Its bad handling is not enjoyable during cleaning.
Sichler Steam Cleaner
last modified: 21.07.2020, 13:16
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The Sichler steam cleaner is only suitable for people who can deal with impractical equipment. You probably won't have the most fun while steam cleaning with this appliance. The biggest problem is the operation during use. The design is so impractical that we cannot recommend this appliance. Added to this is the cheap quality of the accessories such as the nozzles. The attachments and nozzles fall off easily during use, as they are sometimes difficult to put on the steam cleaner.
The Sichler - Steam Cleaner fails completely with regard to its handling. In terms of design and appearance, the Sichler Hand Steam Cleaner is very reminiscent of Kärcher's competitor model. But the quality is not similar. It's no fun to use this device. The reason for this is the unfortunate placement of the steam switch. This must be pressed during the entire use. However, this is much more difficult than with comparable appliances, which makes the operation of this steam cleaner much more unpleasant.
There is a big negative point for the measuring cup. A negative point is that 250 ml of water fit into the tank container of the steam cleaner, but only 200 ml into the measuring cup. Thus, it must be filled twice in order to be able to use the entire quantity. Only at the edge: Also the 200 ml cannot be completely used, because the cup is too full and a part of the water flows beside the device. As with the other steam cleaners, the subject of volume can also be neglected with this appliance. The sounds of the Sichler steam cleaner do not interfere with the warm-up time or the application.
The Sichler steam cleaner is supplied with several different nozzles:
- Multi-purpose nozzle: Can be used to clean larger areas. Together with the window cleaning attachment, they can be used for window cleaning.
- Round nozzle: For cleaning incrustations and stove surfaces.
- Crevice nozzle: The crevice nozzle can be used to reach hard-to-reach areas such as the inner ribs of radiators or the inner edge of the toilet bowl.
- Cleaning cover: The cover can be pulled over the multi-purpose attachment.
- Window cleaning attachment: Can be used in combination with the multi-purpose attachment to clean windows.
- Long spray attachment: For disinfection of desired areas.
Unfortunately, the nozzles do not hold the device firmly. They often fall off during use or when the unit is switched off. It is also nowhere noted that the attachments still have to be turned after plugging them into the steam cleaner.
In order to use the unit, the desired nozzle(s) must first be placed on the steam cleaner. Up to 250 ml of water can be filled into the unit with the enclosed funnel. The lid must then be closed. After the power cable has been plugged into the socket, the warm-up phase lasts about 3 minutes. Then the orange lamp lights up and the steam cleaner can be used. A small lock/unlock switch must be operated on the steam switch before the steam switch can be finally pressed down. Then the appliance is in operation and ready to go. The switch must be pressed down for the entire duration of the application. As already described at the beginning, this is comparatively laborious.
The window cleaning works with the multi-purpose attachment together with the window cleaning attachment. The window cleaning attachment must be placed on the multipurpose attachment to start. It is noticeable that the attachment has shifted slightly on the device and is therefore not nailed to the device. In addition, only one window could be cleaned, then the tank was already empty.
Cleaning even surface
With the help of the round brush, we tried to clean a smaller area with a very large coffee stain on it. This worked badly. First of all, the attachment often bounced off the machine during use, so that the process had to be interrupted. In addition, it must be considered that the use of the device makes sense for such a project only if the contamination is really stubborn. After use, there is a mixture of water and dirt on the surface, which must be wiped away with a cloth or several kitchen towels. At this point, the question must be asked whether the appliance is really necessary or whether a good cloth or several cloths are sufficient for this situation.
We also cannot recommend this steam cleaner for cleaning joints. Also here the attachment does not sit well on the device and jumps off easily. The crevice nozzle is required. This crevice nozzle sits impractically on the appliance so that it does not get into all crevices. At the places where this nozzle reaches, it quickly cleans away the dirt but leaves behind water residues at the places. The extension hose can help because the joint brush can be placed on top of it.
When refreshing the clothing, the cleaning cover was put over the multi-purpose attachment. The problem is that too much water gets through the cover and the clothes are cleaned not only by the steam but also by water. If the clothing should not get wet, this should be considered. The steam cleaner is not a substitute for proper cleaning of clothing.
- The funnel is suitable for filling the water from the measuring vessel into the steam cleaner.
- The measuring vessel has a volume of only 200 ml.
- The extension hose is 50 cm long and can be used in combination with all other attachments.
We have evaluated almost 150 customer ratings on the Internet. In summary, it can be said that about 50 percent of the buyers are satisfied (4 stars) or even very satisfied (5 stars). About 35 percent of the users are partially (2 stars) or completely dissatisfied. The average score at the time of the evaluation was 3.3 out of 5 stars.
The following points were positively noted:
- Many different attachments
- Good price-performance ratio
The following points were noted negatively:
- Comparatively poor cleaning
- Small water tank
- Poor handling
|Heating capacity||1,000 W|
|Length of the power cable||3 m|
|Boiler/ tank capacity||0.25 l|
|Nozzles||Multi-purpose attachment, round nozzle, crevice nozzle, cleaning cover, window cleaning attachment, long spray attachment|
|Heating time||3 min|
|Steam pressure max.||3.2 bar|
|Scope of delivery||Basic unit, safety lock, extension hose, multi-purpose attachment, attachment with round nozzle, crevice nozzle, funnel, measuring cup, cleaning cover, window cleaning attachment, long spray attachment|
|Quality of instructions||Satisfactory|
|Manual language||GER, FR|
|Accessories||Measuring cup 200 ml, funnel, extension hose|
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