Tips for Steam Cleaning for Allergies
It may have taken its sweet time, but it looks like spring has finally sprung in northern Michigan. We live in a small town in the heart of farm country so as much as we love the end of winter, we also know that the beautiful flowers blooming, the buds on trees and the plows hitting the field mean that the allergens are also about to hit our noses. We’ve got it pretty bad in our house so we’ve learned a few things about trying to minimize the impact that they have. There’s not much you can do about environmental allergens when you’re out and about, but working from home gives us a bit of an advantage because we can do our best to minimize the exposure we get at home. We recently received a Dupray ONE Plus Steam Cleaner and with it, we hope to really cut down on the allergens we are exposed to every day without exposing ourselves to harsh chemicals. Here are a few things to keep in mind.
Tips for Steam Cleaning for Allergies
Mattresses – You don’t really think about it, but the mattress you lay your weary head on every night for eight hours (hahahaha) is pretty much a dust mite factory. These microscopic parasites feed on the dead skin you lose living your life along with the fabric the mattress is made of. Both the mites themselves and their excrement are potent allergens and they are difficult to kill and remove. A steam cleaner does double duty by both killing the mites with the steam, but also loosening them up and making them easier to remove. This may have been the thing I was most excited to see in the user guide for the Dupray ONE Plus Steam Cleaner!
Tile and Grout – Grout is notoriously hard to clean and of course the hot, damp environment of a bathroom is a perfect breeding ground for mold, mildew and bacteria. A steam cleaner makes short work of it all, making clean up much easier and saving the need for chemicals. As a bonus, it will also help keep sinks and toilets clean.
Wallpaper – This is a little more work, but a steam cleaner will work very well in removing wallpaper, which can conceal mold and mildew or shed allergens as it wears. Putting a quality paint on your walls does more than just make it look better, it is more durable and easier to clean. We’ve removed all of the wallpaper in our house now but I know what was hiding behind it when we did!
Flooring – We are replacing a lot of the carpeting in our house with snap lock plank vinyl to help cut down on allergens, but even hard surfaces like that can still benefit from a steam cleaner as they are still porous. The steam gets into these pores and loosens and lifts out allergens that may be hiding in them.
Curtains – Just because they are hanging upright many people tend to overlook these when cleaning. A steam cleaner will help kill whatever microorganisms are in them as well as removing dust. Don’t forget your shower curtain, it is also an easily overlooked place that will mildew.
We’ve spent some time now with our Dupray ONE Plus Steam Cleaner and come away very impressed with it. It comes with accessories for almost every cleaning application and is solidly built, so it should last for years to come. The boiler holds just under ½ gallon of water and takes under ten minutes to heat it up. Most of the tools are pretty intuitive to use, but their website and YouTube Channel has a lot of great tips as well as training videos to help you get the most out of your machine.
Another neat bit of information about Dupray, they plant 1 tree for every steam cleaner they sell and donate to Animal Charities! It’s great to know a company not only makes a great product but thinks about the world around us.
Beth Embrey says
I love the safety features
Michelle Schultz says
I like that it’s sleek and portable. I have back issues so this is perfect for me.
Kasey Williams says
That you can refill it while using it.
Sabrina Price says
All the accessories it comes with, your sure to have what you need for each job.
Catherine Griffith says
I like that it doesn’t use harmful chemicals!
connie danielson says
They plant a tree for every machine they sell!
Lesa Moats says
N Sunshyn V says
I like that it kills germs, bacteria, viruses and eliminate mold, dust mites and all other pathogens using only superheated steam
I love how portable the steam cleaner looks. Sleek and slim
BRIAN E. says
We are impressed with the safety features:
Four levels of safety ensure that your steam cleaner will always operate safely. These levels include the low water light, the automatic shut-off, a pressurized safety cap with a built-in blowoff valve and a childproof safety lock.
Allyson becker says
I love that it is portable and only uses tap water
Jaime Cummings says
I like that it doesn’t use harmful chemicals.
