Upright Steam Cleaners

Upright Steam CleanersJanuary 2018(Last Updated 12 January 2018)

The best upright steam cleaners on the market, excellent for keeping carpets clean
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We compare: 204 Steam Cleaner Models 1,630 Steam Cleaner Reviews 1,050 Steam Cleaner Prices
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#1

86

Capsule 2in1

Hoover Capsule 2in1

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£49.93

Robert Dyas
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1,700W
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Black
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0.35L
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(Unknown)
May 2016
The highest scoring upright steam cleaner around, with very good features
#2

85

4163

Ariete 4163

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£50.47

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1,500W
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Turquoise
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0.5L
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(Unknown)
Mar 2016
A very cheap but moderately out of date 1,500W upright steam cleaner, with great features
#3

83

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 fairly new and excellent value for money 1,500W upright steam cleaner, with very good features
#4

83

4162

Ariete 4162

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£48.82

eBay
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1,500W
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Black
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0.5L
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(Unknown)
Nov 2016
A good value for money and fairly new 1,500W upright steam cleaner, with very good features
#5

82

2706

Ariete 2706

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£64.88

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1,500W
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Black
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0.5L
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(Unknown)
Aug 2016
A very good value for money and fairly new 1,500W upright steam cleaner, with good features
#6

82

Moppy Red

Polti Moppy Red

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£99.00

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1,500W
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Black
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0.7L
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(Unknown)
Oct 2017
A fully featured and recently released 1,500W upright steam cleaner, with a fair price
#7

82

S86-SF-C

VAX S86‑SF‑C

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£60.00

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1,600W
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Upright
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Tan
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0.26L
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(Unknown)
Aug 2015
A best selling and phenomenally cheap 1,600W upright steam cleaner, with good features
#8

80

4164

Ariete 4164

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£69.81

Amazon UK
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1,500W
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White
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0.35L
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(Unknown)
Apr 2016
A good value for money but moderately out of date 1,500W upright steam cleaner, with very good features
#9

80

Lift-Off Steam Mop

Bissell Lift‑Off Steam Mop

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£62.79

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1,500W
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Red
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0.57L
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(Unknown)
Feb 2014
A very cheap and good spec 1,500W upright steam cleaner
#10

80

Versa

Dirt Devil Versa

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£39.49

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Upright
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Red
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0.4L
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(Unknown)
May 2017
A newly released and positively reviewed upright 0.4L capacity steam cleaner, with a fair price but only middle of the road features
#11

80

FSMH13151SM

Black & Decker FSMH13151SM

4 Reviews
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£119.00

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1,300W
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Upright
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Blue
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0.5L
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Aug 2016
The highest review score upright steam cleaner around, with good features
#12

79

FSM1605

Black & Decker FSM1605

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£66.85

Amazon UK
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1,300W
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White
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0.35L
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(Unknown)
Nov 2015
A cheap but 2 year old 1,300W upright steam cleaner, with good features
#13

78

S86-SF-C

VAX S86‑SF‑C

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£99.98

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PC World Business
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1,600W
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Upright
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Tan
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0.26L
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(Unknown)
Oct 2015
A very popular and good value for money 1,600W upright steam cleaner, with good features
#14

77

PTEU0273

Polti PTEU0273

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£85.49

Wellindal
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1,500W
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Upright
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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, with a reasonable price
#15

77

SM02

Imetec SM02

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£81.19

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1,500W
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Blue
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0.4L
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(Unknown)
Oct 2016
A good spec and relatively new 1,500W upright steam cleaner, with a reasonable price
#18

75

M319

Dirt Devil M319

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£89.30

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1,500W
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Blue
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1L
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(Unknown)
Nov 2016
A fairly new and good spec 1,500W upright steam cleaner, but representing only average value for money
#17

75

1300W steam-mop

Black & Decker 1300W steam‑mop

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£49.99

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1,300W
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Red
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0.35L
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(Unknown)
Feb 2017
A newly released and good spec 1,300W upright steam cleaner, with a reasonable price
#20

74

H10S

Steam One H10S

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£119.99

Amazon UK
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2,000W
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Black
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2.5L
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(Unknown)
Nov 2015
A fully featured and huge capacity 2,000W upright steam cleaner, but representing only middle of the road value for money

74

CAN1700R

Hoover CAN1700R

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£139.56

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1,700W
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Upright
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Tan
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0.7L
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(Unknown)
Mar 2016
A fully featured but 2 year old 1,700W upright steam cleaner, representing only middle of the road value for money

73

SV440

Polti SV440

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£99.99

Amazon UK
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1,500W
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Upright
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Purple
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0.3L
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(Unknown)
Oct 2016
A good spec and relatively new 1,500W upright steam cleaner, but representing only average 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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Upright 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 upright models:

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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.

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