This is a steam mop with a difference. All of our other steam mop recommendations are single feature as in they allow you to mop any hard floor.
The Karcher SC3 is a multifunctional steam cleaner that has a powerful steam mop as part of a whole host of other attachments that enable you to clean your whole home with steam instead of just the floor.
If your home consists mainly of hard flooring and you are looking for an all in one total home cleaning solution that will enable you to clean your entire home then the Karcher SC3 is well worth paying a premium for to get the additional benefit of being able to clean multiple other parts of your home as well as the floor.
Steam kills bacteria and sanitizes your home without the use of any chemicals making it a very environmentally friendly and natural way of cleaning your home.
There is a definite advantage of using this method over traditional scrubbing of tiles and toilets and sinks with harsh, expensive cleaning products.
With the Karcher SC3 you can do it all with nothing more than tap water and the power of steam.
Karcher is more well known for their pressure washers than steam mops but the their main focus is on cleaning using high pressure whether that be with water or steam.
They make cleaning products for the professional market as well as the domestic and that is a big plus because they can transfer everything they learn from the commercial super durable cleaners they produce and make that same technology available on their domestic single home use products.
It’s a bit like a Mercedes formula one car. One of the reasons that Mercedes cars are so highly regarded is their reliability and how advanced they are in making the rider experience so inviting.
One of the reasons they can make their road vehicles so outstanding is that they take everything they learn from the formula one car and filter that down over time into their road cars.
It’s the same with Karcher when it comes to cleaning. They offer a huge range of top-end industrial cleaning products which says a lot for the respect that they command in the business sector and you can benefit from that with one of their domestic steam cleaners
It comes with a suite of accessories and tools that are going to be perfect for getting to every corner of your home that needs cleaning.
It comes with the main mop head, a large brush head, super high-pressure nozzle for the toughest ground-in stains and a small brush head.
One button releases each attachment and each attachment clicks effortlessly onto the pole.
The entire product weighs just 3kg so its pretty lightweight anyway but it has a different feel to a standard steam mop because there is the cylinder element to it as well. when using it as a mop it almost feels weightless because the pole and mop head must weigh no more than 1.5kg and the steam makes the mop head glide across the floor.
If you don’t like heavy vacuum cleaners or cleaning products then this is definitely going to work for you.
This is the easiest to use steam mop we have tested due to its very low weight but it has cleaning power that punches well above its weight.
Almost everything you go over leaves the surface very clean in a single pass. Dried in stains such as wine or coffee may need a couple of swipes but it’s amazing how powerful the power of steam is in removing grime.
It only takes 30 seconds to warm up before you are good to go and the micofibre cloth can be clipped on to the mop head without even bending down.
The clever design allows you to just place the mop head cloth on the floor and the head then just clips in by pushing it on to the cloth.
There are two levels of steam to choose from and you activate the steam from the handle with your index finger.
Once you are done with mopping the floors, the smaller cloth fits over the large brush head ready for cleaning higher level surfaces. Whether its kitchen worksurfaces or bathroom tiles you will get the same high level of cleaning performance with this attachment as you do from the floor mop.
The small brush attachment can be used on its own without a cloth to get into corners and in and around taps.
The small nozzle attachment provided a high intensity burst of steam for dirt and grime that has been dried in for weeks or even months.
The water tank has a large 1 litre capacity that is going to be good for multiple cleans before it needs to be refilled.
It also comes with an integrated descaling cartridge to ensure to prevent the build-up of limescale.
There are very few downsides to this steam cleaner and the only thing you really need to be aware of is there is no cable rewind and nowhere built into the steam cleaner to store the cable away.
We found ourselves wrapping it around the pole when we were done and it didn’t really cause any inconvenience but we found ourselves looking for where the cable should be stored because it’s something you come to expect as standard.
It is suitable for cleaning glass but it doesn’t come with a window squeegee so you need to use the nozzle and a cloth.
An all in one steam cleaning that does much more than a regular steam mop.
You do pay a premium for the additional functionality but when you consider that this all in one steam cleaning unit is literally all you need to clean your entire house from top to bottom without the need for expensive cleaning products it’s actually cheap for what you are getting.
A premium brand that delivers with a top quality cleaning product that represents excellent value for money.