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  4. Storage & Cleaning
  5. Vacuum Care & FAQ's (17)
  6. Vacuum Reviews (26)

Steamfast SF-825 Everyday Sweeper Steamer Review
Steamfast SF-825 Everyday Sweeper Steamer Review; Steamfast SF-825 floor cleaning tool review

Reliable Steamboy Pro T3 Steam & Scrub Mop Review
Reliable Steamboy Pro T3 Steam and Scrub Floor Mop review

Signature Design by Ashley Contemporary Manhattan/Midnight Rug Review
Signature Design by Ashley Contemporary Manhattan/Midnight Rug Review; Ashley area rug review

Rugs and Carpets at About.com
Learn all about rugs and carpets for your home. Find information on types of carpets and what's best suited for your living space.

Why NOT to Use a Regular Vacuum to Clean Ash
Why NOT to Use a Regular Vacuum to Clean Ash, Wood Heat Stove, why using a specially designed ash vacuum is better than a regular vacuum to clean your pellet stove, woodstove or fireplace

Ash Vacuum - Definition and Use
Ash Vacuum - Definition and Use, why and when to use an ash vacuum, why a regular vacuum should not be used for cleaning ashes

Shark Sonic Duo Carpet & Hard Floor Cleaner Review
Shark Sonic Duo Carpet & Hard Floor Cleaner Review; review of Shark's Sonic Duo Cleaner

Vacuum TLC Gone Wrong - How NOT to Care for Your Vacuum
How NOT to Care for Your Vacuum; easy ways to shorten the life of your vacuum; vacuum TLC gone wrong

SmartCells Carpet Top Anti-Fatigue Mat Review
SmartCells Carpet Top Anti-Fatigue Mat Review; review of SmartCells carpeted anti-fatigue mat in tan pattern

Reliable EnviroMate BRIO EB250 Steam Cleaner System
A look at the Reliable EnviroMate BRIO EB250 Steam Cleaner System with multiple cleaning tools

Sweeper, Floor or Carpet Cleaning Tool
Sweeper, Floor or Carpet Cleaning Tool; What's a sweeper? Definition of a household sweeper

Steamboy T2 Sweeper and Steam Mop Review
Steamboy T2 Sweeper and Steam Mop Review; Reliable Steamboy T2 Sweeper and Steam mop review

How to Use a Steam Mop Efficiently
How to Use a Steam Mop Efficiently; what you should know about steam mops

eMop Bucketless Floor Cleaning Mop Review
Milwaukee eMop Bucketless Floor Cleaning Mop Review; eMop Buckeless floor mop review

Speedy Sweep Cordless Sweeper M558000 Review
Speedy Sweep Cordless Sweeper Review; review of Speedy Sweep Battery Operated Sweeper

Ergonomic Tools InLine RoboHandle Review
Ergonomic Tools InLine RoboHandle Review; RoboHandle review; learn about the ergonomic handle you can add to your mop, broom, rake, window cleaner, paint roller extension to reduce wrist strain

Dyson Tangle-Free Turbine Tool Review
Dyson Tangle-Free Turbine Tool Review; review of Dyson's Tangle-free vacuum turbine tool; Dyson review

Microfiber - Lack or Luster?
Microfiber, microfibre - Is it really the miracle cloth some tout it to be? Microfiber - definition and common uses. Does a microfiber cloth work well for dusting?

3M™ TEKK Protection™ Digital WorkTunes™ Review
3M TEKK Protection Digital WorkTunes Hearing Protector and AM/FM Stereo Radio Review;3M TEKK WorkTunes review

Carpet Spot Cleaner (Handheld)- Definition and Common Uses
Carpet Spot Cleaner (Handheld)- Definition, function and common uses

Sii Tools Ergonomic RoboBroom and Dustpan Review
RoboHandle Broom, Dustpan Review; review of the RoboHandle - an ergonomic way to sweep; Sii Tools Ergonomic RoboBroom and Dustpan review

SmartCells Anti-Fatigue Mat Review
Review of SmartCells Anti-Fatigue Mat

5 Must-Have Appliances for the Allergy Sufferer
5 Must-Have Appliances for the Allergy Sufferer

Vacuums 101 - From Buying Tips to FAQ's
All about vacuums, from how to buy a vacuum to how to care for one.

Steam Mop
Steam Mop - definition and use

Carpet Steam Cleaner - How to Find the Best Carpet Steam Cleaner
A most common question - do I really need a carpet steam cleaner? The answer is yes. If you have carpets in your home, you'll either need to rent a carpet steam cleaner occasionally or buy your own machine, if you want to keep carpets looking good and smelling nice. Accummulated dirt, grime and pet stains will cause a nasty odor to emit from...

