The Gideon Handheld Pressurized Steam Cleaner is an orange and black 1,050-watt handheld steamer that’s about 10.2×9.7×5.9-inches and weighs around 4.4-pounds or so. It’s also a steamer that has a 9-foot long power cord and comes with a number of accessories.
The first thing that caught my attention about this handheld was that it costs more than some comparable units on the market today. It wasn’t crazy expensive but still more than these other units. Price is always one of the first things I look at, and one of my prime concerns with any product, which is why I’m mentioning it here.
What I was really concerned with when I got this unit, however, was just how well it was going to work, so I put in the 12-ounces of water it uses, put on the cap and allowed it to come to temperature. In about 3-minutes, it had reached temperature and was ready to be put to work – so that’s exactly what I did.
I cleaned the mirror in my bathroom, my shower door and my bathroom tiles and noticed it did a good job with all of these surfaces. It took a little bit longer than I would’ve liked to clean my tile grout with this steamer, but in the end, it did get it done. I then took it out to my patio and garage and put it to work out there.
The next surface I used it on was my BBQ grill and it did a decent job with it, although it did take some time to cut through the grease. But by this time, I understood the reason why it was taking longer with some jobs that were done quickly by other handhelds. And that’s because it doesn’t produce as powerful of a steam jet as some other steamers do. Fortunately, it does provide a long-lasting amount of steam or about 20-minutes of steam, so it really kind of evens out a little bit.
All things considered, I think the Gideon Handheld Steam Cleaner is a pretty good handheld steamer. Sure, it’s not the best portable steam cleaner out there, but it comes really close to being a great unit. It does provide a decent amount of hot steam, but it’s just not as powerful as I would’ve liked.
All things considered, I think the Gideon Handheld Steam Cleaner is a pretty good handheld steamer. It does provide a decent amount of hot steam, but it's just not as powerful as I would've liked.
- 20-minutes of steam
- Useful accessories
- Long cord
- Steam pressure isn't very high
- Higher priced than many handheld units