Do you think finding a versatile, multifunctional tool that’s also affordable often seems impossible?
It doesn’t have to be…
With the Vax Steam Fresh Combi you can successfully complete almost any cleaning task in your home, including cleaning your carpets, floor, tiles, taps, windows, mirrors and even your oven.
Today’s detailed review has all the information you need to help you decide whether this tool is meant for you and your home, so stick around and find out everything there is to know about the Vax S86-SF-C steam cleaner.
What I’ll Cover…
- About Vax
- Product details and specifications
- Quality and performance
- What people are saying
- Pros and cons
Can You Trust Vax?
Vax have over 40 years of experience in floor-care and after taking over the market in the UK, they took their business overseas as well.
They are constantly working on developing new technologies and features to make floorcare as easy as it can be, and that’s exactly what they achieved with this multifunctional steam cleaner.
What is the Vax Steam Fresh Combi?
The S86-SF-C Fresh Combi Steamer from Vax is a powerful 1600W upright steam cleaner that can be transformed into a handheld cleaner as well.
It has two tanks, one for water and one for the detergent. The upright steam cleaner can use both tanks, whereas the handheld one cleans only by using steam.
In the upright position, it uses a triangular head that’s designed to easily access and clean corners. The best part about the cleaner is the fact that it easily transforms into a handheld steam cleaner, as all necessary tools are conveniently stored right on the upright cleaner.
Design and Features
The Vax has a pretty modern and clean look. See it in action in this video.
Its design is pretty simple and practical, and includes all necessary features and tools while still being simple enough for everyone to use.
It’s very easy to manoeuver and doesn’t weigh a lot so it can be moved around pretty easily.
The head works in three different ways.
- It has a hard plastic head with stiff brushes that’s perfect for scrubbing small patches of dirt and working around tight corners.
- Onto that one you can clap on a larger plastic head plus a blue cloth that’s ideal for mopping hard floors.
- And on top of both, you can clip over the carpet glider that’s used for cleaning rugs and carpets.
Intended Use and Product Details
The Vax S86-SF-C Steamer is designed to make cleaning every surface of your house go smoothly and effortlessly, and easy enough for everyone to do.
This Vax S86-SF-C steamer is a 15-in-1 model that transforms into a handheld cleaner and comes with a 10-piece tool kit, each piece with a different function and designed for a various use around the home.
It also has variable steam control that allows you to optimize the steam cleaning power according to the type of floor you’re cleaning.
It heats up in less than 20 seconds, can be used up to 15 minutes, and leaves every surface clean and dry in under 3 minutes, achieving impeccable results on all surfaces.
The Vax is easy to use, and almost everything is straightforward.
Here’s how it works
Pop out the tank in the middle and fill it up with water. You can also fill up the detergent tank which you can find on the back. You need to detach it first and fill it up with a mix of detergent and water, put it back on and then turn on the steamer.
Once it’s switched on it heats up in about 20 seconds and can be used for up to 15 minutes straight.
You can use it in its upright position for cleaning your carpets, and floors, and use the handheld steamer to steam clean everything else in your house, including windows, mirrors, tiles, taps, or your oven.
Floor cleaning is easy and fast with the Vax S86-SF-C. The triangular shape of the head makes it easy to get into all corners of your home and the brushes help you get rid of old, stubborn stains that your old steam cleaner couldn’t.
The Vax S86-SF-C Steam Fresh Combi comes with a 8m long cable, weighs 3.7kg, and has a 0.46 litres capacity (0.26 water and 0.2 cleaning solution capacity).
It comes with all kinds of tools and accessories, so let’s see what exactly is included.
The Vax S86-SF-C Steam Fresh Combi comes with:
- 2 microfibre pads
- Metal brush
- Small plastic brush
- Large plastic brush
- Window tool
- Carpet glider
- Concentration tool
- Scraper tool
- Grout brush
- Bent nozzle
Here are the highlights…
- Eliminates 99.9% of harmful bacteria
- Cleans and dries every surface in under 3 minutes
- Perfect for homes with children and pets
- Easily transforms into a handheld steam cleaner
- From a trusted well-known British brand
- Two years guarantee
- Removes tough stains with ease
- Heats up in under 20 seconds
Now that you’ve gotten to know the tool a little bit better, it’s time to hear it from people who’ve bought and used the steam cleaner, and read about their own experience with it.
What are People Saying…?
Most users felt that the cleaner did a great job and was quite convenient and easy to use.
One satisfied user said that the Vax did an amazing job on his tile and floors, and that he would particularly recommend it to people who have pets, small children or a lot of space they need to clean.
He, in particular said that having two dogs meant that he had to mop his wooden floors daily, which was a much harder task until now.
Some said that this steamer was the best thing they’d ever bought, and that they were particularly pleased with the fact that they could use one tool to clean their oven, their floors, their sofa, their carpets and much more.
Here’s how one satisfied user described the Vax S86-SF-C Steam Fresh Combi:
This is one of those gadgets that looks like it’s just a toy but turns out to be a revelation! Sure, it’s just a mop, but it cleans floors (and lots of other things!) much more quickly and effectively, and floors dry *so* much more quickly, too! – John
What’s the Downside…?
The only thing some mentioned as a downside was the fact that the clip that’s used to hold the concentration nozzle in place can often pop off while cleaning, but other than that they loved how handy and efficient the steamer is, and would highly recommend it.
- Multifunctional and multipurpose powerful steamer
- With variable steam control
- Comes with a 2 year guarantee
- Comes with accessories
- Can be used to clean carpets, floors, windows, mirrors, tiles, ovens and more
- Eliminates 99.9% of harmful bacteria
- Removes stubborn stains
- The concentration nozzle pops out from time to time during use
- The wire retainer can also pop off the handle clip while you’re mopping floors
The bottom line…
If you’re looking for a multipurpose and multifunctional cleaning tool, that’s also affordable, then you cannot go wrong with the Vax S86-SF-C Steam Fresh Combi.
It comes with add-ons and accessories, it can be used both as a handheld and upright steam cleaner and perfectly fits every home’s needs.
Vax Steam Fresh Combi Multifunction Steam Cleaner
Powerful and durable steam cleaner that’s perfect for cleaning every surface of your home.
Advantages: Versatile, multipurpose cleaner with steam control and accessories. Perfect for all surfaces.
Disadvantages: Concentration nozzle can pop off during use.
Approx. price range: £80