Scunci SS1000 Cleaner

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  • In With The Scunci and Right Out to the Garage Sale After Two Uses!

    Jul 13, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: It is small and has a tote bag that everything fits into.
    Cons: Too many to put here see the review.

    Summary: Scunci Steamer SS-1000 On my quest to find another cleaning steamer for my house and bird cages, my gadget man, found the Scunci Steamer SS-1000, bought it, and brought it home. “Here” he said, “I think you will like this ... read more

  • Pretty happy

    Jul 22, 2009 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Easy to use, has good attachments, powerful
    Cons: Has a smaller tank but gives me 20 minutes of steam

    Summary: This I got used on craigslist for $20. I figured even if it didnt work well, it wasnt like I spent the full $60 on it. So when I got it home I filled it with water and waited for it to get hot, worked excellent on our tub, baseboards, and tile. I really ... read more

  • A wonder machine but has a discouraging issue.

    May 31, 2009 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Cleans the impossible.  Unlimited uses. Cleans places never reached with standard cleaning methods.
    Cons: Must stop to wait while the steam pressure builds back up. 

    Summary: I bought this steamer (may not be the same model but looks exactly the same) about 5 years ago after watching an infomercial and it's still working.  I love the way it cleans.  It will find grime that you didn't even knew you had!  If I ... read more

  • Scunci Steamer SS-1000 All-Purpose Household Steam Cleaner

    Jun 3, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Practically none except for disinfecting
    Cons: useless for most household cleaning chores

    Summary: On the TV infomercial, they seemed to make it seem like this product were so great. They happen to have a retail store at a shopping mall near my home, so I just went and purchase one. On the very day of purchase, I decided to try it out on some grease ... read more

  • I works but not as I hoped.

    Apr 23, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Nice carrying bag for all the attachments. Works well on a lot of surfaces.
    Cons: Didn't last long. Uncomfortable to hold after a while.

    Summary: I purchased the steamer at a local drugstore chain. I think I paid around $50.00 for it. First, there were no instructions with it which was annoying but it isn't hard to figure out. You fill it with water using the supplied measuring cup, close the ... read more

  • Scunci Handheld Steamer

    Feb 20, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Heats fast @ 5 min., Cuts through just about anything with a little extra effort
    Cons: If anything, the 11 ounce fill, an option to add a cutter (degreaser)

    Summary: I put off buying one of these units after reading dismal reviews from other users on typical product review sites. I received one of these this past Christmas (2006) and was hopefully optimistic about it's performance. When a new kitten (not litter ... read more

  • Scunci steaming my heart

    Dec 13, 2006 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Eliminate cleaning products, disinfects and pays for itself
    Cons: The pressure can be dangerous

    Summary: I saw infomercials on steam cleaners and interested if they really worked. I was at CVS and found one on clearance. Mine has everything but the measuring cup shown in the picture. The package You get the steamer, an extension from the nozzle ... read more

  • Don't throw away your cleaning supplies

    Sep 21, 2006 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: De-gunks wet soap scum and other wet messages in crooks and crannies
    Cons: SO LOUD, leaves a wet, dirty mess. It stopped working at 1 year.

    Summary: I bought the Scunci steamer on the recommendation of a friend. She swears by the thing for ALL cleaning, claiming that it sterilizes without chemicals. I just can't see any results of cleanliness when it comes to cleaning tough messes, let alone ... read more

  • I'm not afraid of elbow grease

    Sep 1, 2006 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Cleaned 10 years of grout stains from the cermaic tile in the kitchen.
    Cons: A little awkward to use.

    Summary: I love cleaning tools that clean. I love Swiffer dust cloths, because when you use one, you SEE the results. I bought the Scunci steamer at BigLots, for $27 including a floor attachment. My 10 year old Kirby has bit the dust (yikes did I write that?) ... read more

  • Are there any good Handheld Steamers out there??

    Mar 7, 2006 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Lots of attachments
    Cons: Attachments are useless since the steamer doesn't work

    Summary: A few years ago we purchased a handheld clean steamer from QVC after seeing some of their demonstrations and thinking how awesome it was. Well it fell short when we actually got a hold of it.. Fast forward to present month…. My mother decided she liked ... read more

  • I found it easy to use and very effective.

