I LOVE CLEANING. Some people consider that strange, others totally get it. I sleep better at night if I know my house is clean and still, given this, I never considered buying a steam cleaner for home use. Have you?
It occurred to me while using my Dupray ONE steam cleaner all over my house, that in order for me to give you an honest review of the Dupray ONE steam cleaner, I would need to share with you just how dirty my house was. I guess the silver lining here is that it WAS dirty. After using the Dupray ONE steam cleaner for the past 3 weeks, I’m happy to say that the cleanliness of my house has improved in spades!
So here goes. I have two young kids and a cat (some people would add a husband/wife to this list of messy, dirty housemates). I’ve been meaning to “deep clean” for a while now, I’m also going back to work from my second maternity leave and it’s spring-cleaning time, so I couldn’t think of a better time to bust out the steam cleaner to disinfect, sanitize and deep clean my house chemical-free. Here’s a quick lowdown of how the Dupray ONE steam cleaner works:
- it uses hot steam (303 degrees to be exact) to disinfect and sanitize just about any surface
- you fill it with tap water and turn on the machine and wait for it to tell you that it’s ready to go (pretty easy and only takes a few minutes!)
- the controls and accessories are easy to use and there’s a child proof safety lock for people out there cleaning with young kids that like to get their paws on just about everything you happen to leave out (like me)
- it’s not heavy, it’s not big, and it has a really long power cord (bonus x3!)
I used the Dupray ONE steam cleaner in just about every imaginable way so I could comment on its usefulness and effectiveness for many different uses around the house. From bathrooms, to window sills, to windows, to mirrors, to my stove, furniture, carpet, flooring… I’ve almost tried it all, but there are still a few uses I want to try when I find a little extra time… Here are all the different pieces and attachments that come with the Dupray ONE steam cleaner:
Check out the Dupray website for more details about the Dupray ONE steam cleaner and all it’s uses. I especially like all the videos – I used them as instructional videos for how to use the steam cleaner. You’ll be shocked and if you’re a cleaner like me, you’ll be super excited.
No More Chemicals!
I must admit, I’m a lover and a user of bleach. I’ve been using bleach in a variety of ways to clean my house for the past few years now. There’s something about knowing that the germs are gone and you’re left with clean surfaces, bath tubs, toilets, etc. I’ve been feeling guilty about using bleach for environmental reasons and the fact that I know how terrible it is for my family’s health.
The fact that I can disinfect and sanitize my house without using any kind of chemical makes me immensely happy. If I feel terrible after using bleach I can only imagine how my little girls feel when they’re just around the corner after I’ve finished bleaching their bathroom clean. No more chemicals here.
My Favourite Uses
Here are a few of my favourite uses.
The first thing I cleaned when I got the Dupray ONE steam cleaner was my couch. Why our couch? High usage, spills, guest seating, etc… I steam cleaned my entire couch in a matter of minutes. It felt amazing. I will likely regularly steam clean it as it doesn’t leave your furniture soaking wet so you don’t need to wait hours before sitting on your furniture again. Also it’s so easy to do and so quiet to use – I can do it when my kids are down for a nap and by the time they’re up, the couch is nice and clean.
I’ve been trying to get out a baked-on stain from under my stove top for as long as I can remember. My stove top lifts up so you can easily clean spills, but for some reason this doesn’t make me or my husband more likely to clean spills any sooner and before you know it, the spills have been hiding for a while and that much harder to clean. The Dupray ONE steam cleaner helped me get the stain out and more. None of my past efforts have worked.
I don’t know if it’s the way my windows are made or if I’m just really terrible at keeping them clean, but my window sills get so dirty and gunky and I’ve cleaned them several times in the past using a cloth and bleach, (this is the one place I unapologetically use bleach because of the toxicity of mould) but I still can’t get them quite as clean as I’d like. The corners are really hard to truly get clean and you can only get so much out with a cloth anyway.
The Dupray ONE steam cleaner was amazing – it got out mildew and dirt in places I didn’t even know there was mildew and dirt. It was incredible. When I thought the sill was clean, more would come out. I finally felt like my window sills were properly cleaned which made me feel better about the air my family is breathing.
I can’t say I’m an expert at stain removal (yet) using the Dupray ONE steam cleaner but I did love how it improved this one stain on my stairs that has been bugging me for a long time. I don’t even know what the stain is or how it got there but again, stairs are a very high traffic area in my house. You can see from the bottom of the photo that the Dupray ONE steam cleaner lifts the stain from my carpet and sends it flying onto my cloth! It’s like magic, really. It worked really well and the stain is no longer noticeable.
I’d say my top 5 reasons for loving my Dupray ONE steam cleaner so much are:
- no chemicals
- easy to use and the steam cleaner itself is light
- quick to use (in most cases)
- so many different uses
Possibly one of the best things about having a steam cleaner is that I can continue deep cleaning using my steam cleaner whenever I please – no renting machines, no borrowing from a friend, and no using harsh chemicals for lesser results than what the Dupray ONE steam cleaner can do.
The Dupray ONE steam cleaner retails for $699 CAD. It comes with a detachable steam hose and a 16 piece accessory kit.
Share the Clean!
We’re GIVING AWAY a Dupray ONE steam cleaner to one of our lucky readers. Here’s how you can get your name in the hat. Leave a comment telling us what is the first thing you would steam clean in your home and why.
Giveaway open to Canadian residents, excluding Quebec. Mandatory question must be answered to be eligible to win. Enter everyday! Void where prohibited. See my full terms & conditions for full giveaway rules. Giveaway runs from March 31 – April 21, 2016. Winner will be contacted by email and will have 48hrs to claim their prize.