Wet/dry vacuum cleaners Maintenance, repair & use: Everything you need to know about the professional vacuum cleaner

Whether you’re on a building site, at home or performing professional car cleaning: Wet/dry vacuum cleaners are the perfect vacuum cleaners for particularly stubborn dirt. With proper handling and maintenance, wet/dry vacuum cleaners efficiently vacuum up dry dust, liquids, small debris and other refuse.

The vacuum cleaner’s special features: They are operated without any bags, so even wet dirt can be vacuumed up easily. The perfect all‐rounder for quick cleaning!

Wet/dry vacuum cleaners: Perfect for particularly stubborn dirt

Wet/dry vacuum cleaners: Instructions, tips and maintenance

With our instructions, vacuuming is quick and effortless. We also have some tips and tricks for the optimal handling, care and maintenance of your vacuum cleaner. You will quickly become a professional in wet and dry vacuuming!

Instructions, tips and maintenance for wet/dry vacuum cleaners

Wet vacuum cleaning and dry vacuum cleaning: Your vacuum cleaner is suitable for these types of dirt

Wet/dry vacuum cleaners are bagless wonders: They are not only a simple vacuum cleaner that can quickly and effortlessly remove dry dirt. Thanks to their bagless design, they can also easily vacuum and remove wet or damp dirt and liquids.

This makes them the perfect all‐purpose device for building sites and industrial use – as well as in your own home. Thanks to the handy accessories such as filters, batteries and attachments, Einhell wet/dry vacuum cleaners can be even more versatile and adapt exactly to your needs.

The best wet/dry vacuum cleaners from Einhell: Our most popular models

They are powerful, quiet and efficient: the Einhell wet/dry vacuum cleaners from wow both professional and private users with their simple operation and impressive suction power. Wet or dry, at home, in the car or on the building site: With these models you can find the best wet/dry vacuum cleaner for what you need to do!

Wet/dry vacuum cleaner operating instructions: Here’s how it works

A wet/dry vacuum cleaner is extremely easy to operate. So that you can still get the most out of your device, we will share some instructions for the various uses of this all‐purpose vacuum cleaner.

Wet/dry vacuum cleaners: Upholstery cleaning


In the car or your living room: Stains on upholstery, seats or sofas always irritating. With the wet function of the Einhell wet/dry vacuum cleaner you can effortlessly remove these stains.

  • Simply place the special upholstery nozzle from the accessories on the vacuum cleaner, fill it up to the mark with water and add a suitable cleaning detergent.
  • Now you can adjust the wet/dry vacuum cleaner so that the cleaning detergent is applied to the upholstery through the attachment. It penetrates deep into the fibres so it cleans thoroughly and efficiently.
  • After the required exposure time, you can now use the suction function of your appliance to pull the water out of the upholstery again. This thoroughly removes dirt and stains. So your car seats or upholstered furniture at home will look as good as new again in no time!
Tip: With a wet/dry vacuum cleaner you combine the benefits of a wet vacuum cleaner and a dry vacuum cleaner. The perfect 2‐in‐1 device!
Wet-dry vacuums are also suitable for cleaning floor mats.

Wet/dry vacuum cleaners: the perfect vacuum cleaner for allergy sufferers

Advanced filters ensure that Einhell wet/dry vacuum cleaners only expel sterile air. This makes them the perfect choice for allergy sufferers or anyone sensitive to dust. As well as the exchangeable filters, the vacuum cleaners also come with a paper sack that absorbs dust and dry dirt. The bag can be quickly and cleanly disposed of in one simple step once you’ve finished vacuuming.

Wet/dry vacuum cleaners: maximum freedom of movement with cordless wet/dry vacuum cleaners

Imagine being able to use your vacuum cleaner all over the house, in the car or on the building site without having to pull an annoying cord behind you. With the cordless wet/dry vacuum cleaner from the Power X‐Change family, now you can!

