The Vapor Clean Desiderio is a commercial high-suction vacuum. This steam vacuum cleaner can handle challenging stains and large areas, which makes it a good alternative to professional steam cleaning services. It comes with a high price tag, but Vapor Clean includes a range of accessories and a beefed-up warranty.
The Desiderio can steam and vacuum both hardwood and carpets, but the real flexibility is that it comes with about 20 tools and accessories. There are attachments such as a round brush with hard bristles, an upholstery and deep carpet tool, a window cleaner, extension wands and a triangle brush. You can use the microfiber towel to wipe away small spots, and the stainless steel scrubbers make your elbow-grease projects easier.
It has a stainless steel boiler, and you can regulate the pressure up to 75 psi. The boiler can hold about 6.5 cups of water. With such a large tank though, it takes nine minutes for the water to heat up. You can steam and vacuum simultaneously or separately, and the controls are right on the handle.
The vacuum has powerful suction, operating at 1,700 watts, and you can adjust the dial for the right suction level for the job at hand. It has a 17-foot power cord, so you won't need to unplug often. However, it weighs 30 pounds with the boiler filled, so the canister isn't light enough to roll across the room easily.
This Vapor Clean steam vac has a one-year warranty on parts and labor, or you can buy the extended warranty that will cover the heavy-duty steam vacuum for two years, which is long compared to most manufacturer warranties. Because this unit represents such a large investment, it's comforting that the Desiderio comes with a lifetime warranty on the boiler and heating element. However, it has a strict return policy so you can't return the steam vacuum if you've used it. The company website has a thin FAQs page, but there is a phone number and email address for contacting customer support.
The ample extension wands, upholstery tools and brushes make this heavy-duty steam vac one of the best steam vacuums for large homes. Even though the price is high, you can be confident in your investment with the lifetime warranty.