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Offline Joules

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Anyone using a hand held steam cleaner ?
« on: September 21, 2016, 01:54:36 PM »
I was just chatting with a mate over parts cleaning, and steam cleaning came up in conversation.  Would a hand held steam cleaner be good for small parts and machine cleaning/de greasing ?

Anyone have experience to share.
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Re: Anyone using a hand held steam cleaner ?
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2016, 02:01:02 PM »
I have one - it only seems to be of any use for defrosting the freezer.  Cheap from LIDL some years ago, looks more capable than it actually is!

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Re: Anyone using a hand held steam cleaner ?
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2016, 02:11:57 PM »
Likewise.....
I have the Aldi hh steamer.....As Mrs. Brown would say ' feckin' useless'.....

But I would endorse the degreaser from Screwfix....Absolutely marvellous for cleaning small and large parts in the shop....
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Re: Anyone using a hand held steam cleaner ?
« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2016, 02:18:16 PM »
I have the yellow Lidl one. Use it clean sink, toilet bowl, mirror, bathroom dirty spots, kill some weeds next to wall....clean car parts. It does not work on big things, but some oily/grime/sandy/salty suspension parts...first detergent, then steam, then oil, then steam, then impact wrench....that sort of stuff.

Also works fine, when a little part is soaked days in vinegar and then steamed...clean and when hot dries fast. Needs welding fast or slight spray of oil.

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Re: Anyone using a hand held steam cleaner ?
« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2016, 02:21:49 PM »
Is that the 5ltr stuff John ?
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Re: Anyone using a hand held steam cleaner ?
« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2016, 02:37:53 PM »
Sure is Joules...for less than a tenner, its great....my local garage was impressed when I took 'Er - indoors ' car for its MoT recently.....very clean under the bonnet.. :)
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Re: Anyone using a hand held steam cleaner ?
« Reply #6 on: September 21, 2016, 02:52:33 PM »
Not so sure I would get away using it on Er - indoors    :wack:
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Re: Anyone using a hand held steam cleaner ?
« Reply #7 on: September 21, 2016, 04:10:36 PM »
The wife bought one to clean grout between tiles in showers & bathrooms - 10 minute wonder - useless - not seen it out for a long time.

However I've used the rubber hose from my wall paper stripper to steam wax out of lost wax cavities prior to burn out in the kiln to minimise the amount of wax to burn off.
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