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Should You Buy a Kärcher Vacuum Cleaner?

Matthew
Updated 24 June 2020
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should you buy a Kärcher Vacuum Cleaner?

Kärcher is one of the most popular vacuum cleaner brands as well as being well known for its steam cleaners.

If you are thinking about buying a Kärcher vacuum cleaner then our handy guide provides you with all the key info at a glance. Our objective, impartial comparison of vacuum cleaner brands is compiled by analysing over 53,000 user and expert reviews and 160+ awards from hundreds of different review sites on over 3,500 vacuum cleaners.

Kärcher are recognised for their good selection of premium and popular vacuum cleaners. Their vacuum cleaners start at $75 for the KB 5 which has a maximum input power of 10W, is a dry vacuum cleaner and an upright vacuum cleaner and go up to $779 for the WV2 which has a maximum input power of 10W, is a wet vacuum cleaner and a handheld vacuum cleaner. The average price of a new Kärcher vacuum cleaner is $318.

Kärcher are recognised for their good selection of premium and popular vacuum cleaners.

Is Kärcher the Best Vacuum Cleaner Brand?

So are Kärcher vacuum cleaners any good? We give every vacuum cleaner a Kagoo Score by analysing its specs, reviews and prices and comparing this to its competitors. By aggregating this data across all vacuum cleaners we are able to impartially rank all the vacuum cleaner brands.

Kärcher is ranked the No. 14 best vacuum cleaner brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Kärcher is the 14th best vacuum cleaner brand out there.

#1
United Kingdom
95%
95%
7,158 reviews
#2
93%
93%
5,609 reviews
#3
Germany
91%
91%
3,217 reviews
#4
United States
85%
85%
1,434 reviews
#5
85%
85%
2,266 reviews
#6
United States
85%
85%
7,190 reviews
#7
84%
84%
5,882 reviews
#8
83%
83%
1,580 reviews
#9
83%
83%
1,653 reviews
#10
Germany
83%
83%
1,245 reviews
#11
82%
82%
424 reviews
#12
United Kingdom
82%
82%
687 reviews
#13
Sealey
82%
82%
40 reviews
#14
Germany
80%
80%
335 reviews
#15
Eufy
77%
77%
314 reviews
#16
Netherlands
77%
77%
295 reviews
#17
Atrix
77%
77%
1 review
#18
Germany
76%
76%
35 reviews
#19
iLife
75%
75%
64 reviews
#20
Koblenz
74%
74%
0 reviews
#21
Denmark
74%
74%
39 reviews
#22
VAX
United States
73%
73%
4,526 reviews
#23
72%
72%
25 reviews
#24
Neato Robotics
72%
72%
144 reviews
#25
South Korea
71%
71%
325 reviews
#26
Neato
69%
69%
97 reviews
#27
Makita
66%
66%
8 reviews
#28
Xiaomi
64%
64%
24 reviews
#29
AEG
Germany
64%
64%
608 reviews
#30
Beko
Turkey
64%
64%
72 reviews
#31
FEIN
63%
63%
3 reviews
#32
Gtech
62%
62%
956 reviews
#33
Zelmer
61%
61%
1 review
#34
Thorne Electric
61%
61%
0 reviews
#35
Snow Joe
61%
61%
0 reviews
#36
Rug Doctor
60%
60%
0 reviews
#37
PowerSmith
59%
59%
0 reviews
#38
Sweden
58%
58%
37 reviews
#39
Metropolitan Vacuum Cleaner Co
58%
58%
0 reviews
#40
Raycop
58%
58%
0 reviews
#41
Vacmaster
57%
57%
0 reviews
#42
Winkel
57%
57%
0 reviews
#43
Oreck
United States
57%
57%
0 reviews
#44
DeWALT
55%
55%
0 reviews
#45
Solac
54%
54%
0 reviews
#46
CleanMate
54%
54%
0 reviews
#47
Pifco
53%
53%
0 reviews
#48
Viper
53%
53%
1 review
#49
Taurus
53%
53%
0 reviews
#50
DeLonghi
Italy
53%
53%
0 reviews
#51
Omega
53%
53%
0 reviews
#52
Kirby
53%
53%
0 reviews

Let's look at how Kärcher vacuum cleaners compare to the other vacuum cleaner brands across each of the key facets that make up the Kagoo Score.

Reviews Value for Money Features Popularity Selection Running Costs
All vacuum cleaner Brands
Kärcher Vacuum Cleaners

At an average purchase price of $318, Kärcher vacuum cleaners tend to be more expensive than most other vacuum cleaner brands. Kärcher also have better reviews than the typical vacuum cleaner brand, with the average rating of a Kärcher vacuum cleaner being 70%.

The average review score for a Kärcher vacuum cleaner is 70%.

