Karcher SC1 EasyFix vs SC2 EasyFix vs SC3 EasyFix vs SC4 EasyFix vs SC5 EasyFix Steam Cleaners what’s the difference?

The SC1 EasyFix is the most compact one, it can be used as a handheld steam cleaner or transform into stick mode, while the others are canister models, they need the help of the hose and steam gun to do above floor cleaning jobs.
The SC5 EasyFix has a detachable hose with steam gun while the SC2 EasyFix, SC3 EasyFix and SC4 EasyFix have a built-in hose with steam gun.

Other differences between the Karcher SC1 EasyFix, SC2 EasyFix, SC3 EasyFix, SC4 EasyFix and SC5 EasyFix Steam Cleaners are as follows:

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Steam CleanerKarcher SC1 EasyFix Steam CleanerKarcher SC2 EasyFix Steam CleanerKarcher SC3 EasyFix Steam CleanerKarcher SC4 EasyFix Steam CleanerKarcher SC5 EasyFix Steam Cleaner
ModelSC1 EasyFixSC2 EasyFixSC3 EasyFixSC4 EasyFixSC5 EasyFix
Power SourceCordedCordedCordedCordedCorded
Cord Length4m4m4m4m6m
Integrated On/Off SwitchNoNoYesYesYes
Accessory Power Outlet for Optional IroningNoNoNoNoYes
Heating Output1200W1500W1900W2000W2200W
Heat-up Time3 minutes6.5 minutes30 seconds4 minutes3 minutes
2-Tank SystemNoNoNoYesYes
Boiler / Water Tank Capacity0.2L1L1L0.5L / 0.8L0.5L / 1.5L
Removable Water TankNoNoNoYesYes
Area Performance Per Tank Fillingapprox. 20 m²approx. 75 m²approx. 75 m²approx. 100 m²approx. 150 m²
Max Steam Pressu re3 bar3.2 bar3.5 bar3.5 bar4.2 bar
Steam Flow ControlNoon handleon handleon handleon the device (multi-step)
Descaling CartridgeNoNoYesNoNo
Descaling PowderNoNoNoNoYes
VapoHydro FunctionNoNoNoNoYes
Child Safety Lock/Safety ValveYesYesYesYesYes
Integrated Filling FunnelYesYesYesYesYes
Accessory Storage and Parking PositionNoYesYesYesYes
Cord Storage CompartmentNoNoNoYesYes
Floor NozzleYes
1
Yes
1
Yes
1
Yes
1
Yes
1
Microfiber Floor Cloth11111
Extension Tube2 x 0.5m2 x 0.5m2 x 0.5m2 x 0.5m2 x 0.5m
Hand NozzleYesYesYesYesYes
Microfiber Cover for Hand Nozzle11111
Detail NozzleYesYesYesYesYes
Round Brush1 (small)1 (small)1 (small)1 (small)1 (small)
Power NozzleYesNoNoNoNo
Measuring CupYesNoNoNoNo
Steam Hose with Trigger GunNo2 m2 m2 m2.3 m
Weight without accessories1.6 kg2.9 kg3.1 kg4.1 kg6.6 kg
Weight incl. packaging (kg)3.3 kg4.6 kg4.7 kg5.8 kg8.8 kg
Dimensions
(L × W × H)
321mm x 127mm x 186mm380mm x 254mm x 260mm360mm x 236mm x 253mm380mm x 251mm x 273mm439mm x 301 mm x 305 mm
  • Cord Length
    The SC5 EasyFix has a 6m cord whereas the others have a 4m cable.
  • On/Off Switch
    The SC1 EasyFix and SC2 EasyFix has no On/Off Switch, when you insert the plug into a socket, the device is on. Whereas the SC3 EasyFix, SC4 EasyFix and SC5 EasyFix have On/Off control to turn On/Off the devices.
  • Accessory Port for Optional Ironing
    The SC5 EasyFix has an outlet for optional ironing whereas the others don’t.
  • Heating Output
    The heating output of the SC1 EasyFix, SC2 EasyFix, SC3 EasyFix, SC4 EasyFix and SC5 EasyFix are 1200W, 1500W, 1900W, 2000W and 2200W.
  • Heat-up Time
    The heating time of the SC1 EasyFix, SC2 EasyFix, SC3 EasyFix, SC4 EasyFix and SC5 EasyFix are 3 minutes, 6.5 minutes, 30 seconds, 4 minutes and 3 minutes.
  • 2-Tank System
