Karcher SC3 my Review

Ok for those of you that know me, you are now aware that cleaning is something that I really hate!!! When I say “really” hate I mean REALLY hate it!

If there is one appliance that quickly becomes a necessity when looking to save time on home cleaning chores, it is the steam cleaner. We still have to find the right model right?

If you are looking for a cheap entry-level steam cleaner, I highly recommend the SC2. If you’re looking for a top-of-the-range model, the SC4 Karcher steam cleaner is a bit better than the SC3.

I have tested for you the device that sits between these two cleaners: the Karcher SC3 (Fiche technique du Karcher SC3).

It has an excellent price and performance ratio, but this is not the only advantage.


what's in the box


I will be introducing the others in this comprehensive test of the Karcher SC3 steam cleaner.

Karcher SC3 My Presentation:

This steam cleaner has an ultra-fast heating time of 30 seconds only.

This SC3 Karcher has a power of 1900 watts, a maximum steam output of 100 gr/mn at a pressure of 3.5 bar. It is equipped with a steam regulator. You will be able to adapt the steam to your type of floor and adjust it according to the degree of dirt on your surface.


Regarding safety, nothing is left to chance here. This steam cleaner has a safety valve that prevents the tank from opening when under pressure and thus avoids any risk of burns. It also has a child safety device.

The lifespan of this Karcher SC3 cleaner is optimised thanks to an integrated descaling cartridge. Its tank has a capacity of 1 liter and can be filled at any time. This way, you won’t waste time during your cleaning session.

Handling and operation

handheld steam accessory
Handheld steam accessory for carpets

This steam cleaner SC3 is very easy to use but also very handy with its weight of 3.5 kg. It’s 4 m electric cable gives you a long range of action without unplugging the plug.

Thanks to its various accessories, this steam cleaner can clean wall and floor tiles, hobs, hoods, fume hoods, soft walls, etc. A floor nozzle with swivel axis, one pencil jet nozzle, one round brush, a hand nozzle and other accessories are supplied with the unit.

Technical characteristics:

  • Power: 1900 watts
  • Maximum vapor pressure: 3.5 bar
  • Heating time: 30 seconds
  • Steam capacity: 100 g/mn
  • Tank capacity: 1 L
  • Weight: 3.5 kg
  • Supplied with descaling cartridge, 1 round brush, 1 nozzle for floor and floor mop, 1 jet pencil nozzle, 1 hand nozzle, microfiber hat.

My honest opinion

This SC3 steam cleaner impressed us with its maneuverability, ease of use and performance.

It is a model that is perfect for small washes and has the power to remove even the most encrusted dirt. Its speedy heating time is a real asset. It is a pity, however, that it does not come with a window squeegee.

This steam cleaner SC3 is a high performance, high-quality steam cleaner and that’s why I recommend it without hesitation.