Multi-purpose Steam Cleaners

Multi-purpose steam cleaners are usually high end steamers and can clean and sanitize almost anything.Normaly they have a wide array of attachments and accessories included with the main unit, which make the unit as an all-purpose cleaning machine.Let us have a look at some of the most important factors to consider before making a purchase:

Consider the power of the heating system

If you want a multi-purpose steamer, then it is safe to assume that you will use it to clean not just your floor and carpet but also other areas of the house as well as furnishings. That is why it is very important to consider the quality of the heating system of the unit in order to fully maximize the product’s performance.


As a rule of thumb, it would be best if you can buy a steamer with higher wattage.A steamer with higher wattage can produce hotter steam so you can clean and sanitize almost everything in your house. So a 1,300-watt steamer could outperform an 800-watt steamer in terms of heat intensity. The downside, of course, is that a steamer with higher wattage will also cost you more money.

Indicators and Controls

If possible, you need to choose a steam cleaner that has heat indicators, cleaning control, and water level indicator.

Normally, you need to preheat the steamer for at least 30 seconds to 3 minutes.You should not use the machine the moment you power it on because you can not get sufficient steam if you do this.

The trouble with other standard steam cleaner is you have to guess if it is ready to produce steam. In order to avoid guessing and prevent damaging your product, an indicator light would be very useful.

It is also best to choose a machine that has a switch for controlling the delivery of steam.So if you clean the floor or carpet, you can easily put the steamer on full power. But if you are going to steam clean garments, furniture, or clothing, simply switch the steamer to minimum in order not to damage delicate materials.

Attachments that Are Needed

The accessories and attachments of your steamer are critical.They are what makes the device multi-functional.Your multi-purpose steamer should therefore include a reusable micro fiber for cleaning hard wood surfaces. A carpet brush on the other hand will be useful for cleaning and sanitizing the carpet.

Make sure that nylon brush, brass brush, and fabric brush are included so you can clean and sanitize metal, tiles, and garments.Nozzle attachments are also important.You will use these nozzles to clean hard to reach areas, furniture, and windows.A steam jet nozzle attachments will be very useful in cleaning car interior,barbeque grills, ovens,and patios.

Storage, Maneuverability and Power Source

It would best if your steam cleaner unit had a built-in storage area for all attachments and accessories. You must also choose a steamer with long power cord. The cord should be long enough so you can clean a wider area of the house without disconnecting the unit from the power outlet.

The unit should have caster wheels so you can easily move the unit from room to room.The mop head of the steam cleaner should be movable so you can clean corner areas, nooks, and narrow floor areas in-between furniture.