Euro-Pro SC-505 - Silver - Vacuum Cleaner Reviews

Euro-Pro SC-505 - Silver - Vacuum Cleaner

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  • Okay if you have patience and small jobs

    Sep 26, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: squeege accessory for mirrors/windows, no expensive cloth refills (use old towels/rags), steam - no chemicals
    Cons: Not very portable, short steam cycle, gets very hot, wand is flimsy, heavy-non-detachable power cord

    Summary: I wanted to buy a steam mop to replace my broken Swiffer Wet Jet. I was tired of buying replacement consumables because they were costly. Furthermore, I didn't really like the idea that you were rubbing chemicals into the floor (who knows how many layers ... read more

  • Not Near Enough 'Bang For Your Buck'

    Sep 11, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Fairly reasonable cost, cleans in hard-to-reach areas, versatile
    Cons: Hard to (re)fill, time consuming cleaning, shoddy hose, cumbersome power cord

    Summary: I saw the infomercial for this product and saw it for sale at a department store. I took a chance and brought one home. The directions were straight-forward and it seemed like this was going to be a wise purchase. I was about to learn otherwise. First, ... read more

  • Good for 6 months

    Aug 27, 2005 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Cleans impressively and has very good pressure.
    Cons: Faulty engineering, extremely unreliable, poor customer service.

    Summary: The product is a little cumbersome to get started with and has many engineering shortcomings. Mine worked impressively well for 4 months, and then the trigger lock started to stick causing the steam to be continually released and would not stop. After ... read more

  • Decided it wasn't worth it in 2 hours!

    Mar 29, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Makes the air smell cleaner, Very powerful flow of steam
    Cons: Tedious to fill, Gets too hot, Too many safety concerns if you have kids.

    Summary: I bought this unit LAST NIGHT at Target for $99.99 and let me just say, it's being returned on Monday! I have a small child and previously worked with a company known for making non-toxic cleaning products, so I thought this would be great- no more ... read more

  • Not worth it.

    Feb 20, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: It worked okay in the car
    Cons: Handle got so hot I needed a potholder to finish one tank of water.

    Summary: I purchased this product because I thought WOW cleaning is going to be so much easier and faster. Its not. It is great to have for occasional cleaning, but not for regular cleaning. In the bathroom - the steamer removed the hard water stains from ... read more

  • Shark steam cleaner

    Feb 1, 2004 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Power, size.
    Cons: Very cheap. Broke on my first use.

    Summary: I bought this locally and was very excited to get that cleaning power that was advertised on T.V. I wish I could tell you that I came home and it did everything they said, but I can't. It broke on the very first try!!! Now, I was in the bathroom with it ... read more

  • Euro-pro? no Euro-TIRD! BEWARE

    Nov 27, 2003 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Pro's, it don't got no stinking pro's!
    Cons: Returnable to the store! ME, I got conned!

    Summary: I searched the internet after seeing this item on tv infomercials. You know that feeling when you go to the state fair, and you know you shouldn't buy the latest widget because you know it's crap, but you do anyways that sums my experience. My wife ... read more

  • Express Customer Reviews

  • Not worth the money

    Jan 8, 2012 by
    Not rated yet
    Pros: good for small jobs.
    Cons: the handle will get too hot

    Summary: I bought this about ten ago and used only once, then kept in the closet for about ten years. The parts and attachements were still in original packaging. I was going to use it today but the safety cap won't open. Push down and twist won't open. I tried ... read more

  • works,but

    May 11, 2008 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Very hot steam. Gets hot quickly. Cleans tile very well.
    Cons: Flimsy construction. Leaks. Need to wear heavy gloves, and tape leaking areas.

    Summary: gets very hot, leaks. Not for small children. I use mine with heavy gloves, if you don't you will get scalded. That said, tile floors are a breeze, never cleaner than with this product Steam doesn't last very long. ... read more

  • buyer beware

    Dec 26, 2006 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: strong steam jet which may be good for sanitizing, portable and has lots of attachments
    Cons: simply doesn't work. VERY loud, gets hot, takes time to reheat or cool before refilling.

