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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
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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 guarantee.

Features and benefits
Handheld vacuum cleaner VC5 Premium: 3-fold telescopic suction tube
3-fold 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 A
Operating radius (m) 10
Sound power level (dB(A)) 77
Power cable (m) 9
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
  • Telescopic crevice nozzle
  • Upholstery brush
  • Upholstery nozzle
Application areas
  • Hard floors
  • Carpets
  • Textile surfaces
  • Narrow gaps
  • Delicate surfaces
  • Stairs

VC5 Premium is rated 2.8 out of 5 by 5.
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 1 out of 5 by from Disappointed It seemed very flimsy and very hard to empty and put back together. It also doesn't hold much and would need emptying several times.
Date published: 2017-01-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Small and compact lightweight Got this a couple of weeks ago. Nice and light easy to carry around . Different suction settings are good for hard floors and carpets.
Date published: 2017-01-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Disappointed! This is an independent review made by a member of the Karcher Club on a product supplied by Karcher for this purpose and is not influenced by Karcher and is not influenced by Karcher and is solely my own thoughts and opinion. The product upon unpacking was the familiar Black and Yellow characteristic Karcher design and needed no assembly, well packed but instructions are mainly pictorial. Getting the cleaner to stand upright proved problematic, it relies on a magnet situated in the floor cleaning attachment and the cover over the filter in the base of the main body of the cleaner. This in my opinion is totally inadequate, to get it to stand upright is virtually impossible and one cannot leave the machine with the handle extended, is has to be lowered. Certainly if using and leaving off to move an object or attend to an infant requires the cleaner to be laid down, it will not remain upright!. The promotional video and photo's depicts it more satisfactory in this respect. I would have preferred a more mechanical method of retention. Apart from this the variable length handle is great and and adjusts easily to suit individuals. The machine is easy to use as a conventional cleaner and is quiet and powerful it is in my opinion really suitable for a small home/apartment. The collection container is rather small and is easily filled. It is supplied with additional attachments , eg to vac curtains, stairs, under beds, wardrobes etc and other inaccessible locations, worked well but does weigh nearly 3 Kgs and I am a women and was a two handed operation. Mains lead is very long and sufficient for most tasks, however the flat cable fitted does have a tendency to twist and become untidy, a round cable is far more preferable, and I would have preferred the rotating cable release to be at the top not the bottom and also rotate 180 degrees, ( this machine would be greatly improved if cordless ). Perhaps storage for the additional tools could have been incorporated but does not effect the usage , perhaps a minor inconvenience. Small and compact for storage make it ideal for a smaller home. Finding it really good for a quick vac up, particularly on a kitchen floor and small areas. So overall I am disappointed to give only a 3 star rating, I am concerned about the standing aspect from a safety point of view. But the more I use the machine the more I do like its performance.
Date published: 2017-01-20
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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