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KEY
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A) Safety cap
B) ON/OFF switch
C) ON lamp
D) Steam pressure indicator lamp
E) Moulded plug with splash-proof door
E1) Sheath release button
F) Power cable
G) Accessories compartment lever
H) Accessories compartment
I) Rear holster
L) Lower holster
M) Steam control knob
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ACCESSORIES
1) Sheath
2) Steam sprayer
2A) Safety button
3) Moulded plug
4) Steam control lever
5) Lance
6A) Curved tip for lance
6B) Small round brush
6C) Large round brush
6D) Brush with brass bristles
7) Extension tubes
8) Large brush
8A) Lever-type clasps
8B) Cloth for large brush
9) Funnel
10) Jug
11) Accessories locking key
12) Small brush
12A)Cloth for small brush
12B)Window-cleaning tool for small brush
12C)Small brush joint
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This appliance conforms with Directive
2004/108/EC (EMC) and Directive
2006/95/EC (low voltage).
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POLTI S.p.A, reserves the right without prior notice to introduce technical and construction
changes as it considers necessary.
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PRECAUTIONS
KEEP THESE INSTRUCTIONS
Read these instructions for use carefully before using the appliance.
Any use which does not comply with these instructions will invalidate the warranty.
The wiring system to which the appliance is
connected must always comply with the laws in
force.
Before connecting the appliance, make sure
that the mains voltage is the same as the voltage indicated on the data label of the appliance
and that the power outlet is connected to earth.
Always turn off the appliance at the on/off switch before unplugging it.
If the appliance is left unused, always disconnect it from the mains. Never leave the appliance unattended with the cable plugged into the
mains.
Always make sure the appliance is unplugged
before performing maintenance work of any
kind.
Do not pull the power cord out of the socket,
but grasp the plug itself to avoid damage to the
socket.
Do not allow the power cord to be twisted, crushed, stretched, or come into contact with
sharp or hot surfaces.
Do not use the appliance if the power cable or
other important parts are damaged.
Do not use electric extension leads that are not
authorized by the manufacturer, as they may
cause damage or fire.
If it is necessary to replace the power supply
cable, please refer to the nearest Polti authorised service centre, since the use of a special
tool is necessary.
Never touch the appliance with wet hands or
feet with the cable plugged into the mains.
Do not use the appliance when barefoot.
Do not use the appliance near a bathtub,
shower or container full of water.
Never immerse the appliance, the cable or the
plugs in water or another liquid.
Use of the appliance in places where there is a
danger of explosions is prohibited.
• Do not use the product with toxic substances.
• Do not lay the hot appliance on surfaces sensitive to heat.
• Do not leave the appliance exposed to wind or
rain.
• Do not place the appliance near a live element,
an electric stove or any other source of heat.
• Do not expose the appliance to extreme temperatures.
• Never let children or people who are not familiar with how the appliance works use it.
• Do not press the buttons hard or with a pointed
object such as a pen.
• Always rest the appliance on a stable surface.
• In case of accidental fall of the appliance it is
necessary to have it checked by an authorized
Service Centre as the internal safety features
may have been affected.
• In case of breakdown or malfunction switch off
the appliance and never attempt to disassemble it, but refer to an authorized Service Centre.
• In order to avoid prejudicing the safety of the
appliance, use only original spare parts and accessories approved by the manufacturer.
• Do not wind the power cord around the appliance, especially when the appliance is still
hot.
• During refilling with water, switch off and disconnect the appliance from the mains.
• Do not direct the steam jet on electrical and/or
electronic appliances.
• Let the appliance cool down before cleaning it.
• Before storing the appliance make sure that it
has completely cooled down.
• This appliance is equipped with safety devices
which are to be replaced only by a suitably
qualified technician.
• Do not direct the steam jet at people, animals
or debris.
• Never place your hands inside the jet of steam.
• Make sure the patented safety cap is fully and
correctly screwed on, otherwise you may experience very hot steam escaping from around
the cap.
• Do not refill the boiler while it is still hot. Allow it
to cool down for a few minutes before refilling.
