Steam cleaning is an eco-friendly and efficient deep cleaning process that only requires water, and more importantly, it doesn’t involve chemicals. It’s a cleaning technology that has improved how we clean our homes. Safe for people, pets, anyone with allergies, or those who don’t want to add a scent. A steam cleaner will leave your home so clean and fresh!
In this article, we will look at how the Dupray Tosca can get your home cleaner than ever with two things, steam and pressure. Get an incredible cleaning machine just by clicking the green button below.
Dupray Tosca Review
The Dupray Tosca is a heavy-duty industrial-type steam cleaner. It’s ideal for larger, longer, and tougher cleaning jobs. When I first got my Tosca, I cleaned for about 6 hours straight. It’s so satisfying to see dirt get lifted so fast, leaving a super clean surface. I couldn’t stop! I let my husband try it, and he cleaned it for hours too.
Steam cleaners are best on non-porous surfaces (solid surfaces). You can use it on couches, car upholstery, and more, but you should test it in an inconspicuous spot first. Keep the hottest part at the tip far enough from the fabric so as not to burn or discolor it.
I purchased my Tosca over 5 years ago. So I’ve had several years of experience using it, and it’s held up wonderfully. In full disclosure, I had an issue with it not getting to full steam at one point. I sent it back to be looked at by the company. I couldn’t tell if I got a new unit or the same one back, but there’s not been a problem since. So I know they stand behind their product.
Watch our Dupray Tosca steam cleaner review video below.
Who Is it Best For?
Tosca is best for someone who has allergies or is sensitive to chemicals because it kills 99.9% of viruses and bacteria. You can use chemicals first, then wipe them and steam them after. If you use it when the chemical is still on the surface to clean, it can spread into the air, which may not be healthy to breathe in.
The Tosca is an investment, but this steam cleaner is sturdy, quality, and meant to last. If you take care of it by doing the maintenance, it should last decades. Here is the warranty:
LIFETIME WARRANTY on BOILER, 3 YEARS on BODY
The materials are durable. With lower-cost models and brands, the bonnets fall apart and/or don’t stay on. Attachments speed up cleaning, and on the Tosca, they’re very high quality.
1 Steel wool pad, ideal for cleaning ovens and other tough jobs
1 Refill Bottle, turn on the steam cleaner with the lid off to make it easier for the water to drain into the boiler
1 Plunger Tool to unclog drains
1 Microfiber Cloth
1 Microfiber Bonnet that fits the triangular tool to pick up dirt as you clean (cutting down on wiping time).
1 Large Microfiber Bonnet that fits the rectangular tool to pick up dirt as you clean.
1 Microfiber Pad to fit the rectangular tool or the SteamMop™.
3x Stainless Steel Brushes. For heavy-duty work requiring aggressive, deep, and meticulous cleaning. Great for grout cleaning or equipment cleaning.
3 Brass Brushes. The perfect detail brushes for medium-duty work requiring precise detail and are the most popular option for grout cleaning.
3 Nylon Brushes. For a delicate yet deep detail cleaning without being abrasive to the surface. Great for grout cleaning or equipment cleaning.
1x Large Nylon Brush
1 Steam Scraper. Easily remove adhesives, stickers, wallpapers, vinyl decals, or any unwanted stubborn dirt with this plastic scrapper blade.
1 10′ Hose (detachable)
2 Extension Tubes to reach up high or further away. Use to steam clean floors, walls, and ceilings. You can use these to clean grout without bending down.
1 Lance. Ideal for cleaning applications requiring precision and intensity. The small brush attaches at the end for increased scrubbing action.
1 Window Tool to clean windows and mirrors, with a squeegee and a scrubbing side.
1 Triangular Tool. Simply wrap a microfiber cloth or bonnet around it to insulate the steam and reach higher steam temperatures. The cloth will sanitize and pick up dirt as you clean. It has a clamp to hold the towel so you can reuse cloths over and over. Works great to get in corners.
