I try my very best to clean without chemicals in my house. This means that oftentimes, Mr. Suburble walks into the bathroom and declares, “Ugh, are you cleaning with vinegar again? It reeks in here!”
But sometimes, it takes a little more than some vinegar and a sprinkling of baking soda to get the grime off of life.
And while I love me some elbow grease, it’s also nice to have the right tools around.
A little while ago, I was sent the Homeright SteamMachine to try out around my house. It comes with quite a few attachments – both wire and plastic brushes, a steam mop, a wallpaper remover, and more – and works with just water. No solutions or chemicals needed!
I unpacked the steamer and used it right away in my shower stall. We have white tiles with white grout, which always seems like a good idea during design-time, but it also means that you have to be super-diligent when it comes to soap scum and grime in the grout lines.
Laziness comes back to haunt you with white grout lines.
I was pleasantly surprised. The steam cleaner made short work of the cleaning, and I had steamed/scrubbed my shower stall in no time!
The next place I headed was the kitchen. I love my white gas range – but it does show all of the splatters and bits of food that fall through the cast iron grates.
I attached the plastic brush attachment and went to work. The blast of steam loosened the bits of food and sauce, and the plastic bristles scrubbed without scratching.
A word of warning: the wire bristle brush is serious about its job. Use it on surfaces that can handle a good scour and won’t get scratched. Otherwise, you’re best to use the plastic brush for your tough scrubs.
Now that the stovetop was clean (and I hadn’t used more than my Steam Machine and a cloth), I moved into the powder room.
And now I’m posting a picture of my grody sink.
Our powder room sink sees a lot of traffic, and as a result, it gets pretty gross after a little while. There’s often a bar of soap there too, which does mean that there is a bit of slop resulting from lathering up.
The three-piece faucet also collects grunge around the bases, which usually takes a good scrub.
The SteamMachine had the sink clean in minutes. All of the soap scum and dirt was loosened quickly and easily, and the steam worked as a natural anti-bacterial. Homeright claims that the SteamMachine will kill 99% of all bacteria with its super-hot steam.
Considering what we know about anti-bacterial soaps and cleaners, I’d much rather use the power of heat than chemicals that we know aren’t good for us.
With the SteamMachine, I’ve washed windows, steam-cleaned floors, blasted grossness around toilets and taps all over my house, and have scrubbed grout clean. It’s my go-to when the grime is too great for my vinegar and baking soda combos.
Because Spring Cleaning is upon us, HomeRight would love to give a lucky Suburble reader the chance to own their own SteamMachine to make the deep cleaning that much easier. Giveaway runs from today until Tuesday, March 15th at 11:59 pm. Open to American and Canadian residents. Void where prohibited. HomeRight is responsible for prize fulfillment.
Good luck, friends!
Most definitely my bathroom!
My bathroom most specifically my shower lol
If this works on gas cook tops, then bring it on! I’ve given myself bursitis from scrubbing mine!
A must have for my bathroom!
My bathroom floor and shower stall tile would be first on my list.
I would clean my bathroom
I would do a top to bottom clean of the bathroom if I won this. Looks like a great machine!
I would like to clean my kitchen first.
I would clean the bathroom ,taps and toilet,tiles
My windows need a good washing!
I would clean the bathroom!!
The first thing I would like to clean is my windows.
The bathroom for sure! i hate cleaning it though lol
I would clean the bathroom
I would use this to clean the blinds, first.
Sarah at Journeys of The Zoo
I’d start with my bathroom or kitchen sink. I can’t believe that it cleans it let alone does such a great job! Thanks for sharing.
Journeys of The Zoo
I would definitely steam clean our floors! hasnt been done since we moved in in September!
The bathroom my 3 boys use!
I’ll totally take care of my shower, it has the worst tiles for cleaning, this would be a god-send!
I would use it to clean my bathrooms first!
I had a steam cleaner when my kids were young and I used it all the time. In fact I wore it right out. I miss it. I would probably clean my bathroom first.
My bathroom for sure! I have a boy.. need I say more? 🙂
I would use it on my rug.
I would clean the grout in the shower
I would clean my bathroom first.
I would clean my bathroom.
Bathroom would receive immediate treatment
I would do my bathrooms first.
I would use it to clean my bathroom!
It sounds amazing and have my Spring cleaning list ready!! I would start with the bathrooms and floors.
I will be cleaning my oven
I would try it out on my bath tub.
bathroom for sure!
Oh, my goodness!…what a great giveaway! I keep putting down small rugs in my bathroom to cover the grout…of course it is white and gets dirty so easily…but we all know that, right?? I would love to have the cleaner to clean the sink, faucets and stove…and oh, just so many different areas….What a great cleaning machine! Thanks again…Diane
I would clean my bathroom first!
I’d clean my stovetop first!
I think I would tackle under my fridge first…it’s frightening. 🙁
I would clean and sanitize my entire bathroom
My bathroom sink would be the first thing I would clean.
I would definitely clean the bathroom first !!
I would clean my tiled kitchen floor first
I’d steam the wrinkles out of a bunch of clothes first and then I’d steam clean my car.
I would definitely tackle my bathroom and baseboards
I would start with the kitchen!
I would love to use this on my stovetop!
I would use it to clean the shower.
I would clean the bathroom first.
I would steam clean my living room floors.
I would use it for the whole house!
I would first use it in every filthy crevice of the basement! The Homeright steam cleaner would make it sparkle!
Good question, I would start with the bathrooms and then move into the kitchen.
I’d definitely clean the metal tracks for the shower door first; my fingers just aren’t small enough to get in there!
I would clean the bathroom around the taps are hard to get clean
I would start with the bathroom! Thank you for the giveaway!
I would clean the tile in my foyer.
The first thing I would steam is the front foyer floor.
I would definitely clean my car first. Thanks for the chance to win!
I would clean my bathrooms first.
I would clean my bath tub.
I would clean the curtains in the living room first.
Oh I would love to clean our bathroom floor tiles!
My living room blinds.
My oven; its really bad!
I would tackle the stove first
ALL THREE TOILETS!
I would clean my three bathrooms, showers, tubs and all!
I’d clean my oven first. It needs a good spring cleaning and this would make it so much easier.
Awesome giveaway! I have been wanting one for a while, I hope I win!
I would clean the grout in the floors.
I would clean the bathroom at my Dad’s house. Ewwww.
I would clean my husband’s truck first.
Nona Cheryl Knight
The first thing I’d tackle is the grout on my kitchen floor!
I would clean my bathroom.