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After spending the last week nursing a sick kiddo back to good health, I decided it was time to wage war on the germs that undoubtedly were still lurking around our house! I started with cleaning carpet stains with a DIY recipe. I’ve never really liked the idea of cleaning things like toys, high chairs, or anything else that Josslyn may get into, with harsh chemicals. So, I figured this was the perfect time to break out the HomeRight SteamMachine and take care of those nasty germs, all the while giving myself the piece of mind in knowing that an all natural alternative like using water converted to steam is a much safer option for cleaning than almost anything out there!
To begin with, let me just throw a safety caution out there! SteamMachine’s take water and heat it to the point that it’s converted to steam. As the water changes to steam, it expands inside the closed container and builds pressure. When the trigger is engaged, the hot, pressurized steam makes its way out of the nozzle or other attachment. So what I’m basically saying is, be careful! Be mindful of what you’re cleaning, as not to damage it with the heat or any excess runoff.
To start off, I laid a towel down to absorb any water or runoff that might be created during the sanitizing process. Then, I filled the SteamMachine with water and gave it time to heat up.
The first things I planned to clean were a few of Josslyn’s toys.
To allow for a thorough cleaning in all of the cracks and crevices, I attached the small nylon brush to the straight adapter.
Once the SteamMachine had ample time to heat up, I simply pulled the trigger and began going over the toys to kill the germs and loosen any dirt or grime that had built up on them over time.
Once I had gone over all the toys, I took a dry towel and wiped off any remaining condensation.
Next, I figured what better to clean than the tray top for Josslyn’s high chair, where we feed her.
Sure it says it’s dishwasher safe, but have you ever tried to fit one of these trays in the dishwasher? It’s a challenge to say the least, especially after every use! So I waited until Jossie had it good and messy, rinsed off any food remnants, then began cleaning the trays. The nylon brush attachment helped remove those grimy, sticky handprints that children seem to be pros at making!
Once, I had thoroughly gone over both trays, I once again, wiped them down with a dry cloth.
Lastly, I moved onto the foam flooring pieces that Josslyn loves to crawl all over. I switched to the large cleaning brush and cleaning cloth and in a matter of less than a minute, had completely cleaned all of the pieces, making them germ free and ready for our little rugrat to crawl all over again!
I think what impresses me the most about the SteamMachine, is how versatile it is. I’ve used it to clean our grill and to remove wallpaper, but don’t just take my word for it! Take a look at how our friend, Stacy from Not Just A Housewife uses the SteamMachine to help deep clean her house! It really is a great all natural alternative for cleaning! I’ll be relying on it to keep my kiddo safe from all those germs that seem to invade our household this time of year!