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FC5 Hard Floor Cleaner

The FC5 hard floor cleaner is the easy way to vacuum up light debris and wash your floors clean simultaneously. Ideal for cleaning laminate, tile, stone and sealed wooden floors in no time.

Kärcher
Kärcher
FC5 10555020 https://www.kaercher.com/uk/home-garden/hard-floor-cleaner/fc5-10555020.html The FC5 hard floor cleaner is the easy way to vacuum up light debris and wash your floors simultaneously. Ideal for cleaning laminate, tile, stone and sealed wooden floors in no time.
Kärcher 249.99 GBP
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Cleaning hard floors usually means cleaning them twice - first you have to vacuum away all the grit, pet hair and dust, and then wash with a mop and bucket. The new Kärcher Hard Floor Cleaner does both jobs at the same time, giving you gleaming hard floors without the need for mops, buckets and scrubbing. Whether you are cleaning: hardwood, laminate, tiles or stone floors, the hard floor cleaner works brilliantly, leaving them clean and dry in just two minutes. Our innovative SmartRoller technology vacuums up dust, small debris and pet hair, whilst controlling the flow of water to clean your hard floors gently yet effectively. You can also add detergent to lift deep down dirt, to leave your floors with a fresh lemon or bee’s wax smell. The Hard Floor cleaner is light and manoeuvrable, so it is easy to push, carry and store. You can also remove the rollers for machine washing. The hard floor cleaner comes with a two year guarantee.

Features and benefits
2-in-1 function
  • Vacuums and washes in one, using SmartRoller technology.
Self-cleaning function
  • Continuously clean rollers for best cleaning results.
  • The Smartroller technology removes excess water, leaving floors clean and dry in just two minutes.
High-quality microfibre rollers
  • Placing the microfibre rollers on and off is quick and easy.
  • Machine washable at up to 60°C.
Innovative drive concept
  • With forward rotating rollers, the machine moves across the floor almost by itself – for effortless cleaning.
Cleaning head with a flexible hinge
  • Easy to clean under furniture.
  • Easy to move around objects.
  • Cleaning right up to the edge – for excellent results in corners and edges.
Easy-to-remove two-tank system
  • The fresh water tank can be easily filled under the tap.
  • Hygienic removal and emptying of the dirty water tank without having to come into contact with the dirt.
Cleaning and storage station
  • Perfect for easily cleaning dirty rollers.
  • Convenient storage of the machine.
Specifications

Technical data

Roller speed (rpm) 500
Power (W) max. 460
Current type (Ph/V/Hz) 1 / 220 / 240 / 50 / 60
Tank capacity fresh water (ml) 400
Tank capacity dirt water (ml) 200
Cleaning station volume (ml) 200
Cleaning performance per tank filling (approx.) (m²) 60
Drying time of cleaned floor (min.) 2
Roller working width (mm) 300
Weight (kg) 5
Dimensions (L x W x H) (mm) 320 x 270 x 1220

Equipment

  • 2-tank system
  • Yellow cleaning rollers
  • Cleaning and storage station
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Application areas
  • On all hard floors, such as wood, laminate, tiles, stone, cork, parquet linoleum or PVC
  • For cleaning in all areas (e.g. toilet, kitchen, bathroom, etc.)
  • For quick and effortless cleaning of hard floors
  • Also suitable for sealed, oiled and waxed parquet

FC5 is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 34.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Much too heavy I bought this product about 6 months ago, I have a great respect for the brand so had no hesitation in buying it. How wrong I was, so heavy and cumbersome and cleans no better,in fact worst, than a microfibres mop. So disappointed.
Date published: 2017-11-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very pleased with how it is easy to use and the cleaning.
Date published: 2017-11-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from New floor cleaner I bought this at the grand designs show, brilliant
Date published: 2017-11-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wow I am absolutely over the moon with the FC5 hard floor cleaner it's so easy to use makes such a difference to my floors they actually look clean!
Date published: 2017-11-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good on flat, hard surfaces but not on grouting Bought this machine from the Grand Designs exhibition at the NEC. I have owned a Vax floor scrubber for many years but now needed a replacement. I have other Karcher products and have always been happy with build quality and performance so was confident it would do a good job. I have hard floors throughout the ground floor; a mixture of ceramic tiles in the kitchen/utility/conservatory and wood elsewhere. The machine is very manoeuvrable and it is very easy to prepare it for use. The drum type roller gets in close to skirting. Judging by the muck it picks up in the dirty water reservoir there is no doubt it is getting the floor clean. In my experience the machine does an excellent job on the smoother non-tiled areas. There is no doubt it also cleans the surface of tiles. However, if you expect it to clean dirty grout lines you may be disappointed. I find that I still need to give the grout special attention every so often. Similarly stuff that is adherent to the floor needs to be dealt with manually. I've used the machine for a few weeks now and while I'm happy overall, taking my comments on board, it doesn't avoid having to do some of the clean up by hand.
Date published: 2017-11-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The good the bad and the dirty water! So I have had this floor cleaner about 3 weeks now. When I initially unpacked it, it felt heavy and clumsy but flick that on switch and it's as light as a feather and it literally glides by itself. The tanks are very easy to fit, they simply slot in with no effort and no fiddly catches to hold them In place. First time I used it I was shocked by how dirty the water was, I mop my floors every other day if not daily and the water tank was filled with black dirty water. I cleaned the rollers in the black carrier tray and put the machine away in the cubloard. That was my mistake, I should of taken them off to air dry properly as they really did smell when I went to use it again. I gave them a wash and they were as good as new and didn't smell. The only claim I don't agree with is that the floors dry within 2 minutes. My floor by the back door, with the door open, dried in about 4 minutes but the room furthest from the door took about 15 minutes. I have to say though that this wouldn't cause me to take any stars away as the floors are so clean and smear free I wouldn't care if it took longer to dry. Bring on the winter and muddy paw prints, I'm ready for it now
Date published: 2017-10-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love Wow, I love, love, love! The FC5 Hard Floor cleaner is amazing. My whole house has hard floors, I used to dread hoovering and mopping. Not anymore, I can't express quick and easy the FC5 is to use. Firstly, the cleaner is heavier than my hoover, but not too heavy that I struggle to carry upstairs. The clean water tank is enough to do my whole house, this is easy to remove and filled with tap water. The FC5 cleans right up to the edges of rooms and picks up the dirt nicely. My floors dry quickly and without any smears. Emptying the tank is easy to do and you see all the dirt and bits that the FC5 has picked up. Lastly, the lead is long and you do not need to keep unplugging and re-plugging in each room. I would recommend the FC5 to anyone who has hard floors.
Date published: 2017-10-10
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Effective at cleaning.....but heavy in hand.... I was provided the product to test, after using a couple of times it does a good job of cleaning both tiled and laminate flooring, my wife commented that the tiles in particular looked cleaner than using an alternative product. The ease of not vacuuming first does make a significant difference. Cable length is good. The product feels heavy in the hand when using it and cumbersome, while it has a pivoting head it's quite restrictive. The instructions are not the most intuitive to start with but once you have understood the sequence and the use of the stand as a water reservoir it's ok. After 2 uses one of the rollers has already come apart, replacements are not cheap so this very disappointing.
Date published: 2017-09-28
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