After using my steamer around the house for spring cleaning this week, I was impressed with how much cleaning I can get done with this product alone. Not to mention how much quicker I was able to clean.
Steam Cleaning the Kitchen
Steam Cleaning the Kitchen
I wanted to give my backsplash a thorough cleaning. I can’t believe how quickly grease accumulates in that area. Usually I scrub it with a mildly abrasive bleach cleaner and follow that up by wiping with done with a sponge and water.
Instead, I used my Wagner steamer with the squeegee attachment to steam clean the backsplash. I blasted steam onto the backsplash and used the rubber squeegee to wipe it away. When I was done, I wiped the whole area with a lint free cloth. I was surprised to see a fair amount of grease came off on the cloth. I keep the backsplash pretty clean, so I wasn’t expecting to see much of anything.
Next, I moved to steam cleaning the stove top. Using the steamer’s jet nozzle, I blasted the grates and used a soft brush to wipe away any loosened particles. This was the quickest I’ve ever gotten the stovetop clean.
In the sink area, I used the same nozzle and soft brush to steam clean the gunk that inevitably builds up around the base of the kitchen faucet. This was much quicker and easier to than scrubbing away at it!
At this point I realized that using the steamer is great, because I hadn’t needed any other cleaning products for these areas. Fewer products, less money spent and of course, less chemicals.
I had cleaned my area rugs and upholstery with the steamer only a few months ago, so I skipped those areas for now. Instead, I moved on to the bathroom.
Steam Cleaning the Bathroom
First, I wanted to disinfect the doorknobs. With all the viruses going around, I wanted them to be totally sanitized. I gave the door knob and other hardware a few blasts from the steamer, and wiped those down with the lint free cloth as well.
The bathroom faucet received the same steam cleaning treatment as the kitchen. The bathroom one is even more difficult to clean because I can’t fit my hand behind it.
I used the steam on it followed by a toothbrush, which I can more easily fit behind the faucet.
The shower and shower head also got a good steam cleaning, and then I moved onto the windows.
One thing to note when steam cleaning windows is that you shouldn’t use it if the temperature is below 32 degrees. It could result in cracking.
For the window, I used the squeegee attachment as I did on my tiles. In almost no time, my windows were sparkling and, as an added bonus, no streaks!
My takeaway after my round of spring cleaning with the steamer was how much quicker I got all of these things done, and how much money I can save using the steamer in place of the assorted cleaners I used previously for these jobs. The steamer will basically pay for itself and then some!
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