Test: Kärcher high-pressure cleaner K3 | Premium Power Control

Photo by the author

Dirk Re.

- € 32,09

The Kärcher high-pressure cleaner K3 is currently available from €184,99, with individual accessories being able to be purchased. Depending on the selection, the price increases up to €217. I tested the Kärcher high-pressure cleaner and report on my experiences.

Comparison of high-pressure cleaners

Kärcher high-pressure cleaner K 3 Power Control: Clever ...Kärcher high-pressure cleaner K 2 Power Control Home: Clever ...Kärcher high-pressure cleaner K 4 Power Control Home: Clever ...Kärcher high-pressure cleaner K 5 Power Control Home: Clever ...Kärcher high-pressure cleaner K 7 Premium Smart Control Home:...COOCHEER high pressure cleaner (1800W, Max. pressure: 160 bar, Max....Bosch pressure washer EasyAquatak 120 (1500 W, household and...Bosch UniversalAquatak 135 pressure washer (3-in-1 nozzle, ...
Kärcher high-pressure cleaner K 3 Power Control:...*Kärcher high-pressure cleaner K 2 Power Control Home:...*Kärcher high-pressure cleaner K 4 Power Control Home:...*Kärcher high-pressure cleaner K 5 Power Control Home:...*Kärcher high-pressure cleaner K 7 Premium Smart...*COOCHEER high pressure cleaner (1800W, Max. pressure: 160...*Bosch pressure washer EasyAquatak 120 (1500 W,...*Bosch high pressure cleaner UniversalAquatak 135 ... *
Amazon PrimeAmazon PrimeAmazon PrimeAmazon PrimeAmazon PrimeAmazon PrimeAmazon Prime
Buyer RatingsBuyer RatingsBuyer RatingsBuyer RatingsBuyer RatingsBuyer RatingsBuyer RatingsBuyer RatingsBuyer RatingsBuyer Ratings
Watch now!Watch now!Watch now!Watch now!Watch now!Watch now!Watch now!Watch now!
Last updated on [apn asin="B08R45KJYN" typ="state" false="unknown"] Links direct to Amazon.de | Source/Photo: Amazon API

First impression / accessories

At first glance, the pressure washer makes one sturdy and stable impression. The device with dimensions of approx. 34 x 28 x 68 cm and a weight of 8 kg also makes a clear appearance. The scope of delivery consists of the device itself three different essays for different surfaces. In addition to the pressure gun itself for large and large-scale work, there is also a brush for fine tiles and fine substrates and a smaller gun for smaller cleanings, for example on bicycles.

The Kärcher high-pressure cleaner K3 can be bought with an extra winding roll for the power cable, but in my test I used one without, since there is already a roll-up option on the side from the factory.

The operation of the high-pressure cleaner consists only of a water connection and a switch-on button. The pressure gun also has the option of adjusting the pressure individually Adjust the grill yourself to be able to.

Kärcher surface cleaner T-Racer T 5 (splash water protection, for...
Kärcher surface cleaner T-Racer T 5 (splash water protection, for...*
Compatible with high-pressure cleaners of classes K 2 to K 7; Scope of delivery: T 5 T-Racer surface cleaner with extension tube
104,11 €
- € 25,10
Kärcher hand-operated surface cleaner PS 30 power scrubber...
Kärcher hand-operated surface cleaner PS 30 power scrubber...*
Remove dirty water quickly and easily with the replaceable squeegee lip; Can be used with all Kärcher high-pressure cleaners...
54,99 € - € 25,10 29,89 € Amazon Prime

There is a large holder for the pressure gun, the other two attachments can also be hung in a device. However, I find this to be very shaky and unstable. During assembly, the brush kept falling out, so I initially put the two attachments that I don't use to one side.

The high-pressure cleaner K3 has a tank for cleaning supplies. This must be filled before the first use. The cleaning agent is not included in the scope of delivery and must be purchased separately from around €8.

Sometimes it can happen that the ½ inch connection does not fit, so you should check in advance whether an adapter might be needed.

Possibilities with the Kärcher high-pressure cleaner K3

The Kärcher high-pressure cleaner K3 offers one Variety of possible uses and can be used for different purposes.

The jet pipe itself has an adjustment option for the water pressure. This can be between 0 and 120 bar be regulated manually directly on the handle. The current water pressure is displayed visually using LED technology.

Kärcher itself offers one for the K3 model App at. This offers an all-round service including information about the device, the application and the Kärcher service portal.

The built-in cleaning tank allows you to switch between using the high-pressure function and the cleaning function. You do not need to change the jet tube for this. For example, a motorcycle can first be lathered and cleaned and then rinsed clear.

