Top 3 Karcher Steam Cleaners

Karcher are known for creating amazing quality cleaning machines and their range of steam cleaners doesn’t fail to live up to the high standard that’s always set by Karcher products. Which steam cleaner in the range that you should choose will depend heavily on what you intend to use it for. Here are the top 3 Karcher steam cleaners.

#1: Karcher SC4 Steam Cleaner

The Karcher SC4 steam cleaner is number one on the list because it is incredibly versatile and can make light work of cleaning large areas.


1 – Thanks to the two tank system, you can refill the removable water tank and get straight back to work without having to wait for the water to heat up again.

2 – The max steam pressure of the SC4 is 3.5 bar, which is enough to easily tackle even the toughest of stains.

3 – You can contactlessly replace the microfibre cloth on the SC4 making it extremely hygienic.

4 – Kills 99.99% of common household bacteria.

5 – Easy to use steam flow regulator on the handle.


1 – The Karcher SC4 weighs 4.1KG before you put water in it and without accessories. It doesn’t feel overly heavy when carrying out most tasks as it rolls along on wheels for the most part, but it is very heavy when compared to some of the other models available.

2 – The SC4’s tank only holds 0.8 litres. While the two tank system makes up for this somewhat it would still be nice to have to refill it less often.


#2: Karcher SC2 Steam Cleaner

The Karcher SC2 makes number two on the list because of it’s impressive cleaning power and large 1 litre tank which allows you to clean most homes without having to stop and refill.


1 – Steam boost function that allows you to release bursts of steam in order to clean tough areas that are caked in dirt with ease.

2 – Comes with tools to clean windows, carpets and upholstery.

3 – Kills 99.99% of germs.

4 – Safety valve to stop you burning your hand when refilling the tank and a safety lock which prevents children from using the machine.


1 – Heating time is 6.5 minutes. This is quite long, especially since it doesn’t have the two tank system of the SC4 which allows continual steam cleaning.

2 – The standard power cord of the SC2 is shorter than it should be. It doesn’t affect its performance too much but if you are cleaning a large area, the short power cable could be a hindrance.


#3: Karcher SC1 Steam Stick Mop

The Karcher SC1 steam stick mop comes in at number three on the list because it’s so light and agile and makes it a breeze to clean hard to reach nooks and crannies.


1 – The SC1 steam stick mop heats up very quickly, in just three minutes you can begin steam cleaning.

2 – It weighs just 1.6KG meaning you can clean for much longer before taking a break.

3 – Comes with an extension hose that allows you to easily clean every nook and cranny.

4 – Kills 99.9% of bacteria

5 – Steam safety valve to help eliminate the risk of getting burned by steam when refilling the tank and a safety lock to prevent children from using it.


1 – The water tank only holds 0.2 litres which means that you will have to refill it a lot more often than the other two steam cleaners on this list.

2 – As the SC1 is a handheld steam cleaner, you will have to carry it everywhere unlike the SC4 and SC2 which have wheels and roll along with you.

3 – The SC1 is designed for smaller areas so it’s short power cord can be an issue if you want to use it on larger spaces.


Depending on your needs all three of these steam cleaners could be a fantastic addition to your cleaning arsenal. If you need help deciding which Karcher steam cleaner is for you, don’t hesitate to contact us today. Visit us online or call us on 021-496-2288.