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Reddit reviews: The best steam cleaners, steam mops & accessories

We found 133 Reddit comments discussing the best steam cleaners, steam mops & accessories. We ran sentiment analysis on each of these comments to determine how redditors feel about different products. We found 54 products and ranked them based on the amount of positive reactions they received. Here are the top 20.

Top Reddit comments about Steam Cleaners, Steam Mops & Accessories:

u/LopsidedMidget · 3 pointsr/parrots

I've never had this particular problem, but /r/askvet might be a good place to xpost this. Also, if you get the correct antibiotic information (dosage, etc.) there you can probably take your bird to a general vet and get what you need. So, not all is lost, you just need to get creative! :) While I'm sure you've done your research, according to this article it looks like your bird is in stage 2 of 3, which should be helped by antibiotics (I hope!).

Additionally, what's the bird's diet like? After reading through the article it seems like that's a leading cause of this particular problem.. If you can get them, butternut squash, broccoli, and carrots are all very healthy for birds and high in vitamin A and calcium, which two things that you'll need to add to your bird's diet to help him/her overcome the problem. Based on what I've found online, cutting down on the amount of protein intake will also help a lot (many nuts and seed are high in protein/fat - as I'm sure you're probably already aware..).

On a separate note, I'd remove any and all "grooming/pedicure" perches from his/her cage. They can dry out and continue to cut up your bird's feet, causing an infection.. Which would suck.. Keep everything as clean as possible, and do what you can for the poor little guy/girl to keep them comfortable. I found a post on here from about a year ago that asked something along the lines of "what's the best cleaning stuff that you've invested in" and noticed that someone posted something about hand steamers for cleaning and picked one up to try out for myself. It's not faster than a sponge and wet paper towels by any means, but you can do a much better job with stands, the bars, etc. by using it..

I hope this helped in some way.

u/Jenwith1N · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon
  1. Wine is fine, but if you drink too much you're guaranteed to have a hangover. Those are no fun. :/

  2. I know there's a broom on our list, but I prefer to travel in a more modern style. I'll grab the Bissell steam and SWEEP. Sweep is right there in the name, technically it does the same thing as a broom. Only better! Added bonus of getting to feel like one of the witches from Hocus Pocus. :D

  3. I know that we're supposed to buy our hats, but I'd much prefer to knit my own. Especially with this super soft super cute yarn.

  4. Books can take you anywhere you want to go! I want to go to space with some fat ladies and have colorful adventures!

  5. When I get my trunk I'm going to keep my treasures in it like a pirate!

    Bonus- Capes make you feel super. When you're super you need a super snack to keep yourself ready to thwart all those evil plans!
u/kaidomac · 2 pointsr/homemaking

I did a lot of research & settled on this amazing $79 steam mop from O-Cedar last year:

https://www.amazon.com/Cedar-Microfiber-Steam-Extra-Refill/dp/B00US9PSKU/

Notes:

  • Add water using the included cup, plug it in, turn it on - and in less than a minute, it's ready to go
  • No chemicals required due to hi-temp steam
  • Only requires water to operate (I haven't had any problems with my tap water a year into using it, fwiw)
  • It uses washable microfiber pads that stick on like velcro

    Tips:

  1. Push it slowly to allow the steam to do its just, don't use it quickly like a broom
  2. Hold it over really sticky spots for 30 seconds to let the steam do the work for you, then scrub it off
  3. It will self-evaporate due to the heat, so just give it a few minutes to steam off the floor - this steam mop system has made my floors feel better under bare feat than any mop or chemical cleaner or DIY cleaner mix I've tried previously!
  4. It's a boring approach, but divide your room into lines that you can reach with your arm, then start cleaning from the furthest point away from an opening into another room, use the mop in parallel lines side to side, then take a step back & do the next batch within arms reach; you have to go a bit slow for the steam to work, but this way you're not just mopping all over the map inefficiently - you actually get the job done surprisingly quickly this way, it's only a few minutes per room if you're willing to do it slowly in chunks
  5. I'd recommend getting a pack or two of the aftermarket pads for cheaper than OEM - get a bunch of them, because they should (1) only be washed with other microfiber pads (otherwise they'll pick up lint), and (2) NOT be washed with fabric softener or bleach; this is a minor hassle, which is why I recommend getting a bunch of them, so then you can wash them together (I also use microfiber towels for drying my car after cleaning it)
  6. Some flooring manufacturers do not warranty the use of a steam mop on their product, so make sure you're aware of that fact; fwiw, I've been using it on my textured vinyl wood-plank flooring for a year now with no bad results, and tbh, I'd rather redo my flooring as needed & enjoy the convenience of using the steam mop for regular cleaning because it's such a lower hassle than using a regular mop (also tried a mop robot, wasn't a huge fan...the vacs are great but the mopping one was mediocre...and this cheapo model is so easy to use & quick that I don't mind steam-mopping my floors as needed)

