Cylinder Steam Cleaners

Cylinder Steam CleanersJanuary 2018(Last Updated 12 January 2018)

The best cylinder steam cleaners on the market, perfect for keeping wood floors sparkling
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#1

88

Vaporetto Classic 55

Polti Vaporetto Classic 55

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£134.97

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1,500W
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Cylinder
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Black
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1.3L
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May 2016
The highest scoring cylinder steam cleaner around, with a reasonable price
#2

87

P29007PU

Pifco P29007PU

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£59.99

eBay
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1,500W
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Purple
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1.5L
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(Unknown)
Feb 2016
The highest scoring steam cleaner under £100, with features
#3

85

Handy 15

Polti Handy 15

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£78.49

Wellindal
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1,500W
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White
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0.75L
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(Unknown)
Feb 2016
An excellent value for money and fully featured 1,500W cylinder steam cleaner
#10

79

4144

Ariete 4144

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£97.32

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1,600W
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Black
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1.3L
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(Unknown)
Aug 2015
A fully featured but marginally out of date 1,600W cylinder steam cleaner, with a fair price
#4

79

4146

Ariete 4146

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£101.87

Wellindal
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1,500W
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Blue
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1.6L
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(Unknown)
Jan 2017
The latest cylinder steam cleaner on the market, but representing only average value for money
#9

78

Eco Pro 3.0

Polti Eco Pro 3.0

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£228.99

Costco UK
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2,000W
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Black
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2L
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(Unknown)
Mar 2016
A gigantic capacity and top-quality 2,000W cylinder steam cleaner, but representing only average value for money
#8

77

Vaporetto Classic 65

Polti Vaporetto Classic 65

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£174.96

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1,500W
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Black
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1.3L
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(Unknown)
May 2016
A fully featured but 2 year old 1,500W cylinder steam cleaner, representing only middle of the road value for money
#11

77

PTGB0008

Polti PTGB0008

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£229.97

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2,000W
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Black
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2L
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(Unknown)
Jul 2015
A top of the range but 3 year old 2,000W cylinder steam cleaner, with a huge 2L capacity but representing only moderate value for money
#12

75

PTGB0041

Polti PTGB0041

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£119.99

Gillmans
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2,250W
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Black
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1.3L
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(Unknown)
Jul 2015
A powerful but 3 year old 2,250W cylinder steam cleaner, with a gigantic 1.3L capacity but representing only average value for money
#16

74

Fav20

Polti Fav20

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£358.41

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2,450W
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Black
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1.1L
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(Unknown)
Jul 2015
A powerful but a little out of date 2,450W cylinder steam cleaner, representing only average value for money
#13

74

4133

Ariete 4133

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£36.05

Amazon UK
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900W
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Black
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0.25L
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(Unknown)
Jul 2015
The cheapest cylinder steam cleaner around
#18

74

Smart 45

Polti Smart 45

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£184.53

Amazon UK
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1,500W
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Black
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0.7L
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Feb 2016
A fully featured but moderately out of date 1,500W cylinder steam cleaner, representing only average value for money

72

SI 4

Kärcher SI 4

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£492.49

Wellindal
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2,000W
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Black
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0.8L
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(Unknown)
Feb 2015
A fully featured but 3 year old 2,000W cylinder steam cleaner, representing only average value for money

69

Pro 80

Polti Pro 80

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£237.11

Amazon UK
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1,100W
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Black
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1.3L
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(Unknown)
Oct 2015
A gigantic capacity but slightly out of date 1,100W cylinder steam cleaner, with good features but representing only middle of the road value for money

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

QHow does steam pressure affect the performance of the appliance?
ASteam pressure is measured in 'bar', and broadly denotes how powerful the blasts of steam from the cleaner are. The hotter and more powerful the steam, the more effective it will be at cleaning carpets and floors.
QWhat is a 'continuous steam' function?
AAs the name suggests, this is a mode the constantly generates a stream of hot steam, rather than short controlled bursts. It is good for heavily soiled carpets or large areas of cleaning.
QWhat accessories are there available for steam cleaners?
AMost accessories for steam cleaners are additional nozzles and hoses that make it easier to clean specific types of flooring (hardwood, carpets, etc), upholstery or curtains.
QWhat are the differences between upright, cylinder and portable steam cleaners?
AUpright steam cleaners are the traditional models, pushed from the top. Cylinder steam cleaners are both smaller and squatter, and use a long flexible hose to give a far greater degree of flexibility when cleaning. Portable steam cleaners tend to have a small inflexible nozzle and very limited tank capacity - mostly useful for cleaning curtains and upholstery.

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Cylinder Steam Cleaner Buying Guide

A steam cleaner is a specialised floor cleaning machine - it heats up water to produce jets of steam, which is then used to clean floors,curtains or upholstery at very high pressure. The mixture of the very hot steam and the high pressure mean that it is far more effective than a vacuum cleaner for shifting stains and dirt from floors and carpets - think of it as a super-powered version of a standard mop and bucket! There are 3 main types of steam cleaner - upright, cylinder and portable. Here we will concentrate on cylinder models:

Cylinder

This particular make of steam cleaner has a separate section (usually on wheels) for the steam generator and power, then a nozzle and cleaning head extending from the base. Unlike the upright design, the nozzle is free-moving and very flexible. This means cylinder cleaners are extremely versatile - they can be used on floors, upholstery and curtains with equal ease. However they do tend to be the more expensive option.

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Water Capacity

Steam cleaners have an onboard water tank that is used to generate the steam used for cleaning. The capacity of these tanks can vary considerably - from small 0.2L handheld tanks, to enormous 2L tanks in the bigger models. The larger the water tank, the more steam can be generated before the machine needs to be refilled. This means larger machines can be used for longer at a time, and so are more efficient for larger cleaning jobs or extended use.

Steam Pressure

Steam cleaners have a pressure rating, measured in 'bars'. The higher the pressure rating, the stronger the steam will be 'pushed' against the floor or carpet. This leads to more effective, deeper cleans, meaning your carpets get cleaner, faster! We have models with pressure ratings from 1 to 5 bars.

Included Accessories

Finally, many steam cleaners come equipped with a range of different nozzles, brushes and accessories to help with different cleaning scenarios. Be aware that some of the extra accessories may come with an additional cost, but the increased utility is usually worth it. Things to look for include:

  • Specific nozzles for cleaning windows, corners and upholstery
  • Brushes for better cleaning hardwood and vinyl floors
  • Accessories such as gloves and pads to make deep cleans much easier