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Best steam cleaner TechnoBuffalo 2020

Household maintenance becomes far more eco-friendly when you use a steam cleaner to keep things sparkling clean. Useful for sterilising surfaces, blasting away grungy residue, and even steaming clothes, steam cleaners are capable appliances that should have a place in every home. From ultra-light handheld steamers to all-in-one mops, we've got you covered throughout your search for the perfect steam cleaner for your home.

Best overall: MLMLANT 20-Piece Multipurpose Steam Cleaner Set

Staff Pick

Professional quality and versatility at an approachable price set MLMLANT's multi-purpose steam cleaner apart from the rest. Creature comforts such as an extra-long power cord, fast-heating water tank, and 20 accessories prepare you for any steam-cleaning scenario. This steam cleaner is deceptively lightweight, at a mere 4.5 kilograms, and its 2-litre boiler capacity allows you to clean continuously for 35 minutes.

£110 at Amazon

Best value: Vax S86-SF-CC Steam Fresh Combi Classic Multifunction Steam Mop

One and done

Vax's multifunction mop adds detergent to its already effective steam system, which makes it excellent for hardwood and tile floors. Users can spot-clean surfaces, steam garments, and gussy up grody grout lines with ease, thanks to its detachable handheld steamer. It's lightweight as well, at just 3.7 kilograms, making it even more manoeuvrable. Your chores won't take forever, either—its 200ml water reservoir lasts for about 15 minutes of continuous steaming.

£70 at Amazon

Modern design: Dupray Neat Steam Cleaner

Large tank capacity, sleek modern design, and superheated steam make Dupray's neat steam cleaner stand out in its price range. Its boiler takes just seven minutes to heat and is relatively high-capacity at 1.6 litres. Also included are washable microfiber pads, which will save considerable money over time and generate less waste while you wash your floors.

£170 at Amazon

Ultra-lightweight: Comforday Handheld Pressurised Steam Cleaner

For those that prefer handheld steamers, this heavy-duty (but lightweight) handheld steam cleaner from Comforday is an ideal choice. Nine accessories, including precision steam tips, help buyers get into hard-to-reach areas. Better yet, there's an attachment for fabric steaming, so you'll spend less time ironing shirts or being frustrated by rumpled sofa cushions.

£38 at Amazon

Sky-high PSI: Simbr Multipurpose Steam Cleaner

Simbr's multipurpose steam machine makes cleaning your floors, toilet, oven, and nearly any surface effortless. Its ample, 1.5-litre capacity boiler tank provides roughly 35-45 minutes of continuous cleaning. It heats to 93.3° Celsius in no time, while its 4.5-bar work pressure blasts away tough stains with a quickness. While most steam cleaners work fine with tap water, Simbr's model does require distilled water.

£100 at Amazon

Bottom line

With myriad models to choose from, picking out your first steam cleaner can feel daunting. It'll be well worth the purchase, though, whichever you prefer. Our best overall, MLMLANT multi-function steam cleaner should do the trick. Its extra-long power cord and 5-meter hose give you more reach and help you zero into particularly tough-to-clean corners.

Some steam cleaners are particularly weighty, so if you don't want to lug around a full-sized one, then the Comforday handheld pressurised steam cleaner is just the thing. Comforday's offering is brilliant at spot-cleaning and easily carried from room to room. It heats in under five minutes and offers completely chemical-free cleaning power.

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