1 Floor/Mop Tool. For any floor or wall surfaces, from hardwood to porous ceramics. It is best used with a microfiber cloth or bonnet to disinfect and pick up dirt as you go and to avoid scratching. There’s a clamp to hold a cloth on.
- Steam temperature 316°F
- Steam pressure 72.5psi
- 25-piece accessory kit, including floor tool
- 14’9″ / 4.5 m electrical cord
- 9’10” / 3 m detachable hose with steam pressure control
- Digital display tells you the steam temperature
- Cleaning time: Up to 90 minutes of steam cleaning time with one fill up
- Takes approximately 7 mins to heat up
- Boiler volume: 1.05 gals / 4 liters
- Boiler material: Stainless steel. Body is made of enamel-coated steel
- Weighs 26 lbs / 12 kgs
Where it is Made
Dupray products are made in Italy, but the company is based in Canada. Italy is the gold standard for steam cleaner manufacturing, and it’s where the highest quality machines are made.
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How to Use the Tosca Steam Cleaner
- Fill the boiler with 4L of water using the bottle that came with the cleaner.
- Make sure to push down the lid properly to avoid spillage.
- Click on the power button (located on the back) and the display will show the current temperature of the device.
- Then to get it to steam, you also have to push down the Boiler Activation Switch. If you do not do this step, the machine won’t get hotter.
- Wait for 10 minutes and the Steam Ready Indicator will light up which means it is ready to use.
- When you’re running out of water and need to refill, the low water indicator will light up. You will need to release as much steam as possible and wait for it to cool down before removing the lid and adding more water.
If you use tap water, use as hot as possible to cut down on heating time.
How to attach the lance and other attachments
- To attach the brush or any attachment, first put on the lance tool, then line up the grooves on both the end of the lance and the attachment.
- Put pressure on it until it clicks and you’re good to go.
- To use the attachments, you just have to line up the black ridge with the top. There must be a clicking sound in order to determine that they fit together. This also applies if you want to add another attachment.
Note that you don’t add the lance tool to attach the larger attachments.
For safety reasons, once the Tosca is turned on, never touch the tip of the sprayer because it heats up and can burn really fast. It is best to keep the steam cleaner out of reach from pets and children. Never point the steam at someone else.
What We Like About Tosca Steam Cleaner
The Tosca has a modern, sleek look plus it has wheels, making it easy to transfer from one area to another. And we also love the cord holder at the back that keeps everything in place when you store it.
Plus, you can use regular tap water on the Dupray Tosca Steam Cleaner. It doesn’t require that you use distilled water but it’s recommended (especially if you have hard water). If you use tap water, you have to clean out the minerals after 10 uses. Regardless, you should clean it out for every 30 hours of use. An indicator light will go on to tell you it’s time to descale the boiler. I’m in the habit of emptying the boiler (pouring out any water left inside after it’s cooled) once I’m finished cleaning.
The Tosca also has a bolt at the bottom of the boiler where you can drain and clean out build-up. This is important maintenance that will help your steam cleaner last for years.
The Tosca is a commercial-level steam cleaner. It’s great for cleaning grout, counters, sinks, stoves, stainless steel, toilets and showers. You can also use it for spot cleaning upholstery, but we recommend testing out a spot first to ensure that it doesn’t damage the fabric.
It’s good for detailing the exterior and interior of cars including the rims. I’ve used it on my car a lot and I love how it looks and smells. For more reference, you may also want to watch our Car Steam Cleaning video.
You don’t need to hold down the steam button, there’s a feature that locks it on. You have more control and can use both hands to clean. With other steam cleaners, your finger can get tired holding the steam button down. This is a must-have feature.
Here’s one review from a happy user:
Used it for the first time today. Now I’m a cleaning addict. This machine is amazing. I can’t believe how much steam it can put out and wow, it cleans like nothing I’ve ever used before and no chemicals are required.
Don’t forget to watch our other steam cleaning videos to see the Dupray at work at home cleaning an oven, car and more! Still not sure? Read about the difference between the Dupray Tosca and a handheld steam cleaner.
Any questions, leave them in the comments!