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The City of Cape Town is under huge pressure to save water as  the dam levels are dangerously low.  All businesses, residents  and visitors need to use water wisely. The Optima Steamer from SteaMachine is approved as a water savng technology and can save massive amounts of water in the business sector.

The Optima Steamer is ideal for the wine industry, making cleaning operations throughout the facility simple and more effective.

  • True dry steam is vapour, which travels much faster than liquid water and can reach deep into harborage areas and the wood pores of barrels.


  • Thorough sanitation, killing Brett, Zygo and Tartrates as well as countless other Micro-organisms.


  • Eliminate yeast and bacteria from various surfaces using little amount of water and no chemicals.


  • Clean hard to reach areas  around winery and tasting room facilities.


  • Steam at the molecular size of H2O can even penetrate deeper than hot water or chemicals into wooden barrels, resulting in much better efficacy on spoilage yeast such as Brettanomyces and Zygosaccharomyces as well as food-related bacteria such as E-coli, Listeria and Salmonella.


  • Vapour steam can easily access and sanitize kegs and the variety of other machinery around your facility.

Laboratory Certifications:


Lab results concluded that the below mentioned yeast spoilage bacteria is completely eliminated by steam cleaning.

Brettanomyces dekkera
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Brettanomyces dekkera

Escherichia coli (E.coli)

Zygosaccharomyces bailii

Steam cleaning with the Optima Steamer™ is a BIG win for wineries!

Optima Steamer Barrel Cleaning Before & After