12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
Simple but impressive,
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It comes in a relatively small box - three parts for the handle, a water bottle and the base unit - and fits together in a few minutes. Fill up the bottle with boiled water (recommended so you don't get scale build up), switch it on, and wait another couple of minutes for the lights to come on. I have to say the first time I turned it on I was sure it was broken. It took ages for the pump to suck the water through - I'd recommend jiggling it a little to help the flow. Once it's going though there's a satisfying 'pssssh' noise as the steam flows through the pad. It cleans very well indeed and the pads get very grimy so definitely buy the version with spare pads (I get through three doing one floor).
I give it four stars, not five, just because I think the steam could be a little more powerful (you have to glide a bit too slowly to get maximum effect) and the power cable doesn't reach as far as I'd like - granted my kitchen is quite big, but my vacuum reaches so I don't see why this shouldn't.
Don't let that put you off though. Once you get used to it, it's just like a mop to use, and far more effective at cleaning linoleum and hardwood floors.