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Reliable EnviroMate TANDEM EV1 Steam Vacuum Cleaner

Reliable EnviroMate TANDEM EV1 Steam Vacuum Cleaners - Deluxe Package
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by: BJ, Aurora, Ontario (Aurora, Ontario)

"Wonderful for upholstery cleaning - I was able to do a better job on 2 couches then previous professional cleaners did. Also great for carpets as the dry steam dries within a few minutes and you don't have to use detergents. It really pulls the dirt and grime out. Also great for kitchen & bathro..."
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Reliable Enviromate Tandem EV1 Steam Vacuum Cleaners

The Reliable EnviroMate TANDEM EV1 steam vacuum has been Discontinued. Replacement Filters and Accessories are available for purchase below.

 

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Description of Reliable EnviroMate TANDEM EV1 Steam Vacuum Cleaner

We have been looking for an effective vacuum cleaner and steam cleaner combination for over a decade, so when we found one that finally works well, we got a little giddy with excitement. This combination steam cleaner and vacuum is designed to take on the toughest cleaning jobs with ease. The Reliable EnviroMate TANDEM EV1 can steam clean multiple surfaces, extract steam cleaning residue when needed, or simply be used as a vacuum! Switch back and forth from one to the other with ease! It's 5 bar pressure ensures you are emitting a consistent volume of high-pressure steam as you sanitize and kill dust mites, bacteria, germs, stains, grease, soap scum dirt and more. The TANDEM features a 70 micrometer HEPA filter to trap fine particles and an easy to remove portable soiled water collection tank for safe, healthy disposable. This machine is an allergy sufferer’s dream! Other outstanding features include continuous fill technology, adjustable pressure control and ergonomic vacuum and steam controls located conveniently on the handle. A full 24-piece accessory kit allows you to tackle floors, carpets, countertops, mattresses, upholstery, bathrooms, tight corners and more.

Reliable EnviroMate TANDEM EV1 Steam Vacuum Cleaner are ideal for someone who...
  • Is seeking a durable and effective machine that is designed to perform as both a high temperature steam cleaner and vacuum.
  • Needs to kill household allergens such as mold spores, dust mites, bacteria and viruses without the use of harsh chemicals.
  • Wants an efficient way to clean the home without spending money on numerous cleaning products.

Features of Reliable EnviroMate TANDEM EV1 Steam Vacuum Cleaner

  • 2-in-1 steam cleaner and vacuum
  • CSS™ Continuous Steam System
  • Powerful vacuum function
  • 5 bar operating pressure gives consistent volumes of high-pressure
  • 70 micrometer HEPA anti-allergenic filter
  • Water filtration vacuum
  • Ergonomic vacuum and steam controls on handle
  • Adjustable pressure control on body
  • Comes standard with high quality 24-piece accessory kit
  • Snap lock leak-proof attachment connectors
  • Light and sound warning when water level is low
  • Childproof locking mechanism on the handle
  • Detachable 7.2’ steam hose for easy storage
  • Carry handle
  • Durable wheels on rear and front for easy maneuverability
  • Made in Italy

    Tandem Accessories

    Standard Accessories
    Tandem Hepa Air Filter

    HEPA Air Filter
    Tandem Water Filtration Vacuum

    Water Filtration Vacuum
    Tandem Adjustable Steam

    Adjustable Steam


    Tandem Handle

    Steam/Vacuum Controls
    Tandem Universal Brush

    Universal Brush
    Upholstery Brush

    Upholstery Brush
    Tandem Mini Turbo Brush

    Mini Turbo Brush (Offered w/ Supreme Package)

How it Works:
The Electromagnetic Mineral Crystallization Chamber (EMC²) is a powerful magnetically charged filter inside the Tandem EV1. EMC² converts the molecular structure of larger minerals found in tap water (like calcium) into smaller crystallized molecules. By crystallizing the molecular structure, calcium and magnesium minerals are rendered smaller and lighter. This allows the minerals to float on the surface of the water in the tank rather than sink to the bottom as sediment. As such, there is no scale build up in the machine. In fact not only is the life of the machine extended, but steam containing crystallized minerals much like soft water leaves no residue. This is an even more effective method of sanitizing surfaces than that of steam generated without the use of EMC².

Care of:
It is recommended to replace the HEPA filter once a year.

To maintain your steam cleaner in good condition and to ensure constant performance, we recommend that you periodically clean the boiler once or twice a year depending on the hardness of your water. Simply eliminate all water remaining in the boiler by removing the cap from the bottom of the unit and draining all of the water. Next, position the cleaner upside down and dissolve a single package of de-scaling powder in 2 cups of water and then add this solution to the boiler. Leave the solution in the boiler for one night with the drainage cap open. Completely empty contents and then rinse three or four times. Finally, reattach the drainage cap and position the cleaner up-side up and you are ready to begin cleaning again.

