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you know the little things that you are supposed to eb able to use to steam clean groutand such with???<br><br><br>
do you lik eit? is it worth trying to get one if you dont have one? about what did yours run? what can you expect to pay for one now?
 

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my mom got the cheapest one available, it's called a rainbow steam cleaner. She loves it. She had it delivered to our house and she went around cleaning everything. It worked pretty well. We didn't have any moldy grout to try it on, but everything she tried it on worked well.
 

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I have an Eureka EnviroSteamer, and I love it! I used to use it daily, but now the newness has worn off and i use it a couple times a week. There's almost nothing it cannot remove! I let a friend borrow it, and I was secretely hoping she would let me clean her kitchen. Not that she has a messy kitchen, I just have a hang-up about cleaning other people's houses, it thrills me just to sweep someone else's floor. My new steamer just made that sickness much harder to control. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/bag.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Bag">: <i>If only I could put that energy towards my own home.</i>
 

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I second the Eureka envirosteamer. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"> We use it often. I purchased it from tuesday morning (outlet style store) for about $30 last year. It comes with lots of neat attachments, and you can even use it to steam fabric. We bought a townhome built in the 70's and the sliding glass door metal frame and track was super icky. I spent a lot of time steaming away about twenty something years of grime, but it ended up looking brand new when I finished. I actually enjoy cleaning when I use it- there is something addictive about the power of steam. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/bag.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Bag">:
 

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I have one and I loved it at first. I got all the built up gunk off of stuff. Then I ran out of stuff to clean and it's been sitting ever since. It's easier just to get a rag and spray bottle for the routine cleaning.
 

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my sister has one and LOVES it. I'm interested in it not just for cleaning but for effectively steaming clothes and curtains. My other steamers just didn't cut it.
 

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I have a tiny, handheld steam cleaner - the cheap-o version, I think. A "magic bullet" with lots of attachments. Shaped like a gun. I rarely use it, but when I do: I go crazy... heating more water, cleaning the grout in the bathroom, steaming the sink edges...<br><br>
One day, we got home, and I took DD2's diaper off of her, but then I let DD1 and DD2 play in the car... I think our neighbor had started talking to us or something. Of course, you know how this ends: poop in the car. The steam cleaner was great. I plugged it in indoors and ran the cord out of the window.<br><br>
I have only two cleaning tricks. One is using Bio-Kleen Bac-Out (an enzyme eater) and the other is the steam cleaner.<br><br>
Mine doesn't hold much water. So, I can really only "steam" for 5 minutes or so. That should be a big consideration. However, new water heats fast enough.<br><br>
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do any of these work so that you dont have to wait for it to get hot? i saw a infomercial real early in the morning the other night (i have trouble sleeping when my dh isnt home) and there was one that was called a something with the word bottle in the name. of course i cant remember how much it was or what the actual name is, but of course that- "that would make it so much easier to ckean the x, y and z<br><br>
i know i am not being very specific or helping you help me much am i? :LOL:
 

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you are welcome to visit my place anytime, lol :LOL
 

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this is one of the items i am watching- what do yall think?
 

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Don't bother. I had one like it,and I ended up taking it back to the store. Save your money and get an EnviroSteamer or something built like it.
 

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please tell me ladies, what happens to the condensed steam and the steamed off gunk? does it run into a murky puddle you then wipe up?
 

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Okay, I'm reviving this thread because I was just reading the following in Dollar Stretcher and came here wondering what most of you posted about:<br><br><a href="http://www.stretcher.com/stories/05/05aug08f.cfm" target="_blank">Cleaning with Inexpensive Steam Power</a><br><br>
According to the article, you should wipe with a dry cloth afterwards. What I'm wondering is, can you get rid of the cleaners and really clean only with the steam? We're not big cleaners in our home, so by the time we get around to it, the dirt has built up and it's like a mini-spring cleaning each time. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/bag.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Bag">: But if this will help us with that, I'm really interested -- especially if I can save a few $$$ on cleaners.
 

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I'm curious, too..<br><br>
We just moved into a house that's been a rental for 20+ years, and there is some serious buildup in places i just can't get a rag or brush-bristles into.<br><br>
Do these steamer-thingies suck the crud back up like a carpet-shampooer, or what?<br><br>
Somebody give a play-by-play!
 

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Another thing I've wondered....<br><br>
Are these bad for caulk or grout, over time?<br><br>
Do they force moisture into the grout/behind the caulk/under flooring, etc.?<br><br>
alsoSarah
 
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