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Reliable EnviroMate Pronto P7

Est. $100
Reviewed
November 2013
by ConsumerSearch
Reliable EnviroMate Pronto P7

Best handheld steam cleaner

Pros
  • Continuous-fill boiler
  • Long cord
  • Small, relatively light
  • Lifetime warranty on boiler
Cons
  • 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 honor the one-year warranty and lifetime boiler coverage.

Performance

Consistent, hot steam. Owners love the Reliable EnviroMate Pronto P7 because it heats up quickly and provides powerful, consistent steam. "It is easy to use, very light, and very powerful," writes one reviewer at AllergyBuyersClub.com. "I used the steamer to remove a 20 year old window sticker in less than 5 minutes, a job that would have taken over a half hour of hard scraping with a razor," writes a Sylvane.com user who also uses the Pronto to clean medical pumps. An Amazon.com reviewer measures the Pronto's steam output with a calibrated thermometer: 160 to 180 degrees Fahrenheit at the tip, more than 207 degrees Fahrenheit with the towel attachment.

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. The Pronto P7 also draws praise from Mercia Tapping, president and CEO of Boston Green Goods, for its long power cord and easy-switch tools, among other features. A 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.

Features

Just one small question. The Reliable EnviroMate Pronto P7 steam cleaner comes with the usual bevy 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. We found a few scattered complaints that this unit lasts only six months to a year of regular use, although customer service seems to honor the warranty and replace defective models in a reasonable time frame. It's covered by a one-year warranty, plus lifetime coverage on the boiler.

Where To Buy
Reliable Enviromate P7 Pronto Portable 4-Bar Pressure Hand Held Steam Cleaner and Fabric Steamer

 
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Our Sources

1. Amazon.com

About 20 Amazon.com users give the EnviroMate Pronto P7 steam cleaner an overall rating of 3.7 stars out of 5. There are a couple of durability complaints, and a few disappointed users who expected canister-level performance from a handheld steam cleaner.

Review: Enviromate P7 Pronto Portable 4-Bar Pressure Hand Held Steam Cleaner and Fabric Steamer, Contributors to Amazon.com, As of November 2013

2. AllergyBuyersClub.com

The Reliable EnviroMate Pronto P7 receives a perfect 5-star rating from AllergyBuyersClub.com's anonymous experts, and 4.7 stars out of 5 from seven user reviewers. The president/CEO of Boston Green Goods chimes in with some very positive comments.

Review: Reliable EnviroMate Pronto P7 Portable Steam Cleaners, Contributors to AllergyBuyersClub.com, As of November 2013

3. Wayfair.com

After about 10 reviews at Wayfair.com, the Reliable EnviroMate Pronto P7 comes away with an overall score of 4 stars out of 5. Two users compare the Pronto favorably to the handheld Shark steam cleaner, and it gets particularly high praise for cleaning grout.

Review: Reliable Corporation EnviroMate PRONTO Steam Cleaner and Fabric Steamer, Contributors to Wayfair.com, As of November 2013

4. Sylvane.com

A handful of users review the Reliable EnviroMate Pronto P7 at Sylvane.com, giving it 3.8 stars out of 5. They agree that it works very well, but one complains that it doesn't offer enough steam time.

Review: Reliable Enviromate Pronto P7 Steam Cleaner, Contributors to Sylvane.com, As of November 2013

5. BedBathAndBeyond.com

Just a few owners review the EnviroMate Pronto P7 here, with each one assigning it 5 stars out of 5. One reports that she's been using her Pronto for several months and absolutely loves it. All say it makes tough cleaning jobs much easier.

Review: Reliable EnviroMate Pronto Portable Steam Cleaner, Contributors to BedBathAndBeyond.com, As of November 2013

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