Trisha McKee says
I love the attachments – this is able to cater to your cleaning/steaming needs.
Easy refills on the go
Carl White says
I like the cat attachment so that you can steam clean your cats.
Kristi C says
My favorite feature is that it comes with a complete 17 piece accessory set.
Gina Ferrell says
My favorite feature is the accessory kit with the different attachments.
I love the detachable hose.
cheryl s says
I like that they have an attachment for windows and treatments
vicki lorenz says
I love that it uses water! Water that is now hot steam and it disinfects as well as makes it look beautiful and clean again.
I like that you can refill it with water while in use.
Janet Boyanton says
I like the fact that the accessory kit allows the steam cleaner to be used for many different jobs.
Sarah Mayer says
I love that you can refill it with water while in use.
Shayna Brookman says
I LOVE THAT IT CAN sanitize anything, anywhere using only regular tap water 🙂
Kimberly Hilbert says
I would love to use this on my glass top stove. I like that it has a lifetime warrenty
Amy Deeter says
the accessory kit with the different attachments is my favorite feature
I like the accessory kit with the different attachments.
karen mayernick says
I love the face that it sanitizes! Awesome giveaway! Thank you for the opportunity!
Karen Cook says
I like that the boiler heats in only 10 minutes!
Carolyn Daley says
I love that you can refill it with water while in use.
Carolyn Daley says
My favorite feature is that you can refill it with water even while in use.
Terry Bellender says
Now this is a first for me…I have never seen a steam cleaner that you can refill while it’s running! For that feature that would have to be my favorite on this cleaner!
Brandon Sparks says
I love the Superheated dry vapor.
Janine H says
Fave feature is the 17 piece accessory kit! You could get into any nook or cranny with it!
Donna B says
I really like that it sanitizes. Very important to me having grand-kids.
Cami Valenzuela says
I like that it has a high temperature to kill germs
Bridgett Wilbur says
I love that it sanitizes everything that it comes in contact with.
Janice Cooper says
I like that this will also help keep sinks and toilets clean along with tile and grout.
Christina Moore says
I really need this, I like that the ONE Plus™ steam cleaner cuts through dirt and grime and sanitizes every surface it touches, and has a lifetime warranty
Christina Moore says
I really need this, I like that the ONE Plus™ steam cleaner cuts through dirt and grime and sanitizes every surface it touches.
Hilda Torres says
I love that you can steam clean coaches
Sabrina Foster says
I like many features on the Dupray, esp. the high temp steam.
Stephanie M says
I love that it’s lightweight. I have back issues, so I wouldn’t be able to lift if it wasn’t lightweight.
Rhiannon Rowland says
I love the accessories and that the heat kills 99.9% of bacteria!
You can use it on any surface, that’s pretty cool!
Lisa Breece says
My favorite feature is that it is Sleek and portable.
Dawn Ganey says
I love the lifetime warranty on the boiler.
Kim Naumann says
I like that it heats up within ten minutes
Deb K says
I like that you can adjust the pressure!
Amie george says
I love how it amuses everything
Mary Cloud says
It’s lightweight and has many accessories for different jobs
billie beal says
The warranty is great and the look is amazing
Christine Sturgill says
Since 3/4 of our household has allergies this is the perfect cleaner because it “easily kill germs, bacteria, viruses and eliminate mold, dust mites and all other pathogens using nothing but the most natural cleaning method – superheated steam.”
karen bellomy says
Higher steam pressure than the entry-level model.
Jenny Ham says
I love that it can reduce allergens safely
I love the higher steam temperature. Really leaves no doubt that all the germs will be killed!
I like that you can adjust the pressure.
Love being able to kill germs with this!
susan smoaks says
i like that i can refill on the go. that would really come in handy.
stacey grantham says
I love that it can clean my curtains, they really need it!
