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Karcher SC1122 Mobile Domestic Steam Cleaner (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

by Kärcher
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (52 customer reviews)

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  • 1400 watt heater
  • 1.2 boiler capacity
  • Very short heating times
  • Steam pressure of 3.0 bar
  • Window Squeegee included for window cleaning
  • Round bristle nozzle for stubborn areas
  • Detail nozzle
  • Two extension poles
  • Floor Tool, Hand Tool, Terry cloth and cover
  • Descaling facility
  • Descaling chemical 100g

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Product details

  • Boxed-product Weight: 6 Kg
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  • Item model number: 1.518-104.0
  • ASIN: B0001I1MTY
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 1 Mar 2004
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (52 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 219,321 in Kitchen & Home (See Top 100 in Kitchen & Home)
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Product Description

Product Description

Karcher SC1122 Mobile Domestic Steam Cleaner is a high performance domestic steam cleaner. The machine works just with the power of water - all you need is a tap and a plug socket. The very short heating time is used to turn ordinary tap water into high-pressure steam, perfect for all domestic steam cleaning requirements such as: kitchen work surfaces, ovens and hobs, taps and sinks, windows, mattresses, clothing, tiles, plants and floors.

The long electrical cable provides a large working radius, letting you do multiple jobs around the house without having to constantly plug and unplug the cleaner. This Karcher steam cleaner comes with an extensive set of accessories, including a power nozzle, round bristle nozzle, floor tool, hand tool, two extension poles, terry toweling cloth and cover, window squeegee and bio-descaler chemical. Give this Karcher a try and you?ll find cleaning is now simple, easy and efficient. The SC1122 also includes a heat safety lock.

Product Description

Perfect for all domestic steam cleaning requirements.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
170 of 171 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Karcher steam cleaners 8 Nov 2007
By helpful
I have been a happy user of Karcher steam cleaners for over 7 years now, and can hopefully help a couple of the reviewers with points they have raised:

- The 'spinning cap' issue. The safety valve is designed so that it will not release until the pressure in the tank has dispersed. It is not a fault, there is no point getting your bodybuilder friends to try to force it. It is a deliberate design feature. I admit that it is very frustrating to have to wait for the tank to cool before you can top it up when you are half way through a job, but surely that's better than getting scalded by steam?
- Limescale. Try putting some vinegar or lemon juice on the limescale and letting it sit for a while before you attack it with steam. I successfully removed large amounts of built-up limescale from around the taps when I moved into a new house.
- Of course you still have to wipe - or in the case of built up, burned on or very old stains - go over them a few times. The steam will loosen/dislodge/melt dirt, but will not make it 'vapourise', if you'll pardon the pun. Steam makes cleaning easier, it does not make it completely effortless. I do think, though, that it gives a better result than chemical cleaning, and without harming the environment or leaving harsh smells behind.
- As for the reviewer who complained that the steam is very hot, well d'oh!
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221 of 224 people found the following review helpful
By Puella
I bought my Karcher S1122 roughly a week ago (and fully intend to review again after a fuller period of time) having put much time into online research and with thanks to the previous reviewers here. Most people seemed to agree that steam cleaners are great, but I found it somewhat arbitrary in deciding which cleaner to go for.

Firstly, dealing with Mr Kershaw's pique about the cap. I assume he had the same problem my partner had early on; in that the filller cap just goes round and round without gripping the thread. My analysis at the time was fairly blunt; either it's cr*p and has broken or it's a safety feature based on the pressure of the tank whilst hot. Thankfully it was the latter - and we didn't have to draft in a multitude of body builder friends to work this one out. Either way, one sends it back as faulty or it's actually quite a good safety feature - no need to get too worked up about it.

Next. I've now spent nearly four days deep cleaning our home for the first time since we moved in - nearly 7 years ago. I have no doubt that the steam cleaner has made this quicker, easier, less back breaking and more satisfying by far.

It's equally horrifying and reassuring to see how much crud one can prise from the dark, damp corners....

I did take the advice of a previous reviewer, and we hired a carpet cleaner for deep clean of the carpets and I'm happy that I can now maintain the carpets-ish, but that in my usual weekly clean, I'm acheiving much more in a shorter space of time.

The kitchen and bathroom in particular are the areas which have benefitted - and the speed with which I can whizz round the surfaces and tiles is great.
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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Time saver 7 Sep 2008
Let's admit it, this gadget will not change your world. You will not be able to throw away all your chemicals (no, it does not remove limescale) and there are areas that will still need some scrubbing. However, it will save you time. It is particularly useful for cleaning tiles and floors. I like using it on floors because they get clean and instantly dry. I've cleaned my kitchen cupboards in half the time it would normally take me. I managed to finally de-grease my cooker hood by first wiping it with vinegar and then steaming off the grease. It is also very good for window cleaning.