    My overall cleaning kit is pretty simple:

  7. Small spills = paper towels (hard floors) or spray carpet cleaner (carpets)
  8. Mopping = O-Cedar steam mop
  9. Vacuuming & sweeping ("electric broom") = Shark duo stick vac (absolutely fantastic)
  10. Carpet cleaning (shampooing) = Hoover unit (with Carpet Miracle cleaner solution)

    My cleaning schedule is pretty simple:

  11. Clean up small spills immediately as they happen
  12. Vacuum & sweep daily using the Shark unit
  13. Mop twice a week using the O-Cedar unit (wash the pads as you get enough to run a laundry load)
  14. Carpet-clean once a month using the Hoover (I do half a room at a time & just move the furniture to the other side of the room to wash one half of the floor & then let it dry...makes the chore super-easy, instead of being a big huge job)

    It's really nice to have an instantly-usable set of good tools to do your daily cleaning functions with. I don't like cleaning for hours & hours or having to do a lot of heavy lifting...this setup enables me to quickly buzz through my chores so that my flooring stays clean all the time without much effort!
u/mamallama · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

If I won the first, i would adore a gift card towards this steam mop. its a little out of my price range so i've been putting off getting it. while cleaning the kitchen and bathrooms on my hands and knees may sound exotic, i assure you, its not.

as for a <$5 add on, i've got my eye on this whisk


i don't really have a fun story to go with either item. they're more functional than fun. a clean home is a happy home and a happy home makes for a happy mamallama.


Schmad on my add on

thanks for hosting a contest!!!

u/treesaremyfriends · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Oh I love hand made soaps!

Thyme oil would be an awesome additive to your soaps because it is a natural anti bacterial that was once used as anti fungal/cleanliness not only for wounds but in baths for royalty due to these reasons.

Although this steam mop is an expensive item, I think it is a worthy item to add to your wishlist based on their ability to clean without chemicals. Not only will it clean hard floors, it will clean carpets as well!

Seriously really want to try some of your hand made soap.

u/Earth_Bug · 1 pointr/homemaking

You might want something more like this, as that's what I have and I use several of the attachments just for the sofa itself.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00T56FK96/ref=cm_sw_r_other_awd_CkgAwbA49K0Y7

I use the steamer for many other things in my house like spots on the carpet/rugs, window sills in the bathroom that get mildewy in the cracks... all kinds of things! It really is a great tool to have around. One of those things that you never knew you needed until you have it lol!

The one you were looking at looks like it's only really used for wrinkles in things. Make sure though to test in an inconspicuous spot before attempting to do the whole sofa, I don't know if colors or other fabrics are effected by the high heat. I have tried my steamer on a faux silk dress that had a ton of wrinkles and it worked well for that.

Good luck! I hope you're able to bring your sofa back to life!

u/pasaroanth · 18 pointsr/HomeImprovement

2 important things to consider with tile that will make your life quite a bit easier:

  • Do NOT use white or light grout. Go with a darker color, I think it looks nicer (even on white subway tile) and when you clean the junk off the tile it doesn't stain the grout.

  • Use a steamer like this one, the one I own. It comes with a wide squeegee attachment that makes tile cleaning super-easy. It also will clean literally anything, I'm yet to find something it couldn't bring up..and it does it without smelly ass chemicals.