Angela Hendricks says
I love that it’s easy to detach and it’s easy to refill.
josh g says
long extension cord is a plus
Amber Myers says
I love that it’s a way to reduce allergens without harsh chemicals. My husband and two daughters all have terrible allergies, and I feel like sometimes cleaning can actually make it worse!
Stephanie Larison says
I like that you can easily refill at any time during operation.
I like that you can adjust the pressure
I like the Automatic shut-off in which the heating element will automatically shut off when the water level drops below the minimum threshold.
What’s not to like about it? Love that it uses tap water and that you can refill on the go.
My favorite feature is the Detachable steam hose.
I like that it kills 99% of bacteria.
It is easy to refill and they plant a tree and donate to animal charities for every one they sell.
kills bacteria and helps get sticky messes from tiny kiddos
Erica B. says
It kills 99% of bacteria.
the fact that we can kill bacteria with it
Heather Williams says
I am such a dork. But I love that I can clean my curtains with them. So much easier than pulling them down and going to the laundry mat because they are too bug for my machine.
Trinh Quinonez says
I like the adjustments to the steam pressure.
nancy munson says
love that it kills 99.9% of bacteria and viruses.
Jacqueline Cutler says
My favorite feature of the Dupray One Plus is Easy refills on-the-go!
Being able to adjust pressure!
It instantly kills 99.9% of bacteria and viruses.
Kimberly M. says
I love that it will kill 99.9% of bacteria and viruses. With asthma and allergies that is so helpful when cleaning.
Janet marie Gillich says
Definitely the lifetime warranty
Annmarie W. says
I love that you can easily refill it!
nidhi chauhan says
With toddler at home, this is perfect for cleaning those little messes.
Tamra H says
I love that it’s made to clean tile & grout (amongst other things) – those are always so hard to clean!
katie K says
I like that it has adjustable pressure!
Perfect to clean my house with a Toddler. I love that it kills germs and bacteria
My favorite feature of the Dupray One Plus is “Easy refills on-the-go.”
Brittany Whitley says
A lifetime warranty always wins my heart over!
Tabathia B says
I like the automatic shutoff and the activesafe features
I like that it has 17 pieces so you can clean and disinfect just about anything.
Kelli Thompson says
The refill on the go feature is very appealing. Also , cleaning curtains is great !
Marcia Goss says
I like the detachable hose and all the other accessories.
Sarah Hall says
I love the childproof safety lock.
Glen Hough says
It looks simple to use and powerful. I would love to try it on my curtains.
Julie Wood says
I like that is comes fully equipped with a complete 17-piece accessory kit, providing you the right tool for every cleaning task. What a great product!
Melanie Montgomery says
I like the large water tank feature!
brian hoffman says
THe child proof lock is super important to me
karen spicer says
i like that it comes with so many different accessories for different cleaning
Melissa Hoffman says
Sanitizing!! Three boys make a messy home
Kendra Gillilan says
You can clean curtains ! That is what I need !
This looks like a great product
Susan C says
I love that you can use it for tile and grout, and the 17 piece accessories!
ken ohl says
love the 17 piece accessories that it comes with
Michelle Taylor says
My favorite feature is the cleaning of curtains! My windows are not sealed in my house and so I have a lot of dust in here, and having 2 birds and 4 cats just about does it for me where messes are concerned! I have no patience with cleaning out the blinds and curtains! This seems like a blessing in disguise!
Amy Tolley says
I love that it will automatically shut off when issues arise super amazing steamer…thanks
Christina A. says
I like that it is easy in the fact that you just refill the water and go!
Melissa AKA Froggy says
Do I really have to pick just one feature that I like? This thing looks awesome, all of it. But I do love that it does upholstery.
I love that it cleans mattresses!
Sue Barney says
I like that with the 17 piece accessories makes it very versatile so it can tackle numerous jobs. 🙂
It comes fully equipped with a complete 17-piece accessory kit, providing you the right tool for every cleaning task.
Sandra Watts says
I like that it is sleek and portable and comes with accessories.
