The New Oreck Steam-It uses pressurized, “dry” steam to naturally disinfect and melt away dirt & grime. Unlike many conventional steam mops, the Oreck Steam-It has a unique, pressurized vapor chamber making it easy to clean above the floor without spilling. It’s the easy, eco-friendly way to clean without the use of toxic chemicals or detergents.
- super-dry steam heats in under 30 seconds
- deep cleans without chemicals
- can be used on most flooring surfaces including marble, ceramic, stone, vinyl, linoleum and sealed hardwood floors
- reusable, machine washable microfiber pads
The first and most dreaded step in testing a new product we receive is always the assembly. Fortunately, this involves little work with the Oreck Steam-It. The only step in the process is to attach the cleaning head which is done simply by snapping the piece right onto the wand. The rest of the items pictured are accessories for the Steam-It. At this point, it would be more helpful if the set came with a bag to contain all of the parts when not in use.
Items included with the Steam-It system:
Filling the water tank isn’t the most convenient feature. Using the included funnel, you fill the water tank by slowly adding nothing more than plain tap water. Should you lose the funnel, you may have a water mess on your hands as you fill the tank, but replacement funnels are available at Oreck online.
Cleaning the Floors
The first room of the house that really needed a good cleaning was our kitchen floor by the back door. With all of the snow and slush this time of year, our dog managed to track in quite a mess. The Steam-It easily removed the dirt and mud that had hardened on the floor. For the tough spots, holding the steam over the area for about 5 seconds made it very easy to remove the dirt and grime but overall, you can’t beat a one step clean up.
Next I went into our living room where we have wood floors and decided to move all the furniture to see what messes were left under the couch. Among the dirt, dust and crumbs was a sticky red mess that could only have been created by one of the kids. This isn’t the first time I’ve moved the couch to find this and it usually takes a lot of scrubbing and harsh chemicals to remove the mess.
Surprisingly, the Steam-It removed the red gunk in a matter of about 10 seconds. All I had to do was run the cloth with a high steam flow (adjustable low to high) over the mess and it came up with no problem. I was able to finish the entire room in about 20 minutes and only had to rinse the microfiber cloth once.
The Oreck Steam-It is actually a very versatile cleaning tool. Besides steaming floors without needing cleaning solutions, the Steam-It comes with accessories that allow you to clean windows, carpets, grout stains and crown molding. A secondary handle on the body of the cleaning wand allows you to grip the Steam-It for easier handling for odd spaces.
Overall, I’m very impressed with how well the Steam-It works. The reusable microfiber cloths stay in place thanks to the tight grip of the clips on the cleaning head and aren’t expensive to replace should you need more.
The Oreck Steam-It can be purchased directly from Oreck online for $179.95 plus free shipping. A number of accessories and replacement parts are also available, including additional microfiber cloths priced at $19.95 plus shipping (includes a 4-pack of washable microfiber towels and 2 multi-purpose utility cloths).
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