Dupray Neat Review – Worth More than The $200 Price Tag
Hey moms, as you know we love steam cleaning. No harsh chemicals and steam gets your home a level of clean you can’t get any other way. Plus, it’s fun to clean with a steam cleaner. We’ve previously reviewed the Dupray Tosca but it’s a $900+ machine that’s more of a professional level. So we were thrilled when we learned that Dupray came out with a new model that’s more affordable – $150. It’s called the Dupray Neat and it’s only available on Amazon.
Join us as we dive further into our steam cleaning addiction with this new, smaller, more sleek steam cleaner.
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Neat Steam Cleaner Review
First of all, this steam cleaner fits it’s name – it is neat! It was released in May 2018 and made Amazon’s bestseller’s list in its first weeks. The Neat steam cleaner is made by Dupray and it’s the only model we know of that they sell exclusively on Amazon. Yes, they made this model just for Amazon.
The Neat is a much lower price point than their other models – at $150 – so we want to know is it any good? Did they skimp on the accessories and go too cheap or is it still the quality we expect from Dupray?
We’ve already done a review of Dupray‘s higher end Tosca steam cleaner. Steam cleaners can clean just about anything with just superheated water or steam. However, the Tosca is more heavy duty than the Neat. Sometimes you have a quick job and you don’t want to bring out the big guns. Plus with an over $900 price point, you really have to be a steam cleaning addict like we are to buy one.
So we’re excited to try out the lighter weight more portable Neat steam cleaner. First, it’s made of plastic and not steel but the broiler inside is steal. We like the simple to use design and the look of the Neat. It looks like it was designed by Apple with it’s sleek white design.
To start you simply push the only button and wait for it to go green. Then you’re ready to clean. If you want to watch us clean with a steam cleaner check out our steam cleaning playlist on YouTube. It’s the same concept no matter what machine you use, they’re just made of different materials and varying quality. You’ll see a video where we discuss a handheld steam cleaner vs a canister and so forth.
The first thing we looked at was the accessories and their quality. Cheaper steam cleaners often have accessories that are cheaply made – but not with the Neat. They are as sturdy as the Tosca and superior to any we’ve seen at this price range. In fact, when we talked to Dupray and asked they confirmed that the brushes are the exact same on both models.
The accessories such as the floor, triangle and mirror tools are slightly smaller, but you get a lot for your money and the quality on everything is the same as their higher end model, which is pretty amazing.
Here’s what you get:
1 Rectangular Floor Tool
3 Microfiber Pads
1 Window Tool
2 Extension Tubes
1 Microfiber Cloth – but we love the Norwex brand cloths, more expensive but they hold up the best. We’ll put a link to those in the product description.
1 Triangular Tool to get in corners
1 Triangular Tool Microfiber Bonnet
5 Nylon Brushes (great because you’re covered if they wear out)
1 Brass Brush (perfect for stoves, ovens, bbqs or baked on/stubborn jobs)
1 Addfresh fragrance disc
Ok, now on to the actual steam. The Neat heats to 275° and takes about 7 minutes to heat up.
The Dupray Neat uses ordinary tap water – no need to use distilled. You do need to flush it out after about 20 hours of use so you get the most life from your Neat steam cleaner but upkeep is super simple.
Tank holds 54 oz. for almost an hour 50 min. of cleaning time.
The Neat is lightweight and portable with a retractable handle that fits right into the unique cube design. It’s also easy to grasp and carry around. Super simple design to turn it off and on. Just push in the button and wait for it to turn green to start cleaning.
The Neat weighs 9 lbs without water.
We’ve long been a fan of Dupray for their durable, high quality steam cleaners along with their modern design aesthetic. Dupray made a machine that is simple and elegant that’s unlike any other steam cleaner we’ve seen. It’s not just a copy cat like many of the others.
One feature we like to see in a steam cleaner is a lock so you don’t have to hold the button down on your own. So we like that the Neat has a lock on the handle.
Filling up the Neat is simple – you just unscrew the cap and fill until the water pools around the top. It has a built in funnel.
Easy storage with the cord that wraps around the bottom and it has wheels on the bottom.
The Dupray Neat has a 3 year warranty and a lifetime warranty on the boiler.
Drawbacks of the Dupray
We can’t have everything we want in one machine for this price but there are a few things on our wish list.
There’s no readout on the Neat or any way to see how much water is inside when you’re filling it up or using it. It fills fast and heats up fast but you just have to wait until the steam diminishes to know it’s time to refill.
It also doesn’t tell you when it’s time to flush it with a vinegar/water solution or have a way to drain out the water on the bottom like the Tosca does.
The funnel is a little challenging to fill because you need an air pocket or the water won’t drain inside.
We wish there was something to hold all of the accessories like a bag. Also, we wish for a round, longer brush tool – like I always wish for an accessory that has a brush on the end sort of like a toilet brush.
Janet found sometimes avoiding getting out the Dupray Tosca out because it’s quite heavy and is harder to carry. So she only used it for heavy duty cleaning or when I had a project. It’s not something you want for smaller jobs, like to touch up your car.
So the Neat is perfect but it won’t replace the Tosca but I admit I’m using it more often – which is great for keeping the house clean!
This is one of those rare products that’s worth a lot more than the retail price. When you compare to the others in the market that have cheaper accessories, cheaper fabric on their covers and less durable plastic it is FAR SUPERIOR. I don’t know if we could recommend a product more than this one.
We love it and give it our highest recommendation. If you buy one, let us know if you love it as much as we do. And as we always say, we cannot be responsible if you develop a cleaning addiction. Try not to clean for more than 3 hours at a time!
Two Moms Review is written by Diana (longer, redder hair) and Janet. We’re both married and have 2 kids, a boy and a girl. Our daughters are friends too. We love to review products to see if they measure up to a busy mom’s life.
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