EDWARD EICHMAN says
I like how you can refill it on the go,
Angie Bailey says
My favorite feature is that it easily refills on-the-go so you can add water during use for non-stop steam cleaning.
Kim Davis says
The 17 piece accessory kit.
Tee Anderson says
I love the automatic shut off and easy refill.
Dawn Monroe says
I like the steam ready light , large water tank and all the attachments.
Crystal Sell says
I like the detachable hose and the childproof lock! This looks like a really nice steamer!
WATER TANK Easy refills on-the-go is what’s needed when you steam cleaning.
aaron reck says
That it disinfects and cleans so well. thank you!
Kimberly Flickinger says
My favorite feature is the 17 piece accessory kit that comes with it. Thank you for the chance.
Denise N says
SO many AMAZING features. Hard to choose just one. The 16.4 ft electric cord allows me to clean without restraint which is AWESOME. Cleaning the grout on my tiled kitchen floor would finally be possible. Since I am a GERMAPHOBE I guess my favorite feature is thePOWERFUL jet of DRY vapor steam reaching temperatures up to 320ºF which kills 99.9% of bacteria and viruses. My house would totally be disinfected!! Thanks for this AMAZING opportunity!!!
Nathan Kirsch says
I like the 17 accessories it comes with. It will let me grab the perfect tool for the job.
Jessica To says
I like that you can refill it while in use.
Allison Swain says
I think that the automatic shut off feature is neat!
Thank you for the chance to win
the higher stream temperature
I like that it has an the automatic shut-off .
Heather McDonald says
My favorite feature is that not only does it kill dust mites in a mattress but helps with the removal of them as well.
Christine P says
I love the ability to clean mattresses- my son and I both have dust mite allergies and this sounds like it would be a big help!
amanda whitley says
i like the auto shut off feature.
Natalie S says
I love that it includes a 17 piece accessory kit! This is truly the ultimate cleaner!
violet taylor says
i love how easily it would move between rooms, makes it quick and easy
I like the 17 Piece Accessory Kit!
Lexi Powell says
I love that this disinfects completely without harsh chemicals!
carol clark says
Simply add water during use for non-stop steam cleaning i love this the old ones you would have to wait for it to heat up again i love this feature
Nate B says
I love how easy it is to refill!
Kevin Fung says
Valerie Schlicht-Conway says
I absolutely love that its portable and I can do my husbands work truck with it!!!
Joe Kelly says
Child proof safety lock 🙂
Kimberly G says
I like that it has an automatic shut off feature included.
Stefanie Gladden says
I love the Automatic shut-off feature and the Superheated dry vapor feature
Star Jang says
I really love the fact that you can do grout so easily! Mine is in desperate need of some TLC!
I love that it’s so versatile, you can use it to steam clean everything! Thanks for the giveaway!
Terry Madden says
I absolutely love that it steams mattress!
Janine McNally says
Love that it’s only 15lbs! And all the attachments.
CST™ Continuous Steam Technology is my favorite
I like that it is sleek and portable.
Jill Rivera says
I like the active safe because It has four levels of safety ensure that your steam cleaner will always operate safely. These levels include the low water light, the automatic shut-off, a pressurized safety cap with a built-in blowoff valve and a childproof safety lock.
Heather D says
I like all the features but I especially like that they donate to animal charities. I love all animals even though I’m allergic to some.
Anita L says
I love the ActiveSafe feature. It’s nice to know that this steam cleaner will always operate safely!
Luis A says
I like all the attachments available.
dc mys says
Jennifer D says
I love hoe sleek and portable it is. Weighing only 15 pounds, the ONE Plus™ is portable and convenient to use anywhere.
Lisa Grassetti says
My favorite feature is adjusting the steam pressure and 17 pieces is fabulous!
I think my favorite feature is that it get so hot and can sanitize.
Diane Bassette says
I love the 17 piece accessory kit!! woot!
