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The best steam cleaners on the market, perfect for keeping wood floors and carpets clean
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VAX S86-SF-C
£59.00
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#1

90

SC 3

Kärcher SC 3

224 Reviews
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£133.02

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1L
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Sep 2015
The highest scoring cylinder steam cleaner available, with a reasonable price
#2

90

SSNH1000

Hoover SSNH1000

312 Reviews
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£29.99

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Red
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0.4L
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May 2015
The highest scoring portable steam cleaner on the market, with very good features and exceptional user reviews
#3

89

FSM1615

Black & Decker FSM1615

4 Reviews
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£57.95

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Apr 2017
The highest review score portable steam cleaner available, with good features
#4

87

P29007PU

Pifco P29007PU

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£59.99

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Feb 2016
A stunningly cheap and high-quality 1,500W cylinder steam cleaner
#5

83

S86-SF-C

VAX S86‑SF‑C

1 Review + 1 Award
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£59.00

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0.26L
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Aug 2015
The highest scoring upright steam cleaner on the market, with good features
#6

83

S86-SF-P

VAX S86‑SF‑P

99 Reviews
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£99.99

John Lewis
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(Unknown)
Jun 2015
A very popular and very highly rated 1,600W upright steam cleaner, with a fair price and great features
#7

82

Handy 15

Polti Handy 15

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£78.49

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1,500W
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White
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0.75L
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Feb 2016
An excellent value for money and fully featured 1,500W cylinder steam cleaner
#8

82

S86SFT

VAX S86SFT

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£179.99

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Oct 2015
A top-value and fully featured 1,600W upright steam cleaner
#9

80

S86-SF-C

VAX S86‑SF‑C

1 Review + 1 Award
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£59.96

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Oct 2015
An affordable but 2 year old 1,600W upright steam cleaner, with good features
#10

79

SC 4

Kärcher SC 4

68 Reviews
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£205.00

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2,000W
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0.8L
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(Unknown)
Feb 2015
The highest review score cylinder steam cleaner available, but representing only average value for money
#11

79

Capsule 2in1

Hoover Capsule 2in1

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£59.99

Robert Dyas
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1,700W
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0.35L
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(Unknown)
May 2016
An affordable but 2 year old 1,700W upright steam cleaner, with good features
#12

78

4164

Ariete 4164

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£57.19

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0.35L
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(Unknown)
Apr 2016
A good value for money but 2 year old 1,500W upright steam cleaner, with good features
#13

78

4162

Ariete 4162

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£48.90

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0.5L
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(Unknown)
Nov 2016
A cheap and fairly new 1,500W upright steam cleaner, with good features
#14

77

2706

Ariete 2706

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£73.18

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1,500W
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0.5L
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(Unknown)
Aug 2016
A top-value and fairly new 1,500W upright steam cleaner, with good features
#15

77

4163

Ariete 4163

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£56.92

Amazon UK
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Turquoise
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0.5L
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(Unknown)
Mar 2016
A low cost but 2 year old 1,500W upright steam cleaner, with good features
#16

77

SV205

Polti SV205

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£71.29

Wellindal
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1,800W
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Green
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0.32L
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(Unknown)
Apr 2015
A good value for money and fully featured 1,800W upright steam cleaner
#17

76

SC2 Steam Cleaner

Kärcher SC2 Steam Cleaner

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£94.99

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John Lewis
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1,500W
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(Unknown)
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Yellow
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1L
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(Unknown)
Jul 2015
A fully featured and cheap 1,500W, 1L capacity steam cleaner
#18

76

S4 Grime Master

VAX S4 Grime Master

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£29.99

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1,200W
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Tan
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0.26L
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(Unknown)
Oct 2015
A very popular and excellent value for money 1,200W portable steam cleaner, with good features
#19

75

FSMH13151SM

Black & Decker FSMH13151SM

4 Reviews
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£101.49

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1,300W
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Blue
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0.5L
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(Unknown)
Aug 2016
The highest review score upright steam cleaner on the market, but with only average features
#20

