monster portable steam cleaner (sc5x1)

MONSTER PORTABLE STEAM CLEANER
(SC5X1)
INSTRUCTION MANUAL
CUSTOMER SERVICE: 1800 663 866 (AUS) 0800 666 783 (NZ)
Model #: SC5X1 AUS, NZ
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
I M PO R TAN T SAF E T
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When using an electrical appliance, basic safety
precautions should always be observed, including the
following:
Read all instructions before using this appliance.
WARNING:
To reduce the risk of fire, electrical shock, or injury:
1. This appliance is authorized for household/domestic use only. Commercial
use will void the warranty.
2. Do not immerse the Steam Cleaner in water or other liquids. Always turn off
and unplug appliance when filling with water.
3. Do not allow to be used as a toy. Close attention is necessary when
used by or near children, pets or plants. Do not leave Steam Cleaner
unattended. Always unplug unit when not in use. Keep out of reach of
children.
4. Use only as described in this manual. Use only manufacturer’s approved
and supplied parts and accessories. Use of other accessories is not
recommended and will void the warranty.
5. Do not use if the steam hose, accessories, power cord or plug has been
damaged, or if any part of appliance has been dropped, damaged, left
outdoors, or dropped in water. Do not attempt to disassemble or repair
appliance. Return it to the manufacturer or an authorized service center for
examination or repair.
6. Do not wrap cord too tightly around appliance. Never carry by the cord, or
yank to disconnect from an outlet. To unplug, always grasp plug to remove
from outlet – do not pull on cord.
7. Do not handle cord or appliance with wet hands or without shoes on.
8. Keep cord away from heated surfaces (e.g., cooking surfaces), and sharp
edges and corners.
9. Follow all labels and marking instructions on Steam Cleaner.
10. Do not put any objects into openings. Do not use with any opening blocked.
11. Keep hair, loose clothing, fingers, and all parts of body away from
openings and moving parts. The steam released from the appliance
is extremely hot at the point that it exits the steam hose or accessory. Avoid
direct contact with steam jet.
12. Before filling with water or emptying, always turn appliance off, unplug
appliance and allow it to cool completely. Always turn the Boiler Cap slowly
to open the boiler – this will allow any remaining steam to escape gradually.
13. Use caution while emptying the appliance. Contact with hot metal parts, hot
water or steam may cause burns.
14. Be sure Boiler Cap is (and remains) closed during use.
15. Never use cleaning solutions, perfumes, oils or other chemical substances
other than tap or distilled/demineralized water in the Steam Cleaner. Use of
chemicals may damage appliance and will void your warranty.
16. When in use, never turn the appliance on its side. Do not direct steam at
people, animals or other electrical equipment (i.e, inside an oven).
Safety Instructions
E T Y I N S TR U C T I O N S
ATTENTION: This appliance is equipped with a 3-prong grounded power cord.
Insert only into a 3-prong grounded electrical outlet. Do not try to remove the
contacts of the grounded connection.
19. Do not use extension cords or outlets with inadequate voltage. Use a
10-ampere extension cord. Lower amperage cords may overheat.
20. Store appliance indoors in a cool, dry place, and out of reach of children
when not in use.
21. If appliance is damaged, it must be repaired by manufacturer or its service
agent, in order to avoid safety issues to the operator.
22. This appliance is not intended for use by persons (including
children) with
reduced physical, sensory or mental capabilities, or lack
of experience
and knowledge, unless they have been given supervision or
instruction
concerning use of appliance by a person responsible for
their safety.
23. Read and follow all important notices in this guide.
CAUTIONS
• Always drain condensed water from hose before use or if unit has been
left idle for a period of time. To drain hose, direct Nozzle into a sink or
other appropriate container and slide the trigger forward on the Steam
Gun. Once hose is emptied, normal use may be resumed. Never direct
nozzle towards people, animals or plants.
• Extreme care should be taken when opening the Boiler Cap as it may
become hot during use and escaping steam can cause scalding.
*IMPORTANT*
Please read all of the instructions for use and Important Safety Instructions
carefully. Remove and discard all packaging materials and keep them
out of the reach of children.
