Views from Daddy M
Deep Cleaning without Chemicals
A cleaner environment for you and your baby
|Karcher Steam Cleaner|
With a tagline like this, I was excited by the invitation from thenewageparents.com and Karcher Singapore for a trial of the latest Karcher Steam Cleaner.
|Demostration by Jeremy and Kenneth from Karcher|
Prior to this, in all honestly, my perception of a steam cleaner is one where we use for steaming ironing clothes in the closet. I was not aware of the functions of a steam cleaner. We attended a 'training and introduction session on the various uses of the Steam Cleaner. After the class, it is an understatement to say that I was amazed that steam cleaner.
|Karcher SC 6.800|
If you do housework, you know that sweeping or vacuuming the floor is not enough. This is especially so when you have babies or toddlers around the house. Sweeping or vacuuming cannot wipe away the grease on the floor, the oily residue from cooking or the smudges on the windows.
|Karcher SC 6.800 @ work|
You would normally have to resort to moping and intense wiping. Anyone who does this ( I must admit I hardly mop as we do not cook often at home) would attest to the fact that this vigorous activity will normally lead to sore muscles and a bad back (especially if you bend over to wipe the floors). Moreover we tend to use chemicals when we mop the floors. Imagine applying layers and layers of chemicals on the same floor your baby crawls over. Not exactly a healthy option especially when you have the little ones crawling around.
Karcher is a German manufacture of cleaning instruments and equipment. It was founded in 1935 by Alfred Karcher. It remains a family owned business and is well known for commercial cleaning equipment as well as cleaning equipment for private consumer.
Karcher Model SC 6.800 CB
|The full kit|
The following are included in the package
|The Steam Cleaner|
In addition to the Steam Cleaner, this model comes with a Steam Iron as well!
How does a steam cleaner works?
Steam Cleaner do not rely on chemicals. Instead , it uses microscopic steam particles that penetrate the smallest of pores, dissolving the stubborn dirt. The combination of pressure , speed and temperature would kill the bacteria embedded and cleans it with relative ease and speed. No more intense scrubbing or polishing to keep the surface clean. It is also economical to use the steam cleaner as one litre of tap water would produce 1700 litre of steam!
Application of steam cleaner
The steam cleaner is not a vacuum replacement. A vacuum is akin to a broom where dirt and dust is sweep or suck away. Whereas a steam cleaner is like a mop, cleaning up the greasy spots and destroying the stubborn dirt and bacteria without the chemicals.
Karcher at Work
The following are some of the applications that Karcher SC 6.800 is capable of.
- Removes Stubborn Dirt from most surface
For other surfaces such as laminated floor and parquet , do test it our first before usage. Recommended to use double cloth protection and do remember not to keep the nozzle on one spot for long period of time.
It is recommended to vacuum or sweep the floor before steaming.
- Cleans without scrubbing
- Cleans tightest corner
- Cleans greasy dirt
With the steam cleaner, cleaning time would be vastly improve and the kitchen would be grease free. Karcher can be use to clean sinks and taps as well.
- Clean crevices
- Cleans Windows and mirrors
- Cleans Sinks
- Freshen Clothes
- Iron Clothes
|Applications of Karcher|
There are a wide range of accessories avaliable to enhance and mantain the Karcher steam cleaning experience. The Textile care nozzle is useful for freshening up clothes where as the steam turbo brush provides a more powerful option compared to the normal brush. It may be useful to consider a microfibre cloth set as well as a multi purpose accessory kit for replacement and mantaining the Karcher steam cleaner.
For those who is looking to remove wallpaper, a wallpaper stripper is also avaliable.
Tips for Mommy
It is said in a traditional sense that men would normally buy the equipment while the women does the housework . With this Karcher steam cleaner and the multi functions and amazing results, I would attest that this would apply to gadget loving Daddies as well. Afterall men are visual creatures and seeing immediate results would likely appeal to their senses. Focus on the functions and the results, I am sure your significant other would more than willing to do the steaming cleaning for you.
In a nutshell
Pros of using the Karcher Steam Cleaner
- Cleaner alternative to chemical moping
- Great for cleaning smudges off windows / mirrors
- Ease of use for removal of grease
- Various applications with just one model
- Steep Learning curve compared to Vacuum
- Be careful when application on painted surface ( Eg door frames, window frames) as the heat might affect the paintwork
- No retractable cord wire
They say a picture say a thousand words. I guess a video would more probably be more than words can say. Check out this Karcher Video on Steam Cleaner
Where to buy?
Visit Karcher Singapore for more details on the product
The Home Line range comes in various models starting from $328.
Karcher is having a discount for some of the models. They can be purchased online at www.karcher.sg
They are avaliable at major electrical department stores. Do note that Karcher are also avaliable in hardware stores. The models sold are usually yellow in colour and functions may differ.
|Kracher Steam Cleaner|
Thewackyduo.com received the Kracher SC 6800 for trial and use. No Monetary reward was given, all opinions are of our own