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A REAL PRACTICAL REVIEW OF THIS PRODUCT!,
This review is from: Polti Vaporetto Eco Pro 3000 Steam Cleaner (Kitchen & Home)
I bought this thinking it would make housework much easier. I am pleased with the product, having never used a steam cleaner before. From the point of view of a complete novice, I have taken a bit of time to get used to it. It is not the 'miracle' product I had hoped it would be - cleaning is cleaning and can still be hard work however you look at. But what I would say is, with time, you get to know how to get the best out of the product. I struggled using it to clean my floors, which is what I bought it for. I have large areas of light coloured granite flooring to clean and hoped this would make things easier. I was left with watermarked granite and was pretty disappointed. However, I persevered and have realised that I need to steam small sections, say 1m squared at a time, then flip the cloth over and dry the area immediately. The results are fantastic, sparkling floors. The little nylon brush brought the white grout up between the floor tiles fantastically, but it takes time and patience. I also used another nylon brush for the grotty bit under the toilet rims and this was great - you can buy different coloured brushes to avoid cross contamination - great! I have curved glass shower cabinets, so after experimenting, I found the small brush with a sockette worked best - I put a spot of washing up liquid on the sockette as I felt it needed something more than steam alone - after this I rinsed the glass with hot water from the shower and dried it - I was really pleased with the result. I used this same technique on the shower tray and the bath, and they are gleaming like never before. I find the window accessory quite useless - instead, I just steam the mirrors and glass and dry them for great results. The same goes for kitchen cupboard doors, windowsills etc. Like most new appliances, you tend to have a bundle of accessories that you never use and I think this is going to be the case for me. But the ones I do use, I will use with pleasure. The accompanying dvd gives you some idea of how to get started with the machine, but the immaculate lady in full make up, steam cleaning the already clean bath is just annoying :-)! Finally, I must give full praise to Polti for their customer service in dealing with an issue I had with one of the accessories - they replaced it immediately, no questions asked.
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Initial post: 26 May 2014 21:48:43 BDT
Great review - so helpful. Thank you.
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