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Pure Clean XL 1500-Watt Steam Cleaner Review

When I initially purchased the Pure Clean XL 1500, what I was really looking for was a unit that was good for cleaning tile and grout. A task that I discovered this model could accomplish very well. However, once I was done cleaning those types of surfaces, I begin to look for alternative jobs this steamer could do. And that is when I discovered that this model could also double as an upholstery cleaner. It worked so well in that regard, I decided to go ahead and add it to my list of best upholstery steam cleaners.

If you aren’t familiar with this particular cleaner or haven’t read any reviews for it yet, allow me to tell you a little bit about its basic features. This model weighs approximately 10-pound and its dimensions are approximately 15.7″x11″x13″. It’s a unit that has a rather short hose length, at least for tile work but seems to be just about the right size for upholstery cleaning. However, it does have a nice 16-foot long extension cord which really makes it easy to move around from my love seat to my couch.

One thing you might be wondering at this point is just how long it takes this unit to warm up and just how much steam it produces. Well, allow me to fill you in. After adding water to this model, I had steam ready in about 10 minutes and then I had about forty-five minutes of steam cleaning time. Just the right amount of time to do the upholstery I needed to do. And this steam was hot enough to power through most stains and to refresh the fabric.

Cleaning sofas, couches, love seats and easy chairs aren’t the only thing this unit is good for. It can lift stains from carpets and other surfaces in which you would use a steam canister. As I said previously, the hoses are a little small for reaching tight wall tiles and stuff like that, but for everything else, it worked just fine.

All things considered, I think this is a really good unit for cleaning upholstery. It heats up quickly, produces nice hot steam, has a long power cord and is easy to move around. It really is one of the best models for upholstery I’ve seen in quite some time.

8.8 Total Score
Bottom Line

All things considered, it really is one of the best models for upholstery I've seen in quite some time.

Quality
8.5
Ease of Use
8.5
Performance
9.0
Features
8.5
Value
9.5
PROS
  • 16-foot power cord
  • Produces a lot of steam
  • Reaches operating temperature quickly
  • Lightweight
  • Compact & Portable
CONS
  • Hose is a little short for other purposes
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