7 Vapor Clean Steamers | An Overview of Each Model

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If you are searching for an effective and powerful steam cleaning machine that you can use to clean, sanitize, sterilize or disinfect surfaces, vapor clean steam cleaners are the best.

Vapor clean steam cleaners are a step up from your ordinary household canister steam cleaner. The steam produced contains 5% moisture content or lower.

This means less water pouring out of your steam cleaner and hotter, drier steam instead.

This guide is an overview of 7 models of Vapor Clean steam cleaners. These residential and commercial steam cleaner models are among the best steam cleaners in 2023 for the price, cleaning tools, warranty, and taking the hard work out of steam cleaning your home, business or vehicle.

What are Dry Steam Vapor Cleaners?

Dry vapor cleaners have a boiler pressurized to produce scorching steam. They don’t just heat to boiling point; they heat well above, creating steam at the machine’s tip that is hotter than boiling.

The steam produced contains less than 5% water. It is much drier than standard steam cleaning machines. Vapor steam cleaners also operate at higher pressures and heat to hotter temperatures.

As a result, these machines clean hard surfaces faster and with drier results. You can use them to clean floors, car interiors, furniture, bathroom fixtures, mattresses, and other home uses such as chemical-free pest control.

If you have used a steam mop or handheld steam cleaner and have been disappointed with the results, a vapor steam cleaner is probably what you’ve been looking for.

In this article, we are looking at seven different steam cleaners by Vapor Clean. There are four residential cleaners and three commercial cleaners. They are:

Vapor Clean Residential Steam Cleaners

Vapor Clean II Home Steam Cleaner
Vapor Clean Alfa Steam Cleaner
Vapor Clean Pro 5 Steam Cleaner (Residential and Light Commercial)
Vapor Clean Pro7 Home Plus Steam Cleaner

Vapor Clean Commercial Steam Cleaners

Vapor Clean Desiderio Plus Vacuum and Steamer
Vapor Clean Pro 6 Solo Steam Cleaner
Vapor Clean Pro 6 Duo Steam Cleaner

Vapor Clean II Home Steam Cleaner

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The Vapor Clean II is the base model designed for heavy-duty residential cleaning. It is priced affordably, in fact, cheaper than the Dupray One steam cleaner.

It offers steam controls on the handle and a lifetime warranty on the boiler tank. It produces dry vapor steam at up to 65PSI with less than 5% water content. The boiler tank heats to a hot 298°F – much hotter than other standard residential steam cleaners.

Weighing only 17 pounds when full of water, it is easy enough to carry upstairs with the integrated carry handle.

Made in Italy with top-quality materials, the Vapor Clean II has excellent features to make cleaning easier. These include caster wheels, rugged and bendable hoses that allow you to pull the cleaner behind you, convenient cord wrap, and a carrying handle.

The easy-to-adjust steam knob allows you to choose low, medium, and high settings. More often than not, the low and medium choices are enough for everyday cleaning.

These safety features are appealing:

  • A low water light, audible buzzer, and thermo sensor stop the boiler from heating when there is not enough water.
  • A visible pressure regulator displays the pressure of the boiler tank.
  • A child lock prevents children from accidentally using the machine.
  • The safety cap on the boiler prevents it from being opened when there is too much pressure inside.

The Vapor II Steam Cleaner is one of the best steam cleaners for ovens with the scraper tool, stainless steel scrubbers, brass, and stainless bristle brushes, and of course, a great price.

Pros

  • Dry vapor with less than 5% moisture
  • Affordably priced
  • Includes 15 attachments
  • Free shipping via Sylvane
  • Lifetime boiler and heating element warranty
  • Tap water-friendly, with annual descaling
  • Made in Italy

Cons

  • Plastic housing could be more durable
  • Short 13-foot power cord
  • Microfiber bonnets not included (only cloths)
  • No onboard storage for accessories

Vapor Clean Alfa Steam Cleaner

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The main differences between the Alfa vs Vapor Clean II are the boiler tank temperature and included tools.

Heating to a slightly hotter 302 degrees Fahrenheit, the Alfa steam cleaner also operates up to 65 PSI.

The outer housing is stainless steel rather than plastic for those looking for more durability or who are harder on their home appliances.

You won’t find any controls on the handle of the Vapor Clean Alfa; they are all on the machine itself, including a variable steam pressure knob and pressure gauge.

Twenty-seven accessories are included with the Alfa. Twelve detail brushes to get into every nook and cranny of your home. A window squeegee will leave your glass streak-free without needing any other equipment.

With a lifetime warranty on the heating element and boiler system, a Vapor Clean steam cleaner may be an investment but worthwhile.