Darla Peduzzi says
I really like all of the different attachments you can use with it.
Michelle Corriveau says
Definitely like the 17 piece accessory kit!!
Nichole Patrick says
The portability of the unit is nice since I’ll use it all over the house
Fawn H says
My favorite feature is that you can adjust the steam pressure
My favorite feature is the 16.4 FT. electrical cord!
I like that it can clean grout.
I like that I can clean and sanitize my curtains and also my shower curtain.
One very good thing is that you can add water to the tank at any time during operation–so many others require at least partial disassembly to get more water in.
Serge B says
I like the comprehensive 17-piece accessory kit.
I love that the Dupray ONE Plus™ Steam Cleaner uses no chemicals. It is just steam. Which is all you need really!
This would definitely help me get rid of the pet dander in my home which wreaks havoc on my sinuses!
I like that the Dupray One Plus has a hose with attachments for getting into crevices and are hard to reach areas. It also is light weight enough that you can wheel it around without wearing yourself out.
My favorite feature is adjustable steam pressure.
Will G says
I like that it can clean curtains!
Steve Weber says
My favorite feature is that it deodorizes.
Lori Walker says
My favorite feature is that it deodorizes.
Jen R says
I love that the cleaner has a higher steam temperature for better sanitation.
I like the grout attachment because I hate cleaning that part of the bathroom.
Tracie Cooper says
I love the steam hose with adjustable pressure!
Carrie Conrad says
I love that it is so sleek and portable. I can use it in different rooms in my house without it being a hassle to drag around. I also love the fact that it is chemical free.
Kathy Tracey says
I like that it is chemical free and that you can use it to clean so many different surfaces.
I like that it is chemical free.
Evie B. says
I like the grout attachment.
I like the grout attachment
Jason Vaughn says
I like the grout attachment for my bathroom
Brittney House says
I like that it comes with the different cleaning accessories.
Karla R. says
I love how portable it is.
I like the grout attachment.
My favorite feature is the steam hose with adjustable pressure.
Sonya Morris says
I love the different accessories which will help with cleaning so many things!
Thomas Murphy says
I like the Easy refills on-the-go.
Nicole W says
I like the grout attachment. I would be able to clean so many things with that!!
Amanda Alvarado says
I like that you can add water while you are cleaning instead of having to turn it off and then add the water and turn it back on!
I like the high steam temperature.
I like that you can add more water while claning
Monique Rizzo says
I like that it helps reduce allergens.
Thank you for the chance.
Kristin Goodson says
I love that it kills 99% of germs. I also like that it can clean pretty much any surface. I have 5 pets and a kid so my house can get dirty fast.
Kayte CookWatts says
I like that you can remove the hose if you need to.
My favorite feature is that it’s easy to refill on the go. I dislike cleaning the carpets because it’s a pain in the butt filling the tank.
Karrie Millheim says
I love the long cord!! i need to move this from room to room
becky phelps says
I love the disinfect vapor
Melissa A. says
I love that it’s sleek and portable so I can take it with me on the go!
Tari Lawson says
I like that the water tank is separate from where the steam comes out so it won’t be to heavy to use.
Tracy Davis says
I like that it can be used to steam off wall paper.
Richard Hicks says
I love that it is sleek and portable. easy water refills is very good too
Nicole Vosburgh says
I love the low water indicator feature!
Deb Ford says
I love that it can be used on mattresses!
Lori Jackson says
such an amazing brand and product but reducing allergens is most appealing to me!
heather s says
I like all the great accessories
Julia Barnes says
I like that you can use the steam cleaner to help remove wallpaper! Perfect double purposing tool.
amy rouse says
Steam hose with
Increase the steam output for heavy-duty jobs or decrease it for delicate surfaces.
