Table of Contents
- 1 Best Handheld Steam Cleaners For Fast Kitchen Hygiene
- 2 Upsides To Cleaning With Steam
- 3 The Best Steamer For Bed Bugs
- 4 Downsides To Handheld Steam Cleaners
- 5 Handheld Steam Cleaner Reviews
- 6 Bissell Steam Shot(8/15)
- 7 Vapamore Handheld Steam Cleaner (3/15)
- 8 DBTech Multi-Purpose Pressurized Steam Cleaning System (9/15)
- 9 Steamfast SF-210 Everyday Handheld Steam Cleaner (6/15)
- 10 Hoover Twin Tank Disinfecting Handheld Steamer (4/15)
- 11 Dirt Devil Easy Steam Handheld Steamer
- 12 So, The Best Handheld Steam Cleaners Are?
Best Handheld Steam Cleaners For Fast Kitchen Hygiene
[Updated 1 June 2020]Probably because I’m known to dislike cleaning yet have a dog and kids, I’m often asked how I go about fast sanitizing in the kitchen, and how to do it with as little effort as possible – well the answer is handheld steam cleaners, a Bissell handheld steam cleaner to be precise.
Steam from handheld steamers will kill germs and bacteria stone dead for up to 7 days, does it with a cup of water or less per room and without chemicals, though by all means use them on the stubborn stuff first time up.
I reckon since I started using handheld steam cleaners I’ve saved a couple of hours a week on time plus the energy – and where once I bleached, wiped, rinsed then dried, now I simply steam and wipe – use of air fresheners is way down too.
The steamer also takes all the creases out of clothes in minutes, sure you can get a special steamer for that, but why have extra clutter when these do the job extremely well?
Why use a handheld steamer at all, isn’t it better to get a big steam cleaner to do the whole house?
Not necessarily, they take longer to heat up and need storage space, which these little grime busters don’t. I can have it good to go and be sanitizing in two minutes.
The above is then usually followed by “Which might be the best handheld steam cleaners to do the business then?”
After a bit of cheerful unscientific research conducted by asking around amongst those friends and teacher colleagues who use one, here are the plus and minus points we’ve come up with between us.
Upsides To Cleaning With Steam
On the whole, most of us agree our steam cleaner has neverbeen stuck in a cupboard and is used weekly if not daily for things like the cooker top and the oven (you don’t still clean your oven by scrubbing do you?).
We all think you’ll be both delighted and disgusted to see just how much-hidden muck gets loosened and shifted the first time you apply steam – I thought my home was clean and got a totally revolting shock!
Don’t be disappointed if the first use doesn’t completely shift everything, it will have loosened way more than has come off and subsequent use should see even deep grime cleaned away.
You don’t need chemicals, really you don’t! However, note most handheld steam cleaners come with brush attachments and this should give you the clue that some scrubbing is needed for stubborn stuff, at least the first time you clean it with steam. Subsequent cleans are a lot easier and you can wipe rather than scrub.
One real bonus is discovering the true color of your bathroom grout for the first timeMatt, Music Dept
It seems on the whole you get what you pay for and very cheap ones are more inclined to develop leaks than a good brand name, many of which are just a few dollars more in cost but a hundred dollars better in quality. That’s not to say those featured here are expensive, far from it, except the Hoover which has twin tanks.
Steam also makes your home smell incredibly fresh, it lifts and removes stale smells from clothes, carpets and soft furnishings (including whiffy dog beds upon which it works absolutewonders).
These machines are compact, easy to store, and are a great choice if you’re looking to steam clean on a small scale or regularly sanitize kitchen and bathroom – I’ve got a bigger steamer for floors and use it fairly regularly for bigger jobs.
But when you’re under pressure for time, the brain seems to be wayward and only considers how long it takes to get it out, set it up and then heat up, at which point mine stayed in the cupboard, whereas the handheld gets filled and used – really they arethateasy.
Better quality steamers use the same amount of water yet they steam for longer. Basically, this means the steam is hotter and dryer, so much more effective and less water to wipe away – but that doesn’tmean you need to spend out on a big machine either.
The Best Steamer For Bed Bugs
Bed bugs and how to kill, control and contain them is a whole big subject are on which entire books have been written – there’s plenty of good information here on thisWiki page about bed bugs, if you need to know more.
