I Tried That Popular Steam Cleaner and, Yes, It’s Worth the Hype

published Apr 16, 2024
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When you find the right cleaning tool that gets the job done, it can feel so satisfying to see it work its magic and transform your space. But when a tool can go above and beyond — that makes it a true game-changer.

Case in point: The Bissell SteamShot Deluxe, which will be the standout tool in your cleaning arsenal. You might have seen it in action all over social media (it really caught steam on TikTok, pun intended), with people eager to show how well it cleans and how much it can do. And as wary as I am of snapping up every internet-recommended cleaner, this one is really right on the mark. 

The Bissell SteamShot Deluxe is a small yet mighty cleaner that was even awarded Product of the Year in Apartment Therapy’s 2024 Cleaning Awards. Here’s everything you need to know about this must-have cleaning tool.

Steam cleaning reigns supreme.

If you’ve never used a steam cleaner before, let this be the one to convince you that steam cleaning is an incredible way to clean. The Bissell SteamShot Deluxe harnesses the power of high-temperature steam to deep clean and disinfect surfaces — naturally. You can watch as it blasts away dirt, grime, and grease on spots with ease. 

It’s an extremely versatile tool.

The Bissell SteamShot Deluxe is a handheld tool with 10 different attachments to help you remove dirt, grime, grease, and stuck-on messes and sanitize various surfaces. According to the Bissell website, you can use it to clean the following:

  • Floors and grout
  • Counters, backsplashes, sinks, and faucets
  • Appliances like ovens, oven hoods, stovetops, microwaves, and more
  • Windows, mirrors, glass, and slider door tracks
  • Showers, tubs, and shower doors
  • Ceiling fans and door knobs
  • Clothing, fabric, drapes, and upholstery
  • Mattresses
  • And more! 

It makes you want to clean more.

I was in complete awe as I watched the Bissell SteamShot Deluxe free my sliding door tracks from buildup, clean up my shower and bathroom floor, and then sanitize my countertops. All with just water and no additional cleaner. The only thing I could think next was, What else can I clean with it? Suddenly, cleaning got a lot more fun and I wanted to keep at it. It was also really satisfying to see it clean up messes that I previously had trouble getting rid of. Grime? Gone. Grease? Goodbye! I am looking forward to using it to steam fabrics and upholstery next.

It requires caution.

You should always be careful when using a steam cleaner, as the high-temperature steam can cause burns if it touches your skin. Follow the safety instructions and always allow the water to completely cool before you change attachments, empty the cleaner, or move it to another location. I also recommend keeping your children and pets away when using this device. 

Want more award-winning finds? Check out Apartment Therapy’s 2024 Cleaning Awards for the 40 best cleaning tools out there.