I bought my Polti steam cleaner around two years ago, then priced at £299, including the iron attachment and can honestly say it was worth every penny.
It looks rather like a large red cylinder vacuum cleaner, with a long electric lead and vacuum cleaner like attachments. On first unpacking everything, it may seem a little daunting at first. There is, however, an excellent instruction book and very useful video to help.
These explain just how the Polti uses the power of steam, without any chemicals or cleansers, to remove dirt from almost anywhere in your home.
There are several benefits here-
Steam is more environmentally friendly than chemical cleansers and their packaging.
Bacteria is effectively destroyed by the high temperature used.
Long-term cost effectiveness can be achieved because of the true multi purpose nature of the cleaners, saving on all sorts of cleaning materials.
For those of us with breathing problems (I have asthma) the atmosphere after using the steam cleaner is much cleaner and dust-free.
Okay, on to usage. The reservoir has to be filled with water, I fill it right up to the maximum as you would be surprised as to how quickly a refill can be needed, especially when ironing.
The cap, fitted with a safety valve to stop opening whilst very hot, is then screwed on.
The hose and tools can now be fitted, and the power switched on.
After around ten minutes, the temperature light will go off, letting you know that the steam is ready. There is a long handled floor cleaning tool, to which a cloth can be clamped, allowing hard floor and carpet cleaning.
A smaller headed tool is provided for small areas, such as rugs, cupboard surfaces and windows.
A narrow space tool allows you to get into little nooks and crannies.
When you've selected the area you wish to clean, apply the tool and press the trigger for steam. Lots of it. My house feels like a sauna if I'm on a roll and the added advantages to your skin and lungs are tremendous! Be very careful never to put your body in the way of the steam, for obvious reasons.
Once the dirt is loosened, which is very easy to see, use a soft cloth to remove the residue from the surface. There are a couple of cloths supplied with the Polti, but I have carried on using old torn up towels, which work just as well.
Window cleaning is a breeze, but be careful in cold weather not to apply the steam too closely all at once, or you may have to call out a glazier.
Defrosting the fridge, one of my most hated jobs, is so easy and quick using the steam method. The kids' mountains of soft toys get blasted every week and as an asthmatic, I feel that the air is much more breathable in their bedrooms as a result. It is also excellent for treating pillows, mattresses and bedding.
I use it on absolutely everything and never use polish on furniture anymore. The steam cleaning method is so quick and easy, and I find that the dust doesn't settle on the surfaces so quickly as before. A word about the iron. I go on and on about this to the kids as I really think you get "added flatness" when compared to a top spec ordinary steam iron. Also, the steam attachment alone can be used to blow out creases while the clothes (or indeed curtains) are still hanging.
Depending on your water supply, you may need to add the supplied treatment to your reservoir from time to time, to avoid build up of limescale.
A warning light appears when the reservoir needs refilled, but you'll have to wait a while before the valve is released, letting you back in to fill it up again. A good and necessary safety measure, but all the same I get impatient.
Everyone I know is sick of me going on about my "steamie thing" to the extent that my daughters have accused me of loving it more than them, but really I can't recommend it highly enough. ..Rate this review »
I would not be without my Polti Vaporetto 2400 now that I've had it for almost seven years and it has never let me down.
To be honest my Mum and I bought it between us as it was a 'considered purchase' for £299 so we decided to share the cost.
I ordered my 'litle red friend' from Ideal World when it was the Pick of the Day and got a good deal as John Lewis had it at the same time for £349.
The demo on TV was very comprehensive - 'Steamy Sue' is very good at explaining - so when the Polti arrived I didn't watch the video that came with it - I just got started!
Included in the box were the following -
The red machine (around the same size as a standard vacuum cleaner only heavier)
A well -written booklet with instructions, tips and advise plus a helpline and list of stockists for extras.
Towels and the 'socks' that fit over the brushes and a plastic bottle.
We later decided to invest in the bright yellow polti bag which is like a huge holdall as we lent it to several friends and meant we could carry all the brushes, towels, extensions etc.
The machine itself is so easy to use - just fill the tank with cold water, replace safety cap and wait to heat up (ours takes about 20 minutes)
The steam is terrific - real power and not like the smaller hand- held ones at all. Apparently Poltis are used in hotels, canteens and hospitals so the steam has to be substantial
The heat on maximum is 120 centigrade and you can literally blast the dirt off cookers, tiles,cookers,microwaves, etc.