  • The best offense is a good defense. Clean it once a week instead of letting crap build up, it's much easier that way.

  • Make sure you use a good sealer on the grout. The more VOC and EPA warnings the better, seriously. If you can put it on without needing to open a window or feeling dizzy, it's not strong enough.
u/dweezil22 · 9 pointsr/HomeImprovement

Bona's great. I've also like Weiman Floor Cleaner. I'd say even more important is a good
pro grade dry mop for regular dust/grit cleanup (not any of that Swiffer BS). You should be able to find it cheaper at your local hardware store.

Story time: We custom built our house and at the end of the build the GC brought in one hardcore middle aged lady that spent 2-3 days cleaning the ENTIRE damn house from construction zone to spotless. She was superhuman. I was doing touchup painting and made sure to be very respectful of not dirtying up rooms that she had already cleaned and apparently she really appreciated it, as she left one of her dry mops with a nice note wishing us luck in our new house and saying this dry mop was the most important thing we'd need. She was right, you can dry mop an entire floor of the house in just a few minutes and it takes it from "this floor is covered in grit and cat hair" to "nice and clean". Then just proper mop occasionally. If you go too long between proper mops, it can be nice to steam mop to get the tough dirt that won't easily mop out.

u/Cyt6000 · 4 pointsr/TheGirlSurvivalGuide

I know this isn't what you're asking about exactly but I got myself an off-brand Roomba (The Ilife) and a steam mop and it has changed my life forever. The Ilife keeps up with the cleaning in my 1200 sqft apt extremely well even with my dog and the porch door left open for extended amounts of time. I've had the ILife for about 6 months and it's still running strong. Hasn't broke with me accidentally stepping on it, my 50lb bulldog trying to lay on it, and the dining room chair falling on it.

They also make bots that have a mopping attachment that's pretty cool, I've never tried it though. If you want to feel extra clean an air purifier will help quite a bit. It'll help keep dust down. That's my next big purchase.

u/purebredginger · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon
  1. Steam Mop!

  2. It's a great way to clean my apartment. I was supposed to get it as a Bday gift and it fell through, so I'm purchasing it myself. My apartment is entirely wood floors and steaming is the best way to clean it.

  3. Saving Private Ryan.

    Thanks for the contest!
u/the_friendly_dildo · 4 pointsr/ufyh

Get some Clorox Foaming Bleach (you can get it at Walmart or similar) and some magic erasers.

The floor looks lightly textured so you would need to be careful but you can also try some of these.

This looks like serratia_marcescens which is common bathrooms and other wet environments. It is pretty resilient and you will need to keep cleaning the area pretty regularly to kill it off. The best think would probably be to get a steam cleaner if you really need to get this off. This unit is really good.

u/mabx542 · 4 pointsr/dogs

I just dealt with fleas and it sucks. I got rid of them by being pretty aggressive. I bathed my dog with flea shampoo the Tropiclean one like suggested, used a flea comb after. I then got him a Serestro collar, and used K9 Advantax II again. He had it before the fleas actually showed up but i re-applied sooner than one month with Vet permission. Also used Capster for a week. Finally, I washed bedding, curtains, clothes, threw out some toys that were cloth he played with during the time and some couch cushions. Wiped down every surface with Vets best flea and tick home spray, spread out Diatomaceous Earth. Vaccumed every day for a week and a half and steam cleaned the floor, the couch, the bed with one of these. Aggressive and pricey yes but home and puppy are completely flea free. I still spot check with the flea comb just in case though.

u/idyllically · 1 pointr/CleaningTips

Just brushed out our dog with this. Loved it, he has long hair and it did the trick. (Labradoodle)

I LOVE our hand vacuum. I get annoyed with dusting things that don’t really do the trick because I can still see things floating around. But I really see things get sucked with this guy.

Third the roomba suggestion. I forget the brand we have but it’s so easy to leave it on while we leave for the day. The legs get stuck or fall off around the apartment here or there so that’s annoying.