• Do not empty the appliance when the water in
the boiler is still hot.
• Do not try to unscrew the safety cap when the
appliance is in use.
• Check the safety cap and that the related inner
gasket is present, replace them with original
spare parts if necessary.
• 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 the appliance by a person responsible for their safety.
• Children should be supervised to ensure that
they do not play with the appliance.
• The appliance must not be used if it has fallen,
been dropped or when it has visible signs of
damage or leaks.
• If the supply cord is damaged, it must be replaced by the manufacturer, its service agent or
similarly qualified persons in order to avoid a
hazard.
CORRECT USE OF THE PRODUCT
This appliance is intended for home use as a
steam generator as described and in accordance with the instructions provided in this manual.
Please read these instructions carefully and
keep them, as you may find them useful in future.
Polti declines liability for any damage or accident derived from any use of Vaporetto
which is not in conformity with the instructions contained in this booklet.
ATTENTION:
Danger of burns!
• When refilling the boiler, use HOT rather than
cold water, pour in gently at first and keep your
face away. Otherwise the still hot boiler walls
can spit drops of very hot water or steam spray.
• Do not put any detergent or chemical substance in the boiler.
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Directive 2002/96/EC (Waste Electrical and
Electronic Equipment - WEEE): information for
users
This product complies with EU Directive
2002/96/EC.
The crossed-out wastebasket symbol
on the appliance means that at the end
of its useful lifespan, the product must
be disposed of separately from ordinary household wastes.
A C C E S S O R I E S C O M PA R T M E N T ( H )
The smaller accessories are stored in the compartment (H). To access it, activate the lever (G)
while lifting the upper part of the device (fig.4).
INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE
• Press the ON/OFF switch (B). The power indicator light will come on (C).
• Wait for the pressure indicator lamp (D) to light
up (about 10 minutes). Vaporetto is now ready
for use.
• The steam sprayer (2) has a safety button (2A)
that prevents accidental activation of the steam
delivery system by a child or other persons
unaware of how the device works. To prevent
the accidental output of steam press the button
(2A). To resume delivery press the button (2A)
in the opposite direction and operate the steam
control lever (4).
The first jet of steam may contain some water
droplets, due to imperfect thermic stabilisation
inside the flexible hose. We would therefore
advise that the first jet of steam is played onto
an old cloth until a constant steam flow is obtained.
Note: The steam pressure indicator (D) may
go on and off from time to time during use of
Vaporetto, this is quite normal
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The user is responsible for delivering the appliance to an appropriate collection facility at the
end of its useful lifespan.
Appropriate separate collection to permit recycling, treatment and environmentally compatible
disposal helps prevent negative impact on the
environment and human health and promotes
recycling of the materials making up the product.
For more information on available collection facilities, contact your local waste collection service
or the shop where you bought this appliance.
I M P O R TA N T
Before leaving our factory all our products are rigorously tested. Your Vaporetto may contain some residual water in the boiler from the factory
testing.
P R E PA R AT I O N F O R U S E
• Unscrew the safety cap (A) (Fig.1) and fill the
boiler with 1,6 litres of water, using the jug (10)
and the funnel (9) provided for this purpose
(Fig.2).
The cap is provided with a safety device: to
open it, push down and turn.
• Screw the cap (A) back in, making sure that it
correctly tightened as far as it will go. If not,
steam could escape from the opening.
• Open the door of the one-piece socket (E); insert the moulded plug (3) until a click is heard
(Fig.3). Make sure that it is firmly connected
before proceeding any further. To release the
sheath, simply press the release keys (E1) and
at the same time remove the moulded plug (3).
• Plug the power cable (F) into a suitable earthed
outlet.
VERY IMPORTANT WARNING: If you press the
steam request lever (4) when the appliance is
still under pressure, even if it is off and not connected to the wiring system, you may still experience steam escaping from the flexible hose. So
when you switch off the appliance, before storing
it, it is neccessary to press the lever (4) till the
steam flow is exhausted.