Kärcher have a number of great features including EasyFix Connection, Premium Spray Bottle Kit and removable battery which sets them apart from the competition. When it comes to energy efficiency the average annual running cost of Kärcher vacuum cleaner is $34 (based on a person typically using a vacuum cleaner for 2 hours per week), which makes them more efficient than most other vacuum cleaner brands.

There's a smaller selection of Kärcher vacuum cleaners available compared to other vacuum cleaner brands, with only 9 Kärcher vacuum cleaners currently on the market in the US.

No. Of Vacuum Cleaners
Average Price
$245
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $1,699
Price Distribution of All Vacuum Cleaners
No. Of Vacuum Cleaners
Average Price
$318
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $1,899
Price Distribution of Kärcher Vacuum Cleaners

What Do the Kärcher Vacuum Cleaner Reviews Say?

We've added up all the reviews for every Kärcher vacuum cleaner to work out the average distribution of reviews for Kärcher and then compared this to the other vacuum cleaner brands.

Kärcher logo

Expert Reviews

5 stars
0
4 stars
2
3 stars
2
2 stars
0
1 star
0
Kärcher logo

User Reviews

5 stars
217
4 stars
58
3 stars
15
2 stars
13
1 star
25
Kärcher has a lower proportion of 4 and 5 star expert and user reviews for its vacuum cleaners than most other brands.

Over 50% of expert reviews and 84% of user reviews for Kärcher vacuum cleaners are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 84% and 86% respectively across all Vacuum Cleaner brands.

In the table below we compare the average review score given to Kärcher vacuum cleaners by some of the most popular technology review sites against their reviews for other vacuum cleaner brands. The best review score from each review source is highlighted in green.

Average Review Score Ecovacs iRobot Dyson Samsung Miele Kärcher
Les Numeriques.com logo
55%
4 reviews
80%
8 reviews
93%
8 reviews
80%
4 reviews
73%
3 reviews
60%
2 reviews
Trusted Reviews logo
78%
4 reviews
69%
5 reviews
89%
7 reviews
75%
2 reviews
80%
10 reviews
CNET.com logo
72%
9 reviews
71%
7 reviews
59%
8 reviews
Expert Reviews logo
60%
3 reviews
80%
2 reviews
97%
6 reviews
100%
1 review
67%
6 reviews
01net.com logo
82%
3 reviews
67%
5 reviews
53%
3 reviews
60%
1 review
techgearlab.com logo
44%
3 reviews
63%
3 reviews
68%
3 reviews
68%
2 reviews
PC Mag logo
40%
3 reviews
70%
4 reviews
70%
3 reviews
Pocket Lint logo
70%
3 reviews
80%
1 review
83%
6 reviews
Chip.de logo
81%
1 review
82%
3 reviews
82%
1 review
81%
3 reviews
79%
1 review
Digitaltrends.com logo
70%
3 reviews
75%
4 reviews
70%
1 review
goodhousekeeping.com logo
70%
3 reviews
90%
1 review
90%
1 review
90%
1 review
65%
2 reviews
Good Gear Guide.com.au logo
80%
3 reviews
80%
1 review
60%
2 reviews
75%
1 review
M3.idg.se logo
75%
2 reviews
60%
1 review
75%
2 reviews
80%
2 reviews
Techradar logo
84%
3 reviews
90%
1 review
85%
2 reviews
80%
1 review
reviewed.com logo
82%
3 reviews
85%
1 review
74%
1 review
91%
1 review
100%
1 review
techstage.de logo
96%
4 reviews
83%
1 review
100%
1 review
toptenreviews.com logo
78%
3 reviews
95%
1 review
73%
2 reviews
techadvisor.co.uk logo
80%
4 reviews
90%
1 review
planet-sansfil.com logo
90%
3 reviews
78%
2 reviews
stuff.tv logo
80%
1 review
100%
2 reviews
60%
1 review
60%
1 review
Other Expert Sites
79%
82 reviews
78%
72 reviews
78%
43 reviews
63%
27 reviews
64%
9 reviews
79%
1 review
Average
73%
135 reviews
79%
127 reviews
83%
93 reviews
74%
54 reviews
73%
43 reviews
73%
4 reviews

How Many Industry Awards Have Kärcher Vacuum Cleaners Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we couldn't find any industry awards for Kärcher vacuum cleaners. The table below shows the number of awards received by the most popular vacuum cleaner brands. The largest number of awards provided by each review source is highlighted in green.

Compare all award winning vacuum cleaners

Number of Awards Ecovacs iRobot Dyson Samsung Miele Kärcher
Expert Reviews logo
1
6
1
1
Trusted Reviews logo
2
3
3
Les Numeriques.com logo
3
4
Digitaltrends.com logo
3
2
1
reviewed.com logo
3
1
1
planet-sansfil.com logo
3
2
Which? logo
2
2
altomdata.dk logo
3
androidheadlines.com logo
3
vonguru.fr logo
3
M3.idg.se logo
1
1
1
profesionalreview.com logo
3
gadgetgear.nl logo
3
inputmag.dk logo
3
ixbt.com logo
1
2
newesc.com logo
3
techzine.nl logo
2
Techradar logo
1
1
Pocket Lint logo
2
01net.com logo
2
Other Expert Sites
10
5
6
2
Total
27
26
27
12
10

How Reliable Are Kärcher Vacuum Cleaners?

