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Kärcher's leading steam cleaner. The SC5 is an essential addition to your cleaning cupboard, with all of the power and attachments that you will need for your home.

SC5 15125020 https://www.kaercher.com/uk/home-garden/steam-cleaners/sc5-15125020.html Kärcher's leading steam cleaner. The SC5 is an essential addition to your cleaning cupboard, with all of the power and attachments that you will need for your home.
Kärcher 429.99 GBP
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The importance of a clean and tidy home is a well-known fact, which is why we continually develop new ways to make cleaning your home easier and more enjoyable. The Kärcher SC5 is cutting edge when it comes to steam cleaning, promising you a thorough clean with unrivalled results and easy use. Not only is the cleaner 100% chemical-free, it’s also lightweight, making difficult tasks and transporting less strenuous. The Kärcher SC5 features our best steam mop – a true revelation when it comes to removing stains from stubborn staircases and dirty carpets. Additionally, the advanced floor nozzle makes it possible to bring the deep cleaning to even the most hard to reach areas of your home. The SC5 also boasts a VapoHydro feature which exerts enough pressure to remove even the toughest of stains while remaining gentle enough to be used on a variety of surfaces around your home. Whether cleaning up after hosting guests or maintaining your home, the Kärcher SC5 can help your home to be spotless effortlessly.

Features and benefits
Steam cleaner SC5: VapoHydro function
VapoHydro function
Adds hot water to steam. Dirt is removed more easily and simply washed away. For even better cleaning results.
Steam cleaner SC5: Comfort Plus floor tool with a flexible joint and innovative cloth changing technology
Comfort Plus floor tool with a flexible joint and innovative cloth changing technology
Outstanding cleaning thanks to efficient lamella technology. Contactless cloth changing - therefore no contact with dirt. Ergonomic, effective cleaning with full floor contact regardless of your height thanks to flexible nozzle joint. With the larger Comfort Plus floor nozzle, larger areas can be cleaned in the same amount of time.
Steam cleaner SC5: Continuously refillable, removable water tank
Continuously refillable, removable water tank
Convenient water filling allowing non-stop cleaning.
Multifunctional accessories for any cleaning task
  • Effective cleaning on different surfaces with the floor nozzle, hand nozzle and round brushes.
High-quality microfibre cleaning cloths
  • For thoroughly clean results and improved dirt removal and pick up.
Child lock on the steam gun
  • A locking system offers reliable protection against improper use by children.
Variable steam control
  • The steam volume can be individually adjusted to the surface and dirt.
Accessory storage and parking position
  • Allowing easy accessory storage, including a parking position for the floor nozzle during breaks.
On/Off dial on the cleaner
  • Easy to switch on and off.
Integrated cable storage compartment
  • Secure storage of the cable and other accessories.

Technical data

Area performance (m²) 150
Heating output (W) 2200
Max. steam pressure (bar) 4.2
Heating time (min.) 3
Bolier / tank (l) 0.5 / 1.5
Current type (V/Hz) 220 240 / 50 60
Weight without accessories (kg) 6
Dimensions (L x W x H) (mm) 439 x 301 x 305


  • Childproof safety lock
  • Safety valve
  • Steam flow regulation, On the device (multi-step)
  • Integrated funnel
  • 2-tank system
  • Floor cleaning kit, Comfort Plus + 2 x 0.5 m extension tubes
  • Equipment, Manual nozzle, detail nozzle, round brush
  • Microfibre floor cloth, 1 piece(s)
  • Terry cloth cover for hand tool, 1 piece(s)
  • Descaler Sticks
  • Parking position
  • Steam hose with gun, 2.5 m
  • Plug for optional ironing
  • Integrated on / off switch
  • VapoHydro function
Application areas
  • Floor cleaning
  • Taps
  • Wash basin
  • Wall tiles
  • Windows, mirror
  • Extractor hood
  • Hobs

SC5 is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 5.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Totally Tip Top bit of kit. Took it out the box and was pleasantly surprised at how well made it was... Then again it is German!! Extra cloths came in a later separate order, no fault of Kaercher's, a British supply problem I'm assuming. Unfortunately that stopped me from really test driving it straight away. First time out was a bit of a learning curve, foldy mop head, no high precision attachments, only one of each head cloths.. Later anyhoo, when all the bits arrived, I totally steamed the whole house except the bearded dragon!! (even tho she was curious as to what I was doing). 4 scrubbing brush cloths, 4 foldy mop head cloths, 9 microfiber cloths, and 2 tanks of water later, the house was done, windows inside and out including!! Was chuffed is an understatement!! Really glad I bought it and looking forward touring it for many years to come... Especially because it cleaned places that couldn't really be cleaned without a steam cleaner.. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND KAERCHER*****
Date published: 2016-10-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A pleasant surprise I bought this as I love the idea of cleaning without chemicals. Reviews of other steam cleaners persuaded me to try it, although I remained sceptical. The cleaning is excellent. It is easy to use and delivers a continuous supply of steam. The size and weight of the device makes it very usable also. My only negative comments are the price and that very few accessories are provided despite the high purchase price (one cover for the hand held tool for example, when you really need 3 or 4 to clean somewhere like a kitchen). Additionally, it would be really nice to have a retractable power cord, although I appreciate this would probably add to the weight and lose some of the storage areas on the steamer.
Date published: 2016-09-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great product, just 1 small problem I bought the SC5 and happy with the steam output but it only came with one cloth for the floor cleaner, that won't clean my kitchen let alone the rest all tile and wood flooring. Can't find any match replacement the pads for the SC5 on eBay / Amazon ( so going to contact Kartcher direct ) With added fine steam attachment and brush it can do all the jobs you want.
Date published: 2016-04-28
Rated 3 out of 5 by from i bought this a while ago we live in a hard water area and was told this would get rid of lime fast. it does not at all .i thought it was going to make cleaning a lot easier i do not find this any better than having a wet cloth .i tried blasting mildew from the shower but again after a lot of steam i was not impressed with the results. i find it heavy. i have now left it for my husband to use on the porslane floor tiles which we are happy with the result.it has started to peel the finish off the kick boards on the kitchen units .the supplier told us this when i went down to see why this was happening.
Date published: 2015-10-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brilliant & versatile cleaner I have had Karcher steam cleaners for over 3 years now and do all cleaning with it. Floors, tops, kitchen, bathroom, Windows, even garden furniture. The iron accessory is amazing too. Only down side is they only seem to last for 9 months despite regular descaling etc and when they go in for service/repair the excellence steps. I have not had one successful repair yet despite frequent returns/receipts and yet more returns the machines are never repaired. This can take months but on the plus side Karcher have eventually replaced the faulty machine. It would be comforting to know what has gone wrong with the steamer and why they cannot be repaired.
Date published: 2015-09-29
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