Dirt Devil M 317 AquaClean Steam Cleaner

Test 09/2019

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Test seal: Dirt Devil M 317 AquaClean Steam Cleaner, Rating 7.9

last modified: 08.10.2019, 13:37

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All rating criteria details:

Cleaning efficiency 40%
Handling 20%
Accessory 20%
Quality impression 20%
Tested by: Tim

Tim

Resumee

The Dirt Devil Steam Cleaner has generally scored well in various cleaning tests. In general, the device emits less water and more steam. The cleaning performance is good when cleaning windows with the window attachment and cleaning various smooth surfaces with the two round brushes. The particularly long extension hose in combination with the crevice nozzle helps to clean hard-to-reach areas. However, the quality of the components is not convincing. Although the nozzles are easy to attach to the appliance, they look cheap and can also fall off easily.

Pro

  • Simple operation and handling
  • Long extension hose
  • Good cleaning

Cons

  • Little power
  • Small filling tank

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Good cleaning performance, which can only be used to a limited extent due to the small filling tank.

The Dirt Devil Steam Cleaner does not seem to have as much power as comparable devices, but the handling is easy. First, the desired nozzle must be placed on the steam cleaner. By turning the nozzles, it can be firmly placed on the appliance. Up to 150 ml of water can be filled into the device with the enclosed measuring cup. The measuring cup can hold more water, but the device cannot. The lid must then be closed. To put the instrument into operation, plug the power cable into the socket and wait for the warm-up time. This takes about 3 minutes. Then the lamp lights up green and the steam cleaner can be used. All you have to do is press down a larger button on the handle and off you go. Under this button, there is a fuse switch. This must also be set to Unlock if it is not already in this position. The device is the only one with a 2-step adjustment. However, the two steps hardly make a difference in the test, so that this function has no real advantage. As with the other steam cleaners, the subject of volume can also be neglected with this device. The sounds of the Dirt Devil steam cleaner do not interfere with the warm-up time or the application.

Nozzles

Dirt Devil Steam Cleaner nozzles
The nozzles of the Dirt Devil Steam Cleaner

The scope of delivery of the Dirt Devil steam cleaner includes several different nozzles:

  • Long spray attachment: For disinfection of desired areas. The round and crevice nozzles can be installed on this attachment.
  • Crevice nozzle: For cleaning stubborn dirt behind corners.
  • Round brush: For cleaning stubborn dirt.
  • Wire brush: For cleaning very stubborn dirt on completely insensitive surfaces.
  • Filler attachment: Used for scraping off the dirt from smooth surfaces.
  • Joint brush: suitable for removing dirt from joints.
  • 2in1-combination attachment: can clean steamed glass surfaces. The attachment can also be used with a cotton coating to refresh upholstery and clothing.

The brushes can be attached quickly and easily, but the brushes and the anchoring to the device do not look very high-quality.

Dirt Devil Steam Cleaner at window cleaning
The Dirt Devil Steam Cleaner at window cleaning

Cleaning windows

With this device, the best window cleaning experience has been achieved. The operation was simple and the combi attachment has taken off the complete surface. With comparable devices, an additional multi-purpose attachment had to be attached to the device in order to attach the window attachment. This was not necessary with this steam cleaner, so one work step was saved.

Dirt Devil Steam Cleaner
The Dirt Devil Steam Cleaner cleans different surfaces

Cleaning plane surface

To clean small surfaces, the scope of delivery includes two types of round brushes: a wire brush for cleaning surfaces that can withstand minor damage and a normal round brush. In particular, the normal round brush has very fast signs of wear.

It has been noticed that with the Dirt Devil steam cleaner less water, but a similar amount of steam came out of the appliance. In this case, this is to be rated as positive, since the cleaning performance was nevertheless similarly good as with the competition. Instead, there was less water on the surface, so less cleaning has to be done.

Dirt Devil Steam Cleaner at joint cleaning
With the Dirt Devil Steam Cleaner you can also clean joints

Cleaning joints

The joints can be cleaned using the crevice nozzle. This can also be fitted to the extension hose, which is 80 cm long and therefore comparatively long, for more room to maneuver. The cleaning was good, but not all the stubborn dirt can be removed.

Dirt Devil Steam Cleaner to refresh clothes
The Dirt Devil Steam Cleaner can also refresh clothes

Refresh clothes

To freshen up clothes, it is necessary to use the combi-top with the cotton elevator. While refreshing the clothes, a little steam and no water came out of the device.

Accessories

  • The cleaning needle can be used to clean the device.
  • The measuring vessel has a volume of 250 ml.
  • The extension hose is 80 cm long and can be used in combination with all other attachments.

Dirt Devil Steam Cleaner Accessories
The accessories of the Dirt Devil Steam Cleaner

Thermal image

Dirt Devil Steam Cleaner Thermal Image
Thermal Image of the Dirt Devil Steam Cleaner. It ejects water and steam at 100 degrees.

We have evaluated about 100 reviews on the Internet. In summary, it can be said that about 45 percent of buyers are satisfied (4 stars) or even very satisfied (5 stars). Partially (2 stars) or completely dissatisfied are about 40 percent of the users. The average score at the time of the evaluation was 3.0 out of 5 stars.

Summary: 45% positive and 40% negative ratings

The following points were positively noted:

  • Easy to use
  • Cleaning possible without the use of chemicals

The following points were noted negatively:

  • Small water tank
  • Low cleaning performance
Manufacturer Dirt Devil
EAN 4012467031707
Heating capacity 1,200 W
Length of the power cable 5 m
Boiler/ tank capacity 0.15 l
Nozzles Long spray attachment, crevice nozzle, round brush, wire brush, trowel attachment, 2in1 combi attachment
Heating time 3 min.
Child protection Yes
Steam pressure max. 2.5 bar
Scope of delivery Steam cleaner, steam hose, refill container, 2in1 combination attachment, cotton cloth, spatula attachment, jet nozzle, joint brush, plastic brush, wire brush, cleaning needle
Quality impression Satisfactory
Packaging Good
Quality of instructions Excellent
Manual language GER, EN, FR, NL, ES, IT, TR
Width 12 cm
Height 25 cm
Depth 20 cm
Weight 1,8 kg
Accessories Spare sealing rings, cleaning needle, measuring cup 150 ml, extension hose
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