S T E A M R E G U L AT I O N F E AT U R E
VAPORETTOs are equipped with a steam regulator control (M) (Fig.5). You can increase the
steam flow by turning the control in an anticlockwise direction. Turning it in a clockwise direction reduces the steam flow. Here are some
suggestions for the choice of steam flow level:
• Strong steam: for encrusted dirt, stains, sanitising, grease.
• Normal steam: for carpets, rugs, glass, tiles
etc.
• Delicate steam: for vaporising plants and cleaning delicate fabrics, upholstery, wallpaper etc.
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PAT E N T E D S A F E T Y C A P / “ WAT E R
OUT”
When no more steam comes out of the appliance, do as follows:
• Switch off the machine at the on/off switch (B).
• Press the steam request button (4) on the
steam gun (2) so as to fully exhaust the steam
supply from the boiler.
• Disconnect the power supply cable (F) from the
mains.
• Wait for a few minutes to allow the generator
boiler to cool down.
• Unscrew anti-clockwise the patented safety
cap (A).
• When cool, proceed to carefully refill the boiler
as described in paragraph 1 of the section
“Preparation for Use”. If refilling the generator
when not completely cooled, we recommend
that you then CAREFULLY pour only very
small quantities of water at each pouring, so as
to avoid spitting from the boiler. Cover exposed
skin whilst filling.
STEAM GUN (2)
The handgun can be used directly, without connecting the brushes, on all spots requiring a
stronger, closer treatment.
The more resistant the stain, the closer you
should hold the gun, the steam pressure and
temperature being higher at the source. You
should however always wipe with a dry cloth (or
a slightly abrasive sponge-if the spot is a difficult
one to remove) after using the gun.
The steam gun is particularly efficient at:
• breaking down rug and carpet stains before
they are treated with the large brush;
• cleaning stainless steel surfaces, panes, mirrors, enamelled surfaces;
• cleaning hard-to-reach corners, such as stairs,
window sills, door posts;
• cleaning knobs of cookers, and water tap basis
• cleaning window shutters, heaters, car interiors;
• spraying plants (from a distance);
• removing odours and creases from clothes.
To reach higher points, the steam gun can be
connected to one or both extension tubes.
TIPS FOR BETTER UNIT
PERFORMANCE
WARNINGS
• For cleaning leather, wood or delicate fabrics,
consult the surface manufacturers instructions.
Clean only by using the hand gun at a safe distance together with a soft cloth and always do
a test on a non visible part of the item first or on
a sample. Allow the test area to dry completely
before observing results and effects on surface
or colour before proceeding to clean further
areas, making sure that exactly the same distance and technique are applied as for the test area.
DO NOT USE ON DRAYLON, VELVET OR
OTHER SIMILAR PILE OR DELICATE SURFACES
LARGE BRUSH (8)
To wash floors, put a clean, dry cloth under the
brush and swing back and forth without applying
any pressure. Use the other side of the cloth
when the first one gets dirty. Use the brush directly without the cloth on particularly dirty or incrusted areas and in spaces between the tiles:
swing the brush sideways to detach the dirt, then
attach cloth to brush to pick up the dirt . On difficult corners or obstinate stains use the steam
gun and then wipe the treated surface with a
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• For cleaning wood surfaces (furniture, doors
etc.) or brickwork floors take great care as a
too long application of the steam could alter the
waxed appearance, the shine or the colour of
the surfaces cleaned. We therefore recommend you to apply the steam on such surfaces
only for brief periods or to clean these surfaces
using a cloth first held in the steam.
• When cleaning glass surfaces in particularly
low temperatures preheat the glass holding the
hand gun at minimum 50cm distance from the
surface to be cleaned.
• For the care of your plants vaporise at a minimum distance of 50 centimetres.
CONNECTION OF ACCESSORIES
• To connect the extension tubes (7) to the grip,
the large brush (8) and the lance (5), simply
join them to one another until the accessory
locking button (11) clicks into place (Fig. 6).
• To release the accessories simply hold the
button (11) down and separate the components (Fig. 6).
• Before using the accessories, make sure that
they are firmly in place.
