Who has a steam cleaner? Who out there has wished that their steam cleaner was a steam mop? I know, I know, there is a Shark Steam Mop out there, but I actually hadn’t heard of it until recently.
I do know that I LOVE my steam cleaner. I use it every time I clean, especially in the kitchen. Nothing makes the faucet sparkle like cleaning it with steam does. Spill something on the stove while you’re cooking? No need to scrub, get out the steam cleaner, a blast of steam loosens it right up and you wipe it away.
I clean my kitchen chairs with my steam cleaner (I have a 20 month old and a 3 year old who get goopy sticky hands, then touch the chairs – a good zap with the steam cleaner every couple of weeks on top of wiping them down daily let’s me know they aren’t germ infested). I clean my couch with my steam cleaner (I have a leather couch now, but I used to use it on my microfiber couch also).
I have always wished that my steam cleaner had
- a bigger water tank to go longer while cleaning
- more attachments to get into hard to reach areas (cracks and crevices)
- a mop option
The mop option was my biggest dream. You guys know I have 4 kids. Things get spilled in tiny out of the way spots and no one tells mom. I notice when it’s dry and hard to get off. I’ll get out my steamer and blast it. But, wouldn’t it be easier if it was a mop? Then I wouldn’t have to get down on all 4’s to clean those spots.
My dream came true on all fronts!
I was sent the Gruene Steam Cleaner/mop to try out. Like I said, I have owned other steam cleaners, but this one takes the prize. It has a MUCH bigger water tank than my old one does, which is so very awesome. I can get my whole couch done at once rather than doing a part of it, stopping to let the steamer cool down, refilling it, waiting for it to warm up, then starting the process all over again.
This one comes with so many more attachments than mine did. Seriously. Mine came with the window tool, 3 small brush heads, and a couple of the bent angle ones. That’s it.
Look at what the Gruene Steam Cleaner/mop comes with –
- Squeegee Hand Tool – Designed to make quick work of cleaning windows and mirrors.
- Garment Hand Tool - Great for taking wrinkles out of clothes and curtains. It also works great for sanitizing matresses, Nylon Brush Set Includes three brushes to handle most of your cleaning needs.
- Large Brush for wide coverage – Great for scrubbing tile and grout lines. Triangle and Detail head brushes for getting into tight spaces. Wire Brush Makes short work of cleaning golf clubs. Designed to take the elbow grease out of those really tough jobs.
- Scraper Nozzle – Perfect for removing wallpaper. Seriously it cuts the job in half.
- DirectJet Nozzle – Shoots out a jet of steam. Great for hard to reach areas.
Do you see that under the hose? Yes, that’s the scraper nozzle, it lets you get into cracks (like between the stove and the counter where grease can collect and it’s IMPOSSIBLE to get to. That alone would have sold me on it.
That it converts into a mop? I would have bought this one on my own.
A little from the company –
If it is floors you are tackling, simply fill the water tank, and seconds later steam is at your fingertips. Using steam means that you can toss out that bulky, messy, mop and bucket and trade it in for a better way to clean. Never again will you barricade the kitchen while you wait for floors to dry, when you use Gruene Steam the floors practically dry as you go. If you have children and pets you will love that Gruene Steam is chemical free system.
Perhaps one of the most unique and innovative features of the Gruene Steam Mop and Hand Cleaner is its ability to convert to a hand steamer. Unlock and remove the center section, and viola! The Gruene Steam Hand Steamer comes with 10 attachments. When attached to the hand steamer these tools make even the toughest jobs a breeze.
Take for instance the Garment attachment, this tool can be used to steam the wrinkles out of clothes, lift stains off mattresses, and even remove wallpaper. The small, large, and angled nylon brushes can be used for anything from removing stains and mildew from tile or grout to cleaning countertops and sinks.
Don’t forget, steam is nature’s disinfectant so when you use Gruene Steam you sanitize as you clean!
You guys know that I love anything that is chemical-free. (One of the reasons I clean with steam to begin with!) Not only do I have kids, I have birds. Their little respiratory systems can’t handle what ours can and lots of stinky smelly things can kill them. I’m always looking for things that make cleaning easier that is healthy for them and my kids.
So, the question is, does this work as well as my old steam? Enough so that I would be willing to give my old steamer to Goodwill or a shelter?
Let’s see! I let my kitchen floor go for a few days. I have 4 kids and while even my 11 year old is capable of making a mess, my 3 kids who are 6 and under, they can completely destroy the floor within 30 minutes of me washing it. I let them just be themselves for a few days, as much as it drove me crazy, when they spilled something, I let Katiana clean it up her way (dry towel, no soap, leaves a sticky mess for other dirt to collect to). I prayed during those days that no one, please God, don’t let anyone knock on my door. Especially anyone from the apartments. Egads!
No one knocked and all was set for the review.
It’s disgusting you guys. Let’s see if the Gruene Steam Cleaner/mop was able to clean it up quickly.
(Don’t mind the stain under my stove, it was there when we moved in, even with the steamer, I can’t get it up. And that is Alyce’s little mouse voice at the end.)
My thoughts? LOVE IT! Definitely will see if a shelter can use my trusty old steamer or donate it to good will. It still works, but I love this one so much more. The mop is so easy to set up, extremely easy to use, and works great! I’ve been using it daily since I did this video. I still use my other mop (the one with the reusable microfiber pad) to get in corners, under counters, under the stove, but for the majority of the cleaning of our linoleum floors, I’ve been using the Gruene Steam Cleaner/mop. It is incredibly easy to use, as you can see in the video, I’m holding the camera with one hand and running the mop with the other. No backaches, no breaking out in a sweat because it’s so much work. It is fabulous!
Since I’m using it as a mop daily, I also am using the steam cleaner part more than I did my old one.
I pulled my old one out for once a week deep cleaning. Now, I’m using this every day to just keep up on it rather than using a dish cloth. With all of the attachments, I’m going to it more often because I have better tools to clean different areas with. One thing I love to use the steam on is those pans that are under your burners on your stove. They can look clean, but a little invisible grease can turn into a burned on ugly mess after awhile.
I also love the steam cleaner for really getting in and disinfecting the bird cages, toys the kids have (I use it on their outside toys a lot to blast away dirt that has gotten stuck in crevices), the high chair, behind the faucet on the sink, the wall behind the sink, the toilets (around the hinges of the lid/seat), door knobs (especially in the wither when the flu is going around), there are so many places I use my steamer at.
It seriously is the one cleaning tool that I pull out the most.
I’ve even used steam to clean stains in the carpet before I clean the whole carpet with my carpet cleaner.
This is one of those cleaning tools that I think is worth the money. You literally can use it to clean everything and you get your money’s worth. I had my old steamer for 4 years and never had a problem with it. I envision this one being the same.
Keep an eye out on my mom’s blog. She will be reviewing it as a steamer soon! (I know it’s coming, I shot the video!)
Definitely gets a big humongous
for being a safe, chemical-free, green cleaning tool that in the long run saves you money