Top 7 Best Pressure Washers – Pressure Washer Reviews 2017

Top 7 Best Pressure Washers – Pressure Washer Reviews 2017

Top 7 Best Pressure Washers – Pressure Washer Reviews 2017

Choosing The Best Pressure Washer For 2017

Updated September 2017

Pressure washers are amazing machines and can be used for cleaning just about anything outside your home. Whether your giving your patio or driveway a new lease of life, or simply want to clean your bikes, garden furniture or your car, then a good reliable jet wash will make light work of cleaning them.

With lots of pressure washers on the market, ranging from £90 for entry models to well over £500 for more advanced models, it can be difficult to decide which model is right for you.

Our full buyers guide and comparison table which you can find further down the page has been designed to help you decide which model is right for you, as well as what to look out for in a good pressure washer.

Below is the winner of our 'Top Pick Award', the Karcher K4 Full Control Pressure Washer which is the best pressure washer for most home owners as its perfect for smaller and larger cleaning jobs and can be used for everything from cleaning a large patio to cleaning the garden furniture. 

Kärcher K4 Full Control Pressure Washer - best pick
Kärcher K4 Full Control Pressure Washer wheels

OUR BEST PICK

Karcher K4 Pressure Washer

  • ?Perfect for a range of cleaning tasks from cleaning patios & drives, bikes, garden furniture, cars and more
  • Powerful 1800w water cooled motor
  • Unique Plug n Clean Detergent System ensures detergent can be replaced quickly with little effort
  • Patiented Full control vario lance with 3 pressure setting
  • Stable design with high impact wheels and telescopic handle for easy mobility and storage
  • 3 years warranty included for extra peace of mind

BEST OF THE BEST

Karcher K7

Karcher K7 Pressure Washer review

OUR BEST PICK

Karcher K4

Kärcher K4 Full Control Pressure Washer - best pick

BEST
VALUE

Nilfisk C120 

Be sure to read our full guide to learn more about the features available and how to decide which pressure washer would be suitable for your own needs.

Which pressure washer is right for you

Many people think that the best pressure washers, are those that have the best pressure and in general, cost the most money.

This can be an expensive mistake and is simply is not the case. In reality, It all depends on what you actually want to clean, how often you intend to use it and of course, your budget.

A good example of this is, if you just want to clean a small car, some garden furniture, maybe a small patio or path, then a small compact, entry level model such as the Karcher K2 would be up to the job and stand you at just over £100.

However, if you have a large drive, garden walls and patio areas to clean, then a more robust model such as the Nilfisk E140 3-9 Xtra which has more pressure and a longer hose, would be a much better option.


The Pressure Washer Guide

What you need to know and what to take into consideration when buying a pressure washer

Many modern pressure washers now have lots of brilliant features such as, integrated detergent tanks, multi change nozzles, build in hose reels, anti-twist coupling, auto stop/Start pumps and even LED displays, the list go on and on.

Different models also have different specifications such as different bar pressures, flow rates, different motor wattage's etc.

Below we go other what all these features and specifications are for,  and what to look out for when purchasing a brand new jet wash.

  • Pressure rating (bar) - The pressure of which the water comes out of the lance is perhaps the most important point to take into consideration. Entry level pressure washers tend to be bewteeen 110 bar and 120 bar. This is is fine for jetting down bikes, cleaning off the BBQ, cleaning garden furniture and even cleaning the car and a small patio. However if you plan in cleaning larger patios and driveways, you would be better going a step up and looking at models that have a bar rating of at least 130-140. The biggest electric models have pressure rating of around 160 bar for heavy duty cleaning jobs and larger gardens.
  • Max Flow Rate measured in l/hr: All pressure washers have a Max flow rate that is measured in liters per hour. This is simply the amount of water that passes through the lance each hour. In general, the higher the flow rate, the more quickly you can clean something. 
  • Motor size and type: The motor size is measured in watts, the higher the wattage, the more powerful the pressure washer is. Entry level models tend to be around 1400 watt with larger models being between 1700 watts and 2800 watts. There are two types of models, air cooled and water cooled. Water cooled engines are generally better engines but are usually only fitted to more expensive models.
  • Detergent application type: All the models that made it onto our guide can be used with detergent. However some are easier you use then offers when applying detergent. Most entry level models have a simple tube you insert into a separate container with the detergent in. The problem with this, when you move the pressure washer during cleaning, you also need to move the container with the detergent in at the same time. This means the container can get knocked over by the hose if your careful which is very frustrating.

