“Primo” , the Italian word for first, is the basis of Vapamore’s philosophy. The company prides themselves in producing “The Industry’s Best Steam Cleaners”. The MR-100 Primo is the first steam cleaner of its kind. Vapamore listened to their customers, improved their original design and developed the all new Primo from the ground up.
Vapamore offers two types of Steam Cleaners, the MR-50 Wet-Dry Steam Vacuum, which is a handheld. And the MR-100 Primo, which is their larger steam cleaner. I was able to review the Primo MR-100 in my own home!
Vapamore MR-50 Steam Cleaner Vacuum
Vapamore Primo MR-100 Steam Cleaner
A Vapamore Primo MR-100 will run you about $300. This is a bargain compared to other steam cleaners in its same class, such as the Ladybug which is over $1000! If you or someone in your home are allergy or asthma sufferers, a steam cleaner is a MUST! It will sanitize and de-bug anything you use it on, breaking down dust, grime, soap scum, grease, and dirt. Not to mention it cleans at 210° – 220° F which kills bacteria, mold, fungus, dust mites and even bed bugs! If you are wanting to get rid of those harmful and toxic kitchen and bathroom cleaners, the Primo allows you to effectively and professionally clean your home while creating a safer environment for your family.
Upon receiving the Primo it was very well packaged and came with loads of attachments! This included, a measuring Cup for the DISTILLED WATER (which you MUST use when filling the steam cleaner), the Instruction Manual and a Lifetime Warranty! All of Vapamore’s products include this Lifetime Warranty at no extra charge! In order to redeem the Lifetime Warranty though, you need to be sure to keep a copy of the order receipt and send it in the Warranty card for it to be valid. If something happens to the cleaner, simply pay shipping to and from the manufacturer and they will happily fix the issue. Sometimes it just requires them sending you a part.
Vapamore MR-100 as I Unpack It!
If you think you may be missing a few items, don’t worry! There is a convenient storage compartment on the machine that contains and stores the brush heads, scrapers, nozzles and cloths for the machine, along with the adapter for using the tools.
When unpacking everything, be sure to unwrap the Blue Cleaning Cloth! Inside you should find the small cotton cover for use on furniture. I looked EVERYWHERE for this little guy! After calling the manufacturer and being called out for NOT watching the tutorial videos on their website, was told that I would find my answer by watching the video. SURE ENOUGH, after watching the intro video on their website I found that the cotton cover was rolled all the way up in the larger blue cleaning cloth. Ironically, this is the most asked question from new buyers!
User Manual, Directions, Lifetime Warranty
The First Parts you will see as you unpack the machine are the main machine body, the floor cleaning head, hose, the extensions for the hose and for attaching the brushes, scrapers etc. and the steam gun, which is attached to the hose. There is also a storage bag.
Before I got started, I was told by the manufacturer to makes sure I read all the instructions. They told me a lot of mistakes can be avoided by going through everything so I made sure to do this before turning on the machine. Here is a list of some of the attachments that came with the machine.
- Mr-100 Steam Cleaner
- Steam Gun And Hose
- Detail Adapter
- Jet Nozzle Tool
- Detail Scraper Tool
- Nylon Grout Brush
- Nylon Medium Duty Brush
- Large Nylon Brush
- Brass Metal Brush
- Fabric Tool Cotton Cover
- Micro Fiber Floor Pad
- Floor Cleaning Head
- Extension Tubes X 3
- Clothes / Fabric Tool
- Smooth Surface Squeegee
- Measuring Cup
- Fill Funnel
- Accessory Storage Bag
- Replacement O-ring Set
I then needed to attach the hose by just plugging it into the machine. I attached two of the extensions and the squeegee tool. (since I was planning on sanitizing my counter tops) I needed to let out the excess steam that had built up in the machine during its warm up by turning the steam dial to the middle setting. I must admit it was hard for me to figure out whether or not I had turned the dial to the right spot since there is no line indicating where you have turned it to. The dial does seem to unscrew from the machine the further you turn it, which I suppose lets you know how high you have it set at. Personally, I think an indicator mark or some kind of marking would make this much easier and I wouldn’t have to guess at what setting it was at.
