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

(466 Posts)
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.

FeijoaVodkaAndCheezels Mon 11-Mar-13 14:40:37

Form submitted (sends full case of Gin and Vodka to MNHQ).

(Stops short of batting eyelashes)

DewDr0p Mon 11-Mar-13 14:41:18

Please pick me!

notso Mon 11-Mar-13 14:41:21


Pick meeee! grin

MirandaWest Mon 11-Mar-13 14:45:55

Does it make a difference to your chance of being selected if you post on here I wonder....

Grumpla Mon 11-Mar-13 14:46:19

Done grin

Tee2072 Mon 11-Mar-13 14:48:26


LillethTheCat Mon 11-Mar-13 14:51:12

LillethTheCat - only 5 of the 30 testers need to make a film

Yey, just seen this response grin

<goes off to apply and crosses fingers>
<learns to read properly blush >

Pascha Mon 11-Mar-13 14:53:58

I've entered. It must be my turn soon.

ClaraOswinOswald Mon 11-Mar-13 14:55:42

I never expected to be the type of woman to get all excited over a steam cleaner but I want one of these so much I'm willing to do (almost) anything!

Moominsarehippos Mon 11-Mar-13 15:02:39

Can I blast the boys with it too?

CockyFox Mon 11-Mar-13 15:05:12

I want to try this, on the oven and around the cats tray. Fingers crossed

notso Mon 11-Mar-13 15:07:33

I don't think it does Miranda I do so it goes into threads I'm on but have never been picked, it's high school netball all over again!

If anyone who does get picked would like to steam clean my house while I'm away feel free!

CuriousMama Mon 11-Mar-13 15:10:52

Dss would help me with filming they love doing that.

BambieO Mon 11-Mar-13 15:16:32

Done smile

INeverSaidThat Mon 11-Mar-13 15:19:15

Survey done and steam cleaned dusted.

MonaLotte Mon 11-Mar-13 15:22:51

Done! Would love one as using harsh chemicals affects my asthma and would love to see the difference no chemicals cleaning would make!

Madlizzy Mon 11-Mar-13 15:24:52

I forgot to put laminate floors on the form. D'oh!

ClaraOswinOswald Mon 11-Mar-13 15:28:31

If I'm picked I'll happily bring it round to the homes of local Mumsnetters to try
in exchange for coffee and cake.

Greywacke Mon 11-Mar-13 15:37:58

Done! Would love to try

pixi2 Mon 11-Mar-13 16:55:48

I have done it. Taken a second wishful peek at it on the website and didn't realise it did windows too. I have a glass dining table that needs frequent cleaning after little fingers and gravy.

signet Mon 11-Mar-13 17:02:26

Done. Would love to test this!

slambang Mon 11-Mar-13 17:24:39


I've never had a chance to be a tester -eeeveeeer.

LaVitaBellissima Mon 11-Mar-13 17:24:52

Meeeeeeeeee grin

blibblibs Mon 11-Mar-13 17:29:50

Oh, would love to test this. survey done!

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