A veteran cleaner makes an admission...

mrotto

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there was a thread years ago about red dye removal and someone posted using a Black & Decker Steamworks Wallpaper steamer. I got one but it sat on the shelf. Last week I had time to clean up my shelves and found it collecting dust. Put it on the truck and today tried it out for the first time.

I have this house where they consistently have small red spots on their white bedroom carpet (they dont know where they come from LOL) When I used the iron, it took a lot of time. With the steamer they came out rather quickly.

I guess the reason I didnt use it when I bought it is because Ive used steamers before and they usually take a lot of time to produce steam where as an iron gets hot pretty quick. What I found out was that this steamer produces steam in about 20 seconds.

Hands down better than an iron.
 
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I've been using the Black & Decker steamers for quite a few years now. I can't remember the first guy who brought them to my attention since he's been off the forum for years. They do work very well. I hope you're putting distilled water in there or you won't be using it for long. Your supposed to add a little white vinegar to the tank ever once in a while too to keep it from clogging. One of mine isn't really working at all right now and I"m not sure if I can fix it.
 

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We bought the namco one that is available on northern tool. Its specifically made for stain removal, has steam ports up a little high off the carpet so u cant burn

Way cheaper than koolglide
 
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We bought the namco one that is available on northern tool. Its specifically made for stain removal, has steam ports up a little high off the carpet so u cant burn

Way cheaper than koolglide
I may wind up buying one of those too. The B & D steamers seem to be getting harder to come by and they're upping the price on them more than they're worth.