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 The Chief Steamer 125 has excellent pressure, great recovery, chemical injection, and will work all day long. Compare us to the other leading steamers. Watch all of our videos and see how car detailers are washing cars with a Chief Steamer!

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Chief Steamer 125 Car Wash Industrial Steam Cleaner

(15 customer reviews)

Superior Cleaning Innovation

Introducing the Chief Steamer 125, your ultimate companion for both exterior and interior car cleaning jobs. Operating at a remarkable 135 PSI, it transcends the capabilities of any 120-volt steam cleaner, making it a logical choice for those who seek unparalleled cleaning prowess.

Durable and Robust Design: Built to Last

  • Stainless Steel Body: Heavy-duty construction ensures resilience against the rigors of all-day use.
  • Super Duty 304 AISI Stainless Steel Boiler: Meets all industry-standard codes and comes with a lifetime warranty.
  • External 1750 Watt Heater: Situated externally to ensure the heater is not in contact with water.
  • Weight & Dimensions: It only weighs 29 pounds empty and measures 15x13x29 inches.

Performance: Excellence in Every Detail

  • Fast Heating: Achieves operational temperature in approximately 12-13 minutes.
  • Steam Temperature: Maintains 350-degree steam temperature in the boiler.
  • Steam Pressure Adjustment: Allows users to adjust from zero to maximum pressure as per requirements.
  • Continuous Fill: Enables all-day usage without any interruptions.
  • Injection System: Unique from other models, allowing cleaning solution injection directly into the steam hose.
  • 3.0-Liter Boiler: Offers great pressure and fast recovery.

Warranty & Assurance: Customer-Centric Approach

  • Lifetime Warranty on Boiler & Heating Element: Ensuring peace of mind for the users.
  • 3-Year Warranty on Internal Electrical Components: Reflecting our confidence in the product’s reliability.

125 + Steam Vac In Action

Steam Vac is sold separately or with a Bundle

125 In Action

Generator Use: Optimal Operation

Mobile Detailers, to operate efficiently, the machine requires a generator with at least 3000 watts or more and a 120-volt circuit with at least 15 amps available, preventing excessive heat and resistance due to underpowered circuits.

Ease of Use: User-Friendly Operations

  • 13-Foot Hose & Power Cord: Facilitating extended reach during cleaning.
  • Big 5 Liter External Water & Injection Tanks: Minimizing the need for frequent refills.
  • Injection Cleaner Adjustment Valve: Conveniently located on the front of the machine.

Enhanced Cleaning: Injection System

The Chief Steamer 125 features a chemical injection system allowing users to inject their preferred cleaning solution directly into the steam hose, offering flexibility to manage the steam’s wetness as per the cleaning needs, particularly effective against tough grease and grime. Unlike other models, it doesn’t just run water through the boiler, ensuring sustained pressure and steam volume for efficient car washes.

Competitive Advantage:

The Chief Steamer 125 holds significant competitive advantages, from superior steam pressure and innovative design to unparalleled warranty and versatile cleaning applications, setting a new benchmark in steam cleaning solutions for car washes. These attributes, coupled with user-friendly features and durable construction, solidify the Chief Steamer 125’s position as the logical choice for professionals seeking efficient, reliable, and versatile steam cleaning equipment.

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Included Accessories with Chief Steamer 125

Every Chief Steamer 125 is shipped with a set of professional-grade accessories designed to accommodate a broad range of cleaning tasks efficiently. Each accessory is crafted with utmost precision, ensuring durability and optimal performance. Here is what you can expect to find included with your Chief Steamer 125:

14.5 ft Steam Hose:

Equipped with an injection button on the back of the gun, allowing easy control and application of steam mixed with cleaning solutions.


  • Single Hole Nozzle (Short) and Long Reach Single Hole Nozzle for concentrated steam application.
  • 3 Hole Nozzle for wider steam distribution.

Extension Wands:

Two 19-inch extension wands to extend your reach and clean hard-to-reach areas with ease.


  • Two 1 inch and two 2.25 inch Horse Hair Brushes, gentle yet effective, ideal for delicate surfaces.
  • Two 1 inch and two 2.25 inch Nylon Brushes for general cleaning purposes.
  • Two 1 inch Brass Brushes designed for heavy-duty cleaning tasks where aggressive scrubbing is needed.

