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Recommendations for steam cleaner for arthritic hands?

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I am looking for recommendations for a gadget to help me with housework as I get older.  I am not really wanting a steam mop and most of the gadgets I have seen are basically steam mops with attachments. I need something which is not too heavy and does not require too much pressure eg to hold down a button for steam. I would like it for cleaning difficult places in the bathroom and kitchen. Windows would be a bonus, so would spot cleaning on a carpet or soft furniture, but not essential.
I don't mind paying more for something suitable, but being MSE minded I want value for money, not a dud. The reviews are so variable, either  5 stars or Don't buy!
Thanks in advance.

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  • Savvy_SueSavvy_Sue Forumite
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    I'd buy from Lakeland, simply because if you find you can't use it, their guarantee is so good. At work we've got something like the Valporettos but I haven't used it enough to know if it would be any good or not. Ours has a nozzle which is what we use most, wafting it around ...
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  • Newly_retiredNewly_retired Forumite
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    Sound advice re Lakeland. Thank you.
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    You had me worried by your post title for a minute !!
    Not recommended for use on hands steam cleaners.
  • Newly_retiredNewly_retired Forumite
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    Oh, I hadn’t realised it could be taken that way! No worries!
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    Update: I bought a Bissell Steam Shot from Lakeland and so far it seems OK. Not too heavy, lots of accessories, straightforward to operate. I am not yet sure how effective it is compared with elbow grease!
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