You can blast away in the bathroom - showers, baths,all the difficult areas around the toilet etc
you can clean floors - we have quarry tiles in the kitchen & a laminate wood floor in the den and dining room - great!
It does do carpets well (but I have a Bissel 'monster' to do these) but use the Polti for stubborn stains on the carpets especially on the stairs.
You can even steam your plants ( but are warned against steaming pets)
The Polti is super at steaming mattresses to kill bedmites and bugs & you can also steam cuddly toys - so ideal for cjildren who may have asthma.
I do the tall metal kitchen bin as it kills all germs ( must do surely at that temperature?!), I use if for freshening clothes - I don't do the windows as I prefer to use newspaper on these (really works!)
Great for the freezer - you can de-frost, clean and have everything back within an hour instead of half a day with bowls of hot water everywhere!
I'm not a manic housewife but do use my Polti about every six weeks when I want to really 'blitz' the house.
The nozzle is superb at getting to the hard-to-reach places, the small brush for general cleaning and the large one for floors.
I love this so much - it's great to just use water and rely on the power of steam - saves the environment and my purse!
In fact I was so impressed I bought the ironing system last year!
My first introduction to the Polti Vaparetto was at Downtown Superstore, Grantham. Lincs.
I was having a browse around and came across a demonstration of this steam cleaner.
This machine cleaned everything imaginable and it was all done by steam with no addition of detergents and chemicals , thus sterilising as you go.
When the lady demonstrator got to the ironing part she was suddenly enveloped in clouds of billowing steam and when it came to ironing shirts, she just hung them on a hanger and pointed the iron at them and, viola, creases dropped out as if by magic.
I am a demonstrator's dream as I only have to look and I see, I lust, I crave and if cash permits, I buy.
As this machine cost £349.99, I didn't have enough loose change in my pocket (OK, truth be told, I didn't even have it in my bank account) buying it there and then was out of the question but the fact that it had a free iron attachment during the promotion, which would normally bump the price up to well over £400 made it even more enticing. Such savings are not to be ignored so I had to resort to plan B which entailed going home and harping on to hubby continually about how wonderful this vaparetto was, my house would be transformed into a pleasant sterile environment, etc. etc. So, sick of hearing me, he eventually gave me the money to shut me up and off I went a couple of days later, to Downtown again with the money tightly clasped in my hot little hand.
When I got inside the lady demonstrator was still there, still surrounded by piles of ironing. I was so pleased to see her, I could have hugged her. After all I'd banged on about her and her lovely machine for so long, I felt on friendly terms with her. So I quickly went to the EPOS (yes, I've done my homework, electronic point of sale, till, call it what you will). I was expecting a fanfare of trumpets to accompany this momumental purchase, but no. I was given a slip of paper and pointed to the warehouse behind the shop, where I was very unceremoniously handed my rather huge box in return for the slip of paper.
First attempt at using this was a disaster as when I got it home it had a continental plug on it. I didn't think this boded well but after a quick phone call I was once more on my way to Downtown for an English version. Finally got home and tore open the packaging for second attempt and lo and behold, this time I managed to get the right machine, an English version.
So you know what to look out for should you need to find one of these, it's bright red and at a quick glance resembles a cylinder vacuum cleaner and is approximately 15" long and 12" wide at its fattest point.
On the top of the machine is a carrying handle. It's not particularly heavy and with this you can lug it from room to room instead of the more cruel way of getting hold of the hose and dragging the poor thing by its neck.
Also located onthe top is the "patented safety cap" which prevents opening whilst there is any steam left in the machine so you wont get boiled alive by mistake, a pressure gauge, a steam regulation control and on and off switch for the main generator and on and off switch for the accessories. At the front of the machine is the central connector block which is where you fit the tools.
Underneath are two large wheels at the back and two small castors at the front, which makes it very manouvreable.
As standard with the machine are the following accessories, sorry, a boring list but suppose you need to know what you're getting:
Two extension tubes
A flexible hose
120 degree nozzle
Small round brush for the above nozzle
Large brush (for carpets)
Small brush (for tiles, walls etc)
Two cotton cloths (these fit over the brushes to polish walls afterwards and remove excess moisture from carpets)
Steam gun which is attached to flexible hose
Window squeegee tool
Small blade for above tool
Large blade for above tool
Although I had a rough idea of how the thing worked I thought I would humour it and watch the video first. This showed a very elegant Italian woman cleaning her villa from top to bottom with the aid of the vaparetto. She even gave the leaves of the pot plants a blast. I thought cleaning plants was above and beyond the call of duty myself, but each to their own. Walls, floors, furniture, ceilings, windows. You name it and she cleaned it. Unfortunately she took a nonspeaking role in the film. Probably guessed rightly that my Italian wasn't fluent so she smiled a lot and got on with it.
