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When it comes to keeping a clean house, it's all about working smart, not hard (which has become our life motto, too). Whether you love to clean or loathe having to tackle household chores, the right products make all the difference.
Which is where the Vax Steam Fresh Combi Multifunction Steam Cleaner comes in.
Its sole purpose is to make cleaning jobs effortlessly easy and efficient - which is precisely the opposite of our children and pets.
Why we rate it:
Forget 2-in-1 or even 5-in-1, this nifty steam cleaner is 15-in-1, with a detachable handheld cleaner and a 10-piece kit to tackle all sorts of jobs around the house.
Firstly, it can ensure that your floors sparkle without damaging them, thanks to the variable steam control, which tailors the cleaning power to the type of floor you have.
Plus, its detachable handheld cleaner can be used for almost every cleaning task in your home, from cleaning your oven and windows, to taps and mirrors.
Best of all, if you suddenly realise that you have guests arriving any minute, the Vax Steam cleans and dries in just three minutes.
Plus, it promises to get rid of 99.9% of harmful germs and bacteria for up to seven days due to its combination of specially formulated detergents and powerful steam.
For under £100, (£79.99 from John Lewis), it's a rather affordable gadget that could make your cleaning a doddle.
What the reviews say:
The Vax has over 600 reviews on John Lewis, with hundreds of five-star ratings.
"I bought this over a week ago and I love it. It's so easy to use and love that it had two tanks so you can fill one with detergent."
"I am very happy with this cleaner. I have a wooden floors throughout my house and a dog so they are constantly needing cleaning. I've tried every variation of mop but the floors were never completely clean. Now all I have to do is put in the water and solution, switch it on and go. The floors are completely clean and they dry almost immediately. The handheld device and tools are brilliant to clean around taps and all other hard to get to places."
"I got the steam fresh combi about two weeks ago and it is really good compared to my old one which stopped producing steam. This is great, gets all the dirty marks off the floor and is easy to fill and regulate the steam."
"Game-changer with a brand new puppy making mess, and in and out of the house."
"Works well on the floors and windows, and cleaning the oven was really quick and easy. The grout attachment is especially good. I will use on the furniture tomorrow."