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Steam cleaners: Cleanliness minus the chemicals

You can clean almost anything in your home with a steam cleaner, completely without chemicals. Steam efficiently eliminates up to 99% of all bacteria. Learn more about this natural cleaning method and clean your home in no time.

When compared to a steam cleaner, conventional mops or cleaning devices have the disadvantage that the same result can only be achieved with chemical cleaning products. What's more, you have to use significantly more pressure on the surface you're cleaning.

How a steam cleaner works

Almost all the devices operate according to the same principle. The system is basically like a pressure cooker. Water is heated in the tank and evaporates as a result of this. The temperatures reached are generally between 150° and 300°C. The steam is then forced through under pressure. The combination of shots of steam and heat results in natural cleaning with water. Grime and bacteria are removed from surfaces by means of heat and pressure. The higher the pressure and temperature, the better the result. But be careful! Not every surface can take the same amount of pressure and heat.

Advantages of steam cleaners

  • Hot steam eliminates 99% of all bacteria.
  • Hygienic and thorough cleaning minus the chemicals.
  • Effortlessly removes grease, limescale and grime without the elbow grease.
  • Dust is bound by the steam and not stirred up.
  • Versatile use in the entire home.

Area of use

  • Kitchen
  • Tiles and tile joints
  • Bathroom
  • Clothes and curtains
  • Laminate or parquet floors (sealed, non-lubricated and non-waxed on the lowest steam setting).

Find the right steam cleaner for your needs

Everyone has different demands, so there is no definite recommendation. But you should definitely keep the following criteria in mind:

  • Size of the water tank
  • Manageability
  • Ease of operation
  • Frequency of use
  • Degree of cleaning required

Easy-to-use 2-in-1 device

The compact steam cleaner SC1 by Kärcher is ideal for quick, occasional cleaning. You can use it as a handheld device or as a floor cleaner. With the handheld device, you can reach hard-to-reach spots. Clean hard surfaces with the accompanying floor cleaning set.

  • Heat output: 1200W
  • Steam pressure: 3.0 bar
  • Warm-up time: 3 minutes
  • Tank volume: 0.2l
  • Child safety lock
  • Accessories: floor nozzle, accessories bag, hand nozzle, terry cloth cover for hand nozzle, terry cloth floor cloth, power nozzle
SC 1 Floor Kit CH-Version
CHF 94.70
Kärcher SC 1 Floor Kit CH-Version
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Quick steam broom

With the Vileda steam broom cleaner, you're ready in just 15 seconds. Its triangular foot enables efficient cleaning right into the corners. Up to 130 m² can be cleaned on one tank.

  • Heat output: 1550W
  • Steam pressure: not specified
  • Warm-up time: 15 seconds
  • Tank volume: 0.4l
  • Accessories: 1 carpet glider, measuring beaker, 2 micro-fibre covers
Steam Dampfreiniger
CHF 72.80
Vileda Steam Dampfreiniger
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Quick steam cleaner

The SC3 from Kärcher heats up quickly. After just 30 seconds, you can start cleaning. It also features a decalcifying cartridge and it can be filled with water at any time.

  • Heat output: 1900W
  • Steam pressure: 3.5 bar
  • Warm-up time: 30 seconds
  • Tank volume: 1l
  • Adjustable steam volume
  • Child safety lock
  • Accessories: floor nozzle, hand nozzle, spot nozzle, terry cloth cover for hand nozzle, terry cloth floor cloth
SC 3 CH-Version
Kärcher SC 3 CH-Version
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Strongest device in its range

The Kärcher SC5 features 4.2 bar steam pressure. Together with the 'VapoHydro' function, stubborn grime is easily removed. By adding hot water, loose dirt is washed away. The steam cleaner can also be attached to an iron.

  • Heat output: 220W
  • Steam pressure: 4.2 bar
  • Warm-up time: 3 minutes
  • Tank volume: 1.5l
  • Adjustable steam volume
  • Child safety lock
  • Accessories: floor nozzle, round brush, hand nozzle, spot nozzle, terry cloth cover for hand nozzle, steam hose with gun, decalcifying sticks, micro-fibre floor cloth
SC 5 CH-Version
Kärcher SC 5 CH-Version
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Top-of-the-range all-rounder

The 3-in-1 device SV7 from Kärcher steams, vacuums and dries. This allows you to wash the floor with steam, vacuum crumbs and dirt and then dry the surface in the same pass. The versatile accessories, as well as the Hepa 12 filter, additionally provide spot-on cleaning results.

  • Heat output: 1250W
  • Steam pressure: 4.0 bar
  • Warm-up time: 5 minutes
  • Tank volume: 1.2l
  • Equipment: child safety lock, HEPA filtration, water filter, adjustable steam volume, adjustable suction power
  • Accessories: window nozzle, grout nozzle, cushion nozzle, round brush with three attachments, hand nozzle, spot nozzle, terry cloth cover, accessories bag, steam suction pipe (2 x 0.5 m), safety valve, water tank cleaning brush
SV 7 EU-Version
CHF 538.–
Kärcher SV 7 EU-Version
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The jack of all trades

Black & Decker's 11-in-1 is a true all-rounder. In addition to the practical broom, the handy steam cleaner also features a unique steam glove. So you can reach hard-to-reach spots even better. The 'auto select' function is your new best friend and sets the right steam setting for your surface.

  • Heat output: 1300W
  • Steam pressure: not specified
  • Warm-up time: 15 seconds
  • Tank volume: 0.5l
  • Accessories: window squeegee, textile brush, set of power brushes, pads for cleaning steam glove and pads for cleaning floor
Dampfbesen 11in1 mit SteaMitt
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CHF 164.–
Black & Decker Dampfbesen 11in1 mit SteaMitt
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Safe use

Heat generation varies depending on the device. The housing can be warm or hot to the touch where the steam exits the nozzle. In order to minimise the risk of burns, you should never direct the nozzle at yourself or other persons. Please refer to the instruction manual for further information. Silicone joints should only be steamed briefly in order to protect the material. A steam cleaner with adjustable steam (lowest level) can also be used on laminate or parquet (not oiled or waxed). Warm water speeds up the warm-up process. You'll get steam faster if the tank is not filled to the top.

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