    To overcome this problem, some models have an integrated detergent tank that you fill with detergent. When you use the lance on a low setting, its applies the detergent. Some models including most Nilfisk ones, have a spray bottle you connect to the the lance and fill with detergent. Integrated detergent tanks seem to be the best option such as them fitted to most Karcher models. 
  • Hose Length & Integrated Reels - In general, entry level models have smaller hoses of around 4 meters long. Mid range to high end models have hoses anywhere from 6 meters up to around 10 meters. The longer the hose, the better, as you don't need to move the pressure washer unit around as much for obvious reasons. The quality of the hose is also a major concern, quality hoses are kink resistant and have good quality quick connect fixing.
  • Nozzles and other Accessories: Some models comes with a set nozzle of which the spray cannot be changed. However, some models, such as Karcher ones come with a vario nozzle which has the ability to change the pressure setting directly on the nozzle by twisting a barrel. 

    Some pressure washers also comes with a patio cleaner attachment which means you can clean patios and driveways up to 5 times faster as well as reducing spray, Some models can even be used to clean vertical areas such as garage doors which is a handy feature.

    There are also lots of other accessories which some models come with, these include brushes, 90 degree nozzles for spraying under car arches, and some even come with drainer cleaners. Its worth noting that it is often much cheaper to buy pressure washers that include lots of accessories as they are often much cheaper purchased as a set than to buy them separately afterwards.
  • Warranty Length: This of course needs to be considered, most entry level models comes with 2 years warranty and some models, such as those by Bosch, will extend it to 3 years just for registering your pressure washer online. Most mid range models come with 3 years warranty and top spec models such as the Karcher K7 come with 5 years warranty.

PRESSURE WASHERS COMPARISON TABLE

You can find the detailed reviews below this table!

Karcher K2

NilfiskC120 6-6

Bosch 37-13

Karcher K4

Nilfisk E140

Karcher K7

Best budget pressure washer - Kärcher K2 Premium Pressure Washer new review
Best budget pressure washer - Kärcher K2 Premium Pressure Washer new review
Kärcher K4 Full Control Pressure Washer - best pick
Nilfisk E 140.3-9 X-Tra Pressure Washer review
Karcher K7 Pressure Washer review

BEST ENTRY LEVEL MODEL

OUR BEST PICK

BEST OF THE BEST

Pressure Bar

110 bar

120 bar

130 bar

130 bar

140 bar

160 bar

Max Flow Rate

360 l/hr

440 l/hr

370 l/hr

420 l/hr

500 l/hr

600 l/hr

Hose Length

4 meters

6 meters

6 meters

6 meters

9 meters

10 meters

Integrated reel

No

No

No

Optional Extra

Yes

Yes

Detergent Application

Integrated Tank

Foam Bottle Attachment

Suction Tube

Plug n Clean

Foam Bottle Attachment

Plug n Clean

Motor (Watt)

1200w

1800w

1700w

1800w

2100w

2800w

Weight

8kg

6.7kg

6.5kg

11kg

18.6kg

18kg

Water Suction

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Warranty

2 Years

2 Years

2 Years

3 Years

2 Years

5 Years

Price

Amazon Price

Amazon Price

Amazon Price

Amazon Price

Amazon Price

Amazon Price


PRESSURE WASHER REVIEWS


Karcher K4 Full Control Pressure Washer Reveiw

**OUR BEST PICK FOR 2017**

Kärcher K4 Full Control Pressure Washer REVIEW - Winner of our 'Best Pick'
  • Perfect for cleaning all around the home from dirty weathered patio areas to keeping your car clean and even cleaning garage doors
  • Patiented full control vario lance with 3 pressure setting plus soap setting and seperate dirtblaster lance for removing stubborn dirt
  • Features a LED display on the lance so you can easily check that the correct power setting is selected for the job at hand.
  • Unique Karcher 'Plug n Clean Detergent System' which ensures the detergent can be replaced quickly with little effort
  • On board storage for hose, lances and accessories 
  • Stable design with high impact wheels and telescopic handle for easy mobility and storage.
  • Choose the 'Optional Premium K4' (At an extra cost) which has integrated hose reel. (More on this on the review below)
  • 3 Years warranty for full peace of mind should anything go wrong

The Karcher K4 Full Control Pressure Washer is designed with home cleaning in mind, Karcher manufacture several different models of pressure washer, all varying slightly and this model sits right in the middle in terms of performance and price.

It has all the great features of the more expensive jet washers and still has enough power for cleaning even the most dirty patio areas or cars, all this while while still offering excellent value for money at a little under £200 for the standard set which includes everything you need to clean around the home.  - More on these features below!

K4 Home Pressure Washer VS K4 Premium

Before I go over all features of the K4 Pressure Washer, its important to note that there are 2 versions of the 'K4 Pressure washer' available, there is the standard K4 model which we are reviewing directly here. However there is also a more expensive version called the 'K4 Premium'. This premium model looks the same, the only difference between the two versions is that the more expenive 'K4 Premium' has a integrated hose reel, where as the standard model has a hook which you manually loop the hose around as pictured below.

