Dirt Devil Easy Steam Handheld Corded Steam Cleaner Review

Dirt Devil is a popular brand name, so I was pretty eager to check it out and see what it could do. I’m always on the lookout for the best upholstery steamer I could find and before I got this model, I thought that it could’ve been it. It turned out to be a pretty good one, just not one that I’d be comfortable calling the best.

One of the first things I noticed was that it came with some accessories. These included a squeegee tool, upholstery brush, jet-tip extension, a dusting brush and a wire grill brush. Not a large assortment by any stretch of the imagination but enough, I imagine, to get a few jobs done around the home.

After I finished my examination of this model’s accessories, I then added water to it and plugged it in. It took about twelve ounces of water to fill it up, so I assumed that it would only take a couple of minutes to reach operating temperature. However, it took longer than that—twice as long at 4-minutes.

I then used the fabric tool and went to work on my upholstery. While it would’ve been nice if the upholstery tool had been a little bit bigger so I could cover more area at a time, it was sufficient enough for it to handle parts of my couch and sofa. It didn’t do a stellar job but it did get the fabric clean before I ran out of steam.

I also used this little handheld on a few small projects around my house and noticed that it did a pretty good job with those tasks as well. Overall, I think this is a good overall handheld steamer and a suitable upholstery steamer. And what I mean by that is that it won’t knock your socks off but it shouldn’t disappoint you either and will do the job it was intended to do.

8.1 Total Score
Bottom Line

It's a good overall handheld steamer and a suitable upholstery steamer. It won't knock your socks off but it shouldn't disappoint you either.

Ease of Use
  • Compact
  • Lightweight
  • Good for hard to reach areas
  • Reasonably priced
  • Limited attachments
  • 4-minute heat up time
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