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Should You Buy a Kärcher Vacuum Cleaner?

Matthew
Updated 05 May 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 42,000 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 premium and popular vacuum cleaners. Their vacuum cleaners start at $726 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 $739 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 $728.

Kärcher are recognised for their wide 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. 15 best vacuum cleaner brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Kärcher is the 15th best vacuum cleaner brand out there.

#1
United Kingdom
95%
95%
7,726 reviews
#2
90%
90%
4,957 reviews
#3
Germany
90%
90%
3,663 reviews
#4
87%
87%
2,801 reviews
#5
United Kingdom
85%
85%
711 reviews
#6
82%
82%
265 reviews
#7
United States
81%
81%
4,057 reviews
#8
Germany
81%
81%
1,345 reviews
#9
Sealey
79%
79%
40 reviews
#10
77%
77%
1,261 reviews
#11
Atrix
77%
77%
1 review
#12
VAX
United States
77%
77%
5,469 reviews
#13
77%
77%
1,190 reviews
#14
Eufy
74%
74%
287 reviews
#15
Germany
71%
71%
674 reviews
#16
Neato
70%
70%
133 reviews
#17
Denmark
69%
69%
38 reviews
#18
69%
69%
28 reviews
#19
South Korea
68%
68%
82 reviews
#20
Koblenz
68%
68%
0 reviews
#21
Turkey
64%
64%
72 reviews
#22
iLife
64%
64%
37 reviews
#23
PowerSmith
64%
64%
0 reviews
#24
FEIN
64%
64%
3 reviews
#25
63%
63%
1 review
#26
Sweden
63%
63%
20 reviews
#27
Snow Joe
62%
62%
0 reviews
#28
Gtech
62%
62%
959 reviews
#29
Rug Doctor
61%
61%
0 reviews
#30
Ecovacs
60%
60%
21 reviews
#31
Vacmaster
59%
59%
0 reviews
#32
Pifco
58%
58%
0 reviews
#33
Winkel
57%
57%
0 reviews
#34
Oreck
United States
57%
57%
0 reviews
#35
Metropolitan Vacuum Cleaner Co
54%
54%
0 reviews
#36
Thorne Electric
54%
54%
0 reviews
#37
Viper
53%
53%
1 review
#38
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 $728, 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 73%.

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

Kärcher have a number of great features including EasyFix Connection, Removable Battery and Premium Spray Bottle Kit which sets them apart from the competition. 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.

No. Of Vacuum Cleaners
Average Price
$267
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $2,499
Price Distribution of All Vacuum Cleaners
No. Of Vacuum Cleaners
Average Price
$728
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $1,399
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
78%
10 reviews
80%
1 review
80%
1 review
Les Numeriques.com logo
73%
3 reviews
97%
7 reviews
80%
2 reviews
80%
2 reviews
80%
2 reviews
40%
1 review
Expert Reviews logo
80%
2 reviews
100%
3 reviews
68%
5 reviews
90%
2 reviews
100%
1 review
CNET.com logo
65%
2 reviews
70%
4 reviews
64%
7 reviews
techgearlab.com logo
60%
2 reviews
67%
2 reviews
68%
2 reviews
57%
1 review
01net.com logo
78%
2 reviews
60%
1 review
40%
1 review
59%
2 reviews
Pocket Lint logo
65%
2 reviews
80%
2 reviews
80%
1 review
Chip.de logo
86%
2 reviews
80%
2 reviews
86%
1 review
T3.com logo
60%
1 review
93%
3 reviews
asia.cnet.com logo
60%
4 reviews
Good Gear Guide.com.au logo
85%
2 reviews
75%
1 review
40%
1 review
stuff.tv logo
80%
1 review
100%
1 review
60%
1 review
60%
1 review
toptenreviews.com logo
95%
1 review
88%
1 review
72%
1 review
Which? logo
100%
2 reviews
100%
1 review
planet-sansfil.com logo
78%
2 reviews
80%
1 review
computertotaal.nl logo
100%
2 reviews
100%
1 review
videotesty.pl logo
90%
3 reviews
Techradar logo
90%
1 review
90%
1 review
80%
1 review
tomsguide.com logo
65%
2 reviews
reviewed.com logo
85%
1 review
100%
1 review
Other Expert Sites
77%
29 reviews
78%
16 reviews
64%
9 reviews
57%
9 reviews
84%
3 reviews
Average
77%
60 reviews
88%
48 reviews
75%
36 reviews
68%
25 reviews
79%
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
2
1
Expert Reviews logo
1
3
1
1
1
Les Numeriques.com logo
1
4
1
Which? logo
2
1
planet-sansfil.com logo
1
1
Digital Versus logo
2
Techradar logo
1
1
01net.com logo
1
twojepc.pl logo
1
Tweak.dk logo
1
toptenreviews.com logo
1
techzine.nl logo
1
techarp.com logo
1
ocworkbench.com logo
1
reviewed.com logo
1
agdlab.pl logo
1
newgadgets.de logo
1
M3.idg.se logo
1
Good Gear Guide.com.au logo
1
gadgetgear.nl logo
1
Other Expert Sites
1
1
1
Total
13
17
8
4
3
1

How Reliable Are Kärcher Vacuum Cleaners?

We checked over 42,000 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
Argos.co.uk
quality means it's robust
amazon.co.uk
I hope the switch is more robust
Amazon

NOT RELIABLE

an accident will not cause expensive engine damage
amazon.co.uk
droped mine inthe shower breaking the head so this is to replace the broken one
Amazon
Poor Build Quality
Argos.co.uk

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, Removable Battery and Premium Spray Bottle Kit.

Kärcher EasyFix Connection

Kärcher vacuum cleaners that feature EasyFix Connection include the Kärcher WV5 Window Vacuum Cleaner ($756).

Kärcher Removable Battery

Kärcher vacuum cleaners that feature Removable Battery include the Kärcher WV5 Window Vacuum Cleaner ($756).

Kärcher Premium Spray Bottle Kit

Kärcher vacuum cleaners that feature Premium Spray Bottle Kit include the Kärcher WV5 Window Vacuum Cleaner ($756).

What is the Best Budget Choice Kärcher Vacuum Cleaner?

Kärcher WV2

$742.79
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Kärcher WV2
10W
550g
HEAVY
100L
DUST CAPACITY
50dB
NOISE LEVEL
A

At only $742.79 and with a Kagoo Score of 74 the Kärcher WV2 makes a great budget choice.

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

An amazingly light weight and capacity 10W handheld vacuum cleaner, with a very good spec. Customers report that this vacuum cleaner isreally easy to use, quick to charge but expensive.

92
Reviews
101 Reviews
80
Features
Fully-Featured
64
Value for Money
Good
74
Kagoo Score
Very Good

Multiple reviews mentioned that Kärcher WV2 has great 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 $742.79 but in total we found only 1 price 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 Removable Battery
Kärcher Premium Spray Bottle Kit
What is the Best Budget Choice Kärcher Vacuum Cleaner?

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