The Ladybug XL2300's optional TANCS (Thermal Accelerated Nano Crystal Sanitation) feature uses the minerals in tap water to disrupt the cell membranes of microorganisms for the maximum sanitation, and a massive, 70-ounce stainless steel boiler provides more than an hour of continuous use. Fingertip controls make it easy to fine-tune the powerful steam output. A lifetime warranty on the TANCS-equipped boiler helps mitigate this steam cleaner's high cost.
Lifetime coverage on a TANCS boiler. The Ladybug XL2300 with TANCS comes with a 13-piece accessory set that includes several brushes of various sizes, two extension wands, a window cleaning tool, boiler drain tool and crevice tool. Best of all, all accessories can be stored on the onboard tool caddy. A pressure gauge, fingertip steam controls and low-water indicator are user-friendly additions, but this vapor cleaner's most important feature may be its durability. The entire unit is backed by a one-year warranty, with lifetime coverage on the boiler. If you purchase it without TANCS, the boiler is covered for three years.
A powerful cleaning tool. Reviewers say the Ladybug XL2300 with TANCS steam cleaner cuts through grease, grime and dirt easily. The optional TANCS system uses the minerals in tap water to destroy microorganisms, and qualifies the Ladybug XL2300 as an EPA disinfectant. The Ladybug offers up to 68 psi of adjustable steam pressure and a maximum boiler temperature of 295 degrees Fahrenheit, all of which make it a good choice for killing bacteria and mold in large areas, or easing environmental irritants for allergy sufferers. Sometimes it pulls out old stains that homeowners had long since given up on removing, and we saw a number of positive comments on its ability to eliminate animal odors.
Refills with hardly a pause. The Ladybug XL2300 with TANCS's huge continuous-fill, 70-ounce reservoir is a big hit with reviewers. They also appreciate that it does not have to cool down before it can be refilled and that it heats up so quickly. The XL2300 weighs 16 pounds, but owners say it's easy to pull around on its caster wheels. The 6.5-foot steam hose is relatively short, but a 15-foot power cord gives you plenty of room to roam. Best of all, the XL2300 can run on tap water. The only real gripes we saw: Some say the steam trigger button is a little awkward; others note that it doesn't wheel around very easily.
Ladybug XL2300 Reviews
The Ladybug XL2300 with TANCS vapor cleaner gets a perfect 5-star rating from site experts and from a handful of user reviewers. All say it's a top performer and truly steams and sanitizes. Most agree that it's worth the money.
Review: Ladybug XL2300 TANCS Vapor Steam Cleaners, Contributors to AllergyBuyersClub.com, As of May 2015
About a dozen users review the Ladybug XL2300 vapor cleaner at Sylvane.com, giving it an overall score of 4.9 stars out of 5. These reviews are especially helpful because Sylvane specializes in products that improve air quality.
Review: Ladybug XLT 2300 Vapor Steam Cleaner, Contributors to Sylvane.com, As of May 2015
The manufacturer's site is the most plentiful source of user reviews for the Ladybug XL2300, both with and without TANCS. More than 40 owners rate the XL2300 here, giving it an average score of 4.7 stars out of 5. Although the posts are predictably positive, even poorer reviews (albeit, there's only one less than 4 stars) are allowed to stand, so we can accept this as a credible source.
Review: Ladybug XL2300, Contributors to LadybugSteamCleaners.com, As of May 2015
In just a handful of reviews, the Ladybug XL2300 earns a perfect 5-star score. Users say it performs very well and is easy to use. It's particularly praised for dealing with animal odors.
Review: Ladybug 2300 Steam Cleaners, Contributors to AchooAllergy.com, As of May 2015