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Kärcher DS5.800 Vacuum Cleaner

900W Cylinder Vacuum Dry 7.5kg Feb 2013
Maximum Input Power Type Cleaning Type Weight Release Date
Kärcher has good reviews for its vacuums
Quite quiet noise level

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Helpful Technical Guidance

One person considered that it had good technical guidance. Naima said in their review two years ago “The instructions were easy to follow”.



One person who reviewed the product thought it was not cheap. Amazon Customer scored the product 20 out of 100 and wrote in their review of the Kärcher DS5.800 this month “Not what you'd expect from a rather expensive machine from a brand like Karcher”.


Kärcher Has Good Reviews for Its Vacuums

We checked the reviews from experts and owners of hundreds of vacuum cleaners to determine an average rating for each vacuum manufacturer. On average Kärcher vacuum cleaners have good reviews from experts and owners.

Easy to Empty

One Kärcher DS5.800 owner reckoned that it was easy to empty. This year Johnnyappleseed mentioned on Amazon “Best to empty and rinse the container after finishing use, otherwise you'll forget about it” in their review of this vacuum cleaners and scored it 99 out of 100.

Good Suction

One person who reviewed it reckoned that it had good suction. Johnnyappleseed mentioned in their review of the Kärcher DS5.800 on Amazon in August this year “Powerful suction, modulated by a slider on the handle”.

Weight & Dimensions

Not an Acceptable Size

One Kärcher DS5.800 owner considered that the Kärcher DS5.800 was not heavy and bulky. Johnnyappleseed mentioned in their review on Amazon a few weeks ago “Slightly heavier too.”.


The lightest similar spec vacuum cleaner that has been on the market for a comparable time to this vacuum cleaner is 4.9g heavy, the heaviest is 11kg, and the average weight is 6kg. The DS5.800 is quite heavy (7.5 kilograms) compared to most of the other vacuum cleaners of this age and type.

Other vacuum cleaners with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Sebo Automatic X5 (£294.45) (7.5kg).

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Easy to Use

A few people wrote in their reviews that the Kärcher DS5.800 was easy to use. Naima mentioned in their Kärcher DS5.800 review “It is a foolproof machine which means neither children nor double digit IQ indivisuals can design methods to break the vacuum”. Royston gave this vacuum cleaners a score of 99 out of 100 and said “It's foolproof and really genius” in their review of this vacuum cleaners.

Not Cordless

The DS5.800 is not cordless. Most of the other vacuums of a similar age and spec to this vacuum are also not cordless.

If you are looking for a vacuum that is cordless then you might want to consider the VAX W86-DP-A (£119.99).

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Released Over Four Years Ago

This Kärcher vacuum was released in February 2013.


Quite Quiet Noise Level

The quietest noise level of medium maximum input power vacuums that are a similar age to this vacuum is 59dB, the loudest is 89dB, and the average noise level is 77dB. With a noise level of only 66 decibels, the DS5.800 has a quite quiet noise level compared to most of the other vacuum cleaners that were released around the same time as this vacuum.

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Packaging Content

Has a Hard Floor Brush

The Kärcher DS5.800 has a hard floor brush, as do most of the other vacuums of a comparable age and type to this vacuum cleaner.

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900 Watts Maximum Input Power

This is a 900 Watts vacuum cleaner.

If you would prefer a vacuum cleaner with a higher maximum input power then you might want to consider the Nilfisk Saltix 10 (£92.72) (915W), or the Zelmer ZVC305SK (£90.44) (950W).

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 1.195-210.0
Barcodes 04039784664098

Kärcher DS5.800 Review Sources

To prepare this Kärcher DS5.800 review we compared this vacuum cleaner to 1,858 other models. For each vacuum cleaner that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 143,541 product attributes, 29,794 vacuum cleaner reviews and 2,504,200 historical vacuum cleaner prices from 210 vacuum cleaner retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this vacuum cleaner compared to the other models as well as any areas where this vacuum cleaner is lacking.

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