Pros

  • Stainless steel housing
  • 27 attachments
  • Lifetime warranty on the boiler tank and heating element
  • Reasonably priced
  • 302⁰F boiler temperature
  • Vapor steam with less than 5% moisture
  • Made in Italy

Cons

  • No steam controls on the handle
  • No lockable steam trigger – can fatigue hands pressing on and off
  • No onboard storage for accessories
  • Lack of troubleshooting guide in the user manual

Vapor Clean Pro 5 Solo Steam Cleaner

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This is one of the most popular vapor clean steam cleaners for home use due to its price, high heat steam generation, and massive 87 PSI steam output.

The Pro 5 Solo has a rugged stainless steel exterior, copper tubing on the interior, brass fittings, heavy-duty caster wheels, double-coated circuitry inside, adjustable steam settings, and an abundance of accessories.

Priced under $1000, this steamer for residential and light commercial use will blast away stains without using chemicals. I like the scrubbing brushes on the mop head and the triangle tool for cleaning grout lines.

The downside is that it cannot be refilled continuously while in use. The steamer will run for approximately 1 hour. After that time, you will need to let it cool for around 5-10 minutes, fill it with water, then reheat it, which takes approximately 5 minutes.

Pros

  • High heat up to 327 degrees Fahrenheit
  • 87PSI operating pressure
  • Lifetime warranty on the boiler tank and heating element
  • Tap water-friendly (with annual descaling)
  • Excellent range of attachments
  • Commercial quality fittings
  • Made in Italy

Cons

  • No onboard storage for accessories
  • No continuous refill
  • No child lock

Vapor Clean Pro 7 Home Plus Steamer

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Vapor Clean Pro 7 Home Plus is a multipurpose cleaning tool that will give you unmatched results when cleaning. It uses hot steam up to 312⁰F to sanitize and clean various parts of your home.

This machine combines the benefit of 3 machines in one:

  • A dry vacuum cleaner
  • A wet vacuum cleaner and
  • A steam cleaner

You can vacuum, steam, and improve the air quality of your home with the Pro 7 steam cleaner. As a bonus, the machine can be refilled with water while in use, so you don’t need any downtime for the steam cleaner to cool down, depressurize, and heat up again.

The pressure is adjustable to control steam easily. The vacuum suction is also adjustable. You can use this machine to scent the air as you clean by adding drops of your favorite essential oil to the recovery tank (never inside the boiler, however).

The detergent feature allows you to add detergent as you clean (if desired) for deep cleaning your bathroom, tiles, grout, shower doors, or carpet.

You can use the Pro 7 on hard flooring like tile floors and carpets. It rolls nicely behind you on castors for easy maneuverability. It looks like a space-age machine and, despite its plastic appearance, is crafted from ABS plastic for durability.

This steam vacuum is a top choice for allergy sufferers. With a myriad of cleaning tools, you’ll be able to easily clean every area of your home, from dirty walls to defrosting refrigerators.

The filtration system captures dust mites and micro pollens, blasting them with steam as they are sucked into the water tank before pushing them down into the wastewater. This means the air output by the steamer is cleaner than before you started.

Pros

  • 5 functions in one machine
  • Excellent choice for allergy sufferers
  • 20+ attachments for various surfaces
  • Continuous fill while in use
  • Lifetime warranty on boiler tank
  • Made in Italy

Cons

  • Price – at over $1000, this machine is not affordable for everyone. However, I believe the price is justifiable if you look at the cost of a quality vacuum cleaner and a steam cleaner.

Vapor Clean Desiderio Plus Commercial Steam Cleaner

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You can upgrade from the Vapor Clean Pro 7 to the Desiderio Plus Commercial steam vacuum cleaner for a slight price increase. If this is within your budget, it is a worthwhile upgrade. For those looking at other brands, this is comparable to the Dupray Carmen Inox – at a much more affordable price.

Offering the same wet/dry vacuum function, plus a water and detergent injection option, you can use each function individually or combine all at once to steam clean and extract dirt and water.

The Desiderio is another popular choice for allergy sufferers with two-stage air filtration. The Desiderio offers chemical-free cleaning, HEPA-filtered air quality, and hot steam output between 240-290 degrees Fahrenheit at the tip. It is one of the best upholstery cleaners available.

To create steam this hot, the boiler heats up to 318 degrees Fahrenheit – over 100 degrees hotter than standard steam cleaners.

There is no downtime during use with the continuous fill boiler. Nineteen accessories provide a clean house, including cleaning windows, tile floors, food spills, wood floors, and caked dirt.

Some of the safety features you would expect from a top-of-the-line steam cleaner are available on this machine, such as:

  • Pressure Safety Cap
  • Low Water Indicator
  • Automatic Overheat Protection

Sadly, it is missing a child safety lock, a con with this machine, especially as the steam controls are on the device’s handle.