 

Reports by Experts - Reliable EnviroMate TANDEM EV1 Steam Vacuum Cleaner

Expert Review:    Courtesy of AllergyBuyersClub.com
EXPERT REVIEW PARAMETERSSTAR RATING
1. Steam Quality - Temperature, Pressure & Dryness
2. Suction Power
3. Quality of Accessories & Easy to Put On and Take Off
4. Ability to Maintain Dry Steam & Pressure
5. Quality of Boiler and Overall Machine Construction
6. Tank Capacity & Length of Cleaning Time Per Tank
7. Heat Up Time
8. Ability to Regulate Steam - Quantity of Adjustment Levels & Location (on the handle or unit)
9. Maneuverability & Ease of Use
10. Manufacturer's Credibility Including Return Policy & Warranty
11. Value for the Price


We think we have finally found a well made steam vacuum that is not too big and bulky to operate and that performs incredibly well. Any of the ones we have tried in the past have either not worked well or were too large and cumbersome to operate. The TANDEM EV1 is a modern and versatile machine that can tackle almost any type of cleaning task whether it's sanitizing kitchen surfaces, killing dust mites and bed bugs, spot cleaning high traffic carpet areas or blasting away soap scum and tile grout.

Pluses:

  • Combines a steam cleaner with a powerful vacuum to do simultaneously or separately – and with great ease. It makes for quick work when doing everything from light vacuuming on floor surfaces to lifting up dirt from heavy traffic areas and juice spills on the dining room rug.
  • Continuous fill dual tank technology allows for continuous cleaning without having to wait for the unit to cool down before refilling. This is a great feature for those who really get into the cleaning mode for hours at a time.
  • We were very impressed with how well the TANDEM EV1 maintained a consistent steam pressure and high temperature. This allowed us to effectively deep clean and sanitize a variety of surfaces.
  • The attachments are user-friendly and easy to take on and off because of its slide-in and lock design. However, it may be a bit trickier for those attachments that are used with the steam nozzle, such as the crevice and upholstery tools, since some extra muscle is required to push in and twist on.
  • The TANDEM EV1 heated up in about 8 minutes – which was impressive considering the size of the machine and tank.
  • We found the TANDEM EV1 to be a versatile machine because of the vast array of attachments it came with. It included everything from a variety of upholstery brushes to a radiator brush which may come in handy for those with older heating systems.
  • For three months, we constantly had to look at a stubborn ranch salad dressing stain on a dark blue carpet which we thought would never go away. We took out the TANDEM EV1, attached the universal brush and started applying high temperature steam on the stain. We found that it was more effective to steam the area first rather than try to simultaneously steam and vacuum up the remains. Once we finished steaming the area we then went over using the vacuum function to pick up the leftover residue. With a little help from our Vapormate cleaner the stain had lifted significantly and the area returned to its normal dark blue color.
  • The optional mini-turbo brush was handy when removing stains and freshening up stairs, chairs, couches and upholstery. During one test, we were seeking to remove some dinginess and cat hair on an ottoman (the cat enjoys sleeping in this spot for most of the day). The steam and rotating brushes worked excellent together in lifting up the filthiness. We were then able to conveniently vacuum up the residue and cat hair in one pass.
  • Another resourceful attachment we found was the crevice nozzle which attaches to the steam nozzle. This allowed us to blast away built-up dirt and grime under kitchen cabinets and those hard to reach gaps between tiles as if we were steam cleaning. We were able to then use the crevice tool and vacuum function to collect all of the deposits.
  • The dusting brush when attached to the steam nozzle did an excellent job with cleaning and sanitizing granite countertops in the kitchen. The steam vapor and nylon dusting brush gently loosened and lifted up caked-on grease and spills without damaging the countertop. This is an elegant solution compared to attaching a towel to a triangle brush, which can ultimately reduce the temperature of the steam
  • Though we weren't expecting the same results from one of our higher-end HEPA vacuum cleaners, the TANDEM EV1 did a surprisingly acceptable job when picking up dirt and dust on carpets. There are two useful fingertip controls for vacuuming: one button to activate the vacuum and the other to control the intensity of the suction. There are also 5 vacuum intensities ranging from low to high to choose from.
  • Even though it may not be right at your fingertips, you do have the ability to adjust the steam flow by rotating the steam pressure knob on the unit. This proved helpful when it was required to use a lower pressure while steaming more delicate surfaces.
  • Its water filtration vacuum system makes clean-up after vacuuming a breeze without any mess or need to clean and replace dusty tanks or bags. Collecting dust, bacteria, dust mites, bed bugs and germs into a removable water collection tank is a healthier solution for those with allergies or respiratory issues. In addition to the water filtration, the TANDEM is equipped with a HEPA anti-allergenic filter to capture fine particles and odors. Because of its dual filtration system and outstanding steam cleaning ability, we are confident that this machine will improve your indoor air quality.
  • The TANDEM EV1 is a great solution to instantly kill bed bugs and the eggs they leave behind since it utilizes 245° vapor steam. Bed bugs are killed when exposed to temperatures of over 113°F. Using a steam cleaner is a safe, quick and economical resolution compared to chemical alternatives. Additionally, because of the variety of attachments such as the crevice tool, one can reach into those tight areas that chemicals cannot.

