PurSteam Handheld Pressurized Steam Cleaner

Last updated date: April 18, 2019

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Promising to generate 30 percent more steam than competitors, the PurSteam Handheld Pressurized Steam Cleaner does a great job, although it doesn't generate as much heat as other cleaners. Its 2.2-pound build makes it easy to maneuver, and its 10-foot also cord gives you plenty of reach. Though safe for a wide variety of flooring, your wood floors will need to be waterproof to safely use it on those. In our analysis of 70 expert reviews, the PurSteam PurSteam Handheld Pressurized Steam Cleaner placed 3rd when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

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Expert Summarized Score
5 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
1,109 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
Lightweight and portable with a nearly 10' cord.
- BestReviews
Pursteam claims this is the most powerful superheated pressurized steam cleaner available, and I can only imagine they are comparing it to other handheld steamers as its 1000W can’t compete with larger machines’ 1500W and higher pressure and flow.
- Auto Guide
October 31, 2018 | Full review
We’re impressed by the array of cleaning tools here, especially for the price.
- Steam Clean Reviews
The PurSteam Handheld steam cleaner produces nearly 30% more steam than other handhelds and has a much bigger tank allowing it to do more cleaning as well.
- Clean Home Guide
The steam cleaner is very safe and versatile to be used on a variety of surfaces such as ceramic tiles, granite, waterproof wood flooring, laminated tiles, cotton and wool carpets, and washable wallpapers.
- Clean Home Zone
February 12, 2019 | Full review
What experts didn't like
Better for small jobs than it is for jobs that cover lots of space.
- BestReviews
Some users report that it only lasts for about 10 minutes before needing a refill, and you have to wait for it to cool down before filling as a safety precaution.
- Auto Guide
October 31, 2018 | Full review
Because the heater isn’t super powerful, the vapor doesn’t come out with as much pressure as other cleaners.
- Steam Clean Reviews
It also may not have enough lasting steam to be able to be an effective tool against bed bugs.
- Clean Home Guide

From The Manufacturer

WHY IS THIS THE ULTIMATE HANDHELD STEAM CLEANER IN THE USA: We designed it to be the absolutely most powerful superheated pressurized steam cleaner available producing up to 30% more steam flow as compared in testing to other steam cleaners some of which cost 2x the price. Superheated pressurized steam eliminates grease, grime, mold, stains, and bed bugs without harsh chemicals. EASY HANDHELD USE: Lightweight and portable unit comes with a long 9. 8-foot cord for convenient indoor and outdoor use. SAFE, MULTI-PURPOSE CLEANING: Safe to use on a wide range of surfaces including ceramic tile, granite, waterproof wood flooring, laminate tiles, most cotton and wool carpets, and washable wallpaper. FAST-HEATING: Heats quickly with a 3 to 4-minute warm-up time. 9-PIECE ACCESSORY SET: Deep clean the hard-to-reach areas of your home using the heavy-duty attachments for more targeted cleaning. Extension hose for different attachments included.

Overall Product Rankings

1. McCulloch Heavy-Duty Steam Cleaner
Overall Score: 9.1
Expert Reviews: 7
2. Bissell Powerfresh Pet Steam Mop
Overall Score: 8.9
Expert Reviews: 8
3. PurSteam Handheld Pressurized Steam Cleaner
Overall Score: 8.7
Expert Reviews: 5
4. Dupray Neat Steam Cleaner
Overall Score: 8.6
Expert Reviews: 7
5. Light N’ Easy Floor Steamer Cleaner
Overall Score: 8.2
Expert Reviews: 7
6. Hoover Power Scrub Deluxe Carpet Washer
Overall Score: 8.1
Expert Reviews: 8
7. Hoover PowerDash Pet Carpet Cleaner
Overall Score: 8.0
Expert Reviews: 5
8. PurSteam ThermaPro Steam Cleaner
Overall Score: 7.6
Expert Reviews: 4
9. Shark Steam Pocket Mop Hard Floor Cleaner
Overall Score: 7.6
Expert Reviews: 8
10. Dirt Devil Handheld Steam Cleaner
Overall Score: 7.2
Expert Reviews: 6

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