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NOW CLOSED Put a Kärcher Steam Cleaner through its paces (RRP £219.99) and get to keep it after testing.

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AlexMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 11-Mar-13 12:26:22

We've been asked by Kärcher to find 30 UK based Mumsnetters keen to put their Steam Cleaners to the test.

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"*

They are particularly looking for MNers who are brand new to steam cleaning and who are keen to make light work of their cleaning needs. From day to day tasks such as laminate flooring and kitchen surfaces, to those jobs we all put off such as limescale and mould in the bathroom and tough grease on the oven hood in the kitchen.

For more info on the Karcher steam cleaner that's available for test, click here - testers will be trying out the SC2.500C model. Kärcher say "We are thrilled to have created a product that achieves professional standard cleaning without the need for chemicals just using tap water. Our steam cleaners are perfect for busy parents who don't have the time to spend hours on end cleaning but want to achieve a deep down clean. 99.99% of all household bacteria are killed when thoroughly cleaning with the Kärcher Steam Cleaners hard household surfaces."

We're also looking for a further 5 testers to demonstrate the versatility of the cleaner by taking video footage of it tackling a variety of common cleaning issues, including:

~ Everyday dirt on laminate floors or tiles
~ Baked on oven grease (on the over hood)
~ Mould/limescale on bathroom tiles

If you're happy to make a film for Kärcher please tick the box on the application form. Videos will be recorded using a smartphone, so please make sure you have one of the models listed on the form. If you're selected you'll be asked to film yourself in your home using the product. You'll then need to send the footage here to MN. Please note the videos will be edited into a montage and will feature on the Kärcher website as well as on retailer websites. It may also be used elsewhere (eg Facebook, MN) - your name will not be used.

If you're selected to take part then you'll be asked to leave feedback at least twice on a thread on Mumsnet: we'd like first impressions and then some comments after you've used the cleaner a few times. You'll also be asked to add a review to the steam cleaner review section on MN.
Everyone who takes part in the product test and leaves their feedback as requested gets to keep the Kärcher steam cleaner after testing (RRP £219.99).

Additionally, the five testers who send in video footage as required will be sent a £20 John Lewis voucher.
Deliveries will take place on Thursday 21st, Friday 22nd and Monday 25th March. Please indicate on the sign up form what day and time slot you prefer.

If you'd like to take part please add your details here:

Please only apply if you are around at the end of March/ Early April for testing and feedback.

Thanks and good luck!

PS - look out for the feedback thread because if you're not selected there's a chance to win your very own Kärcher SC2.500C worth £219.99!

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

lemontwist Mon 11-Mar-13 13:27:57

Me me me. Am convinced that owning one of these would change my grubby house into a sparkling show home overnight. Hmm maybe not but worth a try.

Kormachameleon Mon 11-Mar-13 13:30:44

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

aristocat Mon 11-Mar-13 13:32:07

meeeeee smile

Weekipper Mon 11-Mar-13 13:33:52

I've been thinking of buying a steam cleaner so would love to put it through its paces.

OohShiny Mon 11-Mar-13 13:34:19

Pick me! <offers gin>

oopslateagain Mon 11-Mar-13 13:36:08

Oh this would be fantastic! What a great product test! I've fallen in love with these already and I've only watched the video, what a saddo grin

fallenempires Mon 11-Mar-13 13:36:43


schilke Mon 11-Mar-13 13:37:57

Would love this.

IamtheZombie Mon 11-Mar-13 13:39:56


< fingers and toes crossed >

PostmanPatsBlackandWhiteCat Mon 11-Mar-13 13:41:20

I would love to try one Please Please
it would help me clean my very grubby house

notso Mon 11-Mar-13 13:42:52

We go away for two weeks on the 25th can I still enter or would I have to be using it straight away? <<considers cancelling holiday>>

georgie22 Mon 11-Mar-13 13:46:34

Done! Would live to test it out.

Pozzled Mon 11-Mar-13 13:52:40

Me please, pretty please, pick me!

maybeyoushoulddrive Mon 11-Mar-13 13:53:59

Oh yes please! I am often mortified at the colour of my floors even though I mop them regularly. Hairy dog paw prints are regular features!

FEEdec Mon 11-Mar-13 13:54:29

Oh I'd love to try this!

lorka Mon 11-Mar-13 13:54:42

Yes please!! smile

Done. This would be really useful in my house move. Two houses to clean!

StateofConfusion Mon 11-Mar-13 14:03:53


<slides home made cake and brownies into thread> grin

Whitershadeofpale Mon 11-Mar-13 14:04:02

Done. Fingers crossed.

AlexMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 11-Mar-13 14:26:36

Hi notso, you will need to be around for testing straight after the delivery so please only apply if you are available to do this. Thanks!

FriedSprout Mon 11-Mar-13 14:28:06

Is there still room, so want to try one of these. Pleeeeease

AlexMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 11-Mar-13 14:31:12

Yes, please apply FriedSprout smile

HugeSigh Mon 11-Mar-13 14:31:39

I'm pretty sure I used all my luck up when I got a Dyson before christmas but I'm going to put my name forward anyway grin

FoxyRevenger Mon 11-Mar-13 14:33:03

Done! I think. Stupid phone.

Fillybuster Mon 11-Mar-13 14:36:17

Done. Don't care how sad, I need one of these in my life!

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