THE POLTI VAPORETTO SMART, FOR A COMPLETE AND PERFORMING MODEL
If the previous shark rotator professional manual seemed too expensive to you, let’s now move on to something a little more accessible than the previous model, but nevertheless showing beneficial performances. We thus find a maximum of 4 bars for the pressure as well as a power of 1500W, all offering a steam flow of 110g / min at the maximum (you can adjust it). It also displays a tank with a volume of 2L and takes only 2 minutes to heat – less than the Kärcher top 1 yet almost twice as expensive! In addition, Polti takes great care to add 9 accessories (including various brushes) as well as dedicated storage.
WHAT DO CONSUMERS SAY?
With more than 60% of customers rating 4/5 or more, this machine has been a great success with consumers. These highlight its ease of navigation – partly thanks to the ergonomic handle – as well as the overall performance of the machine on all types of soil. If they are satisfied on this side, they appear on the other hand more skeptical about the accessories, certainly useful, but too fragile. Some users say, finally, that it would have been useful to have an automatic winder, but this is one thing that Kärcher himself does not do!
Steam flow adjustable up to 110g / min
The high capacity of the tank
Ergonomics and ease of movement
The 9 accessories included
The accessories are relatively fragile
No cable reel
This model clearly wanted to assert itself in the field of value for money, and it was done, displaying performance barely lower than that of Kärcher products, for a price, however, more attractive. Nevertheless, Polti perhaps pushes a little too far by playing the maximum value for money card: if the accessories are welcome (which the previous manufacturer does not), they would have benefited from being more solid for use sustainable. An excellent choice nonetheless which makes us place it in the top 3!
THE WINKEL NVP15, FOR ITS QUALITY-PRICE RATIO
Still among the renowned brands, we now find Winkel, which also plays the accessibility card. The machine in plastic design (of a good quality) comes with a pressure of 4 bars and a power of 1500W, as well as a tank with a beautiful capacity of 1.5L. It is also not a wireless device, so it has a nice autonomy of 35 minutes. Good news: it comes with many accessories, from the squeegee to the multi-purpose round brushes, including the cleaning cloth and the specific brush for the floor.
WHAT DO CONSUMERS SAY?
Consumers appear to be more optimistic with this model, with almost 70% of them giving a score equal to 4/5 or more. This good average, the machine obviously owes to its value for money, an expression which very often comes up in customer reviews. Indeed, they note possible improvements – such as the possibility of enjoying real continuous steam flow – but at this price, they are amply satisfied.
1500W of power and up to 4 bars of pressure
Its 9 ultra practical accessories
Its tank with a large capacity
Its rather good autonomy
Depending on the desired temperature, the heating time varies between 10 and 20 minutes
The handle could be more comfortable
Polti already aimed to compete with Kärcher at its level of range by offering an attractive price. The manufacturer Wenkel, meanwhile, assumes with this model not to play in the same range, which allows it to greatly decrease the price while retaining solid technical characteristics. Certainly this calls for some sacrifices – for example on the heating time – but if you accept them, you will melt before its undeniable value for money.