Not too bad
I found this to be really handy when cleaning my bathroom and kitchen tiles. It worked wonderfully when I cleaned the rangehood filters.
It would be great if it held more water, I feel like I’m refilling and waiting for steam again way too often. I don’t think it would work too well in a really dirty area but it’s a nice little machine.
Bought it two years ago and never used it. Tried it out the recently and now its a bit late to return it. My kettle puts out more steam and force than this device. Looks great and is well made but why did they waste their time designing it. I will probably bin it as I wouldn't want to waste anyone elses time.
I only bought this today and will be taking it back tomorrow!!
Was more water than steam, emptied the tank in about 2 minutes flat, I wouldn't know if it cleaned or not, didn't have time to see, was empty before even did one grout line. Don't waste your time or money, hope I save someone else the trouble. Do Not buy
Does what I expected it to do.
Lots of steam. I used the window cleaning attachment & the small brush to clean my windows & in the grooves. While it worked well it still didn't get out 100% of the dirt in the cornery. I also tried it on my vynal floor & it worked really well getting off those stubborn marks. The tanks lasts for a while, I think I cleaned 3 sliding doors in & out & a large window with 3 panels before I had to refill the tank. That included cleaning in the grooves. It was fairly easy to use & has a safety switch for when not in use or changing the attachments.
Puny in the extreme....holding a boiling kettle to the surface needing cleaned would be more effecti
This is utter rubbish...a boiling kettle would be more effective if held close to the surface needing cleaned. We sent ours back for a refund almost immediately. Apparently I need to write more words, even though I've said all there is to say about this piece of junk. Nothing to commend it.
What a bunch of whingers.
I've got a Vax steam cleaner and it does a perfectly adequate job for its price and intended utility. Perhaps you guys should be using a high pressure blaster not a hand held steam cleaner. I use it to clean up he BBQ and it does a good job. If one fill ov ware is not enough you can usually find water in the tap or swimming pool. Also try a bit of elbow grease.
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Vax - stay away
Bought it at Bunnings Bethania in January 2017, tried it few weeks later, the nozzle too weak to hold the attachments/tools start to get loose if you do work with it, later the steam leaked out next to the start button did burn my thumb, I had to use piece of rubber to push it, few minutes later started to switch off the safety switch on the wall... went back to the store to ask for help/replacement, the young manager knocked me back told me Vax/Karcher and with some others Bunnings don't do replacement swap as they tend to cause loss to the st...ore, but "should not worry, Vax pretty good with support" he said. Did report it on the vax.com.au site, but they did not bother to answer even. Sure the manager knew this, that was the reason he left me hanging. Never ever Vax again. Or Bunnings.
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Happy for the price.
It's solidly built and certainly an awesome replacement for the toothbrush I usually use for these tasks like cleaning around taps and that irritating 8mm gap between the mirror and the basin.
These tasks it blasted through like a cyclone.
I would like it to hold more water though as you have to wait for it to cool to refill.
I bought this as my first intro to steam cleaning on a very busy cleaning day and Bunnings didn't have the next size up that I wanted. Now that I have this one, I'll be skipping the middle size, straight to the big gun...
Wondering why I need it...?
Powerful steam with no accessory/tool attached. Much weaker with them. The product cannot produce steam continuously at the fastest flow rate, this is because it is only about 1000-1200 watts. A full tank of water is enough for about 7 to 10 minutes of steam at full flow rate.
Technicial problems aside, I just can't find much use for it - sits in closet and gathers dust.
Don't waste your time or your money
I wish I had seen these reviews prior to my purchase. Weak steam, no power, you must have it on max steam for any sort of effect (which is minimal), and lasted approximately 3-4 minutes. Tried cleaning my cook top, it let out a little bit of steam and dripped water all over it. Then tried to clean my roller blinds, ended up smearing a spot that was already there. Disappointed. Back to Bunnings I go.
Ran out of steam!
Worst product I have purchased in a long time. Pathetic power. How do manufacturers get away with promising the world and delivering nothing? Would not recommend and will definitely be returning to place of purchase. As soon as I find the receipt. I had doubts about its effectiveness before buying it. Doubts confirmed and Vax is definitely on my list of manufacturers I won't support again.
Lower your expectations
Claims of 8-10 minutes is wildly inaccurate. 3-4 minutes at the most. Firstly it wont work like high pressure water cleaner, it only has a 260ml capacity.
I am trying to clean bath tiles, little effect until I turned it to nearly full power. It would not take the black from the grout. The steam works on the tiles but you a scrubbing with a 2cm wide brush and you cant transfer scrubbing force through the brush. trying to angle it into the grout is tricky. I ran out of steam after scrubbing 4 tiles.
Painfully loud in a small space, I had to wear headphones.
When it comes to bathrooms it could be a good maintenance tool working from a clean bathroom, but it is not going to get a neglected bathroom clean.
Purchased this item from Bunnings on a Friday used it for the first time on Saturday and returned it on Sunday. Thankfully they gave me money back with no issue.
Does not clean even the easiest of grime in the bath room. The window cleaner squeegee leaves the windows wet, streaky and did not remove fingerprints.
After trying the above 2 tasks it went back in the box and back to the shop.
Nothing but a kudos for Bunnings for an easy return policy.
Questions & Answers
My vax steam grime master boils up and has green light on but it won’t steam through the nozzle. Any help?
Where are they made
Shirley I am not sure but I would say like everything else China.
I can only say you will be wasting your money if you buy one of these. I used it twice and persevered with trying to get it to work. (I am an engineer) Finally, I threw it out, brand new used twice, did not even bother to get my money back. Its problem is, if you let too much water escape to become steam, it spirts hot water only. If you dont let enough water out to become steam you get nothing. Buy a karcher, I hear they are good.
I just found out I can’t use an extension cord for the grime master. I bought it mainly to clean my outside windows. Is there a good reason why I can’t use an extension cord?
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