Seeking information on steam cleaners

@JudyEv (130589)
Bunbury, Australia
October 26, 2017 6:51pm CST
Firstly, just in case you don’t want to read further, the photo has no relevance to the text. While we were at my son’s place in Ireland I used a steam cleaner to clean the motor-home as it had been left untended for six or eight months. I was very impressed with the job it did and now I’m thinking of getting one for myself. I don’t want an expensive model, just one to do general cleaning. So I’m wondering if any myLotters have a steam cleaner and what advice/information they might like to give me about them.
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@DianneN (82484)
• United States
27 Oct
OT suggested a Bissell to me. We have a small steam cleaner, but the Bissell was one of the highest rated. I wonder if you can get it in Australia. We are getting two, one for here and one for Florida for the tile floors. Good luck!
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@JudyEv (130589)
• Bunbury, Australia
27 Oct
Thanks for that info. Yes, it is available in Australia. Vince is looking at some while he is in Bunbury. I was really impressed with my son's.
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@DianneN (82484)
• United States
27 Oct
@JudyEv I hope you find a good and inexpensive one. There are so many!
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@JudyEv (130589)
• Bunbury, Australia
27 Oct
@DianneN Thanks. Are you happy with it? In its cleaning power? I guess I'm talking steam cleaners in general. I've never had one.
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@hostessman (9785)
• Tucson, Arizona
27 Oct
we have one,,a bissell that we use and it does a good job
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@JudyEv (130589)
• Bunbury, Australia
27 Oct
We can get Bissell here so I'll suss it out. Thanks.
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@snowy22315 (51256)
• United States
27 Oct
I have a Bissell Little Green Steam cleaner. I use it on my carpets. I could have sold you one if I knew you needed it..I just sold a smaller steam cleaner [ to someone..however,,,I am sure it would cost a fortune to send it Australia! The only people who seem to be able to ship things cheaply here are the Chinese!
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@JudyEv (130589)
• Bunbury, Australia
27 Oct
Chinese tools and appliances are cheap as chips here too. At first the quality was good - I'm talking about power tools - but lately the quality has dropped off a lot. Again, you get what you pay for.
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@dodoazo (21035)
• Philippines
27 Oct
Recently I have bought a handy steam cleaner or we call it here as vacuum cleaner for my second-hand family van. I bought for Php3,000.00 ($60). The brand is Blast Vac2- turbo hand-powered vacuum. It's made in China. Have seen this?
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@JudyEv (130589)
• Bunbury, Australia
27 Oct
They seem to have it here but I'm not sure it's a steam cleaner. It doesn't mention 'steam'. Thanks for responding.
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@LadyDuck (171346)
• Switzerland
27 Oct
I do not have one, we have many wooden floors and a steam cleaner is not to be used with real wood.
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@JudyEv (130589)
• Bunbury, Australia
27 Oct
Our 'wood' floors are actually vinyl strips so steam cleaner would be okay for me. And I'd like one for the kitchen and bathroom tiles, etc.
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@LadyDuck (171346)
• Switzerland
27 Oct
@JudyEv I think that there are no problems for vinyl. The wife of the previous owner of our house used steam on the wooden floors, she made a mess. We needed a professional to treat the floor before moving in.
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@JudyEv (130589)
• Bunbury, Australia
27 Oct
@LadyDuck I'll start in a dark corner first. But the instructions are given for the heat, etc for various surfaces.
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@teamfreak16 (41175)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
29 Oct
We have a Bissel carpet cleaner. It does well. Not really familiar with other brands.
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@JudyEv (130589)
• Bunbury, Australia
29 Oct
We've found a Black and Decker that looks like it will suit us. Cleaning is my least favourite chore and anything that might make it a bit easier will be very welcome.
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@teamfreak16 (41175)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
29 Oct
@JudyEv - They've got a good reputation. My dad owned a lot of Black and Decker tools.
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@JudyEv (130589)
• Bunbury, Australia
30 Oct
@teamfreak16 They are probably made in China now like everything else .The cheap Chinese tools were great when they first starting appearing in our stores but the quality on some of the items has dropped substantially.
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@Jackalyn (6684)
• Oxford, England
27 Oct
I love them. I woild get mid lrice range one wih a guarantee.
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@JudyEv (130589)
• Bunbury, Australia
27 Oct
That's probably what I'll be doing. It's amazing what's on YouTube. Vince came back from the shop with a model number he thought might suit and we watched it being demonstrated on YouTube. Normally I wouldn't have thought of doing that.
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@Jackalyn (6684)
• Oxford, England
27 Oct
@JudyEv Youtube is my first resort when anything needs fixing! I have done all sorts using that place, including restoring green plastic garden chairs,
@sueznewz2 (10121)
• Alicante, Spain
28 Oct
I'm afraid not...like you...it is on my wish list... I hope you get some good ideas in the responses..
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@JudyEv (130589)
• Bunbury, Australia
28 Oct
We've seen a YouTube clip of a Black and Decker one in action so will probably go with that as it available nearby.
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@YrNemo (14396)
27 Oct
Never used one before but I am curious now after reading your post. Good luck with the search, hope you let us know what model, brand etc you end up buying.
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@JudyEv (130589)
• Bunbury, Australia
27 Oct
I will once I get it. It looks like being a Black and Decker.
@kepweng (17784)
• Waikoloa, Hawaii
27 Oct
whats the difference of steam cleaner in vacum cleaner?
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@JudyEv (130589)
• Bunbury, Australia
27 Oct
A steam cleaner cleans using steam then sucking up the dirt. I think that's the way it works. A vacuum cleaner just sucks up the dirt without using steam.
@Tampa_girl7 (25842)
• United States
27 Oct
I've never used one. Good luck picking one out.
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@JudyEv (130589)
• Bunbury, Australia
27 Oct
Thanks. I was pretty impressed with the YouTube demo of one that was recommended.
@jstory07 (69261)
• Roseburg, Oregon
27 Oct
The only time I used a steam cleaner I borrowed it from a friend. I think they work really good.
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@JudyEv (130589)
• Bunbury, Australia
27 Oct
I was really impressed with the one I used.