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#4753464 - 05/10/18 08:32 PM should i get a steamer?
WhyMe Offline


Registered: 12/18/12
Posts: 585
Loc: Washington for now
i like to keep my cars clean and help freind do thiers also. been watching the vids and the steamers seems to be a real time saver when doing an interior. thinking of getting one.

So those that have one for non pro use, are they worth the cost to you?

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#4753482 - 05/10/18 08:45 PM Re: should i get a steamer? [Re: WhyMe]
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Edited by dnewton3 (05/11/18 05:55 AM)

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#4753494 - 05/10/18 08:56 PM Re: should i get a steamer? [Re: WhyMe]
Linctex Offline


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Bissell makes an OK one.

Definitely get a steamer for food, though.... man, they are nice to have!
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#4753495 - 05/10/18 08:57 PM Re: should i get a steamer? [Re: gathermewool]
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Edited by dnewton3 (05/11/18 05:55 AM)
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#4753501 - 05/10/18 09:01 PM Re: should i get a steamer? [Re: WhyMe]
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But seriously, I bought a McCulloch 1275 and love it. It really cuts through the grime and is a great non chemical cleaner. I also is it around the house a lot, too

The 1275 holds 48oz of water (use distilled) and gives 45 minutes of steam on a full tank. The 1375 and 1385 hold more water and give 10 more psi, but I've been happy with my 1275.


Edited by dnewton3 (05/11/18 05:55 AM)

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#4753538 - 05/10/18 09:38 PM Re: should i get a steamer? [Re: WhyMe]
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I had one and then sold it.

Steamers have their value, but I think you will find more uses for a tornador black (with the velocity vac attachment) than a steamer. Between a Tornador Black and an extractor, I think you will have your needs covered.
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#4753592 - 05/10/18 10:33 PM Re: should i get a steamer? [Re: gathermewool]
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Man it took me a while to stop laughing after looking it up!! crackmeup


Edited by dnewton3 (05/11/18 05:56 AM)
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#4753620 - 05/10/18 11:05 PM Re: should i get a steamer? [Re: gathermewool]
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Edited by dnewton3 (05/11/18 05:56 AM)
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#4753637 - 05/10/18 11:49 PM Re: should i get a steamer? [Re: funkymonkey1111]
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Edited by dnewton3 (05/11/18 05:56 AM)

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#4753750 - 05/11/18 05:45 AM Re: should i get a steamer? [Re: Imp4]
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Edited by dnewton3 (05/11/18 05:56 AM)
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#4753757 - 05/11/18 05:57 AM Re: should i get a steamer? [Re: WhyMe]
dnewton3 Offline



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ALL -
the poster of that illicit topic earned some time off.
The rest of you that quoted it are on thin ice.
Thread locked.
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