Triangle Brush:

A 4-inch triangle brush with clips, perfect for cleaning corners and angles.

Triangle Bonnet:

An accompanying triangle bonnet for efficient steam cleaning of various surfaces.


A squeegee attachment for cleaning glass and smooth surfaces, ensuring a streak-free finish.

Floor Brush:

A 4×11 inch floor brush with clips for effective cleaning of floor surfaces.

Scraper Tool:

A handy scraper tool for removing stubborn dirt and residues.

Spare O-Rings:

Additional o-rings are included to ensure no downtime due to wear and tear.

Drain Plug Tool:

A specific tool for managing the drain plug, making maintenance tasks hassle-free.


Everything You Need

The diverse array of high-quality accessories included with the Chief Steamer 125 ensures you are well-equipped to tackle any cleaning challenge, be it in a commercial or residential setting, with maximum efficiency and minimum effort. Whether dealing with stubborn grime, delicate surfaces, or hard-to-reach areas, the Chief Steamer 125 has you covered.

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Redefining Professional Cleaning Standards

    The Chief Steamer 125 Car Wash Steam Cleaner stands out as the logical choice for those who desire the utmost cleaning efficiency and reliability, backed by substantial warranties and well-thought-out design. Whether you’re tackling interior or exterior cleaning tasks, the Chief Steamer 125 promises unparalleled performance and versatility.

    Car Wash Steam Cleaner can tackle any exterior or interior cleaning job:

    NOW AT 135 PSI

    OK, we know that ANY 120-volt steam cleaner cannot really compare to a diesel machine in power and steam volume. But as we just stated above, we still think the Chief Steamer Car Wash is still the logical choice. Please look at the videos and please call us (201-261-7497) to discuss the merits and why you should choose this one. Now, here are the great specifications of the Chief Steamer 125 car wash steamer

    1. Heavy-duty stainless steel body to handle the rigors of all-day use
    2. Continuous fill for all-day use
    3. Super duty 304 AISI stainless steel boiler which meets all industry-standard codes
    4. LIFETIME warranty on this boiler
    5. LIFETIME warranty on the heating element
    6. 3-year warranty on internal electrical components
    7. 3.0-liter boiler is the perfect size for great pressure and fast recovery
    8. Fast heating in about 12-13 minutes
    9. heavy duty 1750 watt heater
    10. EXTERNAL heater means that the heater is not in the boiler and not touching water
    11. Now at 135 PSI in the boiler. Not a huge bump up from the previous 125 but it will help and gets us closer to the competitor
    12. great steam delivery and volume
    13. 350 degree steam temperature in the boiler
    14. steam pressure adjustment from zero to maximum pressure
    15. Injection cleaner adjustment valve on the front of the machine
    16. Full Attachment package
    17. 13-foot hose
    18. 13-foot power cord
    19. INJECTION system separate from the boiler system which is a HUGE advantage
    20. Still only weighs 29 pounds empty
    21. dimensions- 15 inches long front to back. 13 inches wide side to side. Height 29 inches tall to top of grab handles. Machine itself is 13 inches tall
    22. BIG 5 liter external water tank
    23. BIG 5 liter external injection tank
    24. Full attachment kit. Please see the Included Accessories tab

    It features chemical injection (the cleaner of your choice) that bypasses the boiler and uses a pump to inject your favorite cleaning solution directly into the steam hose. If you need slightly wetter steam, the button on the handle will give you the injection you need to clean tough grease and grime where wetter and higher steam volume is needed, while still being water friendly. The key feature in the Chief Steamer 125 car wash is the INJECTION! Now this is a different injection than you may have seen on some of the smaller units that claim they can clean built up grease and grime on commercial ovens. It just doesn’t work. Here is why…… those small steamers are simply running the water in the boiler through the hose to give you more wetness. It’s nice and will be more helpful than not having it at all, but that wetness and extra water lasts about 10 seconds and that you lose most of the pressure. It uses the water in the boiler much faster That is not really a good option to wash a car. NOTE:    GENERATOR USE-This machine will pull 1750 watts or about 14.5 amps. Please source a generator NOT just based on wattage. A good generator will have at least 3000 watts or more. However, the operating 120 volt circuit to be used should have at least 15 amps available on the circuit. Using a generator rated at LESS than 15 amps on the circuit will create too much heat and resistance.


