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 SC5 EasyFix Steam Unit utilises the power of steam to make it one of our top steam cleaning machines.
The Karcher SC 5 benefits from a refillable tank which results in an interrupted cleaning process. There is room on the SC5 for storage of accessories and tools that can be bought to deliver a more versatile range of options to your cleaning.
The SC 5 is great at tackling stubborn patches of grease and dirt on oven doors, hobs and other areas of the kitchen. You’ll also find taking on everyday dirt on different types of flooring and tricky stains on carpets and upholstery an easy task. You can remove unwanted lime scale and mould from tiles, taps and sinks with consummate ease, leaving your home sparkling, fresh and new for you and your guests.
Karcher SC5 EasyFix Steam Cleaner Product Information Sheet
- Cleaning performance per tank filling (approx.) 150m²
- Heating output 2200W
- Max. steam pressure 4.2bar
- Heating time 3min.
- Boiler / tank 0.5 / 1.5l
- Current type 220 - 240V/ 50Hz
- Weight without accessories 6kg
- Dimensions (L x W x H) 439 x 301 x 305mm
- Childproof safety lock
- Safety valve
- Steam flow regulation, On the device (multi-step)
- Integrated funnel
- 2-tank system
- Floor cleaning kit, EasyFix + extension tube (2 × 0.5 m)
- Equipment, hand nozzle, detail nozzle, power nozzle, round brush (small), round brush (large)
- Microfibre cover for manual nozzle x 1
- Descaling powder
- Parking position
- 2.3 m Steam hose with gun