K4 premium with hook for hose

Kärcher K4 Full Control Pressure Washer rear

K4 premium with Integrated Hose Reel

Kärcher K4 premium with Integrated Hose Reel

Expect to pay a premium price for the integrated hose reel model, its a fantastic additional feature which makes organising the hose much easier, however the hose reel it not essential for the use of the pressure washer. Its really depends on whether this is a feature you want and whether you consider it worth the extra investment.

See latest price of Premium K4 with integrated hose reel here

Kärcher K4 Full Control Pressure Washer - best pick

The Karcher K4 Home Pressure Washer is very made from quality materials as you would expect from a manufacture such as Karcher and is extremely stable thanks to the upgraded stability foot plate at the base of the pressure washer. This means you will be unlikely to accidentally pull the pressure washer over, this can be a problem with some models so its nice to see this model has overcome this problem and put some though into it.

Lances with vario pressure control for the job at hand

Designed for home use, it come with two lance types, a dirt busting lance that produces a rotating point jet which removes stubborn dirt with ease, it also includes a standard vario lance which means that by simply twisting the barrel, you can set it to the correct pressure from a light spray to a powerful jet, depending on the job in hand.

LED display on the lance

The full control spray gun has a innovative LED display (2 x AAA batteries required which are included) which instantly tells you what pressure you have it set to. This is a nice feature but I rather think its more if a gimmick and offers no real advantage, however it is a nice little feature.

Plug n Clean Detergent System

Another unique feature not seen on most other models from other manufactures is what Karcher call the 'Plug n Clean Detergent System'. This is nice idea and turns out to be a great feature.

You can buy a Karcher 1L detergent from Amazon, of which there are a few different types available, depending on what type of surface your cleaning, they comes in a nice little bottle as shown below. You simply insert and twist and it ready to use. The containers can be refilled which makes it fairly inexpensive as larger containers of the cleaning detergent can be purchased at very good prices.

Kärcher K4 Full Control Pressure Washer soap insert
Kärcher K4 Full Control Pressure Washer wheels

Great mobility and storage

When it comes to moving the K4 pressure washer around, this has also been thought about carefully in the design.

It has two larger impact wheels and an aluminium telescopic handle which mean moving it around is super easy thanks to the telescopic handle which also folds down to make it more compact for storage. The on board storage holds all the lances, hoses and accessories, this ensures they are all easily accessible as well as making it easy to store thanks to the compact design.

What we also like, is the way the lance and hose can all be stored neatly on the pressure washer during breaks, keeping the area neat and tidy. On smaller models you often have to leave the lance on the floor with trailing hose behind making it a trip possible hazard..

Optional T350 T-Racer Surface Cleaner also worth considering

The Karcher K4 Pressure Washer can be purchased with or without the T350 T-Racer Surface Cleaner. This is a fantastic attachment that makes cleaning exterior surfaces quick, efficient and what is probably, the best advantage, spray free. Its perfect for cleaning everything for patio areas to wooden decking, however, where it really comes into its own is when used to clean vertical surfaces such as garage doors and walls which is made easier thanks to the Integrated handle as shown below.

For the extra few pounds it really is worth investing in this extra attachment.

Kärcher K4 Pressure Washer wall cleaning
Kärcher K4 Pressure Washer cleaning decking

Water suction feature

Another feature this model does have is water suction, this means it can be connected to a water butt instead of the usual garden tap as it does not need pressure unlike most other cheaper models such as the K2. This could be a useful feature for some home owners who collect water and have water butts.

Important specifications

  • Max Bar Pressure: 130 bar (20 bar more than the smaller K2)
  • Motor: 1800 watt
  • Max Flow Rate: 420 l/hr
  • Square meters per hour cleaned: 30 (Extra 10 meters more than the K2)
  • Hoze Length: 6 meters
  • Cord Length: 5 meters
  • Motor Type: Water cooled
  • Water suction: Yes (This means it can be connected to a water butts etc with no pressure)
  • Weight: 11kg

Watch the review video by Cubix247 on Youtube below

Negative points - Overall, I could not really find any real negative points that effect the direct performance of the jet wash, one negative point which I feel could be improved is the length of the hose which the K4 comes with. At 6 meters, if your cleaning a normal sized car or smaller patio areas it will be adequate. However if your cleaning a larger patio area you will find yourself moving the pressure washer unit around more often than you would like. It would be much better fitted with a 8 or 10 meter hose like the larger K5 and K7 models comes with. However this would obviously make it more expensive.

Our recommendation - The Karcher K4 Pressure Washer is one of the best pressure washers we have ever reviewed and it is one of the most popular models on Amazon.co.uk within its price range.

We really like the vario lance which the cheaper models do not come with and this, combined with the high 130 bar pressure means its perfect for most home jobs.

All though the K4 is nearly double the price of the cheaper K2 model (reviewed below) it also half the price of the more expensive K7 model, for this reason it still offers excellent value for money. Its also good to see a lengthy 3 year warranty included for extra peace of mind.

