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VC5 Vacuum Cleaner

The lightweight Kärcher vacuum cleaner, delivers the kind of performance you'd expect from the best cylinder vacuums. It's easy to carry, store and use, with a bagless filter system.

VC5 Premium 13491520 https://www.kaercher.com/uk/home-garden/handheld-vacuum-cleaners/vc5-premium-13491520.html The powerful, lightweight and compact Kärcher vacuum cleaner, delivers corded power for continuous everyday cleaning. It's easy to carry, store and use, with a bagless filter system.
Kärcher 149.99 GBP
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The Kärcher VC5 vacuum cleaner delivers the kind of performance you'd expect from the best cylinder vacuums with a lightweight and compact design. It's easy to carry, store and use, with a bagless filter system that's quick and easy to empty. The vacuum comes with accessories for cleaning stairs, crevices and upholstery, this means you get all the accessories you need to vacuum your car through to all around the home. High performance vacuum cleaners are often heavy, bulky and hard work to use, particularly on stairs and around furniture. However the lightweight Kärcher vacuum cleaner, with a height adjustable handle, means you can adjust the vacuum cleaner to the height of any user, makes it easy to move on floors, and around furniture. The four power modes allow you to find the right setting for your floor type, giving you great results on carpet and hard floors. When you're finished it compacts down to store in the smallest of spaces, making storage issues a thing of the past. The bagless filter system will save you money in the long run, with no need to buy replacement filter bags. The VC5 comes with a two year warranty.

Features and benefits
Handheld vacuum cleaner VC5 Premium: Triple-telescopic suction tube
Triple-telescopic suction tube
The vacuum cleaner can be reduced to half its size at the touch of a button. Easily stored in the smallest of spaces. Individual size adjustment.
Handheld vacuum cleaner VC5 Premium: Switchable dry vacuum nozzle with flexible joint
Switchable dry vacuum nozzle with flexible joint
Excellent cleaning performance just like large sledge-type vacuum cleaners. Excellent manoeuvrability and easy to clean under furniture.
Handheld vacuum cleaner VC5 Premium: 3-stage bagless filter system
3-stage bagless filter system
No need to buy replacement filter bags. Reliable dirt absorption in the device.
2-stage filter cleaning function
  • Automatic filter cleaning when the filter cover is opened.
Removable filter cartridge
  • Removing the filter from the vacuum is extremely easy.
  • Quick and easy filter emptying.
Magnetic parking position
  • Quick and secure parking of the machine when you are interrupted during cleaning.
  • Compact transportation for the machine.
4-stage power control
  • The power can be adjusted quickly and easily to suit the particular flooring you are cleaning.
Detachable floor nozzle
  • Option to attach additional accessories to make cleaning easier in every area of the home.
2 cable hooks with fast removal function
  • The cable can be compactly stored on the rear of the unit and released again quickly with the turning hook.

Technical data

Energy efficiency class (out of A+++ to D) A+ ((out of A+++ to D))
Operating radius (m) 10
Sound power level (dB(A)) 77
Voltage (V) 220 - 240
Frequency (Hz) 50 - 60
Weight without accessories (kg) 3.2
Dimensions (L x W x H) (mm) 182 x 261 x 621


  • Soft grip handle
  • Telescopic suction tube
  • Crevice nozzle
  • Upholstery brush
  • Upholstery nozzle
  • Cable length, 9 m
Application areas
  • Hard floors
  • Carpets
  • Textile surfaces
  • Narrow gaps
  • Delicate surfaces
  • Stairs

