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Kärcher K4 Power Control

Pressure Washer, 130 bar, 11.5 kg

£197.99
PRESSURE WASHER

FAQ

The basic function of a pressure washer is an engine that drives a pump inside the pressure washer. The pump pushes out water mixed with air (and detergents if desired), which means that the pressure is significantly higher than with a regular water hose. Besides, you don't need as much water as with a water hose. Many pressure washers are used with cold water, but there are also more powerful and also slightly more expensive models that can heat the water. These are usually more effective against tougher dirt and grease.

A pressure washer is a useful gardening machine that you can use, among other things, to clean:

  1. The car, bike and motorcycle
  2. The facade of the house and the roof of the house
  3. The decking and outdoor furniture

Are you looking for a powerful pressure washer to remove tougher dirt and grease, or should it mainly be used to wash the decking and outdoor furniture? Depending on what you will use the pressure washer for, there are some models that are better suited than others. In addition to that, there are also pressure wahers in different price ranges, so your budget will influence which washer is best suited for you. Please read our large test of pressure washers to find a model that suits you best.

Three tips when buying a pressure washer

There are two key indicators of how well a pressure washer performs: the maximum operating pressure and maximum flow rate.

  • Maximum operating pressure is measured in bar and indicates how powerfully the water is sprayed by the pressure washer. The higher the force, the faster the cleaning.

  • Maximum flow rate is measured in litres per hour (L/hr) and shows you how much water is sprayed by the pressure washer. Again, the higher the litres per hour, the faster you can expect to finish jet washing.

These two measurements should not be viewed separately – you multiply them to find out the “cleaning efficiency". However, the efficiency usually needs to be tested practically in order to be reliable.

Many premium models come with accessories for facade, roof, car, etc. This can be worth the extra cost if you make sure you get a package of accessories tailored to your jet washing needs.

One frequently overlooked feature is how easy the pressure washer is for you to manoeuvre. Even if the performance is excellent, a cumbersome pressure washer will make jet washing a struggle. So consider the surface on which you’ll be rolling the pressure washer and make sure that the wheels, weight and hose length are suitable for where you want to use it outdoors.

Planning on using the pressure washer to clean your patio? Here are some more things to consider when doing your spring cleaning.

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