Please contact the Customer Support Line
should you required further information or instructions
not contained in this manual.
Monster Appliances discharges itself of any responsibility for damage or injury
to persons or property, in the event that the appliance is damaged as a result
of improper use, unauthorised repair, unauthorised maintenance work or
use of the appliance that is not consistent with the instructions
contained in this instruction manual.
Safety Instructions
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
17. Do not operate around flammable or combustible liquids such as gasoline, or
in areas where fumes may be present. Do not operate outdoors if wet.
18. To reduce the likelihood of circuit overload, do not operate another high
wattage appliance on the same circuit. Plug in to a standard earthed
(220-240V, 50-60Hz) electrical outlet.
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Product Features
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Technical Data
Adapter Input: 220-240V~, 50/60Hz
Power: 1450 watts
Boiler: Stainless Steel
Boiler Capacity: 800ml
Boiler Steam Temperature: 130°C (max)
1 - Steam Gun
2 - Steam Control Trigger
3 - Accessory Lock Button
4 - Detail Nozzle w/Angled Tip
5 - Boiler Cap
6 - Power Indicator Light
7 - Flexible Steam Hose
8 - Filler Funnel
9 - Filling Jug
10 - Accessory Bag
11 - Brush Adapter (2)
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Product Features
12 - Scraper
13 - Window Tool
14 - Grout Brush
15 - Nylon Detail Brush
16 - Brass Detail Brush
17 - Small Brush
18 - Small Brush Microfibre Pad (2)
19 - BBQ Brush (stainless bristles)
20 - Blind Cleaner
21 - Blind Cleaner Pad (2)
22 - Shoulder Strap
Your Steam Cleaner
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Your Portable Steam Cleaner
1. Powerful steam cleaning capabilities.
2. No need for detergents or chemicals,
just add water.
3. Lightweight and portable.
4. Ergonomic, lightweight Steam Gun.
5. Versatile, quick-change accessories.
6. On/Off Steam Control.
7. Stainless Steel Boiler – non-corroding,
reduces calcium buildup.
8. Multiple uses – clean bathrooms, kitchens, living
areas, pet areas, appliances and much more.
Accessories - Attachment & Descriptions
Attach the Detail Nozzle, Window Tool or Small Brush
to the Steam Gun on the end of the Flexible Steam Hose. Be sure
Accessory Lock Button and hole line up and Button locks in place.
Accessory Lock Button
Angled Tip
Detail Nozzle
Before Use
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Steam Gun
WARNING: Always ensure steam trigger is off and not steaming
when attaching an accessory to the unit.
DETAIL NOZZLE AND WINDOW TOOL
A. Attach Steam Gun to Detail Nozzle
The Detail Nozzle is very useful for
cleaning hard to reach areas. It is ideal
for radiators, door and window tracks,
shutters and sanitary fixtures.
To use: Slide Detail Nozzle on the Steam
Gun - be sure Lock Button locks in place.
Press button
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Your Steam Cleaner & Before Use
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Before Use
B. Attach Steam Gun to Window Tool
Press button
The Window Tool is very useful for cleaning
large windows and glass.
To use: Connect Window Tool to Steam
Gun and lock in place. Apply steam
liberally, rub with soft spongy
edge, then remove excess water and dirt
with Tool edge. Wipe dirt from Tool blade.
CAUTION: When cleaning windows, always avoid any sudden changes in
temperature to prevent glass breakage or cracks.
WARNING: Always ensure steam trigger is off and not steaming when
attaching an accessory to the unit.
DETAIL NOZZLE & ACCESSORIES
A. Attach Nylon or Brass Detail Brush to Detail Nozzle
The Nylon Detail Brush is best for
cleaning tile, ceramic and marble.
Brass Detail Brush is best for metal.
To use: Push the Nylon/Brass Detail
Brush on the end of the Detail Nozzle.
(Detail Nozzle should be connected
to the Steam Gun.)
*CLICKS to
lock in place.
B. Attach Scraper to Detail Nozzle
The Scraper is best for removing small
amounts of wallpaper and also anything
*CLICKS to
that can be scraped from a flat surface,
lock in place.
e.g., grease deposits in an oven. It is also
useful when defrosting freezers.