I got a steam mop Wednesday for my laminate floors. Meh. I don’t know how I feel about it. I was expecting miracle worker given what I’ve read on this Reddit group. But I also cheaped out and bought a highly rated one because it was $20 off so $40 total compared to some $80-$120 alternatives. I linked it below but now it’s only $10 off so I don’t know if I’d recommend going with it. But my boyfriend did remark it looks like no one has walked on our floors and it’s a good way to finish off a vacuum.

Safari De-Matting Comb for Dogs,... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0002ARR2W?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share

BISSELL Pet Hair Eraser Lithium Ion Cordless Hand Vacuum, Purple https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07CB6RBSP/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_u08NDbAC66TT4

Steam Mop Cleaner ThermaPro Elite 12 in 1 for Hardwood/Tiles/Vinyl/Carpet - Easy-Detachable Handheld Steam Cleaner for Kitchen - Garment - Furniture and Clothes, Multifunctional Whole House Steamer https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07VPRGLK7/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_o.8NDbWDTKKCS

u/dcux · 1 pointr/AutoDetailing

The Little Green Machine is honestly just a pain in the ass. It doesn't work that well, tends to gunk up and clog with any decent usage, and doesn't have the power to extract all that moisture. It CAN work on full interiors, but I gave up on that a while ago. It's just not big enough or powerful enough, and the heat option barely warms the water. Fabric and carpets will get quite wet and you'll need to air them out with a box fan or two overnight.

That said, I was able to do this to an old Accord:

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It just took a LONG time and a LOT of effort.

A professional extractor is the way to go here, but they're really expensive, so not an option unless you're doing a lot of cars.

This is the steamer I have. It's held up nicely and works pretty well: http://www.amazon.com/Wagner-915-500-Watt-On-Demand-Steamer/dp/B003PGQI3Y

u/surgerygeek · 1 pointr/CleaningTips

Nope! Just the steam and a rag to wipe away the crap. It's time consuming but sooooooo satisfying! This is the one we bought after some research, I didn't want to spend the money for a larger one without trying it, but now I wish I had. It's great!

McCulloch MC1230 Handheld Steam Cleaner https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00G00BTY0/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_OOVNBb31EDTR5

u/SmellGestapo · 4 pointsr/Bedbugs

Several years ago I had a bed bug problem. Not nearly as bad as some others I've seen, but a regular problem. I got rid of it myself with about six months of work.

Because bed bugs are attracted to your breath while you sleep, most of your work will be in and around your bed.

First you have to wash your sheets every week. Strip the bed and put the sheets in a plastic garbage bag to prevent spreading the bugs or eggs around your house or apartment, then throw the bags away once you get the sheets in the wash.

While the bed is stripped, inspect the box spring and bed frame for bugs and eggs. I used strips of scotch tape to gently lift any bugs I found without crushing them and spilling their blood all over my walls.

Twice a week, move the bed out from wherever it sits and clean the area under it. If it's carpeted, use a handheld steam cleaner to slowly blast steam all over the carpet to kill any eggs that may be buried there, then vacuum the entire area. Then spray the carpet with a bed bug spray.

Examine the ceiling, walls, and baseboards around the bed. Bed bugs love to hide in any little crack in your paint, or dent in your wall, or crevice between your baseboard and the dry wall. Again, use the scotch tape to lift any visible bugs off and throw them away. Run a vacuum cleaner hose attachment over the baseboards and the point at which two walls meet, or the wall and ceiling meet. Spray the bed bug spray on these areas.

Carefully examine any electrical outlets near your bed. This is where I found quite a few bugs hiding. Unscrew the outlet cover and look on the back side of it for any bugs there, and look in the outlet wall cavity for bugs. Don't stick metal back there or try to spray liquid. Instead, I used a powder twice a week.

Buy a bed bug mattress cover and one for your box spring if you have one.

While you're doing all this it's important to not change where you sleep, even though you may be getting devoured at night by bed bugs. They're attracted to your breath so if you try sleeping in another area of your home they may just follow you there and infest other furniture.

