Karcher arranged to have its steam cleaners tested in an independent laboratory for effectiveness in fighting viruses.
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. At the present time, disinfectants are to be reserved primarily for outpatient and inpatient care, but steam cleaners can make a valuable contribution to general hygiene – both in private households and in commercial and industrial use.
*Tests have shown that with spot cleaning of 30 secs at max. steam level with the Karcher home steam cleaner 99.999% of enveloped viruses such as coronavirus or influenza (excluding the Hepatitis-B virus) can be removed on typical household, smooth, hard surfaces (test-germ: Modified-Vaccinia-Ankara-Virus).
**When thoroughly cleaning with the Karcher steam cleaner 99.99% of all common household bacteria will be killed on typcial household, smooth, hard surfaces, provided the cleaning speed of 30 cm/s at max. steam setting (test-germ: Enterococcus hirae). With Karcher professional steam cleaners SG(V) this is 99.999%, according to EN 16615:2015-06, on PVC floors. (test germ: Enterococcus hirae ATCC 10541).
The Karcher SC3 Upright is Karcher’s best performing home user steam mop and is ready to use in just 30 seconds killing 99.99%* of bacteria using nothing but tap water. The SC3 upright has 3 predefined floor settings and the LED lights indicate when the machine is ready for use ensuring the perfect amount of steam is allocated as well as delivering continuous steam. The integrated descaling cartridge continuously prevents the build-up of limescale; and because Kärcher steam kills 99.99% of bacteria*, its ideal for allergy sufferers. The new EasyFix floor tool system ensures convenient and fast hands-free cloth removal.
Exclusive 3 year warranty when purchased from ourselves direct.
|Cleaning performance per tank filling (approx.) (m²)||60|
|Heating output (W)||1600|
|Cable length (m)||5|
|Heating time (min.)||0.5|
|Tank capacity (l)||0.5|
|Current type (Ph/V/Hz)||1 / 220 240 / 50 60|
|Weight without accessories (kg)||3.1|
|Dimensions (L x W x H) (mm)||314 x 207 x 1185|
- Childproof safety lock/safety valve
- Hook-and-loop microfibre floor cloth, 1 piece(s)
- Carpet glider
- Descaler cartridge
- Integrated on / off switch
- Home User product only - Any Professional or Commercial use will invalidate warranty
|Country of Origin||DE|
|Customs Tariff Number||84243090|
|Size mm||770 x 197 x 177|