Best Carpet Spot Cleaners for Carpet and Upholstery Stains, Spots
Carpet Spot Cleaner, Best Carpet Spot Cleaners, a look at Bissell's popular carpet spot cleaners, find the best carpet spot cleaner for your home, best carpet and upholstery spot cleaner

Shark Steamer - A Look at the Line of Euro-Pro Shark Steamer Appliances

A little about where a Shark steamer got its roots. Shark® is a registered brand of the Euro-Pro Operating, LLC, which also manufactures and markets other well-known brands of home wares and appliances, such as  Bravetti®, Ninja® and Euro-Pro®. Originating in Europe, the company established itself in Canada and then later moved to the US (Massachusetts), all the while moving forward with new development and innovative appliance ideas.  Today, this third-generation family company is well-positioned in the appliance industry and strives to expand its innovative product lines to meet consumer needs for time-saving cleaning tools that are easy to use and affordable.

Euro-Pro has pioneered the development of steam cleaning technologies and their original Shark® Steamer, is still being used in many homes today. Their line of Shark steamers now includes steam appliances for cleaning floors, steam-pressing garments and multi-surface steam cleaners.  They also have a line of competitively-priced vacuum cleaning tools. You'll find more information about Shark steamer appliances below along with helpful resources.

Dyson Home Cleaning Kit Review
Dyson Home Cleaning Kit review; review of Dyson's Home Cleaning Kit that fits all Dyson vacuums

Home Steamers - Types of Steam Cleaners and Other Steam Appliances

There are several types of steamers designed for home use including steam cleaners, steam irons, steam carpet cleaners and steam generators, just to name a few.  Some are designed for cleaning with steam, others simply use steam in delivering their main function. 

It can be confusing shopping for a steam appliance as the term is fairly general in meaning, but this list should clear it up for you and provide a better understanding of what each type of steamer is commonly used for.

Cleaning is the main function of a few types of steaming appliances but what to clean will vary with each machine depending on design and accessories.  I've also included some cleaning tools that although may not actually generate steam, usually have water heaters and are often referred to as steam cleaners.

There's nothing like steam for loosening dirt and grime, making it a very handy cleaning tool when it comes to reducing effort and cutting down on cleaning time.  It should be noted that in order to produce steam, heated water must reach a temperature of  ----.  In other words, cleaning machines with water heaters may or may not achieve a sanitizing steam.  You should confirm this feature before buying.

Carpet Cleaner, Carpet Steam Cleaner
What a carpet cleaner is and common uses

Benefits of Owning a Home Carpet Steam Cleaner
Why owning a home carpet steam cleaner is better than using a rental steam cleaner to clean carpets

Steam Carpet Cleaner Buying Tips
Steam Carpet Cleaner Buying Tips, how to buy a steam carpet cleaner, buying a carpet cleaner, carpet cleaning machine, how to buy a carpet cleaner

Bissell ProHeat - A Look at Bissell ProHeat Carpet Cleaners
Bissell has garnered quite a reputation over the years for affordable home carpet cleaners, since their Bissell Carpet Sweeper days. They've had years to improve and enhance their carpet cleaners, that's mainly why their line of carpet cleaning products is pretty impressive for a small Michigan company that started in the 1800's. While...

Buy a Steam Mop - Steam Mop Buying Tips
How to buy a steam mop; steam mop buying tips

Handheld or Portable Steam Carpet Spot Cleaner Buying Tips
Handheld Carpet Spot Cleaner Buying Tips; carpet spot cleaner buying tips; buying a spot cleaner, before you buy a spot cleaner for your carpet

Bissell ProHeat Manual - Find a Bissell Manual, Parts, Accessories
Bissell ProHeat Manual; Where to Find a Bissell Proheat Manual; best source for Bissell ProHeat Steam Cleaner Manuals, parts, accessories

What Not to do With a Steam Mop
Steam mops have put a whole new spin on washing floors and I'm sure this handy cleaning tool is here to stay. While some steam mops can be pretty pricey, they will quickly pay for themselves in terms of convenience and time saved over the mop and bucket routine. They're also much cleaner - there's no spills, no rinsing, no smell and very little effort with no hand wringing or bending. But they d…

Before You Buy a Vacuum - Buying a Vacuum - What You Should Know
Before you buy a vacuum, here's what you should consider.

Buy a Vacuum for a Home With Pets
Tips on buying a pet vacuum. How to buy a vacuum if you have animals. An Animal vacuum has additional features to help keep your home clean. Vacuum buying tips, vacuum - getting a vacuum for a home with pets

What to Clean With Your Vacuum
A vacuum is the best and most important household cleaning tool - it goes well beyond floors. Find out what to clean with your vacuum.

Buy Anti-Fatigue Mats - Buying Tips for Anti-fatigue Kitchen Mats
Anti-fatigue mats can make it easier to stand for hours at your kitchen counter, but there are some things you should consider before you buy.

Should a Rug be Vacuumed Before Cleaning With a Steam Carpet Cleaner?
Vacuum a Carpet Before Cleaning With a Steam Carpet Cleaner; should a rug be vacuumed before cleaning with a steam carpet cleaner?

Buy a Vacuum - What You Should Consider
Before you buy a vacuum, here's what you should consider. Vacuum buying tips.