Rajee Pandi says
Clean, sanitize and deodorize your entire home with this superior European-made steam cleaner. Weighing only 15 pounds, the ONE Plus™ is portable and convenient to use anywhere. Assembled by hand using high-quality components, this steam cleaner comes fully equipped with a complete 17-piece accessory kit, providing you the right tool for every cleaning task. Offering great performance and a complete list of advanced features, you will actually look forward to clean.
Debbi Wellenstein says
I like that the steam cleaner can help remove wallpaper. Where was this when we moved into this house, and had horrible wallpaper all over to remove!
Ashley C says
I love that its easy to refill so you can have non stop cleaning power
Tammy Horn says
It has so many nice features, but my favorite would be that it heats to 320 degrees, perfect for a house full of pets.
Cynthia Conle says
I love that it sanitizes using just water and has a Easy refills on-the-go feature that would save time.
Ellie Wright says
I love that it cleans mattresses and removes dust mites. I have a family with lots of allergies. I think this would help us a lot.
Amy Pratt says
I like that it gets up to 320 degrees. I have dogs and birds and my tile could use a good steaming.
elizabeth p says
I love that it has 17 accessory’s. Thanks for the chance
Stephanie Phelps says
I love the 16.4 FT. 5 M ELECTRICAL CORD. I hate when you have to keep changing plug ins
Danielle Wood says
I love that it helps reduce allergens
FRANK V. says
My favorite thing about the Dupray One Plus steam cleaner is that it has a 17-piece accessory kit.
katherine Personsk says
I love that it can be used to steam off wallpaper
Denise S says
I like the 0.64 gal. 2.44 L water tank that can be filled at any time during operation.
Adrienne Gordon says
Love that it sanitizes everything.
Elizabeth Ray says
This looks small enough and easy enough to use that i would actually USE it! (And with our carpets – and counters, tubs, etc, I really need it!)
Kathy Tracey says
I like that you can use it to clean so much, floors, curtains, mattress and more.
Tina W says
I love that they plant 1 tree for every steam cleaner they sell, what a great example!
Janeane Davis says
I never thought about using steam cleaning as a way of helping with allergens. This is an interesting idea.
Alison Palmer says
Steam cleaning is the wave of the future for cleaning. You wrote a very thorough article. Thanks
Tammi Roy says
The Dupray ONE Plus Steam Cleaner looks like a great machine. I would love to do our mattresses. My kids have been getting allergies a little worse every year.
Ann Bacciaglia says
I would love to steam clean my furniture. I will have to look at getting a Dupray ONE Plus Steam Cleaner for my house.
Amy Desrosiers says
I love to really sanitize everything! These cleaners allow me to do my curtains and mattresses too!
This sounds like something that I can really use. I think it would help out a lot around the house for all of us. What a wonderful product.
That steam cleaner looks amazing! I too noticed when we lived in a place without carpet the allergens seemed SO much better!
Amber Edwards says
I seriously want a steam cleaner SOLELY to clean mattresses!! I mean, do you have any idea how many germs can be on a mattress? Plus the dust mites, because it’s not like it gets vacuumed, dusted or washed every week like the rest of the house. I want one of these!
I had never thought about steam cleaning for allergies. My daughter has allergy induced asthma and I am sure this would be really helpful to keep her allergies at bay. Thanks so much for sharing and for the giveaway
Mama to 5 BLessings says
This sounds wonderful! My daughter has allergies and asthma. I bet this would really help her!
Seyma Shabbir says
My favorite feature is the great cleaning power with the steam, Hot steam cleans better!!
Jeni Hawkins says
My allergies are so bad during this season! I love these tips and will definitely use them!
We are so lucky to so far be an allergy free home. This is really great though, and so helpful for those with lots of allergies around!
Love this. I just found out that my grandson has a TON of allergies!
I need to clean our mattresses badly! Why is it that we forget about them even when we clean the sheets often?!
Melissa Lawler says
Oh! That 17 piece accessory set is amazing!
Melissa Lawler says
With 2 cats and a Great Dane I could really use one of those! I don’t think our carpets have ever been steam cleaned!