Product Type: Polti vacuums
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a red mean dirtbusting machine
Polti Vaporetto 2400 PTGB0029
Member Name: freud
Polti Vaporetto 2400 PTGB0029
I would not be without my Polti Vaporetto 2400 now that I've had it for almost seven years and it has never let me down.
To be honest my Mum and I bought it between us as it was a 'considered purchase' for £299 so we decided to share the cost.
I ordered my 'litle red friend' from Ideal World when it was the Pick of the Day and got a good deal as John Lewis had it at the same time for £349.
The demo on TV was very comprehensive - 'Steamy Sue' is very good at explaining - so when the Polti arrived I didn't watch the video that came with it - I just got started!
Included in the box were the following -
The red machine (around the same size as a standard vacuum cleaner only heavier)
A well -written booklet with instructions, tips and advise plus a helpline and list of stockists for extras.
Towels and the 'socks' that fit over the brushes and a plastic bottle.
We later decided to invest in the bright yellow polti bag which is like a huge holdall as we lent it to several friends and meant we could carry all the brushes, towels, extensions etc.
The machine itself is so easy to use - just fill the tank with cold water, replace safety cap and wait to heat up (ours takes about 20 minutes)
The steam is terrific - real power and not like the smaller hand- held ones at all. Apparently Poltis are used in hotels, canteens and hospitals so the steam has to be substantial
The heat on maximum is 120 centigrade and you can literally blast the dirt off cookers, tiles,cookers,microwaves, etc.
You can blast away in the bathroom - showers, baths,all the difficult areas around the toilet etc
you can clean floors - we have quarry tiles in the kitchen & a laminate wood floor in the den and dining room - great!
It does do carpets well (but I have a Bissel 'monster' to do these) but use the Polti for stubborn stains on the carpets especially on the stairs.
You can even steam your plants ( but are warned against steaming pets)
The Polti is super at steaming mattresses to kill bedmites and bugs & you can also steam cuddly toys - so ideal for cjildren who may have asthma.
I do the tall metal kitchen bin as it kills all germs ( must do surely at that temperature?!), I use if for freshening clothes - I don't do the windows as I prefer to use newspaper on these (really works!)
Great for the freezer - you can de-frost, clean and have everything back within an hour instead of half a day with bowls of hot water everywhere!
I'm not a manic housewife but do use my Polti about every six weeks when I want to really 'blitz' the house.
The nozzle is superb at getting to the hard-to-reach places, the small brush for general cleaning and the large one for floors.
I love this so much - it's great to just use water and rely on the power of steam - saves the environment and my purse!
In fact I was so impressed I bought the ironing system last year!
Summary: in my opinion the best heavy steamer on the market
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