74

S4 Grime Master Handheld Steam Cleaner

VAX S4 Grime Master Handheld Steam Cleaner

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£29.99

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1,200W
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Sand
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0.26L
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(Unknown)
Jul 2015
A remarkably cheap but slightly out of date 1,200W, 0.26L capacity steam cleaner, with good features

73

Bissell2635

Bissell Bissell2635

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£39.99

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1,050W
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Blue
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0.36L
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(Unknown)
Jun 2017
A best selling and newly released 1,050W portable steam cleaner, with an affordable price but only middle of the road features

72

S86-SF-A

VAX S86‑SF‑A

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£60.99

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1,600W
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0.5L
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Feb 2016
A good value for money but 2 year old 1,600W upright steam cleaner, with good features

72

FSM1616

Black & Decker FSM1616

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£84.52

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1,600W
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0.35L
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(Unknown)
Jun 2016
A good value for money and relatively new 1,600W portable steam cleaner, with good features

72

S4SU Hard Floor Ultimate Steam Cleaner

VAX S4SU Hard Floor Ultimate Steam Cleaner

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£29.91

Ebuyer
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1,200W
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0.3L
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(Unknown)
Oct 2015
A very cheap but a little out of date 1,200W portable steam cleaner, with only middle of the road features

72

2635 Steam Shot

Bissell 2635 Steam Shot

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£39.99

Bissell Shop Direct
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1,000W
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White
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0.4L
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(Unknown)
Feb 2016
A good value for money but slightly out of date 1,000W portable steam cleaner, with good features

71

Moppy Red

Polti Moppy Red

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£129.00

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1,500W
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0.7L
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(Unknown)
Oct 2017
The newest upright steam cleaner available

70

LV1300

Solac LV1300

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£33.49

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Wellindal
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1,050W
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0.35L
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(Unknown)
Apr 2017
A fairly new and top-value 1,050W portable steam cleaner, but with only middle of the road features

70

Smart 30_R

Polti Smart 30_R

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£110.28

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1,800W
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1.6L
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Dec 2015
A fully featured but a little out of date 1,800W cylinder steam cleaner, with a giant 1.6L capacity but representing only average value for money

70

SC 5

Kärcher SC 5

17 Reviews
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£372.68

Wellindal
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2,200W
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Black
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1.5L
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(Unknown)
Feb 2015
An enormous capacity and fully loaded 2,200W cylinder steam cleaner, with superb user reviews but representing inferior value for money

69

Rapidissimo Clean

Taurus Rapidissimo Clean

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£32.99

Wellindal
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1,050W
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0.35L
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(Unknown)
Mar 2017
A fairly new and top-value 1,050W portable steam cleaner, but with only middle of the road features

69

4146

Ariete 4146

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£98.99

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
A fully featured and fairly new 1,500W cylinder steam cleaner, with one of the biggest capacities on the market but representing only average value for money

69

4144

Ariete 4144

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£109.77

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1,600W
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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, representing only average value for money

68

SC1 Premium Steam Cleaner

Kärcher SC1 Premium Steam Cleaner

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£45.00

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1,200W
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0.25L
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Jul 2015
A very popular and affordable 1,200W portable steam cleaner, but with only middle of the road features

68

DR 3653

Clatronic DR 3653

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£28.99

Wellindal
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1,050W
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Black
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0.25L
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(Unknown)
Sep 2016
A relatively new and affordable 1,050W portable steam cleaner, but with inferior features

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FSM1605

Black & Decker FSM1605

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£59.95

eBay
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1,300W
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0.35L
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(Unknown)
Nov 2015
A low cost but moderately out of date 1,300W upright steam cleaner, with good features

67

SV400

Polti SV400

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£69.99

Amazon UK
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1,500W
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Green
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0.3L
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(Unknown)
Oct 2016
A good spec and fairly new 1,500W upright steam cleaner, but representing only middle of the road value for money

