Compare Steamshine™ Steam Cleaners
|Manufacturer||CD Nelson Mfg.||Steamaster||Reimer||Hoffman|
|Model||CL2010 G.P.||23.720||CL 870 B||Jel-3|
|Tank Construction||Stainless Steel||Iron||Iron||Iron|
|Adjustable Steam Valve||Yes||No||No||No|
|Heater Protected Against Minerals||Yes||No||No||No|
|Automatic Pressure Switch||Yes||No||No||No|
|Double Wall Cabinet||Yes||No||No||No|
|Plumbing Installation Cost||Not Needed||$400||$400||$400|
|Weekly Rust Removal Time||Not Needed||30 Minutes||30 Minutes||30 Minutes|
|Cost of Rust Removing Chemicals / Year||Not Needed||$164.32||$164.32||$164.32|
|Maintenance Cost / Labor / Year||$15.00||$390.00||$390.00||$390.00|
|Electricity Cost / Year||$256.56||$350.00||$350.00||$350.00|
|Total Cost / First Year||$1,069.56||$2,281.95||$2,221.90||$2,271.95|
|Total Cost / 5 Years||$2,155.80||$5,899.00||$5,839.18||$5,889.23|
Steamshine™ Costs You Less, Much Less!
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All models in the comparison chart have the same approximate usable capacity, and heat up to operating pressure in about the same time.
Energy usage is higher on models with external sight glass, external drain and any other external components, and is not shown.
Electrical costs were calculated at $0.08/kWh at 8-hour working days.
Steamers with iron tanks rust. No estimate has been made for possible damage to jewelry due to rust particles, which can crack, chip or fracture diamonds or colored stones and in time will change the color of jewelry.
No estimate has been made for repairs or replacement parts: steamers with a sight glass require considerably more maintenance, parts, and labor.
No estimate has been made for packing and shipping costs for rusting removing chemicals, which may be substantial.
Time required for maintenance may vary with chemicals used for rust removal, with level of skill of personnel, and with proximity to the source of water.
Costs for labor may vary, as well as costs for plumbing rust blow-down valve and safety relief valve: this MUST be done on all ASME Code steamers. For safety reasons, the pipes should also be insulated as required by most local codes.
Shipping, handling, and insurance costs have been added but are not shown.
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Usable Capacity & Heating Element Location
Steamshine ™ steam cleaners have more usable capacity, and a better design utilizing a dry heating element.