    • 120 Volts– we know that is your choice if possible- Only 1 power cord.  Remember 2 cords equals 240 volts!
    • Portable– This machine only weighs 50 pounds and can be easily transported. One person can lift it in and out of a small van or SUV
    • NO diesel and NO propane- If you want to wash cars indoors or in a garage, you cannot have the fumes and fire hazards of these fuel type steamers
    • Exterior and Interior use- The Big diesel and propane steam cleaners are really only good for the exterior- Do you really want to have 2 machines for exterior and interior use?
    • Plenty of starting pressure at 135 PSI.
    • Injection- With a large 5 liter injection tank, you can mix your favorite cleaner (we recommend Optimum No Rinse) in the injection tank and spray that along with the steam as your car wash product
    • Less Expensive- We are able to sell this commercial car wash steam cleaner for a THIRD of what the Diesel or Propane machines cost!
    • Easy maintenance- Did you ever think of what happens if the larger Diesel or propane machines break down? What do you do? You cannot ship it back. No One will come over and look at it. YOU will have to bring it to the nearest repair center which could be hundreds of miles away. The Chief Steamer 125 most likely will never need to be shipped back. We can usually diagnose a problem over the phone and parts replacement can easily be done by the user

    Dimensions and Weight


    • 29 pounds (empty)


    • 27 inches tall to top of tanks
    • 29 inches tall to top of handles
    • 15 inches long
    • 13 inches wide

    VIDEOS: Before You Buy

    VIDEOS: Action


    Every Chief Steamer is built to the highest standards and tested at the factory before being shipped. It should be in perfect operating condition when it arrives at your location. However, if a part or component malfunctions during the warranty period, it will be replaced at no cost to the user during the warranty period. The Warranty is as follows against manufacturer defects.

    • Lifetime warranty on the stainless steel boiler
    • Lifetime warranty on the external heating element
    • 3 years on all the internal electrical components

    The warranty will cover…

    • Electrical parts replacement under the warranty period
    • Our labor to install the part if the machine needs to be sent back to us.
    • Cost of shipping a repaired machine back to the customer within the first year
    • Cost of shipping a defective machine from the customer back to us within the first 180 days
    • The warranty period begins from 5 days after the invoice to the customer
    • Electrical parts that prove to be defective. Shipping of parts to the customer will be included for the first 180 days of use. After that, the part (if determined to be defective) will be covered, but shipping will be paid by the customer.
    •  We will coach the customer on its replacement. This reduces down time and possible damage in shipping of the steamer. We will NOT cover labor for the customer to install the part

    The warranty will NOT cover…..

    • Replacement machines. If a machine is older than 30 days, it will be repaired, not replaced. All repairs bring a machine back to full operating capacity.
    • Gun and hose parts that will wear or be subject to abuse
    • Cosmetic items on the machine that have no effect on its use or operation.
    • Parts and components subject to wear and tear such as O-rings, brushes, boiler caps, and accessories that have failed from abuse or, over use, and not defects. Wands and brushes are NOT warranty items


    15 reviews for Chief Steamer 125 Car Wash Industrial Steam Cleaner

    1. Chris R (verified owner)

      I have an Optima steamer. It works great but it does have issues and to get it repaired is difficult. So we wanted another steamer but not another Optima. I always knew Kevin sold steamers and checked his out. The price is great compared to mine so i gave it a try. The steam is really good but not like the diesel but its OK because the injection makes the difference. And you cant walk around the whole car blowing steam like you can with Optima, but i also have to stop with that one to spray on cleaner. i can do a car a little faster with the Optima. But you have to get your cleaner on the surfaces. And on the inside the Optima is really not too good. And if we need to do a car on site, we bring the injection machine. If you were on a dealer lot just steaming down and washing lot cars one after another, i choose Optima. If you are washing a car to detail and not too many in a row, save the money and get this one.

