Written on: 11/03/2013 by TropicalSasha
I had a small steam cleaner that died after great use so I decided to get the Vax S5 Kithchen and Bathroom model. I have used it every day since. On my car the pressure of the steam blew out the gunk that gets into the tiny spaces around the door sills, cleared off the brake dust on the alloy wheels and the algae on the wipers. I park under a tree and sap can be a problem, but not any more.
I then used it in the kitchen. White tiles and grout are now white again, the back door through which the dog brushes is gleaming, including the cat flap. I did the inside of pan cupboards and had the added bonus of a facial as well as clean cupboards. A bit of amusement.
Today I did the main radiator near the dogs bed and not only have a clean white rad, but by blasting the steam down between the two panels, blew out large dust bunnies. By using an old towel on the floor underneath the radiator was able to collect up the dirt and shake it outside.
It is the easiest way to clean windows and if a microfibre cloth is used to buff straight away they stay clean and streak free for ages. The tool for windows is also really great for walls, during a spring clean session. I think it would probably work well to get wallpaper off, although I have none, so cannot try it. Around taps and other small awkward spaces the tools supplied are excellent.
I cannot comment on the floor cleaning capabilities as I have not tried it yet.
I love the way all the tools are carried on board the lightweight machine and the 1litre of water lasts for a long time. Now I can truely do away with so many of the chemical cleaners we all rely on. This cleaner and some microfibre cloths are all I am going to need from now on. I am no spring chicken and can manage this piece of kit with ease and enthusiasm.