The 5 (real) best cellar pumps in 2022

cellar vacuum pump

The ultimate sump pump!

Flooded basement or basin to be emptied, it is very effective in sucking up water in enclosed spaces below ground level, and sometimes even very quickly.

Depending on your budget and your needs, I invite you to discover my selection of best vacuum pumps currently available!

rating 5 out of 5


Einhell GE-DP 7330 LL

Editor’s note: 5 / 5 | Reward : See the price on Amazon

einhell ge-dp 7330 ll cellar vacuum pumpFor clean water and charged water! This Einhell GE-DP 7330 LL is a particularly versatile pump and can help with many drainage tasks, whether in the basement, around the house or even outdoors. Equipped with a 730 W motor, it has a flow rate of up to 16,500 l/h and a delivery head of 8.5 m, more than ideal for basements. Capable of treating solid particles up to 30 mm in diameter, it is also fully submersible (maximum depth of 7 m) as it is perfectly waterproof. Thanks to its float switch, it turns on and off automatically according to the set water level and allows you to enjoy flat suction, that is, the water level that remains after your work is only 1 mm.

My opinion : Since we are never safe from a bad surprise, I can only advise you to opt for an empty basement pump that manages both clean water and waste water. And within this range of products, this Einhell GE-DP 7330 LL is my favorite and the one I would recommend: it is very simple, it performs in all areas. In addition to excellent manufacturing quality and exceptional solidity, it allows us to benefit from a fairly impressive pumping rate and a fairly sufficient head. The fact that it sucks at ground level is great for evacuating all the water and with its 10m power cable it guarantees great freedom of use. She is truly flawless!

rated 4.5 out of 5

Gardena ‎09036-20

Editor’s note: 4.5 / 5 | Reward : See the price on Amazon

gardena cellar vacuum pump 09036-20A real mop pump! The Gardena 09036-20 does not leave water since thanks to its flat suction it can suck up to 1 mm in height. Practical and efficient, it is also equipped with the AquaSensor function which allows it to activate automatically on contact with water, but also to measure the level and indicate it using an LED display. Without a float, its activation and stop height is adjusted directly by touch control. With its 750 W motor, it can also evacuate up to 17,000 liters per hour with a discharge head of 9 m. Perfectly watertight, it can of course be completely submerged (up to 7 m deep, even in narrow wells), its triple watertightness guarantees great safety and a long lifespan.

My opinion : Another excellent choice among all the vacuum pumps that I had the opportunity to try! This Gardena 09036-20 has all the essential features and does its job very well… and that’s why it has obviously managed to make its way into this selection. And in terms of suction flow, there’s nothing to complain about, it goes away quickly whether you have to clean your basement or empty your swimming pool. Unlike anything else out there, the AquaSensor system is perfect and works well enough that you don’t need to use a float switch. And as for the rest of the water after it has passed, it is minimal: flat suction is also effective. Many qualities, few or no faults… You can clearly trust him!

rating 4 out of 5

Karcher SP5 Dual

Editor’s note: 4 / 5 | Reward : See the price on Amazon

karcher sp5 double cellar vacuum pumpWhether for clean water, waste water or even dirty water (max. particle diameter 20 mm), the Kärcher SP5 Dual is a drain pump with many possibilities. With its 500 W motor, its flow rate reaches 9,500 l/h with a lifting height of 7 m. Also submersible up to 7 m deep, it offers the possibility of attaching a float to switch to automatic on/off mode, guaranteeing effective drainage, up to 1 mm in height (the float can also be placed vertically) . Meticulously crafted, its longevity is ensured by a professional-grade seal and ceramic bearing, while its Quick Connect sleeve allows quick connection of hoses.

My opinion : If you are looking for a good mop pump at a reasonable price, look no further, this Kärcher SP5 Dual is undoubtedly the best value for money you can find! Going below 100 €, it will inevitably be necessary to sacrifice a little power, and this mainly results here in a “lower” speed but which nevertheless remains quite adequate. The device also makes up for it with other advantages, and in particular the possibility of pumping waste water and lightly charged water. Although its priming is a little complicated when there is not much water, it sucks well on the ground and this is another point in its favor. As for the adjustment by means of its float, it is done in a very simple way. At this price, it is certainly a very good deal!

rated 4.5 out of 5

Extreme Tip 500/13

Editor’s note: 4.5 / 5 | Reward : See the price on Amazon

extreme tip winery 500/13 vacuum pumpA speed worthy of a professional machine! The Extrema 500/13 from TIP stands out among all basement pumps for its impressive capacities and, in particular, for the fact that it can evacuate up to 30,000 liters per hour. It is not satisfied with clear and little used water, because it can suck particles with a diameter of 45 mm, sufficient to be effective even in polluted water. In addition to being submersible up to 7 m deep, its 1800 W motor gives it enough power to offer a lifting height of up to 13 m. Thanks to the superior quality materials used in its manufacture, and in particular its stainless steel body, it can even transport liquids at high temperatures: up to 50° or even up to 95° but for a maximum of 4 minutes.

My opinion : You’ll have a hard time finding a higher gear! Much more than just a basement pump, this TIP is a professional model that can help you in almost any situation. I was impressed by its power (30,000 l/h, that’s huge) and its versatility: it can be used both for home work (to evacuate a well full of water) and for emptying quickly a flooded cellar. It is true that with its rather high price, it may not be the type of model that you would go for first, but it has the capacity to be useful to you in many moments. It’s strong, reliable and, although not the easiest to adjust, it works once submerged. Definitely an excellent investment if you regularly need this type of machine!

rating 4 out of 5

Einhell GC-SP 3580 LL

Editor’s note: 4 / 5 | Reward : See the price on Amazon

einhell gc-sp 3580 ll cellar vacuum pumpTo empty a cellar or even a swimming pool! To guarantee great versatility of use, the Einhell GC-SP 3580 LL benefits from a 350 W motor which helps it evacuate up to 8,000 liters of clean water per hour and allows it to pump this volume up to at 7.5 m high. A real mop, it also benefits from suction at ground level, up to 1 mm, from 8 mm. Thanks to its continuously adjustable float, it switches on and off automatically according to the predefined water level and can be submerged without risk to the motor (O-ring + integrated non-return valve). Equipped with a universal connector and an ergonomic carrying handle, you finally benefit from the brand’s manufacturing quality which guarantees you a long life.

My opinion : This Einhell GC-SP 3580 LL was a pleasant surprise. I’ve never been disappointed by the brand’s vacuum pumps and others, but for 50€ I still didn’t expect to find so many qualities. Although the flow rate is only 8,000 l/h, it is sufficient if you do not have a large swimming pool or if your basement is slightly flooded. The suction at floor level works very well and the device really only leaves a tiny millimeter of water behind, which can then be easily soaked up with a sponge. And it has everything you need for comfortable use, including an infinitely adjustable float. If you only need to pump clear water and you do not necessarily need a high flow rate, you can let yourself be tempted by this model: it is really not expensive and you will not find better at this price!

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