67

Eco Pro 3.0

Polti Eco Pro 3.0

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£209.97

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2,000W
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Black
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2L
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(Unknown)
Mar 2016
A powerful but moderately out of date 2,000W cylinder steam cleaner, with one of the biggest capacities available but representing poor value for money

67

Vaporetto Diffusion

Polti Vaporetto Diffusion

1 Review
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£60.12

Amazon UK
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1,000W
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Orange
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0.5L
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(Unknown)
Jul 2015
An affordable but 2 year old 1,000W portable steam cleaner, with average reviews and good features

67

PTGB0008

Polti PTGB0008

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£219.97

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Appliances Direct
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2,000W
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Black
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2L
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(Unknown)
Jul 2015
A high-quality but a little out of date 2,000W cylinder steam cleaner, with one of the biggest capacities around but representing not very good value for money

66

Versa

Dirt Devil Versa

620 Reviews
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£40.95

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0.4L
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(Unknown)
May 2017
The cheapest upright steam cleaner available, but with inferior features

66

PC1500

Solac PC1500

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£38.99

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1,200W
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0.2L
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(Unknown)
Apr 2017
A relatively new and bargain price 1,200W portable steam cleaner, but with poor features

66

Handy 20

Polti Handy 20

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£120.00

Amazon UK
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1,500W
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0.75L
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(Unknown)
Jan 2016
A fully featured but 2 year old 1,500W portable steam cleaner, representing not very good value for money

66

GC330/47

Philips GC330/47

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£50.99

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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 top-value and very popular 1,000W portable steam cleaner, but with only middle of the road features

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SC 1

Kärcher SC 1

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£62.43

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0.2L
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(Unknown)
Feb 2015
A bargain price but 3 year old 1,200W portable steam cleaner, with only middle of the road features

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DR 3535

Clatronic DR 3535

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£28.11

Wellindal
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1,000W
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0.3L
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(Unknown)
Feb 2015
An impressive value for money but 3 year old 1,000W portable steam cleaner, with poor features

64

PTEU0273

Polti PTEU0273

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£85.99

Wellindal
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1,500W
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Orange
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0.3L
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(Unknown)
Jun 2017
A good spec and recently released 1,500W upright steam cleaner, but representing only average value for money

62

SM02

Imetec SM02

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£82.07

Amazon UK
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1,500W
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0.4L
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(Unknown)
Oct 2016
A good spec and fairly new 1,500W upright steam cleaner, but representing only average value for money

62

1300W steam-mop

Black & Decker 1300W steam‑mop

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£49.99

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Feb 2017
A fairly new but only middle of the road value for money 1,300W upright steam cleaner, with only average features

61

Hot Spray

Vileda Hot Spray

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£24.99

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0.25L
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Feb 2015
The cheapest portable steam cleaner around, but with poor features

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4132

Ariete 4132

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£31.50

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Aug 2015
A top-value but slightly out of date 900W portable steam cleaner, with not very good features

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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.

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:

Resource ID 22

Upright

These steam cleaners look like traditional vacuum cleaners, with a handle on top, the steam generator built into the main body, and a flat cleaning head on the bottom. The design makes it easy to clean large areas of floor at once, though the all-in-one design means that it's far more bulky for cleaning upholstery and curtains.

Resource ID 23

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.

Resource ID 24

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

Steam Cleaner Retailers, Prices and Features

Steam Cleaner Prices

Steam cleaners range in price from £24 to £700 and in total we found prices for 81 steam cleaners. The average price of a new steam cleaner is £123 and 80% of steam cleaners are priced between £30 and £236. The cheapest steam cleaner that we found is the Vileda Hot Spray at only £25, and the most expensive is the Polti Fav70 at £700.

Steam Cleaner Brands - Price Range

Kärcher steam cleaners range in price from £45 to £561, and the average price of Kärcher steam cleaners is £243 which is the highest average price of all steam cleaner brands.

