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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.

Alibabaandthe40nappies Mon 11-Mar-13 12:27:57

OMG I would LOVE one of these!!

eminemmerdale Mon 11-Mar-13 12:35:21


mercibucket Mon 11-Mar-13 12:39:53

please please please choose meeeeeeeeeeeee

NorthernLurker Mon 11-Mar-13 12:44:14


I would love one!

MissEleanorLavish Mon 11-Mar-13 12:47:43

Done - I sooooooo want one of these. Pretty pretty pleasesmile

MissEleanorLavish Mon 11-Mar-13 12:48:54

Oooh and forgot to mention my extensive limescale problem in my shower. That's really test it!

Jenjii Mon 11-Mar-13 12:52:00

Done! Call me sad but I desperately want one of these!

OneHundredSecondsofSolitude Mon 11-Mar-13 12:52:03

Gerrof it's MINE!

NoWuckingFurries Mon 11-Mar-13 12:53:23

Pick me!!! Please please pretty please!
<tries to bribe with thanks and wine >

LillethTheCat Mon 11-Mar-13 12:54:37

Id love one of these, but I dont have a smartphone sad nor do I feel comfortable filming myself

JaxTellerIsMyFriend Mon 11-Mar-13 12:56:13

Anything that sorts out cleaning without a multitude of products is good!
Im in! grin

ThingummyBob Mon 11-Mar-13 12:58:35


Don't have any of those phones though so I am unable to wow you all with any mucky home videos grin

Imflabulous Mon 11-Mar-13 12:58:38

Done smile

MayTheOddsBeEverInYourFavour Mon 11-Mar-13 12:58:56

Done smile

I hope being honest about our six kids, three giant dogs and seven guinea pigs won't put them off choosing me grin

TheReturnoftheSmartArse Mon 11-Mar-13 12:59:06

Pick me, pick me! [jumps up and down like a child]

AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 11-Mar-13 13:00:52

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

IwishIwasmoreorganised Mon 11-Mar-13 13:01:58

Done - the address I have out down is DH's work address, otherwise we'd struggle to be in for the delivery.

dottygamekeeper Mon 11-Mar-13 13:09:00

Done - forgot to add, am interested to see how steam cleaning compares to using chemical products. Would love to try one to see if it makes the job of cleaning our tiles floors quicker and easier (looks at trail of muddy dog prints...)

monkeyfacegrace Mon 11-Mar-13 13:13:52

<starts windmilling>

Gerrout my waaaaayyyyy.

I want one.

Pretty please grin

dramaqueen Mon 11-Mar-13 13:18:27

Done. It is so mine &#128522;

ouryve Mon 11-Mar-13 13:18:34


Miffed that none of the delivery times excluded the school run, though.

Eskino Mon 11-Mar-13 13:19:38

Survey done

sweetkitty Mon 11-Mar-13 13:23:50

So want one of these two, might actually do some cleaning.

FascinatingNewThing Mon 11-Mar-13 13:25:46

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

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