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This bagless upright steam vac can handle vacuuming carpet as well as steaming floors. The Oreck VersaVac's overall design makes it one of the best steam vacuums in terms of convenience for quick cleanups because it's lightweight and has a quicker setup than more heavy-duty machines.
It's light, weighing in at 12 pounds, so it is easily maneuverable and its handle is detachable so it can fit into a small closet. The cord is an impressive 30 feet long, so you can reach the next room without unplugging. It has a 1,400-watt steam mop, so it competes well with larger steam mops. Be aware though that this steam vacuum cleaner doesn't come with attachments, so it isn't meant for deep spring-cleaning.
You can quickly pull out the water tank from the front of the steam vacuum. It is small enough that you can hold it with one hand and fit it in your sink for a refill. The canister cup that traps lint and dirt with the vacuum feature is about the same size. However, since they are compact you will need to refill the water or dump out the dirt after each room.
You can adjust the steam vacuum cleaner's brushroll on and off to switch from carpet to bare floors. However, there is no power steer, so it will require some work to push until the steam pads are wet. The Oreck VersaVac is bagless, and it has a rinsable filter and washable microfiber steam pads, so you don't have the added expense of replacing disposables.
When you're ready to switch from suction to steam, you'll have to add the snap-on steam plate and pad. It has three steam levels, which are adjustable for hardwood floors, linoleum and tile. The VersaVac's front panel has a light to let you know when the water is heated, and producing steam is as easy as pulling the trigger on the handle.
Oreck offers a two-year limited warranty. There is a frequently asked questions (FAQs) page, user guides and warranty information online. There is a phone number and email contact form for customer support, as well.
The Oreck VersaVac is created for convenience. With no bulky attachments, this 2-in-1 steam vac is a great choice for tidying up.