After looking into lots of different models we feel the Karcher K4 is the best pressure washer for most home owners as its big enough for larger jobs with plenty of power while still be compact enough to store easily.

If you want the T350 T-Racer Surface Cleaner which we really like, its worth noting that if you purchase it with the pressure washer as a set, its much cheaper than purchasing it separately at a later date. We found It cost nearly 3 times more if you purchase it separately at a later date.

You can find the latest price of the K4 without the T350 T-Racer Surface Cleaner here

You can find the latest price of the Premium K4 model with the integrated hose reel here


Karcher K7 Premium Full Control Pressure Washer Review

**BEST OF THE BEST**

One of the most powerful advanced models available with an impressive 5 years warranty

BEST OF THE BEST - Karcher K7 Pressure Washer cleaning cars
  • Comes ready to use straight out of the box, no assembly required.
  • Full control vario lance means you simply twist the nozzle to select the correct pressure for the surface being cleaned
  • The LED Display on the handle trigger means you can easily check what pressure setting has been selected and can be used as a guide of what setting to choose depending on whats being cleaned using the symbols on the display.
  • Plug n Clean Detergent System ensures detergent can be replaced quickly with little effort
  • The redesigned hose guide and integrated hose reel makes using the hose effortless and much easier to put away.
  • All lances and accessories are stored on the unit so everything is all ways to hand
  • Low centre of gravity and larger foot plate increases stability and the high impact wheels and telescopic handle ensure its easy to move around and store
  • Comes with a T450 T Racer Surface Cleaner which makes cleaning patios up to 5 times faster
  • Market leading 5 Years warranty for full peace of mind

The Karcher K7 Premium Pressure Washer is the largest electric home pressure washer from the Karcher range, it has all the cleaning power you need and will clean a very impressive 60 square meters per hour, double that of our 'Best Pick' the K4.

Everything about the K7 is bigger and better, higher max bar rating which means more pressure, very impressive max flow rate of 600 litres an Hour, the longest hose of any model at a very generous 10 meters and an integrated hose reel as standard.

As you would expect, its perfect for cleaning everything from large patios areas and drives ways to stone and brick garden walls. Despite its power, its also still perfect for cleaning garden furniture, bikes and cars. What ever you want to clean, the K7 is the perfect candidate and will jet the job done.

Karcher K7 Pressure Washer review
Karcher K7 pressure Washer rear

Like all Karcher models, the K7 is extremely stable thanks to its redesigned hose guide, low centre of gravity and larger foot plate. This helps prevent it from being accidentally pull over during use.

Two lance attachments with vario control for the job at hand

The K7 comes with Karcher's patented lance technology, this includes two lance types, the dirt busting lance that produces a powerful rotating point jet which removes stubborn dirt with ease and is also fantastic for weathered floors.

The second lance included is the adjustable Vario lance. Simply twist the barrel and you can set the correct pressure from a fine spray to a powerful jet depending on the job at hand.

LED Display

The full control spray gun has a innovative LED display which requires 2 x AAA batteries which karcher have kindly included. The LED display instantly tells you what pressure you have it set to and can be used to help you choose what setting to select for the job at hand.

Plug n Clean Detergent System

Another unique feature not seen on most other models from other manufactures is what Karcher call the 'Plug n Clean Detergent System'. This is nice idea and turns out to be a great feature.

You can buy a Karcher 1L detergent from Amazon, of which there are a few different types available depending on what your cleaning and they comes in a nice little bottle as shown below, you simply insert and twist and it ready to use. There can be refilled which makes it fairly inexpensive as larger containers of the cleaning detergent can be purchased at good prices when you need a top up.

Kärcher K7 Full Control Pressure Washer soap insert
Karcher K7 Home Pressure Washer telescopic handel

Great mobility and storage

When it comes to moving the larger and of course, naturally heavier, K7 pressure washer around, this is made much easier thanks to its trolley style, two wheeled design and the telescopic aluminium handle.

The telescopic handle folds down and the on board storage holds the lance on the front of the unit and the hose winds onto the built in hose reel. All the accessories and nozzles also fit neatly onto the unit. This ensures everything you need is easily accessible, as well as making it easy to store.

Includes the T450 T-Racer Surface Cleaner

The Karcher K7 also comes with the T450 T-Racer Surface Cleaner as pictured below, this is designed for cleaning a wide range of outdoor surfaces quickly, efficiently and spray free. Thanks to the build in handles, it can also be used for cleaning vertical surfaces such as garage doors.

Karcher K7 Pressure Washer cleaning patio

Water suction feature

The K7 can also be connected to a water butt instead of a water tap as it does have suction. This feature could be a useful for some home owners who collect and recycle water.

