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Steam cleaning

Discussion in 'Personal' started by oldsomeman, Dec 16, 2015.

  1. oldsomeman

    oldsomeman Star commenter

    Hows it supposed to work...bought a new steamer as advised but dont seem to work very well unless you scrub it with one of the little brushes.
    Decided to do around the cooker as thats where the grease was.ugh its steamed ok but need a twirly thing on the end and the grease sort of sat there and you had to wipe it off.
    i thought the steam took the grease out so it moved down the tiles a bit like water blasting? In the end went back to cilit bang which worked just as well on cupboard surfaces.
    On the cooker the steamer worked ok but i suspect im doing something wrong.and gone through loads of paper towels wiping up the excess water on the work tops and walls.
    Just wondering if i need to order in rolls of paper if i do the floor with the steamer
  2. phlogiston

    phlogiston Star commenter

    I like the idea of steam cleaning - but can't often work out where the dirt goes. If there's nothing to remove the dirt it will stay there, albeit warmer and damper.
  3. oldsomeman

    oldsomeman Star commenter

    well so far on the tiles it was wiped off with a cloth
  4. Dunteachin

    Dunteachin Star commenter

    I can't think about steam cleaning without Gwyneth Paltrow coming to mind...
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  5. ninenotes

    ninenotes Senior commenter

    Is she very dirty?
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  6. oldsomeman

    oldsomeman Star commenter

    i am puzzled.it said it was a wonderful machine....i did discover other attachments in the box i hadnt seem.....but it made no difference.If you use the swirly things to clean the muck then they get all manky.without them,on a bare tube, you get it moved then it sort of re-sticks itself. the water dribbles down or as i was doing something my glasses all steamed up.not very useful to see through the steam cloud.
    I put it on high power for some bits and the tank emptied very fast and when i needed to turn off the hand held part you had to unload the thingy tank of your shoulder and switch off.....
    Oh the joys of being/doing cleaning.
  7. xena-warrior

    xena-warrior Star commenter

    Take it back?
  8. oldsomeman

    oldsomeman Star commenter

    no i have a few more days to practice....bathroom is next then finally the wood laminate
  9. RedQuilt

    RedQuilt Star commenter

    We're you using a steam jet?
    I've never experienced what you describe. Have you got quite a lot of greasy build up or something? When I use my steam jet attachment any dirt just seems to vapourise and I just wipe the moisture away.
  10. needabreak

    needabreak Star commenter

    The dirt doesnt evaporate it does need wiping I have a huge great steam cleaner and some of the attachments have a little towelling cloth that goes on the end to pick up the dirt. I think the idea is that it leaves things deodorised and hygienically clean but doesn't really remove stains; although it can brighten carpets and rugs. I steam then if there is dust or dirt I wipe it off so it looks all nice and shiney. It's not easy by any means but is thorough. Not something I do every day (that would be OCD) or even every week... more monthly or before Christmas and Easter. Like Paltro perhaps I'm just filthy lol
  11. Dunteachin

    Dunteachin Star commenter

    No, no. I'm not saying Gwynnie is filthy; she's an avocado of vaginal steam cleaning. I don't think she uses Oldy's gadget, though.
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  12. Flere-Imsaho

    Flere-Imsaho Star commenter

    Where does the avocado come into it?
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  13. ninenotes

    ninenotes Senior commenter

    Are you meant to put a cleaning solution in it?
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  14. Dunteachin

    Dunteachin Star commenter

    Ha. Advocate. But I like avocado better.
  15. Dunteachin

    Dunteachin Star commenter

    Surely you've all read about it?
    You get the same effect if you just lower yourself into a hot bath, I think.
  16. ninenotes

    ninenotes Senior commenter

    If it was hot enough to steam clean your bits it would burn your feet off.
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  17. oldsomeman

    oldsomeman Star commenter

    Listen i cant dump my kitchen in a bath because it cleans woman;s bits in so doing....besides im not sure my kitchen is trans gender.it might complain.
  18. Dunteachin

    Dunteachin Star commenter

    I know, nine notes. You could hang your legs over both sides, though, and hover.
    No, I think GP used some sort of birthing stool.
  19. ninenotes

    ninenotes Senior commenter

  20. Spiritwalkerness

    Spiritwalkerness Star commenter

    Be careful with laminate and steam. We have two different types - cheap and hideously expensive. The cheap stuff warped following the steam clean. The expensive stuff was much hardier
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