These are the steps that worked for me. Again, I did them once or twice a week for a solid six months. I never called an exterminator. My landlord tried to use some "bug bombs" from Home Depot but I found they did not work.

u/AzarothEaterOfSouls · 2 pointsr/firstworldproblems

It's seriously the best thing ever. I have this one and it gets my floors super clean and sanitized. It also has an attachment to do carpets. My favorite part is that you can remove the head and use it as a handheld steamer to clean pillows, matresses, etc.

u/raoulduke12 · 2 pointsr/BuyItForLife

Fuck just a mop. I bought THIS THING and it's amazing. It has a mop attachment, but it also as a nozzle that will blast insanely hot steam into every crevice, corner and cranny you can find. I turned my bathroom grout from brown to white, blasted soap scum off of my shower stall that even bleach wouldn't kill, and I STEAM CLEANED MY FUCKING ENGINE BAY WEARING NOTHING BUT A SPEEDO. It has a wallpaper removing attachment, glass squeegee attachment, and two extension posts to make it as long or as short as you want. It also has a 48 ounce tank that lasts for about an hour straight.

It's also like $80. So you could buy three of them.

u/Jeahanne · 4 pointsr/personalfinance

Well, it's great on anything you need heat to melt grime away with, like grout or tile. It's also great at lower temps and pressures for de-wrinkling clothes, especially dry-clean only stuff so long as you don't get it too hot. The first steam cleaner I tried on bed bugs was actually for steaming wrinkles out of clothes. It doesn't have to be and particular brand or for any particular purpose so long as it hits the right temperatures.

Honestly, I bought this one several years ago, although then it ran me about $30. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00T56FK96/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

If you're using it for bed bugs just remember to use low pressure. High pressure is great for cleaning but you don't want to blow the bed bugs or eggs around, you want long concentrations of heat, so low pressure is best.

u/merlyn923 · 2 pointsr/BeardedDragons

Just order the pink stuff. Replace any substrate with paper towel, and use cardboard boxes or other disposable furniture items until the treatment is done anyway. At that point, you can use the pink stuff to disinfect the tank thoroughly before re-introducing all of the already-disinfected normal furniture.

Boiling water won't work - steam cleaners actually output hotter-than-boiling steam. You could order this, but the disinfectant from beardeddragon.co is much more effective. Plus, given the treatment, if you clean now, you'll have to clean again at the end of the treatment.

u/twoods450 · 1 pointr/DIY

I have this steamer, it worked great for removing several rooms of wallpaper before we moved into our house. It even comes with an attachment just for wallpaper removal.
https://www.amazon.com/Wagner-915-On-Demand-Power-Steamer/dp/B003PGQI3Y/ref=sr_1_1?s=hi&ie=UTF8&qid=1501539752&sr=1-1&keywords=wagner+steamer


then to remove the bulk of the adhesive I used this
http://www.homedepot.com/p/Chomp-1-gal-WP-Environmental-Solutions-Wallpaper-Stripper-5300GC/203192818.


After those two steps I let it dry up over night, and sanded down the walls. I tried just sanding without removing adhesive, but it seemed to gum up the sandpaper pretty quick. Good luck!


editI put the wrong steamer model.

u/Bortjort · 3 pointsr/Justrolledintotheshop

I got this one, but I would get a better one with a bigger capacity now that I've used it. I like the results but it's pretty cheap and spits some water, etc.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07FNJ2T6N

u/CareyPrice · 1 pointr/AutoDetailing

I want to clean the seats on two civics and I have used an upholstery cleaner in an aerosol can with the brush attached before but it is very tedious. My question is would i be able to clean my seats using a steam cleaner like this? https://www.amazon.com/Bissell-Hard-Surface-Cleaner-39N7A-39N71/dp/B001EYHAGS/ref=sr_1_13?keywords=car+seat+cleaner&qid=1565818857&s=gateway&sr=8-13

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I know it would be much different than a commercial auto steam cleaner but do you think it would be worth my money or would it be a waste of time?

u/MisterEarl · 2 pointsr/AutoDetailing

If you have a steam cleaner like this you may want to try that first, as it may help melt the sauce and make it easier to wipe away. Take care to not blast the leather, try to keep the steam concentrated on the sauce.

