After testing the Ladybug XL2300 vapor steam cleaner on a wide range of tasks, we gave this unit a 5 star rating for its superb performance, reliability and durability when used for light commercial applications or every day residential duties. We like the convenience of chemical free continuous steam because lengthy tasks can be done without having to depressurize the machine before refilling it. Superior to the Ladybug 2200S and Ladybug 2150, the Ladybug XL2300 reaches higher steam temperatures, has more robust wiring to prevent overheating, works for longer periods before running out of steam and has onboard tools. Simply put, this is a high-quality machine for someone who wants to clean for several hours a day. Below are just some of the outstanding results when we put the Ladybug XL2300 to the test.
|1. Steam Quality – Temperature, Pressure & Dryness|
|2. Quality of Accessories & Easy To Put On and Takeoff|
|3. Ability to Maintain Dry Steam and Pressure|
|4. Quality of Boiler & Overall Machine Construction|
|5. Tank Capacity & Length of Cleaning Time Per Tankfull|
|6. Heat Up Time|
|7. Ability To Regulate Steam – Quantity of Adjustment Levels & Location (on the handle or unit)|
|8. Length of Power Cord, Hose & Overall Operating Radius|
|9. Maneuverability & Ease of Use|
|10. Safety Features|
|11. Manufacturer’s Credibility Including Return Policy & Warranty|
|12. Value For the Price|
- Steam cleaning the caked on deposits on the bottom of a refrigerator was a breeze.
- Using the nozzle brush to get rid of semi-hidden dirt around the kitchen sink is a revelation.
- We have successfully steam cleaned the deposits and stains from anything from pets to coffee in carpets and upholstery.
- Steam cleaning them wrinkles out of clothing, sheets or freshening up stale smelling clothing works well with the triangular brush.
- Getting a large stain out of a window which had been there for years
- Steam Cleaning bedding stains for mattress covers, pillows or coverlets is a fast and effective alternative to washing or dry cleaning and is also works very fast in killing dust mites in the bedding. The window tool is the best tool for killing dust mites!
- We do not recommend steam cleaners as overall carpet cleaners, except with the upkeep of new carpet, primarily because it is too time consuming for most people, but steam cleaners on carpets are great for controlling dust mites and their stain removal abilities, especially with the help of a little Formula 212 cleaner is second to none.
- Steam cleaners really come into their own when cleaning and sanitizing hard surfaces. The Ladybug XL2300 can whip through the cleaning of tile floors, kitchen counters, bathroom floors and toilets (the bathroom never smelled so fresh).
- Using a small steel nozzle brush grout between tiles can actually become clean. It is tedious to do but it does work.
- We have steam cleaned golf clubs, garden patio furniture, our couches and chairs and even tennis courts with no problem.
- The Ladybug steam cleaners all make a strange noise that some might find annoying when the pump is kicked into gear to move the water from one tank to the other
- Added weight and width make the Ladybug XL2300 steam cleaners slightly awkward on stairs and narrow corridors.
- The Ladybug XL2300 may be pricey but it is worth every penny for those who are serious about chemical-free cleaning
Whether it is grout cleaning, marble floors, sanitizing kitchens and bathrooms, stain removal, the Ladybug XL2300 goes to the top of the class. We found the tools to be of excellent quality and make all the difference with the effectiveness and ease of the cleaning process. Plus, the user can really learn how to use this steam cleaner all throughout the home to its fullest because of its wonderful instructional DVD and quick application cheat sheet that is included. It does command a hefty price tag, but if you are serious about chemical free cleaning, this steam cleaner will not disappoint. In addition, unlike some other manufacturers, we are confident in the after sales support and service as well as the longevity of the Ladybug manufacturer.