These car upholstery steam cleaning machines are designed to effectively clean upholstery and auto interiors.
They usually make use of steam to clean surfaces. However others also make use of different cleaning solutions.
The best auto steam cleaning units usually clean deeply to remove tough embedded dirty stains, grease and odor. These equipments help in removing any sticky grime on your seats and liners, leaving them looking new, fresh and stain free.
The hot steaming temperature helps in sanitizing and sterilizing the surfaces. Deep cleaning also helps in reducing allergens such as pet dander and dust mites.
Some of the units come in a lightweight, portable and compact design for use mostly during spot cleaning especially on unexpected spills and pet messes. Their compact design makes it easy to clean hard to reach areas.
Most of them don’t use harsh chemicals but heated ordinary water up to steam temperature. This therefore eliminates the need for harsh and expensive cleaning chemicals.
There are many brands available today. Here are some units to consider.
MC-1275 McCulloch Cleaner
This McCulloch MC1275 is a heavy-duty model which operates on a heating power of 1500 watts. It is non-abrasive since it doesn’t use chemicals but regular water heated to over 200ºF. It provides about 45 minutes of continuous steam. It consists of a multipurpose array of attachments for use on most of the common cleaning tasks on the interior and exterior part of your car. Its large water tank has a capacity of 50-ounces. It has a steam-control switch which is used to control the amount of steam coming out from the cleaner. It is easy to fill, and has quick heat up time.
Included is a storage compartment for the additional accessories. For ease of movement, it is lightweight in design and is also fitted with caster wheels.The included accessories consist of 2 extension wands, a steam jet nozzle, utility brass brush, a triangle brush, mop head, squeegee, microfiber pads, floor/upholstery nylon brush, scrub pad, measuring cup and a funnel. In addition, it has a mounting handle to attach some of these accessories to the unit. The triangular brush helps to clean difficult angles and corners. Nylon utility brushes usually provide extra scrubbing power on the upholstery. The jet nozzle is used to focus the flow of the steam. It has 10-foot flexible steam hose to provide easy reach without carrying the whole unit around. It is designed for 120 volts only. It will not damage any finish on fixtures. It measures 17.5 x 11-3/7 x 9.25 inches. It weighs 13 pounds. Included is a12-foot power cord.
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SF-275 Steamfast Canister
This SF-275 Steamfast Canister comes with a heating system that operates on 1500-watts. It emits pressurized steam from tap water and doesn’t use harsh chemicals. The heating time is 8 minutes and heats to over 200ºF. It has a 48-ounce large water tank that provides about 45 minutes of continuous steam. It has a steam ready light including on and off switch. A steam-control switch helps in controlling the amount of steam coming out. It has casters and a 12-foot power cord for easy reach on areas.
The unit also comes with a variety of multipurpose accessories. Included accessories consist of a scrub pad to scrub while steaming, a triangle brush for corners, nylon brushes, brass brush for heavy-duty areas, a cloth cover and steam-on-demand trigger. The included hose is about 6.5 feet long. It measures 17.5 by 11-3/7 by 9.25 inches. It is built only for 120 Volts. It has 1 year limited warranty.
MR-100 Vapamore Cleaning System
This Vapamore cleaning system is ideal for auto detailing. It has plenty of accessories for cleaning the interior, auto seats, wheels, engine compartment and to remove brake dust. It has 1.6L water tank .The water heats up within a few 10 to 11 minutes providing about 60 minutes of steam cleaning. The steam heat ranges at 210 ºF to 220 ºF.
It comes with a 1500 watt water heater and has 18 feet long retractable electric cord. The steam hose is about 6 feet long. This unit weighs 10.5lbs and runs on 120 volts. It has a lifetime warranty.
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Gruene Dual System
This Gruene dual system is a hand held cleaner that also converts to a floor steamer. This is a chemical free system that uses ordinary water. It uses flash heating technology to heat up the water in about 30 seconds. It heats the water to about 212ºF. It comes with squeegee and window washer attachment. Other included accessories are 2 nylon brushes and brass brush. Its angle nozzle is ultra powerful and ideal for difficult to reach surfaces. Included is a garment hand tool to take wrinkles out of curtains and clothes.
It measures 7 by 12 by 42 Inches and weighs 11 pounds in total. The hand steamer weighs 3 pounds. It operates on 1500W and is made for a voltage of 120V. The tank capacity is 470 mls and provides 12 minutes of continous steam.
AutoRight C900017 Steam Cleaner
This AutoRight C900017 Cleaner is a multipurpose steaming unit which delivers hot pressurized steam effective in eliminating bedbugs, grease and grime. The water tank has a capacity of 40-ounce. The water normally heats very quickly within 10 minutes. The water usually gets hot to a maximum temperature of 205 degrees Fahrenheit. This unit delivers steam continuously for a period of about 35 to 40 minutes. This unit runs on 120 volts. This cleaner comes with an assortment of tools and attachments for handling different cleaning tasks.
These accessories include; a squeegee, 8-feet hose, jet nozzle, accessory adaptor, funnel, fabric steamer and a measuring cup. In addition, this unit also comes with small and large nylon brushes for cleaning hard to reach areas. A brass brush is also included for removing grease and grime from car parts. The Jet nozzle is used for cleaning hard to reach surfaces. Microfiber cleaning towels are included.