It's a bit better, in my opinion, to use moist heat to melt it than use heavy chemicals to cut through it, but what /u/Nariek recommended should be safe enough.

u/JollyOleReddit · 1 pointr/homeowners

I suggest a steam mop for deeper cleaning.

For casual weekly cleaning or whatever I have a reusable Libman mop. Basically it's a Swifer that you fill yourself and wash the pad.

I make this homemade cleaner and it works wonders.

I have original hardwood floors from the 1930's and I swear by the techniques above. It's both gentle and effective.

Do not use Murphy's Oil Soap unless your floors are unfinished wood floors!

u/awallpapergirl · 2 pointsr/AskWomen

I can't find the exact one on Amazon currently, but this one is almost identical! Mine has the same features, price point, but is by the Midas brand instead.

I had a huge steamer I loved for many years that my former mother in law let me use, so I got this one to tide me over until I could afford a big one.. And I havent needed it!

u/TBARSK · 1 pointr/parrots

this is the one i have- i like the older model better (mine broke), but this still does the job. bisssell seems to be higher rated so might be worth a try!

http://www.amazon.com/Shark-Steam-Pocket-Mop-S3501/dp/B0028MB3HM/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1405121984&sr=8-4&keywords=steam+mop

the hot steam is supposed to sanitize, this is what it says
"Super-Heated Steam delivers 99.9% Sanitization against germs and bacteria to deep clean and sanitize all your wood and hardfloors."

u/Alrik · 10 pointsr/Homebrewing

>clean beer off of hardwood floors?

Step 1: Towel up liquid.

Step 2: Steam mop. I've got that exact one (two toddlers, a dog, and a cat in a house with all hardwood floors, so I don't like to use chemicals on my floor if I can help it), and it does a great job of breaking up sticky stuff that would normally require you to get out the scrub brush.

u/jllunsfo · 23 pointsr/Frugal

I bought a steam mop this one in fact, when it was on sale. So this is $45-60 up front. But I still think it's worth it.

The mop pockets are washable microfiber. I can spray vinegar on the floor to "presoak" any spots that might need extra attention, but other than that, no additional costs (inb4 electricity - but I don't mind the couple cents 10 minutes uses).

If you're coming from a mop+bucket system where you are adding sanitizing cleaner, you're eventually going to make up cost on new mopheads and lysol. Also, way cleaner than a sponge mop.

And time is money as well. My floors are sanitized and DRY in a fraction of the time, so I'm happy. Also, because it's faster and easier, I mop more often.

u/ndgeek · 1 pointr/BuyItForLife

Our Bissell is great. We've had to replace the mop pads due to use/wear, but it's still running strong since 2007.

u/par-tee-animal · 1 pointr/malelivingspace

The Shark Genius Hard Floor Cleaning System is a pretty awesome steam mop. I recently moved to a place with all tile and if makes cleaning it a lot quicker than a normal swiffer or mop.

u/painesgrey · 1 pointr/parrots

I use a big plastic paint scraper/putty knife to scrape off the excess waste, then either spray everything down with vinegar water or poop off before wiping down with a cloth. A steam cleaner (I use one of these) helps with really stuck-on messes.

One of my cages is 6' tall x 6' wide x 3' deep and it's impractical for me to take it outside to hose it down, even when the weather is good. So the cages get steam cleaned once a week, and are given spot wet cloth cleanings three times a week. The longer you leave it, the more work it is and the more you just want to take them out and hose them down. If you just do a little every few days, it makes it far easier to manage!

u/_Bia · 1 pointr/homeowners

I've had all-over tile floors for years, and the Bissell Steam n' Sweep has saved me so much time! It vacuums and steam cleans at the same time. It's free to maintain, since it only requires water and washing the reusable mats.

u/salty_redhead · 4 pointsr/CleaningTips

I bought a new house in March and it has hardwood throughout other than the (tile) bathrooms.

I’ve been mopping with a sponge mop and floor cleaner and it’s been less than ideal. The floor was too wet and it didn’t smell great afterwards.

