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Steam Cleaners: Expert and User Reviews

By: Kelly Burgess on May 30, 2017

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Handheld and Portable Steam Cleaners Our Sources

Steam Cleaners: Ratings of Sources

Contributors to Amazon.com, As of May 2017

Amazon.com lists steam cleaners in several categories, including appliances and household/kitchen. Most models receive just a few reviews; those that attract the most customer attention typically get an overall rating of 4 stars out of 5. Standout models rank at or above 4 stars after at least 45 user reviews. Sometimes reviewers come back after months or years to comment on durability or customer service issues.

Contributors to Walmart.com, As of May 2017

Owners can rate handheld and canister steam cleaners sold at Walmart.com. Some steam cleaners get hundreds of reviews, others just a few. While many of the reviews are unique to Walmart.com, others are imported from the manufacturer's website.

Editors of AllergyBuyersClub.com, As of May 2017

AllergyBuyersClub.com sells products focused on helping allergy sufferers keep allergens under control. Products listed at this online retailer receive ratings from both consumers and experts. While users leave brief comments, the experts assign separate ratings for factors including steam quality and heat-up time, in addition to the overall ranking. Reviews by both experts and owners tend to be extremely thorough and detailed.

Contributors to HomeDepot.com, As of May 2017

HomeDepot.com carries a good number of steam cleaners and many accumulate a decent number of reviews, while others get just a handful. Ratings tend to be higher here than at Amazon.com for comparable vapor cleaners.

Contributors to Target.com, As of May 2017

Target.com has a good assortment of canister-style and handheld steam cleaners, but they get fewer reviews overall than elsewhere, and some reviews were originally posted at the manufacturer's website. Each user review is divided into separate ratings issued for effectiveness, quality and value.

Contributors to Sylvane.com, As of May 2017

This online retailer specializing in products that improve air quality carries more expensive, higher-end steam cleaners. Because they tend to be pricier, there are fewer reviews here, but it's still a good source for getting owner feedback on those better vapor cleaners.

Contributors to Wayfair.com, As of May 2017

Wayfair.com lists a few common steam cleaners, with an emphasis on Steamfast models. Reviews vary widely in length and quality, and a few users post only star ratings with no comments. Still, there's enough feedback for us to pick standout models that receive 4 stars out of 5 or better after a few owner reviews.

Contributors to BestBuy.com, As of May 2017

Shoppers at BestBuy.com can review the steam cleaners listed here. Most get just a few reviews, but reviewers can say if they would recommend the product to a friend. It's also noted when the product is a verified purchase.

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