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Kärcher SC 1.030 – Comparison Test • Steam Cleaners

Kärcher steam cleaner SC 1030 is almost identical to that in its equipment SC 1.020 . We therefore first describe only briefly the common features and turn then detail the differences to:

    • Water tank : 1 liter of tap water, electric power: 1500 Watt , warm-up time : 8 minutes, vapor pressure : 3.2 bar.


    • On the main unit are found the safety lock for pouring water, an indicator light to show the heating and holders for accessories and floor nozzle. Important: in the outlet for the Dampfschauch also fits the plug of the iron-steam hose!


    • The selector switch on the handle has three positions:
      • Maximum amount of steam,
      • Reduced amount of steam,
      • No steam ( Parental Control ): In this position the steam lever can not be operated.


    • Steam gun or extension tubes for the floor nozzle can be connected to the handle.


    • Extension Cable : 4 meters, operating radius : 7.5 meters.


  • An accessory is included:
    • the hand tool,
    • a jet nozzle,
    • a round brush (it is on the detail nozzle front mounted)
    • a terry cloth cover for the hand tool,
    • 2 interlocking pluggable extension tubes,
    • the floor nozzle and a floor cloth,
    • Kärcher Entkalkersticks,
    • a steam iron.

The steam iron is the main difference to the model SC 1020. In the following section we explain how his operation a. Left is the rich supply of accessories Kärcher SC 1.030. Apart from the actual steam cleaner also a matching steam iron with included.

Kärcher SC 1030


Except for the iron steam cleaner SC 1030 is handled the same way as the SC 1020. This therefore means:

    • About the security closure of the kettle is filled with normal tap water. To the descaling with the vendor-suppliedEntkalkersticks to spare, you can also commercial here distilled water use.


    • The SC 1030 has no separate on / off switch . For this purpose, the power plug is simply plugged into an electrical outlet.


    • The following accessories can be connected:
      • floor nozzle,
      • Detail nozzle,
      • Hand tool.


  • If the tank is completely filled, it must be the heat-up time to wait 8 minutes before starting with the steam cleaning or steam ironing.

Especially versatile steam cleaner SC 1030 by the supplied steam iron . This, like all steam iron through a connecting hose to the boiler, which is just filled with water and heated as in the normal steam cleaning.

During heating illuminates an indicator light on the iron. Once this expires, you can start ironing.

A switch on the iron is then between continuous steaming and interval steaming filter. When interval steaming vapor is only output from the soleplate when you hold down the iron to steam lever. Otherwise, you can proceed as with this iron, as you would from other steam iron / stations is used (eg vertically ironing). Even dry ironing is possible, the main unit with the boiler must to however remain switched on. A successful combination:. Steam cleaner plus steam iron Especially Much irons facilitates the 1-liter water tank of Kärcher SC 1030 work (no constant refilling necessary).

steam iron


The electrical output is 1500 watts . The actual energy consumption depends on the selected steam level and the votes per unit amount of steam.

As a rule, is less for ironing steam / energy than for cleaning hard floors.

As with the Kärcher SC 1020 is good provision for security:

    • A child safety on the steam selection switch of the handle ensures a complete barrier of steam leakage. This also has an impact on the iron.


    • The pressure relief valve in the safety cap of the boiler leads to an automatic opening, if the pressure inside the boiler is too high.


  • In case of failure of the pressure regulator on the safety thermostat the appliance off if it gets too hot.


The SC 1030 has as SC 1020 Unfortunately no 2-chamber system , so that one first has to wait for replenishment of the water until the boiler has cooled down and the safety lock can be opened.

We brief the essential characteristics of the device together:

  • the water tank holds 1 liter,
  • Vapor pressure 3.2 bar
  • electric power 1500 Watt,
  • 2-stage steam control with Parental Control,
  • Indication operation after heating,
  • Safety lock, overheat protection,
  • lots of accessories: Hand tool, detail nozzle and floor nozzle, steam iron
  • simple decalcification with Entkalkersticks.

Here again follow all the information and the test score for Steam Cleaner Model Kärcher SC 1030 .:

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