Minuses:

  • In order to achieve the best cleaning results possible you have to study up on the manual (which does a decent job explaining how to use the unit and attachments).
  • Although it will tell you when it has heated up and ready to go there is no pressure gauge display to inform you of the quality of the steam.
  • Does an adequate job of vacuuming general dirt and dust on thick to thinner pile carpets. However, for allergy sufferers looking to effectively clean carpets, it shouldn't take place of a HEPA vacuum cleaner since it doesn't have many of the features (such as a motorized power head) that will achieve a true deep clean.
  • At first, getting used to the variety of carpet and floor attachments for vacuuming and steaming can be a bit confusing and tricky. It may take some trial and error to see which attachment works best to your liking. Make sure they are locked into place (this is done by shifting to two buttons on the head inwards) since they fall out easily if not done so.
  • The unit can be a bit heavy when the boiler tank and dust collecting tank is filled with water making it tough to move up and down stairs. However, the TANDEM is equipped with sturdy, balanced wheels which allows for easy maneuverability on carpets and hard floors.

Summary:

The TANDEM EV1 is the perfect companion for those who have a lot of carpeting in their home since it includes all of the appropriate attachments and allows the user to effortlessly switch from steam to vacuum. When first tackling the carpet in a room, it's highly convenient to use one machine to first vacuum and pick up any dirt and dust and then effortlessly switch over to steam for the best possible clean!

A traditional carpet cleaner or carpet cleaning service uses hot water extraction to loosen up deep down dirt. This method tends to leave the carpets wet increasing the risk of mold growth. The TANDEM EV1 uses high pressure and temperature steam to release dirt and grime without excess water or chemicals. The suction of the vacuum then gathers all excess water and residue leaving the carpet almost instantly dry. This all proved true when attempting to remove a 3-week old coffee stain from a low-pile carpet. We emitted the powerful steam to lift up the stain and then vacuumed over using the universal brush. Astonishingly, in just a few passes the stain was gone and the carpet was dry in a matter of minutes. This method was beneficial due to the fact that we didn't need to use a chemical-based carpet cleaning solution or place any potential risk of damaging the carpet.

Similar to the Reliable Steam Cleaner machines, the TANDEM EV1 takes regular tap water and converts it to low-moisture, high temperature steam vapor. Its outstanding steam cleaning ability allows you to kill dust mites, bed bugs, bacteria and germs on a variety of hard surfaces, mattresses, pillows and upholstery. The TANDEM EV1 definitely did not disappoint when measuring the quality of the steam. The 5 bar operating pressure and high temperature of 245° at the tip was consistent and effective enough to safely sanitize and clean without the use of harsh chemicals. Additionally, the TANDEM EV1 is constructed with high quality internal components and a strong, durable body allowing for years of reliable service.

In conclusion, Reliable has been one of the only manufacturers to successfully combine a quality steam cleaner and vacuum cleaner in one user-friendly, affordable and non-bulky machine. Household chores are easier, safer and healthier with the TANDEM EV1!

 

Reliable EnviroMate TANDEM EV1 Steam Vacuum Cleaner - which is best for you?

Reliable EnviroMate TANDEM EV1 Steam Vacuum Cleaners - Deluxe Package

Reliable EnviroMate TANDEM EV1 Steam Vacuum Cleaner

Reliable EnviroMate TANDEM EV1 Steam Vacuum Cleaners - Deluxe Package
Expert:
  • Includes Standard accessories plus:
    • 4 small 30mm nylon brushes
    • 2 small 30mm brass brushes
    • 1 small 30mm stainless steel brush
    • 1 replacement HEPA filter

Reliable EnviroMate TANDEM EV1 Steam Vacuum Cleaners - Deluxe Package at $1699.00.

Reliable EnviroMate TANDEM EV1 Steam Vacuum Cleaner - Supreme Package

Reliable EnviroMate TANDEM EV1 Steam Vacuum Cleaner

Reliable EnviroMate TANDEM EV1 Steam Vacuum Cleaner - Supreme Package
Expert:
  • Includes standard accessories plus:
    • Mini Turbo Vacuum/Steam Brush with rollers: combines the power of steam and vacuum in one compact designed brush. Designed to be used on carpets, upholstery, mattresses and pillows
    • 4 small 30mm nylon brushes
    • 2 small 30mm brass brushes
    • 1 small 30mm stainless steel brush
    • 1 replacement HEPA filter

Reliable EnviroMate TANDEM EV1 Steam Vacuum Cleaner - Supreme Package at $1849.00.

