Beautifully designed, functional and versatile to use – the new Kärcher SC 2 Deluxe EasyFix is a high-performance steam cleaner with great design.
The handle includes an LED ring that shows the user the machine’s operating status. The LED ring is red while the machine is heating up. When it turns green, the steam cleaner is ready to use. The consciously minimalist design thus appears fresh and modern. Weighing just 2.7 kilogrammes, the cleaner is easily portable, while its compact construction allow for storage in the smallest of spaces.
The cable, hose and nozzle can be parked on the machine itself, or alternatively stored in the extra-long accessories bag, which also has space for the two extension pipes. The SC 2 Deluxe EasyFix is perfect if you’re short on storage space.
The new Kärcher steam cleaner not only looks good, but has inner qualities too. Just one full tank guarantees great cleaning results up to 75m², because the steam is emitted from the nozzle at a temperature of around 100 degrees, thus eliminating 99.99 per cent of all common household bacteria on hard floors.
The amount of steam is easy to control using one finger on the pistol; a safety lock prevents the top from being opened before the pressure in the tank has reduced. The appliance also comes with additional nozzles, brushes and microfibre cloths to help tackle even obstinate dirt. Because only steam is used for cleaning, and no chemicals, the SC 2 Deluxe EasyFix is ideal for households with children, and people with sensitive skin and allergies.
TIPS FOR REDUCING DUST IN THE HOME
We all know the feeling: You’ve hardly finished dusting, and already a new grey layer is forming on furniture and floors. And you have to start dusting all over again.
This can be frustrating. So it is hardly surprising that according to a YouGov study conducted on behalf of Kärcher 27 per cent of Germans strongly dislike this chore. Domestic economist Urte Paaßen gives us some tips on preventing dust and how to remove it.
Urte Paaßen, Domestic Economist
“Antique furniture is a real eye-catcher in the home, but it can also often be a real dust magnet. However, sensitive pieces should never be dusted with a damp cloth.
For regular cleaning, simply use a dry duster. Clean adornments or hard-to-reach recesses with a bristle brush. Try to avoid using water as much as possible, even on heavier dirt, and only use detergents that are suitable for wood or veneer. Always follow the manufacturer information.”
To prevent dust from spreading in the home so quickly in the first place, it helps to increase the humidity. Also, you should only let fresh air in through intermittent ventilation, because if the windows are left open for too long, dust will enter the home from outside.
There are usually quite a few different cloths in the cleaning cupboard. But which one should you use for dusting? When combatting the grey stuff, a soft, slightly damp cotton cloth works best, so that dust is not kicked up during wiping.
Thanks to their anti-static effect, microfibre cloths are also well suited to the task. This is because dust particles adhere to the cloth without the need for moisture. This makes them the ideal cloth for use on water-sensitive furniture.
But be careful when it comes to high-gloss furniture. It may be scratched or become matt as a result of microfibre cloths. Coarse dirt on shelf surfaces and chests of drawers can also be removed using a vacuum cleaner with a soft furniture brush, such as the vacuum cleaner from Kärcher.
Lots of dust collects in the grooves and slats of radiators. But these can be cleaned quickly with a narrow heater brush. If you do not have something like that at home, you can use a silicone spatula with a microfibre cloth pulled tightly around it to wipe the dust off from between the gaps. A steam cleaner, such as those from Kärcher, can also be used for column radiators.
Simply place a towel behind and under the radiator and blast the gaps clean with the steam jet.
Carpets, curtains and even bedclothes are real dust magnets. Carpets should be vacuumed regularly and bedding shaken out outdoors, so that the particles are not spread throughout the home. Curtains should be washed several times per year. It is best to hang spin-dry curtains back on the curtain rails immediately after washing them. This will prevent unwanted creases.