's avatar

I have a handheld Shark Steam-thingie. I bought it at a yard sale or Goodwill or something. It’s completely useless. Doesn’t accomplish a bloody thing a damp cloth wouldn’t do faster.

I was looking into getting another spot-cleaner – I used to have the Bissell LittleGreen, and it ran fine for about a year with reasonably heavy use – but they’re like $100 now (my first one was $40) so I just grabbed a small wet/dry Craftsman Shop Vac from Sears today for $30 (h/t to @LuckyGuy for the idea) and now have much cleaner upholstery.

johnpowell's avatar

I have one similar to this and I love it.

But I mostly use it clean the the bathroom. It just melts junk away and then I wipe up with a paper towel.

It does have a upholstery attachment but I never use that.

JLeslie's avatar

I have a Bissel carpet cleaner, but it does use chemicals. I think I could use it without the chemicals and it would still accomplish a lot. I like it very much. I have been able to get stains out, and I feel like it deep cleans well to keep the carpet in good condition.

I probably didn’t help since I didn’t directly answer your question.

ucme's avatar

Indeed I do, Theresa our head maid, charming woman.

kritiper's avatar

To remove common laundry soap, wet the area some and blot/absorb the moisture with a clean dry towel. You may have to do this more than once to remove all of the soap.

Dutchess_III's avatar

I do. I picked it up at a thrift shop.

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