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Should You Buy a Kärcher Vacuum Cleaner?

Matthew
Updated 31 January 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 41,000 user and expert reviews and 90+ awards from hundreds of different review sites on over 4,600 vacuum cleaners.

Kärcher are recognised for their wide selection of popular and good quality vacuum cleaners. Their vacuum cleaners start at $78 for the WV2 which has a maximum input power of 10W, is a wet vacuum cleaner and a handheld vacuum cleaner and go up to $93 for the WV5 Window Vacuum Cleaner which has a maximum input power of 12W, is a wet vacuum cleaner and a handheld vacuum cleaner. The average price of a new Kärcher vacuum cleaner is $85.

Kärcher are recognised for their wide selection of popular and good quality 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. 13 best vacuum cleaner brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Kärcher is the 13th best vacuum cleaner brand out there.

#1
United Kingdom
95%
95%
7,627 reviews
#2
Germany
91%
91%
3,608 reviews
#3
90%
90%
4,577 reviews
#4
88%
88%
2,821 reviews
#5
United Kingdom
86%
86%
687 reviews
#6
Germany
83%
83%
1,214 reviews
#7
82%
82%
254 reviews
#8
Sealey
81%
81%
40 reviews
#9
United States
79%
79%
3,963 reviews
#10
VAX
United States
79%
79%
5,232 reviews
#11
Atrix
77%
77%
1 review
#12
74%
74%
1,126 reviews
#13
Germany
71%
71%
677 reviews
#14
71%
71%
1,264 reviews
#15
Koblenz
69%
69%
0 reviews
#16
Denmark
69%
69%
38 reviews
#17
69%
69%
28 reviews
#18
Neato
68%
68%
133 reviews
#19
Eufy
67%
67%
287 reviews
#20
Xiaomi
65%
65%
12 reviews
#21
iLife
64%
64%
17 reviews
#22
Turkey
64%
64%
72 reviews
#23
PowerSmith
64%
64%
0 reviews
#24
63%
63%
1 review
#25
Sweden
63%
63%
20 reviews
#26
Rug Doctor
63%
63%
0 reviews
#27
Morphy Richards
United Kingdom
62%
62%
352 reviews
#28
Germany
62%
62%
11 reviews
#29
South Korea
62%
62%
81 reviews
#30
Gtech
62%
62%
965 reviews
#31
Snow Joe
61%
61%
0 reviews
#32
Ecovacs
60%
60%
21 reviews
#33
Vacmaster
58%
58%
0 reviews
#34
Winkel
57%
57%
0 reviews
#35
Oreck
United States
56%
56%
0 reviews
#36
Metabo
54%
54%
0 reviews
#37
Metropolitan Vacuum Cleaner Co
54%
54%
0 reviews
#38
Thorne Electric
53%
53%
0 reviews
#39
Pifco
53%
53%
0 reviews
#40
Kirby
52%
52%
0 reviews
#41
Viper
52%
52%
1 review

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

Kärcher have better reviews than the typical vacuum cleaner brand, with the average rating of a Kärcher vacuum cleaner being 73%. Kärcher also have a number of great features including Premium Spray Bottle Kit and Removable Battery which sets them apart from the competition.

The average review score for a Kärcher vacuum cleaner is 73%.

When it comes to energy efficiency the average annual running cost of Kärcher vacuum cleaner is $37 (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 2 Kärcher vacuum cleaners currently on the market in the US. Kärcher vacuum cleaners also tend to be cheaper than most other vacuum cleaner brands however they are still a less popular choice with consumers.

No. Of Vacuum Cleaners
Average Price
$274
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $10,849
Price Distribution of All Vacuum Cleaners
No. Of Vacuum Cleaners
Average Price
$85
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $1,199
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
1
3 stars
0
2 stars
1
1 star
0
Kärcher logo

User Reviews

5 stars
443
4 stars
121
3 stars
34
2 stars
21
1 star
54
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 83% and 87% 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 iRobot Dyson Miele Samsung Neato Kärcher
Trusted Reviews logo
68%
3 reviews
92%
6 reviews
80%
10 reviews
80%
1 review
80%
1 review
Les Numeriques.com logo
60%
3 reviews
94%
7 reviews
80%
1 review
80%
2 reviews
80%
2 reviews
40%
1 review
CNET.com logo
60%
2 reviews
70%
4 reviews
64%
7 reviews
Expert Reviews logo
80%
2 reviews
93%
3 reviews
70%
4 reviews
90%
2 reviews
100%
1 review
techgearlab.com logo
60%
2 reviews
67%
2 reviews
68%
2 reviews
57%
1 review
01net.com logo
80%
1 review
60%
1 review
40%
1 review
59%
2 reviews
Pocket Lint logo
70%
3 reviews
80%
1 review
80%
1 review
Chip.de logo
78%
1 review
80%
2 reviews
86%
1 review
asia.cnet.com logo
60%
4 reviews
Good Gear Guide.com.au logo
85%
2 reviews
75%
1 review
40%
1 review
videotesty.pl logo
90%
3 reviews
planet-sansfil.com logo
78%
2 reviews
80%
1 review
T3.com logo
60%
1 review
90%
2 reviews
PC Mag logo
70%
1 review
75%
2 reviews
smartson.se logo
88%
1 review
84%
1 review
ichip.ru logo
94%
1 review
86%
1 review
stuff.tv logo
60%
1 review
60%
1 review
gizmodo.com.au logo
85%
1 review
85%
1 review
techadvisor.co.uk logo
90%
2 reviews
phonearena.com logo
75%
2 reviews
Other Expert Sites
78%
34 reviews
83%
20 reviews
66%
10 reviews
58%
8 reviews
88%
3 reviews
Average
74%
59 reviews
84%
51 reviews
72%
33 reviews
67%
25 reviews
78%
20 reviews
60%
2 reviews

