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Karcher SC1 020 Steam Cleaner delivers super heated steam at high pressure to clean deeper without harmful chemical residues. This is a versatile steam cleaner for all cleaning jobs throughout the home and with its ‘lamellae’ floor, the Karcher SC1 020 cleans up to 35% more effectively that a tradition floor tool.
The Karcher SC1 020 is an entry level model and, as is the case with most steam cleaners, it’s a piece of equipment aimed at giving your home the full once over and leaving nothing to spare.
Using the device couldn’t be easier as it’s ready for work once you’ve unpacked it from the box. Simply fill the 1 litre water tank from the tap, switch on the unit and wait for the water to boil. How long you have to wait is pretty impressive – a mere 8 minutes which, compared to many other cleaners in this price range, is pretty quick. This is probably accounted for by the as-said, 1 litre water tank which is a little small, but you’ll still get a good 25 minutes worth of steaming from it.
Included in the box are a number of attachments which you can fix to your Karcher SC1 020 for a whole variety of jobs within the home. There aren’t any really suprises here – pretty much what you’ll find with any other steam cleaner. It must be said though that some of the attachments – such as the nozzle tool you’d use for ovens and hobs – leave a little to be desired when they are put to use, but on the whole, you’ll find a good selection and quality.
The cleaning of hard floors is where the SC1 020 stands out. The unit is very lightweight and manoeuverable and you’ll find yourself whizzing across the kitchen floor and finishing with steam left in the tank. It’s actually, dare it be said, an enjoyable experience. You have to be careful with your use of the steam, however, hold the steam down for too long and you’ll leave behind quite a few puddles. Alternatively, the Karcher SC1 020 comes with Steam Control which you can use to lower the steam output which pretty much solves this issue.
When it comes to other cleaning tasks around the home, the Karcher SC1 020 is slightly above average in it’s abilities. However, it does seem to struggle when you need to use the nozzle attachment as mentioned above. It’s not a disaster but unless you stumble onto some secret method, you might not get the results you hoped for.
Our Verdict On The Karcher SC1 020 Steam Cleaner
The Karcher SC1 020 is one of the better steam cleaners we’ve reviewed to date – it’s a shame one or two of the attachments let it down.
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- Quick Ready To Use Time
- Steam Control For Different Surfaces
- Compact & Lightweight – Saves Space During Storage
- Childproof Safety Lock Prevents Accidental Steam Release
- Hygenic Cleaning
- 1500 Watts
- 1 Litre
- Cord Length 4M