Now ready to transform my house into hygenic heaven I set to work.
Firstly you have to fill the tank with the filler bottle. This looks alarming, like the bottles they give bedridden men to wee in. But what do I know. This must just be the ideal shape for the job and would also double up for another purpose if ever hubby took to his bed.
It has markings along the side up to the 2 litre maximum and you fill it up, turn it on its side and fill her up.
Once switched on you can see the needle on the bars of the pressure gauge start to move. First bars are yellow (feeble pressure), green (getting a steam up) then red (maximum steam). When it reaches red I'm ready to shout "there she blows" (I know, I watch too much television) but it can't actually blow up as it cuts out when it reaches danger level.
You attach the flexible hose to the front of the machine, pull the trigger and the steam pours out and the idea is to get sufficient steam to blast all the dirt away and sterilising as it goes.
It is fitted with a very long flex and together with the flexible hose and attachments I think you could manage to reach most areas of a fair sized room with it if you stretched it to it's limit. No, ignore that, I dont recommend you stretch the poor things neck.
I went round like a thing possessed and cleaned everything that was still long enough for me to get at it. Most things I cleaned I was quite impressed with the result, with the exception of the windows and mine, unlike the signora's, were streaky afterwards.
Exhausted, I put it back in its box and sent it to bed in the airing cupboard.
The next time I fished it out to give the carpets a once over, one of the clips that held the cloth in place, snapped off. Following time the other clip fell off which meant you had to secure the cloth with rubber bands (well I did, not being able to think of anything better).
Gradually, over time, some bit of plastic or other has snapped off every time I've used it and it seems very flimsy.
Being Mrs Ideal Home has worn off a bit now and it only ever seems to get used for ironing. This is still does excellently and either it is cutting my ironing time in half or I'm getting more slipshod and doing it quicker. I would like to believe it's the first instance but more than likely it's the second!
I've just consulted the instruction book, which I forgot to mention comes with the video, and the technical data is as follows:
Power supply 230/240 50 hz
Resistance (generator) 1500w
Resistance of iron 750w
Generator capacity 2l
First three mean nothing to me.
The steam pressure is controlled by a pressostat and can be varied with fingertip control from 0-70 gr/min. I always have it on the highest (+) setting as the steam is too feeble at lower setting.
The unit conforms with EC-directives.
I wouldn't buy another one I think as it works out as an expensive iron.
Well it certainly steams, but I'm not too sure of the cleaning bit. Read on The Test: - Single bloke's house I initially bought the cleaner to put a bit of life back in to the carpets and anything else was a bonus. My first concern before purchasing the cleaner was the difference between a carpet cleaner and a steam cleaner. After reading some reviews and assurances from the sales bloke that what the carpet cleaner could do, the steam cleaner could do just as well, and more, I bought one for £305. For what is little more than a pressure cooker on wheels, I am disappointed with the value for money aspect. I would have liked to spend that much on a DVD player AND a digital camera. So what do you get for your money? Well, you get the steamer itself, 2 extenders hoses for doing the carpets, a large bristle brush for the latter and a smaller one for upholstery. A small round brush (about the size of a £2 coin), an attachment for steaming and squeeging the windows (the rubber on this is a bit mis-shaped, and needed knocking back into a straight line, its also fairly thick and doesn't taper to an edge like some squeegees you can buy). 2 cloths (could have done with a few more of these put into the package), a bottle for filling up the steamer, and a video of a Italian grandmother blowing steam out of her ass-orted attachments. One gripe is that there is no storage space for all the various implements on the steamer, so you'll have all these bits cluttering up your cubby-hole. Outside Wheelie bin. Did a nice job of loosening all the algae that was building up on the outside, but it still needs a bit of agitation from a brush to remove it. Inside the bin was too tough a task, would be better with a high-pressure hose to clean this. Patio Doors. Removed most of the crud under the door, but again it still needs a bit of agitation to remove it. The main theme of the include