To use: Push the Scraper on the end of the Detail Nozzle. (Detail Nozzle
should be connected to the Steam Gun.)
C. Attach Grout Brush to Detail Nozzle
The Grout Brush is designed to clean the
grout in between tile. Use on tiled floors,
tiled backsplashes and in showers.
To use: Push the Grout Brush on the end
of the Detail Nozzle. (Detail Nozzle should
be connected to the Steam Gun.)
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Before Use
*CLICKS to
lock in place.
Before Use
The Blind Cleaner will need to be attached
to the Detail Nozzle WITHOUT it’s angled tip.
Remove Tip by pulling it off the body.
D. Attach Blind Cleaner to Detail Nozzle
The Blind Cleaner must be used with a Cleaning Pad (See next page for Pad
placement instructions). It is perfect for cleaning between slats of wood, vinyl
and metal blinds.
To use: Push the Blind Cleaner on
the end of the Detail Nozzle. (Detail
Nozzle should be connected to the
Steam Gun.)
*CLICKS to
lock in place.
BRUSH ADAPTER, SMALL BRUSH & BBQ BRUSH
WARNING: Always ensure steam trigger is off and not
steaming when attaching an accessory to the unit.
The Brush Adapter is used to connect the Small Brush
and BBQ Brush to the Steam Cleaner.
180°
A. Attach Brush Adapter to Small Brush
The Small Brush is used for getting in to hard to reach
spaces, such as corners of floors and on stairs.
180°
B. Attach Brush Adapter to BBQ Brush
Use the BBQ Brush to scrape and clean
grill surfaces.
To use: Insert the Brush Adapter in the Small Brush
or BBQ Brush and turn it 180° to lock it in place.
Before Use
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Before Use
Attach CLEANING PAD to SMALL BRUSH or BLIND CLEANER
SMALL BRUSH – A fitted Microfibre Pad should be placed over the bristles of
the Small Brush to clean smooth surfaces such as kitchen cupboards, splash
backs, countertops, etc. Fit the Small Microfibre Pad over the bristles and top
of Small Brush as shown below.
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WARNING: The Microfibre Pad around the Small Brush can become hot
enough to scald or cause burns. Make sure you let the Pad cool before
touching it.
BLIND CLEANER – A fitted Pad (Microfibre or Cotton) should be placed over
the Blind Cleaner to clean between slats of blinds. Slide the Blind Cleaner
inside the Pad as shown below.
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To Order Replacement Pads and Parts
Call: 1800 663 866 (Australia) or 0800 666 783 (NZ), or
Visit: www.monsterappliances.com.au
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Before Use
Filling Steam Cleaner with Water
*IMPORTANT*
Use ordinary tap water. Use distilled or demineralized water if tap water is too
hard. DO NOT add detergents, perfumes, oils or other chemical substances.
This will cause damage to the Steam Cleaner and void the warranty.
Before Use
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WARNINGS
• Carefully read all instructions before removing Boiler Cap.
• Always switch off the appliance and be sure it has cooled before filling
the Boiler.
Follow these instructions to avoid overfilling the Boiler.
• Be sure the appliance is unplugged from the power outlet.
• Carefully remove the Boiler Cap by
turning it counter-clockwise.
• Pour in a maximum of 800ml of water
using the Filler Funnel provided. Do not
overfill the Boiler, excess water in the
Boiler will be flushed out of the unit,
resulting in wet surfaces when
cleaning. Dry steam will only emit
if the Boiler is not overfilled.
• Replace the Boiler Cap by turning it
clockwise. Do not over-tighten the Boiler Cap,
finger tight is sufficient.
• Plug electrical cord into a 3-prong,
grounded power outlet.
Max. 800ml
• The Steam Cleaner will heat up, produce
steam and the Boiler will become pressurised.
• When the orange Power Indicator Light turns green, the Steam Cleaner
is ready to use. Note: the green light will change back to orange when
steam is released, this is normal and not a fault. During use the light will
alternate between orange and green, this is also normal and not a fault.
