Vax S86-SF-C Steam Fresh Combi Multifunction Steam Cleaner

Product information

With a heat up time of just 20 seconds, the Vax S86-SF-C Steam Fresh Combi is designed to make all cleaning jobs effortlessly easy and efficient. This 15-in-1 model has a detachable handheld cleaner and 10 piece tool kit for various uses around the house, and thanks to variable steam control, you can tailor the steam cleaning power to the type of floor you have, leaving surfaces clean and dry in just 3 minutes.

Used as an upright steam cleaner, the Steam Fresh Combi is great for achieving spotless results on sealed hard floors, as well as refreshing carpets. The detachable handheld cleaner can be used for almost every cleaning task in your home, including cleaning your oven, tiles, mirrors, windows and taps. Its variable steam functionality is great for penetrating deep into stubborn grime and helps to break down stains more quickly, leaving floors sparkling.

Combining the power of steam with specially formulated detergents to clean better than steam alone, this model is designed to eliminate 99.9% of harmful germs and bacteria for up to 7 days, while a compact scrub brush is built in to the floor head to remove stubborn, dried-on dirt.

Tools and accessories:

  • 250ml Vax steam detergent
  • Microfibre pad x2
  • Carpet glider
  • Hose
  • Metal brush
  • Small plastic brush
  • Large plastic brush
  • Window tool
  • Cloth
  • Scraper tool
  • Concentration tool
  • Grout brush
  • Detail nozzle
  • Accessory bag
Cable length
H116 x W30 x D31cm
Model name / number
Tools included Information Tools for particular jobs: usually crevice tool, dusting and upholstery brushes
2 Velcro Microfibre pads, Carpet glider, 250ml Vax Steam Detergent, Accessory set
Vacuum cleaner type
Steam Cleaners
Weight Information Unpackaged weight


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Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 19 reviewers.
Rated 4 out of 5 by Good Buy A breeze on tiled floor. Attachments useful on windows, taps and plugholes. Some attachments not worth bothering with. Tanks easy to refill. Heats up quickly. Glad I purchased this product. 25 March 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Powerful Cleaning Capability We tiled our kitchen floor nearly 10 years ago and although it has been mopped and occasionally scrubbed to keep it clean, it had started to look a bit tired recently. The Vax steam cleaner has brought the surface back to 'new' . After the first pass, there was little evidence of change, but clearly the steam was loosening the muck as we discovered when we made a second pass over the same area and the clean surface was revealed... Great cleaner, would really recommend.... 24 March 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by VAX Steamer Had a VAX cylinder steamer for years which was great but the wheels broke off - this together with moving into a smaller house where storeage is tight so we decided to buy a new upright VAX steamer. Brought it today from our local store and set it up and got it going - we only have a wooden floor in the hall and kitchen - the rest of the house is carpeted - so for me the smallish water tanks are fine as the more water in them the heavier the unit is - only needed a small amount of water with detergent in for the kitchen and hall floor and just plain water to refresh the carpets - done a brilliant job - just what I wanted and best of all is very slim to pop in the understairs cupboard where it's not in the way and ready to hand to be used again..... have to say I just love the fact that the plug has it's own 'plug into' for storage - don't you just hate it when the plug is flopping about banging your shins etc.. nice and neat - great idea that. The only small gripe I have is that there is an area on the handle where you can slot one of the attachments into - which is great - but I found that this attachment keeps falling out - so I just popped it into the accessories bag out of the way..... great product from VAX.. 21 March 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Good product, but requires some thought and trials to get the best results. Good product, but requires some thought and trials to get the best results. When I opened the box I thought this would be an easy solution to all sorts of problems, and it is - mostly. But it needs some trial and error with all the nozzles and the methodology to get good results, so don't expect everything to shine without the learning experience required, 17 March 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by wonderful cleaning tool I am happy with my steam cleaner, could have bought a cheaper one but decided to pay the extra and buy the Vax Steamer. 17 March 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by much better than a Polti i purchased one of these to replace my shoulder held Polti which caught fire. i had chosen Polti in the first place because i thought they were the creme de la creme of steaming be it irons or cleaners. i thought the Polti was ok until i purchased this Vax, then i realised how poor the Polti actually was. it left the floors quite wet (i had to use a mop to dry the floor afterwards) whereas the Vax leaves just a sheen of water which dries away instantly. Also the handheld part of this machine is much better than the Polti in everyway and again delivers a good shot of steam but does not leave the surfaces too wet. the Polti had a window squeegy attachment but it would have been impossible to use as too much water would have run down the window. the Vax also has a window/shower squeegy. 28 February 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Very Bulky and Heavy with small water tank. I have given the Vax S86 SF C a one star rating because: Negatives, Too heavy and bulky therefore tiresome to use, Only a 2.60 ml water tank, therefore requires regular refills, The steam trigger switch is not comfortable on the hand, the floor cleaning pads are not easy to remove, the steam head detaches from the floor head, just a bad design, Positives, Long cable, good size cleaning pads, good selection of tools, has facility to add detergent, has facility to use it as hand held steamer. 03 December 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great product Great product, floor drying really fast which is useful when you have to clean it 5 times a day. We have got small messy eater :) 18 November 2014
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