About The K2 Compact Home Pressure Washer
The Karcher K2 Compact Home Air-Cooled Pressure Washer is a very popular entry-level pressure washer. If you are looking for a pressure washer to wash garden furniture, cars or patio tiles then this pressure washer will be perfect for you.
You may be confused about the difference between the K2 Compact Home Pressure Washer and the K2 Compact Pressure Washer. Both pressure washers contain exactly the same features and specifications however the Karcher K2 Home Pressure Washer comes with the T150 Patio Cleaner.
Also you will be reassured by the fact that each Karcher pressure washer is individually tested before leaving the factory.
Karcher K2 Features & Specifications
The specifications of the K2 Compact Home Pressure Washer are;
- 110 Bar Pressure
- 360 Litre Waterflow (Litre/hour)
- 1400 Watt
- Motor – Air-Cooled
As you can see the specifications are for lower strength domestic work. Compared to other pressure washers both the 100 bar pressure and the 360 litre waterflow are on the lower side of strength.
The K2 Compact Home Pressure Washer also comes with a host of features including;
- Dirtblaster Lance
- One Way Lance
- 4 Meter High Pressure Hose
- Pressure Switch Control
- On-Board Storage
- T150 Patio Cleaner
- Ergonomic Carry Handle
- Water Inlet Filter
- Plastic Pump
- 2 Year Warranty
Note that although the unit comes with a 4 meter high pressure hose this hose runs from the washer to the lance. You will need your own garden hose to run from the tap or water-butt (or even a bucket) to the pressure washer itself.
The Karcher K2 Compact Home Pressure Washer comes with 2 types of lances.
The first is a Dirtblaster lance with a rotating point jet spray which, Karcher says, provides up to 50% more cleaning power over standard high pressure lances.
The second lance is a one way lance which provides constant high pressure.
The motor is air-cooled which keeps the motor cooler when it operates. This helps to extend the life of the motor. Another features that helps to increase motor life is the pressure switch control which turns the motor of the moment the gun handle is released.
A water inlet filter is included and this also helps to extend the life of the motor and pump as it blocks dirt particles from entering them.
Also note that the Karcher K2 comes with the T150 Patio Cleaner. This is quite unusual for an entry-level machine however it makes the K2 even more attractive for purchase.
The K2 Compact Home features onboard storage for its accessories so that everything can be stored in the one place.
The Karcher K2 Compact Home Pressure Washer is perfect for smaller domestic jobs such as cleaning patio slabs, garden foot steps, cars and garden furniture etc.
As stated previously the bar pressure and water flow are fairly low so if you are looking to clean driveways or garages, especially those with stains, you should look towards the K3 and K4 models.
Never-the-less the K2 Compact contains great features for an entry-level pressure washer and its great price makes it a very attractive purchase.
- Affordable Entry Level Unit
- Great Features For The Price
- Great Brand Name
- 2 Year Warranty
- Lightweight and Compact for Carry and Storage
- Some People Find The Patio Cleaner Difficult To Attach and Use
- Plastic Pump so Pump Head Can Break (Get Extended Cover When Purchasing Just in Case)
The Karcher K2 Home Pressure Washer is a very popular model and has received lots of great feedback. Here is what verified purchasers are saying on Amazon.
- “works very well on patios and on slab paths”
- “Not too big for storage but powerful enough to clear all the crud from my patio”
- “This made a marked difference to my patio. Very good product”
- “Worked really well on decking. patio and concrete”
- “Good power easy set up even the kids enjoyed it”
- “As far as a cheap, reliable pressure washer goes, this is a good one”
- “The brush gets rid of Moss and Black Algae when you use the liquid cleaner it’s even better”