• If using cold water, heating time is about 5-6 minutes. Using hot water will
reduce the heating time.
NOTE: Do not turn on Steam Cleaner if Boiler is empty.
CAUTIONS
• Always drain condensed water from Hose before use or if appliance has
been left idle for a period of time. To drain, direct Nozzle into a sink and
slide Steam Control trigger on Steam Gun forward. Once Hose is empty,
resume normal use. Never direct Nozzle toward people, animals or plants.
• Extreme care should be taken when opening the Boiler Cap as it may
become hot during use and escaping steam can cause scalding.
Before Use
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Using Your Steam Cleaner
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Turning Steam Cleaner On
Plug Steam Cleaner into a 3-prong electrical outlet to turn On.
When the Orange Power Indicator Light turns Green, the Steam Cleaner
is ready to use.
NOTE: The Green light will change back to Orange when steam
is released. This is normal and not a fault. During use the light will
alternate between orange and green. This is also normal and
not a fault.
• Be sure there is water in the Boiler before plugging in.
• Attach any accessory before plugging unit in.
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Steam Release
To release steam from the Steam Cleaner,
slide the Steam Control trigger found on the
Steam Gun forward. Steam will continue to be
released while the trigger is in the forward position.
To stop the steam, slide the trigger backward.
IMPORTANT NOTE: When the Steam Cleaner has run out of water,
steam output will cease. Follow “Refilling the Boiler During Use”
instructions on page 11 to continue using your Steam Cleaner.
ALWAYS unplug the unit and allow it to cool at least 5 minutes
before opening Boiler Cap!
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Attaching Shoulder Strap
Using the detachable Shoulder Strap allows for
greater freedom of movement when both hands
are needed for cleaning tasks.
To attach Shoulder Strap to the Steam Cleaner,
simply snap Shoulder Strap hooks to the openings
found on the unit.
When using Steam Cleaner with the Shoulder
Strap, avoid rocking or tilting the unit excessively
as this may cause water to enter the hose and be
discharged along with the steam.
CAUTION: We recommend testing the weight of the Steam Cleaner
before using it with the Shoulder Strap. This is to prevent potential
injury and ensure it is not too heavy to carry comfortably.
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Using Your Steam Cleaner
Refilling the Boiler During Use
WARNINGS
• ALWAYS vent the Boiler (release all pressure/steam) before opening
Boiler Cap. Venting is done by sliding the Steam Control Trigger forward
to the “On” position. If no steam is emitting then there is no pressure
in the Boiler and the Boiler Cap is safe to open. Slide back the Steam
Control Trigger to the “Off” position.
• Always unplug the unit and be sure it has cooled off before re-filling
the Boiler – at least 5 minutes.
• NEVER turn on Steam Cleaner if the Boiler is empty!
When water in the boiler runs out, steam will stop emitting from the Steam
Cleaner. To refill the Boiler with water, follow the steps below:
• Switch off the Steam Cleaner by unplugging the appliance from the
power outlet.
• Carefully and slowly turn the Boiler Cap counter-clockwise. If a hissing
sound is heard, residual steam and pressure remain in the Boiler. Wait
until the last of the steam and pressure escapes and the hissing stops
before removing the Boiler Cap.
• Take care of where the Boiler Cap is placed as the underside of the
cap is very hot. Ensure there are no children present who may pick up
the hot cap and cause burns to themselves.
• Allow the Steam Cleaner to cool for at least 5 minutes before refilling
with water.
• Refill the Boiler with a maximum of 800mls of water using the Filler
Funnel. (Note: only use the Filler Funnel supplied. Its nozzle is made
from a heat resistant material to prevent it from melting when filling a
hot boiler. Other plastic funnels can melt and become welded to the
inside of the boiler spout, voiding the product’s warranty).
• Be extremely careful when refilling, as the interior of the Boiler is very
hot. Water may spurt out as hot water or hot steam causing burns.
• Do not overfill the Boiler, excess water in the Boiler will be flushed out
of the unit, resulting in wet surfaces when cleaning. Dry steam will only
emit if the Boiler is not overfilled.
• Replace the Boiler Cap by turning it clockwise. Do not over-tighten the
Boiler Cap, finger tight is sufficient.
