Thank you for continuing to follow our series, “Holiday Gift Buying Guide: Purchasing a Steam Cleaner for a Loved One”. In Part 1 of last week’s installment, you learned many important facts about steam cleaners – such as how they work, and what surfaces that they may be used on. If you are doing a little holiday shopping, a steam cleaner is the perfect gift for your loved one! In this week’s installment, we will provide you with a few buying tips that will help you ensure that you buy the absolute best steam cleaner for your loved one.
What to Look For
When you start shopping for a steam cleaner this holiday season, you will find yourself facing hundreds of choices. How do you choose? The following outlines characteristics that are associated with the best steam cleaning appliances that are currently on the market:
- First, you should select a cleaner that has a boiler unit that is durable and highly resistant to rust. Most cheaper devices have a plastic-based boiler. Unfortunately, these are not capable of heating quickly or efficiently. Additionally, these types of boilers are prone to developing cracks. It is best to opt for a steam cleaner that has a boiler that is composed of either aluminum or stainless steel.
- Next, it is best to opt for a steam cleaner that has a boiler that is identified as “continuous-fill”. This means that you may use it as long as you like in order to complete the cleaning tasks. If you do not purchase this type, once the boiler is empty, it will need to completely cool before adding more water. Not only that, but, once the water is added, the steam cleaner will need to be allowed time to reheat to create the steam vapor from the water. This could prove to be very time-consuming.
- Next, it is best to opt for those steam cleaners that include a multitude of accessories. These accessories will allow you to complete many different jobs in and around the home, on a multitude of surfaces. Examples include a steam trigger that locks and includes many different settings, extension hoses, specially-designed nozzles, brushes with metal bristles, soft brushes, a window squeegee, and fabric cleaning attachments.
This holiday season, you should step outside the box and purchase a gift that your loved one is sure to enjoy. A steam cleaner is a versatile cleaning appliance that is sure to delight and thrill those that receive it as a gift! Not only does this cleaning device clean the surfaces that it comes in contact with, but, it also completely sanitizes those surfaces and deodorizes the surfaces, as well! Now that you know how the steam cleaner works, why it should be used, the surfaces that may be cleaned with the devices, and how to find the absolute best steam cleaner on the market, it is time to do a little shopping!