My friends at Homeright sent me their new Steam Machine Elite to try out. Y’all know I’d rather be in the shop working on a project than cleaning house. I’ve been working so hard on the Outdoor Overhaul that the house has been put on the back burner. We recently had some cold rain and it seemed like a good day to tackle some much needed Spring cleaning with my new Steam Machine. I’m also posting over on the Homeright DIY site today. I’ll give more details at the end of this post.
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Dust and Vacuum Floors
First things first. Vacuum your rug. Are you like me, that sometimes you vacuum for looks, and other times you vacuum for cleaning? C’mon, you know what I mean. Say you’re expecting guests and you grab a stick broom or even your regular vacuum cleaner. You do some speed cleaning just to make it look better for your company. We’ve all been there, right?
For this job I ran the vacuum very slowly, going both north and south and east and west.
See that spot of dirt over by the couch? Some company I had, checked out my backyard and came in with mud on his shoes.
I took the time to use the duster under all the furniture. I love this duster so much that I built a between the studs broom closet just for it to have a real home! It’s really large and makes dusting these floors so quick and easy.
Steam Machine Elite Accessories
I gathered everything I needed to get started steam cleaning my laminate floors and my throw rug.
Use Distilled Water in Steam Machine
The Homeright Steam Machine Elite works best with distilled water. The machine takes about 8 minutes to build pressure and steam. While it was heating up I put my wands together and added the triangle mop head to get busy on my floor.
I’m glad this mystery scuff mark shows up in this image. I think it may have been my Roomba that made this mark. I was really hoping the Steam Machine Elite would take care of this, and I wasn’t disappointed! It was the first spot I tackled because it’s right by the fireplace and I see it every time I walk through the living room.
Wait 8 Minutes for Pressure and Steam
You can see there is on-board storage for some small tools. The light on the top is no longer illuminated, so that means it’s ready to go!
Steam Machine with 55 PSI
Check out that STEAM! Because this steam machine builds pressure up to 55 PSI, it packs a powerful bunch on dirt and grime!
This tight spot by my small side table was easily cleaned with the triangle mop head.
Steam Carpet for Freshness
It was time to switch to my throw rug. I added the Carpet Glide attachment. This is great for freshening carpets and killing dust mites.
The area rug was so easy to steam. I simply started and one edge and pulled the trigger while pulling the wand toward me. Then I went back to the edged and pulled it again, doing this across the entire rug. I could immediately see a difference in the brightness of the rug and the steam seemed to raise the nap to it’s near original shape.
Stubborn Stains on Kitchen Floor
I had planned to stop in the living room, but continued into the hallway and kitchen!
There was a stubborn stain that came up easily when I rubbed it with the included terry cloth fabric. Clean never smelled so good!
Steam Machine Outdoors
Visit my profile over on the Homeright Diy site to see how the Steam Machine Elite cleaned the green algae off this swing! I was amazed!
Do you prefer cleaning without chemicals? If so, the Steam Machine Elite would be perfect for your arsenal.
Gail Wilson is the author and mastermind behind My Repurposed Life. She is obsessed with finding potential in unexpected places and believes that with a little hard work and imagination, any old thing can be made useful again, including herself!
Gail reinvented herself during a midlife crisis and has found purpose again. She hopes you will find new ideas for old things and pick up a few tools along the way.