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Should You Buy a Kärcher Vacuum Cleaner?

Matthew
Updated 28 September 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 3,500 user and expert reviews and 10 awards from hundreds of different review sites on over 3,500 vacuum cleaners.

Kärcher are recognised for their good selection of mid-range 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 $809 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 $351.

Kärcher are recognised for their good selection of mid-range 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. 11 best vacuum cleaner brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Kärcher is the 11th best vacuum cleaner brand out there.

#1
United Kingdom
95%
95%
453 reviews
#2
Germany
94%
94%
25 reviews
#3
92%
92%
10 reviews
#4
United States
90%
90%
133 reviews
#5
88%
88%
541 reviews
#6
87%
87%
439 reviews
#7
United States
87%
87%
2 reviews
#8
Germany
86%
86%
39 reviews
#9
85%
85%
16 reviews
#10
Sealey
85%
85%
5 reviews
#11
Germany
85%
85%
5 reviews
#12
United Kingdom
83%
83%
172 reviews
#13
Germany
82%
82%
1 review
#14
81%
81%
181 reviews
#15
Koblenz
78%
78%
0 reviews
#16
iLife
77%
77%
0 reviews
#17
Denmark
76%
76%
13 reviews
#18
Netherlands
76%
76%
12 reviews
#19
74%
74%
11 reviews
#20
74%
74%
0 reviews
#21
AEG
Germany
74%
74%
87 reviews
#22
Neato
73%
73%
43 reviews
#23
South Korea
72%
72%
20 reviews
#24
Eufy
72%
72%
0 reviews
#25
VAX
United States
71%
71%
755 reviews
#26
Makita
70%
70%
1 review
#27
Atrix
67%
67%
0 reviews
#28
LG
South Korea
65%
65%
3 reviews
#29
Severin
64%
64%
0 reviews
#30
PowerSmith
64%
64%
0 reviews
#31
Zelmer
62%
62%
0 reviews
#32
Snow Joe
62%
62%
0 reviews
#33
FEIN
61%
61%
2 reviews
#34
Rug Doctor
61%
61%
0 reviews
#35
Sweden
61%
61%
1 review
#36
Oreck
United States
60%
60%
0 reviews
#37
Metropolitan Vacuum Cleaner Co
60%
60%
0 reviews
#38
Moneual
60%
60%
0 reviews
#39
Gtech
59%
59%
1 review
#40
Taurus
58%
58%
0 reviews
#41
Winkel
58%
58%
0 reviews
#42
Thorne Electric
58%
58%
0 reviews
#43
DeWALT
56%
56%
0 reviews
#44
CleanMate
55%
55%
0 reviews
#45
Solac
55%
55%
0 reviews
#46
Beko
Turkey
54%
54%
0 reviews
#47
Viper
54%
54%
0 reviews
#48
Pifco
54%
54%
0 reviews
#49
53%
53%
0 reviews
#50
Ufesa
53%
53%
0 reviews
#51
Kirby
53%
53%
0 reviews
#52
Roidmi
53%
53%
0 reviews
#53
Omega
53%
53%
0 reviews
#54
DeLonghi
Italy
53%
53%
0 reviews
#55
Xiaomi
53%
53%
0 reviews
#56
Raycop
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

Kärcher have better reviews than the typical vacuum cleaner brand, with the average rating of a Kärcher vacuum cleaner being 63%. Kärcher also 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 8 Kärcher vacuum cleaners currently on the market in the US. Kärcher vacuum cleaners also tend to be more expensive than most other vacuum cleaner brands making them a less popular choice with consumers.

No. Of Vacuum Cleaners
Average Price
$182
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $1,449
Price Distribution of All Vacuum Cleaners
No. Of Vacuum Cleaners
Average Price
$351
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $1,649
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.

5 stars
2
4 stars
2
3 stars
0
2 stars
0
1 star
1
Kärcher has a lower proportion of 4 and 5 star user reviews for its vacuum cleaners than most other brands.

Over 80% of user reviews for Kärcher vacuum cleaners are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 85% across all vacuum cleaner brands.

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 Dyson Neato Bosch iRobot Russell Hobbs
Which? logo
2
2
Digital Versus logo
1
Les Numeriques.com logo
1
Trusted Reviews logo
1
Total
4
1
2

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 KB 5 ($75), the Kärcher VC 2 ($249) and the Kärcher WV2 ($797).

Kärcher Premium Spray Bottle Kit

Kärcher vacuum cleaners that feature Premium Spray Bottle Kit include the Kärcher KB 5 ($75) and the Kärcher VC 2 ($249).

Kärcher Removable Battery

Kärcher vacuum cleaners that feature removable battery include the Kärcher KB 5 ($75) and the Kärcher FC 3 Cordless ($180).

Kärcher Liquid Silicone Lip Technology

Kärcher vacuum cleaners that feature Liquid Silicone Lip Technology include the Kärcher VC 2 ($249).

What is the Best Mid-Range Kärcher Vacuum Cleaner?

Kärcher WD4

$259.54
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Kärcher WD4
1,000W
7.6kg
HEAVY
20L
DUST CAPACITY
72dB
NOISE LEVEL
$214
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 capacity and very economical to run 7.6kg heavy, 1,000W vacuum, with a very good spec and a good price.

81
Features
Fully-Featured
73
Value for Money
Good
89
Running Costs
$210 Over 10 Years
75
Kagoo Score
Very Good

The cheapest price that we could find for the WD4 in the US is $259.54 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?
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?

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