10 Ideas to use your Handheld Steam Cleaner


10 ways to use your steam cleaner

I bought one of these handheld steam cleaner machines about a year ago and am ashamed to say I have not really taken it out of the box since, maybe using it only once or twice.

Last week I was having a huge clear out of our larder cupboard and found the sad little machine that has hardly seen the light of day. I really had to think hard about putting it into the keep or chuck pile so thought I would do a quick Google of what I could use it for (other than cleaning the grime of the edge of the Rayburn cooker) and was pretty impressed with what I found.

If you too have one of these handheld steamers than seemed a good purchase at the time then this list is for you, or maybe you are a steam goddess and could add some more of your own suggestions. I tried to include some of the less obvious ideas here and would love to know more!

Top 10 Handheld Steamer Suggestions

1.  Cleaning limescale from around your taps to have them looking sparkly and bright in no time

2.  Help to defrost the freezer in super quick time and cleaning it simultaneously!

3.  Cleaning out fish tanks or pet cages

4.  Use it to sanitize your mattress and pillows

The steam is hot enough to kill dust mites, bedbugs and moulds or bacteria.

5.  Disinfect children’s toys

6.  Relax creases in leather items

7.  Killing off weeds on the patio (or anywhere)

8.  Cleaning the bottom of your shoes (very handy if you live an area with

inconsiderate dog owners)

9.  Use it to remove wallpaper

10. Cleaning the BBQ grill which is the most argued over job in our house!

As I said, if you have any other great tips or ideas I would love you to add them on here.

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13 Responses to 10 Ideas to use your Handheld Steam Cleaner

  1. Great ideas! We would love a stream cleaner x

  2. Linn says:

    Great post. I am excited to try out your ideas, especially pillows and mattress. It never occurred to me to use it on weeds, that’s fantastic!

  3. Linn says:

    And bottom of the shoes! I am constantly looking for things to wipe away mud from our boots. You are a genius.

  4. If you use it to clean pillows and mattresses do they need to dry for long afterwards?

    Great ideas by the way.

    • admin says:

      I would think if you did them in the morning they would be ok by bedtime, but have yet to give this idea a try yet. When I do I will let you know!

  5. Anca says:

    Weeds and the BBQ?! Wow, that is something I never thought of. Really good ideas x

  6. Elf Service says:

    oh now this is a VERY handy post!! I had no idea. Now I want to get one – purely to de limescale my taps!

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