Karcher SC2 500C Steam Cleaner review

I have tried a couple of Karcher products in the past and been very impressed. I love their window vac for removing condensation, and we have one of their pressure washers too, which is amazing piece of kit, and has come in so handy for cleaning the decking, the driveway and the car. 
When Mumsnet gave me the chance to review the Karcher SC2 500C steam cleaner, I was ridiculously excited – a steam cleaner is an item I have been after for a long time, as I know just how handy they can be – especially with 3 messy children in the house!

I was expecting rather a big and bulky cleaner, so I was surprised when I unpacked it and found it was compact, lightweight and easy to move around. There are several different attachments included – a detail nozzle, a hand tool, a round brush and a floor tool so you really can use it on any area of your home. 
I started off with the detail nozzle. We move house in 2 days, so using this meant I could get into all the little cracks and crevices and give the house a freshen up for the new owner.
The video shows you just how easy it is to use. To get things ready, you just lift out the water tank, fill from the tap and slot it back in. Switch on, and wait for the green light to stop flashing and stay lit. Once this happens, you are ready to go – on laminate, on carpet, on furniture – on pretty much anything to be honest! I have found it ideal for cleaning Max’s highchair – it gets right into all the bits I can’t reach with a cloth and I know his highchair will be fresh and hygienic for the next meal. I also love the fact that there is no need for chemicals which I don’t much like using around the little ones as I find it can irritate their eczema.
The Karcher steam cleaner may just be my new best friend. I love it, and I can’t wait to crack it open in our new house and give everything a really deep clean before we unpack. Imagine how good it will feel that first night in our new house, sitting on our freshly steamed sofa, knowing that everything is clean and sparkling. Ahhhh, that will be good….

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  1. May 13, 2014 / 10:37 pm

    I had this one and it’s great, I have donated it to my dad recently to make way for my new one. Can’t beat a good steam cleaner

  2. May 14, 2014 / 8:55 am

    wow it looks fab I could do with one of these in my house I have never tried one! it will be awesome for when you move xx

  3. May 14, 2014 / 2:00 pm

    i like the purpose of steam cleaner butt when i tried small kettle karcher I thought that it takes me quicker to do cleaner around house my using my household cleaner, it literally took me ages with Karcher

  4. May 14, 2014 / 5:13 pm

    This looks great, can’t beleive how small and easy to use it is.

  5. May 14, 2014 / 5:45 pm

    It does sound like a great product. I have also applied (unsuccessfully, sigh). Like the idea that it is so lightweight

  6. May 14, 2014 / 7:26 pm

    Oooh this looks and sounds great. We’ve got a Vax one but I wish we’d shopped around more x

  7. May 14, 2014 / 7:56 pm

    I didn’t realise they were that small, I had visions of a great big machine, I might have to invest in one, only fair as OH has the pressure washer!

  8. May 15, 2014 / 9:12 am

    I absolutely love steam cleaners. They’re such wonderful time savers!

  9. May 16, 2014 / 8:27 am

    I like how copact it is, certainly helps! Looks fab hun, we’re steam cleaner fans in this house too! x #triedandtested

  10. September 30, 2015 / 3:43 pm

    Thank you for the review! It seems really easy to work with it! I am planning to buy a steam cleaner for quite awhile now!

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