What the experts say
"The SC3 steam cleaner is a lightweight, supremely easy to use piece of kit that's brilliant for making flat surfaces sparkle and for getting at those hard-to-reach areas that gather gunk. Perfect for family homes, people with pets, those who hate both elbow grease and chemicals and the fastidiously clean."Read Full Review
"Karcher does it again with this mid-priced cylinder that makes light work of steam cleaning."Read Full Review
"If you're looking for an easy to use and reliable steam cleaner, Karcher models are always worth a look...It delivered impressive results on hard floors and ceramic tiles but required serious elbow grease when used to clean the oven and hob, where it sometimes splattered dirt elsewhere."Read Full Review
What users say
25 Jun 2020
Excellent steam cleaner
Compact, good quality, easy to use and effective. Would get five stars if there were clips or equivalent to help stow the power cord and steam tube after use. We've found this model to shift stains in sinks, clean those difficult areas around taps etc, and to clean work tops, floors and individual items effectively. Lightweight (easy to carry up stairs) and no need to worry about water tank - it fills easily and heats up very fast.
24 Jun 2020
My new best friend
Excellent product for cleaning bathroom. It shortened cleaning time by half. It didn’t do very well with the oven. It cleaned glass inside without any issues but it struggled with everything else. I had to spray inside of the oven with oven cleaning product and leave it overnight before using karcher. Also, it would be better if water tank would have visible water level as if you use something smaller than 1 litre jug you need to remember how much ml you’ve put inside otherwise you will overfill
17 Jun 2020
Steam cleaning made easy
This steamer is as good as it claims to be. It’s lightweight and quick to heat up which makes it ideal for my wife to use. I tested it a little on our shower and couldn’t stop as it was so easy to use-swapping heads and shortening or lengthening in seconds. The trigger switch to control steam makes it safe and the 1 litre capacity lasts long enough for most tasks. It refills/re-heats back up so quickly it’s effortless. A great investment to any home with so many uses.Sanitising with only water.
03 Jun 2020
Very Easy to Use
Karcher SC3 is a cylinder steam cleaner. It provides about 20mins if steam. It is easy to fill and heats quickly. It can be topped up quickly when empty. Moving it around is simple and there is a good range of tools. I am happy to recommend it.
27 May 2020
Brilliant steam cleaner! Doing a deep clean during lockdown. It would be better if you could see the water level to help with topping it up and if the power lead and gun tubing could be neatly tidied away. Had to buy extra attachments (fine point nozzle and carpet glider).
05 Dec 2019
Looks great but have not yet used it!
Looks great but have not yet used it! Sorry
10 Jul 2019
Good but not perfect
In hindsight I’d have preferred not to have the easy fix but the cleaning head with tabs which would hold any cloth not just the Karcher. This allows use of any cloth rather than having to buy spares made for the easy fix. The cleaner leaves the floor wet enough to take 20-30 minutes to dry but I’m experimenting with settings to remedy this.
07 May 2019
Fast cleaning and easy to use
Bought this item based on reviews it does exactly what it says cleans the whole house with ease 5 stars
01 Aug 2018
It’s easy to work and cleans great.
It cleans great, it’s more an item for regular cleans than deep cleans but it has kept my carpets looking and feeling new.
07 Feb 2018
Powerful steam cleaner
Very powerful steam jet, lasts quite a bit too. It could do with a few more accessories and options to store both those and the power cord, but other than that I'm happy with it.