Get ready for cordless working and maximum suction power thanks to powerful and durable batteries. Wherever you need to remove dust or wet dirt, a cordless wet/dry vacuum cleaner is always at hand and can be used anywhere.

The Einhell wet-dry vacuums are perfect helpers for cleaning your car.

Wet/dry vacuum cleaners: Removing wet dirt


Whether it’s spilled drinks, rainwater or ground water on the building site: Wherever liquids or wet dirt need to be removed quickly and thoroughly, a wet/dry vacuum cleaner is the ideal tool.

Simply remove the paper bag from the collection container and activate the vacuum cleaner’s suction function. The powerful motor and the perfect design of the suction nozzles immediately create strong suction power to remove water, moisture and dirt.

You can dry out your building site within minutes, remove standing water on the terrace or clean your floor thoroughly and efficiently. When your work is done, simply empty the water from the container and wipe the collection container dry. And you’re done!

Wet/dry vacuum cleaners: Removing dust and dry dirt


For dust, hair or small amounts of building rubble: An Einhell wet/dry vacuum cleaner is the perfect vacuum cleaner when it comes to removing stubborn or large areas of dry dirt.

All dry vacuum cleaners from Einhell can be used without bags. For particularly easy operation, the dry vacuum cleaners can also be equipped with a large, robust paper bag that absorbs dust and dirt. This keeps your vacuum cleaner itself clean and you can remove the debris in the bag in one easy step. 

Advanced filters ensure the exhaust air from the wet/dry vacuum cleaner is hygienically clean. This makes them the perfect choice for allergy sufferers.

Removing dust and dry dirt becomes a breeze with the wet-dry vacuum.

Wet/dry vacuum cleaners: Use on building sites


Many types of dirt can occur on the construction site. Dry building rubble, damp spots or rain getting in must be removed quickly so as not to slow down construction work.

A wet vacuum cleaner and a dry vacuum cleaner in one: A wet/dry vacuum cleaner is the perfect device for removing all kinds of dirt from building sites. Simply select the right setting to vacuum up wet or dry dirt and clean everything up with just one device. Perfect for tradespeople, bricklayers or builders who want to keep their site clean and tidy!

Find the right accessory for your wet/dry vacuum cleaner

The right accessory: Get more out of your wet/dry vacuum cleaner

Even with the normal scope of delivery, the Einhell wet/dry vacuum cleaners are versatile devices for cleaning wet and dry dirt. These accessories make your device even more versatile:

Battery for cordless wet/dry vacuum cleaners

With an additional battery for your Power X‐Change wet/dry vacuum cleaner, you can significantly increase its usage time. The best way to do this is with the 18 volt, 2.5 ampere‐hour batteries available in Einhell’s Power X‐Change range.

Nozzle for upholstery cleaning

To thoroughly clean your carpets and upholstery in your home and car deep into the pores, it is best to use a special upholstery nozzle. This ensures that you can work the cleaning detergent deep into the carpet or upholstery and then remove it all again without leaving any residue.

Paper bag for the collection container

Clean bags: With a bag for dry dirt and dust, your vacuum cleaner will stay clean and working at full power even after long periods of use. The strong paper sacks can be removed from the vacuum cleaner in one simple step.

Summary: A wet vacuum cleaner and a dry vacuum cleaner in one device

The next‐level vacuum cleaner: The wet/dry vacuum cleaners from Einhell are made to make cleaning your home, your car or your building site very easy. They effortlessly remove wet dirt or dust, they can be used with or without a bag and are perfect for allergy sufferers thanks to their filters. As you can see in our operating instructions, the use of the wet/dry vacuum cleaners is very easy – and the results are also convincing in direct comparison with a conventional vacuum cleaner.

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Written by Tom Weber
Published on 22.12.2022

Tom Weber is a product specialist at Einhell. In his blog posts, he not only shares his in-depth expertise in using various Einhell devices but also provides inspiration and instructions for DIY projects that every home improvement enthusiast can tackle at home.