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Reliable EnviroMate Pronto P7 Review

Est. $100
May 2015
by ConsumerSearch

Best handheld steam cleaner

  • Continuous-fill boiler
  • Long cord
  • Small, relatively light
  • Lifetime warranty on boiler
  • Small reservoir
  • Some durability concerns

Bottom line

The Reliable EnviroMate Pronto P7 draws high praise for producing powerful, consistent steam. Its continuous-fill reservoir and flip-up lid are big hits with reviewers, although it holds only 10 ounces -- about 15 minutes of continuous steam. We found a few durability concerns, but Reliable Corporation's customer service seems to live up to its name by honoring the one-year warranty and lifetime boiler coverage.

Breaking it down


Good array of accessories. The Reliable EnviroMate Pronto P7 steam cleaner comes with a very versatile range of attachments. A 15-piece accessory kit includes brass and nylon brushes, angle and taper nozzles, a window-cleaning blade, a fabric accessory, a water beaker and a flexible extension pipe, plus a carry bag that helps you keep it all organized. The accessories are reported as durable if you don't handle them too roughly. We found a few scattered complaints that this unit lasts only six months to a year of regular use, although customer service seems willing to honor the warranty and will replace defective models in a reasonable time frame, reports say. It's covered by a one-year warranty, plus lifetime coverage on the boiler.


Consistent, hot steam. Owners love the Reliable EnviroMate Pronto P7 because it heats up quickly and provides powerful, consistent steam. Many say it's quite powerful for its size and is great for small jobs like removing stickers or decals, cleaning around faucets, and other tasks that otherwise require quite a bit of elbow grease. It heats to a top temperature of 245 degrees Fahrenheit; hot enough to kill bedbugs.

Ease of use

Small but mighty. The Reliable EnviroMate Pronto P7 has a small boiler that holds 10 ounces, which produces about 15 minutes of continuous steam. It heats quickly -- in about two minutes, according to the manufacturer -- and can be refilled even when hot. Users love the flip-up lid, which stays open until you're done. Many say that the Pronto P7 is lightweight and very easy to use. It also draws praise for its long power cord and easy-switch tools, among other features. The 32-inch steam hose comes in handy for reaching difficult spots, and a "steam ready" pilot light helps you gauge the Pronto's pressure levels.

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Reliable EnviroMate Pronto P7 Reviews


About 60 users give the EnviroMate Pronto P7 steam cleaner an overall rating of 3.7 stars out of 5. While that seems quite low, several low reviews are from users who expected canister-level performance from a handheld steam cleaner, or for those who bought it to use as a fabric steamer and are disappointed (fabric steamers have specialized nozzles for smoothing wrinkles). There are also some durability complaints, which are more legitimate reasons for low ratings.

Review: Reliable Enviromate P7 Pronto Portable 4-Bar Pressure Hand Held Steam Cleaner and Fabric Steamer, Contributors to, As of May 2015


The Reliable EnviroMate Pronto P7 receives a perfect 5-star rating from Mercia Tapping, the president/CEO of Boston Green Goods, who is's expert reviewer for the Pronto portable steam cleaner. She says that the Pronto is a great adjunct to a full-sized steam cleaner. The steam cleaner also receives an overall rating of 4.5 stars out of 5 from just over 10 user reviewers.

Review: Reliable EnviroMate Pronto Portable Steam Cleaners, Mercia Tapping and Contributors to, As of May 2015


After about 15 reviews, the Reliable EnviroMate Pronto P7 earns an average overall score of 4.1 stars out of 5. It gets particularly high praise for cleaning grout. A couple say that it's heavy to hold for long.

Review: Reliable Corporation EnviroMate PRONTO Steam Cleaner and Fabric Steamer, Contributors to, As of May 2015


Just a few owners review the EnviroMate Pronto P7, where it earns an overall rating of 3.9 stars out of 5. Most say it makes tough cleaning jobs much easier, but there are a couple of disappointed users who say it does not perform very well.

Review: Reliable EnviroMate Pronto Portable Steam Cleaner, Contributors to, As of May 2015

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