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Polti Vaporetto 2400 PTGB0029
Member Name: DaisyDuck
Polti Vaporetto 2400 PTGB0029
Date: 14/05/01, updated on 14/05/01 (2306 review reads)
Advantages: Uses tap water, no chemicals, versatile
I have had my Polti steam cleaner for some time now and I would not like to be without it.
Polti are the main manufacturers of small steam cleaning appliances, their headquarters are in Como Northern Italy.
At first glance it looks like a vacuum but it does different tasks and you will still need a vacuum.
The main reason I chose a steam cleaner was the number of different household jobs it could do, the only things you need to use it are tap water and a power supply.
It produces dry steam at a temperature of 120 degrees centigrade, and this kills germs, bacteria, dust mites and fleas. It also deodorises as it cleans.
It comes with various attatchments and can be used all over the house.
I use it to clean work surfaces,windows,floor tiles, oven, microwave and defrost the freezer. Brings up stainless steel sinks to a really bright shine.
The lounge and dining room......
It cleans and removes hair from the carpet, clean and refresh curtains while they are still hanging. The large brush which resembles a vacuum cleaner head is excellent at lifting pet hairs from carpets and is a great help when my two moggies are moulting. I have also found it good for removing dried on and trodden in food such as mashed potato and rice crispies from the dining room carpets(aren't children sweet).
I have even used it to clean wallpaper! My son dropped a half eaten Mars bar behind the couch and I found it stuck to the wallpaper(Yuck).It isn't washable paper but I found the steam lifted the sticky chocolate and toffee without leaving a mark.
Cleans the windows and carpets, I steam the mattresses now and again to keep the dustmite levels down. You can also steam childrens soft toys like teddy bears they keep on the bed, this is especially useful if they have allergies or asthma.
You can also use it on your clothes to refresh them and remove creases. This is useful if you need to freshen up a
suit that you have forgotten to take to the dry cleaners. The steam can also be used for spot cleaning on clothes and removing food stains. If your serious about steaming your clothes you can buy an iron to attach to the steam unit.
Cleans all the bathroom fittings sink, toilet, bath, shower head, wall and floor tiles or lino. Great at removing soap scum from around the taps.
You probably get the idea that I use this a lot, well I do , I can't remember all the uses I have put it to.
I can't remember when I last bought a chemical cleaner for the floors, walls or oven. This has not only saved me money but I also feel I am doing something for the environment.
The machine needs little maintenance just rinse out the tank every two or three times you use it. I live in a soft water area and do not have a limescale problem, Polti say that limescale should not stick to the stainless steel tank and can be rinsed away.
The brushes have towelling cloths to cover the and collect the dirt whilst cleaning hard surfaces like floors, these are removed and chucked into the washing machine for cleaning. You can buy extra and spare cloths but I find that old terry nappies, bits of T-shirt or ordinary floor cloths work just as well. I have quite a few and save them up to make a load for the wash.
This was an investment at around £300 but I feel it was worth it.
If you have pets or children I would highly recommend it.
I beleive it is generally available through household appliance retailers, but they do have a website giving details of stockists and demonstration venues. This is www.polti-ltd.co.uk