The short version and where a bed bug killing steamer cleaner is sought, is to look for one which does have a bit of pressure built up to penetrate the mattress as far as possible – handheld steamers will only take killing steam down about an inch – maybe two if you’re lucky – they do a great job on pillows though and get right through them.
Keep in mind unless you use a standard sized steamer and are prepared to dry the mattress (it will get damp but will also kill most if not all bed bugs) then follow up weekly with a handheld steamer, the bed bugs will still be there, but much less active. The only real sure way is to kill them,thenget a proper mattress cover.
Handheld steamers will only control them.
For this specifically, I’d look at the Dirt Devil and the Vapamore, (both below). They have a bit of pressure in the steam delivery and probably a bit more even than the Bissell.
Dust mites come under the same advice, only they really are dangerous to those with an allergy or to asthma sufferers.
Downsides To Handheld Steam Cleaners
If you’re looking at handhelds then check the water tank size and estimated running time per fill-up. Some only generate steam for very short bursts before you need to stop and refill – again the best steam cleaners hold the same amount yet go for much longer.
Refilling may not seem much bothered, but you have to wait for them to cool down for a good few minutes before you can safely open the top – even then, use a good thick oven mitten and take a lotof care.
Unless you want to be messing around with extension cables, make sure the power cord is long enough to give you the reach you need from your nearest socket to where you intend to clean – I tripped over a lead on the vacuum once,notfunny!
Don’tReturn It By Mistake!
Most steamers are tested in the factory before being packaged up and there are water droplets still clinging to them. I can understand when it arrives and you take it out the box, you could easily think you’ve been sent a used or returned item – the probability is, it will still be damp from the test.
Your Expectations Of Steam Cleaning – Some Words Of Caution
We are so used to the sheer power of pressure washing, there is an expectation of the same amount of oompf from a steam cleaner. Guess what – steam cleaning isn’t about whooshing power and blasting grime everywhere.
Steaming to clean is the application of very hot and incredibly fine water vapor to nasty yucky mucky things which can then be easily wiped clean – would you really want to use a powerful blast on elderly grout or the inside rim of the toilet? One could be cleaning you-know-what off the ceiling for hours!
If by this point you still can’t decide what type of steamer you want, never mind which brand or model – go have a read of this really clear explanation ofsteam cleanersboth handheld and upright – it also takes a quick look at pros and cons. The article is on a UK newspaper site and is as helpful as anything else out there.
Handheld Steam Cleaner Reviews
It’s fair to say that between us we have mostly cheap, popular and quite powerful little machines (remember powerful doesn’t mean blasting yuck…). There really aren’t any complaints between fifteen of us, other than running time and the availability of new attachments. The following handheld steamer reviews arein order of the number of us that have that model– the numbers look a bit odd because several people have more than one handheld steamer and use it for clothes not cleaning – I told you this was unscientific!
Bissell Steam Shot(8/15)
The Bissell Steam Shot is my weapon of choice so I can give a personal view. “buy it” springs to mind but is even less scientific! I chose the Bissell for steaming time and power, by which I mean stem does have a little oompf with it, without blowing grout out from between the tiles.
The water tank only holds 6.6 ounces but that equals 10 – 15 minutes ofveryhot steam. The first time I cleaned very dirty tiles was in my sisters new home – new to them that is.
I guess it took a lot of elbow grease plus three tanks to do the shower and another tank for each of the other (equally awful) bits of bathroom ceramic. Ugh.
But once done, it’s stayed done and she does quick weekly steam clean like always.
For use in the kitchen, I love it. One ten-second blast and trash cans smell of nothing, hobs, and even ovens are a breeze because nothing cuts through baked-on grease and fat like steam, again the first time can be painful – but once done you keep it clean and fragrant very easily. Try using silicone oven liners to cut down on any cleaning, just give the liner quick steam and wipe every week, or after a heavy baking session.
Prolonged use is okay for the machine but may not be for your hand and arm, at least not until you’ve used it a few times. The Bissell is very good quality and feels it, but that quality makes it a solid machine and not overly lightweight, but no heavier than most others either. I use it with the hose extension mostly, so can put the steamer down to use, rather than carry it everywhere.
