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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.

InMySpareTime Mon 11-Mar-13 17:34:12


HazeltheMcWitch Mon 11-Mar-13 17:37:39

Ooh, I SOOOOO want this! Crosses fingers....

NotInMyDay Mon 11-Mar-13 17:39:41


I wanted the Dyson at Christmas but wasn't picked confused. Testing this would make it seem like Christmas had come twice though wink

Me me me me me <jumps up and down>

wannaBe Mon 11-Mar-13 17:45:27

me me me me me me me. Does the fact I have two dogs, two cats and a parrot, and am VI so cleaning would be made easier for me count? In fact, if they don't pick me can I claim they're being disablist? [winnk] grin

KaraStarbuckThrace Mon 11-Mar-13 17:49:32

Please, please, please, please!

QuietNinjaTardis Mon 11-Mar-13 17:49:46

I would love to do this! Something to blast away all the grime would be bloody lovely! Pick meeeeeeeee! Please. Pretty please with a gin soaked strawberry on top grin thanks

Silver66 Mon 11-Mar-13 17:51:12

windows.....and ovens.......


muchostinky Mon 11-Mar-13 17:53:54

I want one!!!!! grin

SqueakyCleanNameChange Mon 11-Mar-13 17:56:18

So keen to get this that I have changed my name special so I can get it delivered to work and do the video filming without outing myself.

My rarely seen inner Anthea Turner is rearing her immaculately coiffed head.

SqueakyCleanNameChange Mon 11-Mar-13 17:57:29

I am also still mourning my failure to get picked for the Christmas Dyson sad

harrogatehussy Mon 11-Mar-13 17:59:48

I have one of these. I hate it, I honestly think they're rubbish, I only use it to clean my loo. Buying replacement cloths for the floor attachments etc was such a rip-off I nearly fell over with the shock.

bluebump Mon 11-Mar-13 18:00:54

Done, I hope my entry was received ok - it went to a survey monkey thank you page rather than the MN one it normally does...

We once borrowed a steam cleaner to get rid of fleas that a neighbours cat brought into the house. I was amazed by it and would love to give my house a going over again!

Groovee Mon 11-Mar-13 18:02:27

OMG I would fill the easter holidays steaming the house if I was picked.

GirlWithTheYellowHat Mon 11-Mar-13 18:35:40

Done and crosses fingers.

scripsi Mon 11-Mar-13 18:37:12

slightly desperate for this, filling in form now ...

Belmo Mon 11-Mar-13 18:39:26

Want want want

Oh Dear Lord - please pick me!!! I don't deserve to live in a house with manky tiles - pleeeeeeeeeeeeeease!

Stropzilla Mon 11-Mar-13 18:46:31

Fingers crossed I guess, this would really help me out!

KelleStar Mon 11-Mar-13 18:48:38

My house is so filthy it would be brilliant! Pregnant and been letting things lapse.

TwoPoundCharityShopShoes Mon 11-Mar-13 18:58:38

Done smile

MerryMarigold Mon 11-Mar-13 19:02:27

I really, really want one. So badly. Been thinking of it for ages, but a bit strapped for cash.

KelleStar Mon 11-Mar-13 19:16:16

just told DH can't do the cleaning... just in case I get one... you've really got to test these things... smile He wants to know what my excuse has been for the last 8 months tho!

Skyebluesapphire Mon 11-Mar-13 19:29:00

fingers crossed, I need something to clean my lino smile

morethanpotatoprints Mon 11-Mar-13 19:30:21

OMG have seen these today when researching steam cleaners and thought in my wildest dreams.

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