- Page 1 Best Lightweight Vacuum Cleaners 2018: 8 great portable cleaners
- Page 2 Bosch GL30 Compact All Floor
- Page 3 Miele Compact C2 Cat & Dog Powerline
- Page 4 Gtech AirRam
- Page 5 Vax Air Cordless Lift U85-ACLG-B
- Page 6 Dyson V6 Fluffy
- Page 7 Dyson V8 Absolute
- Page 8 VonHaus 1200Watt Cyclonic
- Page 9 Karcher VC5 Premium
- Compact bagless cleaner
- 3.2kg without tools
- Stick/handheld use
- 500W mains power
- A-rated energy
The Karcher VC5 Premium is a compact, flexible cleaner that tips the scales at a featherweight 3.2kg minus its tools. Despite its bijou size and weight, the VC5 delivers powerful cleaning performance – especially on carpets.
The cleaner collapses down for easy storage, and there’s a good selection of tools: a mid-sized crevice tool, a dusting brush with pivoting head, and a basic upholstery tool. The telescopic tube on the VC5 collapses into the body to work as a handheld cleaner, or extends to become a high-reach dusting or multi-floor stick upright.
There are a few design niggles that let the VC5 down, including mixed hard floor cleaning performance and a filtration system that needs cleaning all too regularly. But you can’t argue with this cleaner’s efficiency and sheer power in a carpeted house – or it’s incredibly modest price tag.
Buy now at Argos.co.uk from £129.99
At the time of the review the Karcher VC5 Premium was available for £149.99