Filling and refilling are easy, I usually use an oven mitt and loosen the lid to release steam gradually, once off it will cool faster enabling a faster refill. Highly recommended at the price, eight out of 15 of us have this or an earlier model and all of us would happily recommend it to a friend – Check the current price of the Bissell Steam Shothere.
Vapamore Handheld Steam Cleaner (3/15)
Not a lightweight option at 3 1/2 lb, nor the cheapest at $129, the Vapamore nevertheless boasts the largest array of accessories – I haven’t counted them and compared, but there sure are plenty of cleaning accessories included. It also comes with a lifetime warranty – really, no joking.
All three colleagues who have this model have bought it since December 2013 and oddly enough its been bought by men for either house, garage, car or all three, maybe the grey is a more masculine color – more professional and workmanlike possibly!
One of these colleagues is a science teacher and he uses the steamer to kill bed bugs – actually I think most of us do.
Continual steaming is okay for up to 5 minutes, but you do then need to give the steam time to build up again – this is the same with all of them. In fact the Vapamore 75 probably gives longer than others – certainly, the Bissell needs a break every few minutes to rebuild the steam and put it under a bit of pressure.
All three Vapamore owners say it does produce quite a powerful jet of steam, allowing for the fact this is not a pressure washer – all three are delighted with it and say it’s the best steam cleaner for grout – I’ve not used it so can’t say, other than they all clean bathroom grout pretty well, but you do need to scrub a bit the first time.
None of them mention the handy carry case that comes with it, whereas on Amazon reviews women in particular like it to keep the accessories together and for travel – all these handheld steamers do agreatjob on clothes and are a real asset if you’re on the road.
It sounds very posh and expensive but is neither. A very efficient and fast steamer, the DBTech comes with the usual attachments which include a brush, large and small nozzles, a hose extension nozzle and attachments for windows, doors, and clothes!
Not the one I have, this is owned and used daily by 9 of my sample group – but not for cleaning as the primary task, which is why it holds second place!
Oh yes, but not about the cleaning power – it cleans just fine, but not for very long. You only get six ounces of water into this at any one time, but unlike others with the same sized tank, it only gives you five to ten minutes steaming at most, making it too small for most of us who have biggish families.
But 4 of the 9 who have this, bought it for getting creases out of clothes fast – they never intended to clean with it and have another with longer steaming power. The other five whodid buy the DB to clean with say it’s fine and will sanitize kitchen sink and counters with one tank. Funnily enough, this group is either single or the chicks have flown the nest – way less mess!
The upside is weight. If you struggle to hold heavier appliances, this and the Clearmax Lightweight Steamer are great options – both feel incredibly light compared to my small but distinctly heavier Bissell and both are around the same price – you can check the currentprice of the DBTech at Amazonhere.
Like most handhelds, the Steamfast comes with a good range of attachments including a jet nozzle, an extension hose, a large nylon brush, a small nylon brush, a small brass brush and an innovative water measuring cup – clever as this one has a long narrow spout meaning you don’t need a funnel for the water.
Very similar to the Bissell, the Steamfast holds 6 ounces of water and steams for 10 to 15 minutes and also like the Bissell, it has no on/off switched but does have a thermostat so you don’t overheat. Two of my ‘sample group have this model and one or two have grumbles.
It doesn’t feel as robust as others but has lasted well, both having been in use for more than three years. This more flimsy feel isn’ta bad thing – the Steamfast is lightweight to use. The biggest moan is that if you tilt it when cleaning, boiling water can leak out – not so good. Overall both are happy with it and you can check the current price of theSteamfast SF210 here– but only one of them would recommend to a friend.
Of my sample group, 4 have got thisHoover Twin Tank model. Not everyone prefers chemical free and there are times as with my sister’s bathroom, that you could do with something extra – this offers a combination attack on bad stains.
But what folksreallylike and why they chose this one is the on/off switch.
I’m still trying to figure this one out because all handheld steamers have a thermostat to prevent overheating, I guess it’s a popular safety feature – or maybe to save power?
The most expensive model any of us have, the Hoover comes with a better than usual range of accessories, one of which is a longer flat nozzle which makes cleaning counter tops and shower walls much faster than you could do with the others, my Bissell included.
