Our expert has chosen the steam broom Polti Vaporetto SV440 Double as the best of the four steam vacuums reviewed for how comfortable it is to use and its versatility to clean a variety of surfaces.
There are so many chores around the house that sometimes you have the feeling that you don’t have time to complete them successfully. Fortunately, household appliances are becoming more advanced and making this job easier. This is the case with steam vacuum cleaners, which areThey are characterized by eliminating a very high percentage of the bacteria that accumulate in dirt and dust the sofa and other surfaces that, to the eye, are imperceptible.
These models of vacuum cleaner with steamer incorporate a tank where you have to introduce water, wait a few moments for it to heat up and thus obtain steam. Once this begins to come out, just proceed to cleaning the dirty area. Some models also work like a common vacuum cleaner, only instead of using bags they integrate another box in which all the dirt that the device vacuums accumulates.
What are the best steam vacuums
Four models of steam vacuum cleaners have been selected. They are as follows: Bissell 1977N (8,5), Cecotec Conga Steam&Clean 4 en 1 (7,75), Kärcher SC 2 EasyFix (8.5) and Polti Vaporetto SV440 Double (8,75).
They have received a final average evaluation based on the analysis of different criteria, such as the ones indicated below:
– Design: not so much for an aesthetic issue, but for its handling, comfort of use and freedom of movement.
– Building: what finishes the steam vacuum cleaner offers and its materials. Can its high strength and durability be guaranteed?
– Performance and cleanliness: How does the vacuum cleaner perform on different surfaces of use? The suction power they offer and the final result once the cleaning and disinfection have been completed has also been assessed, based on this criterion.
Which vacuum cleaner with steam to buy: comparison of steam vacuum cleaners
These four steam vacuums have been tested over several weeks, always taking into account the surfaces with which they can be used. So, we have checked its manageability and operation. Also how they perform and how effective they can be once we have completed our tasks. In this regard, it should be noted that the Kärcher SC 2 EasyFix steam vacuum cleaner model is different from the rest because it serves exclusively as a manual steam cleaner while its opponents offer a more versatile use, as you will see now.
The steam broom Polti Vaporetto SV440 DOUBLE has achieved the highest score. Its economical price does not prevent it from offering a good user experience and, in addition, it can be used not only to clean different types of floors but other surfaces thanks to the accessories that come with it.
Escoba with vapor Polti Vaporetto SV440 DOUBLE
The cheapest steam vacuum option in the comparison got the highest score. In this sense, the model, which combines the functions of cleaner and steam broom, is shown especially versatile if we take into account the many surfaces on which it can be used. Us above all we have focused on parquet floors and taps, but it is also possible to use it with carpets, doors, gaskets, mirrors and glass, among other examples. For this, it incorporates different accessories (up to 11) that facilitate its use in all these situations.
– Power: 1,500 watts
– Heating time: 15 seconds
– Tank capacity: 0.3 liters. Removable
– Multi surfaces: for parquet floors, tiles, marble, rugs and carpets, ceramic hob, hood, taps, toilets, gaskets, glass and mirrors, upholstery (sofas, armchairs, pillows and mattresses), closet doors and doors, heaters, curtains and clothes, plants
– Accessories: Washable microfiber cloth, accessory for rugs and carpets, cover, accessory for glasses, lance + 120 accessory, for joints, flexible hose, accessory for joints and small round brushes with nylon bristles. Vaporforce large brush
– Dimensions: 1.120 x 320 x 200 mm
– Weight: 2,4 Kg
– Action ratio: 7.5 meters
– Others: Anti-lime filter, eliminates 99.99% bacteria, viruses and germs. Frescovapor dispenser integrated in the brush.
With a power of 1,500 watts, it has a compact design (1120 x 200 x 320 mm) and practical that allows you to function comfortably and fulfill your mission. In addition, its 2.4 kg weight makes this use even easier if we compare this weighing with the Bissell and Cecotec models. Together with the Kärcher steamer, it shares with them the possibility of regulating the steam output through controls incorporated into the handle.