Important specifications

  • Max Bar Pressure: 160 bar
  • Motor: 2800 watt
  • Max Flow Rate: 600 l/hr
  • Square meters per hour cleaned: 60
  • Hoze Length: 10 meters (Integrated Hose Reel)
  • Cord Length: 5 meters
  • Motor Type: Water cooled
  • Water suction: Yes (This means it can be connected to a water butts etc with no pressure)
  • Weight: 18kg

Watch the Karcher K7 Premium on the video below


Our recommendation - The Karcher K7 Pressure Washer is an amazing machine and for those who have a larger budget and are in need of a more powerful machine, the K7 is a match made in heaven.

When you consider the performance of the K7 and its excellent features, as well as the 450 T-Racer Patio Cleaner attachment its comes with, at under £500 it still offers good value for money and comes with a impressive 5 years warranty which is much longer than most other models on the market as most only come with 3 years warranty.

Other big advantage is the built in hose reel and longer 10 meter hose which is long enough for even the biggest driveways.

If the K7 is within your budget, your sure to be very impressed with the K7 Pressure Washer and will not be disappointed.


Nilfisk E 140.3-9 X-Tra Pressure Washer Reveiw

**EXTREMELY POWERFUL, GREAT QUALITY**

Nilfisk E 140.3-9 X-Tra Pressure Washer review
  • Robust construction - Ideal for large areas and heavy duty use
  • Perfect for cleaning everything from patios, to walls, to garden furniture, to your car. 
  • Comes with two nozzles (Tornado with pressure regulator & Powerspeed nozzle) as well a foam bottle for applying detergent
  • Long 9 meter anti-kink hose which is stored on the easy wind storage reel
  • On board storage for hose, lances and all accessories means everything is all ways to hand
  • Stable design with large wheels and telescopic handle for easy mobility and storage.
  • 2 Years warranty for full peace of mind

Nilfisk have come along way since launching the first domestic jet washer in 1985, they probably have more experience in manufacturing pressure washers than any other company and are used by professionals around the world.

The Nilfisk E140 3-9 Xtra pressure washer has been designed for cleaning large areas and heavy duty cleaning jobs. Its perfect for cleaning everything from patios, to drives, to garden furniture, to bikes, paths, as well as cars. Anything you want to clean, its simply up to the job.

Its manufactured from recycled robust plastic which protects the working from dirt as well as protecting it from getting damaged under heavy use.

Nilfisk E 140.3-9 X-Tra Pressure Washer rear

The powerful 2100 watt air cooled induction motor ensures it has all the power needed and the light weight aluminium pump ensure a reliable high performance when cleaning.

Being designed for larger areas, it features a long high quality 9 meter soft feel, anti-kink hose which is stored on an easy wind storage reel located at the top of the pressure washer unit, it also features quick coupling fixing, this means the hose connections simply click into the ergonomic spray handle and can be disconnected at the click of a button. The anti-twist swivel function on the connections also ensures the hose is easy to deal with and helps avoid twisting when in use.

Spray lance & Nozzles

As well as having a bayonet connection in the spray lance handle which has a 360° rotation, the lance also features a low pressure nozzle for flushing away dirt and debris. 

To ensure its easy to change between nozzles, they simply click into the end of the lance and can be quickly and easily released at the click of a button, the two nozzles included are a tornado nozzle with a pressure regulator which produces a fan jet for general cleaning and rinsing and the Powerspeed nozzle is designed for cleaning stains and dirt.

Finally, it also comes with a foam bottle which you can add detergent to that connects to the end of the lance.

Great mobility and storage

To ensure its safe and easy to move around, the  Nilfisk E140 X-tra has two large wheels and a telescopic handle of which you can also adjust the height to suit you.

It also has long 9 meter power cord which is fitted with a fused 3 pin plug and can be hooked around the specially designed hook. The lance, nozzles and foam bottle all fit onto the main unit securely for easy storage and to keep everything within easy reach.

Water suction feature

Another feature this model does have is water suction, this means it can be connected to a water butt. This could be a useful feature for some home owners who collect  and recycle water. Please note that the tap outlet needs to be is 0.5 metres above the washer feed.

Important specifications

  • Max Bar Pressure: 140 bar (10 bar more than our 'BEST PICK' the K4)
  • Motor: 2100 watt
  • Max Flow Rate: 500 l/hr
  • Hoze Length: 9 meters
  • Cord Length: 9 meters
  • Dimensions: 345 x 395 x 900mm
  • Motor Type: Air cooled induction motor
  • Water suction: Yes (This means it can be connected to a water butt)
  • Weight: 18.6kg

Watch the Nilfisx E 140.3-9 X-tra in the video below

Negative points - The only feature this pressure washer does lack is a build in deterrent tank, it does come with the foam bottle which does a similar job but I feel a integrated detergent tank would be a good edition all though this is probably personal preference..

