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Eureka Enviro Steamer

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Eureka 313A
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Avg. consumer rating = 72/100 

In researching this particular item it became obvious that the 313 is pretty new and much of the research available is for previous models of the Enviro Steamer.  This will undoubtedly change over time.  Eureka describe the Enviro Steamer (313) as ideal for people for people who want an eco-friendly cleaning product.

It sanitizes hard floors with steam (kills germs and bacteria) and uses no harsh chemicals.  The Enviro Steamer is said to work best on the following floor surfaces:
 

- ceramic
- marble
- vinyl
- parquet
- stone
- linoleum
- sealed hardwood floors

Customer consensus is that it is a great tool and a welcome replacement for a standard pail and mop.  The new model also has some upgrades/fixes over the previous models.  It has a strong handle, is quite mobile, is lightweight and does not leave streaks.   It also comes with two reusable cloths (Magic Pads) but folks tend to indicate that it is a good idea to get a few more unless you only have a very small area to clean.  The cloths have been reported by some to be a little flimsy.  Additionally the unit does not lock into a standing position which would be a useful feature when storing or waiting for it to heat up.  Several consumers also point out that it is important to vacuum the floor first before using the Eureka Enviro Steamer.  Drying time reviews are mixed and may be a function of how used to the unit one is – many people have indicated that floors dry almost instantly while others complain that floor drying time is far too long.

Many comments relate to “bang for the buck” and indicate that for the price (typically under 70USD) that it is hard to get a better buy.  In general consumers feel that this product does a good job and most (not all) indicate that once you get this you will never go back to the more traditional mop method of cleaning.
 
Product Specifications are as follows: 

Bagless No
Power 6.5 amps
Cord Length 25 ft.
Cleaning Path Width 12.5"
Weight  5.4 lbs.
Shipping Weight 7.5 lbs.
Cleaner Dimensions 12.5” W x 7” L x 49” H
Available in Canada Yes

 


  


 


 

 

A large number of reviews from multiple sites is not yet available on this product.  However Amazon has a reasonable number of customer comments.  Amazon customers have given this product an average of 3.6 out of 5 stars and there have been (to date) over 2000 reviews.

An owner’s manual is available at the Eureka site here:

US Warranty: 1 year limited warranty on defects in materials and workmanship. Non-US Warranty: 30 days parts and labor.

November 2013 Update:  A quick update on the 313A provides more insights into consumer ratings as the only source when this article was written as Amazon.  The following ratings were recently found:

 Source  Consumer Ratings  #Ratings
 Amazon  3.6 stars out of 5  2688
 Walmart  4.0 stars out of 5  623
 Kohl's  3.6 stars out of 5  15
 AJ Madison  4.4 stars out of 5  7
 Bed Bath & Beyond  3.1 stars out of 5  7
 Home Depot  5 stars out of 5  3

The figures above generate an overall score of 73.5 out of 100 or about 3.7 stars out of 5 (very close to the original score).  This is not a particularly great score but there are some folks that swear by the 313A while others simply don't like it.

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0 # Pat 2010-04-17 15:43
would like to get one but want one that does carpets to .one with the glider which one does the carpet? where in Windsor ont. canada can I buy one???
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