PurSteam Countertop Portable Steam Cleaner

Last updated: May 3, 2023

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.

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Product Details

Key Takeaway: A handheld, lightweight steamer that promises to generate 30 percent more steam.

In our analysis of 62 expert reviews, the PurSteam Countertop Portable Steam Cleaner placed 13th when we looked at the top 18 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

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.

Expert Reviews

What reviewers liked

Lightweight and portable with a nearly 10' cord.
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.
We’re impressed by the array of cleaning tools here, especially for the price.
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.
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.

What reviewers didn't like

Better for small jobs than it is for jobs that cover lots of space.
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.
Because the heater isn’t super powerful, the vapor doesn’t come out with as much pressure as other cleaners.
It also may not have enough lasting steam to be able to be an effective tool against bed bugs.
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