Our recommendation - The Nilfisk E140 3-9 Xtra pressure washer is an amazing pressure washer for home use and is incredibly powerful, by this I suspect it could strip paint so be very careful if using for cleaning your car, any weak spots or rust, paint chips and it could strip the paint off.

If you do plan on using it for cleaning your car or anything else which is painted, I would strongly recommend also purchasing the Nilfisk Auto Nozzle. Its a specially designed nozzle that reduces pressure to protect paintwork.

Overall the built quality and performance are very impressive and having a long 9 meter power cable and a 9 meter hose, this means its perfect for anyone cleaning larger areas.

Its noticeably more powerful than our 'Best Pick' the Karcher K4 but is also more expensive, if you have a generous budget of between £250 and £300, this is a clear winner, its also one of the best rated pressure washers on Amazon.co.uk with fantastic customer reviews.


Karcher K2 Premium Pressure Washer Reveiw

**BEST BUDGET MODEL**
NEW IMPROVED MODEL

Best budget pressure washer - Kärcher K2 Premium Pressure Washer new review
  • Small, lightweight compact design, perfect for cleaning patios, decking, bikes and cars
  • features a vario lance so you can alter the pressure from low to high to suit the job at hand
  • Dirtblaster lance which provides up to 50% more cleaning power, perfect for removing stubborn dirt and algae.
  • Automatic motor which only runs when the trigger is pressed
  • Built in detergent tank which makes cleaning with detergent easy
  • On board storage for hose, lances and accessories
  • Fitted wheels and tall handle for easy mobility
  • 2 Years warranty for full peace of mind

The new Karcher K2 Premium Home Pressure Washer is a small, compact light weight pressure washer and thanks to its powerful 1400 watt air cooled motor, it produces a pressure bar of 110 (only 10 bar less than the K4),

Iits perfect for all them cleaning tasks outside the home including cleaning patios, walls, plastic and wood garden furniture, bikes, decking and of course cars.

Kärcher K2 Premium Pressure Washer in action

Unlike most other budget pressure washers, the Karcher K2 Premium comes with two wheels and a tall handle that make moving it around easy.

It also features a pressure switch control which stops and starts the motor, this means its not powered and drawing water through the system until the trigger is pressed, this helps protect the motor and pump life.

Two lances with vario control for the job at hand

The K2 pressure washer comes with two different lance types included. The first is a vario lance, you can change the pressure setting by simply twisting the barrel on the lance from a low pressure setting, which is perfect for applying detergent when needed for extra cleaning power to a high pressure setting for power washing. Also included is the dirt busting lance which is perfect for stone and patio areas, the dirt busting nozzle produces a rotating pencil jet which removes stubborn dirt with ease and has proved to have 50% greater cleaning power.

Features built in detergent tank

The K2 Premium, unlike most other budget models, comes with a built detergent tank as apposed to having a suction tube which you usually insert into a separate container. Simply fill the detergent tank which is located on the back of the unit with your chosen detergent. When you use the pressure washer on a low setting, its automatically draws in the detergent so you can apply detergent through the lance onto your chosen surface.

Built in storage

To ensure all the lances and cables can be stored neatly and together, they can all be stored directly on the unit which makes storing that little bit easier.

T150 Patio Cleaner which makes cleaning patios easy

The Karcher K2 Home Package Pressure Washer which we reviewed here, also comes with the T150 Patio Cleaner. This makes cleaning even exterior surfaces such as patios and decking spray free. Its has increased cleaning power thanks to its two rotating flat jet nozzles.

Kärcher K2 Premium Pressure Washer patio cleaner

Watch the K2 Premium in action below


Important specificationss

  • Max Bar Pressure: 110 bar
  • Max Flow Rate: 360 l/hr
  • Square meters per hour cleaned: 20
  • Hoze Length: 4 meters
  • Motor Type: Air Cooled
  • Water suction: No
  • Weight: 8kg

Negative points - As a small jet wash for cleaning around the home, the K2 is perfect, however it does lack the power of larger models and the 4 meter cable could do with being longer as you find yourself constantly moving the unit, if cleaning a larger patio area, van or larger car.

Our recommendation - As a budget or entry level pressure washer, we really the Karcher K2, its very light weight, compact, easy to store, and has plenty power for most domestic cleaning tasks around the home.

If you have a small patio area to clean or want to clean the garden furniture, bikes or small cars, than the K2 will do the job just fine.

K2 Premium or K2 Home edition model

Its worth noting that there is a slightly cheaper K2 Home model available, we reviewed the K2 Premium model. The Premium model has the build in detergent tank which we think is worth the extra cost, it saves you moving a separate detergent container around with the jet wash which can be very stressful if you start knocking it over when using the jet. The cheaper K2 model has a simple suction tube you insert into a separate container and no wheels so needs to be carried.

