One for everything: the steam cleaner. The Kärcher steam cleaners ensure cleanliness in the entire household and your family can be sure that everything is cleaned fibre-deep – completely without chemicals. Hygienic cleanliness with steam: 99.999% of enveloped viruses are eliminated* Whether in the kitchen, bathroom, on floors or even for the ironing, Kärcher really goes full steam and delivers top results. Discover the diversity of possible applications now!
Kills up to 99.999% of coronavirus.* And bacteria.**
Kärcher arranged to have the effectiveness of its steam cleaners in fighting viruses tested in an independent laboratory. The result: if used properly, the machines remove up to 99.999% of enveloped viruses*, such as the coronavirus or influenza, and 99.99% of common household bacteria** from hard surfaces. As at the present time disinfectants are to be reserved primarily for outpatient and inpatient care, steam cleaners can make a valuable contribution to general hygiene – both in private households and in commercial and industrial use.
Enveloped viruses such as the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 can be neutralised with high temperatures. As viruses are not germs or living organisms, experts also talk about virus inactivation. In the laboratory a certified test virus (Modified-Vaccinia-Ankara-Virus), which is representative for enveloped viruses, was distributed on a hard surface. This area was then cleaned with the hand nozzle of a steam cleaner and the appropriate microfibre pad. It was demonstrated that a significant reduction of up to 99.999% of the viruses could be achieved at maximum steam pressure and with a cleaning duration of 30 seconds on one area.
*Tests have shown that with spot cleaning of 30 secs at max. steam level and direct contact to the cleaning surface with the Kärcher steam cleaner 99.999% of enveloped viruses such as coronavirus or influenza (excluding the Hepatitis-B virus) can be removed on common smooth household hard surfaces (test-germ: Modified-Vaccinia-Ankara-Virus).
**When thoroughly cleaning with the Kärcher steam cleaner 99,99% of all common household bacteria will be killed on common smooth household hard surfaces, provided the cleaning speed of 30 cm/s at max. steam level and direct contact to the cleaning surface (test-germ: Enterococcus hirae).
Steam eliminates 99.99 % of all bacteria*
The best method of fighting bacteria is sometimes the easiest: hot water steam. The powerful steam emission, the high steam temperature, powerful nozzles and greatly heated cleaning cloths ensure that Kärcher steam cleaners eliminate 99.99 %* of all common household bacteria on hard surfaces, fittings, tiles, mirrors etc. This was confirmed in the course of scientific studies. Common household bacteria thus practically no longer have any chance.
- Hygiene and fibre-deep cleanliness with steam – completely without chemicals, just with mains water
- Elimination of 99.99 per cent* of all common household bacteria on hard surfaces
- Better cleaning performance than with conventional manual cleaning methods with detergent
- High steam temperature, strong steam generation
* Thorough cleaning with the Kärcher steam cleaner removes 99.99% of all common household bacteria from common household hard surfaces.
You have the choice: The new EasyFix series with improved accessories
The improved wiping mop**
The floor can be a real stomping ground. Unfortunately not only for crawling babies, playing children and pets, but also for bacteria and dirt. Steam cleaners are the perfect solution. On hard surfaces such as stone, tiles, PVC, laminate or sealed parquet, they reliably ensure hygiene and cleanliness without leaving behind chemical residues. The EasyFix floor nozzle with lamellas ensures that the steam remains in contact with the floor for a long time to produce its maximum effect. The clean result: 99.99 per cent of common household bacteria are eliminated. Kärcher steam cleaners are thus considerably more hygienic than conventional wiping mops**. Thanks to the carpet glider, carpets can also be conveniently refreshened with the steam cleaner.
** When thoroughly cleaning with the Kärcher steam cleaner the cleaning performance is better than cleaning with a manual mop and detergent. Tested according to international performance standards.
Because bacteria in the kitchen don't taste good: the Kärcher SC steam cleaner for hygiene and cleanliness.
1) Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 2010; Microbiome analysis and confocal microscopy of used kitchen sponges reveal massive colonization by Acinetobacter, Moraxella and Chryseobacterium species, Massimiliano Cardinale et al., 2016
2) Diversity, distribution and sources of bacteria in residential kitchens, Gilberto E. Flores et al., 2012
3) Global Hygiene Council, 2014
Many different home cleaning tasks – one solution.
With the SC steam cleaners, it's full steam ahead against dirt. A steam cleaner allows you to clean almost all of your household surfaces in a way that is thorough, hygienic and eco-friendly – right down to the smallest crevices. Kärcher steam cleaners offer effortless cleanliness and, thanks to an extensive range of accessories, replace multiple conventional cleaning products – from clothes brushes to steam irons.
Only one tool required thanks to an extensive range of accessories
The extensive accessory line for Kärcher's steam cleaners opens up a multitude of application possibilities in and around the house.
You can find the right accessories for your machine with our accessory finder.
The most environmentally friendly way to clean
Steam cleaning saves up to 80% water compared with conventional cleaning methods and does not pollute waste water with chemicals. One litre of water is enough to create 1,700 litres of steam – enough to clean a 60 m² apartment thoroughly.
In addition, Kärcher steam cleaners allow energy savings of up to 25% compared with other manufacturers. Thanks to the innovative floor nozzle with slat technology, cleaning results are 25% better, saving both cleaning time and energy. Like all other Kärcher devices, our steam cleaners are over 90% recyclable once they reach the end of their service lives.
Typical Kärcher quality
Steam cleaners made by Kärcher: this means outstanding expertise and over 20 years' experience with our own development and production. Our devices impress with their constantly high steam quality and steam power, and high-quality, robust and durable materials, as well as the highest safety requirements which meet Kärcher's own standards. At the Kärcher research centre in Winnenden, new innovations are born, like VapoHydro or our intelligent slat technology, for devices which improve with every generation.