Portable Steam Cleaners

Portable Steam CleanersJanuary 2018(Last Updated 12 January 2018)

The best portable steam cleaners on the market, good for cleaning curtains and upholstery
Compare top brands including Polti, Kärcher and VAX
Every week we rank the best steam cleaners based on features, reviews and price
We compare: 204 Steam Cleaner Models 1,630 Steam Cleaner Reviews 1,050 Steam Cleaner Prices
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#1

90

FSM1615

Black & Decker FSM1615

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£49.00

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1,300W
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Portable
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Blue
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0.35L
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(Unknown)
Apr 2017
The highest scoring portable steam cleaner on the market, with brilliant user reviews and a recent release date
#2

90

SSNH1000

Hoover SSNH1000

312 Reviews
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£39.99

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Co-op Electrical
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1,000W
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Portable
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Red
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0.4L
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(Unknown)
May 2015
A low cost and positively reviewed 1,000W portable steam cleaner, with great features
#4

83

Bissell2635

Bissell Bissell2635

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£39.98

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1,050W
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Portable
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Blue
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0.36L
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(Unknown)
Jun 2017
A new and low cost 1,050W portable steam cleaner, with good features
#6

82

FSM1616

Black & Decker FSM1616

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£76.73

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1,600W
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Portable
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White
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0.35L
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(Unknown)
Jun 2016
A good value for money but moderately out of date 1,600W portable steam cleaner, with very good features
#7

81

2635 Steam Shot

Bissell 2635 Steam Shot

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£39.99

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1,000W
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Portable
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White
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0.4L
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(Unknown)
Feb 2016
A top-value but 2 year old 1,000W portable steam cleaner, with good features
#8

80

LV1300

Solac LV1300

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£33.29

Wellindal
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1,050W
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Portable
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Black
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0.35L
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(Unknown)
Apr 2017
A great value for money and newly released 1,050W portable steam cleaner, with good features
#9

80

Rapidissimo Clean

Taurus Rapidissimo Clean

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£32.49

Wellindal
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1,050W
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Portable
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Black
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0.35L
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(Unknown)
Mar 2017
A newly released and affordable 1,050W portable steam cleaner, with good features
#11

78

PC1500

Solac PC1500

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£36.99

Wellindal
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1,200W
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Portable
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White
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0.2L
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(Unknown)
Apr 2017
A low cost and recently released 1,200W portable steam cleaner, but with only average features
#12

77

Vaporetto Pocket 2.0

Polti Vaporetto Pocket 2.0

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£120.00

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1,500W
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Portable
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Black
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0.75L
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(Unknown)
Nov 2016
A fully featured and fairly new 1,500W portable steam cleaner, but representing only middle of the road value for money
#14

76

SC1 Premium Steam Cleaner

Kärcher SC1 Premium Steam Cleaner

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£66.50

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John Lewis
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1,200W
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Portable
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Black
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0.25L
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(Unknown)
Jul 2015
A cheap but 2 year old 1,200W portable steam cleaner, with good features
#15

76

4132

Ariete 4132

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£32.49

Wellindal
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900W
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Portable
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Yellow
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0.25L
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(Unknown)
Aug 2015
A bargain price but 2 year old 900W portable steam cleaner, with only middle of the road features
#16

75

SC 1

Kärcher SC 1

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£55.99

Wellindal
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1,200W
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Black
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0.2L
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(Unknown)
Feb 2015
A good value for money but 3 year old 1,200W portable steam cleaner, with good features

69

FSH10SM1

Black & Decker FSH10SM1

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£102.20

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1,000W
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Portable
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Turquoise
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0.1L
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(Unknown)
Oct 2016
A relatively new but only moderate value for money 1,000W portable steam cleaner, with good features

69

PSTMH15

Pyle PSTMH15

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£33.32

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900W
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Portable
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Blue
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0.3L
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(Unknown)
Feb 2015
A good spec but 3 year old 900W portable steam cleaner, representing only moderate value for money

68

GC330/47

Philips GC330/47

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£69.99

Argos
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1,000W
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Red
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0.06L
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(Unknown)
Feb 2015
A good spec but 3 year old 1,000W portable steam cleaner, representing only average value for money

68

FSMH13101SM

Black & Decker FSMH13101SM

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£117.95

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1,300W
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Portable
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Turquoise
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0.5L
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(Unknown)
Jun 2017
A good spec and recently released 1,300W portable steam cleaner, but representing only moderate value for money

64

LV900

JATA LV900

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£53.50

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1,500W
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Portable
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White
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Jan 2015
A middle of the road spec and 3 year old 1,500W portable steam cleaner, representing only moderate value for money

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Today's Best Steam Cleaner Deals

29% Price Drop
{Vileda Hot Spray
£29.98
Was £42 (76 days ago)
Power
1,200W
Type
Portable
Colour
Black
11% Price Drop
{Kärcher SC5 Steam Cleaner
£339.99
Was £380 (25 days ago)
Power
2,300W
Type
Steam Cleaner
Colour
Black
17% Price Drop
{Hoover Capsule 2in1
£49.93
Was £60 (30 days ago)
Power
1,700W
Type
Upright
Colour
Black
25% Price Drop
{Black & Decker FSM1615
4 reviews
£49.00
Was £65 (78 days ago)
Power
1,300W
Type
Portable
Colour
Blue
6% Price Drop
{Black & Decker FSMH13151SM
4 reviews
£119.00
Was £126 (48 days ago)
Power
1,300W
Type
Upright
Colour
Blue
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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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Portable 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 portable models:

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Portable

As the name suggests, these steam cleaners are smaller and handheld. Because of the lack of size, they aren't designed for cleaning floors or carpets - instead these devices are meant for cleaning upholstery or curtains. Their handheld size makes them extremely flexible and can reach awkward corners with ease, but their size comes with a tradeoff in power and water capacity, so are nowhere near as effective as their larger brothers.

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