Karcher SC952 Handheld Steam Cleaner

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Karcher SC952 Handheld Steam Cleaner

The Kärcher SC952 hand-held steam cleaner has a 1600W heater that heats water up to steam in a few seconds. This feature makes it perfect for all dom...

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published 04/11/2013 | MEL0611
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Mum to Alfie.....now 11 weeks old! Will be back reviewing really soon I hope!!! xxx
Pro Easy to use, safe to use, works well and is effortless to get tiles and other areas clean
Cons None from me
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"Karcher SC952 Steam Cleaner...."

Whilst I am a neat freak and have a tidy house, there are those jobs that you just don't get chance to do every week or as much as I would like, I always wipe the tiles over in my kitchen and bathroom but giving them a good scrub isn't something that I get to do that often, I guess it is the grout as much as the tile and the grease and grime can quickly build up. It was when I was looking in my local Homebase store for some paint that I found the Karcher SC952 Hand Held Steam cleaner, it was the fact that it advertised that this would refresh tiles so I went away and thought about it and then the following day I was back to make a purchase! Here are my thoughts on the product.

The Karcher range is one I knew a little bit about, we have a Jet Washer that is made by them so this is all I really thought they specialised in, there was also a window cleaning product and this steam cleaner. It will cost you around the £60.00 to £65.00 price tag. As I mentioned, I got this from the Homebase store, they often have discount weekends so watch out as you can get a reduction on price. B and Q also stock the product as well as this being available from the Amazon website.

The product is well packaged and upon opening there is a detailed instruction booklet, safety advice and the cleaner itself with three different attachments. There is a window cleaner nozzle, an added bonus for me and then a precision nozzle and a round bristle nozzle for stubborn areas. The actual handheld part, the main body of the cleaner is really lightweight to handle, 1.2kg. The cleaner is yellow and black in colour, a colour trend that runs through all the Karcher products.

I found this really easy to use, you need to plug into the mains and then there is a really long electrical cord so you can move into the area that you need and start working, then you need to add the water into the device, really safe and I have never know this to spill or leak. There is a chamber for the water that holds a quarter of a litre and then it will turn the water into steam. It does this really quickly and then you are ready to give the tiles that deep clean!

To work with, I have found the design really good, there was clearly a lot of thought that went into the design and there is a grove where your hand sits and so it feels like you are very much in control of the body. It works quietly and efficiently to get the tiles clean. This glides across the tiles, I find that if you move it smoothly across the product as opposed to rushing the job, so allow some time to do this then it saves having to go over the tiles twice. The water gets up to a strong heat and the tiles in both my kitchen and bathroom look really good after using this, I have had to use the brush on one stubborn area and this again, was well design and got to work on the grouting as well.

I have since used this on my shower screen and have used the window attachment, I even have a glass topped patio table and rather than cleaning this off with water and a cloth, I just use the attachment as this plugs into my outdoor socket so easier for me and then saving time.

I would be more than happy to recommend this product, whilst you do have to pay out initially, after a few uses I felt that I have made a good choice, it certainly saves on cleaning products and cloths, the only thing that this needs to work is water.

5 out of 5 from me on this one

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  • Dentolux published 05/11/2013
    Excellent review!
  • Nar2 published 04/11/2013
    Handy review but a bit more clarification would be needed - is the window squeegee an actual attachment that you push onto the machine or just one with a handle on it designed to be manually pulled down by the owner? Is there a variable steam control? The product seems to be slated on Amazon UK as not being hot enough.
  • lorriellah published 04/11/2013
    I need this!
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Product Information : Karcher SC952 Handheld Steam Cleaner

Manufacturer's product description

The Kärcher SC952 hand-held steam cleaner has a 1600W heater that heats water up to steam in a few seconds. This feature makes it perfect for all domestic steam cleaning requirements like kitchen work surfaces, ovens and hobs, taps and sinks, windows, mattresses, clothing, tiles and plants. It features a 0.25L capacity removeable tank and is complete with a childproof safety lock and de-scaling function.

Product Details

MPN: SC952

Manufacturer: Kärcher

EAN: 8388765451834, 4039784044173

Included Steam Iron Attachment: No

Steam Iron Function: without Steam Iron Function

Vacuum Function: without Vacuum Function

Variable Steam Regulation: without Variable Steam Regulation

Steam Pressure in Bars: 2

Maximum Wattage of Boiler: 1600

Maximum Capacity of Clean Water in Litres: 0.3

Type / Shape: Handheld

Colour: Yellow

Type of Dust Container: Bagless

Steam Cleaner Type: Handheld

Power Supply: Mains

Freestanding Or Built In: Freestanding

Vacuum Cleaner Type: Steam Cleaner

Steam Cleaner water capacity in litres: 25

Maximum Wattage: 1600

Steam Cleaner Variable Steam Control: with Steam Control

Steam Cleaner Pressure Guage: without Steam Cleaner Pressure Gauge

Shampoo: without Shampoo


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