Trying to improve my life
**I purchased this product with my own money and no one from Oreck contacted me requesting a review.
In my attempt to live a more natural lifestyle I decided to purchase the Oreck Steam IT steam wand.
Product: Oreck Steam-it
What I want: I am looking for away to clean my floors and bathroom wall tiles without the use of a chemical. Using the typical products at the local box store also means there is usually a plastic bottle to throw away.
Pros: The Steam-it is light weight, easy to assemble and is ready within seconds to use. Does not require the use of chemicals to clean. It cleans with steam. The steam is hot enough to loosen grim on floors and to also disinfect.
Cons: It was very difficult to move back and forth across the floor. I am a relatively healthy person and if I had trouble I can only imagine what someone with a chronic illness or disability would have in operating it. It did get easier as I mopped because the towel got wetter and there seemed to be less friction between the floor and the clothe.
Cost: The Steam-it cost $179.99 on the Oreck site and $149.99 on the Target site (it is only available on-line at Target), but I purchased from Target when there was temporary price mark down for $127.49.
Final Thoughts: I am glad that I purchased this product. It is still difficult to move across the floor but I think I just need to get used to using the product. The grout on the kitchen floor is much cleaner now!