The Vax Steam Fresh Power Plus, model is the latest steam mop from Vax, first appearing on their site around the 9th February. However, there have been some customer reviews of the steam mop from January on the Vax site.
The mop has now been available on Amazon from the 28 February 216.
This is a multifunctional steam mop with a handheld cleaner and reach wand. With a combination of the hand held cleaner, reach wand and 360 degrees tools you can get into everywhere in your house.
You can use just steam alone or a combination of steam and detergent. This will breakdown grease and dirt even faster than by using steam by itself. With the added advantage that it leaves your rooms smelling fresh.
You can check out further the Vax Steam Fresh Power Plus at Amazon
Who is the Vax Steam Fresh Power Plus designed for
This steam mop is for customers who want a robust well-built steam cleaner that can tackle all cleanable surfaces in the house. It will suit customers who already use a starter mop, have found it useful and want to upgrade to a steam mop with more functions.
The Vax Steam Fresh Power Plus is a quality built steam mop, which combined with a handheld cleaner and reach wand will met all your steam-cleaning requirements in your home.
The steam mop is sturdy and well built in comparison with some budget steam mops, which cost less.
It comes with an extra-long power cord, 8 metres in length, which is more than your average size cord. This enables you to clean adjacent rooms without plugging into another socket.
The cleaner comes with 360-degree tools, which means you can twist the position of the tool, rather than having to twist yourself.
Comes with both a scrub brush and steam burst for extra tough to remove grease and dirt.
As well as just steaming you have the option of cleaning with detergent which is good for tough to clean areas.
With excess heat and scrubbing, the brush can easily became deformed.
When filling the water tank it is a bit difficult to see the measure. A measured filling jug may have been useful to include with the tools.
The steam mop is not free standing so you need to lie it on the floor when not in use, or use the provided wall mount.
Vax Steam Fresh Power Plus Performance
The steam mop performs well when used on kitchen tiles and wooden floors. It has a very quick drying time. With the aid of detergent, you can bring dull stained flooring up to look as good as new. The feature to give an extra steam burst is good for removing stubborn marks and stains. It is a lot quicker than cleaning with a mop and bucket. The hand cleaner is great for cleaning everything else besides the floors, such as cleaning bathroom tile. You can also use it to refresh your carpet after attaching the carpet glider. As this is a heavy-duty steam cleaner, it is good to use if you have pets.
Vax Steam Fresh Power Plus Features
Delivery – The steam mop arrives quickly. It is well packaged and when removed from the packaging is in perfect condition.
Assembly – The initial assembly is simple and quick. The mop can be stored on a wall mount, which comes with the steam mop.
Clear instruction book – The Instructions are easy to understand. Each stage in assembling and using the mop comes with a picture and a few lines of text describing what needs to happen. This is an effective method to give instructions and helps to make the use of the mop simple. There are clear pictures and text on how to assemble and use both the steam mop and handheld cleaner.
Variable steam settings – The steam mop comes with four steam settings, a high and low steam setting for steam. In addition a high and low steam setting for steam plus detergent. Finally, there is a boost button on the steam head, for when you need an extra burst of steam for tough stains.
Trigger mechanism – The trigger mechanism allows you to stop and start the steam flow. To produce the steam in short bursts just squeeze the trigger. As you can control the steam this will avoids over wetting the floor. To operate just squeeze and release the trigger as required. I prefer using a steam mop with a trigger rather than a continuous flow of steam, as this is a good safety feature. The trigger is located underneath the handle so you can squeeze it while holding onto the handle with one hand.
Heats up quickly – This mop takes only approximately 20 seconds before it is ready to steam. This is because the tank is on the small size, only 0.3 litre in size. Even with a small tank, the steam lasts for approximately 20 minutes. According to one customer, it produced enough steam to clean a tiled kitchen floor and the sealed wooden floor of a large lounge.
Handheld cleaner and wand – This mop comes with a handheld cleaner and wand. This gives flexibility on the range of items that you can clean. The wand is a new feature for steam mops. The wand will get to hard to high or low areas. This combines with the 360 degrees tools, which rotated to any angle. You simply click these tools into place and they lock and rotate as required. The long reach wand also means you can clean difficult to reach places like bathroom tiles.
Option to use detergent – Using detergent means you can clean the floors quicker and more effectively. It also means that using detergent leaves your house smelling fresh. You can use variable steam with or without detergent, which means that means you can clean all your hard surfaces as well as fabrics and upholstery.
Easy changing from steam mop to handheld – The mop comes with easy to follow instructions. This makes it simple to change from the mop to the handheld. Converting from a steam mop to a handheld is very smooth. In addition, it is easy to assemble and change the tools that come with it.
Tools – The floor head swivels, which enables you to get into awkward corners. There is a soft scrub brush, which you can use for removing dried on grease and dirt. The brush is also useful for cleaning your tiles. After cleaning, the tiles simply wipe over with a microfiber cloth to get a sparkling appearance. In addition, there is a precision tool, which targets the steam too exactly where required. This means you can easily tackle those difficult to reach areas. The floor head has a steam boost function, useful for ingrained dirt. The floor head has an inbuilt scrub brush, which is good for agitating ingrained stains. The reach wand is useful for those high and low areas.
Scrub facility – The steam mop has come with a compact scrub brush, which is useful to clean hard to remove stains. You can use this combined with the steam burst to agitate and clean tough stains. The steam burst is suitable to clean skirting board and will penetrate tough stains.
Hard Water Filter Scale remover – This model comes with a hard water filter remover so you are able to use tap water and not have to pay the extra expense of buying distilled water.
The Vax Steam Fresh Power Plus is a newer version of the Vax S85-SF-R Steam Fresh Power Multifunction Steam Cleaner. Which is a possible alternative to the mop reviewed here.
Customers have stated that this is a very powerful steam mop. It does not wet the floor to much. The scrubber feature is useful for clean stubborn to remove marks. It is easy to set up so you are more inclined to use it more frequently.
Previous owners of vax steam mop although satisfied with their current model found that this model was an improvement.
One customer said he had previously brought and used a Vax S7 2 in 1 steam cleaner and although this was fine for cleaning his kitchen and bathroom floors. To clean one wall in each room, tiled from floor to ceiling. The Vax Steam Fresh Power Plus model was more suitable. This was because the water tank, situated at the handle end so the steam mop was much better at cleaning the wall tiles
The floors not only looked better but also felt cleaner underfoot than cleaning with their previous steam mop.
This is Vax’s latest model in its steam mops. As a result, it incorporates all the latest design features. As well as a steam mop, it converts into a handheld cleaner and finally has a wand to reach difficult areas. It is not a budget mop but I feel it is worth the price.
Model No: S84-W7-P
Colour: Blue and Silver
Dimensions: 73cm x 28cm x 21.5cm
Weight: 3.4 Kg
Suction power: 1600 watts
Guarantee: 2 years
Time to steam: 20 secs
Water capacity: 0.3 litre
Detergent tank capacity: 0.165 litre
Steaming time: 20 mins
Power cord length: 8 metres
What’s in the Box?
• 1 x Steam Cleaner
• 1 x microfiber Pad
• 1 x 360 Tools
• Precision tool
• 250ml Detergent
• 2x Microfibre pads
• 360⁰ connector & legacy adaptor
• Accessory bag
• Carpet glider
• Soft scrub brush
• Wall mount