The German manufacturer declares the heating time to be only 30 seconds. Promise saved! The SC 3 Upright Easyfix heats up in 24 seconds and its LED turns green. To evaluate the laundry performance of the steam wipes, we deliberately contaminated our lab site with club soda, oil, carbon black and lipstick the night before the test.
To clean the stains, we set the Kärcher to maximum power. It removes oil in one round and soda in two. Carbon black is very complex to remove. The broom removes all three stains immediately, but leaves no streaks. As for the lipstick, after eight rounds, it faded well without being completely erased. These shows are higher than the average of our comparisons.
Finally, if this information is not taken into account in the final evaluation, we still specify the time for use with the full tank. Set to high intensity, the steam wiper programs steam for 16 minutes 44 seconds. When we reduce the intensity to its lowest level, Karcher becomes a tolerance champion: it cleans in 1 hour 32 minutes, which is an achievement in our lab!
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