Can I use distilled water in a Chief Steamer? Knowledge Base Usage Questions Can I use distilled water in a Chief Steamer? Actually, we recommend regular tap water in all our Chief steamers as we use an external heater and distilled water is not needed. 1 0 Related Articles What if I keep tripping a circuit breaker using my steamer? How many minutes can I use a steamer without stopping? Can I adjust the pressure higher on my steamer? Can you clean with steam only and no chemicals? Do I need hot water injection on my steam cleaner?