Reliable EnviroMate TANDEM EV1 Steam Vacuum Cleaners

Reliable EnviroMate TANDEM EV1 Steam Vacuum Cleaner

Reliable EnviroMate TANDEM EV1 Steam Vacuum Cleaners
Expert:
  • Standard accessories included: handle with flexible hose, 2 extension handles, universal brush, upholstery brush, carpet brush, upholstery nozzle, crevice nozzle, small nylon brush, small metal brush, crevice tool, small and large window squeegees, frame with bristles, rigid frame, rubber scraper, small window bristle frame, small window squeegee frame, dusting brush, radiator brush, steam nozzle, air intake filter, funnel and key for drain plug.

Reliable EnviroMate TANDEM EV1 Steam Vacuum Cleaners at $1599.00.

 

Technical Specifications of Reliable EnviroMate TANDEM EV1 Steam Vacuum Cleaner

 
Reliable EnviroMate TANDEM EV1 Steam Vacuum Cleaners
Reliable EnviroMate TANDEM EV1 Steam Vacuum Cleaner
Steam Temperature 302-320°F
Tip Temperature 245°F
Continuous refill Yes
Working Pressure 72.5 psi, 5 bar
Tank Capacity 1 liter (4.2 cups)/ 0.8 liters (3.4 cups)
Initial Heat Up Time 5 minutes
Operating Time Continuous fill system
Pressure Gauge No
Boiler Construction Stainless Steel
Power Cord Length 16.3'
Power Requirement 1700 watts, 110V/120V
Weight (without water): 15.1 lbs.
Dimensions 15.75" x 20.8" x 17"
Warranty 5 yrs boiler tank and shell. 1 yr parts/accessories

 

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Written By: BJ, Aurora, Ontario (Aurora, Ontario)
I have used this product for: 3-6 months
Expertise: intermediate
This product is: the first product I have had like this
Terrific Machine Date: March 31, 2011
Pros: effective, high quality
Wonderful for upholstery cleaning - I was able to do a better job on 2 couches then previous professional cleaners did. Also great for carpets as the dry steam dries within a few minutes and you don't... (see entire review)
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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Accessories for Reliable EnviroMate TANDEM EV1 Steam Vacuum Cleaner


Reliable EnviroMate TANDEM EV1 Brush Set RE VS EVBRUSH  $19.95
These brushes are to be used for a variety of cleaning applications throughout the home. The Brush Set includes 1 30mm nylon brush (for scrubbing and cleaning on finer surfaces), 1 30mm brass brush (for those surfaces that require a more abrasive material than nylon) and 1 30mm stainless steel brush (most aggressive brush to be used on grills and deep tile grout).

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Reliable EnviroMate TANDEM EV1 Kitchen Accessory Kit RE VS EVKITK  $29.95
Our Kitchen Accessory Kit will leave behind a sparkling clean kitchen without any lingering chemicals. The included nylon and brass brushes will assist with blasting away dirt, grime and bacteria from stoves, microwaves, countertops, refrigerators, sinks and much more. Convenient package includes 2 small nylon brushes, small brass brush and 14" x 19" terry cloth.

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Reliable EnviroMate De-Scaling Powder - Set of 3 Packages RE VS 3CLEAN  $32.95
Set of 3 replacement de-scaling powder packages to use for cleaning the boiler tank of all Reliable EnviroMate steam cleaners. It is recommended to clean the boiler once or twice a year depending on the hardness of the water.

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Reliable EnviroMate TANDEM EV1 Replacement HEPA Filter RE VS KTAFIL  $34.95
HEPA filter removes at least 99.99% of airborne particles 0.3 micrometers (µm) in diameter which is beneficial for asthma and allergy suffers. The HEPA filter traps fine particles (such as pollen and dust mite feces). Recommended to replace every 6 – 8 months.

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Reliable EnviroMate TANDEM EV1 Bathroom Accessory Kit RE VS EVBATK  $24.95
Our Bathroom accessory kit comes in handy when tackling scum, mold and dirt in your bathroom. The included nylon brushes and cloth make for quick work on tile grout, faucets, shower stall doors, toilets, walls and much more. Includes 3 small nylon brushes and 14" x 19" terry cloth.

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Reliable EnviroMate TANDEM EV1 Outdoor Accessory Kit RE VS EVOUTK  $24.95
Our Outdoor kit will help blast away the toughest of dirt and grime on grills, decks, patio furniture, tools, car or motorcycle wheels and much more. The included brass brushes will come in handy for those heavier scrubbing tasks. Convenient package includes: 1 small nylon brush, 2 small brass brushes and 14" x 19" terry cloth.

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