• Plug electrical cord into a 3-prong, grounded power outlet.
• The Steam Cleaner will heat up, produce steam and the Boiler will
become pressurised.
• When the orange Power Indicator Light turns green, the Steam
Cleaner is ready to use. Note: the green light will change back to
orange when steam is released, this is normal and not a fault. During
use the light will alternate between orange and green, this is also
normal and not a fault.
• If using cold water, heating time is about 5-6 minutes. Using hot water
will reduce the heating time.
Using Your Steam Cleaner
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WARNING: Do not open the Boiler Cap until there is no steam being released
from the Steam Gun. If the Boiler Cap is opened while there is hot steam and
pressure in the Boiler severe burns and injury can occur. If the Boiler Cap is
turned and steam/pressure start to escape from the Steam Cleaner, unplug
the Steam Cleaner from the power outlet and let the unit cool down for at
least 15 minutes before attempting to refill or use the Steam Cleaner.
Using Your Steam Cleaner
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Turning Steam Cleaner Off After Cleaning
Maintenance & Cleaning
• Unplug the Steam Cleaner from the power outlet.
• Any remaining water can be left in the appliance.
REMINDERS
• Use ordinary tap water.
• We recommend using distilled or demineralized water as the best way
to care for and utilize your Steam Cleaner.
• If tap water is too hard, use distilled or demineralized water to avoid the
risk of staining pale colored fabrics.
• Do not add detergents, perfumes, oils or other chemical substances
to the Boiler. This will cause damage to the Steam Cleaner and void the
warranty.
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Cleaning the Steam Cleaner
We recommend you periodically clean the Steam Cleaner to prevent the
accumulation of calcium, mineral deposits and other sediment caused by
the use of tap water. After every 10-15 refills, fill the Boiler three-quarters full
of hot tap water, shake several times and empty out the water into a sink.
Repeat several times to ensure that the Boiler is flushed of any calcium or
mineral deposits. Wipe the Steam Cleaner with a damp cloth and dry.
NEVER HOLD THE STEAM CLEANER UNDER THE TAP TO FILL. Use the Filler
Funnel provided to fill the Boiler.
If distilled or demineralised water is regularly used in the Steam Cleaner,
cleaning of the Boiler can be done less frequently. In some areas tap
water is very hard, it is recommended that the Boiler is cleaned more
frequently if hard water is used.
The cleaning of the Boiler and Steamer is the sole responsibility of the
appliance owner. Calcium, mineral deposits and other sediments left to
build up in the Steam Cleaner causing it to fail and/or the steam pathways
in the Steam Cleaner to block, is not covered by the product warranty.
Users must follow the cleaning instructions above.
If the Steam Cleaner and Boiler is not cleaned according to the
instructions above and the product fails and/or the steam pathways are
blocked, the appliance owner should send the product for servicing by
contacting the Customer Support Line.
The Steam Cleaner is intended for domestic household use only. It is not
intended for commercial use. Any use other than for domestic household
purposes will void the product warranty.
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Maintenance & Cleaning
and Accessories
The Nylon and Brass Detail Brushes, the Microfibre Pads for the Small Brush and
the Microfibre and Cotton Pads for the Blind Cleaner provided with the Steam
Cleaner, are to get you started using your Monster Steam Cleaner. As these
brushes and microfibre pads become dirty or wear out, replacement brushes
and microfibre pads can be purchased from the retailer from which you
purchased your Steam Cleaner and/or from most other electrical appliance
retail outlets. Or, visit www.monsterappliances.com.au
It is normal to have replacements of the brushes and microfibre pads on hand
when cleaning as the brushes wear out or the microfibre pads become dirty.
Any of the other accessory tools are replaceable by contacting the Monster
Customer Support Line (contact information on back cover).
This steam cleaning appliance has many practical uses that have not
been mentioned in this manual. Please refer to the Cleaning Instruction
Guide included with this manual for tips and suggestions of where
and how to use the Steam Cleaner. Alternatively visit the website at
www.monsterappliances.com.au for additional information or contact
our Customer Support Line for assistance.
