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#21 KurtiusInterupptus

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Posted 15 April 2011 - 07:46 AM

how much was that JJ?
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#22 appl.tech.29501

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Posted 15 April 2011 - 12:48 PM

I think it was $47 shipped. I'll post the Ebay item # in a lil bit.
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#23 DurhamAppliance

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Posted 05 November 2011 - 07:45 PM

I love the steamer, it has many uses for appliance repair. In addition to previously mentioned uses it is great to heat up the long plastic sleeve that supposedly slides on a cold control capillary tube. Using a little soap and sending a bit of steam in the plastic tube certainly makes sliding the sleeve on the tube much much easier.

When working in customer's fridge, not only do I sanitize my hands and wear latex gloves, but once finished, I use the steamer to quickly "decontaminate" the areas of fridge/freezer I touched. This is true, particularly after having to almost fit my entire body in the freezer to do something on an evap. Customers like that touch. Not really sure how much "decontamination" it does but it's the sizzle that sells.

Speaking of sizzle, one time the hose slipped out of my hand and the nozzle "decontaminated" some skin on my stomach. Although many extremely vulgar four lettered exclamatory words were rapidly building to a massive eruption, due to the nearness of a customer, the only word that came out was a soft spoken "ouch." Trust me when I say, a subdued "ouch" will do nothing, whatsoever, to abate the pain. So be careful. :burnin:

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#24 DurhamAppliance

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Posted 28 November 2011 - 10:57 AM

BTW, I don't think I ever formally thanked GMF Kdog for the steamer recommendation. Been using it now for over two years and it is near the very top of the list of extremely useful information I've obtained from this site. Take a bow Sensei! Posted Image

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#25 TheApplianceTechnician

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Posted 18 December 2011 - 11:00 PM

Love my steamer, just have to get a new one every year but worth every penny. I usually use a heat gun to get started until the steamer is ready, then between refills.

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#26 DurhamAppliance

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Posted 19 December 2011 - 09:03 AM

I usually use a heat gun to get started until the steamer is ready, then between refills.


I use the Shark steam pocket portable steamer....steam is ready in 5 seconds.

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#27 tpoindexter

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 11:53 AM

Got me a new steamer on the way and she looks like this.
I'll let you guys know how it works.

SteamFast's McCulloch MC-1235 Handheld Steamer

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  • Steam Power: 1350 Watts
  • Water Capacity: 10 oz.
  • Steam Time: 8-14 minutes
  • Product Dimensions: 8.7" x 5.5" x 7.9"
  • Product Weight: 2.1 lbs.
  • Safety Rating: UL Listed
  • Continuous-fill water tank: refill as you clean; no time wasted on cool-down & warm-up
  • 30-second warm-up: ready to clean when you are
  • Adjustable steam: efficient for delicate AND hard-to-clean surfaces

Just bought one of these. Hope it works!

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#28 Samurai Appliance Repair Man

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 04:08 PM

It will.  After you use it, you'll wonder how you ever defrosted those caked-up evaporators without it!



#29 G70

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 10:01 AM

Size matters..best tool I own!

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#30 Ohm

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 06:13 PM

I use this one:

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The HAAN HS-20

It is FANTASTIC. Multiple attachments, produces steam fast, long lasting, and very powerful.



#31 Kokanee Ranger

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Posted 08 July 2013 - 11:58 AM

18054_l.jpg$19.99 at XS cargo . I use this almost every day.

To melt ice , clear drain tubs , check air passages and it will not melt plastic or Styrofoam.

Huge time saver .

We have all seen the Kitchen aide Bottom freezer with a sheet of ice on the bottom.

Do not remove all the food , do not remove any shelfing , after removing the sheet of ice , stick the 90 on the end of the long hose bend the back panel slightly and blast out the drain tube . Remove compressor cover and replace or modify grommet .

Total job time 20 min. You will never go back to a heat gun or hair dryer .



#32 applianceman97

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Posted 11 July 2013 - 07:08 PM

Switched to the steamer a while ago. Best decision I have made. Works great!

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#33 Thirstytech

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Posted 11 July 2013 - 07:35 PM

Switched to the steamer a while ago. Best decision I have made. Works great!

 

Yep, me too. I knew there had to be a better way to defrost evaporators and clear drain lines.  Works great!

 

I went with the "Samurai Ninja Star 5000" model - aka McCulloch MC1235 1300-Watt Handheld Steam Cleaner



#34 BEdwards

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Posted 11 July 2013 - 10:12 PM

I always assumed the steamer wouldn't melt plastic....ooops. In trying to free an ice clog in a GE door dispenser, wound up melting and paddle and the holder. dohhh.



#35 Ahh-Cool

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Posted 13 July 2013 - 09:27 PM

Mine holds about a gallon or more and it takes a while to warm up. I figure I use about a quart to 1/2 gallon to defrost a refrigerator. I like that SteamFast's McCulloch MC-1235 Handheld Steamer. Is anybody using it? Is it really ready to go that fast?






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