Different substrates and surfaces can be processed with the different attachments. The classic spray lance delivers the maximum water pressure and is suitable for larger or heavily soiled surfaces. This also includes paving stones and walls. The smaller gun can be used for smaller, finer jobs, such as cleaning Bicycles or Rims be used. for cleaning tiles, terrace slabs or similar sensitive surfaces, the attachment with the brush can be used. By rotating, it cleans gently and does not cause any damage.

- € 32,09

The first use | Quality assessment

After I filled the cleaning agent tank with the appropriate liquid, connected the water hose and set the spray lance to medium strength, I was finally able to get started. I first worked on paving stones in the garden, as they are infested with green covering over the winter.

After switching on for the first test I have one right away strong water pressure felt. The pressure washer is however but quite loud, which seems understandable due to the enormous performance and the pressure to be formed.

In my opinion, the jet pipe is very well made, the water jet is focused on one point on the ground, creating a great cleaning is made possible. I was able to clean the stones from plaque in a pleasant way. Now I have changed the jet strength, which is actually possible directly on the handle. But for stubborn dirt on the stones, I also had to activate the highest level. I also noticed that the spray lance could be a little longer, since longer work is quickly on your back.

What I noticed during the test is that the water sprayed heavily in all directions and thus also Walls and windows soiled. There is a so-called splash guard from Kärcher, but this has to be bought separately.

Next I have mine Bicycle cleaned. I used the smaller pistol for this. For this cleaning, I first used the cleaning agent and then rinsed it clear with water. The dirt was easy to remove, even if it wasn't too stubborn.

Overall, the Kärcher high-pressure cleaner K3 delivered a great result, stones and walls were sprayed very clean.

The App I've looked at it, but I couldn't find any added value.

Videos | Karcher high-pressure cleaner K3

High-pressure cleaner in the test (Kärcher K3 Full Control).
- € 32,09

Advantages and disadvantages Karcher high-pressure cleaner K3

Benefits

  • Great cleaning result
  • Adjustable water pressure
  • Can be used individually thanks to various attachments
  • Easy handling

Disadvantages

  • Increased noise level
  • Lance quite short (danger of back pain)
  • No protection against water splashes

Conclusion: Karcher high-pressure cleaner K3

As a result, it can be judged that the Kärcher K3 pressure washer – here the Premium Power Control model – achieved a very good cleaning. Numerous substrates can be processed and cleaned using different attachments. The adjustable water pressure directly on the handle allows for an uninterrupted process.

Only a splash guard would be desirable, so that surrounding buildings don't get splashed.

The price of €184,99 is in line with the market and compared to other manufacturers, such as Oasser or Coocheer, in the comparable segment.

So if you are looking for a reliable high-pressure cleaner, you will do everything right with this model.

- € 32,09

Recommended reading: Pressure washer from Bosch buying guide here!

Discover the top 10 of the best and best-selling pressure washer products in 2024 on honest tests. We show a selection of the most popular items that have great customer reviews and value for money. Find the perfect pressure washer product for your needs now!

Top 10🔥Offers🔥 🆕Online
- € 4,00Services
Kärcher high-pressure cleaner K 2 Universal Edition (pressure: 110 bar,...
Kärcher high-pressure cleaner K 2 Universal Edition (pressure: 110 bar,...*
Weighing just 3 kg, it is even easier and more convenient to transport
74,99 € - € 4,00 70,99 € Amazon Prime
- € 21,48Services
Bosch UniversalAquatak 125 pressure washer (3-in-1 nozzle, ...
Bosch high-pressure cleaner UniversalAquatak 125 (3-in-1 nozzle, ... *
Easy installation thanks to quick connections .; Auto suction function: enables the use of water from rain barrels.
189,99 € - € 21,48 168,51 €
- € 32,09Services
- € 90,99Services
- € 27,85Services
Bosch high pressure cleaner EasyAquatak 110 (3x nozzle, ...
Bosch high-pressure cleaner EasyAquatak 110 (3x nozzle,...*
The tools from Bosch – The handy helpers for all small projects; The compact pressure washer Aquatak 110...
119,99 € - € 27,85 92,14 € Amazon Prime
New!
Colcolo Pressure Washer Spray Nozzle Car Wash Nozzle...
Colcolo pressure washer spray nozzle, car wash nozzle,...*
【Product Type】: 1/4 pressure washer spray nozzle.; 【Package includes】: 1 car washer nozzle.
11,99 €
New!
perfk high-pressure cleaner spray,...
perfk high-pressure cleaner spray,...*
【Product Type】: 1/4 pressure washer spray nozzle.; 【Package includes】: 1 car washer nozzle.
18,49 €

Reading tips: coole DIY Projects | Fitness | You like product testing read?


* Product images & links | Source: Amazon PA API | Last update on 26.05.2024/XNUMX/XNUMX | * = Affiliate links | Prices quoted on this website may have changed. The actual price of a product can be found on the seller's website. Real-time updates are technically not possible. Prices including VAT plus shipping costs


 

Leave a Comment