The water in the boiler is pressurized at 75 PSI to create 318⁰ super-hot steam. An audible alert notifies you to add more water to the reservoir.

The vacuum has a bag-less filtration system which traps up to 99.9% of dirt and dust in the water collection tank. The machine has adjustable suction for cleaning delicate items such as draperies, upholstery, rugs, etc.

If you are looking for a vapor steam cleaner for cars, consider the Desiderio for deep cleaning car seats, mats, and automobile interiors.

Pros

  • Steam Cleaner and extractor combined
  • Detergent and water injection feature
  • Continuous Fill, no downtime
  • Excellent choice for allergy sufferers
  • Lifetime warranty on boiler tank
  • Tap water friendly
  • Made in Italy

Cons

  • No child safety lock
  • No onboard storage for accessories
  • Need to turn off the machine when refilling if in steam mode
  • Instructions for use are lackluster, but YouTube videos help

Vapor Clean Pro 6 Solo Powerful Steam Cleaner

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The Vapor Clean Pro 6 Solo steam cleaner is suitable for residential and commercial cleaning tasks. It is straightforward and highly effective, with up to 90 minutes of cleaning time and 24 accessories included as standard.

The Pro 6 Solo is popular for auto detailing and commercial and residential cleaning with steam controls on the handle, a steam pressure of up to 75 PSI, and variable steam pressure. The steam tip temperatures reach 240-294⁰F to blast dirt, grease, and grime away.

Lightweight and compact, the Pro 6 Solo weighs 14.5 lbs and measures 11.5 x 12 x 12 inches. It rolls around on stainless steel castors, and the sturdy carry handle on top makes it easy to pop in the boot of your car or carry upstairs.

The large boiler holds 2 quarts of water, heating up in 12 minutes. If you need to refill the machine, it takes 3 minutes to cool down and depressurize. If you prefer a continuous-use steamer, look at the Pro 6 Duo (review below), which offers dual tanks, so there is no waiting for the steamer to cool before refilling with water.

A digital gauge at the top allows you to read the pressure and steam temperature easily. You can also use it to monitor different settings. Besides that, it comes with an adjustable steam knob to choose your preferred level.

The excellent safety features include the over-pressure safety valve and an auto diagnosis. This function checks if all the parts work correctly when the machine is turned on.

Pros

  • Large boiler for long steam time
  • Excellent 75 PSI for strong steam
  • Controls on the handle
  • Insulated brass housing
  • 24 Commercial grade accessories
  • Priced under $1000
  • Made in Italy

Cons

  • No child safety lock
  • Maintenance – You need to decalcify every three months depending on the hardness of your water

Vapor Clean Pro 6 Duo Steam Cleaner

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The Pro 6 Duo doesn’t heat quite as hot as the Pro 5 but can be refilled during use. This makes it one of the most popular multipurpose steam cleaners available.

The steam temperature at the nozzle tip has been measured, ranging between 240 and 280 degrees Fahrenheit. To achieve this, the boiler heats to 311°F.

While not as hot as other models from Vapor Clean, this is still far superior to McCulloch, Steamfast, entry-level Dupray cleaners, and even some of the Vapamore models.

A long 9.75-foot steam hose will reach higher and further than other machines. Thirty-one accessories will clean everything, from greasy grills to powering through soap scum in the shower. This steam cleaner packs a punch in a compact size, only 11.5 x 12 x 12 inches, with a sturdy carry handle on top for easy transportation.

The steam output is 87PSI, like the Pro 5 cleaner. Unlike the Pro 5, however, the Pro 6 Duo has a child safety lock for ultimate care when children are around.

You also get the low water indicator, pressure safety cap, low voltage handle, and safety thermostat.

Pros

  • Powerful 87PSI
  • Long steam hose, perfect for auto detailing, wall and ceiling cleaning, and reaching into tight places when above-floor cleaning.
  • Refill while in use; no downtime.
  • A commercially rated machine that will last for years
  • Tap water friendly
  • Made in Italy

Cons

  • Priced – at just over $1000, it is not affordable for everyone
  • Boiler temp not as hot as other Vapor Clean steamers
  • 3 monthly descaling required with tap water use

Are Vapor Clean Steamers a Worthwhile Buy?

Dry vapor steam cleaners are among the best cleaning appliances for chemical-free cleaning. Unlike ordinary steam cleaners, these provide steam with 5% less moisture, resulting from hotter temperatures and commercial-grade features such as brass fittings, boilers, and accessories.

The Vapor Clean brand is undoubtedly one of the best dry vapor steamer makers in 2023. They have been around for decades, showing reliability within the industry. All Vapor Clean steamers are made in Italy.

Read our Vapor Clean steam cleaner reviews for more specific product information, videos and tutorials, or check out our other commercial steam cleaner reviews for more options.

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