We really wanted to offer a cheaper (in price only) residential refill or continuous fill steamer. But it turns out that sourcing “residential” or cheaper components that were totally different than what we use now, proved to be almost as expensive. We would have to buy from other suppliers that produce these components and the pricing just wasn’t that great. So, we cant offer an auto-refill machine in the $500 range, but……. We think this is the perfect residential or home use steamer. here is why
- It still has very nice pressure at 75 PSI. That is more than enough for most home cleaning tasks.
- The steam is fully adjustable, from maximum or anything in between, depending on what you are cleaning.
- Its continuous fill so there is no running out of water and no messing around with a boiler cap, and no downtime.
- It’s a little lighter and smaller.
If you do not need the Chief Steamer Refill 100 machine and do not need that kind of power, This is an excellent alternative as many times you will not in-home use. We have made this machine at a very affordable price for a continuous refill steamer and this kind of pressure. We feel this machine will compete extremely well with any of the other smaller refill machines out there and perform to your satisfaction. And we still have the same great warranty as our other commercial machines
We did not compromise on many things with this machine. Performance is still excellent and will tackle most home cleaning chores. Please watch our video to see what the differences are in more detail and if this is the steam cleaner for you.
Is this machine Commercial grade?
Please look at the video for a more detailed explanation. But this is a tough question to answer. We could say it’s commercial and advertise it as we do our other machines. We do use many of the same components. It will stand up to everyday use, but it just can’t perform quite as well as the 100 machines. HOWEVER, we did want this machine to be more affordable. So with a smaller boiler and lower wattage heater, you will have slightly less volume of steam, and a little less sustained pressure as our other machines. It will recover fast and heat fast. It’s a great little addition to the Chief Steamer family.