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NOW CLOSED Kärcher steam cleaner feedback thread: Non testers – win a steam cleaner (RRP: £219.99) for yourself by letting Kärcher know your home’s ‘dirty secrets’

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SoYo Tue 26-Mar-13 16:18:24

Non-tester here too.

My biggest dirty secret is above eye level in the bathroom! The tiles are grotty & definitely need a deep clean as does the vast majority of the house but with a three week old baby & a 1yr old puppy I can't see this happening for a while without a one stop solution!

Non-tester here

I am domestically challenged, and am the proud possessor of three teenage sons and two dogs, so we have plenty of dirt in our house. My biggest dirty secret is that, although I do Hoover/sweep the wooden floor in the lounge and dining room, I haven't ever mopped them (apart from cleaning up spills etc). blush

It was easy to set up, I found the manual a little vague, but it was easy to set up.

I used the cleaner on our laminate flooring, hob, grouting behind the hob, the benches.

First impressions. These were mixed. There should be more cloths for the money, maybe another two of the same, and these get wet really quickly.

The cleaner left the floors a lot wetter than the adverts make it seem! At first I was disappointed, but then saw how quickly they dried so was more impressed.

Having pulled out the sofa I saw my son's sippy cup had spilt at some point a while ago <the shame> and the steam cleaner made it so easy to clean up the mess. Literally two spurts of steam and a quick wipe. It was bloody brilliant.

The grouting wasn't cleaned with the steamer though. I don't know why it wouldn't work, but that part was disappointing.

the best thing for me was how it cleaned the laminate floor. Honestly, it looks amazing! It got all odd marks which accumulated over the two years living here. That was pretty awesome!

Also, as an added extra, I located the position of the bloody ants in the flat, and steamed them. I'm pleased to say I think they are gone :D

wannabeEostregoddess Tue 26-Mar-13 15:50:14

~ Did you find setting up the Steam Cleaner easy, were the instructions helpful?

Very straightforward and the instructions were clear.

~ Where have you used the Steam Cleaner?

Kitchen cupboards, made very light work. The laminate floors and lino in the kitchen. The hob. Also on the dining table. But the varnish came off it.

~ What were your impressions from the first few uses?

Easy to use. Great to get into nooks and crannys where otherwise I would need a toothbrush. It left the floors a little dryer than a mop but was much quicker. The cloths do get sopping wet very quickly though and ofcourse dirty. I think really if I had been paying upwards of £200 I would have expected atleast two of each cloth. I know they can be bought seperately but still.

~ What cleaning chore have you been most pleased with the results from using a Steam Cleaner?

Getting gunk out from the joins in the floor. If I had grout that needed doing it would be great. I will in my new house but none in this one.

I wont be online next week until maybe friday due to the house move. So if I am late to the next questions forgive me!

AlexMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 26-Mar-13 15:21:31

This is the thread for the lucky 30 testers who were sent a steam cleaner by Kärcher and our currently using it to do the spring clean.

Kärcher say their Steam Cleaners "revolutionise home cleaning, tackling any and all frequent and difficult cleaning tasks with professional results and abolishing the need for hours of endless scrubbing! Our steam cleaner is a natural and environmentally-friendly solution that provides a family-focussed alternative from chemical cleaners that aggravate allergies and are harmful to children, killing 99.99% of all common household bacteria without the need for detergents"*

Testers are trying the SC 2.500 C

Testers: we'll be asking you to add feedback twice - we'd like your first impressions now and in a week we will add some more questions.

So, for your first impressions, Kärcher would love to know:

~ Did you find setting up the Steam Cleaner easy, were the instructions helpful?
~ Where have you used the Steam Cleaner?
~ What were your impressions from the first few uses?
~ What cleaning chore have you been most pleased with the results from using a Steam Cleaner?

If you're not an official tester but you'd like another chance to get a steam cleaner (RRP: £219.99) for yourself then please share on this thread where in your house could really benefit from a bit of a deep-steam-clean. What's your home's 'dirty secret' wink? the place where you've let the grime build up and now can't bear to look at? Where would you most want to use the steam cleaner?

Thanks and good luck!
MNHQ

*When thoroughly cleaning with the Kärcher Steam Cleaner 99.99% of all common household bacteria will be killed on common household hard floor surfaces.

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