Steam cleaning allows the user to clean chemical-free by using the power
of steam, in place of harsh chemical-based detergents. The heat from the
steam softens and loosens dirt on surfaces, while the steam pressure lifts
the dirt away. All that is left to do is to wipe the surface to remove the dirt
and moisture using a microfibre cloth or a cleaning cloth, if the surface is
soiled or greasy.
Tips & Reminders
11 Steam Cleaner Tips & Reminders
Maintenance & Cleaning
10 Replacement of Brushes, Microfibre Pad
TIP: to get the best cleaning results use a microfibre cloth to wipe the
dirt and moisture from the surface being cleaned. Microfibre is designed
to pick up and hold dirt, a great aid in lifting and removing the dirt that
the steam cleaner has softened and loosened. Also, Microfibre requires
moisture to glide over surfaces, the steam cleaner provides moisture
that the Microfibre needs to glide. Microfibre and Steam, a great
cleaning combination!
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Maintenance & Cleaning & Tips & Reminders
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Tips & Reminders
11 Steam Cleaner Tips & Reminders
(continued)
Making Contact with Surfaces
The steam is at its hottest just as it leaves the nozzle/accessory. This is
the area of the steam output that should be used to clean to achieve
maximum performance. All accessories should make direct contact with
the surfaces being cleaned to transfer the heat from the Steam Cleaner
to the surface in order to soften and loosen dirt. If the accessory being
used does not make contact with the surface, the desired results may not
be achieved. If assistance is required contact our Customer Support Line.
Tip: steam will clean hard, sealed, non-porous surfaces in place of harsh
chemical-based cleaners and detergents. For soft furnishings such as
lounges and children’s toys etc, steam will refresh and deodorise the
fibres. Steam is not used to clean carpets, other than to spot clean. To
clean carpets proper carpet cleaning equipment should be used.
Water
Use ordinary tap water for all cleaning. In hard water areas, we
recommend distilled or demineralised water to reduce the formation of
calcium and other mineral deposits in the Steam Cleaner. Use distilled or
demineralised water when steaming light coloured fabrics to eliminate
the possibility of hard water stains.
Important: Do not add cleaning solutions, perfumes, oils or any other
chemicals to the water used in the Boiler. This will cause damage to the
Steam Cleaner and void the warranty.
Temperature
The temperature in the stainless steel Boiler reaches about 130°C. The
steam temperature just outside the tip of the nozzle/accessory is between
105°C and 115°C. The temperature of the steam falls to 38°C at a distance
of 25cm from nozzle. This Steam Cleaner produces a drier steam which
cools very rapidly to avoid burns and injuries. Steam must make direct
contact with surfaces for it to clean effectively.
Tip: the hot steam can be used to kill dust mites in soft furnishings and
mattresses. Steam cleaning is ideal for asthma sufferers, persons with
skin sensitivities and anyone with chemical sensitivities.
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Tips & Reminders
Notes
Notes
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Customer Support
Customers needing assistance with their Monster Steam Cleaner can call the
Customer Support Line on the phone numbers listed below. Customers should also
call the Customer Support Line if they require product warranty repair or postwarranty product servicing. Our friendly Customer Service Team can assist you to
get the best cleaning results from your Steam Cleaner, they are full of helpful steam
cleaning tips, too.
Monster Customer Support Line
AUSTRALIA 1800 663 866
NEW ZEALAND 0800 666 783
Monster Appliances (Australia)
8 Success Way
WANGARA WA 6065
AUSTRALIA
TEL: 08 9302 2526
Email: admin@monsterappliances.com.au
Website: www.monsterappliances.com.au
Euroflex New Zealand Ltd
PO BOX 305 650
Triton Plaza
North Shore 0757
NEW ZEALAND
TEL: 0800 666 783
Email: admin@monsterappliances.com.au
Website: www.monsterappliances.com.au
Euroflex SRL
Via dei Colli, 153
31058 Susegana (TV)
ITALY
Tel: +39 0438 661711
Email: euroflex@euroflex.tv
Website: www.euroflex.tv
SC5X1 (Australia/NZ) 02/19/15
EFLX-050AB