You can compare prices of the cheaper K2 Model here without the built in detergent tank


Nilfisk C120 6-6 PCAD X-Tra  Pressure Washer Review

**GREAT VALUE WITH LOTS OF ACCESSORIES INCLUDED**

Nilfisk C120 6-6 PCAD X-Tra Pressure Washer review
  • Ideal for home use and includes lots of accessories such as a patio cleaner, brush attachment, two nozzles, foam bottle and an 8 meter drain and tube cleaner.
  • Comes with 'Tornado nozzle' which you can twist and change pressure and a 'Powerspeed nozzle' for cleaning stubborn stains
  • Long 6 meter high pressure hose and 6 meter power cable ensures you have plenty of reach
  • On board storage for hose, lances and accessories 
  • Light weight, compact stable design with wheels and handle for easy mobility and storage.
  • 2 Years warranty for full peace of mind

The Nilfisk C120 6-6 PCAD pressure washer has been specially designed for the home user who is looking for an affordable jet wash for tackling a range of cleaning jobs from cleaning the patio, to cleaning the drive, refreshing garden furniture, washing the car and even cleaning drains. 

Just like all Nilfisk pressure washers, its manufactured from recycled robust plastic which protects the inner working from dirt, as well as protecting it from getting damaged.

The light weight compact design, ensures its easy to move around when cleaning as well as easy to store.

Powered by 1400 watt universal air cooled motor ensures it has all the power needed and just like the more expensive professional models, it has a light weight aluminium pump which ensures a its reliable and delivers outstanding performance.

Perfect for small and medium sized areas, it features a 6 meter anti-kink hose which has quick coupling fixing which means the hose connections simply click into the spray handle and can be disconnected at the click of a button. 

Spray lance & Nozzles

Changing nozzles is super easy, simply click into the end of the lance and release by pressing the quick release button. The two nozzles included are a tornado nozzle which produces a fan jet for general cleaning and rinsing, the pressure can also be changed. The second Powerspeed nozzle is designed for cleaning stubborn stains and dirt.

Finally, it also comes with a foaming bottle which you can add detergent to that connects to the end of the lance, its perfecting for covering patio surfaces and cars with detergent.

Great mobility and storage

It features two wheels and a fixed handle which makes moving the unit around very easy, specially when compared to models without wheels..

The lance, nozzles and foam bottle all securely fit onto the main unit for easy storage and to keep everything within easy reach. The power cable and hose also wraps around the unit for easy storage.

Water suction feature

Another feature this model does have is water suction, this means it can be connected to a water butt. This could be a useful feature for some home owners who collect and recycle water and is doing its part to help protect the enviroment. Please note the tap outlet needs to be is 0.5 metres above the washer feed.


Watch the Nilfisk E C120 6-6 PCAD in the video below


Important specifications

  • Max Bar Pressure: 120 bar
  • Working Bar pressure: 85 bar
  • Motor: 1800 watt
  • Max Flow Rate: 440 l/hr
  • Hoze Length: 6 meters
  • Cord Length: 6 meters
  • Dimensions: 251 x 306 x 710mm
  • Motor Type: Universal Air cooled motor
  • Water suction: Yes (This means it can be connected to a water butt)
  • Weight: 6.7kg

Negative points - I nice little pressure washer, however the way the power cord and hoze wrap around the top of the unit is a little untidy and could be better designed. The pressure may be a little low for some people depending on what you want to use it for.

Our recommendation - The Nilfisk C120 6-6 PCAD Pressure Washer is comparable to the K2 Pressure Washer by Karcher. Both models are excellent for anyone looking for a budget model between £100 - £150.

This Nilfisk model is probably the slightly better option as it comes with more accessories including the brush attachment which most people would probably use, the patio cleaner and the drain cleaner which i suspect most people probably wouldn't use.

The hose is 2 meters longer and seems better quality than the Karcher hose (more flexible) However the karcher adjustable nozzles seem better.

The Nilfisk pressure washer will cost you slightly more, if you want a longer hose the the Nilfisk is probably the better option. If your cleaning a small patio or your car, I'd recommend the Karcher K2 which is slightly cheaper.


Bosch AQT 37-13 Plus  Pressure Washer Review

**A GREAT AFFORDABLE MODEL FROM A TRUSTED BRAND**

Bosch AQT 37-13 Plus Pressure Washer cleaning car
  • Ideal for home use and includes lots of accessories such as a patio cleaner, brush attachment, two nozzles, foam bottle and 8 meter drain and tube cleaner.
  • Comes with Tornado nozzle which you can twist and change pressure setting and a Powerspeed nozzle for cleaning stubborn stains
  • Long 6 meter high pressure hose and 6 meter power cable ensures you have plenty of reach
  • On board storage for hose, lances and accessories 
  • Light weight, compact stable design with fixed wheels and fold down handle for better mobility and storage.
  • 2 Years warranty for full peace of mind
Bosch AQT 37-13 Plus Pressure Washer review

The Bosch AQT 37-13 Plus Pressure Washer is probably one of the most popular pressure washer Bosch manufacture and is perfect for cleaning everything including patios, drive ways, garden furniture, bikes and cars. Its designed to be 'ready to use' out the box with now assembly required, simply connect hose, fold the handle, click the lance into place and your ready to go, Its so easy to set up that it can be done in under 26 seconds.

