Cleaning around the house can be a grueling task, though it doesn’t have to be. Over the years, human beings have created many appliances that have been meant to help them create the best environment possible in the places they love, for themselves and the people they love.
One appliance that finds many uses around the house is a pressure washer. A pressure washer is a cleaning appliance that uses a high pressure spray of water to clean an area. The one we’re looking at today is from the market leader Kärcher, and it’s the K2 Compact.
Note that a newer version of this exists – you can read our Kärcher K2 Full Control review here.
110 MPa Pressure
This pressure washer is small and handy in size, so you can take it along and use it anywhere, and when you’re done with it you can store it in any small crevice or cupboard to keep on hand whenever it is needed.
The water pressure is 110 MPa, which, for a machine this size, is very good. You obviously would not be able to use it for very heavy duty use, but considering the price, this can be an ideal machine for small tasks in and about the house. It works great on small stains and it’d be perfect for cleaning your patio floor or car.
It has a handle, but it does not have any wheels, which means that it will have to be picked up and moved with the carry handle. However, the pressure washer is also very light, so it is easy to carry around the house from room to room and outside.
Multiple Cleaning Lances
The one-way lance is meant to be applied for a constant water flow. This constant water flow might be more helpful in being used in the outdoors, as this is ideal in cleaning entire areas with a continuous fast flow of water with the lance.
If the one-way lance is not providing enough pressure to get the job done, then you might need to use the ‘Dirtblaster’ which is also a lance. This lance possesses a rotating nozzle with much more power, which can provide high-pressure intense cleaning performance.
There is a T150 patio cleaner which is meant to serve a larger surface area, like a patio or outdoor deck. There is also a 4m hose that can be attached and used to ensure mobility while using the pressure washer.
- Weight: 4.1 Kg
- Dimensions: 176 mm x 280 mm x 443 mm
- Power: 1.4 kW
- Voltage: 220V/ 240V/ 50V/ 60V
- Pressure: max. 110/ max. 11 MPa
- Water flow: 360 l/h
- Hose: 4 m hose
- Dirtblaster Lance, One-Way Lance
- T150 patio cleaner
Performance and Conclusion
This unit is very reasonable for the price, which in addition to the brand name and funky colour is what draws most customers to it. Pet owners recommend the product to other users for regular use for quickly cleaning up pet accidents.
Some customers reported that their machine did not work after the initial usage. Their concerns were resolved by the manufacturer’s warranty, but this did raise some debate over durability. Our experience of Karcher products is MASSIVELY positive so I wouldn’t be too worried about durability or build quality.
Overall, this product has far more pros than cons. It is a good tool to have in the house, especially for quick cleaning up and for common house stains and spots. It is not meant for a long term or heavy duty use, which is one consideration buyers must keep in mind. We hope this review helps you in deciding which cleaning partner is best for you! There are more pressure washer reviews here.
- Compact, powerful and lightweight. 4 m high-pressure hose, Maximum Pressure: 110 bar/ 11 MPa
- Lance, trigger gun and cable storage
- Detergent suction tube for the application of detergents
Last update on 2018-03-24 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API