d video is to blast with steam and then wipe with something. I would have liked this steamer to have been a bit more powerful in the pressure delivery to avoid all this faffing about. The Bathroom. Bath. Quite a bit of build-up of soap and other unidentified bits, and it seemed to handle this ok. Tiles, ok. Toilet. Pass (some things are best glossed over) The razor. WOW it really gets rid of those hard-to-get whiskers in-between the blades (or had I already put a new blade in ?) The Kitchen Made a good job of the tiled kitchen floor, even put floor wax solution on the cloth (clips onto the large bristle brush) and did that at the same time. Degreased the cupboard doors surrounding the hob, stainless steel sink now stainless and worktops now grime free. Carpets I might have been expecting too much on carpets 5 years old, but it performed reasonably well. It lifted the pile up and picked up a mountain of carpet fibres (wish I had that camera now) and other particles (maybe I need a new hoover instead). It had a tough test on beige carpets in the hallway, but again managed to improve the pile. Some areas remained soiled, but again it could be down to the length of time the dirt has been building up. I don’t have a problem with asthma, but if the little buggers in the carpet were having a party, there off to their own funeral now. Nice to walk barefooted over steaming carpets. If it was priced at £150 I might have been less harsh on this review, but as it is, you don't get what you pay for. This might be the Rolls Royce of steam cleaners, but I'm not convinced of the benefits of buying one. This one could go to anyone in the Bradford area if you think you would benefit from it £290 (free delivery) as new. Also looking for a decent lass to shack up with.
I could never be accused of being house proud and I'm not famed for my tidy nature but when a visitor of mine threw up over one of my carpets I had no option but to get my carpets cleaned. In my defence I should say here that I do have a cleaner every week so the house does get cleaned - but not by me :-) Having received several quotations from companies who thought that a large house meant a large profit for them, not a large mortgage for me, I decided it would eventually be more cost effective to buy a carpet cleaner and be done with it. I had no intention if using it myself, but was going to ask my friend to clean the carpets as penance for throwing up on them. I looked on Dooyoo - made my choice of a steam cleaner and dashed off to the town to make my purchase. As with all new things you have to have one little go with it yourself....I was hooked. So far since Sunday afternoon I have cleaned all the bathrooms, kitchen including the cooker, all the wooden floors and the carpets - going up three storeys. I am running out of things to clean and am getting desperate. This cleaner is pure genius......using normal tap water you wait ten minutes for the water to heat to steam and then you just clean. The steam lifts and loosens any dirt that is ground in so you just wipe it away. With carpets you can just run the cleaner over them or if there are difficult marks you can target them using the steam 'gun' All the acessories are included and I even cleaned the mirrors using the squeegie thing. They have two sizes, for windows and mirrors. Can you tell I'm excited???? Stains that were there before I moved in have gone and the carpet, which is hoovered once a week, has shed dirt and cat hairs like there is no tomorrow. Now - I don't want you thinking I am dirty at home, as I think if anyone used this cleaner they would be surprised at the dirt th
at comes up - but now I want to be dirty just to use the cleaner again!! Have I reached that middle aged place where you start to put your herbs in alphabetical order, is this the time when the cardigans emerge and I start to think that mothballs are a useful thing to have around the house?? I hope not - I blame it on the cleaner which has woken up a part of me I didn't know existed...cleanliness around the home :-))
I purchased a Polti Vaporetto Steamer about four weeks ago and it is one of the best things I have ever bought for the home. It is one of those items you manage to do without - until you start using one. Then, you wonder what you ever did without it! The Vaporetto is basically a portable system on wheels, that you fill with water - ordinary tap water, so no expense buying special water for it. You fill up to the required level, then screw on the safety cap. Once the Vaporetto has heated up, you cannot unscrew the cap. You must wait until the appliance has cooled down. When the water has reached the right temperature (there is a temperature gauge and the light goes off) you are able to fit the pipes and 'gun' and start steaming away. It uses dry steam so nothing is soaking wet after using it, and there are 5 steam levels depending on what job you are using it for. It is perfectly OK to use for ordinary chores such as disinfecting worktops for example although I find it a bit cumbersome to get out especially for this when I can quite easily disinfect a cloth and do - hopefully - the same job. However, let me just mention some of the jobs it does marvellously well: ********************************************* * Defrosting the freezer. It's ideal for this, unless you are lucky enough to have a frost-free freezer. Unfortunately I don't! * Cleaning carpets. If there are any stains, this will lift it with the special attachment, then all you have to do is go over it with the 'gun' then again with the cloth attached to the brush (two cloths are supplied but you can also buy more to add to that). This will get rid of the stain, clean the carpet and lift the pile of the carpet too. If the stain is quite a bad one, you may need to go back and do it again but I have found that in most cases this is unnecessary as the steam is so powerful. * It is excellent for cleaning mattresses of any a