We checked over 53,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Kärcher vacuum cleaners. over 30 of these reviews mention reliability of which 80% were positive. Therefore the vast majority of Kärcher vacuum cleaner owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

80% of reviewers think Kärcher vacuum cleaners are reliable.

So, most people think that Kärcher vacuum cleaners are good quality. Now let's take a look at some of the reviews for Kärcher vacuum cleaners that mention reliability:

RELIABLE

we have a large farmhouse built in the 1850's with fancy mullion windows
Amazon
Good Build Quality
Argos.co.uk
purchased an alternative make which is far better built
johnlewis.com
Used this on some very heavy duty power tools
amazon.co.uk

NOT RELIABLE

Can't give 5 stars yet because I've not had the product long enough to know how durable it is
amazon.co.uk
droped mine inthe shower breaking the head so this is to replace the broken one
Amazon

Features to Look Out For On Kärcher Vacuum Cleaners

There's a number of great features to look out for on the latest range of Kärcher vacuum cleaners that set them apart from the competition. These include EasyFix Connection, Premium Spray Bottle Kit and removable battery.

Kärcher EasyFix Connection

Kärcher vacuum cleaners that feature EasyFix Connection include the Kärcher VC 2 ($239), the Kärcher VC 6 ($620) and the Kärcher WV2 ($795).

Kärcher Premium Spray Bottle Kit

Kärcher vacuum cleaners that feature Premium Spray Bottle Kit include the Kärcher VC 2 ($239), the Kärcher VC 6 ($620) and the Kärcher KB 5 ($95).

Kärcher Removable Battery

Kärcher vacuum cleaners that feature removable battery include the Kärcher KB 5 ($95) and the Kärcher FC 3 Cordless ($479).

Kärcher Liquid Silicone Lip Technology

Kärcher vacuum cleaners that feature Liquid Silicone Lip Technology include the Kärcher VC 2 ($239) and the Kärcher VC 6 ($620).

What is the Best Mid-Range Kärcher Vacuum Cleaner?

Kärcher WD4

$259.54
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OVER 10 YEARS
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A great mid range choice, priced at $259.54 is the Kärcher WD4, which has a Kagoo Score of 75.

Features We Love:
Large capacity (20L)
Quieter than average noise level (72dB)
Carpet cleaning performance class rating of C
Flexible hose

A very economical to run and fully featured 7.6kg heavy, 1,000W vacuum.

80
Features
Fully-Featured
69
Value for Money
Good
89
Running Costs
$210 Over 10 Years
75
Kagoo Score
Very Good
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The cheapest price that we could find for the WD4 in the US is $259.54 but in total we found only 2 prices for it.

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What is the Best Budget Choice Kärcher Vacuum Cleaner?

Kärcher WD2

$124.46
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Kärcher WD2
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1,200W
4.6kg
HEAVY
12L
DUST CAPACITY
77dB
NOISE LEVEL
$257
OVER 10 YEARS

At only $124.46 and with a Kagoo Score of 80 the Kärcher WD2 makes a great budget choice.

Features We Love:
Large capacity (12L)
Removable filter
Crevice tool
Flexible hose
Hard floor brush

A capacity and very economical to run 4.6kg heavy, 1,200W vacuum cleaner, with a fair price and a very good spec.

82
Features
Fully-Featured
73
Popularity
Quite Popular
81
Value for Money
Very Good
88
Running Costs
$260 Over 10 Years
80
Kagoo Score
Excellent
Karcher WD2 Wet and Dry DIY Vacuum Wet Testing
Karcher WD2 Wet and Dry DIY Vacuum Wet Testing
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The cheapest price that we could find for the WD2 in the US is $124.46 but in total we found only 2 prices for it.

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In This Guide
Should You Buy a Kärcher Vacuum Cleaner?
Is Kärcher the Best Vacuum Cleaner Brand?
What Do the Kärcher Vacuum Cleaner Reviews Say?
How Many Industry Awards Have Kärcher Vacuum Cleaners Received?
How Reliable Are Kärcher Vacuum Cleaners?
Features to Look Out For On Kärcher Vacuum Cleaners
Kärcher EasyFix Connection
Kärcher Premium Spray Bottle Kit
Kärcher Removable Battery
Kärcher Liquid Silicone Lip Technology
What is the Best Mid-Range Kärcher Vacuum Cleaner?
What is the Best Budget Choice Kärcher Vacuum Cleaner?

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