Swiffer Pink Sweeper Kit - Swiffer Limited Edition Pink Sweeper Kit
Review of Swiffer Limited Edition Pink Sweeper Kit that includes dry and wet cleaning tools.

Recycling Older Vacuum Attachments
Newer vacuum attachments leave much to be desired. It may be wise to recycle older attachments when upgrading to a same-brand vacuum.

What's a Vacuum Powerhead, Power Bar, or Power Nozzle?
What's a vacuum powerhead, power bar or power nozzle? Find out what a vacuum power bar is and what it is used for.

Buy a Vacuum for a Home With Pets
Tips on buying a pet vacuum. How to buy a vacuum if you have animals. An AnimalVacuum has additional features to help keep your home clean.

Benefits of a Stick Vacuum
The benefits of a stick vacuum and how it can save you time.

Benefits of Changing Filters Regularly
Why changing filters often is a good idea

Pros and Cons of Service Contracts
The pros and cons of appliance service contracts

How to Buy a Used Vacuum & Getting the Best Value
Tips on how to buy a used vacuum, what to look for and getting the best value for your money. Tips on buying a budget vacuum.

HEPA - Definition
What HEPA is and why this type of filter is helpful.

Vacuum & Cleaning Tips - What to Clean With Your Vacuum
Vacuum many areas and items in your home to do a thorough cleaning. Vacuuming tips to clean your home. How to maximize your vacuum's potential.

Vacuum Prices & What Influences Their Cost
What affects vacuum prices? Things that affect vacuum prices. Features that increase the price of vacuums.

What's the Difference Between a Vacuum and Carpet Steamer or Cleaner
Can a carpet cleaner be used to vacuum carpets? What's the difference between a carpet steamer or cleaner and a vacuum?

Vacuums and Bags vs Bagless Features
Which type of vacuum is better, those with bags or the bagless models? Pros and cons of vacuum bags.

Choosing the Best Type of Vacuum for Your Needs
Vacuums come in a variety of types such as uprights, hand-held and canisters. Learn about vacuum types to make a good buying decision.

Bona X MicroPlus Hardwood Floor Care System Review
Review of the Bona X Swedish Formula Hardwood Floor Care System that includes a microfiber mop, handle and floor cleaner.

Oreck XL21 Titanium Series Upright Vacuum With IntellaShield Protection
A look at Oreck's XL21 Titanium Series Upright Vacuum with IntellaShield™ Bacterial Protection and an impressive 21 year warranty.

Bona Kemi - Bona Floor Care and Cleaner Resources
Bona Kemi floor cleaning and care resources such as hardwood cleaners, Bona mop, etc

Oreck XL Ultra Vacuum With IntellaShield Technology
A look at Oreck's XL Ultra Upright Vacuum with IntellaShield™ Technology bacterial protection for the home.

Halo Vacuums - Their Features
A look at the features of Halo vacuums

Upright or Canister Vacuum - Which Type is Best?
Upright vs canister vacuums, which type is best? Exploring the pros and cons of upright and canister vacuums.

Bissell ProHeat 2X Model 9500 Carpet Cleaner
Profile of Bissell's ProHeat 2X Model 9500 Carpet Cleaner

Dyson DC14 All Floors Vacuum
A look at the Dyson DC14 All Floors Root Cyclone Vacuum with Brush Control and Telescope Reach.

Vacuum Power Head Basics - Basics of Canister Vac Beater Bars
Canister vacuum power heads or beater bar basics, benefits and maintenance.

How to Buy a Vacuum - Video
How to buy a vacuum - video. A video that gives you great tips on buying a vacuum.

Sanyo SC-X1000P Dirt Hunter™ Bag-Free 12-Amp Powerhead Vacuum Cleaner
A profile of the Sanyo SC-X1000P Dirt Hunter™ Bag-Free 12-Amp Powerhead Canister Vacuum Cleaner with HEPA filter.

Carpet Cleaning Solutions - Video
Video from About.com on Carpet Cleaning Solutions

Hoover Self Propelled Wind Tunnel U6630-900 Upright Vacuum
A profile of the Hoover Self Propelled WindTunnel U6630-900 Bagless Upright Vacuum.

Swiffer Carpet Flick Review
For review of Swiffer Carpet Flick product, see Housekeeping at About.

Anti-Fatigue Mat Reviews
Anti-fatigue and comfort mat reviews; review your anti-fatigue floor mat

Imprint by Sublime Anti-Fatigue Comfort Mat Nantucket Series Review
Imprint Anti-Fatigue Mat review; Sublime Imprint Anti-Fatigue Comfort Mat Nantucket Review

Spin & Go 360 Touchless Mop and Wringer Floor Care System Review
Spin & Go Touchless Mop and Wringer review; review of Spin & Go Touchless Mop and Wringer

Hardwood Floor Care - Video
About.com video on Hardwood Floor Care

Bagless Vacuum - Definition
Bagless Vacuum - Definition and why this is a common type of vacuum

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