Steam cleaning is the best way to kill 99.9% of germs and bacteria without using any chemicals. It’s a safe, healthy and natural way to clean your home and there are plenty of machines to choose from to suit your budget and cleaning requirements.
To assist you in selecting a steam cleaner, our handpicked selection lists top-performing models, chosen based on our first-hand experience using multiple machines to clean a variety of surfaces. Our testing and up-to-date research further ensure the quality of our recommendations.
Our Top Picks At A Glance:
How The DIY Works Team Tests & Rates Steam Cleaners
As we own a number of properties (rentals and Airbnb’s), we find ourselves cleaning various surfaces regularly. Whether we need to clean bathroom tiles, grease in the oven (as shown in the photo below) or any other tough dirt, the steam cleaner is the go-to machine we use due to its effortless cleaning power and the fact that no chemicals are required.
Over the years, we’ve tried and tested a variety of machines that come in the form of full-sized and handheld steamers. Both have their pros and cons and depending on the cleaning task in hand will decide the machine we tend to use.
During our ongoing testing of the steam cleaners, we analyse the machine’s performance, runtime, ease of use and all of the functionality that it provides. They are also used to clean multiple types of tough dirt and a range of surfaces.
To keep up our commitment to reviewing and testing the latest steam cleaners (for this article), we are continually testing out the latest offerings from top brands in the UK. This means that when we notice a brand has released a new and improved model, we will attempt to upgrade the machine where possible for testing.
As well as our testing and experience of using multiple steam cleaners, we also based our recommendations on the latest research and several factors. Some of the factors we took into consideration included the machine’s performance, runtime, ease of use, the time it takes to warm up, power cord length, modes/functionality, warranty and value.