Monster Steam Jet XL Hi Performance Pressurized Floor Steamer
Trigger on handle
This is a great steamer, very hot. The trigger will not work if the handle is lowered. I noticed some people thought it was broken. I just happened to read the directions because I was ready to send it back. I love it on my mattress and bathroom floors. Some areas of my wood floor do not shine as much as other areas. Not sure why. I do know the floor is clean. My only negative is that it won't clean next to my toilet because it is too big. I do like that it is big because it cleans faster. Sounds like I can't make up my mind.
Thought I would get this Steamer to replace my Haan. I had used some Christmas money that I received to purchase it. I didn't use it until last week because my Haan had finally died. The very first time I used it the clip on the handle broke. I could not tighten it. With it broken the handle cannot be adjusted or made to stay stationary. Obviously it's too late to return it and I'm out $100+. So much for quality products.
bad fill cap
This is the worst steam cleaner I personally have ever used. The green light never comes on and the steam seems to come out through the water fill cap which you must push down before you open or close. I have read the instructions over and over and do everything they say but still the same result.
SO FAR, SO GOOD
I LOVE THIS STEAMER, WOULD LIKE TO SEE A FEW CHANGES.....THE ELECTRIC CORD DOES NOT STAY IN PLACE AT THE TOP, KEEPS FALLING TO THE FLOOR. IT IS DIFFICULT TO ADD WATER TO THE UNIT SINCE THE SPACE IS VERY SMALL, I HAVE BEEN USING A SMALL FUNNEL, WHICH HELPS. I HAVE CERAMIC FLOORS AND TILE, HAVE EXPERIENCED GREAT CLEANING, NOTHING DESTROYED. IF YOUR FLOORS ARE NOT SHOWING A SHINE FOLLOWING STEAMING, IT MAY BE YOUR WATERS MINERAL CONTENT OR YOUR USING TOO MUCH WATER. I FOLLOW UP USING A SEPARATE DRY MOP WITH THE SAME TYPE OF PAD, MY FLOORS SHINE, NO RESIDUE...I DO NOT USE THE ADDITIONAL STEAM VERY MUCH BECAUSE I FOUND THAT WHEN YOU FILL THE UNIT WITH 2.5 CUPS (ENCLOSED) OF WATER EVERY TIME AS DIRECTED, THE STEAM REALLY FORCES OUT FROM THE BOTTOM, NO NEED TO CONSTANTLY SPRAY STEAM VIA HANDLE, HOWEVER, I DID NOTICED THAT WHEN USING THE STEAM SPRAY VIA HANDLE, THE STEAM SHOOTS HIGH INTO THE AIR, WOULD RATHER SEE THE STEAM SPRAY CLOSER TO THE FLOOR......AS FAR AS CARPETS ARE CONCERNED, THE DIRECTIONS STATE THAT THIS STEAMER WILL NOT DO THE SAME CLEANING AS YOUR REGULAR SUCTIONED RUG/ CARPET MACHINE...WHICH IS NECESSARY FOR TAKING DIRT OUT OF THE CARPET/RUG FIBERS. HOPE THIS HELPS QVC CUSTOMERS..
This steamer has good steam and gets the floor clean.
Better than Shark
I purchased this a few weeks ago. So far, it works great on my hardwoods and tile. One viewer said the Monster melted her laminates. I tried it on mine and it was fine. Also, I have no issues getting the pads to stay on. The people who are complaining about that probably need to flip the pad around so the right sides match up. The floors are so clean now! I like the fact it gets hotter than the Shark and does a better job of sanitizing. The pads are long enough too that they can go up and even clean the sideboards.
I definitely think that the monster could use a couple improvements. 1. the cord needs to be longer...the Shark's cord was longer and that was the one better feature. 2. I have some newer outlets in a few rooms in my house. The three pronged outlet does not fit into all of my outlets. This makes it hard to clean a portion of my room because it won't fit into some of my 3 pronged outlets and the cord is not longer. I don't feel like getting out an extension cord every time I do my floors. One other thing I noticed is the monster will not fit into small spaces due to the fact it's wide, but it will get big surface areas done quickly and faster than the Shark did.
Great on my ceramic kitchen floors, great steam power, I just hate the nozzle, its kinda hard to fill, I have arthritis, but I love the power of the steam.
Not a hit
This is the second Monster product I have ordered that did not work. Less than a month after receiving the switch stopped working. Before the easy payments were completed, it stopped working at all. Instead of steam, all the water puddled all over my floor. I will never purchase another Monster product again. Will stick with my Haan which is several years old and still working just fine.
Great steam power!
I used it right away - on hard floors, carpet, in the shower....my house felt so clean and fresh. I wish the steam bursts were more plentiful, but that is the only issue I've had so far. I clean green, and this machine does the job!
I have wall to wall carpets. I thought this would help with some cleaning from the steam in addition to sterilizing. Using the carpet pad, it hardly even touched the carpet. I used the extra steamer button a lot at first. When the water didn't last long, I didn't do that. The last straw was when I had to put water in it for the 4th time just while doing my kitchen. I have no other types of flooring to judge on how it does otherwise. Packed it right up and sent it back.
I loved this when I first got it. Worked great. Several months later it just stopped working. It would drip water from the head, no spray at all. I contacted QVC and can return it, I just have to find my paperwork and a box to return it in.
don't waste your money
The Monster Steam Jet XL is just short of a years use. It has stopped working. Will try to get ahold of someone, since it is supposed to have a 2 yr. warranty. (Although, after rereading the reviews, it seems that nobody seems to answer, but, I will try). I previously had a Haan that worked wonderfully for many more years that this did, and I loved it. I purchased this one after seeing it on QVC and thinking that they made it sound just great. Didn't really like it compared to my Haan, but, thought I was just spoiled from the Haan. Just ordered a new Haan and I know I will be happy with it.