Regarding its construction and finishes, the machine leaves good impressions; Special mention to its large Vaporforce brush that provides a large steam outlet surface for greater reach. The only point to improve is that the capacity of its removable tank is only 0.3 liters, so if we are carrying out a very deep cleaning, it is most likely that we will have to replace it with tap water at least once more until complete. Cleaning.
– The best: comfort of use and good performance given its price.
– Worst: the capacity of its 0.3 liter tank is too small.
– Conclusions: This proposal is very versatile thanks to the numerous accessories it includes, providing good results when performing its function. In addition, it is very comfortable to use given its light weight.
Bissell 1977N Steam Vacuum
Its size is compact (1168 x 280 x 250 mm), but its weight makes it less comfortable to use. While, the cable that connects it to the electrical current is quite long. In this first contact, it can also be seen that the appliance has a good finish and construction. The controls for its handling are located on the handle and, as there are very few, you get used to it right away.
With a power of 1,600 watts, its performance improves significantly if we first use its function as a vacuum cleaner and then apply steam (softer or stronger) on the surface to be treated. It is convenient to dedicate time to both tasks to obtain the expected results; It will be worth it, especially if you have never used a vacuum cleaner of this type before.
The water tank, with a capacity of 0.4 liters, is located at the rear and has been fitted with a filter that removes any type of impurity. Likewise, for the steam function to be activated and the water to reach the necessary temperature, just 40 seconds elapse, a time that is close to the 30 seconds that its manufacturer promises. Being a cyclone vacuum cleaner, the dirt accumulates in a 0.95 liter container located in the front part (on one of its sides it incorporates a button that releases the garbage without getting our hands dirty).
It can be used with different surfaces (wood, hard floor, park…) and it comes with two mops. Depending on the characteristics of the soil we will use one or the other.
Aspiradora con vapor Kärcher SC 2 EasyFix
Its design is completely different from its competitors. It is not the classic upright vacuum cleaner that, in addition to vacuuming, cleans floors and introduces a function that allows it to apply steam on the surface to be cleaned. This is a versatile steam cleaner suitable not only for floors, but also other surfaces such as tiles, windows, countertops, taps … Hence, it comes with different accessories such as a manual nozzle, a concentrated jet, a specific floor or a round brush. Its extension tube has dimensions of 2 x 0.5 meters.
Handles very comfortably: you can move and move freely while you use it and its practical handle allows it to be transported from one place to another without problems (its 2.9 kg of weight also contributes to this). Unlike the rest of the models analyzed, the water heating time is longer (around six minutes): once it is reached, we can regulate the steam thanks to its two levels of use. Our decision will depend on the chosen surface and whether the accumulated dirt is little or a lot. The tank capacity for water is one liter. With a power of 1,500 watts and a pressure of 3.2 bar, it provides good results.
Cecotec Conga Steam & Clean 4 in 1 Steam Vacuum Cleaner
Comes with washable microfiber mops and you can choose between various operating modes, depending on the use we want to give it: sweeping and vacuuming (Clean mode), mopping and scrubbing (Steam mode) or a combination of both (Steam & Clean mode). Likewise, it gives the option to select that it expels more or less steam (Eco and Turbo levels) depending on the dirt on the floor. This four-in-one vacuum cleaner stands out because, thanks to its Fast Steam technology, the time you have to wait for the steam to be ‘ready’ to apply is less than 30 seconds. On the other hand, the design of the container where the water is deposited is slightly improvable because sometimes it loses a little for no apparent reason; and that the rest of the structure presents a good construction and finishes.
While, the base has a design that we liked in a special way (It is wide and with a pointed triangular finish): although at first reaching the most difficult corners is a bit more complicated than one would like, it is a matter of getting the hang of it. It incorporates a tank where all the dirt that we collect accumulates with a capacity of 1.2 liters. That has been provided with a HEPA filter is another feature in its favor.
Another inexpensive option
The user experience is correct, although it is preferable to apply Clean mode first and then Steam if we want to achieve a satisfactory result. Although it reaches a power of 1,550 watts, sometimes this is a bit tight.
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