The average price of Rowenta steam cleaners is £224 which is the second highest average price of all steam cleaner brands. Rowenta steam cleaners start at £217 and the most expensive Rowenta steam cleaner costs £232.

Polti steam cleaners range in price from £60 to £700, and the average price of Polti steam cleaners is £197 which is the third highest average price of all steam cleaner brands.

Steam Cleaner Brands - Average Ratings

We have evaluated 1 expert reviews and 1,645 user reviews for steam cleaners available online and used these reviews to evaluate the average rating for each brand of steam cleaner. The top three steam cleaner brands are Kärcher, Shark and VAX. Kärcher has an average rating of 88%, Shark has an average rating of 87% and VAX has an average rating of 85%.

Biggest Steam Cleaner Retailers

The biggest steam cleaner retailer by number of products currently for sale is Amazon UK. We found 58 current steam cleaner offers from Amazon UK. The second biggest steam cleaner retailer is eBay with 38 offers. That means Amazon UK is much bigger than eBay when it comes to steam cleaners. Wellindal is the third biggest retailer with 19 current offers.

When Are Most New Steam Cleaners Released?

We couldn't see any obvious trend in the release dates for new steam cleaners over the last 3 years. Last year most new steam cleaners were released in October, with nine new steam cleaners released that month. In January 2015 18 new steam cleaners were released making it the biggest month that year for new steam cleaner releases. 48 new steam cleaners were released in May 2014 making it the biggest month that year for new steam cleaner releases.

How Fast Do Steam Cleaner Prices Drop After Release?

On average steam cleaners drop in price by 10% in the first 6 months after release. That means a saving of £12 on a typical £123 new steam cleaner if you wait 6 months before buying.

Powers

This measures the power level of the steam cleaner, rated in watts.

Across the range of steam cleaners, the powers range from 550W to 2,450W. The powers of the majority of steam cleaners range from 1,500W to 1,700W. The PoltiFav20, which is priced at £376.46, has the biggest power and is a 2,450W steam cleaner. The PoltiFav20 has the smallest power. This steam cleaner is a 900W steam cleaner and is priced at £32.79.

The input power directly links to the washing power of the steam cleaner - a higher power means the steam is being applied with greater pressure, which means more efficient cleaning.

Types

Amongst new steam cleaners, the most popular type is upright. We found 38 steam cleaners that are upright steam cleaners. We found 33 steam cleaners that are portable steam cleaners, making this the second most frequently found type amongst new steam cleaners.

Colours

Amongst new steam cleaners, the most common colour is White. We found 55 steam cleaners that are steam cleaners that have a White coloured. The second most popular colour amongst new steam cleaners is Black. We found 42 steam cleaners that are steam cleaners that have a Black coloured.

Capacities

The capacity of a steam cleaner measures how much water it can store at once.

Across the range of steam cleaners, the capacities range from 0.06L to 2.5L. The capacities of the majority of steam cleaners range from 0.28L to 0.49L. The Steam OneH10S, which sells for £129.99, has the biggest capacity and is a 2.5L capacity steam cleaner. The steam cleaner with the smallest capacity is the Steam OneH10S, which is a 0.06L capacity steam cleaner and is on sale for £50.99.

The bigger the capacity of your steam cleaner, the longer it can go between refills, meaning a more efficient use of your time.

Biggest Steam Cleaner Retailers

We found 58 current offers for steam cleaners from Amazon UK making it the biggest steam cleaner retailer. That is much bigger than the second biggest retailer, eBay for whom we found 38 current offers for steam cleaners. The third biggest retailer is Wellindal with 19 current steam cleaner offers.

Which Are the Cheapest Retailers for Steam Cleaners?

The cheapest retailer by number of steam cleaner for which they offer the cheapest price is v with the cheapest price on 35 steam cleaners.

Proportion of Steam Cleaners for Which Each Retailer is Cheapest?

The cheapest retailer by number of steam cleaner for which they offer the cheapest price is Amazon UK with the cheapest price on 60.3% of its steam cleaners.

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