Handheld steamers are great home cleaning products that can be used to clean and sanitize a wide range of surfaces, fabrics, and appliances.

They do not require any type of harsh chemicals or sprays and sanitize them as they clean. Steamers are great tools that can remove wrinkles from clothing as well as deodorize and kill bacteria. In the following article, we will be going over what you can use a handheld steam cleaner to clean and sanitize.

what can i use a handheld steam cleaner for


#1. Clothing

One of the most common uses for a handheld steam cleaner will be to clean, deodorize, and remove wrinkles in clothing. They do this by utilizing hot steam to relax the natural fibers in your clothes, which allows them to lay down flat.

Steamers will also remove up to 99.9% of the odor-causing bacteria in your clothes to leave them with a fresh scent, and without any chemicals or sprays. Additionally, unlike dryers, they will not shrink your clothes or leave creases in that are hard to remove.

#2. Appliances

Steam cleaners are great all-natural alternatives that can clean and sanitize your appliances. Because of the amount of use that our appliance gets (especially in the kitchen), they tend to accumulate grime, dirt, and stains. By using a steam cleaner to clean and sanitize these appliances, they can cut through the grease and grime to deep clean surfaces.

Because of the material that these appliances use, especially the oven, you may find that you need to wipe them down following the use of a steamer. However, this will leave them shining and looking brand-new again.

#3. Floors

For wood flooring, tile, and other hard surfaces, you can’t go wrong with a steam cleaner. They are excellent cleaning tools that can remove surface stains and grime, as well as deep-clean the ground and other surfaces. Because of the superheated steam in the cleaners, there is no need to go over the floor surface with a mop or cloth afterward, as it will dry very quickly.

Also, they do not require any sort of scrubbing or to remove the embedded dirt in the tile or grooves of the floor. That said, if there is a lot of dirt on the surface of the floor, you may find that using a dry cloth afterward can help with the cleaning process.

#4. Upholstery

Going along with their ability to clean, sanitize, and deodorize clothes, steam cleaners are also great at doing the same to upholstery. Aside from the floors that we walk on, couches and drapes are some of the products in our homes that can get the dirtiest over time.

With the help of a handheld steam cleaner, you can remove all of the surface dirt, as well as what is embedded in the fibers. This will allow you to refresh all of your furniture and window treatments without the use of chemicals or expensive professional cleaners.

#5. Mattresses

Because of their longevity and the amount of time that we spend on them, mattresses also pick up a lot of dirt, dander, and bacteria. Steam cleaners will help to remove all of this and can add to the overall lifespan of the mattress.

Handheld steam cleaners are especially useful in this, due to the versatility and functionality of their overall design. They can penetrate deep into the mattress, cleaning and sanitizing deep down to leave mattress smelling fresh and feeling like the day it was bought.


Handheld steam cleaners can be used for so much more than just cleaning and sanitizing clothing. They can be used on a wide range of surfaces, and are used with just clean water that converts into steam.

We hope this article was helpful, and that after reading through it you can fully understand how versatile and helpful these products can be for cleaning and sanitizing your home.