Last night I broke down and bought this fella and I’m embarrassingly excited for it to arrive tomorrow!

u/freezedriedfetus · 1 pointr/LandCruisers

Steam Cleaner link

It’s ok I would recommend a bigger one if you have the money!

u/djtat2 · 1 pointr/Bedbugs

This one would probably be better to help get in cracks where they hidehere

u/mesaone · 8 pointsr/WTF

I gotta tell you my super-effective tile and tub-cleaning technique. This is from trial and error, cleaning an apartment complex that is owned by a family member.

  • Scrub tile faces and tub with Magic Eraser, this works incredibly well
  • Use a steam cleaner on the grout lines, alternating steam and scrubbing with a brush
  • After steaming, spray all tiles and grout lines (liberally) with a household cleaner that contains bleach
  • Let the bleach cleaner set into the tiles for an hour, then re-spray.

    The magic eraser cleans the tile faces immediately. After steam-scrubbing the grout and a few applications of bleach, the grout is good as new. And remember to not mix cleaning agents, especially those with bleach or ammonia.
u/Snoogz · 2 pointsr/IAmA

Not vacuum related, but I'm curious if you have any experience or recommendations for a steam cleaner? I was looking at this one on Amazon, Wagner 0282014 On-Demand 915 Power Steamer. But I'm not sure about the quality of some the brands I see.

u/kv4268 · 2 pointsr/homemaking

I just scrubbed a kitchen, bedroom, and bathroom tile floor and it turned out amazing! Here's what I used: This grout cleaner with this amazing grout brush. Then I used a larger scrub brush like this with this tile cleaner. Anything that didn't come off with that I scraped off with a razor blade scraper like this. When I was done I sealed the grout with this. I used a small artist paint brush to apply it. The brush that comes on the bottle isn't very useful.


This may be overkill if you're just trying to get the job done, but I wanted to do the job right (and get rid of a gross odor from the old roommate) and make sure I wouldn't have to do it again for a while. I'll use my steam mop to maintain it, as the whole apartment is tile.

u/jdwhiskey925 · 22 pointsr/HomeImprovement

I mean you could but I would caution against a power washer INSIDE a house. Water control could get out of hand. One of these thou:

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https://www.amazon.com/Bissell-Hard-Surface-Cleaner-39N7A-39N71/dp/B001EYHAGS

u/cjrobe · 1 pointr/Frugal

YES! Just don't get a cheap one. They don't get the water hot enough. This one is $60 on Amazon ($45 damaged box new condition on Amazon warehouse) and it gets so hot I could burn myself. That's good.

http://www.amazon.com/BISSELL-Steam-Select-Titanium-94E9T/dp/B007VFYCSI

Just look at reviews, even highly reviewed ones can not be very good. Like this one:
http://www.amazon.com/Bissell-Steam-Hard-Floor-Cleaner-1867-7/dp/B000RPVHZU/

It just doesn't get hot enough according to a lot of negative reviews.

u/SwimsDeep · 1 pointr/howto

Hand held steamer. Here’s the one I have. I use it on everything. Cleans with chemicals. PurSteam

u/MEDIOCRE_AT_ANYTHING · 3 pointsr/Miata

Yes ABSOLUTELY! This one. It comes with a ton of different attachments, one of which is a pressure jet, so basically a power washer with steam.

u/lariat13 · -2 pointsr/longisland

Go prime this bad boy to your house. Then clean it up and return it for free at an Amazon drop off location.

u/jefferyphillips · 1 pointr/homeowners

Shark Steam Mop Masterrace - You can refill it with the cleaner of your choice.

u/ron_weezy · 2 pointsr/hockeyjerseys

I use this style of steamer as it allows precision application of the steam

u/jmundella · 1 pointr/HomeImprovement

This is the one I got

BISSELL 39N7A/39N71 Steam Shot Hard-Surface Cleaner, Light Green https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001EYHAGS/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_rzb0CbVCZ4K3Y

Was a bit cheaper when I got it, but ten more dollars ain’t bad