Multi-purpose vacuum cleaners

Kärcher multi-purpose vacuum cleaners are extremely robust and ideally equipped for quick and thorough cleaning of all areas around the house or outside, e.g. cellars, garages or terraces. Whether fine, coarse, wet or dry: thanks to the range of practical features, all types of dirt are easily removed. And the exceptionally high suction power and specially developed nozzles enable even large dirt particles to be easily picked up.

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The DIY enthusiast must-have

Indoor and outdoor versatility

Kärcher offers an extensive and useful range of accessories for daily use with its wet and dry vacs. From the right floor nozzle and the appropriate hose to specialised filter systems, all our components are designed to work together in the best possible way. In this way, Kärcher wet and dry vacs can meet the specific requirements of the location in which they are being used and ensure outstanding cleanliness in all areas.

Explore the range: a model for every home

Whether you are undertaking major renovations or require a back-up multi purpose vacuum cleaner for the occasional spill and outdoor clean up, Kärcher offers the right solution for every home. With the new WD range, both occasional and intensive users are well catered for thanks to varying power outputs, container sizes and equipment features.

* Compared with Kärcher multi-purpose vacs from 2013

Our most powerful wet and dry vacs ever

Impressive suction

The power of wet and dry vacuum cleaners is not described by air stream (l/s) or vacuum pressure (mbar) but by the value of the suction power (W). The suction power of a device is measured according to the standard IEC 60312 measured from the floor nozzle of the device. This combines both the air stream value and the vacuum pressure value, measured from the floor nozzle. The higher the suction power, the more power the vacuum cleaner has.

The aim in developing the new Kärcher wet and dry vacuum cleaners was to build extremely powerful devices, which require less energy consumption. Our new, more energy-efficient motors, floor nozzles and hoses have been completely redesigned. The new vacs feature optimal sealing and accessory connectors and have been optimised for flow. All of these elements combine to make the suction nozzles perform better than ever before.

Ultra suction power

Full power, less energy

Our new Kärcher wet and dry vacuum cleaners are extremely powerful with exceptionally low energy consumption. Thanks to highly efficient motors, we have decreased the energy consumption by up to 30% relative to previous models. As an example, the WD 6 Premium has a suction power equivalent to a 2000 W vac but with an actual electric power consumption of only 1300 W. Save on electricity without compromising on suction power and performance.

Not a dirty job anymore

Kärcher Mehrzwecksauger mit innovativer und patentierter Filterentnahmetechnik

Innovative filter replacement technology

With the patented filter replacement technology, available in the mid-class and top-class ranges of our WD 4-6 devices, the filter can be removed in seconds. The flat pleated filter, made popular in our professional cleaner range, is contained in a filter box in the device head - which means extra-quick removal in two easy steps. Just open up the filter cartridge, remove it and empty the filter - all done!

Key benefits:

  • Fast and convenient filter removal
  • No contact with dirt
  • No spreading of dust
  • Simple manual filter cleaning

Consistently high suction power.

Thanks to the integrated filter cleaning function, dirty filters in all the top devices WD 5-6 can be quickly and efficiently cleaned simply by pushing the filter cleaning button. This means that even with difficult home cleaning tasks, consistently high suction power is available (see illustration).

Summary of benefits: no manual cleaning required, no interruptions, no contact with dirt, high suction power.


The ultimate combo of convenience and versatility

More practical, more efficient.

Kärcher wet and dry vacuum cleaner accessories have been developed to increase application potential and cleaning efficiency.

Abnehmbarer Handgriff

Removable handle

The ergonomically shaped removable handle ensures optimal air flow. User-comfort is at the heart of the design, allowing you to maintain a comfortable posture whilst cleaning. The accessories can be quickly and conveniently attached directly to the suction hose. For WD 5-6 models, the special composition of the handle prevents static electricity from building up, ensuring trouble-free vacuuming - even during renovation work.

Removable handle benefits:

  • No blockages
  • Simple and convenient vacuuming even in the narrowest spaces
  • Safe protection from static electricity
Optimierter Saugschlauch

Wide and durable suction hose

Our highly flexible suction hoses allow freedom of movement during use. Now with a wider diameter to avoid blockages for continuous vacuuming without interruption.

Stabile Kunststoffrohre

Robust plastic suction pipes

Our high quality suction pipes are hard-wearing for top performance and a longer working life.

Erstklassige Bodendüsen

First-class floor nozzles

Dry, wet, coarse or fine dirt – it doesn't matter! The in-house developed floor nozzles guarantee perfect dirt pick-up, impress with optimal sliding behaviour and can be quickly and easily adapted to dust, dirt and liquids. WD 3 - 4 models come with a clips floor nozzle; switch between wet and dry vacuuming with a simple change of inlay. The WD 5 Premium and WD 6 Premium feature the switchable floor nozzle, where the changeover is carried out using the foot switch - easy!

Key floor nozzle benefits:

  • Fast and residue-free dirt removal
  • Ideal for dry and wet dirt
  • Effortless vacuuming

Mehrzwecksauger Besonderheiten

Better constructed and optimised. WD features at a glance.

1 Removable handle
The ergonomic handle can be easily removed from the suction hose in order to attach other accessories such as brushes.

2 Easy filter removal
Patented innovative technology make removing and emptying the filter quick and easy, avoiding any contact with dirt.

3 Extremely durable
Robust, long-lasting plastic hose.

4 Optimal dirt intake
Use the switches to adjust the nozzle to suit your vacuuming needs (dry or wet vacuum cleaning).

5 Low energy consumption
Lateral rollers guaranteeing smooth and effortless movement.

6 Airtight
Better sealing between the container and the vacuum head, together with an improved connection between the hose and the container, ensure that the vacuum is much more airtight. This prevents unwanted air from being drawn into the vacuum cleaner, keeping the power inside the device. The result? Outstanding suction power.

7 More efficient motors
Our vacuum cleaners have been made significantly more efficient thanks to their improved motor design. This means that they provide more powerful suction whilst at the same time consuming less power.

8 Optimal air flow
The highly flexible suction hose comes with a wider opening to avoid blockages while vacuuming. Flow resistance is significantly reduced by the improved hose geometry.