Once I got it to where I thought it needed to be, I had to hold down the trigger on the steam gun until an even flow of steam came out. This happened after about a min or so of holding down the trigger.
I ran the squeegee up and down my counter top, wiping as I went with a small dish towel I had, since there was a good amount of water accumulation. The Primo was relatively quite compared to what I thought it was going to be and it was very easy to use! I had no problem handling the machine or getting it to glide across my counter. Afterwards I wiped my counter top down again with the towel and stood back in amazement!
The Primo was able to get grime off my counter that I haven’t been able to in months! ( I know this sounds gross, but i think everyone ends up with those stuck on stains that just wont come up no matter how much 409 you use!)
Plus, since the Primo only weighs about 10 lbs, has wheels, and a long hose with extensions, it was easy to get around the kitchen. Not to mention, with steam coming out at about 210-220° F it is definitely killing anything that would be harmful and living on my surfaces. It took me about 10 min to clean my kitchen, including switching out the squeegee for the jet detail nozzle and blasting the nasties off my kitchen sink! Even though I only used it for about 10 min, the Primo can go for an entire hour of steam cleaning before needing to be turned off and refilled. You must turn the Primo off and let it cool down to refill. This, I suppose, is a slight set back but for all the wonderful features the steam cleaner offers, such as portability, not to mention price, I think the machine is worth the 20 min cool down wait.
The next day I was presented with another steam cleaning opportunity! My 23 month old daughter had decided to extend her creative canvas to our front door and walls so I needed to now remove a whole lot of Crayola from our house! I grabbed the Primo, plugged it in and as soon as it heated up, attached the squeegee with the cotton cover. The Crayon came right off! Lucky for me, since my husband would have really let me have it if he had seen it! The Crayon color did come off onto the cotton cover, but that’s an easy fix since it is totally machine washable!
In about 5 min the scribble was gone and my door and wall were cleaner than ever! Like before, I had to make sure I had a small towel with me to wipe up the access water and to dry off the door but other than that, it was effortless!
I’m convinced that if you have young kids, a Vapamore Primo MR-100 is a MUST HAVE!! Besides its easy cleaning abilities, its sanitizing and killing anything that could cause my kids to get sick. You can even use it to kill bed bugs! Just put the cotton cover over the squeegee like I have done here and run it slowly over your mattress! It will ensure you and your family are sleeping and playing in a germ and mite free environment. If you are a pet owner, like we are ( we have a 1.5 year old Black Lab named Captain) it’s the safest way to clean your floors. No chemicals means no harsh toxins on their little paws or getting into their eating or sleeping areas. No more putting them outside for hours on end waiting for it to be safe to have their feet on the floor and no more fumes! Any one with allergies or asthma should also have one of these. It will allow you to make sure the items in your home are free of anything that may cause an attack or spark an arousal of an allergy, especially in the winter months.
As the least expensive steam cleaner in its class, the Vapamore Primo MR-100 certainly stands up against the more expensive steam cleaners with a lot of the same capabilities.
The Primo is not only price friendly to consumers of all financial levels, but also in my opinion, outperforms it’s competitors! Besides it being priced at just $299, and coming with an amount of useful attachments only higher priced steam cleaners come with; the Primo can cut through grease ridden ovens, soap scum filled bath tubs and of course, 23 month old crayon catastrophes. Plus, it comes with a Lifetime Warranty!
All in all I believe this is the best steam cleaner on the market. Vapamore is known for their, beyond consumer friendly customer service and listens to their consumers when creating something meant for them, hence the Primo MR-100. You’ll be able to perform cleaning jobs for a 1/3 of the cost of the “high-end” steam cleaners and once you get the hang of all the attachments, there is no stopping this machine! If you are looking to create a safer living environment for you and your family, look no further than the Vapamore Primo MR-100. A Big Fairy A+!
If you would like more info on the Vapamore Primo MR-100, stop by Vapamore’s Website! They have lots of wonderful video tutorials meant to guide you through every process and are more than willing to answer any questions through their elite customer service.
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