llergens that may be lurking in the bedroom, so for asthmatics or people with asthmatic children it is marvellous. Again, it will not soak the mattress - unless you apply too much steam of course. It is also great for brushing over children's soft toys which can get very dusty. What I find reassuring is knowing that it is killing all the dust mites that you just can't see with the naked eye. * Although I haven't tried it on my dralon suite as yet, it is also recommended for upholstery. If you do use it on a dralon suite, always remember to use the cloth over the brush, and not just the brush by itself. * With the Vaporetto comes an attachment for cleaning the windows, a bit like a squeegie that the professional window cleaner uses. Excellent for cleaning big patio doors, and even shower screens. * Disinfect and clean the loo! Think of all the nasty germs lurking there that could be blasted away with a couple of blasts of high pressure steam! * If you have any suits or clothes that have become screwed up, just put them on a hanger and steam them. The creases will soon come out. * I used it a couple of days ago on my suede coat that my daughter bought me for my birthday. It only cost £45 so imagine my horror at finding out that to have it professionally cleaned would cost me £35! I decided to use the Vaporetto on it, gently steaming it with a cloth attached to the brush. It removed the stains and revived the suede and saved me £35. **** I would warn anyone thinking about using any steam cleaner on a suede or leather coat to be very careful and try a patch test first. I knew myself that I wouldn't wear this particular coat again until it was cleaned and so in a way I couldn't lose out, but you do have to be careful with such materials. I have also been around the house steaming all my houseplants as they love this from time to time to keep healthy and I am sure there are lo
ts of other chores that would be cut in half by using the Polti Vaporetto. It really is a versatile product and not one that will be used once and left in a cupboard somewhere. It is very light to carry up and down stairs and as it has wheels, very easy to wheel around. The only drawback is the price, but if you are able to find it in a mail order catalogue, it could be purchased over about 20 weeks, interest free normally. Give it a go, you definitely won't be disappointed, and your house will be cleaner and germ-free!
I have had my Polti steam cleaner for some time now and I would not like to be without it. Polti are the main manufacturers of small steam cleaning appliances, their headquarters are in Como Northern Italy. At first glance it looks like a vacuum but it does different tasks and you will still need a vacuum. The main reason I chose a steam cleaner was the number of different household jobs it could do, the only things you need to use it are tap water and a power supply. It produces dry steam at a temperature of 120 degrees centigrade, and this kills germs, bacteria, dust mites and fleas. It also deodorises as it cleans. It comes with various attatchments and can be used all over the house. The kitchen..... I use it to clean work surfaces,windows,floor tiles, oven, microwave and defrost the freezer. Brings up stainless steel sinks to a really bright shine. The lounge and dining room...... It cleans and removes hair from the carpet, clean and refresh curtains while they are still hanging. The large brush which resembles a vacuum cleaner head is excellent at lifting pet hairs from carpets and is a great help when my two moggies are moulting. I have also found it good for removing dried on and trodden in food such as mashed potato and rice crispies from the dining room carpets(aren't children sweet). I have even used it to clean wallpaper! My son dropped a half eaten Mars bar behind the couch and I found it stuck to the wallpaper(Yuck).It isn't washable paper but I found the steam lifted the sticky chocolate and toffee without leaving a mark. The bedroom......... Cleans the windows and carpets, I steam the mattresses now and again to keep the dustmite levels down. You can also steam childrens soft toys like teddy bears they keep on the bed, this is especially useful if they have allergies or asthma. You can also use it on your clothes to refresh them and remove creases. This is useful if you need to freshen up a
