The Efbe-Schott SteamEasy 4-Bar is a fantastic steam cleaning system. It encompasses everything you could want in a handheld steam cleaner: power, mobility, runtime and flexibility. With a 1.1 litre water tank, multiple extensions for different surfaces around the house, and with a portable handheld design, you can use this steam cleaner all over the house from ceiling to floor.
We absolutely loved the 4 bar pressure we achieved with it which blew every comparable device we tested out of the water. In our experience, you simply don’t get 4 bar pressure from a handheld device.
From a comfort perspective, it was one of the only devices we tested that was absolutely thermo-regulated, meaning it can be operated without feeling warm to the touch. Many devices tend to overheat after extensive use. Not so with the Efbe-Schott SteamEasy. It also comes with a shoulder strap for easy portability. This is great since a 1.1 litre tank of water can become heavy after extended use.
Everything about the SteamEasy is made for easy, effective use. Above all, the best part of our experience with Efbe-Schott was the customer service. Unlike many steam cleaners, this company stands behind its products and provides a 7/7 customer support service which allows you to get replacement parts or help with the machine if necessary. We did not have a problem with the device we tested, but it is great to know that a company stands behind its product even after you have bought it.
In terms of negatives, there are a couple of issues we had with the SteamEasy. Although it is capable of general floor coverage and cleaning carpets, we found it much more useful for spot-cleaning and power-cleaning rather than full-floor cleaning. This steam cleaner was designed for use on construction sites and it shows in how powerful, portable and efficient it is. That being said, it will work effectively for general-purpose home cleaning, and has the muscle to take care of the big messes when necessary. It can be overkill with regard to light dirt cleanups, however.
What We Love:
– Most powerful handheld steam cleaner we tested
– Huge water tank allows for long run time
– Very portable, easy to use
What Can Be Improved:
– Might be overkill for light house messes
– Best for emergency cleaning
– Can get heavy without shoulder strap