All the attachments are useful and the steamer is small and light so that you can wander around the house holding it in your hand.
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98 of 101 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great for Windows 1 Dec 2005
By A Customer
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I really find this good for cleaning the windows. It takes a fraction of the time. The patio door gets lots of fingerprints/mud from the children and this needs additional scrubbing, but for general dust dirt it takes literally 1 minute per window. It is also wonderful for cleaning tiles in the kitchen and bathroom. It is a fantastic labour saving tool.
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67 of 69 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This will change the way you clean forever !! 20 April 2006
You'll never use a mop again. Floors, walls, kitchens and bathrooms. The easiest way to clean tiled walls - no fuss, no mess, just an outstanding finish.

If you fancy a steam cleaner and can afford it, then go for one of these. It's quick and easy, no cleaning solutions, no sprays or liquids are needed. Just fill with water and wait a few minutes for it to heat up - it's as simple as that.

You'll be looking for things to clean - I know I have :)

I'm chuffed to bits with this machine, if I had to name a fault it would be I wish it came with more of the cloths. If you're getting one to Spring clean then order more of the cloths so you're ready :)

Other than than, the only other problem is that I'm totally tired out from all the cleaning I've been doing with this Karcher Steam Cleaner
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137 of 142 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Steaming 23 Feb 2005
By Paul B TOP 500 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Verified Purchase
The Karcher SC1122 is a very useful tool. We bought this mainly for doing our windowsills, they really do come up much cleaner. But since buying the cleaner, we've cleaned our patio (very well, I might add) and tried it on other parts of the house too.
The unit is pretty light, so it's useful for anyone wanting to use it on high places when climbing a ladder, or for someone who isn't that strong. The one problem is that the cable isn't too long, but if you're doing jobs around the house or just outside, it shouldn't be a problem.
Refilling is simple, but I did find myself having to do this quite often with the size of the machine being so small. Still, it wasn't too much effort.
Overall, I'm really impressed with the machine, I certainly think that we've got good use out of it for the price we paid on Amazon.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
2.0 out of 5 stars Very fiddly and doesn't meet the claims
Takes a while to heat up, but then there is plenty of steam

The accessories are fiddly to fit. Read more
Published 1 month ago by JP
1.0 out of 5 stars Can't unlock the boiler screw
Sadly I cannot recommend this product, although I purchased it a while a go & I only use it a couple of times per year. Read more
Published 8 months ago by j
1.0 out of 5 stars Unreliable
I have bought two of these, one in 2008 which stopped steaming in Jan 2011, bought another and now just out of warranty Feb 2012, this one although heating up the water, water just... Read more
Published on 4 Feb 2012 by Phill Wheatley
4.0 out of 5 stars Managed to clean my textured white ceramic tiles
There is not much information available on exactly how to use this IF you have a really tough cleaning job so thought I would share what I did for my kitchen floor. Read more
Published on 15 Jan 2012 by Siew Wei
1.0 out of 5 stars Useless - unless you only want to use it once.
I got one of these over a year ago and used it once successfully. I have no complaints about its performance. It did exactly what I hoped it would. Read more
Published on 16 Dec 2011 by R. A. Brady
5.0 out of 5 stars Does much more than we imagined would be possible!
We hoped it would be useful but it's surpassed our hopes - we're now running out of things to clean:-)
Published on 30 Mar 2011 by Nick
5.0 out of 5 stars childs play
I've used a steamer now for several years but this is the best one i've had, the trigger is that light that the kids could do it. Read more
Published on 22 Mar 2011 by sunshine 96969
2.0 out of 5 stars lousy accessories (I'm also not a karcher employee)
This steam cleaner works. It cleaned the grout on the kitchen floor and made them white again, after about an hour's worth of work for a really small kitchen that is about 6... Read more
Published on 6 Jan 2011 by moomoomummy
4.0 out of 5 stars Karcher SC1122 Good Value
The first Karcher cleaner arrived damaged, Amazon sent a replacement immeadiately & arranged collection of damaged goods. Read more
Published on 16 Oct 2010 by Jojam
3.0 out of 5 stars Mixed feelimngs about this purchase
Not quite sure what to make of this - doesn't live up to the hype.
Cleaning the kitchen floor worked quite well but not sure about the shower and tiles - it seems a lot... Read more
Published on 15 Sep 2010 by J. Adams
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