    The SC4 EasyFix and SC5 EasyFix have 2 tank system whereas the SC1 EasyFix, SC2 EasyFix and SC3 EasyFix have one tank design.
  • Tank Capacity
    Boiler / Water Tank Capacity
    The SC1 EasyFix, SC2 EasyFix and SC3 EasyFix have tank capacity of 0.2L, 1L and 1L. Whereas the SC4 EasyFix has 0.5L boiler and 0.8L water tank, SC5 EasyFix has 0.5L boiler and 1.5L water reservoir.
  • Removable Water Tank
    The SC4 EasyFix and SC5 EasyFix have removable water tank whereas the SC1 EasyFix, SC2 EasyFix and SC3 EasyFix have built-in tank.
  • Area Performance Per Tank Filling
    Larger tanks can cover larger areas per tank filling, the SC1 EasyFix has the smallest tank while the SC5 EasyFix has the largest tank.
    The area performance per tank filling of SC1 EasyFix, SC2 EasyFix, SC3 EasyFix, SC4 EasyFix and SC5 EasyFix are approximately 20 m², 75 m², 75 m², 100 m² and 150 m².
  • Max Steam Pressure
    The max steam pressure of SC1 EasyFix, SC2 EasyFix, SC3 EasyFix, SC4 EasyFix and SC5 EasyFix are 3 bar, 3.2 bar, 3.5 bar, 3.5 bar and 4.2 bar.
    Higher steam pressure commonly could get tougher jobs done.
  • Steam Flow Control
    The SC1 EasyFix does not have variable steam whereas the others have steam flow control.
  • Descaling Cartridge
    The SC3 EasyFix has a descaling Cartridge whereas the others don’t. The descaling cartridge can autonomously decalcifies the water, thereby increasing the lifetime of the device.
  • VapoHydro Function
    The SC5 EasyFix features VapoHydro Function whereas the others don’t. The VapoHydro Function adds hot water to steam. Dirt is removed more easily and washed away, for even better cleaning results.
  • Accessory Storage and Parking Position
    The SC1 EasyFix does not have accessory storage and parking Position whereas the others have.
  • Cable Storage Compartment
    The SC4 EasyFix and SC5 EasyFix have cord storage compartment for storing the cable neatly while the others don’t.
  • Accessories
    The SC1 EasyFix comes with a Power Nozzle and Measuring Cup whereas the others don’t.
    The power nozzle is designed to clean stubborn dirt, blow down corners, joins, etc.
  • Steam Hose with Trigger Gun
    The SC1 EasyFix does not have the Steam Hose with Trigger Gun while the others have.
  • Weight
    The SC1 EasyFix is the lightest one while the SC5 EasyFix is the heaviest one.
    Without accessories, the SC1 EasyFix, SC2 EasyFix, SC3 EasyFix, SC4 EasyFix and SC5 EasyFix weigh 1.6kg, 2.9kg, 3.1kg, 4.1kg and 6.6kg.
    With accessories, the SC1 EasyFix, SC2 EasyFix, SC3 EasyFix, SC4 EasyFix and SC5 EasyFix weigh 3.3kg, 4.6kg, 4.7kg, 5.8kg and 8.8kg.

Download manuals/user guides/instructions to learn more:
SC1 EasyFix
https://s1.kaercher-media.com/documents/manuals/raw/000/BTA-5547100-000-06.pdf

SC2 EasyFix
https://s1.kaercher-media.com/documents/manuals/raw/000/BTA-5546018-000-06.pdf

SC3 EasyFix
https://s1.kaercher-media.com/documents/manuals/raw/000/BTA-5544676-000-05.pdf

SC4 EasyFix
https://s1.kaercher-media.com/documents/manuals/raw/000/BTA-5544725-000-04.pdf

SC5 EasyFix
https://s1.kaercher-media.com/documents/manuals/raw/000/BTA-5542253-000-04.pdf

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