[S-series] Karcher WD-3 Wet and Dry Vacuum Cleaner Review


I don’t know why I don’t see many reviews of this vacuum cleaner online. I came across this brand when I was searching for Danish Oil in a major DIY store in punggol. What’s a Danish Oil? Well I use it to treat untreated wood furnitures I got from IKEA.

At first people will think this thing is huge! Why would any HDB-dwelling human want a monster of a vacuum at home? I have to say, whats big about this machine is just the empty space inside that holds all the filth in your house, not the motor, nor is it heavy at all, unless you load it up to its maximum capacity with your filth, that is, if you got that much filth to be sucked, in the first place.

Well to be honest, I was intimidated by the size of the box at first, I’m thinking do I really need an industrial looking vacuum cleaner to fit our scan-industrial themed home? Like following it so literally, next we will use those high-pressure water sprout our good cleaners used to wash our corridors as our shower. We’ll probably lose our skin in the shower. But since its cheaper than those higher end home vacuum that can easily double the price of this Karcher WD-3 while offering similar suction power, I decided to go cheap.

The box is big, but when I take the machine out of the box, its actually cute, its like that trashcan shaped robot in the Star Wars franchises, with an extended flexible hose like an elephant for.. sucking filth.

It doesn’t come with many accessories though:

  • Suction hose, 2 m, 35 mm
  • Suction tubes, 2 piece(s), 0.5 m, 35 mm
  • Wet and dry floor nozzle, Clips
  • Cartridge filter, Standard
  • Crevice nozzle
  • Paper filter bag, 1pc

So basically we only have 2 nozzles, if we want those brush type nozzle we need to buy another accessory kit when I’m still on the look out for. We bought this to tackle construction dust, being construction dust, its super fine dust so we bought extra filter bags just in case. When you’re using this Karcher for normal sized dust (don’t ask me to define normal size or grande size dust), you don’t have to use the paper filter bag, the cartridge filter will suffice.

When I finally assembled the machine and switch it on, the suction power, the exhaust and the noise especially surprised me! Because its at night when I on it so it sounded extra loud without the daytime ambient noises in a residential area (sorry neighbours). The exhaust also acts as a blower, meaning you can attach the tube to the exhaust and blow dust out of you apartment! (sorry neighbours). Don’t think I will need that feature, but its good to have, like when I get cockroaches in the house I can blow it off.. LOL, OK I don’t think that will work anyways.

We sucked the floor with the wet and dry nozzle, its got a squeegee part so its harder to push it along the floor, but its sucks the dust up like a starving whale sucking up plankton. We had great satisfaction scraping the dust off the floor and the filter bags works well, I read somewhere if the filter is not HEPA filter fine dust like these are just going to come out from the exhaust. Meaning the vacuum is just transferring dust from point A to points B C D E F G…. (its just gonna fly everywhere). Stupid isn’t it. I was worried about this vacuum because the filters are not HEPA rated, but I think having 2 filters works too.

All in all, I feel its good to have it, good suction to price ratio, good value I meant. Haven’t tried the wet function but I don’t really wanna try anyway. The dust were greatly reduced, but I guess we need to chemically wash the apartment in order to get rid of all the dust. Its horrible. I’ll probably rate this thing 4/5, why not 5/5? because if I rate it 5/5 then there will be no room for improvements right? LOL.