    Feb 25, 2006 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Simple to put together; effective.
    Cons: Written instructions in manual were vague.

    Summary: Well I did all my dining room chairs (10 of them), which at first it was hard to figure out what attachment to use and how to use it. I haven't seen the infomercial so I had to rely on the written instructions. I found the best results using the ... read more

  • Pretty good product, but be careful

    Feb 21, 2006 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Cleans without chemicals
    Cons: Runs out of steam quickly and can be awkward/difficult to hold

    Summary: The Scunci Steamer is advertised to easily clean and sanitize nearly everything in and around your home without the use of chemicals. This is pretty much true. I have used it in the kitchen, bathroom, and to get rid of some wrinkles on my shirts. I ... read more

  • Cleaned everything in my house - 4th Update 10/10/09

    Jan 6, 2006 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Cleans kitchen, appliances, carpet, bathroom/shower to like new condition & removes wallpaper!
    Cons: You wish you had 3 hands. One each for the trigger, brush, & rag.

    Summary: I asked for this for Christmas. Does everything I wanted including: cleaning linoleum, carpet, toilet, shower, sink, microwave, stove, range, toaster, countertop, cabinets, refrigerator, & removing wallpaper. I'm sure I'll use it later for ... read more

  • Bad to the bone....

    Jan 1, 2006 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: NONE
    Cons: LOTS AND LOTS.... save your money!!

    Summary: Wish this were a better working unit... had a great idea... just does NOT work anywhere even CLOSE to what it advertises.. I'd settle for 10% of what they say it does...... all I can see it does is make a lot of nice steam and noise........ Sad to ... read more

  • A nice addition to my cleaning stuff

    Aug 18, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Easy to use, does a good job on many surfaces
    Cons: Not quite as easy as the infomercials show

    Summary: I bought this after seeing the infomercials on TV. I got it at a local Target store, we paid about $65.00 I think. And I really like it, for many things. It was easy to figure out how to use, came with a couple of different nozzles, including a ... read more

  • Sound & Fury Signifying Nothing...

    Jul 23, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Not a one that stands out...
    Cons: Doesn't remove much of anything. Awkward to hold while using.

    Summary: Boy! It makes a lot of noise! And boy! It can frizz your hair in under five minutes using it in a small bathroom! This is one of those products you really REALLY want to work. But in actual use it pales in comparision to what you see on the infomercial. ... read more

  • Best Steamer I've ever used

    Jul 9, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Cleans without chemicals - important for me because I am sensitive to strong cleaners
    Cons: It's a more work than on TV

    Summary: My 21 year old daughter has been doing the heavy cleaning as a way to pay rent while looking for a job. Now that she is working, I had to take that back on. I am highly sensitive to chemicals and even got sick if I went in the bathroom too soon after she ... read more

  • What a Great Little Cleaning Machine

    Jun 17, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: small, lots of attachments, steam kills germs.
    Cons: awkward shoulder strap

    Summary: I bought my Scunci Steamer because I was intrigued by the thought of killing germs with steam. I initially thought that the Scunci would be handy to clean my antique stove and kitchen, but when I got it home I found that it could do so much more! There ... read more

  • Does it work? Sadly, NO

    Jun 7, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Did not find any
    Cons: Need to wait to cool down to refill, good only for the small stuff

    Summary: I like gadgets. I think I am a gadget freak. When I first saw this product in their cheesy infomercial I thought this was a great product. I didn't like cleaning with chemicals so the prospects of cleaning with steam attracted me. Boy, was I ... read more

  • I gave it the old college try...

    May 10, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: it CAN steam clothes
    Cons: awkward, takes too long to cool down, doesn't clean grease, takes longer than regular cleaning

    Summary: but I'm sending it back! I had read all of the positive and negative reviews prior to purchasing it from QVC. I decided I'd see for myself and I will be returning it. (as long as shipping doesn't cost more than the actual unit!) I wanted to use it ... read more

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