Is it really worth the extra dollars? Well, I’m not convinced one way or the other – go have a look for yourself and if you buy one let me know how it goes will you? (I’ve never used this one) but I can tell you they all love it and there are no complaints. Would they recommend to a friend? Yes, all of them would and some have been so pleased they got one immediately for a relative – which is as good a review as you’ll get.
At the middle of prices but still cheap for the value you’ll get, is theDirt Devil Easy Steam Handheld Steamer. My brother bought himself one for his workshop, it seems bizarre but when he rebuilds an engine, the steam cleans all the bits, same with garden tools, the mower positively sparkles.
I used it around his house while my sister-in-law looked on, no doubt amused at having her faucets cleaned. I like it as much as the Bissell, it puts out an excellent blast of steam and doesn’t splutter as some do.
The steam is so hot it’s almost dry, which is exactly what you want for mattresses and the kid’s toys. It weighs about the same as the Bissell, maybe a little bit less and comes with a full set of accessories.
One weakness is the hose which is not as robust as my model and it split after a few months. Boys being boys he repaired it with duct tape and then rang customer service. They didn’t twitch! Just sent out a replacement part no questions asked, and no they didn’t want the faulty one back!
The other steamers people have are old models now, 2 of my sample group got them years ago and one of those has no brand name on it at all, so not much help from them.
So, The Best Handheld Steam Cleaners Are?
Err…any of these actually and probably most of the rest of what’s available – I might give the Steamfast a miss if it leaks when tipped because my Bissell doesn’t and none of the other steamers have this reported either – though it is lightweight to use. I liked the Dirt Devil a lot and would buy that one if the Bissell didn’t exist.
I also have a feeling that the Vapamore is a nice machine and it comes with a lifetime warranty – now that’sconfident!
The handheld steam cleaners featured above are just a few of what’s available – if you like something, read a few customer reviews and you’ll soon get a feel for other buyers opinions, good or bad.
Other than that I’d saydon’t either, just get what’s on sale or the one you like the look of most and get steaming – because once you have, I promise you won’t go back to to the old days or old ways of cleaning and sanitizing your home with bleach and other harsh chemicals, not to mention the scrubbing!
The link below will take you to the best sellers on Amazon right now, so go check prices and reviews out to get the best bang for your bucks.
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That's why we recommend using a steam mop to clean cabinets. They're especially helpful for people searching for steps on how to clean wooden kitchen cabinets, since wood can be a tricky material to clean. Just make sure the cabinets you're cleaning are sealed wood, otherwise the steam may damage them.Is steam cleaning better than mopping? ›
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Steaming is an effective way to get wrinkles out of almost any fabric—it requires less space to use a steamer (especially if you use a handheld steamer), and it takes less time and effort than ironing does. Plus, there are plenty of other benefits—even health related!What Cannot be steam cleaned? ›
Here are a few things you shouldn't clean with steam vapor: Anything that can be damaged due to heat exposure, such as water-based paint and cardboard. Porous surfaces, such as stucco, brick, and marble. Large industrial spaces and food plants.What should I look for when buying a steam cleaner? ›
Things to consider
Twin tank – Can be refilled while in use to give constant steam. Squeegee – For streak-free clean windows. Upholstery tool – To tackle stains and keep sofas and chairs looking refreshed. Angled jet nozzle – To reach tricky corners.
What Should I Use? Good quality tap water. If you don't have issues with hard water stains and buildup, your tap water is good.What liquid do you put in a steam cleaner? ›
Only Use Water in the Reservoir
With the exception of a few models that have dual functions, steam mops are typically designed to be used with water and nothing else. The steam alone does a great job of cleaning the floor.
