There’s nothing like steam cleaning! You don’t have to deal with especially harsh chemicals and steam has a way of reaching places that you wouldn’t be able to reach in any other way.
Moreover, a steam cleaner is plenty of fun to use if we’re going to be honest about it. The problem is that some of the most professional steam cleaners out there have hefty price tags of several hundred dollars. Wouldn’t it be great if you could find a smaller steam cleaner that also did the job but at a fraction of the cost? Well, as it turns out, we have exactly that kind of steam cleaner in the Dupray Neat.
To begin with, the Dupray Neat is pretty dainty and, well, neat. Since its release, it has already made its way to the Amazon bestseller’s list and is winning the hearts of homemakers everywhere. It is the only model from Dupray that the company sells on their Amazon store and that is saying something. We can comfortably say they built this model, especially for Amazon.
The price of the Dupray Neat is much lower than those of its other more expensive counterparts. That might make you question whether it is anywhere near as good as its larger cousins.
Steam cleaners are some of the most reliable types of cleaners out there. They use a jet of superhot water to clean pretty much anything you need to clean. The Tosca, the larger Dupray, is a heavy-duty steam cleaner and does a lot more than the Dupray Neat could do. However, it is often the case that you don’t want a steam cleaner that comes with all the bells and whistles and would rather find something a little daintier that does the job anyway. Besides, with the forbidding price of the Tosca, you would have to really like your steam to be ready to buy it.
The Dupray Neat can be thought of as more of a mini-version of the Tosca.
To begin with, it’s not made of plastic. Instead, it’s made of steel. The boiler itself is made of steel, as would be expected. The design is also pretty simple, but also good looking. It’s quite sleek and professional looking.
In order to start the steam cleaner, all you have to do is push the one button on the entire machine and wait for the light to turn green. From there it’s just cleaning all the way through. This is exactly the same concept applied to other Dupray steam cleaners, such as the Tosca. The only difference is that the machines are different sizes and use different materials on the outside.
The Accessories on the Machine
In order to assess whether the Dupray is the same quality as its larger counterpart, the first thing to look at is the range of accessories it comes with. Most cheap steam cleaners out there come with some cheap looking and cheap functioning accessories. As it turns out, this isn’t so for the accessories that come with the Dupray Neat steam cleaner. These accessories are just as good and powerful as the ones that come with the Tosca. The brushes on both are actually interchangeable since they are the exact same. As for other things, such as the triangle, floor, and mirror tools, they are slightly smaller than what you get with the Tosca. However, they are still of a high quality.
There are numerous accessories that come with the steam cleaner:
- Three microfiber pads
- A rectangular floor tool
- Two extension tubes
- A window tool
- A single lance
- A single microfiber cloth
- A single triangular tool for when you’re trying to get into tight corners
- A single microfiber bonnet for the triangular tool
- Five nylon brushes, which means you have replacements every time one wears out
- A single bass brush, which you can use on barbecues, ovens, stoves, and other stubborn or baked on jobs
- A single Addfresh fragrance disc
Details about the Steam
The Dupray Neat itself is pretty light without water. It only weighs 9 pounds when it is empty. As for the water itself, the machine uses normal tap water. You don’t have to use specially distilled water. You may need to flush it out after you have used it for about 20 collective hours in order to prolong its service life. Other than that, it’s pretty easy to maintain.
The tank itself can hold about 54 ounces of water for about 50 minutes, which is a fairly long time. That water will take about 7 minutes to heat up to a temperature of 275 degrees.
The portable design of the Dupray Neat includes a retractable handle that fits in with the cube design of the steam cleaner. It’s easy to take a hold of and walk around with. It’s also extremely easy to turn the device on or off. All you have to do is push a single button; literally the only button on the entire machine.
In order to fill up the Dupray Neat, all you have to do is unscrew the cap on top of the tank and fill it until you see the water begin to pool around the top of the built-in funnel. From there it’s pretty easy to work with.
The cord on the cleaner is also designed for easy storage and will wrap around the very bottom of the cleaner. It also has wheels.
Overall, the machine comes with a warranty of 3 years.
- It is easy to use
- It is affordable
- It is lightweight
- It is just as effective as its larger cousin
- It comes with high-quality materials and accessories
- There’s no read-out on the tank so you can’t tell how much water you’ve got left in the tank
- It also doesn’t indicate to you the number of hours you have been using it so you know when to flush it.
Reception on Amazon
This product has 4.6 stars out of a possible 5 from 180 reviews on Amazon at the time of this writing (11/23/18). Pretty much all of the reviews are positive and there weren’t any major complaints about the product. 79% of customers rated it the full 5 stars.
Last update on 2019-02-20 at 00:23 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API