    2. Dwayne G (verified owner)

      I originally bought this to clean my landscaping trucks and mowers as power washing makes too much of a mess. Its not good enough for that. I cant get the grease off the equipment as its caked on too much. My mistake for thinking it may work. But then I started washing my own car which is always dirty from my clothes and being in the dirty yard and it works pretty good on that. The bigger and dirtier stuff, its not powerful enough. But the smaller and less dirty stuff it does work well. We also now use it in the office and bathroom and it works well there. It does not have enough power for large trucks however.

    3. Barry C (verified owner)

      I have a few cars, some of them are classics in a large garage. I wanted to clean them in place and be able to do my daily drivers as well. Works really well with a waterless wash in the chemical tank. I do it the way its explained in the videos and the cars get clean and do not have to move. Very minimal drips on the floor. Did have one slight issue where the chemical was not being sucked from the tank but Kevin helped me fix it pretty easily. Also wish there was a tray or place to hold the brushes.

    4. Colin G (verified owner)

      I did a lot of research on bigger steamers to help me wash cars. We do work in parking garages in New York City. Diesel was not an option and neither was 220 volt. We already used a waterless wash product but some building managers were not impressed with just that method and our cars were not coming out as good with just that method and they were taking too long. We knew we needed steam. Kevin was pretty close to us and gave us a very long demonstration and showed exactly how to use it and explained everything. It makes a huge difference and he is very smart about detailing and steamers. Its a very good combination and he has helped us in immensely. We use it all day long and its held up well so far.

    5. Lynn W (verified owner)

      We purchased this to clean a nursing home. We thought the extra pressure and chemical injection would help. It does. We find the injection part of the machine helps in the kitchen and bathrooms for tile and grout. The rinsing of the injection works well. Pressure does drop as the maintenance staff just wants to keep spraying steam and cleaner at all times. But it never goes below 75 no matter how long its used. Sometimes it gets too wet if injection is used too much. Steam adjustment and the injection adjustment should be labeled a little better. But it works well and we are finding new areas to clean almost daily.

    6. Russell J (verified owner)

      My detail shop does not have a floor drain. Have been researching steamers to wash a car for a while. I cant use the diesel inside the shop and my budget didn’t allow for it anyway. I bought this over the other one as I liked the videos and it was a little less expensive and Kevin is a detail guy and he designed it. I am sure the other one with more pressure would be good also. But this one works great. Kevin was a big help in learning how to wash a car with steam and waterless wash. On the inside its just as good and you do not need full pressure as that gets things too wet.

    7. James F (verified owner)

      We needed to be able to clean our shuttle bus for our hotel without getting seats too wet. I had looked at smaller steamers at lower pressure to do the inside of the bus. One of these probably would have worked fine. But then we wanted to be able to clean the exterior as well without sending it constantly to the car wash. This one looked like it may work for both. We saw the videos of the car being cleaned with salt on it and that sold us. It does have a lot less pressure after 2 or 3 minutes and we are probably using it incorrectly. But we spray steam and chemical on half the side and wipe it down. This takes about 3 minutes. To complete the other half of the side another 3 minutes. While it “rests” the pressure quickly goes back up. We can do the entire bus in about 20 minutes and it looks great. Our guy would be at the car wash for an hour and it came back still not totally clean and still dripping water. A little heavy to get inside the bus and you have to be careful where you pick it up. You cant leave it outside as the hose wont reach all the way to the back. They said a longer hose cannot be used. But it cleans the inside terrific in no time and no wet seats.

    8. Robert D (verified owner)

      I wanted a steamer to be able to clean the inside and outside of a car. I saw videos of all the different diesel steamers and was very impressed. But the prices were very high and I was not impressed how they cleaned interiors. So for that kind of money I had to look at a smaller electric one. I quickly narrowed down the choices and I bought this one as he always answered the phone and pulled no punches about what it could and could not do. When I use the injection with the waterless cleaner, it fully wets the areas and I just wipe down. I can blow off very dirty areas and it works like he shows in the video. Even when the pressure is lower, it still works well. Not a problem on the interior.

    9. Daniel A (verified owner)

      I looked for a steamer to help clean a fleet of limos. The car wash wash getting expensive and time consuming. We could not wash them inside the garage with a pressure washer or a hose so we researched steam. Electric was the way to go and this machine does well. The wash tank for the spray injection is great on the exterior and we fly through the interior and clean up spills and other “messes” that party goers make inside a limo. It does take a little more time to wash a limo with steam and the pressure will drop if we use it engaged too long. But its a time saver and great working machine.