- Windex Multi-Surface & Disinfectant Spray (Works really well with a steam mop or steamer to clean & disinfect your floors & other surfaces)
- Puracy Multi-Surface Spray (A mild cleaner that uses organic & eco-friendly ingredients)
So, where does the dirt go when you steam clean? Actually, it doesn't go anywhere. Instead, the heat and vapour of steam cleaning ensure that all the unwanted substances or stains are fully broken down and easy to get rid of.Will a steam cleaner remove baked on grease? ›
High temperature steam disinfects and sanitizes almost any kitchen surface. Surfaces cleaned with steam dry faster than those cleaned with water. Steam gets into the cracks and crevices that are normally hard to reach or impossible to clean otherwise. Steam dissolves sticky kitchen grease quickly and easily.What is best for cleaning greasy kitchen cabinets? ›
Soap and Water
Most greasy areas will only need one thing: warm, soapy water. (After all, dish soap was designed to cut through grease!) First, soften the grease on the cabinets with a sponge that's damp with warm water, then clean with a soap-and-water-soaked sponge, toothbrush, or small scrub brush.
The beauty of steam cleaning is that it effectively trades heat for chemicals without sacrificing strength. When used correctly, what a steam cleaner is used for is to kill 99.99% of germs and bacteria. It's a safe, healthy, eco-friendly, all-natural way to clean your home from top to bottom.Can I put vinegar in my steam mop? ›
Add 1/4 cup of white distilled vinegar to the rinse water in the steam cleaner's water reservoir. The white vinegar will aid in neutralizing odors that may be present in your carpet, upholstery, and other furnishings.Does steam cleaning remove stains? ›
Steam cleaning removes stubborn tough stains, dirt, grease and more while also sanitizing surfaces by removing allergens and pathogens. One of the most useful applications of steam cleaning units is to clean upholstery, fabric furniture and mattresses.Are bamboo steamers better than metal? ›
The main benefit of the bamboo steamer (versus an electric or metal steamer) is that the moisture is absorbed into the bamboo, controlling the humidity and avoiding any unpleasant broiling.Is Philips handheld steamer good? ›
Very convenient for traveling and suitable for any delicate fabric. It does the job right, but in order to be portable, the water tank is quite small. It is more of a vertical steamer. If you are looking for a handy, lightweight steamer that removes wrinkles out of almost all kinds of fabrics.Can you steam clean doors? ›
Clean Door and Window Glass
A steam cleaner's squeegee attachment is a great tool for cleaning shower walls, glass doors and windows. Just let the water in the cleaner heat up and go to work.
These appliances use only clean, cold, tap water.
Whether you are using a descaler you purchased or making your own from simple baking soda and water, cleaning is the same. Mix your purchased descaler or mix 1 1/2 oz. of baking soda with one quart of clean water.Can I clean mirror with steam cleaner? ›
Mirrors can be cleaned without the need for any detergents or household remedies when you use a steam cleaner. The hot steam loosens even stubborn dirt effortlessly: Firstly, evenly steam the glass surface using the hand nozzle and the microfibre cover, and loosen the dirt by rubbing.Why is my floor sticky after I steam mop? ›
Sticky floors happen when you have not passed the mop to remove too much cleaning solution or the wrong cleaning solution. It can also be due to dirty water used in rinsing your mop.How many watts is a good steam cleaner? ›
Typical steam cleaners can use anywhere from 1000 to 1800 watts. (For comparison sake, a typical lamp uses about 60 watts, while a typical computer uses about 365 watts).How long should a steam cleaner last? ›
We have had some customers who have had their steam cleaners for 5-8 years and are still going strong. For less expensive models like the steam mops or handhelds, you should probably expect more like 3-6 years of consistent use.Should I mop or steam first? ›
Do: Wipe up excess dirt before steaming. Steam mops essentially employ steam to loosen grime, which the mop head then clears away, but there's no suction element in this appliance. This means that surface dirt will need to be vacuumed or swept up before you begin or you'll only succeed in pushing dirt across the house.Do you use boiling water to steam? ›
Steaming is a method of cooking that requires moist heat. The heat is created by boiling water which vaporizes into steam. The steam brings heat to the food and cooks it. Unlike boiling, the food is separate from the water and only comes into direct contact with the team.What happens if you don't use distilled water in steam cleaner? ›
The minerals and salts that are often found in hard water and its other unfiltered forms can wear down metal over time through a process known as corrosion. Therefore, if you use hard water in your clothing steamer, you could damage the metal parts within it and eventually cause the entire system to fail.Can I add laundry detergent to my steam cleaner? ›
Clean your steam cleaner with water and empty it. Pour some water and add laundry detergent to it. Mix it well. Power on it and use it similarly to the way you use vacuum cleaners.How do you make homemade steam cleaner solution? ›
1 cup of distilled white vinegar, 2 gallons hot water, and 1/2 to 1 cup of Borax, diluted. This got our carpets SO clean and fresh!
