Steam Storm 3000 Intro Part I
In this post we would like to introduce you to the Steam Storm 3000 and address many questions we receive by new owners. This is a great machine for a wide variety of tasks – cleaning floors, bathrooms, windows, counter tops, walls…the list goes on. Here is a list of accessories and attachments you should have included in the box:
- 8 ml Measuring Cup
- Steam Gun and hose (this attaches to the base of the steamer)
- Accessory Adapter
- Detail Nozzle
- Jet Nozzle
- Metal Brush
- Nylon Brush
- 2-in-1 Attachment (for cleaning windows and similar surfaces)
- Cotton Cover (for 2-in-1 attachment)
- Large Cleaning Cloth (for Floor Attachment)
- Floor Attachment
- 3 Extension Tubes
- Steam Cleaner
The Steam Storm 3000 can hold 1.6 litres of water. Fill up the included measuring cup to the 8 ml mark twice and pour it in the tank. Distilled water is best to use, this will prevent limescale buildup inside the tank and extend the life. There are ways to clean the unit and get rid of the lime scale. We will post an article soon describing the lime removal cleaning method.
Once you have water in the unit and have attached the steam gun and hose with the adapter that is suitable for your cleaning activity – it’s time to turn on the steamer. Plug it in and press the power button. The power lamp and the red heating lamp should light up. The unit takes about 10 minutes to heat up. This time can be reduced significantly if you pour warm water in the unit when filling it up. The red lamp will turn off when the unit has heated up.
Before the initial use, get a towel or old rag and press the trigger on the steam gun. This will release any initial water or spray – do this with every use of the steamer, it will help avoid getting sensitive areas unnecessarily wet. Now you’re ready to get to work!
*Remember, there is a steam pressure controller. If you need a stronger steam spray, turn the controller in the ‘Max’ direction. We have many customers call stating that they aren’t getting any steam coming out the first time they use the unit. This is because the default position on the steam controller is ‘Min’. Make sure to adust the controller to the amount of steam you need.
Next, we’ll tackle different methods of cleaning.