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Jan 3 2012

Are You Steam Cleaning Yet?

Recently, my husband decided that we needed a steam cleaner. I resisted at first. Why did we need to spend all that money on something when a mop and a rag did just fine? But all the hype and infomercials must have gotten to him and he persisted. Eventually I caved, but I was convinced that I would be selling an unused steam cleaner at my next garage sale.

It isn’t often that I admit when I am wrong, but I have to give it to my husband on this one. I love that steam cleaner. As a mother to a baby and a long sufferer of allergies, I don’t know how I ever lived without my steam cleaner.

I know that steam cleaning has become the “hot” new thing to do lately. But if you are like me and are just catching on, or if you haven’t bought into the hype yet, let me break it down for you. Steam cleaners simply use water to produce super hot steam vapor, which works to remove dirt and stains from multiple surfaces throughout your house. The hot vapor is able to penetrate the porous surface of your floors and other surfaces to weaken the bond between the dirt and your surfaces.  The vapor is hot enough to destroy germs, dust, bacteria, mold, viruses and all the other gross things that you don’t want living in your home.

I specifically remember talking my husbands ear off about how we would never use our steam cleaner once the newness wore off. We brought it home and tried it out and were pretty impressed by what it could do. It left our kitchen floors squeaky clean. But I was convinced that it would never be used again.

And again, I was wrong. I am constantly finding new uses for my steam cleaner. Just the other day, I used it to clean the walls of my shower. I couldn’t believe how easily the soap scum and water spots came off with steam. I could have scrubbed until my arms fell off and never got my shower that clean.

I use my steam cleaner for everything from the typical jobs like floors and counters to steaming our baby’s new car seat before we put him inside. When we got new carpet, we steamed it before we let the baby crawl on it. When we bought a new mattress, we steamed it in case of bedbugs. I can’t believe how many times my trusty steam cleaner has been put to good use.

I don’t even bother buying harsh chemicals to use on my floors and counters anymore. Before being a mom I didn’t mind using chemicals to clean but now it makes me feel good to know that it’s safe when my little guy gets the urge to lick the kitchen floor.

Not to mention, the benefits that the steam cleaner has had on our allergies are remarkable. Dirt, dust, and all the other nasty things that clog up our sinuses stick to the rag on the steam cleaner like glue. It is very satisfying to know those particles aren’t floating around my house.

So I will say it one more time… I was wrong. Steam cleaning is where it’s at. Haven’t joined the rest of us in the wonderful world of steam cleaning yet? Lucky for you, Crucial Vacuum offers one of the best steam cleaners on the market along with an extensive line of steam cleaning products. Trust me, you don’t know what you’re missing.

Dec 23 2011

And the Winner is… Vapamore Named “Consumers Digest Best Buy”

Crucial Vacuum has exciting news! While we already knew that Vapamore products were the very best steam cleaners around (why else would we offer them to our beloved customers?), we now have some pretty solid proof to back us up.

We are happy to announce that the Vapamore MR-100 Primo Steam Cleaner has been named the “Consumers Digest Best Buy” for a canister style steam cleaner. After a year of comparisons and testing, Consumers Digest names its picks for the best buys in its upcoming February issue, on stands in mid-January.

Steam cleaning has become increasingly popular in recent years. It seems that every manufacturers is producing its own version of the “best” steam cleaner to tackle those dirty floors and counters. As a matter of fact, Consumers Digest reports that there are now 24 different manufacturers making steam-cleaning products.

With products ranging in prices from $40-$500 or more, all claiming to be the best, shopping for the perfect steam cleaner can be overwhelming. But Consumers Digest looked at them all and talked to the experts to find out once and for all which steam cleaner deserves to be called the best buy.

The results are in and according to Consumers Digest our friends at Vapamore have the canister category in the bag. Consumers Digest had great things to say about the MR-100 Primo.

“No other canister has a better warranty than the MR-100 Primo has. It’s also the least expensive model that has a stainless steel boiler tank, which means that it’s less likely to corrode than are the aluminum boiler tanks that are used in less expensive models. And no other model that costs less than $300 has a longer cleaning time (50-60 minutes) than this model has.”

It’s true. The MR-100 Primo comes with a lifetime boiler tank and labor warranty and a 1-year warranty on parts. It also comes with a ton of great features and attachments for all your steam cleaning needs.

Vapamore listened to the customer and built this steam cleaner from the ground up. We knew they got it right, and now they are finally getting the recognition they deserve. Congratulations to our favorite steam cleaner!