    10. Paul K (verified owner)

      I am a mobile detailer. I looked at diesel and it would have worked for me being outside. But cost was a factor and I wanted brushes to do the interior. I decided on electric in 120 voltage. I chose this over the other electric injection steamer not only on price but the videos were great and pretty honest. I have had to adjust the way I wash a car and learn a completely new process. But it works. And as long as I do sections at a time, the pressure is good and the chemical delivery is excellent. The hose is long enough but of course not as long as the diesel machine. Works great on the interior with pressure turned lower. Most cars are not a problem to clean. Still getting used to much lower pressure compared to a power washer or having a diesel.

    11. bigpete405 (verified owner)

      I’m a mobile detailer I specialize in semi trucks. Every truck I work on is filthy. I started researching steamers and knew the 125 was the right fit for me. I primarily use this for interior detailing, engine bay defailing, and waterless washes inside the shop. At 120 volts you can easily plug into any outlet, the steam pressure and volume are strong. I had a McCulloch 175 before this and it didn’t even remotely compare to the vapor chief. The chemical injection is fantastic and to be honest I’ve only used water in the second tank and that alone has done the trick when I need a little extra umph. Listen to Kevin’s videos and don’t expect this to work like a 13-20 hp pressure washer, this machine is powerful for what it’s intended purpose is. It’s great to have in my arsenal. Last but not least I have to talk about Kevin. He’s a absolute stand up business owner, anytime I called to ask him his opinion or a question he gladly stayed on the phone for 15 plus mins giving me his thoughts to answer my question and do it a better way. He stands behind his steamers and is a detailer also. Thanks Kev!

    12. karenmacken (verified owner)

      I just purchased the 125 2 days ago I have not used it yet but I am very happy with it so far for two reasons the customer service response is amazing + 2 the arrival time was unexpected in a great way it only took two days to get to my front door!
      What the heck for another reason to it’s very easy to move around one-handed and taking it apart and putting it together ez.

    13. ryan.m.peters66 (verified owner)

      I purchased the 125 and have been extremely satisfied. Have yet to be able to test it on any of my cars due to weather and lack of space from our recent move. I have however used it extensively throughout the house. It make swift work of tough dirt and grime. Easily cleaned the shower stall doorframe, removing hidden contaminants behind the frame.

      I had an issue with the hoses being mislabeled from the factory. Called and spoke directly with Kevin. He explained the proper connections and had me running again fast.

      Excellent product and outstanding after sales care.

      Highly recommend this product for anyone looking to thoroughly clean basically anything.

      Ryan P.

    14. Ernesto Navarro (verified owner)

      I am a Mobile Auto Detailer in California, I purchased the Chief Steamer 125. Kevin is a cool dude always answers his phone and customer service is great! As far as the Steamer goes, I really like the amount of pressure it provides (compared to my old McCulloch 1385) and I also like the injection mode as well. I use this thing pretty much daily and Ive done jobs that Wouldve have been either impossible without the chief or wouldve have taken me longer or maybe would have not gotten the same results! Im happy I bought the Chief Steamer 125

    15. ecomobileclean (verified owner)

      Spent quite a bit of time deliberating between the 125 and the 155. I ended up purchasing the Chief 125 since I’m running a mobile business and the 155 would’ve required a generator upgrade to something much larger and louder. I believe this was the right choice.

      Was concerned that the longer recovery time of the 125 might be an issue, but so far it has not caused me to lose any time and the machine has functioned flawlessly on every job. Was especially useful for cleaning the stainless steel panels on a 1981 DeLorean, but the machine has worked wonders on every vehicle so far. Even used it to clean some furniture and and a grill.

      I’ve used the 125 for both interior and exterior detailing jobs, utilized the extractor attachment for carpet and upholstery, and have run through maintenance a couple of times now. Easy to use, and not too difficult to transport. Yes, it would be nice to have a slightly longer hose and possibly some improved means of carrying the unit, but so far none of those have really presented a real problem for me.

      Lastly, Kevin’s videos are what sell this product. Without those, I’m not sure I would’ve made the purchase. He was also very helpful in responding promptly to a couple of questions I had early on. Customer service is top notch!

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