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    9 Handheld Portable Steam Cleaners That Will Turn You Into A Cleaning Machine

    Finally, a way to claim victory over that one stain you've been waging war on for years and years.

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    1. A Bissell SteamShot that heats up in just 30 seconds, and that'll turn every corner of your home into one of those super-satisfying before-and-after photos you see on the internet. 👀,, Amazon

    Comes with an accessory nozzle, scraping tool, grout brush, angle concentrator, three color-coded round brushes, and a measuring cup.

    Promising review: "I’ve had a couple of steam cleaners, my recent one was a Shark with all the attachments. It cost over $100 and can’t hold a candle to this little beauty that I just received today! I usually look at reviews and I’ve been misled before. I can assure you that YOU WILL NOT REGRET THIS PURCHASE! This steamer literally blows the competition away! I’ve tried to clean grout with my other steamers...ah, nope. This ACTUALLY cleaned my grout! I cleaned woodwork and dirt, dust from fine crevices as well and it worked beyond my expectations. No idea what steam cleaner the naysayers are reviewing, but it’s not the Bissell SteamShot Hard Surface Cleaner 39N7V. If it was, theirs had to be defective. You will NOT regret this purchase. I don’t." —dpbbab

    Get it from Amazon for $31.04.

    2. Aaand the deluxe version of that Bissell cleaner with a longer extension nozzle and more fun tools that will turn you into an absolute cleaning demon. Your family will no longer recognize you as you frantically steam every inch of your home like you're possessed., Amazon

    It comes with the accessory nozzle, extension hose, scraping tool, grout brush, fabric steamer attachment, a squeegee, angle concentrator, and detail brush.

    Promising review: "FINALLY something that REALLY cleans grout!!!!!!! Easy to use and really got my black grout back to gray. I’ve tried every possible chemical and heavy-duty brush that attaches to a power drill...this steam cleaner is the only thing that has worked! In my shower, there was a black mold where water didn’t drain. I’ve scrubbed, used cleaners, everything and it wouldn’t go away. I steamed it right off. Also worked great on stove and kitchen cabinets — especially in corners. I cannot say enough about this steamer. I do wish the reservoir was bigger only because once you start, you want to clean everything. Fridge door cabinets were super easy to clean too... Would HIGHLY recommend!" —Anna

    Get it from Amazon for $41.19.

    3. A steam cleaner with an 11-piece accessory set so you can be prepared for every kind of mess imaginable. Crusted-on soda between the car seats? Sorted. Disgusting grease stains on the counter that looks like they're about to gain sentience? No chance.


    Promising review: "This little steamer kicks butt! I used it for cleaning our car. The cup holders had a bunch of stuck-on gunk from drinks spilling and the heating and cooling cycles a car goes through. This steamer took less than two seconds to completely clear anything and everything out of the cup holders. I just wiped it out with a towel and it looked good as new." —Jackie Kelly

    Get it from Amazon for $54.98.

    4. A handheld steam cleaner that will become a cherished member of your household with its own "es-steamed" place in the closet that'll give you sick sense of satisfaction every time you complete the job.


    Promising review: "I purchased this steam cleaning unit primarily to clean tile grout in our master shower (also water stains in sinks). Works great for both and I am very pleased with its efficient performance. It seems to be well designed, well made, and of good quality. Only buy a steamer unit with a short flexible hose because that's what you will need to get into many limited access areas (like where the shower wall meets the floor and especially corners)... And be sure to DRY and RESEAL YOUR TILE GROUT ASAP after cleaning. I can easily imagine there will be many more uses and projects for this handy little steam-cleaning unit. I would recommend this product and would repurchase and I will try to update this review as we use this handy steamer for more/other cleaning projects." —M. Smith

    Get it from Amazon for $59.95.

    5. An extended-reach steamer that will give you a unique kind of relief as you power-clean corners of your bathroom that you've never actually seen clean before (and you've lived there for years).


    Promising review: "Holy cow, this is the best $30 I've ever spent in my life, and I'm old!! This steamer cleans between the floor and baseboards like a champ, and all you need to do is wipe up the water with a cloth. It cleans grout like crazy. It even powered off lime buildup on my toilet. All I can say is BUY IT, BUY IT, BUY IT!!" —Deb

    Get it from Walmart for $29.96.

    6. A compact steam cleaner with an intuitive design and handy-dandy indicator light that you'll wonder how you ever lived without each day as you pummel your home with water in vapor form.,

    Promising review: "OK, there's so many steamers out on Amazon right now. Looking through all of them we chose this one. Didn't really have high hopes for it as it was the smallest I viewed but I really wanted to try and get a stain out of my decor pillow without washing, and ultimately ruining, it. So, let me tell you this little sucker got out the pillow stain so fast so I wanted to try it on my carpet. My carpet cleaner will not fix this dark area in my carpet at all. This with just water fixed it in under four minutes. No chemicals, no real scrubbing, just freaking water. If you're on the fence, buy it. Only downfall is it kind of tells you the attachments and what they do but not entirely so there's some guesswork in there LOL. Overall 100% worth it." —Dewayne A

    Get it from Amazon for $48.99 (available in two colors).

    7. A cute handheld steamer that will pack a surprising punch of cleaning power, since it can hold up to 250 mL of water, meaning, lots and lots of steam per session so you don't have to keep refilling.,

    Promising review: "This steamer has made cleaning so much easier! I use this steamer at least once a week. I have used it to clean soo many things: mattress, couch, fridge, stove, microwave, tub/shower, tile, toilet, etc. I have also used it to dust my stone fireplace. If you own a dog this steamer has been the best thing I have used to get those nose smudges off the windows! I just steamed the spot and wiped it with a microfiber cloth. As far as refilling while cleaning it really is not that big of a deal. When it runs out of water I just wait for the red pressure indicator to go down and then I refill with water and continue cleaning. This is a great reliable steamer for the price." —Wendy

    Get it from Amazon for $52.49.

    8. An affordable mini steamer that's lightweight and compact (2.75 lbs!), so you'll have no problem carrying your new baby from room to room, obliterating dirt like it's your job.

    product image of the blue steamer and all the attachments

    Promising review: "Very impressed with this steamer. The attachments offer use in numerous applications, from garment steaming to grout cleaning. It's lightweight (doesn't feel cheap) and easy to handle. Followed directions and the machine worked perfectly. No leaks and more than adequate pressure. This little thing packs a punch! It's lightweight." —Roderick Bates

    Get it from Walmart for $35.99 (originally $99.99).

    9. A combination wet/dry vacuum and steam cleaner that performs the functions of three different appliances in one, so it's basically destined to become the MVP of your cleaning routine, if not the only player.

    AJ Madison

    Promising review: "If you're reading this now, don't waste another minute — buy this thing! I don't usually write reviews, but I had to since I just got new carpeting and my dog, well. She's got food allergies and sometimes can't keep food down. The steam on this vac is so powerful, it took out the stain right away, and I did not have to use a spot cleaner. Poor dog also chews her paws (grass allergies), resulting in blood stains. Steam vac took care of the stain in seconds. Saved my $2,000 carpet." —Lee Ann

    Get it from AJ Madison for $149.

    This is going to be you, excited to clean the whole house after acquiring your steam cleaner:


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