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Review Of The Best Hand Held Steamers For Cleaning Grout And Tiles in 2012

Updated on October 10, 2012

What to look for when buying hand-held steamers?

Hand-held steamers are invaluable tools for cleaning in an environmentally-friendly and effective manner. There are many devices on the market today to choose from. When deciding on a hand-held steamer, keep in mind the jobs you most want accomplished, power of the device and what attachments come with the unit. Below are listed the most popular and best rated hand-held steamers for cleaning virtually any surface.

Steamfast Everyday Hand-held Steam Cleaner
Steamfast Everyday Hand-held Steam Cleaner

Steamfast Everyday Hand-held Steam Cleaner

The Steamfast Everyday Hand-held Steamer is a lightweight, portable and powerful cleaner that is both extremely easy to use and easy to store. It is ready for use in less than 3 minutes and uses the effective and natural steam power to effectively sanitize and clean a wide variety of different surfaces. Multiple accessories designed to make common cleaning tasks simple come with the SF-210 model.

Consumer use:

It is easier to list what this hand-held steamer cannot do then to list all the tasks this nifty little cleaner can accomplish. For example, this handy steam cleaner can be used to remove cooked-on residue from a grill, remove caked-on gum from various surfaces or clean stuck-on mud off of work boots. If vinegar is added to the steamer, it becomes a fantastic jewelry cleaner. Mix some vegetable oil in, and it will make squeaking hinges smooth. The Steamfast Everyday Hand-held Steam Cleaner is small yet is still more than adequate to meet any family's needs.

Some of the many satisfied customers said:

"Great to clean the inside of the stove/refrigerator." review from

"This is the perfect cleaning tool for a busy mom who wants to clean and disinfect toys, cribs, play and eating areas." review from

Hoover TwinTank Disinfecting Hand-held Steam Cleaner
Hoover TwinTank Disinfecting Hand-held Steam Cleaner

Hoover TwinTank Disinfecting Hand-held Steam Cleaner

As a Hoover product, this steamer answers to a higher standard. It has a unique edge over competitors thanks to its TwinTank system. The TwinTank system allows users the choice between cleaning with steam alone or with the Hoover SteamPlus Cleaning Solution. This steamer comes with 10 accessories that makes cleaning grout, tile, countertops, appliances, windows and many more an extremely easy task.

Consumer use:

The Hoover TwinTank Hand-held Steamer gets out tough set-in stains on vinyl floors and cleans dirt that is wedged into the seams of floors and kitchen cabinets. It also removes the sticky stuff that is impossible to get rid of under the refrigerator and microwave. This little steamer even removes mold from crevices in the bathtub and gets rid of the gunk around kitchen and bathroom faucets. It packs quite a punch for such a small cleaner.

Customers who bought this steamer said:

"I highly recommend this product to anyone that likes to deep clean everything!!!" review from

"It does an amazing job of breaking down mildew stains, lime deposits, calcium buildup, grease, etc. You name it!" review from

BISSELL Steam Shot Hard-Surface Cleaner
BISSELL Steam Shot Hard-Surface Cleaner

BISSELL Steam Shot Hard-Surface Cleaner

The Bissell Steam shot will remove stubborn stains that soap, or cleaning solutions, will not. It uses high-pressure steam to remove dirt, dried food and grime. The Steam Shot comes with a range of handy accessories such as nozzle, grout brush, extension hose, a special window squeegee, designated fabric steamer, detail brush and angle concentrator. Its 1000-watt power rating and 16 foot power cord means this steamer has the power to remove stains from virtually any surface.

Consumer use:

The Bissell Steam Shot is perfect for removing dark stains in grout. Also, using the window attachment will easily remove dog slobber from a sliding glass door. Although the Steam Shot requires frequent refills thanks to its small size, its size makes it a very easy to handle cleaning tool. The Bissell Steam Shot has the added bonus of multiple colored brushes of the same variety. This means users can have one brush they use on floors and one they use on countertops.

Customer reviews:

"I have tried everything to get my grout clean in my shower and this cleaned it like magic!" review from

"This steam cleaner is wonderful.." review from

HLA Hand-held Steam Cleaner
HLA Hand-held Steam Cleaner

HLA Hand-held Steam Cleaner

This hand-held steamer packs a lot of power into a little cleaner. The Hand-held Steamer produces pressurized 1000W steam at 275 degrees. It cleans and deodorizes everything from BBQ grills to bathtubs, floors and windows. It features a steam status indicator and boasts 15 minutes of continuous steam per each filling.

Consumer use:

The Hand-held Steam Cleaner can be used to clean virtually any surface. Hard water stains, carpet stains, window grim, upholstery, clothing, showers and toilets can all be cleaned using this nifty little steam cleaner. Even candle wax can be removed with this amazing steamer.

Customer reviews:

"I've used it on my kid's clothes, shoes, toys, etc. It gets tough stains and smells out! Great buy and very easy to use!" review from

"I just love how it works so well on getting stains out. The attachments are easy to use also." review from

Euroflex Monster Super Steam SC135 Hand-held Steamer
Euroflex Monster Super Steam SC135 Hand-held Steamer

Euroflex Monster Super Steam SC135 Hand-held Steamer

This hand-held steamer is prefect for killing dust mites, bacteria and viruses. It comes with a handy extension hose, two cloth covers, an upholstery nozzle, bayonet tip, designated window squeegee, special set of round brushes, angled nozzle, water refill and a tote bag.

Consumer use:

Great to use on tile, sinks and mirrors. It even comes with its own handy strap that makes it super easy to carry from room to room while cleaning. The Euroflex Monster is a great way to clean without using harsh chemicals. It can even be used to bring life back to real down pillows, steam curtains, clean baby toys, swings, car seats, kitchen counters, sinks and door handles all safely and without using chemicals.

Costumer reviews:

"I have a home day care and used it to clean high chairs and toys. It does a great job getting the dirt and grime out of hard to reach places." review from

"I am really pleased with this product. I use it at least once a week." review from

Final thoughts - which hand-held stemer to choose?

The above presented are definitely the most popular hand-held steamers for cleaning wide range of surfaces. They each clean a wide variety of surfaces and come with handy attachments. Choosing one of the above steamers will certainly help with all domestic cleaning work. Among the 5 devices described my, and many other customers who bought it, pick would be the Hoover TwinTank Disinfecting Handheld Steam Cleaner - WH20100, due to its phenomenal quality, power and variety of features.

What are your thoughts about handheld steamers?

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    • rawwwwwws lm profile image

      rawwwwwws lm 

      6 years ago

      My family and I have been delaying on getting a steamer. I like how one can clean with them!

    • CoffeeWriter LM profile image

      CoffeeWriter LM 

      6 years ago

      Cleaning grout with a steam cleaner? Actually it does make a lot of sense.

    • sunlightseer profile image


      6 years ago

      There are more choices for steamers than I knew. Thanks for the info.

    • Skin-Health profile image


      6 years ago

      Nice selection of handheld steamers. Thanks for sharing!

    • Valerie P Davis profile image

      Valerie Proctor Davis 

      6 years ago from Birmingham, Alabama

      How interesting! I never knew there was such a thing for cleaning grout.


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