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cloth. On vertical washable surfaces, wallpaper
and ceilings, fasten a dry cloth on the brush and
proceed as for the floor. We advise to use a
sponge cover (e.g. an old bath towel)
Vaporetto is ideal for cleaning hygienically both
synthetic and wool rugs as well as for most types
of carpet. Move the brush towards your feet on
the surface without the cloth to loosen the dirt,
then fasten a cotton cloth to the brush, fixing it
on the clips (8A), then wipe again the surface to
pick up the dirt in the cloth.
Fold a cotton cloth over 2 or 3 times according to
the length and resistance of the pile. Move the
brush rapidly on the pile without applying any
pressure, moving the brush to and fro and laterally without concentrating for a long time in the
same place. The treatment can be repeated as
frequently as you wish over time, as drying very
quickly on most surfaces. In case of particularly
dirty or full of detergents pile, do not insist for a
long time; the results will be evident after a number applications of Vaporetto over time. Obstinate stains may require the direct use of the handgun (from a distance of 5-10 cm) prior to the
above indicated treatment, then clean the stain
with a cloth.
spots and the static electricity so that the furniture stays clean longer as there is no detergent
film for new dust to stick to..
The following two accessories can be applied to
the small brush:
12A – Cloth for small brush: Fit the cloth over
the small brush and clean the surfaces to be
treated.
12B – Window-cleaning tool for small brush:
Apply the tool to the small brush (without the
cloth (12A)) as shown in Figure 9. Window-cleaning is carried out in two stages:
• Deliver of steam onto the surface to be cleaned, by operating the steam delivery lever (4),
to dissolve the dirt;
• Pass the window-cleaning tool over the surface to remove the dirt, without delivering any
more steam.
LANCE (5)
The lance can be used to direct the flow of
steam towards hidden corners that are difficult to
reach with the steam sprayer. It is ideal for cleaning radiators, door and window jambs, sanitary
fixtures and shutters. It is an extremely useful
and indispensable accessory. The following accessories can be fitted to the lance:
6A – Curved tip for lance: suitable for reaching
even more inaccessible points, thanks to its curved shape.
6B - Small round brush and 6C - Large round
brush - 6D) Brush with brass bristles: suitable
for removing caked dirt from very narrow surfaces such as cooker burners, roller shutters,
joints between tiles, sanitary fixtures, etc.
Select the most appropriate brush, based on the
size and material of the surface to be treated.
To connect accessories 6A-6B-6C or 6D to the
lance (5), simply fit these accessories onto the
tip of the lance exerting a slight pressure
(Fig.10).
SMALL BRUSH (12)
To connect the small brush to the sheath or
to the extension tubes, first attach the reducer (12C) to the small brush (12) so that the
two arrows found on the two components line up (fig.7).After this, insert the lance (5),
turning it until it is hooked into place with the
accessory (fig. 8).
The small brush is used whenever the big brush
is too big or impractical to be used.
The small brush can be used for:
• furnishing fabrics (after testing on invisible
parts-see WARNINGS above at start of “TIPS
FOR BETTER UNIT PERFORMANCE”. DO
NOT USE ON DRALON, VELVET OR OTHER
SIMILAR PILE OR DELICATE SURFACES.
• small window surfaces
• tiles and other small surfaces
To clean wood (doorposts, floors etc) do not
point the steam directly but cover the big or
small brush with a double-folded cotton cloth.
For furniture cleaning direct the steam jet onto a
dry cotton cloth, and then clean with the cloth.
The warm moisture on the cloth traps the dust,
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The device can be put away with the brush, tubes and sheath housed in holsters (I) and (L) as
shown in fig. 11 and 12.The smaller accessories
can be stored inside the accessories compartment (H).
WARNING: Some HOT water may leak out of
the accessories mixed with the steam, especially when the tank has just been filled, while
carrying out the cleaning operations and as a
consequence of movement of the device.
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CARE OF YOUR APPLIANCE
• Before attempting any maintenance operation,
make sure to always disconnect the appliance
from the mains
• We recommend that the bristles of the brushes
are allowed to cool down in their normal position after use, so as to avoid any mis-shaping.
• To clean the body of the appliance, simply use
a moist cloth.
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