Often we work so hard to make a house a home but the upkeep that a home can require is never ending. So how we make it comfortable and keep it clean and hygienic can be very important.
The right appliance can save you time, effort and – if you make the right decision – money.
Powerful 1400 W Motor
The washer is powerful and offers 110 MPa of pressure with a 1400 W motor. This makes the machine ideal to use for almost any space. Although it probably cannot be used for commercial, heavy-duty purposes, it does pack quite a punch and can be used for cleaning up your car or bike on a daily basis. For more power, check our Karcher K4 review – that model has 130 bar, while the K7 has 170.
Additionally, the motor is equipped with an automatic starting and stopping ability that ensures that excess water does not flow out during the cleaning process. Although it houses a motor as well as a pressure gun, the machine is light and relatively compact so overall it is a great portable appliance to have around the house.
It also has wheels so it does not require being carried from place to place, along with a retractable handle that can be pulled in and out for being stashed away where you would like.
I’d like a longer hose – this one is 4 metres while the K5 has a much more useful 8.
The accessories that come with the machine include a 4m hose that can be used while ensuring mobility along with the gun with which it is meant to be used. The gun can exude pressure up to 160 bars and can stand temperatures up to 80 C.
To change in between pressure quantity, the Vario Lance can be used, as in this video:
The Vario Lance is simple to use – just click through the positions: Mix, Soft, Medium and Hard, which can change to the pressure you want to use it on. If you need to clean something that needs intense water pressure, then the Dirtblaster Lance is also available. To take care of large places that have more surface area , the T150 can be attached so that you can use it with detergent in different places around the house like the patio and driveway.
The detergent can also be put directly inside the machine from the container by being sucked with the suction tube. Moreover, all the accessories can be mounted on the machine and be stored easily after you are done cleaning. This also keeps all the accessories handy and convenient to be used whenever needed.
- Weight: 4.3 Kg
- Dimensions: 264 mm x 280 mm x 586 mm
- Power: 1.4 kW
- Voltage: 240V/ 230V/
- Pressure: max. 110/ max. 11 MPa
- Water flow: 360 l/h
- Telescopic Handle
- Also contains: 4 m hose and detergent
- Attachents: Dirtblaster lance, T150, Vario Lance, Trigger Gun
Performance and Conclusion
It simple to set up the K2, especially because it comes with clear instructions if you do need any help. We used it successfully on our patio, cleaning it every couple of weeks through the summer and after parties. We found that the machine was lightweight and very easy to manoeuvre. We liked that it could be used for bikes, cars, driveways, and outdoor decks.
There was some debate in our team over the fact that it cannot be used for very heavy-duty cleaning; there are also some reports that show some reliability issues in a minority of cases.
However, to solve that, there is a exchange policy that will give peace of mind to any prospective purchaser. Kärcher also advertises that each and every machine is individually tested before it is sold, so the chances of getting a duff model are slim.
Overall, this is good machine for effective cleaning in different areas in and around the house, especially patios and decks, and can be useful for everyday use, and comes with a fair price tag.
- Full control lances with iconography guide users on which pressure setting should be used where.
- Detergent application direct from the machine, using a suction tube.
- T150 Patio cleaner is perfect for cleaning large areas of Patio, Decking and Block paving.
Last update on 2018-06-21 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API