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Haan Slim & Light Steam Cleaning Floor Sanitizer and Vapor Steamer, Model SI-35 Review


House Cleaning is never a happy task. Well, maybe it is for a few who like scrubbing and punish themselves finding specks and tarnishes so that they can go on fighting, and apparently, my wife and I are not this type of person.

Two home appliances we have purchased, Miele S4212 Vacuum cleaner and The Haan Slim & Light Steam Cleaning Floor Sanitizer and Vapor Steamer, Model SI-35 make our life easier. I have reviewed Miele S4212 Vacuum cleaner here (2011 Best Lightweight Vacuum Cleaner: Miele S4212) and we are extremely satisfied with this purchase. After vacumming, we still needed to mop our tile flooring, which is a real pain (and may cause my back pain). Everything has changed after we purchased The Haan Slim & Light Steam Cleaning Floor Sanitizer and Vapor Steamer, Model SI-35. We don’t have to mop your hard floor or scrub your bathroom tiles anymore. Carrying a heavy water bucket and changing the water become an old history. From my personal experience and reading tons of reviews on similar products, Haan Slim & Light Steam Cleaning Floor Sanitizer and Vapor Steamer, Model SI-35 is the best product in 2011.

The Haan Floor Steamer SI model is sleek and stylish and have the ability reach into nooks and crannies where other steam cleaners cannot access. The handle is made of heavy-gauge aluminum and the steam head is low-profile that can easily reach spaces under appliances and furniture or move about cabinets and other fixtures, ensuring that all corners and crevices of the room are thoroughly cleaned by its fifteen perfectly spaced jets.

Cleaning power and Germ-killing action

si35_mainimg_4_300x400This Steam Cleaning Floor Sanitizer and Vapor Steamer have a 13.5 ounce removable tank which can be filled with plain tap water. Personally, I would fill distilled water instead because minerals in tap water may shorten the product life.

Each 13.5 ounce tank can steam-clean for up to 20 minutes killing 99.9 percent of the bacteria and germs on the floor. The Vapor Steamer do not need added chemicals to do its job efficiently, leaving floors clean and dry every time; but does not leave the residue and fumes associated with harsh chemical cleaners.

Unit features

The Haan Slim & Light Steam Cleaning Floor Sanitizer and Vapor Steamers are ready to use in just 30 seconds to a few minutes after a quick start up. In excess of 212 degrees F, it uses a steam-cleaning action. Storage is easy with its convenient hook and pivoting power-cord holder. This 120 volts; 1200 watts cleaning machine comes is sold in white color with black trim.



When you purchase of the unit the Haan Steam Cleaning Floor Sanitizer and Vapor Steamer, you will be given 2 machine-washable cleaning pads made of microfiber, a floor-protector pad, a user’s manual and a gliding tray. The unit comes with a 1-year limited warranty.


The ultra-sleek steam cleaner has a 19.5-foot power cord and measures 46.5 x 6.9 x 11.75 inches and it is super lightweight weighing just about 5.1 lbs filled with water. It is very durable and consumers are assured that they will get many years of use out of their equipment. I really like its small size as it can fit at the corner and does not take a lot of space.



The Steam Cleaning Floor Sanitizer and Vapor Steamer, Model SI-35 by Haan is slim and light and can be purchased from Amazon, although because of its long shape it is only shipped in its own packaging and cannot be concealed or gift wrapped. Amazon even offers free shipping within the US with Super Saver Shipping.


Customer Reviews


There are 179 customer reviews currently posted on Amazon with an average 4.5 star rating out of a possible 5 stars. Of the 178 reviews, 126 customer reviews gave the product 5 stars and 34 gave it 4 stars. Only a total of 18 reviews gave it 3 stars and below. Those reviews stress the appliance’s lightweight, cute appearence, ease of use, inclusion of two re-washable pads, and cleaning ability.

In addition, the Steam Cleaning Floor Sanitizer and Vapor Steamer by Haan is ranked number 83 in Home & Garden and ranked number 2 in Cleaning Tools under Health & Personal Care – House Supplies in the Amazon selling site.

Here are some comments to date.

  • I have porcelain tile and laminated wood flooring and both were cleaned thoroughly and quickly. The steaming sounds were so quiet it didn’t even disturb the cat!
  • This floor steamer is great for easily removing the dried spits and ensuring the floor is safe for my three year old granddaughter to play on.
  • I had a Eureka steam cleaner a while back and thought that was pretty neat, but this Haan Slim & Light blows that one away.
  • It is such a pleasure to mop (if i can even call it mopping) the floors now. My tile floors are clean, and I mean, residue-free clean. I know it’s (read more)

Positive Customer Reviews

One reviewer from Florida for the Haan Slim & Light Steam Cleaning Floor Sanitizer and Vapor Steamer, Model SI-35 (Kitchen) who does all the house cleaning herself and very picky about cleaning and disinfecting loved the Haan because it is easy to use and it cleans spectacularly well, leaving no residue on the floor.

Another reviewer says the machine is cute, very light and its long handle makes it easy to use because she didn’t have to bend a lot and the shape of the handle is just right. She also likes the tank because it is easy to refill and get on with the job. The low profile design of the head makes it easy to clean under cabinets, stove, even the refrigerator. She likes the fact that the attached pads are re-washable; she can take them off when she wish and throw them in the wash and dryer. The appliance need no pumping, so the cleaner will not sweat all that much while accomplishing a thorough cleaning job, without those chemical fumes and residue. Stains and stuff stuck on the floor are loosened and removed if the steam-cleaner is held over the stained spot for 10 seconds. The best thing she likes about the steam cleaner is the carpet tray attachment for use on her carpet, bedding, couch, mattresses.


A male reviewer from Texas said he likes Model SI-35 Steam Cleaning Floor Sanitizer and Vapor Steamer because it is easy to assemble just by snapping the handle on and sticking on the cleaning pads. He also recommends using distilled water to avoid mineral build up on the boiler, to prolong its life. His laminated wood flooring and porcelain tile have been cleaned quickly and thoroughly using the cleaner. He also recommends vacuuming the surface first, so that loose debris will not stick to the cleaning pad. After cleaning, he used his white sock test and the cleaner passed with flying colors.

Another review from someone living in New York City said she loves the product and she feels the floor is really clean under her bare feet. She hates to mop because of back pains and other aches but she highly recommends the Haan Steam-cleaner for its efficiency and super-clean results.


  • lightweight
  • small size that can fit in the corner
  • cute appearence
  • ease of use
  • inclusion of two re-washable pads
  • cleaning ability
  • ease of attaching, dettaching, and cleaning pads


  • short power cord
  • may need to change or replace pads


All the other reviews are positive, glowing reviews except for a few who received factory-reconditioned items and were complaining that they expected a new product for the prize they paid Amazon. My purchase is not recent, but if you are concerned about this buyer, you can try Haan SI-35R from another Amazon seller. I have never used this model SI-35R, but I expect it is similar to my SI-35.



All in all, The Steam Cleaning Floor Sanitizer and Vapor Steamer, Model SI-35 by Haan is a highly recommended product and we say goodbye to the mop and bucket, with all those smelly disinfectants. We go green, we go steam clean!