Choose Wisely for Best Results

Although ‘wet’ and ‘dry’ are both steam, it’s essential to choose the right type to ensure best results, and avoid causing  problems for equipment, operators, and worker safety.  An understanding of the difference and performance of each will make it easy to determine which is the best solution for your company’s cleaning and sanitation needs.

Not All Steam Is The Same


Wet steam is produced by heating water in a flow through coil to over 212 degrees.
It produces more volume at the outlet to move debris off surfaces and away from the area. Steam cleaners are the most common use of wet steam, which quickly condenses back to water.


Dry steam, also known as saturated steam, is produced by heating water in a closed chamber.
Dry steam is the gaseous form of water that is able to carry heat and can travel around obstacles and reach areas that wet steam cannot.

Choose Based on Results

Your choice is determined by:

What you’re cleaning The desired results The cleaning environment



When your goal is to save water and sanitize the area, or you need to reach hard-to-access areas, then dry steam is your best choice.

Common uses for dry steam include:

  • Barrel cleaning
  • Food prep cleaning and sanitizing
  • Conveyor line sanitizing
  • Auto detailing
  • Effective in removing bacteria, mold, yeast and fungi

When you are cleaning debris from surfaces and water consumption is less of an issue, then wet steam is the smart choice.

Common uses for wet steam include:

  • Removal of grease, oil, and residues
  • Removal of other unsanitary build-ups

Both wet steam and dry steam enable you to clean
virtually anything and anywhere.

The convenience of being able to clean in place, save money by conserving water, and create a safe and clean environment for your operations and employees makes steam the smart choice!

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