8 Optima Steamer Features: Best Steam Cleaner



8 Optima Steamer Features. What makes it the best steam cleaner? Read on to find out!

8 optima steamer features: best steam cleaner

1. Eco-Friendly

Optima Steamer was designed and built with the environment in mind. Without sacrificing power and efficiency, engineers were able to create a steam washing machine that uses a fraction of the water of a pressure washer. The Optima Steamer can generate enough steam to clean the surface and interior of the average car using less than a gallon of water. 

The Optima Steamer is also chemical and toxic-free. No need to add detergents or soap. The steam is capable of sanitizing surfaces and you don’t have to worry about any harmful residues, chemicals, or toxic waste that detergents may contain or leave behind. 

Another eco-friendly aspect of the Optima Steamer is no runoff or overspray. Minimize your eco-footprint and avoid expensive fines from breaking environmental regulations involving wastewater and water pollution (Clean Water Act).

2. User-Friendly


The Optima Steamer is a high-efficiency heating system providing sufficient and powerful steam during operation. Regulate the humidity of the steam with the moisture control valve.

The AI (artificial intelligence) built-in chip is operated by the internal CPU monitors and controls the mechanical and electrical operation of the machine. 


The Optima Steamer has a full-fledged failsafe six-stage protection system. If any problem occurred during operation, the programmed LCD circuit board along with internal sensors displays a message on the 5” LCD display immediately for the operator to see and shuts down automatically. 

Low Maintenance

The engineers of the Optima Steamer designed the machine with the operator in mind. The machine has an advanced structure to facilitate maintenance and durability. Easily identify the problem with the LCD display and quickly resolve it. 

Only requires maintenance every 3 to 6 months. Regular or daily checks will help to minimize repairs and increase the longevity of the machine. 


A simple and sleek design. Features are easily accessible and visible. Automatic water filling (no more manually filling the water tank). No chemicals are needed to get the job done.


The machine is (L x W X H) 1,000 x 660 x 890mm and depending on the model, weighing 207 lbs (XD model) to 187 lbs (XE model). 


The Optima Steamer has a low noise level only producing 90~95 dB when spraying.

3. Accessories

The Optima Steamer is a cost-effective machine with dozens of specialty accessories. Find accessories for any application within all industries. Accessories easily attach/connect to your Optima Steamer to save you time.

4. Sanitation

The Optima Steamer isn’t just an industrial cleaning machine. The steam makes it the most reliable method for sanitizing and disinfecting equipment and surfaces. The Optima Steamer has been tested against Salmonella, Staphylococcus, Escherichia Coli, Campylobacter, and Listeria Monocytogenes to determine if the vapor steam could eliminate these foodborne pathogens and it does! Side note, the vapor steam machine can also eliminate Brett, Zygo, and tartrates.

The Optima Steamer is a 2 - 1 industrial cleaning machine. It’s not just ideal for the food industry (industrial kitchens, processing plants, wineries, restaurants, etc). The vapor machine can be applied to just about any industry. From healthcare to education, manufacturing to transportation, construction to oil, gas, & energy, and so much more. 

No matter what industry you are in, you can feel confident that whatever you clean is deodorized and sterilized. Work in a safer environment that’s rid of bacteria, dust mites, mold, viruses, pathogens, dirt, grease, odor, stains, and oil.

5. Portable

Clean anywhere! Take your steamer to places other equipment won’t fit or can’t clean. Take your Optima Steamer to Stationary Car Washes, Parking Lots, Wineries, Commercial Kitchens, Service Bays, Bakeries, Breweries, Factories, Underground Structures, Boat Docks, Plane Hangars, Neighborhood Streets, Hospitals, and more.

The compact size and design, and wheels make the machine easy to maneuver.

6. Safety Features

The Optima Steamer has a full-fledged failsafe six-stage protection.

1. Thermostat

The machine’s temperature is set between 194˚F ~ 212˚F. This prevents any false pressure reading while operating the machine.

2. Automatic Air Purge System

Optima Steamers are equipped with an electronic valve that purges air to avoid false pressure reading. If the thermostat reads below 212˚F, this triggers the electronic valve to open.

In this situation, the machine automatically assumes that the high pressure is a result of internal air. The machine will automatically switch from user mode to operating mode and will open the electronic valve to remove internal air.

3. Pressure Control Switch

The machine's pressure switch is preset to 8 bar (116 psi). If at any time during washing operations, the steam pressure exceeds 8 bar, the heaters will shut off. If the steam pressure falls below 8 bar, the heaters will automatically reactivate. The machine is also preset to 10 bar (145 psi) for the safety device in an emergency only.

4. Safety Valve

Pressure is released when steam pressure exceeds 9.5 bar (138 psi).

5. Low Water Probe Sensor

If there is not enough water in the steam vessel, the water probe sensor prevents the vessel from heating. 

6. Non-Return Valves

The two non-return valves prevent steam from back drafting.

7. Y-Strainer

If a freeze rupture occurs, the Y-strainer which is connected to the steam drain is designed to break first before other important parts.

8. Water Pump Running Time

In normal operations, to avoid dry running, the machine is programmed to shut off after running for 40 seconds.

9. Programmed Operating

Optima Steamers are programmed with an intelligent system that checks the condition of the machine and takes the necessary steps to prepare the machine for a safe operation.

10. Emergency Stop

In case of a failure in the product or an emergent situation, the operator can push the emergency stop button to shut off all electrical power sequences inside the main power enclosure. To resume operation, twist the button clockwise.

7. Reduce Operating Costs - Save Money

Because the Optima Steamer doesn’t produce any runoff, you don’t need to purchase a wastewater storage tank, or a wastewater treatment system. Also being a chemical-free steam cleaning machine, you can minimize the overhead costs of purchasing detergents and chemicals. 

Also, see a decrease in your water bill. Here is a comparison - automatic, manual, and steamer - of the average amount of water it takes to clean one car:

  • Automatic Car Wash - 120 Liters
  • Manual (Self-Service) Car Wash - 100 Liters
  • Steamer - 3 to 8 Liters (depends on vehicle size and dirtiness) 

The Optima Steamer XD is also very fuel-efficient. The diesel burner will only ignite to maintain operating pressure during use. So, the diesel burner isn’t always firing or constantly consuming fuel. 

If the boiler burner did continuously fire, roughly 1.1 gallons of diesel would burn per hour (very unlikely for this to happen). 

Taking a typical workday of 8 hours, if you ran your machine continuously, roughly 2 - 3 gallons of diesel would be used for continuous cleaning operations.

8. Increase Operation Productivity - Save Time

Save time and money! The Optima Steamer can handle a dual spray gun system, one machine, and twice the manpower. Two operators can work without sacrificing steam pressure, heat, or power. This machine can handle two jobs at one time.

Wash a Car/Sedan
One Hose: 20 Minutes
Two Hoses: 8 Minutes

Wash an SUV/Truck
One Hose: 25 Minutes
Two Hoses: 15 Minutes

Whether you have one operator or two, you don’t have to worry about any lag time between jobs. The machine is designed to activate the pump and diesel burner automatically to allow enough steam to be generated during washing operations without any time interval.

NorTex Sales and Service

NorTex Sales and Service (Hotsy Certified Dealer) is an industry leader in commercial cleaning equipment. NorTex technicians are industry experts, knowledgeable of all equipment, and able to fix any problem. 

If you run into any problems with your machine, give us a call or put in a service/repair request. You can also bring your machine to our shop to have a service technician take a look at it. We are located in Kilgore, Dallas, and Odessa.

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