It's not too bad
Small and compact
Considering it's size it does produce a good amount of steam
Comes with other accessories
I've found it easy to use
Fast heating time
Good safety mechanism
Managed to remove soap grime and cleaned my oven (I do keep mine very clean so there's not much to clean), it was very good at cleaning rangehood splatter screen (disolved the fat/grease build up)
Cons: ...Wished it can hold more water - then again I did choose to have a small unit Also you have to constantly press the steam button down to create the steam - gets a bit hard to do after 30 mins worth of steaming Seeing other reviews, I wouldn't recommend this unit if you have a proper house, just invest on the bigger models. Mine suited me cause I have a small unit. For how I paid I don't the perfromance. Meet my needs.
Don't buy this product.
Unless you live in Toytown this product is useless. The lead is long enough to clean one average sized room. After one room it runs out of lead and steam. You then have to plug out and leave to cool before you can refill with water. You also have to keep your finger on the button while cleaning which results in sore hands.
Purchased in February 2020.
I bought the SC 1 steam mop about 6 months ago and was tedious to use for simple mopping tasks. The nozzle cracked under the normal mopping operation. Kacher refuses to replaced because the damage was due to normal wear and tear! If the mop can not be used under normal working conditions, it should not be sold to the public.
I bought it few weeks back and found it waste of money after few uses. Water leakage, too less steam... too hard to clean the mess after it’s usage. I put it on gumtree after 3 uses to get rid of it.
Purchased in January 2020.
The reviewer stated that an incentive was offered for this review
Karcher Steam Cleaner worth the $
I literally use this for mirrors, windows, oven, shower, bath, floors, clothes- the list goes on! It's streak free and everything feels really clean afterwards. The cord could probably be longer and you do have to frequently fill the water but these are only small concerns.
Bought it yesterday and love it. Easy to use and my shower screen and mirrors have never looked so clean. Great for the price.i just wish I had bought the floor cleaner to go with it.
Initially indecisive because I was looking for “amazing “!!
I have spent more time trying to find out how to use this product, than actually using it. Not sure why you actually produce a user manual, without the basic - how do you release the power release valve to refill! Once I worked out the basics, it worked ok. I wouldn’t buy again.
Just the worst cleaning apparatus I have ever used. I could have cleaned my whole shower stall in the time I took to read the complicated instructions which went on forever, the assembly and the wait for it to be hot enough...and lo and behold about 3 seconds of steam then nothing. I tried each and every nozzle as well . In all a waste of $139 and will try and return it to Bunnings tomorrow.
Purchased in January 2020 for A$139.00.
Dissatisfied. Waste of money
Bought to clean bathroom. Button too hard to keep active. Steam doesn’t last. Thought it was empty but wasn’t. The amount of time I wasted could of cleaned quicker by hand. Returning it tomorrow. Waste of $139.
I have just used a newly purchased SC 1 Premium for the first time and feel annoyed! For a small handheld steam cleaner I can understand the tank being small but does the refilling of the tank need to be so tedious? There must be a more efficient safety design. Also annoying is the fact that I had, with difficulty and more strength than I seem to have, to press the start button down continually with my thumb in order to use it at all. Another safety feature, granted, but one which I agree might be resolved with a trigger. The amount of steam ge...nerated is impressive but the length of time it lasts is not, so the time it takes to do much cleaning is extended by repeatedly refilling the tank. I bought it to keep the shower cubicle clean but I doubt I'll choose to get annoyed by using it too often.
Karcher SC1 steam cleaning
Waste of money ... I say No to this product, steam last for max 2 min ..
By the time u plan to clean steam exhaust..
the quality of this product is superb but not enough to actually it is suppose to be need to re fill offen ..
Doesn't do the job
Bought this to primarily clean tiles in shower - then other cleaning jobs around the house.
I think build quality is good so was inspired to think it was up to the job.
Turns out, I agree with other reviewers - this model is a waste of money. Runs out in no time and is uncomfortable to use - whoever designed this has obviously never used one.
e.g. you have to keep the button pushed at the top with your thumb which gets uncomfortable after a while - a trigger would have been easier.
Then you have to keep the unit level/upright while using it or it won't work at all. The problem is to do that you have to hold it like a mug - which also gets tiring before too long - or it would if it lasted more than 2 minutes.
- Verified purchase
What an amazing product. Very helpful in the kitchen and bathroom. Removes mould and grime. Easy to use and very compact. Extremely hygienic and healthy to use. No mess. I will recommend this to all my family.
Great little steamer
Bought this from bunnings because my old steamer had clogged up and i had an urgent job to do on a filthy truck interior.
Used it in addition with some all purpose cleaner and a detailing brush and it worked great!
Requires a little patience as it needs to be re filled often but that can be expected for a steamer of this size. In saying that it does heat up very quick and disperses plently of steam at the touch of a button.
Great for use on small -medium jobs
waste of my time and money
Spits water every where, eventually you get stream, last for two minutes. release pressure to refill, wait to re heat. have to hold button in to use, while using tools, took so long, very disappointed. have other items of them and are great.
- Verified purchase
Bought this product to clean my showers, wouldn't remove even the lightest marks from the grout or the flat surface of the tile. The water tank was empty after using for less than 2 minutes. Returned it for a refund and bought scrubbing brushes, at least I know they will do the job. Total waste of money.
- Verified purchase
Great for small apartment
I have a small apartment with tiles - I purchased the floor cleaning kit along with the steam cleaner. It's great for running over the floors once I have vacuumed. I previously had a Kmart steam mop, which was great until it broke and I couldn't find it in stock anywhere. This cleaner is a lot more versatile than the Kmart cleaner as you have a few different attachment options. It can be used for cleaning couches/blankets, windows or showers, and grout between tiles. I noticed a lot of negative reviews around it having a small tank and needing ...to be refilled frequently - to be honest, I don't find this an issue. If I was purchasing a steam cleaner for a house or a larger job, I think you can make a pretty quick good judgment as to whether this product is large enough for the area you are wanting to clean... The only thing I do find a bit annoying is the trigger to dispense steam. Could be positioned better.
Spent more time waiting for cooling/ filling and heating than using!
Thumb operated trigger is a pain.
A squeeze trigger (like petrol pump) would be better.
Only ok for spot cleaning in my opinion.
Maybe the bigger units would be more user friendly.
I won't buy another SC1 that's for sure!
- Verified purchase
Waste of Money
Bought this because of Karcher name and couldn't have been more disappointed. Did not clean grout at all and steam ran out after a couple of minutes and spent most time refilling, Also holding down button for steam in one hand and using attachment in the other hand was awkward.
A total waste of money - do not buy
This is a waste of space, have no idea why Karcher would put their name on it.
Purchased because I have 3 other Karcher products that I love - they perform brilliantly.
Why - because it did not perform, I could clean the same surface far faster with minimal effort, and no chemicals.
Do not believe the marketing.
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