VC5 Premium is rated 3.5 out of 5 by 14.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great compact and versatile machine. A very well designed machine with lots of suction. I tried it in all its settings and with all the accessories. This a very versatile cleaner that is both very lightweight and portable. Not only is the floor nozzle easy to detach it feels a robust piece of kit. With the suction tube extended and the appropriate attachment fitted its ideal for cleaning stairs without bending. This machine is ideal for young and elderly users alike. One point - the machine is vertically unstable when left unattended in the the fully extended upright position. The user needs to get in the habit of reducing machine height when attending to other activities.
Date published: 2017-01-13
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not the greatest I received this product to perform a review. My initial thought was great, it's light weight, collapses down into a very small bundle so it's very easy to store. A very quiet motor plus the standard tools you'd expect. My two bug bares were the main suction head is a little big so makes it hard to manoeuvre around pipe work or similar tight spaces. Secondly when using power levels 1, 2 and 3 I found any sort of debris was not lifting off the living room carpet. When I used level 4 the suction was so powerful I could hardly push the vacuum forwards.
Date published: 2017-02-08
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Disappointing Very easy to use and manoeuvre around the floor and furniture, very good suction apart from when you wish to hoover mats or rugs then it struggles to pick up strands of cotton or pet hair, could do with a rotating brush head. The dust collection tank I feel is too small and fills up too quickly and the filter blocks to easily causing loss of suction I found myself having to constantly empty the tank which would be difficult for someone who had poor grip. Great size and fits neatly into a small cupboard, also very quiet.
Date published: 2017-02-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic lightweight vacumm cleaner I received this product for free as part of the Karcher Club Product Tester Campaign. A lightweight and compact Vacuum,stores away easily ideal if space is limited. Easy to read instruction manual,and incredibly easy to use and assemble. Lovely long mains cable. The vacumm is not noisey. Adjustable head for pile carpets and hard floors,great suction. Easy to handle and manouvere. The adjustable length can be done by the flick of a switch. The tools are easy to use,great for pet hair on sofa. The bagless system is amazing as you can see the dirt.Easy to remove and empty,once you have mastered the knack of putting it back in. Overall a fantastic vacuum and would definately recommend this item.
Date published: 2017-01-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for multi floors/caravans/cars/ Having multi floors around my home, I taught this machine ticked all the boxes, and was able to cope.It also packs a nice nozzle kit, for cleaning different bits of your home.having wooden blinds in the home I taught I'd give it a try with one of the smaller nozzles attached, and done a great job of removing the dust from them.The vc5 I find to be quite in noise, had also had a long electrical lead,which means you don't have to keep unplugging the vc5 when hovering different rooms.The vc5 also has a variable suction setting, which can be adjusted to suit the floor your using it on.The vc5 is nice and compact and does not take up much storage space around the home.I personally find the vc5, light and easy to use, the only disadvantage I find is the dust collector is quite small and needs emptying quite often, also I think for such a great powerful machine it's missing a rotating brush bar, in its standard package.
Date published: 2017-02-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Compact little number yet packs a big punch Was Karcher my first thought when thinking of a vacuum cleaner no it was not yet there it was in Karcher yellow and I was drawn to it and very glad I was. This is a great little vacuum, very easy, has great suction and it is extremely maneuverable. The only drawback is that the dust collector is quite small, but then not everyone has two big hairy dogs. If like me you trust the brand and you don't want your vacuum to take up valuable living space this product is a must, and great value for money.
Date published: 2017-01-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very good variable suction Instructions. These were not clear as regards the fitting and removal of the dust container. Assembly. This was straightforward despite the poor instructions. Attachments. The wide range of easily fitted attachments is a positive feature. Operation. A very positive feature is the variable suction setting which is very impressive. The mains lead has the advantage of being long although the lead holders did not make it very easy to release. A better solution would be rotateable lead clips as found on some garden strimmers. The dust container has a very low capacity and does need emptying after every use, as indicated. When the handle is fully extended the device is very manoeuvrable especially in restricted spaces. Storage. The device is compact when folded but would benefit from having a wall mounting attachment for easier storage.
Date published: 2017-02-16
Rated 1 out of 5 by from A bit of a let down. The product is compact and easy to use. It has strong suction in the highest settings but even tho it was near enough pulling my carpet up on some settings it was not getting the fluff up, nor the hairs. I have long hair myself, and also a teenage daughter who has - instead of the karcher vac picking up the hair, it was actually just dragging it from one place to the next so I ended up having to pick up the clump myself and put in the bin. The filter/dust container was easy to get out but the found it would not stay in position again, kept coming loose. Also on first empty, I also emptied a broken off piece of black plastic. Although I couldn't see where it may have broken off, i believe it to be part of the vac. I tried all the settings with mixed results. I have a very high pile rug in the living room and this vac would not suck up even half as well as my usual vac. The height adjustment is good but as a precious reviewer as stated, unless the vac is put in the 'parking' position then it will just fall over. Unfortunately I am not impressed with this product. It has not done the job as intended. I spent nearly a whole afternoon cleaning my house whereas a quick vac over would normally take an hour at the most. I went over a few places with my old vac and it picked up so much hair and dust still. Maybe I had a faulty product but for the price, I cannot recommend. I have a karcher window vac which I love so it's a shame.
Date published: 2017-01-14
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