    Summary: Wow what a disappointment!!! This is ALL I wanted for Christmas! I got the steam blaster jr. with all attachments and went to tackle the grout on my tile floor. Nothing happened except the brush attachment seemed to begin to melt. The noise (or maybe it ... read more

  • Works well as hand held, hassle for floors

    Aug 2, 2006 by
    Not rated yet
    Pros: Does a good job on hard to reach tight spaces
    Cons: Attachments are cumbersome, the smaller hand held version would have served fine

    Summary: I bought this unit to clean my kitchen and bathroom without harsh chemicals. My unit heats up and steams reliably and it does clean some tough areas. However I find the machine cumbersome and now only use it for specific jobs. It works well on grout and ... read more

  • Worked for Me

    Aug 29, 2005 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Easy to use, sanitizes, no chemicals, well made.
    Cons: Easy to become cleaning obsessed.

    Summary: Despite the many negative reviews, I decided to try the Shark Steamer. It was highly recommended by a friend at work, and was also recommended on the Healthy Housekeeper website. I had no problems using the equipment, but I did follow the instructions. ... read more

  • It Works For Me!

    Jul 5, 2004 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Cleans and disinfects without chemical smells or 'heavy scrubbing. I love it!
    Cons: Don't know how to clean carpets Filtered water refills since tap water is hard.

    Summary: I love it because now I can clean without repetitive movement and without chemicals. I purchased a unit from an infomercial and got extra pieces and a tote bag. The amount of steam it produces and the available cleaning time is perfect for me because I ... read more

  • Waste of time and money!!

    Jun 14, 2004 by
    Not rated yet
    Pros: None
    Cons: Awkward, requires lots of time to use, does not live up to advertisement

    Summary: I wish I had read the reviews on this before buying it. I bought this unit to help with the floors and bathrooms. Wow I thought my bathrooms will sparkle. NOT! This unit is bulky to hold and only maintains the steam for short periods of time before ... read more

  • Not worth money

    Apr 14, 2004 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: No chemicals
    Cons: Cheaply made. Safety issues

    Summary: Accessories fell off burning cloths and skin. Button too hot to touch. Steam escapes from every crevice. Sent back after 3 months broken, safety issues. After 6 weeks called Euro-pro headquarters after 5 different phone numbers. Told they were weeks ... read more

  • Worked Great At 1st

    Feb 10, 2004 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: There is plenty of steam for about 30 minutes of cleaning.
    Cons: It leaks steam & I would not recommend this product until a new version released

    Summary: It worked great when I 1st bought it. It cleaned my kitchen & bathroom floors great. It didn't remove calcium deposits on the faucets but found out later it isn't supposed to. I used it 4 times & the 4th time it started leaking steam out of the handle ... read more

  • Euro-Pro Steam Cleaner

    Dec 30, 2003 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Working very good for cleaning without chemicals to sanitize your home.
    Cons: Too many plastic parts and attachments. Is not what I would call a professional product.

    Summary: I bought this cleaner to reduce the use of chemicals in my house keeping. It worked great the first three uses. On the third use, steam was escaping from the nozzle.( no big deal.) On the fourth try, no steam was coming out. I had to SLOWLY relieve ... read more

  • not what I expected

    Dec 27, 2003 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: dirt
    Cons: any hard built up grime or grease

    Summary: Bought this just this week and am not impressed at all. It didnt remove grease off stove, cabinets or any surface. It didnt clean tub area great. It did do a nice job on the mirror tho but for all the set up it isnt worth the trouble on that. Tried it on ... read more

  • Works well but far from perfect.

    Nov 23, 2003 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Steam gets to hard to reach areas. Uses no chemicals.
    Cons: Gets hot, attachments aren't well made.

    Summary: I bought this after seeing infomercials for it. I used it to clean my kitchen stovetop and oven, the sink, the floors, and the entire bathroom. What did I like? It performs pretty much as advertised, it blasted through hard to clean areas, and the ... read more

  • Euro Pro Steam Shark

    Oct 20, 2003 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Powerful, compact, many uses.
    Cons: Poor technology, too many tools to fumble with.

    Summary: Against my better judgment, I bought this thing. It's a great idea and an awesome tool...for about 20 minutes. It looked like this was probably the best unit of it's kind on the market but apparently mankind still can't harness the awesome power of stea ... read more

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