If however, you do need to move it around when cleaning, this is made much easier with the fold down handle and large wheels. The fold down handle combined with the compact, light weight design, ensures its easy to store in smaller spaces.

The Bosch AQT 37/13 is powered by a powerful 1700 watt motor which gives a impressive water output of 370 litres per hour and a max pressure rating of 130 bar which ensures it has all the cleaning power needed for jobs around the home.

It's perfect for smaller and medium sized gardens and the generous 6 meter anti-kink hose with its quick-connect SDS fittings, means the hose connections simply click into the spray handle and pressure washer and can be disconnected when you've finished by simply clicking the release button.

Spray lance, Nozzles & included accessories

This model comes with a nice selection of accessories, it has a 3 in 1 spray nozzle which produces a powerful spray fan, a detergent setting for apply detergent to a range of surfaces and it also comes with a brush attachment which is perfect for cleaning the car. 

Bosch AQT 37-13 Plus Pressure Washer under car cleaner

Another useful attachment included with the Bosch pressure washer, is the 90 degree nozzle, this makes cleaning awkward places, such as under wheel arches (as pictured above) much easier.

Bosch AQT 37-13 Plus Pressure Washer patio cleaner

Another great accessory which is included is the patio cleaner attachment, this makes cleaning patios and drives much faster and easier.

All these brilliant attachments means that this model is a true all-in-one pressure washer which is ready for tackling any cleaning jobs around the outside of your home.


Watch the Bosch AQT 37-13 in the video below


Important specifications

  • Max Bar Pressure: 130 bar
  • Working Bar pressure: 85 bar
  • Motor: 1700 watt
  • Max Flow Rate: 370 l/hr
  • Hoze Length: 6 meters
  • Water suction: Yes (This means it can be connected to a water butt)
  • Weight: 6.5kg

Negative points - Overall its fairly well built with no major problems, however the plastic connections don't seem as good as the ones some of the other manufactures supply. I did notice that people on the internet who made comments, had commented on the quality of the anti kink hose which is included. We do agree that there are much better hoses on the market, however we also think that the hose supplied with it is more than suitable.

Our recommendation - The Bosch AQT 37-13 Plus Pressure Washer is comparable to the K2 Pressure Washer by Karcher and the Nilfisk C120 6-6 PCAD Pressure Washer.

We think that Bosch could do much better with this jet wash, if we were to recommend a model in the same price range the Nilfisk C120 6-6 PCAD Pressure Washer would come out on top every time, its more powerful and the hose seems better quality. 

The Bosch model is not too bad, its just not up there with the best. One plus side it does have is that it comes with a 2 years warranty which is extended to 3 years by registering it online. The Nilfisk and Karcher only come with 2 years warranty.

Final Conclusion


Deciding which is the best pressure washer is no easy task, even after many hours of research, we really did struggle to find a clear winner. 

As we have all ready mentioned, it really does depend on what you intend to use it to clean and how often.

If there is one model we think would be suitable for nearly every situation it would have to be either the Karcher K4 Pressure Washer or Nilfisk E140 3-9 Washer.

The Karcher K4 is the winner of our 'Best Pick' and is around £100 cheaper, this makes it the clear winner when comparing prices. Its a real home designed machine, very easy to use, powerful, patented easy to use vario lance, easy plug in detergent system and all from a brand, home owners have come to know and trust and comes with 3 years warranty.

However, the Nilfisk E140 3-9 Pressure Washer is more of a professional design, comes with a much longer hose with an integrated reel, is slightly more powerful. However, you do pay more for the extra power and extra hose length. It comes with 2 years warranty and not 3 like the Karcher model.

If your looking for a cheaper model for cleaning smaller patios or driveways, bikes and your car, then the Karcher K2 is fantastic.

In truth we were happy with all the models we reviewed as they are have there advantages.

Kärcher K4 Full Control Pressure Washer - best pick
Kärcher K4 Full Control Pressure Washer wheels

OUR TOP PICK

Karcher K4 Pressure Washer

  • ?Perfect for a range of cleaning tasks from cleaning patios, driveways, bikes, garden furniture, cars and more
  • Powerful 1800w water cooled motor
  • Plug n Clean Detergent System ensures detergent can be replaced quickly with little effort
  • Full control vario lance with 3 pressure setting
  • Stable design with high impact wheels and telescopic handle for easy mobility and storage
  • 3 years warranty included

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