5 reasons why you need a steam cleaner
Save valuable cleaning time around all areas of your home with an efficient, versatile steam cleaner. You’d be amazed what they can do…
Cleaning your floorboards and tiles is super-easy with a steam mop – banishing dirt, dust and stains with nothing but hot air.
These upright mops have a built-in water tank that creates hot jets of dry steam that penetrate the mop-head to deep-clean the floor.
With a 2-in-1 steam mop you can even clean windows, upholstery and bathroom tiles as the water tank can be detached and used as a handheld cleaner with attachments like squeegees and scrubbing brushes.
With a steam cleaner you can…
1. Spend less on cleaning products
How many different cleaning products do you have stashed away in your cupboards? Maybe you have separate sprays for the bathroom, windows, mirrors and floors?
Ditch the sprays for a steam cleaner – which can replace many of them, so you don’t need to buy expensive cleaning products. They save time as well as money, shifting the dirt much more quickly than if you were using a traditional mop.
2. Say goodbye to harsh chemicals
No one really likes those chemical smells of bleach and detergents wafting about the place. They do nothing to create a homely environment – no matter how much bread you bake. Cleaning using just water and heat instead is safe for children and pets. And it’s practically odourless too. Some steam cleaners do have the option of adding detergent to your water though.
3. Make your home nicer for allergy sufferers
Because of its high temperature, the steam alone is enough to kill bacteria and mould without any harmful chemicals. All the dirt is trapped in the mop pads, meaning you're not just shifting it from one thing to another.
Beds, sofas and soft toys can be riddled with dust mites, causing allergies and asthma in some people. Regular steam cleaning can keep your home hygienic.
4. Enjoy fast-drying floors
It’s typical – you’re late to drop the kids off at school and you need to get their packed lunch out of the fridge. But if you do, you’ll dirty the kitchen floor you’ve just mopped.
A steam mop will solve this problem as most don't leave floors as wet as a traditional mop, so floors tend to dry extremely quickly.
5. Dazzling shine for far less work
Why is it that you can never seem to get hard floors and worktops looking clean and sparkly however much muscle-power you put in? You'll get far superior results with a steam cleaner as it won't leave a cloudy residue over surfaces.
Steam cleaners we love
Harness the power of steam with our favourite cleaners…
Pet owners will love the VAX Steam Fresh Combi Classic. It’s a 2-in-1 mop and handheld steam cleaner that:
- mixes detergent (optional) with water for a fresher smell
- gets right into corners with angled, swivel-head mop
- effortlessly lifts food stains, paw prints and everyday grime
- leaves windows sparkling and deep-cleans tile grouting
Busy families will love the Shark Lift-Away. It’s a 2-in-1 mop and handheld steam cleaner that:
- is very easy to set up and use
- has a reversible mop – go longer between changing pads
- adjust steam pressure to suit mopping or scrubbing
- fast-drying – kitchen doesn’t have to stay out of bounds