suit that you have forgotten to take to the dry cleaners. The steam can also be used for spot cleaning on clothes and removing food stains. If your serious about steaming your clothes you can buy an iron to attach to the steam unit. The bathroom............ Cleans all the bathroom fittings sink, toilet, bath, shower head, wall and floor tiles or lino. Great at removing soap scum from around the taps. You probably get the idea that I use this a lot, well I do , I can't remember all the uses I have put it to. I can't remember when I last bought a chemical cleaner for the floors, walls or oven. This has not only saved me money but I also feel I am doing something for the environment. The machine needs little maintenance just rinse out the tank every two or three times you use it. I live in a soft water area and do not have a limescale problem, Polti say that limescale should not stick to the stainless steel tank and can be rinsed away. The brushes have towelling cloths to cover the and collect the dirt whilst cleaning hard surfaces like floors, these are removed and chucked into the washing machine for cleaning. You can buy extra and spare cloths but I find that old terry nappies, bits of T-shirt or ordinary floor cloths work just as well. I have quite a few and save them up to make a load for the wash. This was an investment at around £300 but I feel it was worth it. If you have pets or children I would highly recommend it. I beleive it is generally available through household appliance retailers, but they do have a website giving details of stockists and demonstration venues. This is www.polti-ltd.co.uk
I bought my Polti after seeing one advertised on the TV - I was very impressed. We have Three English Cocker Spaniels, and I find it a great problem getting up all the dogs hairs, my own vacuum cleaner only got a small proportion of them up, and I found that although this is not a vacuum cleaner, it did pick up 99.9% of the pet hairs, it does pick up some dirt too, but not as much as I would have liked, guess I will need a new vacuum cleaner for that job. On the Polti, the dirt and hairs collect on the brush tool itself, and you have to keep rinsing it under a tap, or dip it into a bucket of water. It is also great for stains, you just use the small atatchment supplied and go over the stain. Cleans the grout in your tiles a treat, and makes a brilliant job of your kitchen floor. You can steam the dirt from those hard to get areas of your central heating radiators. Clean your windows, inside and out. Kill off the bed bugs on your bed (horrible thought!), and if you have dogs ( or cats), it will kill any trace of fleas and their eggs, (from the carpets of course - don't go spaying the dog!) My Polti 2400 was a worthwhile purchase.
After seeing the adverts showing off the Polti’s ease of use and powerful steam power I can partly confirm that these qualities are indeed true. However I was slightly disappointed at the difference it made, when using it on our dirty carpet. There was no obvious difference until we had actually got on our knees and gone over the same patch for a couple of minutes. But the effort did seem worthwhile as the cleaned carpet, did actually look clean and the Polti had also actually somehow revived it’s colour. It also seemed to make the carpet softer. Also, with the steam leaving the gun at 1000 degrees plus, the dust mites wouldn’t have had a hope in hell, which is good news for asthma sufferers such as my brother and my self where I’m pleased to say after using it on our carpets and mattresses our asthma inside the house, on the whole, has been a lot better. However the fact that we did have to get on our knees, and practically scrub suggests the Polti needs another fit on handle to save the user’s back. We were also quite disappointed that the steam was not powerful enough to remove the lime scale from behind the back of the taps, etc. It is good though for use on tiles and windows and the fit on squeegee is the main thing that makes it different and more effective from any thing else on the market. And the time you spend waiting for it to heat up does actually seem worthwhile. Another thing, which I didn’t know the Polti could be used for, was thanks to its adjustable pressure knob it can also be used to clean lino. With a towel covering the big brush, the steam power is very effective and much easier and cleaner than mopping. So overall, if you’re thinking about getting a Polti 2400 then I’d recommend that you wait until the January sales, where I can almost guarantee they’ll come down in price. I also recommend not bothering with the additional extras such as the iron, as they are a compl
ete waste of time.
Polti has long stood for excellence in manufacturing and customer satisfaction so to achieve this keeps tight control of its product manufacturing processes / Over 95% of their products are made in their own ISO certified Bulgarograsso plant in Italy personally watched over by the Polti family who live close by / When you buy a Polti product you can be sure that the attention to detail given to making it will follow though to give you a long lasting hard wearing and simple to use product / The Polti PTGB0002 Vaporetto 2400 Steam Cleaner is a powerful cleaner which comes in a unique red finish with 4 bar pressure to clean your home effectively removing stubborn stains and killing dust-mites / The Polti patented Vaporella's cap cannot be opened until there is a minimum pressure in the boiler to ensuring safety / It features 4 bar pressure with a pressure switch and a parking system.Polti patent safety capParking systemPressurized boiler system4 Bar Max pressure Pressure switch and gaugeSteam output : Up to 110 g/minBoiler material : Stainless steelBoiler volume : 3.3 lUse capacity : 2.2 lContinuous Steam adjustment Steam ready indicatorLow water level indicatorParking SystemBoiler power : 1500WMax power : 1500WDimensions (WxDxH) : 42 x 29 x 29 cmWeight : 5.6 kg / Short name: Polti 2400