Karcher K3 Follow-Me pressure washer review

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Karcher K3 Follow-Me pressure washer review
8.5 Total Score

$146.04

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  • Lightweight and compact.
  • Vario Power Spray wand for easy cleaning on a variety of surfaces.
  • The high-pressure hose and the power cord tangle quite easily
  • Delivers 30 times more pressure than a garden hose.

Karcher K3 Follow-Me pressure washer review

  • Recognized With A Family Handyman Editor’s Choice Award
  • The Karcher Promise: Cleaner. Quicker. Best-in-class cleaning performance.
  • The only four-wheel pressure washer available. Follows you while you clean; no interruptions to move the pressure washer.
  • Bonus $30 Dirtblaster spray wand boosts cleaning power by up to 80%
  • Quickly switch from detergent to high pressure spray with the included Vario Power Spray (VPS) wand. Patented, maintenance-free non-corrosive N-Cor pump.
  • Uses up to 80% less water than a garden hose while delivering up to 35X the pressure.
  • Protected by industry-leading Rapid Exchange Program warranty.

Karcher K3 Follow-Me pressure washer review

Electric pressure washers require less maintenance, but you shouldn’t pay the price of a gas model for an electric with a mixed bag of attributes. This Karcher pressure washer was effective at stain removal but not impressive at cleaning overall. It has two nozzles–one adjustable and one for soap. The hose reel is attached at one end, so you only unreel what you need and easily rewind it after. But there’s a quick connect only for the wand end of the hose. We liked the built-in soap tank and the flow control for the cleaning agent. The trigger lock, however, must be manually set. Generally, you could do better for the price.

Easy to move, a pleasure to clean! Get ready to clean up this town! The Karcher K3 Follow Me Electric Pressure Washer’s dirt blaster spray wand provides up to 50% more pressure to concentrate your efforts, blasting away dirt in the toughest areas to clean. Rolling cart-style wheels make transport a snap, moving this unit easily from one end of your shop to the other or straight outside for cleaning the driveway or siding.

Where did that water come from? Whether you attach it to a garden hose or use the water out of a bucket, this Pressure Washer gets its water from either source. The quick-connect system allow you to easily connect it to your garden hose for a continuous flow of water. When a garden hose isn’t available, you can use the N-Cor pump to draw water from a standing or collected water source. It’s a great way to recycle rain water. Whichever way you choose, K3 will always bring the pressure.

Karcher’s award-winning K3 series of pressure washers offers premium performance in a compact package. Equipped with two spray wands, the K 3.450 is able to tackle any cleaning project around the home. For tough jobs, attach the included DirtBlaster spray wand to increase the effective pressure by up to 50%. For less intense cleaning, attach the included Vario Power Spray (VPS) wand, which allows you to adjust the pressure right on the wand.

This model also comes equipped with an onboard detergent tank that makes detergent application a snap. Simply fill the tank with pressure washer detergent, attach the VPS spray wand, select the low pressure setting and apply the detergent mixture to the area you wish to clean. The K 3.450 features an upright, ergonomic design, is easy to maneuver and takes up very little storage space.

You can even draw water from a standing source, a feature that comes in handy when a water faucet isn’t available. (Optional accessory required) Generating up to 35 times the pressure of a garden hose while using up to 80% less water, the K 3.450 enables you to clean more quickly while reducing water consumption. Its induction motor also lasts up to three times longer than pressure washers powered by universal motors.

Much quieter than a gasoline pressure washer and certified by CSA International for safety, the K 3.450 is perfect for residential neighborhoods and subdivisions.

Karcher K3 Follow-Me pressure washer Test Results

Easy to move and transport. Easy to operate — just plug it in — but may need an adapter for some outlets. Very convenient hose storage, built-in reel with only a wand connection. Cord is very easy to wrap and store. Wand very easy to remove and use. Very easy to use and read on-off switch.

The Karcher K3 is part of the Pressure washer test program. In our lab tests, Pressure washer models like the Karcher K3 are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.

Cleaning: Versatility and efficiency in cleaning a range of surfaces. The better performers have multiple spray patterns that can cover various cleaning chores, from light, superficial cleaning to deep cleaning of concrete, decking, and other hard-to-clean surfaces.

Power: A combination of pressure, measured in pounds per square inch (psi), and flow, measured in gallons per minute (gpm). Higher pressure results in better cleaning of a given surface; coupled with a higher flow as well, you’ll get the job done the fastest.

Noise: A combination of measurements, based on dBA, reflecting the proximity of the operator to the pressure washer. While our Noise score averages measurements taken close by the machine and at the end of the hose’s typical reach, we strongly strongly recommend hearing protection for working close by a gas-powered model in particular.

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Karcher K3 Follow-Me pressure washer Specs

Weight (lb.)                                            19.8


Pressure range (psi)                             1800


Flow rate (gpm)                                     1.5

Engine size                                            13 amps @120V

Cord length (ft)                                      35

Hose Material                                         Plastic

Pump Type                                            Axial

Connection Type                                 3/8 in. Quick Connect Hose & Trigger Handle

Warranty (mos.)                                    12

Karcher K3 Follow-Me pressure washer review

8.5 Total Score
Good!

This pressure washer from Karcher is electric-powered (120v) and claims 1,800 psi max with 1.3 gpm. It comes with two nozzle tips, solid wheels, and the cleaning tip is adjustable. It weighs 19.8 lbs.

Cleaning
8.1
Power
7.3
Noise
9.5
Ease of use
9
PROS
  • Lightweight and compact.
  • Vario Power Spray wand for easy cleaning on a variety of surfaces.
  • The high-pressure hose and the power cord tangle quite easily
  • Delivers 30 times more pressure than a garden hose.
CONS
  • Not very effective at cleaning.
  • Small cleaning angle.
  • Not very effective at power.
  • Low pressure.
  • Lacks replaceable nozzle tips.
  • Has manual trigger lock.
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