How Many Industry Awards Have Kärcher Vacuum Cleaners Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we found 1 industry award for a Kärcher vacuum cleaner. The table below compares the number of awards received by Kärcher to other popular vacuum cleaner brands. The largest number of awards provided by each review source is highlighted in green.

Kärcher has won 1 award for its vacuum cleaners.

Compare all award winning vacuum cleaners

Number of Awards iRobot Dyson Miele Samsung Neato Kärcher
Trusted Reviews logo
2
3
3
1
Expert Reviews logo
1
2
1
1
1
Les Numeriques.com logo
4
1
planet-sansfil.com logo
2
1
Which? logo
2
Digital Versus logo
2
01net.com logo
1
twojepc.pl logo
1
Tweak.dk logo
1
techzine.nl logo
1
Techradar logo
1
techarp.com logo
1
smartson.se logo
1
reviewed.com logo
1
ocworkbench.com logo
1
PC Mag logo
1
agdlab.pl logo
1
newgadgets.de logo
1
mashable.com logo
1
M3.idg.se logo
1
Other Expert Sites
2
1
1
1
Total
13
17
8
4
3
1

How Reliable Are Kärcher Vacuum Cleaners?

We checked over 41,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Kärcher vacuum cleaners. over 340 of these reviews mention reliability of which 92% were positive. Therefore the vast majority of Kärcher vacuum cleaner owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

92% 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

Excellent Build Quality
johnlewis.com
also great for heavy duty suction especially if your a dog owner like me
Amazon
Good Build Quality
Argos.co.uk

NOT RELIABLE

final straw was when it started leaking dirty water over floor it had just cleaned
amazon.co.uk
Poor Build Quality
Argos.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 Premium Spray Bottle Kit and Removable Battery.

Kärcher Premium Spray Bottle Kit

Kärcher vacuum cleaners that feature Premium Spray Bottle Kit include the Kärcher WV5 Window Vacuum Cleaner ($93).

Kärcher Removable Battery

Kärcher vacuum cleaners that feature Removable Battery include the Kärcher WV5 Window Vacuum Cleaner ($93).

What is the Best Mid-Range Kärcher Vacuum Cleaner?

Kärcher WV5 Window Vacuum Cleaner

$92.76
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Kärcher WV5 Window Vacuum Cleaner
12W
670g
HEAVY
0.1L
DUST CAPACITY
50dB
NOISE LEVEL
35 Min
RUN TIME
A

A great mid range choice, priced at $92.76 is the Kärcher WV5 Window Vacuum Cleaner, which has a Kagoo Score of 81.

Features We Love:
Premium Spray Bottle Kit
Lighter than average (670g)
Quieter than average noise level (50dB)
Cordless
Charging base

A fully featured and classic 0.1L dust capacity, 12W vacuum, with a breathtakingly light 670g weight and a fair price. It has a dust bag full indicator and a noise level of 50dB and is cordless. Our review analysis indicates that this vacuum has a powerful motor, it's very easy to use and quick to charge.

94
Reviews
105 Reviews
83
Features
Fully-Featured
82
Value for Money
Very Good
81
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Multiple reviews mentioned that Kärcher WV5 Window Vacuum Cleaner has great user reviews with an average user rating of 87%, based on 105 reviews.

Karcher WV5 Premium Window Vacuum Review
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The cheapest price that we could find for the WV5 Window Vacuum Cleaner in the US is $92.76 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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What is the Best Budget Choice Kärcher Vacuum Cleaner?

Kärcher WV2

$77.70
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10W
550g
HEAVY
100L
DUST CAPACITY
50dB
NOISE LEVEL
A

At only $77.70 and with a Kagoo Score of 81 the Kärcher WV2 makes a great budget choice.

Features We Love:
Lighter than average (550g)
Quieter than average noise level (50dB)
Huge capacity (100L)
Hard floor brush

A fully featured and classic 10W handheld vacuum cleaner, with a cheap price and capacity. Our review analysis indicates that this vacuum cleaner isreally easy to use, quick to charge but expensive.

93
Reviews
101 Reviews
83
Features
Fully-Featured
83
Value for Money
Very Good
81
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Customers report that Kärcher WV2 has very good user reviews with an average user rating of 84%, based on 101 reviews.

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The cheapest price that we could find for the WV2 in the US is $77.70 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 Premium Spray Bottle Kit
Kärcher Removable Battery
What is the Best Mid-Range Kärcher Vacuum Cleaner?
What is the Best Budget Choice Kärcher Vacuum Cleaner?

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