If so, adding a few drops of orange, lemon or lavender essential oil on the steam mop cover will not only disinfect the floors, but make your house smell great in the process!!!Can I put disinfectant in my steam cleaner? ›
You cannot put anything in a steam cleaner because detergents and disinfectants contaminate the interior of the cleaner and produce harmful chemicals. You can put vinegar inside your steamer because it sanitizes and kills damaging bacteria.Can I steam clean shower glass? ›
Fill SteamMachine with DISTILLED WATER and let it preheat per instructions. 2. In your first section, spray the glass with vinegar, letting it soak around 2 minutes. on your SteamMachine, scrub the glass from top to bottom while steaming.Can you steam clean a mattress? ›
Steam cleaning – sweat, dirt and stains can easily penetrate beyond the top layer of your mattress so treat it to a steam clean every few months. Vacuum the mattress first, run the steam cleaner across the whole surface then allow to dry.Can you steam clean oven glass? ›
If your oven has no steam-clean function but you have a steam cleaner, you can use the device on your oven's glass, metal, and enamel, employing the brush or scraper attachment on grease and baked-on crud. Just remember that steam is hot!Does vinegar dissolve baked on grease? ›
Clean Grease FAQ
White vinegar can remove grease. Wet a rag or sponge with vinegar and saturate the greasy area. Then, wipe it up. It should cut the grease almost immediately but it's important to only use it on glass, metal and other non-porous surfaces.
Steam cleaning ovens only take 30 minutes to 1 hour to clean, while self-cleaning ovens can take between 2 and 4 hours. Steam cleaning ovens don't require the oven to heat up as much as self-cleaning ovens do. Self-cleaning ovens will do a better job of cleaning your oven than steam cleaning does.Why are my kitchen cabinets sticky after cleaning? ›
Related Articles. The sticky residue found on your kitchen cupboards is usually caused by cooking grease and dirt, but it may also be the residues left by some cleaners. No matter what its source, a sticky residue is unappealing and damaging to your kitchen cabinets.How do I clean thick grease build up on my kitchen cabinets? ›
Create a cleaning solution with 1-part baking soda, 2 parts warm water and the lemon juice. Add the solution to a spray bottle and spray the liquid onto the kitchen cabinets. Leave for 2-3 minutes, allowing the baking soda to work its magic. Use the soft sponge to gently scrub the grease away.Does vinegar dissolve grease? ›
Vinegar's acidity helps cut through grease easily. Spray some vinegar and water mix onto a splattered stovetop, let it sit for 10 minutes, and then scrub down with soapy water. It should wipe right off. If not, leave it to sit a bit longer.
Best Commercial Professional Steam Cleaner—Dupray Steam Cleaner. Capable of reaching temperatures of 275°F, as far as commercial-grade steam cleaners go, Dupray's heavy-duty steam cleaners are where it's at. This steam cleaner sterilizes a range of surfaces and kills all pathogens, viruses, and bacteria.What is the best material for a steamer? ›
Material. Most steamer pots are made from high-quality stainless steel because this material is rust and corrosion resistant, and can withstand high amounts of heat. Such products are highly durable and long-lasting, ensuring you can use the product to its full potential.Is bamboo or stainless steel steamer better? ›
Bamboo steamers are visually attractive, promote even cooking, and can be used as serving dish. However, if you like the ability for your steamer to reach a higher temperature as well as last a very long time, then a stainless steel steamer may be the better choice.Which is better bamboo or metal steamer? ›
Bamboo steamers have a tightly woven lid that keeps steam from escaping. The process is sometimes slower than using a metal basket, but it's also more effective; bamboo absorbs some of the excess moisture while cooking, rather than allowing the steam to re-condense into water and drip back onto your food.What should I look for when buying a handheld vacuum? ›
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- Don't forget the waste container.
What can I steam clean? Steam cleaners can be safely used on many household surfaces, including sealed tile, hardwood floors, grout, sinks, tubs, countertops, carpets, mattresses, upholstery, showers, ovens, stove tops, grills, glass, and more.