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At Kärcher, we know that maintaining a high standard of cleanliness can mean going one step further. The Kärcher SC1 handheld steam cleaner allows gentle, revolutionary cleaning at home.

SC1 Handheld 15162320 https://www.kaercher.com/uk/home-garden/steam-cleaners/sc1-handheld-15162320.html At Kärcher, we know that maintaining a high standard of cleanliness can mean going one step further. The Kärcher SC1 handheld steam cleaner allows gentle, revolutionary cleaning at home.
Kärcher 99.99 GBP
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Relying on nothing but water, the SC1 promises a deeper clean than ever before. From stubborn stains to kitchen surfaces, this handheld steam cleaner can provide deep cleaning results in even the most awkward corners and angles. This lightweight unit is incredibly versatile, coming with a number of different attachments designed to make light work of any household cleaning task. By making use of steam, rather than traditional water cleaning methods, this multi-use steam mop makes the removal of dirt and grease effortless. Simply put, all nooks and crannies from the top to the bottom of your property can be transformed in a matter of minutes with the Kärcher SC1. The lightweight design and inclusion of an extension hose ensure that you can bring chemical-free deep cleaning to every last corner of your home with ease.

Features and benefits
Steam cleaner SC1 Handheld: Powerful 3.0 bar steam pressure
Powerful 3.0 bar steam pressure
Easily removes all types of dirt – even in hard-to-reach areas.
Steam cleaner SC1 Handheld: Small, handy and easy to store
Small, handy and easy to store
Easy storage in even the smallest of cupboards. All accessories can be stored in the accessory bag.
Steam cleaner SC1 Handheld: Classic floor cleaning kit
Classic floor cleaning kit
Outstanding cleaning results on any hard floor around the home.
Multifunctional premium accessories
  • Effective cleaning on different surfaces with the floor nozzle, hand nozzle and round brushes.
Cotton cover for manual nozzle and floor cloth
  • For sparkling clean results
Child lock on machine
  • A locking system offers reliable protection against improper use by children.

Technical data

Area performance (m²) 20
Heating output (W) 1200
Max. steam pressure (bar) 3
Heating time (min.) 3
Bolier / tank (l) 0.2
Current type (V/Hz) 220 240 / 50 60
Weight without accessories (kg) 1.6
Dimensions (L x W x H) (mm) 321 x 127 x 186


  • Childproof safety lock
  • Safety valve
  • Integrated funnel
  • Floor cleaning kit, Classic + 2 x 0.5 m extension tubes
  • Equipment, Manual, detail, power nozzle, round brush
  • Extension hose
  • Accessory bag
  • Terry floor cloth, 1 piece(s)
  • Terry cloth cover for hand tool, 1 piece(s)
  • Measuring cup
Application areas
  • Floor cleaning
  • Taps
  • Wash basin
  • Wall tiles
  • Windows, mirror
  • Extractor hood
  • Hobs

SC1 Handheld is rated 3.1 out of 5 by 28.
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not what I expected! I have the Karcher window vac and have recommended it to everyone I know! I bought the SC1 believing it would be an equally great product but am really disappointed to say it isn't. The main difficulty is that the handheld part is heavy even without water in- I have to get someone else to help as it's really tricky on your own! You have to keep your finger depressing the button for steam as you use it and so it is cumbersome and awkward to use I'm afraid. The steam runs out after about 5 minutes use too. I have reverted to a traditional mop and bucket now as it's such hard work! I would say the steam nozzle for doing small areas like the cooker works fine but definitely not as a floor cleaner. Really disappointed as I was so excited when buying this!!It won't put me off buying Karcher products but I will definitely 'road test' them first next time :)
Date published: 2017-11-04
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not soo good like I expected Not easy to use it because of button. Doesn't clean soo good like I expected
Date published: 2017-10-28
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Very inefficient Short flex so can't cover much ground, hard to keep steam button down, bits of cloth one fits over the 'mop head' bunch up pretty instantly. Very odd cleaning head - just bits of cloth - considering an expensive piece of equipment. Used it about three times and about to throw it away
Date published: 2017-10-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Cleans floors brilliantly, but a few complaints ! Cleans floors fantasticly, recommended for this, great steam power, but cable could do with being a longer, holding button for steaming gives you a sore thumb, and i thought it would have attachment to allow to clean rugs and carpets but there isnt one. If they ever re-model it these would be of great benefit and would sell many more. Slight adjustments worth doing. The stick SC1 Karcher steam cleaner does steam clean much better than my previous steamer Vax.
Date published: 2017-08-27
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Satuates the floor !! Bought this 3 months ago, it leaves the floor soaking wet and takes ages to dry, no good for my 90yr old dad so I'm trying to take it back tomorrow
Date published: 2017-02-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very useful item Have found this easy to use, if a little heavy but makes a good job of kitchen tiles, cooker hood and worksurfaces. Nozzle attachment reaches the grotty bits in the shower cabinet where water can gather - my pet hate, so worth it for this alone!
Date published: 2017-01-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product Ive had this for a few weeks and the wife just loves it and is saved me a bag full of money redecorating the whole kitchen lol
Date published: 2017-01-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I have a solution to the 'sore thumb' issue... A robust, well engineered and well made product - much tougher than my H2O that it has replaced as the stem for cleaning the floor is a LOT more solid and can take pressure. Accessories click in with ease and feel solid. It also packs away a lot more neatly than the H2O. I also prefer the floor cleaning pad as it can be folded over so you can get multiple uses out of it before it needs to go into the wash. However, I would like a little more 'swivel' with the floor cleaning head to get around bases of toilets more easily. My main gripes: 1) Cable length, could do to be about 50-100cm longer 2) Wetness of floor - floor can be quite wet after cleaning 3) Tank capacity - just enough to clean our (largish) kitchen floor, nicer if a bit bigger Sore thumb solution... Probably why you're looking at this review(!) Most people are complaining about the fact that you have to keep the button pressed down to dispense steam whilst cleaning, leading to a sore thumb after extended use. There is an undocumented solution though that will solve this problem, at least on my machine. With the child-lock turned off, press the steam button. Then, WHILST the steam button is pressed in, turn the child-lock back ON. This will keep the steam button pressed in and hey-presto, no more sore thumb. To release the button, just turn the child-lock back off. Hope this helps for those who find this the only main problem.
Date published: 2016-12-21
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