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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 79.99 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 3.2 out of 5 by 25.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Works great but costs effort Just bought the machine and it does the job great. However I do have a sore thumb now since you need to keep the button pressed (firm) all the time. Not good for people who have weak hands! Also you can't see clearly if the machine is ready to use - it's green light just burns when you plug it in, no sign when ready to steam. Could use a carry belt. When cleaning the shower I had to carry it plus press button with one hand and use the other hand to clean. Hope it will be improved for the future!
Date published: 2016-03-07
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Dissappointing purchase I was excited about this product as I previously bought a Karcher Power washer and it has seen a good bit of use and the results have always been superb. However with the stick mop I have very different results. I purchased this thinking it will do the job for cleaning my laminated and tiled floors in one go. (I had a similar product which did the job but thought the Karcher stick mop would be a good replacement). To my dismay it was hardly able to clean 2 floors with its capacity, and the power of steam is so poor, even the tiniest of cleaning jobs (washing basins, taps, kitchen, bathrooms, showers) are a challenge. It just doesn't warrant the money I paid for it and I am extremely dissapointed with it. I should have rather saved the money and bought the higher end steam cleaner like the SC5 or similar.
Date published: 2016-09-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great features Bought this a few months ago and find it easy to use and it makes cleaning a pleasure. Particularly areas that are difficult to reach, like the inner rim of the toilet or around sink holes. Steaming is powerful and yet effortless. Saves me to use so much chemicals which m makes it environmentally friendly and yet very efficient. Can highly recommend it.
Date published: 2015-09-30
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
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I have wanted one of these for a while now so when I seen it on offer I was delighted. I have used it a few times now on various things and it's really good, however, it can be quite cumbersome. It would be better if the flex was longer and the steam switch was on the top of the hose so as to give you a free hand.
Date published: 2016-03-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good steamer but can't clean my rugs My old steamer was very good and had an attachment for the floor cleaner to be able to steam rugs and carpets and it brought them up a treat. Unfortunately that steamer died, so after looking around I purchased this one. I saw it did floors and assumed there would be an attachment for carpets and rugs but there isn't so that is disappointing. Other than that it is a reasonable steamer, does the job. The water tank does my lounge and half the conseratory so have to refill so tank could be a bit larger than 200ml. You also have to hold the on button in whilst using it so it would be useful if there was just an on/off switch instead - I have arthritis and to hold that button in for any length of time hurts my hands too much. If there is a way to lock it in, I can't work it out.
Date published: 2016-09-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great features I bought this product last month and now use it for everything tiles carpets windows really good on alloy wheels
Date published: 2016-04-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Small but good I didn't want a big machine as I already have one that I now find to big for me to use. It does get through the water fast but it's a trade off and it doesn't take much to refill it. The cleaning is pretty good and so was its defrosting. Im just about to do the cooker so hopefully I can report back on how it performed on the worst dirt in the house!
Date published: 2016-03-02
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